So I've just started up with Archeage and have a core group of about
8 friends who I'm playing with and will be with for a good deal of time.
We all intend to group pvp, and group open world pvp. Most of whom
will be playing ranged caster classes. My thought, since I really really
like tanking is to utilize a viable tanking build for pvp. I have read that
tanks are a no go in pvp especially group pvp. Am curious however.
Upon reading I've found a build that seems potentially quite viable
and very effective given my circumstances as having a core group
to group pvp with. The build is called Tombwarden on the US and EU
servers. The build is Auramancy-Defense-Songcraft.
My thoughts are that any build in pvp, generally, that can survive
burst damage and make it to the other group, is potentially viable.
The abilities of the 3 tree's seem to have good synergy and appear
to play off of one another specifically Auramancy and Songcraft.
The CC and Mass debuff/battleflow seems very useful especially
with a barrage of incoming spells and aoe damage from the supporting
group. The defense is essentially thrown in for surviveability in making
it through that first series of burst dps to the "front lines".
Any thoughts/feedback? I am undecided on plate or light armor.
I'm leaning toward light armor for more spell resistance as I assume
most people will be playing caster classes.