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I'm seeking what people think on how well either Swordmaster or Ironbreaker are if they're specced / geared towards defense & tanking.
My original toon is a Swordmaster, originally geared towards Greatswords. I switched her to tanking since at the time, Order tanks on my server were practically unheard of.
But things have changed recently. I've been seeing more Ironbreakers, specifically towards the tanking aspect. My Swordmaster could do alright with defense, but after rolling an Ironbreaker myself and looking at the skills they have, I began to wonder why should I even go defense with my Swordmaster, since I mainly did so for PvP? SM's just seem so subpar on defense in comparison.
I've become more and more impressed with Ironbreaker defense after seeing them in later actions.
Do SM's and IB's even out on defense / tanking at higher levels? Or do IB's keep that defense edge?
"I have only two out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (First Lieutenant Clifton B. Cates, US Marine Corps, Soissons, 19 July 1918)