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Most MMOs follow the “Trinity” format, with Tanks that lead the charge into battle, and AOC is no different. Control the fight by helping hold aggro and provide other defensive benefits to your group! Learn more in our Ashes of Creation Tank Guide!

General Information

The Ashes of Creation Tank Class is set to follow the Classic MMO “tank” Role with abilities that help mitigate damage and keep the aggression of enemies. Also, Tanks will be responsible for core mechanics such as Crowd Control and Threat Management.

Within these roles, tanks will have choices to make to set them apart from other tanks. The first of these choices will be which secondary class they choose (more on this below). Most of these options will fall into these three categories of Tanking:

  • Evasion
  • Control
  • Shield

For more information on Tanks, make sure to check back here as we get closer to Ashes of Creation Alpha 2.

Tank Classes


Tank Skills

Active Skills

Absorption FieldA field of absorption.
AegisInstantly dispels all negative effects on the caster, then creates a protective dome behind the tank for 15 seconds, transferring 50% of all damage received by targets within the area to the tank instead. All targets within the cone also receive increased status effect resistance for the duration.
Ancestral BolasThrows a magical web of bolas at the target location. All enemies within are snared and build additional hate towards the tank every second. Enemies entering or exiting the radius will be tripped.
GrappleTakes aim for a moment before hurling a hooked chain in a line, damaging the first target it contacts and immediately pulling them to the caster. The target suffers a tapering snare for 3 seconds.
GritApplies a buff to the caster, reducing incoming damage by 15%, but also reducing movement speed by 30% and outgoing damage by 20%. Each incoming hit consumes a stack of courage to reduce incoming damage by an additional 15%. Courage can not be generated while Grit is active.
HatredSingle target that adds hate.
Inciting StrikesSlashes twice in a forward cone while adding additional threat.
Indomitable Spirit30% increased max HP and 30% increased healing received.
ProtectIntercept attacks that strike your friendly nearby target, redirecting half of the damage taken to you. Must be within 10ys to Protect. If this range is exceeded for more than 5 seconds, the effect ends.
Rush of CourageYou feel a surge of resolve – gain 100 Courage.
Shake It OffActivate to instantly restore 50% of all damage taken in the past 4 seconds. Always heals for at least 10% of your maximum HP.
Shield AssaultBashes the target with your shield, dealing damage and applying the shaken condition. If the target is already suffering from the shaken condition, stun the target instead.
SlamSlam your target with immense force, knocking them back. Applies 10 stagger. Deals 500% additional threat.
Tremoring BelowReleases a thundering shout in a forward cone, applying the staggered condition on enemy targets. Also stomps the ground dealing damage around the caster and tripping enemies affected by the snared condition.

Passive Skill

Block ChanceIncrease the chance to block attacks by 20% (Blocked attacks deal 20% reduced damage).
Cooldown ReductionReduce all ability cooldowns by 5%.
Critical Hit RateIncrease the chance for damage and healing abilities to be critically hit by 5%.
Defense Mitigation
Increase defense mitigation by 4.
Healing ReceivedIncrease the amount of healing received by 10%.
Health RegenerationGenerate an additional 1.5% of your maximum health per second.
Mana RegenerationGenerate an additional 1% of your maximum mana per second.
Maximum HealthIncrease maximum health by 75.
Movement SpeedIncrease movement speed by 5%.
Physical Evasion BonusIncrease physical evasion bonus by 5.

Skill Tree


Ashes of Creation Tank Guide Conclusion

That Concludes our guide! Good luck protecting your group in Verra! For more Ashes of Creation content, check out our Home Page.