The Defense (Sometimes refereed as Defender, Tank, or Tanker) role in The Exiled Realm of Arborea as the name implies, is a role based on class that focuses on on defending in a form of a tanking, enduring target damage while in a party by standing and defending against the enemy to defend the party from getting hit, giving them useful buffs to increase their defense, and heavily focus on stunning to support the group in their respective way. The defender is also capable of bursting out damage when needed, but not as effectively as the offense.
Only two classes are capable of defending with their given skills. However, only one of them is categorized by official means as a defense, allowing it to queue on the Instance Matching system as such role. Such class include the following: