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Some AvA Tank Builds

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DeaconGrim
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Posted On: 12/30/2015 at 02:32 PM
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Replied On: 01/06/2016 at 09:51 PM PST

This info has been pretty valuable while trying to figure out what to do with my DK, so thank you Deacon!

Although, I am far from 1vX. (..very far)

 

I do like to have a heal bar also, since I haven't really figured out how to fight more than 1-2 people on my own. When its a zerg, I get so lost on who to even attack (if the lag hasn't killed me), that I end up feeling like healing is the safer bet for me. Once I get more comfortable, I'm hoping to have less heals on my 2nd bar.

I am working with this atm, but again I am only vr6 on my DK. (still need to finish silver/gold)

BAR1 - (SnB) Talons or Eruption, Whip, Igneous Shield, Invasion, Engulfing Flames  U- Take Flight. (Might switch if I go Vamp)

BAR2 - (Resto) Healing Springs, DFS (wings), Mutagen, Healing Ward, Purge  U- Shatter Soul/ Meteor (Take Flight here if Vamp)

 

I started this DK with the intent to be a magicka DPS/oddball healer, knowing full well some groups may only want/need a Templar healer. I know magicka DK's are not the popular choice these days, but I like them. =)

I have also been watching some video's from Etaniel to get ideas.

Etaniel Magicka DK

 

I have a variety of monster helms, but as far as I can tell these builds either do not use or do not indicate.  Since I am new to PvP, I welcome any feedback. Do you (or any other pvp'ers) have any recommendations?

 

 



» Edited on: 2016-01-06 21:54:02

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Doreth
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Replied On: 01/08/2016 at 05:41 AM PST

i run a magicka dk and trust me although dps int the highest beaus of my race.  i can dish out massive healing and dmg mitigation and cc...  if groups dont want you bcause you run a support dk then you shoudl find a group that have better heads on there shoulders

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Replied On: 01/08/2016 at 06:14 AM PST

Grouping is never a problem with Gaiscioch, since they try to include everyone. =)  

When I started this DK, I knew I would need to PVP in order to open up some of the skills I wanted for healing. It's the PVE healing (gold keys, trials, etc.) that can get tricky, since most tanks need shards and repentance after the stam/block nerf. If I run with a magicka Templar that can slot those... well that just might be a really interesting/good PVE group.

 

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DeaconGrim
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Replied On: 01/09/2016 at 04:57 PM PST

It seems tank DK's need one of three types of damage mitigation:

 

1) Blocking (stack block reduction cost through CP's, skills, and glyphs),

2) Shields through stacking of Igneous Shield/Fragmented Shield, Hardened Armor (think it's a 3.5 sec shield), and Healing Ward, or

3) Health Regeneration through armor sets, racial passives, CP's and the Steed Mundus stone.

 

The Health Regen build has been my favorite so far. Though I haven't quite hit as high as some with health regen (my stam DK is currently v3), but I've heard of some stam DK's getting close to 4k health regen in bursts, particularly using Orgnum's Scale and when their health drops below 50%.

 

If you go stamina DK, use Unstable Flame, as it's one of the best DOTs in game. I've had some fun dropping Dragon Fire Scale (wings) for the 1h+shield reflect skill Defensive Stance because most enemies don't recognize the animation unlike the obvious flappy-flappy tell oof DFS. It's also good in that it stuns the enemy when you reflect the spell onto them.

I've put my magicka DK aside for awhile, but I may bring him back out and try out a few things. I've been more playing around with my non-vet magicka NB in AvA, leveling my stam DK, or still figuring out stamina Templar on my main (yes, I switched to stam again and am dedicated to making it work this time - don't worry, I have another magicka Templar at v1).

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