The second post in this thread should give you quite a bit of insight http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.php?71781-Sword-amp-Shield-vs-2hdr
. It's a rather heated discussion to read through. I'm levelling my cleric tank around 2h, I accidentally pulled a whole room about 10 mobs (I was half asleep). I kept aggro the entire time, stayed above half health and the healers mana bar didn't drop below 60%. Of course my build at the higher levels IS going to have all the shield abilities because quite a bit of the justicar talents are crappy, Doctrine of Valiance, and you get 1% armor increase for every point in Justicar from MoL. So my build would probably be 43/17/6. I had a question does anyone know if the Inquisitor Armor of Treachery
is amplified by MoL? If it is only 6 points into inquisitor, which are actually beneficial,and you get a buff that's increasing your armor as much as half a shield while raising your dps.
Edit: This is the build I'd probably use Jus/Sha/Inq
. Use shield/sword for boss fights and 2h when ~3% mitigation doesn't really matter. Edited, Mar 30th 2011 7:20pm by Tamurakenji