First off, let me clarify that I've already read a good portion of the PvP guides here, so I'd be interested in player opinion on these matters primarily, not links to existing guides or anything, a legitimate discussion, or so to say. So I've come from a T2A shard where the halberd tankmage just ruled. No matter what for, if it's PvP, you just used a tankmage. So I can see that there was a lot of balancing done about the templates and things, so I have a few questions: Particularly, what do people use the tankmage for (as in dueling, ctf, or whatever)? Where could they excel at? How much does gameplay change without having insta-hit? Are explo-hit-ebolt and the likes out of question, or there's some other way of playing it now that I'm not aware of? Also I can hardly imagine swordsmanship's special blow being used for anything other than dueling and organized fights, but please prove me wrong on this one, I really want it to work (that *TINK* sound just makes it so cool how you bash someone's head in with a giant halberd on a mage... ooooh the feels). On the other hand, I see fencing being extremely powerful in everything not organized, something primarily for... everything. Para blow seems really powerful. Macing being kind-of inbetween this, but still feels a bit niche. Now I might have just answered my own questions for myself, but I'm interested in the opinions of the pvp gods here, or whomever having greater experience than me. I'm in no way a UO veteran who has all hotkeys in their hands from ~20 years ago. I'd really appreciate some links to good tankmage PvP videos from this shard if someone has a few to share. Thanks in advance.