Hi! I have just started out in Achaea and this is my first post here! I looked into the classes a bit first before I created my character and I decided to go with a dwarf runewarden. This is mostly because I wanted to both play and RP a very tanky character! Runewarden seemed great with all the rune buffs (vitality, regeneration, damage reduction etc.) and I could go with a fullplate and packing steel... err, tower shield! RP-wise, I would be very content with these choices! I guess I could also focus on constitution traits and race specialization.
However, my question is this: is this really viable in the game? Will I be able to efficiently bash my way to dragon like this? How about helping my city in raids or defending myself against other adventurers if needed, or in the arena? For example, I wanted to avoid the nimble trait because it seems to lessen my tankiness, but would I be OK at bashing or combat like that? Is there another Knight class tankier than runewarden perhaps, or another weaponmastery specialization better for survivability? My focus would mostly be bashing, but I wanna engage in combat too and I would be very interested in learning the answers to these questions before I go down that road and can't go back (at least not without lots of credits)!