byron wrote: ↑Mon 1 Mar 2021 10:23 AMThanes are fun but they can't fill very well in a 8men group simply because they can do melee/magic damage and interrupts but he is average in all of these aspects and other classes can do it better. It remains a fun option if you like zerging (hammers!!!) or try some solo even if it requires some RRs since atm on Phoenix a lot of solo players are high RR (and you have to increase your melee/cast damage and defence...so double effort).
The negative part for sure is that making a good template for Thanes with all capped it is quite hard and expensive. I used to have also a Thane on live server and I loved it since he was my first char in Daoc, arrived to 9L5. He was not bad in 8vs8 when the pbaoe group was a thing...
on live thane is much different because in fact it is viable in 8v8 there due to style procs as an front line dmg dealer or BG tank with casts as a back line dmg dealer.
both is not possible here since guard is not really protecting anyone ;D