I've just hit 55 Paladin and i'm wondering what gear to get.. The extensive paladin guide suggests RK breeches and chainmail but i notice it has more DD related stats than tanking stats..
I'm just wondering what I should be doing around this level and how i should focus my gear for future parties. I aim to be the best tank i can be, whether it be by means of tanking or by keeping enmity via various means.
Ive been DDing pld since I first could equip my sword. And what I mean by that is that my mind/mentality was DD. I focus'd on that aspect of my job the most. I usually make a list of gear that Im going to aim for getting along my ways of exp. And note when I should get/buy if I dont already have them saved.
Most of your damage will come from your sword's dot. Your job has an excellent skill rating and on top of that a very nice delay. Provided that you can connect, youll be putting out a reasonable amount of damage.
Most important thing about being a DD pld, is that you have to have the mentality for it. You have to be focused for it. If you arent playing to succeed, you will fail DD pld style, as many have and think turtle style was better. That just means that they were still in turtle mentality and thats why it didnt work.
Ive over camped before on pld, DD still works. I went to mire for imps at level 62-63 never had a problem. Mt Z was a pain though, those worms were evil. I died there a few times, yet none of it ever affected the pt.
If you arent holding hate a majority of the time, I can see where you might consume a lot of MP as the mage/mages will have to dump cures on you and everyone else. But if the mages are only curing you the majority of the time, the extra damage you take will not be noticeable. Esp if all the mp is going just to you.
If Mp is an issue as there isnt enough, chances are hate is all over the place and Mp is being over used more than it has to, and that has nothing to do with how DD paladin works, but your own skill as a tank.
If you dont know how hate works, chances are turtle or DD wont be doing anything for you, and turtle even more of a useless approach.