Intrepid Studios has released the video showcasing the Tank Skills for levels 1 – 10. This has given us some insight into what the Tank Archetype and the 8 Tank Classes will look like.
Tank Class Combinations
The 8 Tank Class combinations are:
Role of a Tank
We know the main role of Tanks in Player-vs-Environment (PvE) will be holding aggro on mobs and bosses. Unlike some MMORPGs where the tank is almost incapable of losing aggro on mobs, in Ashes of Creation aggro will matter. While the first 9 skills we have seen all seem to indicate that Tank will generate extra aggo on every attack, we have to remember these skills are a work-in-progress. As the development of the class moves forward some of those abilities will gain more aggro generation or lose some aggro generation. Time and testing will tell what happens.
There also seems to be some confusion about the role of Tanks in Player-vs-Player (PvP) content. People are under the assumption because Tanks are not relevant in some games for PvP that Tanks will not be relevant in PvP for Ashes of Creation. This is a bold assumption and a bad one. We already know that Tanks will have skillsets which will allow them to control fights, reposition people, and although they are not shown in this showcase for level 1-10 skills, we know that Tanks will have the ability to directly taunt enemies and control the environment (summonable wall).
AbilitiesThe following list is the list of Tank abilities known for levels 1-10. This list represents only the Rank 1 abilities. We do not have an official list of the Rank 2 and Rank 3 abilities. When that list becomes available the chart will get modified.
|Ability Icon||Ability Name||Ability Description|
|Bulwark||Strikes your target and increases your block chance. Generates additional threat.|
|Javelin||Pulls your target to your location. Generates additional threat.|
|Lacerate||Slashes your target, dealing instant damage and bleeds the target over time. Generates additional threat.|
|Myrmidon||Strikes your target and increases your damage mitigation. Generates additional threat.|
|Onslaught||Charge your target. Provides a small damage-absorbing shield. Generates additional threat.|
|Resounding Smash||Smashes the ground in front of you, dealing damage to all targets. A second hit resounds on the primary target. Generates additional threat.|
|Shockwave||Stomps the ground in front of you, knocking down and dealing damage to all targets. Generates additional threat.|
|Ultimate Defense||Provides increasing mitigation based on missing health, up to full invulnerability. Reduces movement speed while active.|
|Weapon Toss||Throws your weapon at your target, dealing damage. Generates additional threat.|