Ok, now I go into mission outposts and groups call out glf tank or I see lfg tank! Well it seems that people don't actually understand what a tank is, because over half the tanks I see bring a skillbar full of offensive skills.
A tank is someone who can take alot of damage and SURVIVE. This means that instead of filling up your skillbar with 4 or 5 axe attacks, you should invest some points in tactics and bring along some defensive skills.
I know people have been bringing mostly offensive skills because they keep dying. A tank is not a damage dealer. They are there to take the hits for the team. If you intend to yell out "tank lfg!" then bring along some skills that are defensive in nature. So I'm going to share some excellent skills and skill combinations to use with your warrior.
NOTE: These are for pve
1. For a w/e
Invest in either water magic or earth magic and bring along armor of earth, or armor of mist. This will significantly decrease the amount of damage you take. Brign along a signet of healing and use that in conjunction with armor of earth and you will have an effective build.
2. For a w/me
Placing points in inspiration magic is key. Knowing what type of elemental damage you are going to be taking (example: vizunah square mission you will be taking on alot of fire damage from kindle arrows and from ele nukers) will allow you to prepare by bringing mantra of flame, which reduces all fire damage by x% and gives you energy each time you take fire damage. Then you can also bring along ether feast, which is a great healing spell. W/Me is an extremely good class to use for someone who is experienced enough to know how to use it.
3. For a w/n
I know what you are thinking, what defensive skills can I possible bring along for this? Invest in tactics mainly, and bring along plague touch. Being able to siphon off conditions is nothing to sneeze at. You can also bring bonetti's defense and combine that with vampiric touch or vampiric bite to get energy to use the skill as a good self heal.
The one that dies the most for some odd reason. here is my favorite build for this character: Mending, Watchful Spirit, purge signet, resurrection, rush, and some attack skills that require adrenaline. This guy is damned useful because you get a +5 perma health regen and the ability to strip ALL hexes and conditions off of you with purge signet. And all without needing to use any energy at all, except to maintain mending and watchful spirit.
There are several strategies for this. Troll ungent is one of course. Others are to use skills like tigers fury in conjunction with a vampiric weapon predatory season. This class is probably a better offensive character than a tank, but you can still find some good defensive skills to use.
This one should be obvious. Use skills like shadow shroud to avoid attacks below 50% health and deaths charge or heart of shadow to gain some health back. If used correctly, (which takes some practice) you can avoid damage or gain it back through shadow stepping to stay alive longer.
Wow, can anyone else say "weapon spells"? You could also put down a spirit like shadowsong to help you avoid taking damage vs physical foes, but I found the weapon spells of the rit to be very helpful indeed. Weapon of Warding was especially nice. Item spells that increase armor, or avoid damage, or heal you when you drop them, are also great skills.
Now I hope some people read this and actually use the information provided. I know it isn't the perfect guide to tanking, but I was just trying to drop some hints for you Oh and btw, an old guild m8 somehow made a w/n that soloes FoW and I have no idea how I'll ask him if I ever see him around again, because whatever he was using had great defense with some nice offense combined.