SK's still need love

Discussion in 'The Veterans' Lounge' started by Zantor, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Lianeb Augur

    It’s all about the total number of tanks on a raid team.
    All the tanks can fill the MTO, with very little down side on any of them. Warriors may mitigate a slight bit more (ever so slight) but the self healing of knights surpasses that by a large margin, even on raids.
    Knights (both of them) have greater utility to a raid than Warriors. Warriors bring dps, I guess if needed, but that is better suited to add another dps class to the raid.

    The real question is why do raid teams still carry warriors?
    The biggest problem with SKs is there are a lot that play them, but there are VERY few who play them amazing. An amazingly played SK can show you how powerful the class really is. Sadly most of the EQ community rarely sees it.
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  2. Khur Sed New Member

    What????????? /cry Modalex stealing all my healing :(
  3. Astral64 Augur

  4. yepmetoo Augur

    There are more warriors because of disc tanking, and warriors quit less. There are more paladins because it takes an act of god to get a paladin to quit.

    SKs burn out all the time.
  5. sojero Augur

    Those who burn the brightest burn the shortest, and then you have the greatest, we just turn into black holes!
  6. tyrantula Elder

    Tell me about it, I have two raid paladins.
  7. BadPallyGuildLeader Augur

    Yep..purposeful troll with a sprinkle of ridiculousness to trigger a nerf response....
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  8. BadPallyGuildLeader Augur

    Alot of times comparisons(not yours) miss the mark because AAs and Gear are overlooked. Both of those things matter with any tank class. A well AA'd and geared tank is a thing of beauty. Subpar in either category means you get swatted a bit...... of the two AAs or gear, I think AAs are more important. My SK is max AA. I got bored made another SK. One has 40% of the AAs of the one at max's a whole different ballgame with the SK that is not max AA. Abilities are shorter in duration, proc less, have lower self heal amounts, longer cast times vs. the max AA SK.
  9. Dagum Elder

    Lmao... SKs need love in the nerf area maybe. However, they get so much already, stop being greedy.

    You honestly think SKs need more love than necros? For limit slots, no dot revamp. Etc....
  10. Sheex Augur!
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  11. Axxius Augur

    I've just re-read the thread topic. SK's need love? Umm... no, they actually need HATE :p
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  12. Yinla Augur


    SKs need to be Vah Shir!

    Got to love a kitty!
  13. Seldom Augur

    Of the only 10 raid guilds to defeat all TBL, there is a tie on active Paladins/Shadowknights: 35 each.
    With the next 10 guilds that are currently stuck on the final raid: 32 active Paladins and 44 Shadowknights

    If you go below the top 20 raid guilds, the amount of Shadowknights to Paladins becomes laughable. Just to reiterate as I have for many years now, SK is the favorite group game and raid knight currently for obvious reasons. This has been the case since CoTF/TBM. If Paladins were the blatant flavor of the month Knight/tank for multiple expansions, numbers would look quite a bit different.
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  14. Tucoh Augur

    Nerf scissors, rock is balanced.
  15. Traxen Journeyman

    Funny, I see the opposite. Pallies are all but extinct. The absence of significant undead in EOK/ROS/TBL certainly helped that.
  16. AcemoneyFV Augur

    SKs need a nerf***

    Fixed it for you.
  17. Petalonyx Augur

    One package with at (or near) best tank, aggro, dps, self healing, and pulling.

    No other class comes close in total power.

    I watched a group geared SK solo the final boss of TBL Trial of Ashes/Cliff whatev for 3+ minutes, with two monster AOE, and adds. We won. He could have gone longer. No other class could come anywhere close to that IMO.
  18. Warpeace Augur

    So they just need some ability to cure and they are all set.
  19. Metanis Augur

    From healing these knights for nearly 20 years... SKs need <much> less healing in general! More importantly they seem less likely to die due to spikey damage. Pallys just seem to go splat much more quickly. Both group and raid situations!
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  20. I_Love_My_Bandwidth Augur

    Pally Splash, the greatest Paladin death invention there ever was.
    "Why didn't you heal yourself Paladin1?"
    "I was busy casting Splash...."

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