Wait till you get to 49-50 and get handed mods from a daily quest that A you can't make and B are better then what you could make if you had the same mod.
and i forget the absorb one's name. but it's
you can also get the advanced deft or advanced potent mods.
Yea, thats unnacceptable. I would like to level using appropriate stats, not be a half-arsed tank on my way up, thanks.