DK End-Game Main Tanking Guide and Build for HotR

  1. Member Avatar
    aagobbo

    Scamp

    Total Posts: 5

    So, what changes are necessaries for PUGs? Cause I do it sometimes. I mostly play with my friend, he has a healer and a DPS. We don’t do trials cause we are not even near to finish our builds.

  2. Profile Photo
    Liofa

    Adept

    Total Posts: 182

    Dunmer Dragonknight

    aagobbo said on July 17, 2017 :

    So, what changes are necessaries for PUGs? Cause I do it sometimes. I mostly play with my friend, he has a healer and a DPS. We don’t do trials cause we are not even near to finish our builds.

    You want to be little bit selfish if you are looking to tank pledges with a PUG . Important thing is , this build increases group damage by a percentage . That means , if damage is low , this build will do less benefit . There are a lot of pledge tanking builds out there . Just take a look at them at do whatever you like . Pledges don’t matter much , you can complete them with whatever build .

  3. Member Avatar
    aagobbo

    Scamp

    Total Posts: 5

    Thanks for the fast reply, you’re very kind

  4. Member Avatar
    aagobbo

    Scamp

    Total Posts: 5

    Me again :D

     

    Why no Expert Defender? Reduce heavy attacks does not help?

  5. Profile Photo
    Liofa

    Adept

    Total Posts: 182

    Dunmer Dragonknight

    aagobbo said on July 18, 2017 :

    Me again

    Why no Expert Defender? Reduce heavy attacks does not help?

    Hey . I don’t know if you noticed , when a boss does a ”light attack” or ”heavy attack” to you , it doesn’t say light/heavy attack . For example , when an add with a sword hits you , it says ”Strike” . It doesn’t say ”light attack” . Adds that use 2hander does ”Uppercut” as their heavy attack . On the other hand , if you get hit by a player , using an actual light attack , your death recap will show it as ”light attack” . Even if some adds are actually doing light/heavy attacks , just because all bosses and special adds have their own named attacks , I don’t think it is worthy to invest to reduce damage from small adds that die in few seconds . For this reason , I think Expert Defender is a PvP oriented CP , not PvE . Hope I could explain properly ^^

  6. Member Avatar
    aagobbo

    Scamp

    Total Posts: 5

    It makes sense. Thanks again!

  7. Profile Photo
    Patriarch

    Novice

    Total Posts: 19

    Hey, @Liofa.

    How much up-time do you typically have on Elude?

  8. Profile Photo
    Liofa

    Adept

    Total Posts: 182

    Dunmer Dragonknight

    Patriarch said on July 19, 2017 :

    Hey, @Liofa.

    How much up-time do you typically have on Elude?

    100% mostly . Depends on the fight . For example , on vHoF last boss , there is no need to use Elude as there are almost no hits incoming other than boss itself and I roll dodge those anyways . So I don’t even slot it . If there is a case like that one , I don’t bother slotting it . Other than that , as I said , 100% uptime .

  9. Profile Photo
    Personofsecrets

    Journeyman

    Total Posts: 59

    Orc Dragonknight

    Do you still believe Alkosh and Torug’s Pact to be providing less DPS than Tava’s Favor?

    Do you have some formal math, even if it is based on estimation, as proof?

  10. Profile Photo
    Personofsecrets

    Journeyman

    Total Posts: 59

    Orc Dragonknight

    Also, can you believe that the fools buffed decisive?

  11. Profile Photo
    Liofa

    Adept

    Total Posts: 182

    Dunmer Dragonknight

    Personofsecrets said on August 24, 2017 :

    Do you still believe Alkosh and Torug’s Pact to be providing less DPS than Tava’s Favor?

    Do you have some formal math, even if it is based on estimation, as proof?

    Well , that was before HotR . Now that penetration is nerfed to the ground , tanks reducing armor is more valuable than ever . On live server , I tried to make Alkosh work but it is just too unreliable . Synergies do not work . Even in a stack and burn fight such as Storm Atro , I didn’t get more than 3 synergies , Alkosh was really low uptime . That was only me using it . I was even running around to catch some synergies but it just didn’t work .

    In live server , I am using Torug’s + Ebon + BS . Much easier to keep Crusher up . It is reliable , doesn’t depend on anything . I wanted to update build but still trying out different stuff . Horny Tank still viable and strong but when I tried Torug’s , there was a noticible DPS difference . Group needs penetration .

    Personofsecrets said on August 24, 2017 :

    Also, can you believe that the fools buffed decisive?

    Yeah I know :D It is very strong right now . Even some PvP DPS builds are using it and they are very good .

  12. Profile Photo
    Personofsecrets

    Journeyman

    Total Posts: 59

    Orc Dragonknight

    Thank you for the update.

    For your Alkosh testing did you try to have your DPS place their Synergy effects near you?

    I too noticed that, for some reason it is hard to get synergies. We all know that they are inconsistent to find and activate, but it also just seems like there are less around now.

  13. Profile Photo
    Personofsecrets

    Journeyman

    Total Posts: 59

    Orc Dragonknight

    Do you think that Powerful Assault may be viable to use while combining it with Blood Altar?

    Specifically, there are some fights where people do not like to use pets as the extra body causes some problems do to mechanics. Maybe PA becomes more viable on those fights.

  14. Profile Photo
    Liofa

    Adept

    Total Posts: 182

    Dunmer Dragonknight

    Personofsecrets said on August 25, 2017 :

    Do you think that Powerful Assault may be viable to use while combining it with Blood Altar?

    Specifically, there are some fights where people do not like to use pets as the extra body causes some problems do to mechanics. Maybe PA becomes more viable on those fights.

    I never liked PA because of a certain reason . When I look at my Combat Metrics , I have 50-70% uptime and my DDs have 10-20% . Some of them don’t even get it .

  15. Profile Photo
    Personofsecrets

    Journeyman

    Total Posts: 59

    Orc Dragonknight

    Do you ever stream? It would be great to watch.

  16. Profile Photo
    Liofa

    Adept

    Total Posts: 182

    Dunmer Dragonknight

    Personofsecrets said on August 26, 2017 :

    Do you ever stream? It would be great to watch.

    I rarely stream but still , here you go : https://www.twitch.tv/liofatr

  17. Profile Photo
    Personofsecrets

    Journeyman

    Total Posts: 59

    Orc Dragonknight

    I really have to be careful with dual wield! Some of these enemies hit much harder than I thought!

  18. Member Avatar
    ToxicEnigma

    Novice

    Total Posts: 10

    Ebonheart

    Thanks for putting this together. I have been looking at a few builds for different classes, after being away for a long time, and I think I would love this build for my DK. Also, cheers on your YouTube channel.

  19. Profile Photo
    Liofa

    Adept

    Total Posts: 182

    Dunmer Dragonknight

    M4Y0219 said on September 12, 2017 :

    Thanks for putting this together. I have been looking at a few builds for different classes, after being away for a long time, and I think I would love this build for my DK. Also, cheers on your YouTube channel.

    Thanks ! Even though I don’t run this build anymore , it is still good and easy to play :) Hope you have fun with it ^^

  20. Profile Photo
    Liofa

    Adept

    Total Posts: 182

    Dunmer Dragonknight

    Build updated for Horns of the Reach . Build video incoming soon :)

Reply To "DK End-Game Main Tanking Guide and Build for HotR"

You are not currently logged in. You must log in before replying to this topic.