What is Templar class? What is its main role ?
Templars are THE tanks of Aion, using the shield for both defense and offense while protecting its party members. You can compare Templar to WoW’s Prot Warrior, L2 TK/SK see gold runescape
Are Templars easy to play?
Templars are one of the easiest to level, though definitely not the fastest. Especially after mid levels you can kill 3-4 mobs one after another (or 2-3 at once) without having to heal yourself between fights. If you won’t aggro too many mobs, every fight should be relatively easy. Until endgame, Templars are not easy to play in PVP. Although they take longer to kill, their dps is lower than average (if not specced for pure damage) and they lack of serious crowd control skills. You will find yourself loosing to almost all classes that can keep you away and have very hard job to kill Clerics. Templar are the easiest class to Tank Elite mobs. It doesn’t mean that PVE Tanking is easy. Templar just have more skills and abilities to do the job right.
So – yes, and no. Yes, if you plan to do PVE mainly. No if you are hardcore PVP fan.
Why would I choose Templar over other classes ?
Because Templar is the best class in Aion, period. Seriously ? Depends on what do you want to do. If your soul screams to defend others, to protect fellowship Daevas, to play one of the most important role in PvE, to be needed by almost all groups going for dungeon/raid runs – that’s Templar. You must know that Templars are average damage dealers, so you will not be leveling as quickly as Assassins or Sorcerers, but you won’t die so often as them. You will be able to take 2-3 enemies at once, and continue fight after several kills without much delay. You will be average in PvP at start, but get much better when closing to endgame.
You will get the best possible armor, fight with sword and shield and use your abilities to taunt, stun and redirect damage to yourself from your allies. You will have some DOT healing abilities, but not much. You will be a fortress to penetrate and the last enemy to target in PvP combat.
Gladiator or Templar ? Depends on what do you want more – to be good damage dealer with good defense, or be the best defense with decent damage.
Sorcerer/Assasin or Templar ? Similiar to above. Sorcs and Sins are the best damage dealers here, but have poor to average defenses, so it’s harder to play them. If you don’t know how to play them, you die often.
Cleric or Templar ? Well, that’s a tough choice, cause they both have very good defenses (active or passive) and are not the fastest levelers. Cleric role is more a support class, also very important, but also quite fragile when dealing with Elite mobs. Cleric vs Templar PvP fights more often end up with Templar dead, but after very long fights. In PvE, Clerics stay back and heal Templars, while Templars stay at front and prevent enemies getting to Clerics.