I’m not sure if you’ve actually gone full tank on whipper and looked at the stats at lvl 65? I’m not really exaggerating when the stats are fairly close it’s just whipper can’t go full tank or they kinda lose all their perks
now the issue there is that DE is able to hold many plus sides when going full tank unlike whipper but when I brought up before that de prob needs way less movement speed and acc/chacc for being a main tank every 1 was angry but it’s pretty ridiculous for the huge buffs de gets to still be able to hit people on a tank build. Altho full tank de is much more costly than full tank WH. My de has like 1-4 attacks while whipper can have like 5-8 depending on build.
max tank whipper is like 60k~ hp, 1600 defense, 5-15k crit void, 13-15k void. De and wh both meet the threshold of like 13,500 ch resist at lvl 54 to make all chakra damage equal 0. Now since DE is the actually real tank it does surpass whipper in hp, void, cheresist which are the 3 main protective stats.
also whipper has the ability to stack cheva and has more crit eva which I think is funny.
Now a lot of your argument is based off 29 cap where many things are unbalanced cus of +12 gear, uni jewels, spanners, 40 pets never being taken into consideration. Wh is still pretty dominating class in each cap afterward but becomes more balanced as other classes receive the necessary buffs to participate against medic/wh/de tankiness.
The playing field leveling out seems to be where it is more annoying to play whipper for you honestly. I’ve literally tested every stat so this point you are trying to make isn’t true. Whipper used to be even more OP when they had roughly 40% more accuracy and chacc than a sw could even build eva/cheva prior to the last major skill patch cus of the huge accuracy buffs medic and whipper had. I’m not sure what void nerf you are talkin about as whippers tank stats actuallY got buffed and received way more tank stats when vendetta took over for 59 and 66 cap.
noW whipper has incredibly strong dots they never had before with a pretty high damage output if you calculate it against all the targets it can hit as it’s damage is spread out rather than focused on one target. There are plus’s sides outside of the protective stats because of whippers secondary tank role. A defender is never as useful as a whipper and I have the tankiest de in the game. Most DEs are ignored in battle unlike whipper. cbs are more single target dps oriented than whipper and have better offensive skills than de.
When we went 30+ in Aeria they seemed to start focusing whippers dmg output into more targets and place them as a off tank support altho some people still had the ability to play main tank whipper while losing out on some the perks of the class.
So wh has the ability to pull, stun, immobilize, and dot way more than any other classes and can be played as a support role Very well. Lol I used to play a support max tank whipper for bikini to get all the kills for us.
max tank builds are not very fun on either class. I play both wh and de as a main tank and they have like no attacks to play alone. The issues you may see on whipper are more of the de having the ability to do multiple things but that in itself is because DEs are often useless in pvp while whipper can help a team dominate more easily.