Hello everyone . I am so glad to share my Warden tank build at last . I've been doing so many tests and runs with this character and finally reached the point where I want to be . This build completed every trial in this game and proven to be capable of tanking every boss . This thread will be just a summary of what I use and short explanation of skills . If you want to go deeper into how to play this build and why I chose this setup , you'll have to watch my build video . It is a long one so I really cannot write down everything in this thread ^^
Buffed with Tri-Stat food and using Atronach Stone . You can see how I spread my attributes , race choice and all the stats etc. in the screenshot . Tri-stat potion is not active .
5 Ebon Armory : The classic 5 piece set that every tank in this game should have in their inventory . Grants a lot of Health to your allies .
Chest , Legs , Hands , Waist , Feet ( Sturdy / Heavy ) : Tri-Stat Enchants
5 Roar of Alkosh : Hands down the best armor reduction set . Very noticable difference in DPS while fighting trash packs .
x3 Jewelry ( Robust ) : Shield-Play Enchants , Sword ( Infused / Front Bar ) : Crusher , Shield ( Sturdy / Front Bar ) : Health , Lightning Staff ( Infused / Back Bar ) : Weakening
2 Lord Warden : Now that it's radius is buffed , it became very useful . Grants about 3.8k resistances to all allies in range .
Head , Shoulder ( Sturdy / Heavy ) : Tri-Stat Enchants
Front Bar :
1- Pierce Armor : Main taunt skill .
2- Heroic Slash : Grants Minor Heroism and applies Minor Maim .
3- Leeching Vines : Applies Minor Lifesteal and our main source of sustain . Procs Nature's Gift passive .
4- Bull Netch : One of our ways to sustain Stamina and regain Ultimate with the Savage Beast passive .
5- Flex Spot :
Shimmering Shield : Insane shielding against projectiles and grants Major Heroism .
Gripping Shards : If you need an AOE root .
Absorb Magic : Only for Rakkhat .
Shielded Assault : Only for Assembly General .
Elusive Mist : Only for 4th boss in vHoF .
Structured Entropy : If you feel like you need more Max HP .
Resolving Vigor : If you need some self-healing while away from group .
Efficent Purge : Whenever there is something to purge .
Ultimate : Aggressive Horn : Hands down the best ultimate to use as a tank .
Back Bar :
1- Deceptive Predator : 14 seconds of Major Expedition and procs Flourish passive .
2- Inner Rage : Ranged taunt .
3- Ice Fortress : Use this until Expansive Frost Cloak is fixed .
4- Elemental Blockade : Gets higher uptime our enchants and contributes to Off-Balance uptime .
5- Flex Spot :
Shimmering Shield : Can be used on off-bar .
Efficent Purge : Can be used on off-bar .
Frozen Device : Best gathering skill in the game . Faster than chains , applies Major Maim . Can be used as a 34 second duration trap and can still be cast on enemies even if there is an another enemy between you and your target . Has higher range .
Crushing Shock : 28 meters ranged interrupt . Also applies Off-Balance .
Ring of Preservation : Applies Minor Protection , Minor Endurance and 20% Roll Dodge cost reduction to all allies inside .
Energy Orb : Best skill to use if your group isn't comfortable with Warhorns and having downtime on it . Procs Muturation passive to keep Max Health buff up .
Retreating Maneuver : Speed buff for everyone .
Red : 66 Ironclad , 56 Hardy , 56 Elemental Defender , 37 Thick Skinned , 15 Quick Recovery
Blue : 100 Blessed , 100 Elfborn , 30 Elemental Expert
Green : 28 Warlord , 9 Sprinter , 3 Bashing Focus , 59 Arcanist , 56 Tumbling , 75 Shadow Ward
That's pretty much all . As I said , if you want to know more or have any questions , check out my video or just drop a comment here . You can reach me in-game , @LiofaTR , I am playing on PC EU server . After playing a DK tank for long time , I must say , Warden tank is so refreshing and fun to play . I am mastering this class by the day and I am being more and more comfortable with it . I'll probably make another theorycrafting discussion video about Warden and Dragonknight tanking , advantages and disadvantages for both etc. Should be fun :) Anyways , hope you like my build , enjoy !