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The Ironbreaker willingly and gladly positions himself in the front
lines during battle and holds Grudges against those who harm his
allies. In this way, he manages to simultaneously epitomize the role of
the tank without being a boring warrior that can only try to control
aggro and wait for his friends to do the rest of the work. Despite a
disposition that is gruff, quarrelsome and taciturn, the Ironbreaker is
your best friend on the field of battle. He is easy to spot in his
gleaming and ornately adorned gromril armor. The Ironbreaker often
carries a massive shield as well.
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- The ability
to take great damage and get stronger because of it.
- Oathfriend can make any group last longer when things
- An integral part in a winning RvR team.
- So powerful in RvR that they can be targeted over
- Low DPS depending on build.
- Grudges take time, which makes the Ironbreaker a slow
Armor: Heavy (plate), Shields
Primary Weapons: Axes, Hammers
Primary Stats: Toughness, Wounds
Official Ironbreaker Description
"To strike an Ironbreaker is to strike an anvil. You
are more likely to re-shape your weapon than to move him…
forbid one lands on you..."
- High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer
The Ironbreaker achieves effectiveness in combat by
channeling his anger in the form of Grudges. She can hold her Grudge
until the last moment and then unleash her full fury on a foe. Another
tactic she can use is to apply the energy generated by her Grudges to
buff comrades. Still another way to use Grudges is to turn them inward
to generate enhanced defenses.
Truly lucky Order combatants may find themselves the
Oathfriend of an Ironbreaker. This means that the Ironbreaker shares
his own buffs with his Oathfriend and generates Grudges faster against
any enemy who harms the Oathfriend.
Ironbreakers are an asset to any group because of their stalwart
defenses and the effect their Grudges have on a battle. Most groups
will lean on the Ironbreaker as the main tank over a Swordmaster--if
for no other reason--because of the Ironbreakers Oathfriend ability.
When the Ironbreaker uses this buff on a healer or melee DPS
who frequently draws aggro, the entire group's chances of survival
Ironbreakers who specialize in the path of Vengeance will be able to
contribute a fair amount of damage to a single foe, but the Ironbreaker
truly shines when he concentrates on pure tanking (Path of Stone) or
bolstering his allies (Path of Brotherhood).
The roles of the Ironbreaker in RvR play is to break enemy lines and to
keep distance between the forces of Destruction and her allies. She is
hearty enough to survive the assault of several foes at once long
enough to disrupt enemy formations, and a Ironbreaker with a reliable
healer can outlast many foes.
Ironbreakers who are not focused on damage through the Path of
Vengeance may not get many kills, but they'll be able to make the
forces of Order last longer as their taunts in RvR battles cause enemy
attacks to become less effectively against everyone except for the
Ironbreaker. Combine that knowledge with an understanding of Oathfriend
and the Path of Stone, and they day could very well belong to Order.
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Abilities: Levels 1 to 20
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Levels 21 to 40
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Some Ironbreakers hold their Grudges close to their heart, slowly
nurturing them until they are filled with the fury of Grimnir himself.
With a single-minded focus, a specialist in this path becomes more and
more dangerous with every Grudge he holds, pushing himself to fight
more brutally as he strives to avenge the insults that have been dealt.
of Stone: As stubborn and unyielding as the
mountains themselves, Ironbreakers who master this path are specialists
in defense and will expend every last ounce of energy protecting their
sworn oath friends. Since an Ironbreaker builds up Grudges quickly when
under direct attack, this mastery takes advantage of that by consuming
his Grudges to fuel potent defensive abilities.
of Brotherhood: A specialist in this path
understands the balance between camaraderie and retribution, and is a
natural leader on the battleground. Alternately holding and discharging
his Grudges, the master of Brotherhood serves as a shining example of
the greatest of Dwarf traits, inspiring his allies to push onwards to
greater heights. Equally adept at breaking the enemy line or standing
his ground and holding back waves of foes, the master of this path has
the ability to bolster his Oath Friend as well as himself.
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