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Zerk vs Warrior as Secondary Tank

edited July 2016 in PvE Discussion
Well, I started to wondering which of these classes are better for this purpose. F.e.: You have training run for Lancer/Brawler (let it be for your guild, friend list, random place in Tera) and you don't want to bring 2 Tanks, cause it'd lower your party dps, but if tank won't be able to stay alive, you want to have someone who can tank boss. Which class, Zer or Warrior would be better in situations like that?

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  • CezzareCezzare ✭✭✭
    Warrior has the advantage of having Infuriate and a couple of debuffs, that might help to boost DPS on order to finish the fight quickly; warriors also have a couple of skills that generate aggro while in D-Stance, provided the player is familiar with tanking he/she should be able to get aggro back if they lose it during the rest of the fight. However, keep in mind using Infuriate will render the warrior unable to change back to A-Stance again, so you might as well let the dead tank on the ground until the fight is over.

    If your idea is just to hold the boss back while the healer gets the other tank back up then zerker might be a good choice too, they generate aggro pssively and can block almost permamently.
  • AikenXPAikenXP
    edited July 2016
    Basically idea is to do a little of both, hold boss while ressing tank, but tank it till the end if Lancer/Brawler will really suck xD
  • NopiNopi ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'd say warrior. They have a better toolkit than zerk and the new patch makes them generate more aggro than before. Also, because of more i-frames, and the game being more i-frame friendly with every major patch, warrior beats zerker in that regard too. Lastly, warrior is more mobile, allowing him to pursue the boss if the ninja behind steals aggro through a well placed avalanche.
  • FelipeThomazFelipeThomaz ✭✭
    edited July 2016
    Both are great as off tanks. Warrior has a slightly better debuff and some extra features like shadows better mobility and stuff... But it's complex. Warrior tank rotations are the hardest tank rotations to make, and they are not the same as the dps ones.
    Zerk has less skills and weaker debuff, but easier gameplay.
  • NopiNopi ✭✭✭✭✭
    One thing now. When warrior uses infuriate in D stance, he gets a 3 minute CD on BOTH stances. Means, don't die for 3 minutes. If you do, your warrior will be dead weight for that long.
  • SylvietteSylviette ✭✭✭
    Why do people join training run with "we should clear this dungeon as fast as possible" in mind ?
    If you're doing training run, don't bother with party's dps. There's no point if whoever you want to train can't get much practice because of all the dps carry. Let him practice as much as possible, and rez him while dps kiting around, rise and repeat even if you wipe. After you deemed your party just want to clear the dungeon, swap the tank out. For that, any dps classes work, not just whichever can block/tank.

    If you just want to clear a dungeon with inexperienced tank, grab warrior, and tell the tank to go backcrit with an eclipse pot.
  • dinnersdinners ✭✭✭
    Both is about same. But, zerker tank is easier and zerker tank's holding agro is highest among all tank class.

    Zerker tank can't infuriate. Zerker tank can't dps as much as lancer and brawler.

    If you want just holding agro. Zerker tank is much easier than War. But, you need real tank for SSHM.
  • clfarron4clfarron4 ✭✭✭✭
    Warrior has a slightly better debuff and some extra features like shadows better mobility and stuff... But it's complex. Warrior tank rotations are the hardest tank rotations to make, and they are not the same as the dps ones.

    Cross Parry -> Blade Draw resets :) These things literally throw any concept of a "rotation" out of the window.
  • lol Exactly.
    Get the min-max warriors guide by Bernkastel and remake those diagrams at "rotations continued" using cross parry -> blade draw as a starter... And watching the boss mechanics to parry again, for sure.
    It's really easy! (No it's not, i'm just cheering you up lol...)
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