Danza +18 was my raid defense tank (pre-formations) and held me on the border between gold and platinum pretty reliably.
Yes, there were days where he basically owned these quests all by himself. That swords special is really something. Would link to the summaries of those battles, but I think they were before Guvnor consolidated the trials into master threads, so it would take some looking. But honestly, I remember him throwing three or fours swords in a row. It happens, people!