Looking over the builds in this forum 99% of them involve 2+ levels in an evasion granting class.
My question is this... "Is it possible to build a strong (read Survivable) Tank (Paladin or Fighter) without splashing into monk or rogue for evasion?"
My theory is that evasion = 0 damage from traps and spells but if you can reduce the damage some other way (resistances, absorption) and simply avoid traps.
My tester for this would be Enter the Kobold end fight. Currently the only way to easily survive this encounter is to have someone with evasion take on the boss while the non-evasive party members range from the hallway. I would like to know if there's a chance for a tank to engage this boss without evasion and still win the day.