08-06-2008, 12:38 PM
How well does it work? What do you spec for it? Do you keep aggro better than being sword/board?
08-06-2008, 06:21 PM
Aggro is a bit better, defense is decent, though you don't want to take the first hits of any boss since Guard -- even at it's lowest rank -- still needs a couple seconds to apply. It works fine if you hvae two tanks.
The big loss in Polearm is no Strike and Guard buff and no Juggernaut. You also lose stats on a shield until you get the T2 polearm. Other than that, they are equivalent trees and have equivalent stats.