[IB] Noob IB need help

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Ysaran
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[IB] Noob IB need help

Post#1 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:21 pm

hi everyone! after some months of pause due to RL i returned to play and i'm currently playing my IB (r40, rr47). i never played as tank before so i have some questions and i would like to hear from you some suggestions about build, gear and rp.
my main questions are:

1) how should i spend my rp? as a dps or healer i was used to take 3 step of FS, but as a tank should i focus more on avoidance (reflexes, deft defender)?
2) i play mainly sc/small scale, should i use SnB until i reach higher rr or is 2H viable even on low rr?
3) i would like to play with 2H weaps since i think that even tank should contribute on bringing down target, is 2h Ib viable? if yes, can u suggest me some builds(with rp, gear, talis and so on)
4) is Ancestral Inheritance any good? i'm annhi/conq and i'm already 4k armor, does it have sense to slot more
5) how much tough is enough? i'm at 600 and i usually play with Kotbs so i usually have 720 tough

basically any advice u can give to a noob ib is welcom

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imperialdeadite
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Re: [IB] Noob IB need help

Post#2 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:34 pm

I am looking to start up an Iron Breaker for my first order character since the game shut down. I have the same questions as you do.
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Glorian
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Re: [IB] Noob IB need help

Post#3 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:39 pm

viewtopic.php?f=74&t=29315

Read the Dwarf Handbook lads.
IB builds for different RR ranks.

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Ysaran
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Re: [IB] Noob IB need help

Post#4 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:31 pm

Glorian wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:39 pm
viewtopic.php?f=74&t=29315

Read the Dwarf Handbook lads.
IB builds for different RR ranks.
i had already read the guide but i still have doubt. i would add that the link to IB builds in the guide are broken and they should be updated.

after playing my IB this are my conclusion:
1) i'm actually playing SnB and i spent my rp to cap avoidance (full parry/dodge/disrupt/block) and i spent my remaining point in FS. i think to be quite tanky and i never felt too squishy. i often have dedicated healer and no one complained about me beeing squishy so i think it's ok to not have 0% chance to be critted. oonce i will go 2H i will take to 0 ma chance to be critted with the point i'm actually spending in block.
2)i stil dont know if 2h IB is viable at low rr, but now it doesnt matter since i'm not low rr anymore
3) as SnB tank i'm actually using this build:
RoR.builders - Ironbreaker
but once i will go 2h i think to use this
RoR.builders - Ironbreaker
i can't decide about the 4th tactic slot. the ppl i play with keep telling me to use Ancestra Inheritance with the 2h but they can't explain me why it is so important. imh sweet revange, seen it all befeore, stoutness of stone and rising anger all look more usefull than AI. if anyone want to give his opinion about the build and AI i would relly love it.
4)i think that AI is usefull only against melee-heavy wb. in sc/small scale mobility/dps seems much more valuable then tankiness, again if anyone want to argua about this point i would be very glad
5) i'm actually near 600str, 600tough (with rugged but without pots) and 4k armor and i think to do my job quite well

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CountTalabecland
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Re: [IB] Noob IB need help

Post#5 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:29 am

Renown points go to avoidances and anti-crit. Prioritize high block and parry as that is what saves you from guard damage. Mind you I am a full defensive tank.

I run a toughess pot at rr 70 to stay near 850 toughness and through conq gear and talis I have 925 wounds. I would recommend taking shield mastery so that you can maximize block. At high rr take GnM for pug play and switch it for crit buff in left tree during organized play as you will have reliable heals and hopefully a dps that will make the best of crit buff.
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