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Tank Builds that are NOT Sampires??

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Wyland, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. Wyland

    Wyland Guest

    The Sampire thing was cool a few years ago. Now, its getting pretty boring. So what else is there? I want to find a Tank Build that can hang with most if not all bosses in a small group setting. I looked at the Mystic dexer temp that seemed interesting. But is there anything else out there?

    I am just looking for a tank build that can stand on its own without having everyone spam heals. As of right now, in my circle a greater dragon is having to run the tank spot and that just seems lame.

    I know I could just meet all the stats requirements on gear and be able to soak some damage but I am just looking for something that will spark my interest so to say. I need a new project. I have a large supply of gear and items so that is not a problem.

    Post your interesting non sampire tanking builds plz.

  2. Farsight

    Farsight Crazed Zealot
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    May 12, 2008
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    Skills which are useful:

    Mysticism: Stone form, specifically. With 120 mysticism and 120 focus in stone form, you are pretty much immune to poisons, bleeds and anything else which interrupts normal healing. So with mysticism and focus, even bandage healing is pretty incredible (but less so when working alone than vampire form)

    Ninjitsu: Mirror image specifically. The mirrors aren't all that effective against magical attacks, but are great against the physical things. So the greater dragon combo of physical strike and breath weapon at the same time is reduced to just breath weapon 90% of the time, and even more if you have parry as well. The ninja support skills (hiding and stealth) are then optional.

    But there is still nothing which beats necromancy forms as far as the ability to tank things alone.
  3. [JD]

    [JD] Guest

    non sampire tank build? sorry i dont understand this foreign language in which you speak
  4. Not being a sampire means leaving off Bushido OR Necro, so that still leaves a lot of options.

    Ninjitsu is the most defensive tank possible. You can build it for Animal Forms/Images or both and still make interesting hybrids with other skills.

    Stone Form offers a lot of immunities and although the skill cost for it is heavy the extra healing power and offence you get with those skills makes up for it somewhat.

    Various Necro forms.

    If you're sick of forms altogether the Parry/Resist combination is still very effective. Idea for 4/6 Chivalry or Spellweaving. Plus there's that Reactive Parralyze shield and the ones with Eaters. Not amazing by any means but if you're going to be using a shield then there's no reason not to be making the most out of shield properties.

    Most of the defensive/healing Bard Masteries combo well with everything mentioned here.

    Never really been keen on bandage templates, they're slow, easily blocked and lootable, but they fit in with most of the above too.