Just stuff points into Dodging and Tactics if you don't want to be hitI'm trying out a ranged dueler build. Just looking at the guide,
Can anyone suggest, would it be advisable to put SP into toughness (more than the guide recommends) to try and defend from melee hits? How about the same concept with tactics against range builds?
Yup, definitely. There were some rumors that appearance and tactics are half as effective as aim and dodge and that they do the same thing. I say nay! There is a luck or a glitch with to much aim and dodge without decent appearance and tactics. For a dodger to be most of the time effective, he needs to find a balance between all these skills. In w2 was not a resistance dueler who won the tournament, was a ranged aimer and dodger who seem to have found a good balance.With resistance they hit you and you are 100% sure you will decrease their damage. With dodge, you either leave the duel without a scratch but you may also get hit too many times. I think it also has to be combined with appearance/tactics for a better effect.
I can tell you from experience that an all dodge build is a guaranteed fail strategy if you intend on dueling any real duelers.However i have found that if you just put all your points into dodge, you seldom get hit