What’s an MMORPG without a good tank? Probably one that doesn’t lean on the crutch of the Holy Trinity class design, actually. Ashes of Creation, however, will have tanks and it provided a look at the tank archetype in a recent Alpha One preview.
As one would expect, the tank archetype is all about using a variety of skills that provide stingy defense, attack multiple foes in cones or AoEs, or draw them in, all while generating threat. In short, the AOC tank is all about mitigating incoming damage and determining who stands in the line of fire. The post not only offers a breakdown of several tank abilities but also shares a video of the tank in action in Alpha One, which we’ve got embedded at the end of the story.
In other AOC news, the devs at Intrepid Studios have released their January recap newsletter, condensing all of the past month’s major updates including the last dev livestream, the update letter from Steven Sharif, and a 4K look at the game’s tropical biome.