Reason for this guide:
The reason I'm creating this guide is because the other guide I've seen floating around is a bit outdated and doesn't take into account the new skills obtained. The others from the old forums are all pretty much the same. This guide is not meant to dictate exactly what you should be with no room for negotiation. I encourage anyone who reads this to merely take it as advice and to break away from it at any time they feel comfortable. That being said, please post all complaints/ criticisms below. This guide is purely for the good of the community, and it would help if we all contributed.
This a guide for Strength Guardians, so obviously you'll major in strength. Guardians are unique in that there are a lot of ways to build them and still be successful. I prefer full strength, but other builds include str/vit and str/dex. i would also like to note that when you get really great gear the build you're using doesn't really matter since it has a hybridizing effect. Strength guards can pump out a vicious critical with a nice set of rings.
Strength and vitality builds are usually for newer players or for people who can't afford really great gear. Guardians come in all varieties though. Some people just may want the extra tankiness regardless. I recommend this build for anyone new to class, though knight isn't a difficult class to play in the slightest. Guardian skills do take some adjustment.
Strength and dexterity are for people who like to see a bigger critical or simply don't like to miss as much. It is never a bad thing to add dexterity to your build. A little bit is always useful but don't overdo it. Your main stat is strength. Strength deals the damage and gives you a boost in P.Def as well. Always keep that in mind.
Some people pump 1 point of dexterity into their character with every level and that's just fine. Like I said before, you have a bit of leeway with this. You don't have to be cookie cutter to be good. If you have enough experience to play around withe class, go ahead. The point of playing Rohan is to have fun. Put your own spin on things and try it out.
Only keep Sharpen Blade at level 1 until you get your core Guardian skills. If you follow this guide you should have enough points left over to max Heroic Power and Stunner as soon as they become available. The rest of the skill you can take at your own discretion. You may roll with a shield if you want to, but it's not as vital that you do anymore. If you follow that path be sure ot take Bless Shield and Charge.