Oathbound Paladin support tank build mod 11

by TNUC_A_HCUS on April 8, 2017
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Oathbound Paladin support tank build mod 11

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This is my first build on here and i hope you all like it, this is my Oathbound Paladin support tank build. This is the set up i currently run with.

Race: i chose the human race for the extra 3% defense boost and +2 on constitution.

All my stat points are put into constitution and dexterity. This is so you have as much hp and also a high deflection chance so you have even more reduced damage. This all will become apparent later on

Enchantments: For offense slots you want to have silvery for the extra recovery this will help you get your powers out more often meaning a constant stream of debuff and temp hp. For defensive slots you want to use azure enchantments but when you get to reaching the cap of damage resistance the you  can swap to cruel enchantments to have even more deflection.

I haven’t fully completed a path at the end because i focused on a lot of support feats.

My powers i use are as followed

At-wills: Radiant Strike, shielding strike

Raidiant strike for your secondary at will attack as this is only used for getting into a fight, shielding strike is your primary at will as it provides you with a %45 shield after 9 landed attacks, this will help tanking even more because of the amount of reduced damage you receive.
Encounters: vow of emnity, templars wrath and bane

I use vow of emnity to increase the damage everyone deals to a target and to generate more aggro towards me, templars wrath gives me a lot of temporary HP which makes tanking easier, bane causing a further 30% defense reduction to a target if applying all 3 stacks along with a 30% attack reduction.

Dailies: Divine Judgement and shield of faith/Heroism:

Divine judgement is there to do a bit of aoe dps if you’re comfortable with your character. Shield of faith is a good daily to use as your main daily power since it gives everyone 30% damage resistance and also increase the incoming healing by 30% for 16s when maxed out with 4 points. Heroism is there for fighting bosses if needed to keep your temp HP up.

Passive: for the passive abilities you want to use aura of protection and aura of radiance when running regular dungeons however if there is another tank you can swap radiance with courage or truth,

Aura of protection is used to give all of your allies a defensive buff whilst aura of radiance is used to hold the aggro of the enemies if you have the power unlocked on your off-hand to increase the threat generated by aura of radiance then you shouldn’t have a problem at keeping aggro even with melee dps characters.


With artifacts you want to get as much defense and deflection as possible i did this by using the following:

Sigil of the guardian, oghma’s token of free movement, waters of elah’zad and the horn of valhalla

I use these the first 3 because they all provide defense and some control/aoe resist, the valhalla artifact is there because of the set bonus which is a damage debuff stacking 5 times. This is a good set to have since you’re running support and want all the buff/debuffs you can get.

Companions: I use 5 companions that mainly focus on buff/debuff mainly on yourself but one does have a chance to debuff the attack of the enemy

Shadow Demon: this is for the initial hit to do basically 0 damage to you, this is where you stacking that dexterity comes into place.

Energon: This provides you with 5% maximum HP which is a nice little bonus for the paragon path which you gain power from damage up to 10% of your max health.

Frozen Galeb Dur: This companion again is a buff to yourself providing even more damage resistance when taking damage but it doesn’t stack on your stats meaning that its extra so you can be at the cap of DR and still gain another 10%. This is the companion i have summoned at all times with the bonding runestones on with items with defense and deflection with a azure enchantment in the slot provided.

Rust Monster: this provides a 25% chance to debuff any enemy that hits you with 5% damage reduction and this can stack up to 3 times.

Phase spider: this companion to me is a tanks best friend since it provides you with a 25% combat advantage reduction this means you can more damage and also survive longer if you get surrounded by enemies.

Boons: Im just going to put up screenshots of the boons, they are pretty self explanatory, since i have 3 campaigns to finish off anything that will add recovery, defence, HP, deflection, taking damage will give oyt damage after a a few hits are all viable options for this build.


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  • Jappe
    April 10, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Interesting build. What item level are you and can you tank Orcus?

  • Big T
    April 10, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Thanks and im 3230 atm been running this build through the game though and have been able to tank orcus from around 2700 ilvl with a DC and frozen galeb dur companion

  • rich
    April 17, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    I”m curious to know what gear you are running.

    • April 17, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      Im running the blackthorn helmet, deeoknight brigadine, frostborn ward gloves, Oath keepers ward boots, im using the tiamat’s amulet, sudden ring of defence and deflect +5, greater plated band of constitution and the 145 ilvl platesmith shitt and trousers

      • rich
        April 18, 2017 at 2:43 pm

        I have deepknight’s but was wondering if the tradeoff was worth it for lifesilk spinnerete stats for the 25k hp loss

        • Big T
          April 18, 2017 at 2:48 pm

          I really haven’t noticed a difference in the trade off to be honest so i can’t say if it was worth the swap from the Dragonflight ward chest, but im liking it so ive stuck with it haha

  • crastinator
    May 22, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I don’t like knocking anyone’s build cause we all play different styles but I have to comment on being able to tank orcas at 2700 with a dc . I have been playing paladin for about 4 months and I’m currently 3300 depending on which gear I’m wearing and I’ve been tanking orcas without a healer in the room since 2800. started doing it at 2300 with TW BO and bain useing the bubble as my daily with a dc. I’m very interested in your choice of stacking deflection with defense but not sure it’ll help in fbi and sva content I might give a try but I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t help anymore than a shadowclad enchantment

    • May 22, 2017 at 9:04 am

      I see what you are saying, i tried using both but i felt as though it was better to stack deflection too since its there all the time, and being able to healand deal damage with each deflection really helps out a lot

  • wtf
    July 12, 2017 at 1:32 am

    This is a joke, right?

      • wtf
        July 12, 2017 at 4:06 pm

        You didn’t take the justice capstone to waste those points in bulwark. It is pointless. The capstone gives you way more than anything in bulwark gives you, specially those first 2 feats. Also, you are not using aura of courage when you are the only tank. That’s anything from 5 to 20% of your allies’ damage down the drain, not to mention over 20% of your own damage. With the justice capstone you should be getting enough aggro so that you would never need to rely on radiance. Not to mention way more ap gain that you could keep shield of faith up all the time if you wanted. You also didn’t mention aura of wisdom, which is another one that you can use along with courage almost 100% of the time.
        Unlike DDO, I can’t think of any class in this game that could do well or gain something good by sacrificing a capstone. It does kill build diversity, but it’s the game design.

        • July 12, 2017 at 8:37 pm

          I mentioned what i had used and found useful so did my teammates, its just a guideline for people they can tweak it how they want too, not everyone is the same

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