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12.11.2012 , 03:37 AM | #4
Nothing wrong with Shield Specialist leveling. You get your healer companion, Elara, on Taris, which is very early. As long as you keep her reasonably geared (the companion-specific greens you get as random quest rewards worked just fine for me all the way to 50), she'll keep you alive through just about any fight.

Combat can get a little slow, especially with Elite and Champion enemies, as you won't be putting out much DPS; you'll basically whittle them down while Elara keeps you up. But it's a perfectly fine way to level. Just keep aggro off of Elara, burn weak/normal mobs first, and use your defensive cooldowns (including on-use relics) when needed.