DaHeckIzDat wrote:In fact, I would personally recommend not tanking out. Being able to dodge (which is affected by your weight) is way more valuable than having a crap ton of armor.
Of course, fat rolling isn't an option. What I mean is armor with good damage resistance and perhaps more importantly, poise, to avoid stun locks. This is attainable while still mid rolling, at the very least. Combined with a 100% phy block shield, a n00b shouldn't have too much trouble. Once familiar with the system, true fun is had in lighter armor, using fast roll and no shield.