Hmmm, I haven't played as PUG yet but I thought they would be a DD class. Being a dual-wielding fast hitter type class. I guess NIN in FFXI was a good tank though, leave it to SE to make weird class roles lol.
PUG and the GLA are the only classes who get a taunt skill.
Also if you look at the gear. PUG gear has higher evasion attribute so my guess is PUG is an evasion tank. Also all the skills a PUG get are based around evasion.
All still is only viable if SE is balancing encounters around this.
Pugilist doesn't seem to have great tanking skills, it seems to have defensive soloing skills. slightly higher evade isnt going to make up for low armor.
Although you can not classify a class when they are low level, I have to disagree. The tanking skills seems very solid to me. Besides "low defense and with a mob with high miss chance" versus "high defense and low damage" is kind of the same. Still we have to wait higher level if the PUG tanking is viable.
I do hope that the community is not short minded on this. Don't have a shield so you can not tank mentality. Edited, Sep 13th 2010 3:35pm by Shoomy