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Taugrim's Guide to Bounty Hunter Powertech Mechanics and PVP

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Taugrim's Guide to Bounty Hunter Powertech Mechanics and PVP

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taugrimtaugrim
04.24.2012 , 12:30 AM | #241
Quote: Originally Posted by Rischardo View Post
Taugrim, thanks for your guide, I've learned a lot when I first started PvPing. However, I think you might have missed something:

"Grapple (Harpoon) which has a 45 sec cooldown, 35 sec with Advanced Tools (Tactical Tools). You can add a 3-sec root effect with the tanking tree talent No Escape (Defensive Measures). Keep in mind the root effect builds Resolve"

I don't think the root builds resolve, grapple/harpoon builds resolve regardless if it is talented or not. This is why you can't grapple people with full resolve even when you don't have no escape. Also, I'm fairly certain other roots/snares don't build resolve as well.
Woops, thanks for that catch. The pull builds 400 Resolve. The root effect, like all roots and snares, does not build Resolve.

IIRC you can't pull a white-barred (Resolve immune) opponent, but you can still root them with the pull.
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Guides: Resolve | Powertech/Vanguard PVP | Defense/Shielding | Bolster

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taugrimtaugrim
04.26.2012 , 11:55 PM | #242
Added links to 31/10/0 tank spec:
Quote:
- Powertech: http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#301GRGb0RroGRZMcRM.1
- Vanguard: http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#801GRGb0RroGRZMcRM.1

Patch 1.2 Tank: 31/10/0 provides charge, Guard, solid melee capability, and excellent durability via passive mitigation. Limited ranged capability. In 1.2, Heat Blast (Energy Blast) was removed from the GCD. Empowered Tech (Counterattack) increases the chance to proc Shield Vents (Shield Cycler) and Flame Shield (Static Shield) to improve DPS
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Guides: Resolve | Powertech/Vanguard PVP | Defense/Shielding | Bolster

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Githanis
05.01.2012 , 12:37 PM | #243
Just wondering if Iron Fist is still viable?

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Gnugthreeonefive
05.11.2012 , 02:08 AM | #244
Quote: Originally Posted by taugrimtaugrim View Post
IIRC you can't pull a white-barred (Resolve immune) opponent, but you can still root them with the pull.
Negative.

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Grafon
06.01.2012 , 04:34 PM | #245
Quote: Originally Posted by Githanis View Post
Just wondering if Iron Fist is still viable?
Also interested in this. I have still been using the Ironfist spec and cannot tell if my decrease in performance is due to not having full war hero like everyone else, or something being changed with the specs effectiveness. Thanks!
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Dacce
06.12.2012 , 09:52 PM | #246
Quote: Originally Posted by Githanis View Post
Just wondering if Iron Fist is still viable?
Ironfist will still be viable until 1.3 lands. The nerf to your bread and butter rocket punch is not counteracted by the free flame sweep you would pick up. So you could be better off going further up a different tree.

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DacRycar
06.27.2012 , 02:33 PM | #247
Indeed. Alas, the great Iron Fist has joined the Carolina Parakeet in extinction.

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Githanis
06.28.2012 , 11:05 AM | #248
Quote: Originally Posted by taugrimtaugrim View Post
Here is my free in-depth Guide to Powertech Mechanics and PVP:
http://taugrim.com/2012/01/04/guide-...anics-and-pvp/

Let me know your feedback / questions, either here or on my blog.

I'll be updating it multiple times a week on my blog, and I'll be posting significant content changes here.

Look forward to dialoguing with you!
Is this thread even viable to the community anymore? I'm assuming the OP no longer plays SWTOR, therefore would not be updating his blog with any pertinent information. If that is the case I feel this thread should be "unstuck".

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taugrimtaugrim
07.01.2012 , 05:57 PM | #249
Quote: Originally Posted by DacRycar View Post
Indeed. Alas, the great Iron Fist has joined the Carolina Parakeet in extinction.

Indeed.

Given the current mechanics, I recommend running Pyrotech (Assault Specialist) or Advanced Prototype (Tactics). If you are set on tanking, you can run a 31-pt spec but understand that your damage output is going to be limited.
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Guides: Resolve | Powertech/Vanguard PVP | Defense/Shielding | Bolster

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theGhoulFemi
07.02.2012 , 01:57 PM | #250
Can somebody in simple words explain why iron fist now is so bad? because i m a german and so english isnt so easy.

thx
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