In factions warriors are getting an elite skill called "Protector's Stance". It allows the warrior to block attacks for any allie nearby (essentially ward range) Every time the warrior blocks he takes 30 or so damage. The only catch is that the warrior can't move. If he does the stance ends.
I see this as a real opportunity to create an immovable object.
The skill may fall under tactics, but if it's strength you could put Dolyak on your warrior and make him a beast.
Your warrior won't be able to walk, but he should still be able to pivet and even attack.
So what i'm thinking is you can have your monks run around you warrior in a circle and the warrior can use Protector's Strike against anything chasing the monk. (a skill also found under strength).
*MaximumSquid begins dancing