So, Mod16 drops today, and the Guardian Fighter is dead! Long live the GF.The Fighter survives.
I've gotten my Fighter to level 80 twice on Preview since Mod16 was publicly available. From the first weekend it showed up on Mimic, and every weekend since after the patches came in, up to and including this weekend, I've been on there logging in some time playing around with all of our new mechanics.
A guildie, and GF mate of mine: CrizpyNutz, wanted a guide for our guild/alliance for all the fighters, or long lost fighters (barb/dc/op) who rolled other classes due to perceived issues with the GF and wanted to make a comeback to Fighters in Mod16. He asked for my help to add in all of my thoughts and playtesting feedback, and between the two of us, we've got about 33+ pages of Fighter specific advice and information for our class in Mod16.DISCLAIMER
: This is still being actively worked on by Crizpy and myself and so will be changing constantly. Some of the comments in there are specific to what's on preview over the weekend (e.g. our at-will attacks with guard up are bugged and won't work and there's about half a dozen other, less severe bugs plaguing our class right now). As the patches come flying in over the next few weeks, we'll do our best to keep up with the changes and keep the guide up to date.
The guide is heavily focused on Dreadnought (DPS) right now. That's not an accident. That's pretty much all I played on preview. Vanguard (Tank) was in rough shape until recently, and it's undergone some significant changes that need to be better tested. I'm primarily a DPS GF on live, and so Dreadnought fit my playstyle best. Dreadnought also got some significant changes very recently and we're still working out the proper playstyles, but know that everything being recommended/discussed has been tested for leveling, solo, and group play in dungeons (the ones that had level scaling working properly at least).
We're going to try and let everyone comment on this if you have feedback/additions/corrections. Please don't abuse your gobal commenting powers, or you'll ruin it for everyone and we'll have to do it the hard way, through the forums
. Anyhow, without further ado, here's the link:
What we'll try to get to this week/weekend:The start of itemization, Companion choices and companion loadouts, and hopefully some more Vanguard information.
For any Vanguard focused Fighters out there who have an interest in contributing, please shoot me a message on here so we can work with you to get you added as a contributor to the guide. It's unlikely that I'll be playing much Vanguard, as the person I play with 99% of the time is going to be a Prot specced OP. Not a lot of tanking opportunities for me to contribute to the Vanguard portion of the guide.
Thanks all, and goodluck on all your upcoming mod16 adventures!