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    I'm new to DDO and I need help with a couple of things:

    1) Is there a pure fighter build that I can use to solo effectively with a Cleric hireling?

    2) In groups, will a fighter be expected to tank often? Is tanking difficult in DDO? Is it even needed?

    Thanks!
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    "Tanking" in the conventional MMO sense is largely unnecessary in DDO. Aggro management in DDO is a lot more complicated and chaotic than it is other MMOs, IMHO; and most of the time you're better off focusing on DPS. But if you're still interested in a S&B build, have a look at my Dwarven Defender and Sacred Defender threads.

    Several of the builds in my signature are intended to be new-player-friendly. Also check out EllisDee37's builds.
    Revisiting the Classics: Axesinger / Dwarven Defender / Drow Ninja / Drow Paladin / Elven Ranger / Monkcher / Sacred Vanguard
    Other build threads: Cleric Domains / Kundarak Brigade / Iconic Builds
    My Build Index: a Motley Menagerie of Original Rapscallions, Pugilists, and Gimps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unbongwah View Post
    "Tanking" in the conventional MMO sense is largely unnecessary in DDO. Aggro management in DDO is a lot more complicated and chaotic than it is other MMOs, IMHO; and most of the time you're better off focusing on DPS. But if you're still interested in a S&B build, have a look at my Dwarven Defender and Sacred Defender threads.

    Several of the builds in my signature are intended to be new-player-friendly. Also check out EllisDee37's builds.
    Thanks! Would the Dwarven Defender be OK for soloing with a Cleric hireling?

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    Yes, although pure fighters have some key weaknesses: namely low Reflex & Will saves (traps & spells can do a lot a dmg, esp. on Elite), no Evasion, and no self-healing nor self-buffing.

    My Dwarven Defender is currently sitting at lvl 28, doing some gear farming etc. before I ER then HTR. I had a lot of fun, but if I had to do it all over again, I'd probably do ftr 18 / pal 2 (Div Grace); or I'd take the Kensei capstone instead to be more DPS-focused (which req's tweaking my feats too). I've also got some ideas for builds with a heavy FvS splash for Warpriest + Shield of Condemnation (AoV).
    Revisiting the Classics: Axesinger / Dwarven Defender / Drow Ninja / Drow Paladin / Elven Ranger / Monkcher / Sacred Vanguard
    Other build threads: Cleric Domains / Kundarak Brigade / Iconic Builds
    My Build Index: a Motley Menagerie of Original Rapscallions, Pugilists, and Gimps!

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