View Full Version : Fighter Sword-n-board question

06-12-2011, 12:03 PM
Right now I'm playing a new WF fighter, sword-n-board, and having fun with it. The few times I am hit my dr reduces it, tower shield, plus shield mastery seems to do decent damage for now. Just wondering when the racial DR and AC will become mostly meaningless and I'll need to respec...

06-12-2011, 12:06 PM
12-14 is usually the point where you either have to solely concentrate on AC or forget it. (DR is always good, but most people will recommend you use TWF / THF instead of using shields)

06-12-2011, 02:24 PM
Yeah, Gianthold is considered the make-or-break point for an up-n-coming AC tank; that's when you really need to get serious about your gear. I prefer tank builds which don't sacrifice much DPS and are able to switch between Kensai & SD; basically, you level up as a DPS build until you have the gear to support AC tanking to switch. [Or alternatively, start out SD, switch to Kensai if & when your AC lags too far behind, then switch back.]