At the point you've brought it you are losing a ton of dps, and it's not going to be the same. I've outlined it numerous times, if you want to be more tanky than this build, you need to go full support. Just because you aren't hurting your team (AKA soldier's runes in a non-support build) doesn't mean you're doing them any favors. You can be up a tad more, and your dps will plummet, thereby hurting your overall quality. If it's dps your groups usually lack, go with Sonic Boon, if it's tanky/support people you need, go with a full Cleric's+Soldier's build.
I would like to add my thanks to the OP. While I don't use your exact build, it is inspired by it. I want a bit more survivability for both PvE and WvW and have traded some damage for that:
I run 0/20/20/30/0 with Sure-Footed and Last Stand from Defense. It really is quite handy and with me playing with at the most 2 guildies, the extra up-time outweighs the lower dps when on target.
I also run Soldier armor and weapon and then Knight jewelry with Berserker jewels. I'm at about 55% crit with Fury and that seems ok. Runes and Sigil are the same as yours.
With your build as is, GS isn't at it's max potential, so you would use a different weapon, like Mace/shield. THen the points in arms are better suited in Defense and etc. The point of this build is the balance you get, when you start taking things out of the balance, it leans one way or the other. Take out tactics and you're better off going full 100% crit build for damage, take out Strength or Arms and you're better off going with a full tank build.
While your build may work, I can assure you it is not at max potential. If you had a choice between:
A solid healing supporter, a solid controller, a solid boon supporter, and two solid DPS
5 people who all do a little bit of everything
Which would you choose? Which do you think is most effective? You can say that tanks and healers don't exist in this game, but they do to some degree, and your group needs to impart individual strengths to make up a good composition and benefit the overall team. When you have 5 people who can all do a little of something it becomes much more individually focused. A team should be a specified group of people, and I could get into a whole lot of reasons for that fact but I'm sort of tired. If you want to reply with an argument or asking about the reasons go right ahead and I will answer you.
Just to clarify, I don't think your build is a failure or that it won't work. I'm just saying it doesn't make sense in a team environment to try and be a tank and a dps. Let someone else be the full tank, and you be the full dps, or vice versa.
My two copper: Do what you like, and put max efficiency into it. Don't run a "middle" build or a half-and-half set. Go all damage with Sonic Boon, or refer to Sithicus Dias' [Think Tank] thread for a full support build that will make you a lot sturdier.
Lots xD As people have said it's similar to a full out dps build, I'd post a screenshot but I don't have any currently
Great write up and build! What kind of DPS can I expect with a 25 stacked 100B?
Edited by Brand, 21 November 2012 - 04:51 AM.