Heavy tank strategy - Come right in :) (in General)


Kong Ming November 16 2006 6:55 AM EST

I was thinking of a heavy tank strategy but has always been hindered by the penalties of the armor. Here's my setup for a heavy tank strategy. Please feel free to comment and suggestions to improve this setup will be more than welcomed.

1st minion: Train HP and STR (Wear Adam, SC, CML, HoD, TG, MS, AoAC & BoTH)
2nd minion: Train PL and AS (Wear RoS, AoF, Corn & axbow)
3rd minion: Train DM and Haste (Wear AoF, Corn & exbow)
4th minion: Train AMF and GS (Wear AoF & Corn)

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AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 16 2006 7:29 AM EST

If you don't want a ranged weapon on one minion, it might be best to use PL on that minion.

This is more of a 4T team than a heavy Tank team. :) The Heavy tank won't have their STR/DEX from Haste/GS reduced by their armour. BL for the skill on the Tank?

I'm gonna cogitate on this. ;)

AdminNightStrike November 16 2006 8:13 AM EST

"The Heavy tank won't have their STR/DEX from Haste/GS reduced by their armour."

Seriously??

UltimaSpock [Forge Frog Services] November 16 2006 8:19 AM EST

right, but GS will not be increased too..

AdminNightStrike November 16 2006 8:36 AM EST

So? The only ST boosting item is the TG

Kong Ming November 16 2006 8:49 AM EST

STR will be from the STR trained by the minion and also from GS. The idea is to build around a heavy tank. DEX is always a problem with heavy armor unless I use an EB instead of a CML but that would lower the AC. The range weapons on the 2nd and 3rd minions are just suggestions ;) Maybe it does look like a 4T setup.

Godpanda November 16 2006 10:02 AM EST

What weapon and skill on tank? And will you train BL on all minions to take advantage of the GS?

Just a few great axe or something.

bartjan November 16 2006 10:10 AM EST

"And will you train BL on all minions to take advantage of the GS? "
Training BL is pointless on any minion not using a melee weapon.

I fail to see the point of the AoFs on all enchanters. The only benefit is that they get more HP (and PL on #2) this way.

Are you sure you get more ST and DX on your tank this way, compared to a single minion tank with same armor?

Godpanda November 16 2006 10:19 AM EST

"Just a few great axe or something."

Read the whole statement. Right below it.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 16 2006 10:33 AM EST

GS is a waste, you'll need VA or prot, you can train token STR easily if you want to take out enchanters with your enchanters...

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 16 2006 10:36 AM EST

Bart, I think the A o F is also to increase the STR/DEX from GS/Haste on the enchanters as well. Just to use the E/AXBows I think.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 16 2006 10:38 AM EST

use a two handed weapon...
BoNE + RoS'ed VA == goodness

bartjan November 16 2006 10:47 AM EST

GL, then why equip the BTH on the "tank" as the "enchanters" are the ones with the most ST/DX?

IMHO this is a WTTT setup, and not a TEEE one...

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 16 2006 10:55 AM EST

I did TEEE, with both ToE and RoS...
it's amazing with both setups, especially the ToE, but you will lose to people at half your level.

QBOddBird November 16 2006 11:55 AM EST

I always felt that this would work:

1: HP/ST. Wear Adam, SC, CML, HoD, TG, MgS, AoAC, MH
2: AMF/Haste (RoS) nearly all of it in AMF, a small Haste + RoS level boosted Haste.

Taking this data from my own two minion team, at 680k MPR that'd give you approximately:

1st minion:
550k HP
550k STR (+TG)

2nd minion:
800k AMF
300k Haste + RoS Haste

Assuming the RoS was around 700k level, that's another 350k Haste added.


Your tank's final stats would be:

550k HP
~600k ST
~300k DX
800k AMF

So it seems to me that you'd be very, VERY well protected against both mages and tanks....just beef up the + on the MH and you're good to go.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 16 2006 12:09 PM EST

Did it before I hired two minions on CF...and on CB1...works GREAT!

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 16 2006 12:09 PM EST

you also want VA on the tank...

The Death Company [...] November 16 2006 9:24 PM EST

id stick the axbow on the 4th minon or GA will wipe out your PL minion before melee
Your enchanters can wear MCM's aswell :)

i like this strat (similar to my one atm but its nbc time for me soon :)

while your fighting your way up if tanks start farming you consider switching the RoS to the haste minion and when those tanks are on farm them back :) ... only works whilst growing though :(
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