View Full Version : Question for the troubadors from a Guardian

02-22-2005, 05:52 PM
<DIV>I am trying to compile a list of all the defense skill buffs that stack in order to determine the maximum combo for a level 50 Guardian.  Could you folks tell me how much defense you can add to a Guardian in your group?  Also please mention any stacking issues you know of.  If you could tell me your level and the quality of the art in question it would help greatly.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>Thanks.</DIV>

02-22-2005, 07:02 PM
They can add quite a bit to that. I'm a dirge but both of our defense songs(troubs/dirges) stack with one another. I as a dirge can throw about 8 or more defense on ya with my adept1 discordant boon.so if you really want to see how high that defense skill can get then grab a troub and grab a dirge and then grab a warden and tell the warden to use his skill duststorm on ya( it will add about 10+ defense). Mystics can also buff your defense skill by about 4 with their enduring breath line. Defilers also get a defense skill increasing buff called Harbringer that will add to your defense skill by about 5 as well. I'm not sure if the troubador haste buff stacks with all that but it also adds to defense skill. Troubadors main skill increasing song at lvl 50 and adept 1 will add the same as a dirges for about 8 more defense(it stacks with ours) they can also play their haste song which also adds to defense skill(not sure on the number there since no trouba have gotten back to me on that one and not sure if it will stack). so yeah if you had an optimum group of those classes I just listed you could probably hit 300+ defense skill easily as a guardian with all your stacking defense skills buffs added to that pool at lvl 50. As a dirge when we get our warden, troub, guardian, and defiler all in the same group I myself hit around 293 defense skill and that's before I even throw up the human specialized trait "leadership" and that's not even counting our mystic and the fact that our troubador and warden are not even 50 yet.So what good is all this? Well obviously you are lvl 50 and wanting this information more or less for raid purposes. Defense is good in alot of those raids but it is not the end all be all. you need good resists to against some of the raid mobs you'll encounter. so while you may be able to just PWN some of the strictly melee oriented raid mobs using this method, you'll need to set it aside for the other raids mobs that like to AE and nuke alot and go for a more balanced approach.