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#1 Aug 28 2008 at 10:31 AM Rating: Good
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I have NIN to 75 and PLD to 61, so I can bring either one to everything up through Ultima/Omega...

I've found good uses to both and really don't want to get into the merits of which is a better tank overall as I know they're both situational...however...

CoP fights are pretty static...what I'm looking for is an idea of what upcoming fights would prefer a PLD vs. NIN tank if at all possible. It's quite possible that the answer is "they both are equal", and so be it...but I for one was glad I was on PLD for Ouryu, even though NIN's I'm sure can do it.

Old Professor in Sacrarium - I would have figured PLD would be better for Undead Killer alone, but I read a lot about NIN's being best for the NM himself

I haven't looked past that, but I know ahead I've got Promy Vahzl, Three Forks and One to be Feared. Thoughts on those as well?

Thanks :)
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#2 Aug 28 2008 at 2:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Doesn't really matter, I've done all the COP fights multiple times now. The only slight favor goes to Ninja at Cap 40, just because of the Wheel and being able to hurt mobs with magic and melee daamage. Paladin gets a nudge if your group is lacking a bit of healing power since Pld can actually heal other people (sorry just played with quite a few Pld who seem to think cure is self target only)

I used to say depends on your refresh/support source. Pld paired with Rdm or Ninja paired with Bard. but with Piantissmo(bad SP) now the bard can keep double melee songs up and still give the pld some Ballad love.

#3 Sep 07 2008 at 2:31 PM Rating: Good
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It's probably best to bring both a NIN and a PLD to each mission 40 and up. 2 tanks means both have to die before anyone else, and no matter which tank is better, you have it. Plus a NIN and PLD combo does as much damage as tank+DD, and tanks better than a tank+DD combo too. (except maybe snoll tzar.)

Though if you gotta pick just one, probably PLD. There's a lot of AOE's, multihits, and moves that simply bypass shadows in COP missions. (And terror and petrification outright kills NIN.)

Old professor. Either one really. PLD can shield bash spells, NIN can absorb them with shadows. NIN can Ni nuke, PLD can cure, about equal. He's a pussey so long as you can handle the two students.

Promy Vhazl. Lots of AOE's from the bosses, a couple multihits, and the fact that there's multiple enemies puts PLD ahead. Plus invincible's a life saver.

Three forks is up in the air due to stratagy. Mithran trackers AOE/astral flow killed= PLD for invincible-> aoe kill, one at a time it's a tie. Snoll it can be either, PLD to hold hate with invincible so you can cram more DD in, or NIN so the tank does some damage, too. Depends how you're killing it. Moblins, everyone soloing/kiting one NIN wins, supertanking or kiting all of them and killing one by one PLD wins. (well BST wins for kiting, but meh.) All basicly depends on your stratagy.

One to be feared, preferably both, since they're about equal on mammets, and one is better on one weapon, the other better for the other. Again, up to your stratagy.
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#4 Sep 10 2008 at 6:15 AM Rating: Good
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Great post btw...that's pretty much exactly what I was looking for :)

Currently we have just 1 tank out of our setup, me :p But might be able to snag some help from a PLD friend on some of them.

Thanks!
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