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Rolling with the Tanks - Dire Lord, Warrior & Paladin - Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen - MMORPG.com

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imageRolling with the Tanks - Dire Lord, Warrior & Paladin - Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen - MMORPG.com

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen News - The Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen site has been updated to provide more information about the tanks that will be present in the game. Tanks come in three flavors: Dire Lord, Warrior and Paladin. Readers will learn more information about class armor, weapons used, abilities, and see the class symbol and artwork for each.

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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 5,719
    Awesome. Thanks for the heads up on the update.
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  • LtldoggLtldogg Member UncommonPosts: 269
    Great stuff, I want more!
    Thupli
  • ChaserzChaserz Member UncommonPosts: 229
    Very nice. Many distinct classes, as always.
  • wormedwormed Member UncommonPosts: 470
    I want to play this very badly but I worry that if its release date will be 2020, it won't survive the timeframe.
  • chrisapete123chrisapete123 Member UncommonPosts: 23
    Tanks are the most important classes in MMORPGs or RPGs!!! My most favorite classes!!
  • WellspringWellspring Member EpicPosts: 1,200

    wormed said:

    I want to play this very badly but I worry that if its release date will be 2020, it won't survive the timeframe.



    On the other hand, it certainly won't survive if it's released prematurely.

    The wait sucks, but is a necessary evil.
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  • DauzqulDauzqul Member RarePosts: 1,980
    A female with actual armor on? What is this?!?!?
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  • syeekcosyeekco Member UncommonPosts: 27
    Super Excited about this game!
  • Thunder073Thunder073 Member UncommonPosts: 108
    The Paladin and Warrior sound well thought out and amazing. The Dire Lord however is a huge miss IMHO... I think a lot of people were expecting it to be similar to a Shadow Knight. Instead we have an uncomfortable melee blood transfusion specialist...
  • bng28bng28 Member UncommonPosts: 45


    The Paladin and Warrior sound well thought out and amazing. The Dire Lord however is a huge miss IMHO... I think a lot of people were expecting it to be similar to a Shadow Knight. Instead we have an uncomfortable melee blood transfusion specialist...



    Don't get caught up in this being an EQ clone.. it's a spiritual successor, I believe there was a vanguard class that played very close to this. I wouldn't say it's a miss, Noone has played the class.. and if they have, they can't tell you about it yet.
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    Dauzqul said:
    A female with actual armor on? What is this?!?!?
    I call bullshit. We all know that women were never ever ever combatants ever (#NotMyBattlefield amirite??), but EVEN IF THEY WERE...  We all know they'd have to do it with middrifts exposed and in heels.
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  • XarkoXarko Member RarePosts: 1,129



    Dauzqul said:

    A female with actual armor on? What is this?!?!?


    I call bullshit. We all know that women were never ever ever combatants ever (#NotMyBattlefield amirite??), but EVEN IF THEY WERE...  We all know they'd have to do it with middrifts exposed and in heels.



    This is crazy. Whats next? Letting women moderate forums and write articles?
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  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 3,432
    Dauzqul said:
    A female with actual armor on? What is this?!?!?
    I call bullshit. We all know that women were never ever ever combatants ever (#NotMyBattlefield amirite??), but EVEN IF THEY WERE...  We all know they'd have to do it with middrifts exposed and in heels.
    And no exposed cleavage?!?! This is an insult!
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  • XiaokiXiaoki Member RarePosts: 3,250
    edited June 2018
    Dire Lord is definitely the tank that I would play.

    Lets see - a blood themed evil tank that cant use a shield, can use 2 hand weapons and specializes in self healing and mitigating magic attacks.

    Hmmm. Sounds a lot like a Blood Death Knight from WoW.

    Hopefully, the Dire Lord doesnt have the same drawbacks as WoWs DK.

    The first thing developers do to make raid bosses harder is by giving them more health and do more damage. Several times now in the end of expansion raids the Death Knight was at a severe disadvantage compared to the board and sword tanks because the DK had less armor which was a consequence of having a lot of self healing. Which meant that the DK was couldnt take the increased damage from the new raids bosses as well and their self healing didnt compensate. Blizzard had to buff the DK in these instances just so they wouldnt die to auto attacks and this has led to a roller coaster ride of ups and downs with the DK going from the worst tank to the best tank and back constantly over the years.

    And this is where the Dire Lord comes in, who can only wear up to Chain Mail armor. The Warrior and Paladin can both use Full Plate armor and shields which will give them a lot more armor than the Dire Lord. Lots of self healing and more DPS from a 2 hand weapon is great for dungeon but doesnt help much in raids because of the huge increase of damage received from physical attacks.

    Recently, in WoW Legion they introduced another tank that specializes in self healing and mitigating magic damage with the Demon Hunter but the are having problems with the most difficult raid bosses because their self healing isnt compensating for the increased damage they take. Yeah, its like Blizzard didnt learn their lesson.

    I hope Virtual Realms is ready to tackle this head on because balancing the self healing tank is no easy task.

    But, these are just the rambling thoughts of someone that always gravitates to the self healing tank only to get burned.
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  • KumaponKumapon Member RarePosts: 1,243
    I am really excited for Pantheon.

    The Warrior sounds like it will be the main tank for most fights. Paladin the all around tank, and Dire Lord as more of a speed tank (this is assuming that he will be more offensive).
  • killahhkillahh Member UncommonPosts: 440
    hopefully it will release soon, seems to have been in dev far too long already, least imho

    over 20 years of mmorpg's and counting...

  • XarkoXarko Member RarePosts: 1,129

    killahh said:

    hopefully it will release soon, seems to have been in dev far too long already, least imho



    Thats the "problem" of kickstarter games. You know about their existence from the very beginning and then it seeems like eternity for them to release. Especially since the big publishers now try to keep things under wraps as long as possible to reduce the feel of waiting to year or less.

    There are at least another 2 good years ahead before Pantheon is ready.
  • LackingMMOLackingMMO Member RarePosts: 437
    I still don't know which race/class combo I want to play. Always played as a MT usually in a raid/part time raid guild. Did Barbarian warrior in eq and Barbarian guardian in eq2.. Need to figure out which race is similar to barbarians and figure out which is going to be the MT in this game. Seems like warrior will be it but Dire Lord sounds really cool.
  • sakersaker Member UncommonPosts: 1,239
    bring on the Magician!, er... I men the "Summoner"!!!, need those elemental pets!
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