I've attempted Tomb of the Nine Gods a few times with some guildmates recently and we could not get past Orcus. All of us were 12.5K-13K item level range so we knew it would tough so we didn't have any hard feelings. The thing that is bugging me though is that I did not feel useful in that fight on my GF tactician tank. Yes ITF and KV were helpful, but I can't keep Orcus focused on me and stop him from spinning around and attacking everyone seemingly at random. I can't do enough damage to be helpful in that regard, and there's no way I can take the temp hit point shield and absorb all the balls and keep up Knights Valor. I ended up being on "zombie duty" but I wasn't great at that being limited to Enforced Threat and weapon masters strike as my only AoE's. Villian's Menace or my shield do not stop me from getting knocked backwards into the water. So do most GF's just gear up for dps at endgame? Because that's about the only way I felt like I would have been helpful in that fight.
So should I give up tactician tanking at "endgame" and drop the millions of AD that it will take me to get dps companions, artifacts, enchants, etc.? Typical Neverwinter solution to everything seems like MORE DPS 100% of the time.
Kinda funny side note, one of our guildies that I don't run dungeons with often because he is typically on a different schedule was with us last night on his DC. When we were discussing strategy and I was trying to figure out what I was going to do for the next attempt he said "I only ever see dps gfs tbh lol".