I've searched the whole board and I have been getting some random results. I plan on going Champion/Templar but I'm hearing that Champion/Reaver/Berserker are better? I want to be the best tank and I'm wondering for those who played tank which is a better combo in the long run.
Also, when it comes to statpoints, which stats should I concentrate first? I know Strength is the highest priority and either Dex for the shield skills and accuracy or Con for the HP as secondary stats.
But with Dex and Con, which one can I afford to increase later? I'll be putting 2 points on str and 1 point on either Dex or Con per level and I'm wondering which of those I should bring up first.
I've been playing my first run through with 3 tanks and Wynne as my healer.
Alistair and myself are sword and shield spec'd. You want lots of strength, dexterity, and constitution. You can get excellent defense ratings with this type of build (I have 105 melee and 120 missile with shield wall at level 20). I pumped points into constitution because I had such heavy armor to reduce damage, plus I was getting hit in melee pretty rarely with such a high defense.
Thanks for all the responses but should I just cap my str at 42? What about damage? Doesn't str affect overall dmg? Won't my damage suck at higher levels? Or is the affect of str on dmg is so minimal that I'd be better off spending it on more health or stamina?
More stamina would be great if I chose to get templar as a specialization. I have Alistair on my other rogue character and Holy Smite takes a tons of stamina and I have to choose whether it's worth it to use either Holy Smite or Taunt at the start of battle since it won't let me use both due to stamina being low.
Or am I better of going Con? I've fought the high dragon in the mountain as a rogue and without force field on Alistair, the Dragon seems to eat his HP up without problem when he chews on him and I have both Morrigan and Wynne curing him and with Wynne nearby for her cleansing aura. He has high str (more than 42) with decent points to Con.
Best tank is probably is an arcane warrior,unkillable,even on nightmare.
That's true but it requires you to be a mage. I just want to stick with the norms. I want my tank to have tank/warrior abilities instead of mainly mage abilities. Plus I think I'd have problems getting the enemies' attention without threaten or taunt.