I dont know if this skill update did it, as I never tried him before the update.
But last night, I was stance tanking for a PuG group going at the "kill shiro/lich" mission.
We get to lich / shiro.
Suddenly the group is argueint about not having some such skill and not being able to make it.
Im like. Shut up foools. I can solo tank Shiro (i just didnt want ppl to leave, I figured at most, I would just kit him around while the monks healed me)
soooo We kill the lich. And I start wailing on shiro. We (as a group) move to the first shrine.... We take it, shiro stays on me. I forget to follow the group.
So now im alone with shiro.... (im a warrior / ele at this point, wanted both caps in one run ya know)
so its me and shiro...
I pop Glads Defense. (WTF 6 second duration?)
Im kinda panicked but i press on. (alone the monks left me)
Swinging on him, building adren.
Glads defense ends. I pop Watch yourself. And then disciplined stance (ends if you use a skill)
swinging swinging swinging Watch yourself, Defensive Stance, swinging swinging swinging Watch YourSelf, Glads Defense, swinging swinging swinging, Watch yourself, Disciplined Stance, swinging swinging swinging, Watch Yourself, Defensive Stance. swinging swinging swinging Watch yourself Glads Defense.
I do this. Alone. For 5 minutes. Shiro never even got close to killing me.
So. someone needs to stick wild blow or something on shiro so he doesnt get solo stanced. He is still WAY to easy.... As I solo stanced him for atleast 5 minutes alone, while the team was busy capping shrines for the masters (which we got incidently)
And after that. Lets talk about abadon .
The same team (I switched to Shock/Axe for maximun DPs for this)
Smacked abadon after 10 minutes. Masters is <20.
So something needs to be done there. Although, I will say that Easter Egg of the dancing Abadon is just to cute imo.
Anyway. Lets think up ways to make the END GAME Boss Mobs harder to kill/tank.