I agree it does seem like a forced pally guide.
Anyways I Can add something from my Experience to 40
Swords= Fast good for PvE
Maces = Stuns good for PvP
Wisdom= more Energy
Vitality = more HP
Why not Strength or Agility ? it's not our job to DPS it's to hold aggro and Outlast opponents. Maybe if I made a set for PvP then yes but having more energy means less potting and more HP means less healing.
For holding aggro on one mob I normally use Holy grenade(HG) to pull after applying hot blooded surge(HBS) then edge of Righteousness(EOR) then Shield bash(SB) Strike of (SOJ)justice. I rinse and repeat. while on bosses applying armor Cracking strike(ACS) keeping up perfect defense (PD)and I also use shield of thorns(SOT).
For multiple mobs I apply HBS+ EoR then Pull with HG then go in with Terra Ripple and or whirlwind chop. I also use a malice skill on at least every mob to ensure I can pull them back if they wander which they normally don't if the party follows my lead on Targeting
Totally agree on this , I did not mention , but all shocket i had were on vit
Also matk DOES NOT add to healing ammount , most of people are misunderstaning this . Heal have a set ammoun , and that's it , matk DOES NOT come into play in calculating healing done , like i mentioned in another thread about clerics cast few heal whit you gear on , then cast few naked you'll notice no difference .
But matk add to the magic part of same of our meele skill , beside HG ofc , so also hammer maybe be a good choise , i simply choosed sword as weapon like the talent combo seems a little more suitable whit the tanking , gonna give them a shot in OB anyway
Hmm, I guess the parties I've been in just had different tactics. No one seems to AoE, rather everyone goes into a free for all frenzy killing everything that moves.
Honestly, since we only have 2 AoE skills, I'd imagine it would be slower.
Aoe'ng in istance is just faster grab a full room then kill it , sure pally only got 2 aoe skill but you're not the one that need to kill the hoard of mob , just to hold them , and you're done .