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04.01.2018 , 05:38 PM | #4
To OP: Welcome back!
- Tier 4 gear (rating 248) is best for pvp, with 236 augments. New augments come out soon, I don't know if they will be better with bolster or not.

- grinding includes warzones. it can also include fps, ops, and ranked. PVP armor and expertise stats no longer exist. You need only 1 set of gear for both PVP and PVE. So PVE content drops useful gear. group ranked weekly gives out 500 UC's, compared to 125 for regular wz weekly, so gearing is a lot faster if you include ranked. find a pug team of peeps who don't mind losing/don't care about your low gear rating and you are set.

- lethal mod is BIS. adept enhancement is sometimes BIS. I stack alacrity after reaching 40% crit chance due to diminishing returns

- DPS: merc arsenal is FOTM, so congrats! They do good damage and have crazy good, easy to use defenses. Maras are the other consensus FOTM, specifically fury spec. They are much better at single target now, smash/sweep era is in the past. Familiarize yourself with their stun immunity periods and Ruthless Aggressor (utility). Sniper is also FOTM, but to a lesser degree than Merc and Mara in my opinion.

- Healer: Healers in general are OP right now. A good healer can heal through two DPS. This is part of the reason TTK is higher than I like. Sorcs are supreme for their burst heals, high mobility, and utility. OP healers have great AOE but are easier to lock down than sorcs. Merc healers are extremely tough to kill.

- Tank: Full tank gear is abysmal. cuts damage output in half in exchange for only a little more survivability. Skank tank is FOTM, sins in particular. That's tank armorings for the set bonus and shield in offhand slot. DPS mods, enhancements, earpiece, implants, and relics. But update 5.9 will nerf skank tank damage so I'm not gearing my tank right now until I see what happens.
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