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Altheran
10.13.2012 , 03:33 PM | #3
All tanking companions suck.

Why ? Because unlike regular tanks, they don't increase their Armor Rate at all, and are stuck with a damage reduction like DPS would have. Add to this the fact that the companion gear you get from quests are totally outdated* and you have a tank that can't mitigate damage.

As an exemple without spoiling anything when I had my melee tank with my Agent (Sniper), I had more damage mitigation from armor than him ... without being a tank myself, I'm a better tank than my tank companion, no point using him.

*when you're on a level 36 quest, while you get some 35-36 items for you, your companion will get a lvl 31-32 equivalent one