Hi, don't know in depth what you're discussing, but I'd like to point out that this game is much more about how you play than what you play, meaning that you can run around dead herring and slap enemies in the face with it and still be succesful if you're focused and quick witted. Therefore, if you run around with people you know and are pretty experienced in playing with, you'll most definitely be successful unless the god of lag decides to smite you. But running with a pug gives you players you have no experience with and almost definitely don't have the same strategies that you do in the same instance, so you'd have to make new strategies or Leroy Jenkins the f*** out of it. My point: This is when builds matter. When you're playing with the same people you have a certain amount of security in the form of experience, while the dangers of pugging is where you need a build that can handle certain situations or perhaps even any. At least that's my opinion of it
No, I understand pugs are different and wouldn't expect every warrior to run full dps and berserker in a pug, especially newer players, although I still think the defense line overall is pointless still.
My response was more to point out that this build can't match the dps of a true dps warrior and that needing defense to do hard content is false for both harder dungeons like Arah and high level fractals if you run organized groups.