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Question - YAGQ (Yet Another Group Question) (1 Viewer)

Feb 1, 2020

Putting together a new crew of casters (I normally run melee/hybrids) and am having trouble deciding on a tank.

Planning on running:
3x Wizard for the alliance damage at 101+ and ports
Enchanter - CC and puller
Druid - Healer and ports
Mage OR Beastlord - primarily I'm worried about the mana consumption. I've never run this sort of group so I'm unfamiliar with how much mana regen is going to be an issue. I don't think there's a huge difference in the tanking ability of the 2 pet classes so I'd welcome some input on that too

Any input would be welcome.

Mar 28, 2015
If I were putting together another caster group strictly for group content right now I’d probably go Sk/mag/mag/mag/brd/shm

Brd and shm both boost pets and swarm pets. Mages once they get eok plus monster summoning+reclaim energy click basically makes mana a non issue. Could swap 1 mag for 1 necro for synergy boost plus nec swarm pet from spell is in a fairly good spot at end game.
Jun 22, 2020
If you're running a druid, there's very little point in counting the wizard ports as a benefit.

SK is probably the best tank in a caster group.

If you want to pet tank instead of PC tank, you should have mages instead of wizards.
Jul 27, 2019
Yea, that group comp as you laid it out will be a giant glass cannon. Wiz alliance isn't worth it to be honest in group content. You'd be better off mixing caster classes for synergy benefits and adding in a real tank, either sk or pal. Not that it wouldn't work for like 90% of stuff, it's just that if you hit a mission with mobs that aren't able to be mezzed you'd be in a tough spot.
Feb 15, 2022
I honestly do not know how viable a Pet Tank is, been way too long since I tried it. But, I would choose maybe BST because you also get additional healing since you are choosing a DRU which is ranked 5th overall of the 3 healing classes. Yep, math.

3 Wizards...why? I am a firm believer of the Holy Trinity because I can tackle anything the game throws at me basically. A real tank, a real healer, and you have the CC already.

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