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Gear for tanks : high stats or evasion ?

Discussion in 'Equipment & Abilities' started by Bryyce, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Bryyce

    Bryyce Ascended Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a question for those of you who are a bit familiar with what comes next in GL, and mostly trials.

    In terms of equipment for physical tanks I can focus more on getting :
    - high stats stuff, like Wilhelm/Gladiolus shield, Ozetta's armor, more patriotic recall, etc, or
    - evade stuff.

    What do you think would be more useful for upcoming trials? Current content is cleared.

    Also I have WoL and Wilhelm so please consider both cover and provoke roles.

    Thanks
     
  2. Ashlag

    Ashlag Bring Xon in the vault for 200k additional gils. Staff Member Moderator VIP Supporter

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    Having at least one 100% evasion gear for let's say WoL will make your life easier in some fights. But it can be done without it, so.... dunno, your decision to make.
     
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    Xshock Fryevia Big Fan ! VIP

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    Don't know but my WOL still make everything ok without any evasion gear.
     
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    Depends on the fight. On Malboro I had no problem with Wilhelm provoking with good gear. Full health every turn with Lunera as only buff/healer. Used Yan for the debuff resist. Only problems i had was messing up rotations and him getting devoured.

    Switched him out for 100% evade noctis with fish+1. just rotated noctis between provoke and break spr, didnt worry about the def debuff, so freed up a turn for yan to do something else between damage mitigation and ailment resist (jade moon pendant).

    Don't have enough for an evade WoL, haven't tried cover evade yet.

    I think in future trials, while evade may work some, it won't make things trivial like, say, gilgamesh.
     
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    Just recently Sheratan proved to me that I need an evasion tank :P
     
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    Kenari "Hall of Fame" Member Supporter

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    If you have the gears to make a 100% evade tank then.... evasion
     
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    Yes I can reach 100% evasion for WoL in a couple of weeks if I choose to focus on this. I'm just concerned there might be hits with accuracy or similar stuff which make evasion less relevant in the future.
     
  8. Ashlag

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    So far, nope. And evasion gear can always find some use, be it on normal team on your DPS on in arena.
     
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    I moogled 2 RoL, farmed 1 sazh tmr (I pulled second noctis only a month after I finished farming sazh) and 4 shine tmrs and moogled my basch. No regrets, I can do every character a 100% evade provoke now if I want to and some fights have become really easy thanks to this.
     
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    I never considered evasion builds myself as Ihave 0 Noctis. Or Sazh.
    However I didn't run into any hardcore trouble cleairng all currently available trial content.
     
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    Well I would say go for evasion, its broken as hell and would love it if I would have some evade gear...
     

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