The Guardian Fighter received many changes for mod 10 and most tanks, especially Tacticians, are left scratching their heads wondering how to keep their class relevant.
Actually, the Guardian Fighter’s buff is still quite strong even after they were nerfed in mod 10. Second, the reworks have allowed the class some level of variation rather than just loading on Defense.
Firstly, why should you go Iron Vanguard?
Make no mistake, the Sword Master build is still pretty good. One big weakness that the Iron Vanguard has is the lack of Steel Defense which acts as a quick 3.5-second bailout for when you find yourself in a pinch. However, the Iron Vanguard has Ferocious Reaction which heals you right up whenever your HP hits a critical level. I admit it is not quite as good as Steel Defense, but the Iron Vanguard has some useful powers that you can use to really help your party.
Let’s start with the basics.