Best barb to pull a catapult in TW. Demon is better to kill with in PvP. But sage can survive for much longer.

This is just wrong on so many levels. There a lot of myths about how "sage barb is harder to kill", so I will dispel these here and now.

MYTH 1: Sage buffs are "better"/give more HP.

FACT: Demon and Sage HP buff both give 35%. Sage lasts one hour, Demon gives everyone in squad ~25 chi per cast. Sage SoT gives more physical attack than Demon, however this is useless for casters. The 5% crit increase from Demon however, is not.

MYTH 2: Sage barbs "have more HP"

FACT: Standing up, a Demon and Sage have the EXACT same damn amount of HP. Period. Only in Tiger Form does Sage get an extra 10% BASE HP. Note that this is NOT a 10% increase in your TOTAL.

MYTH 3: Sage barbs are "harder to kill"/"last longer"

FACT: Again, standing up, they are the same in HP and defense, and standing up, a Demon will win the fight with more probability than the Sage. In Tiger Form, Sage DOES get more physical defense. Now here is the part you have to brain a bit on: it's useless. The game mechanics offer diminishing returns on physical defense. In other words, it takes a larger and larger amount of physical defense to actually achieve a higher PHYSICAL reduction. For example 20K vs 22K defense will not make a damn bit of difference compared to 4K vs 6K. Sage and Demon barbs usually have the same amount of physical damage reduction in Tiger Form.

MYTH 4: Sage barbs are better for TW/catapulling

FACT: Demon Tiger Form allows for a 100% mellee damage reflect in duels, pve, and TW. Allllllll those sins that just sparked and jumped you on the crystal have now killed themselves. Trust me, I pulled catas for several top guilds on Dreamwever, and every TW, someone killed themselves on my Roar. Demon also allows full damage to targets, so you can defend yourself much better. There is no nerf while in tiger-form, you are now a 85K+ HP axe-BM with Invoke. Good luck killing that.

MYTH 5: Sage is better for tanking.

FACT: There is NO difference in the threat level generated between Sage and Demon. None. So the ability to generate aggro is the same. And there is absolutely NOTHING a Sage can tank that a Demon cannot.

@ The orginal poster:

I didn't mean to sound like an ass, bud. Sorry if you took it that way as I meant no offense. I am glad that you are taking the time to learn the class yourself, from the sounds of it, you just might become a big sexy fluffy pr0nstar one day. :3