Curious about what's deemed most acceptable. I've been tanking in parade gorget, Vcloak, phalanx rings, Velocious Belt, af and such. My exp build has been to maximize refresh (6 mp with refresh) since galkas mp is low. Been using equipsets to cure cheat spam up to full cure 3's for 263 anytime I want. Never really have trouble holding hate, and my build is only 5 def under full af (considering different rings being used). My idle gear gives around 500 def with defender, with equipsets swapped out for 2seconds at a time.
I have the gear to make a 2h dps build, but have always been a fan of tanking and being 50% my own healer. It seems like the 2h builds are favored lately, so I wanted to ask the PLD community for input and to share experiences about this duality. I appreciate any comments you can offer.
Greatsword paladin is cool, especially in the tp burn exp party meta. I cant shed much personal light on the matter but I've seen friends putting out nice numbers and have a lot of fun, more fun then the sword and boarders