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Lord of the Rings Online Guardian's Guide

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LotRO Guardian Guide



This is just a basic introduction to tanking for Guardians. If you are looking for an in-depth class guide up to level 60, I recommend this LotRO Guardian Guide.



Basic and Advanced Tanking Methods



There are two major schools of thought in regards to tanking. One of the thoughts is damage increases aggro. The other school of thought revolves around the use of aggro-increasing skills. While damage does increase the aggro a Guardian holds on an enemy, it should be pointed out that the latter school, the one that subscribes to the aggro-increasing skill use, is the best way to hold aggro.


When a Guardian begins, they are given three major skills. Of these, Shield-Blow is the first skill that increases aggro. Using each of these skills early and often ensures the maximum amount of aggro-gain. Below are a few combinations of skills, based on level 50. If you do not yet have some of the skills, use the ones you have.



Single mobs



First off, concerning buffs, use either Guardian’s Threat, or Guardian’s Defence, depending on the enemies you are engaging. If you have a tough time holding aggro, use Guardian’s Threat, as the additional threat generated by the skill will help in maintaining aggro. If you can maintain aggro through skill use only, use Guardian’s Defence, as the additional Block % will help in getting into the Block Reactives, ensuring many uses of Shield-Taunt, a great aggro builder.



Opening with Fray the Edge allows a player to immediately gain aggro, and because this skill has a large range, it is best used when running in to engage the enemy. Follow this with a Shield-Bash, Vexing Blow and Guardian’s Ward to bring the +4 or +5% Block/Parry chance.



Depending on the time it took to do this first combo, Fray the Edge may be available again. If it is available, use it again. The goal is to use it 5 times on a mob to maximize the chance of random conjunctions. By this point you should have excellent aggro, and if DPS in your group has not engaged yet, feel free to relay to them to start DPS.



This is just a basic introduction to tanking for Guardians. If you are looking for an in-depth class guide up to level 60, I recommend this LotRO Guardian Guide.


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<2009-11-17 19:46:31>
Odom <Guest>This is essentially a few sentences on guardians and two advertisement links. Its like an infomercial for Killer Guides.



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