That started as an answer to "the best
girl tank" thread here: https://forums.obsid...ld-vs-crusader/, but grew in size to deserve its own topic.
I'd go as far as to say, that adding Goldpact Paladin class to your multi-class provides highest possible damage avoidance and mitigation combo from one class compared to absolutely anything else. +8 free all defenses (up to +15 with 1 point investment)? Yes please! +4 armor on demand? Sure thanks! Oh, here's another +1 armor on demand (aura) just in case you need it when you run out of zeal.
And just in case something vicious on PotD has enough ArPen to do more than 25% damage with their attacks late game, we give you
infinite armor edit:+3 Armor as long as you don't move. Please go ahead and pull enemies to you, using corners to gather them all together.
Now, if you play solo, you'd probably want to do damage:
Now that you got deflection and infinite armor, why not get some infinite resource pool to outlive your enemies while they wither: Sir Sit-a-Lot
Oh, standing still for long periods of time bores you? Don't worry, you can stand still for less and do more damage with: The Faceless Dancer
But what if I like Streetfighter more than Trickster? Answer is simple: Stop-N-Go
Want to have powerful ranged dps, tank hybrid monstrosity? With Paladin you can: The Holy Hand Grenadier
In conclusion I'd like to say that paladin class is severely broken compared to others. Of course it doesn't hand out insane buffs at zero cost (looking at your Streetfighter+Blunderbuss), but the fact that Paladins can do anything at least well (tank, heal, dps), leaves them with no almost downsides and hence severely ahead of other classes imho.
Downsides that are exclusive to this class are:
-RP attributable to sub-classes is a mess sometimes
-Weird stacking with priest deities
-Not an infinite resource pool (because they are not Cipher or Chanter)
-Small selection of de-buffs
-Not very mobile (not so noticeable and easily fixable with investment in +deflection on disengage)
Hel, who knows maybe after I'm done with my Solo+Berath's Challenge play-through, I'll go for Triple Crown+ Magran's Challenge with Sir Sit-a-Lot (summons, buffs, "everybody died? no problem, I'll clean up"), The Faceless Dancer (damage off tank), The Holy Hand Grenadier(main dps), Paladin/Druid(meaty healz), Paladin/Priest(more buffs) dream team.
And just to make sure they don't accidentally die make them all Moon Godlike #teamBlueberries
Edited by Malkoy, 11 August 2018 - 11:08 AM.