Sup. I was bored one night (more like last night) and was soloing Decisive Battle on Hard Mode.
Out of impulse, I said to myself, "Let's get hurt and heal up so I can get that Restorative Fairy title and finish Brynn's request."
Got hit, broke all shields, still full health.
RAN UP TO GNOLL CHIEFTAIN
HE DID SPIN ATTACK.
ONE. HIT. KNOCK. OUT.
So no, you are not a tank. In the words of Nexon forums, "get off 1st boat"
Shields break noticeably easier on Second Boat than First Boat. I would not be surprised if by the time I get halfway through Second Boat, my shield went kaboom in one hit.
Shield might recover quickly, but in the middle of boss fights, it's not quick enough. This is going to be some problem once I go scythe because it means I can't run around and still contribute damage. Staff, toss Magic Arrows, duck out and repeat. Scythes, I wouldn't know, but I highly doubt tossing Magic Arrows would help in that kind of situation where your shield is gone because you decided to play like terribad Fiona players.