View Full Version : Warden w/ Spear

01-02-2011, 11:45 AM
This seems to be an awkward combination to play --

Two charges, shield bash... it seems difficulty to map all the skills to the right buttons so you do not bash thin air or charge nothing.

Any play suggestions on this class?

01-02-2011, 12:25 PM
My preference is for Batter on RMB, Shield Charge on a hotkey and nothing in Take Down. Otherwise, if you can live with the energy use, Batter on LMB and Shield Charge on RMB.

01-02-2011, 01:03 PM
the warden is a pretty powerful tank class, and if you can manage the hotkey it can be really fun to play.

01-02-2011, 01:06 PM
You can use Take Down as your LMB and use the Sheild Charge on the RMB. Then, put Sheild Bash on the HK slots.
(Yes it lets you do that)

01-06-2011, 07:41 AM
my preference is for Batter on RMB

Irma2, do you really benefit from batter? Doesn't it slow down the shield procs when you activate it in the middle of a mob?

01-06-2011, 08:15 AM
That's the reason to have it on RMB. There are times when I'm more concerned about slowing down whatever is attacking me than having shield procs go off. When faced with heavy hitters like the Onslaught-enhanced nasties, I'd prefer a guaranteed slow than a shield proc % chance. So that's when I activate Batter.

01-06-2011, 10:26 AM
That totally makes sense. Thanks to your posts on this forums I discovered the defensive power of slowed attack speed for my mages. I can figure why a tanky defender from time to time likes to slow his opponent too. With batter I don't need to worry about completion bonuses of relics and such, and just get the standard bonus or +attack speed.

I think I am gonna keep the skill in my warden build now, thanks.

BTW your no twinking policy rocks, I deleted my TQvault except for some very specialist MI findings (e.g. defiled Alcynoneus' Breastplate of rejuvenation, double elemental affixed sabertooth for thane and battlemage hybrid builds) etc.

My specialist toons can get one of those goodies but they have to find three double affixed versions of those particular MI's before they can trade it with the one in my vault.

Now, during normal play I even get excited when I find a breastplate with has an higher armor rating then the one I am wearing or if I find a yellow ring with defensive ability. So when those rare green rings and armor do drop it will make my day.