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Augments for Tanking

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DarthMors
11.30.2012 , 09:13 AM | #1
After screwing around a lot, finding out that I'm better at tanking than DPS with my Powertech, and wasting many credits and commendations on the wrong gear, I think I am finally on track to make myself the kind of tank that people say "oh, ****, i want him in my group." What Augnments are best for me? Shield? Absorption? Defense?
Is there a difference for which Aug I should use in PvP versus PvE?
I have six +9 Absorption Augs currently.
I am currently geared in full Columni Supercommando gear, except for my Block Hole Demolishers Body armor and Battlemaster Eliminator's Blaster (I know, wrong gear for tank).
As far as my PvP gear goes I have full Battlemaster Eliminator. (Again, I know wrong gear for tank, I'm working on that.)
Health, 20371. Armor 8341. Dmg Red., 50.58%. Defense Chance, 10.90%. Shield Chance 45.98%. Shield Absorption 45.54%
Did I provide enough info?
Thanks all!
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sonofhutt
11.30.2012 , 11:46 PM | #2
Your on the right track. Keep farming those BH comms. Once you are able to start optimizing those BH pieces you want to aim for ~55% shield, ~55% absorb, 15-20% def. whatever HP's you have will be fine, not till Terror from beyond and NM EC do you need to start building those HP up. Mods and enhancements to look for are weighted or deflecting(I prefer the B models) for mods, bulwark, vigilant (both shield/absorb) or bastion, steadfast (shield/def) for enhancements. Plug augs in as you need to get specs in those ranges. Scrap any accuracy in favourite of any type of mitigation. Mitigation is the name of the game for PT tanks.
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steave
12.04.2012 , 07:42 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by sonofhutt View Post
Your on the right track. Keep farming those BH comms. Once you are able to start optimizing those BH pieces you want to aim for ~55% shield, ~55% absorb, 15-20% def. whatever HP's you have will be fine, not till Terror from beyond and NM EC do you need to start building those HP up. Mods and enhancements to look for are weighted or deflecting(I prefer the B models) for mods, bulwark, vigilant (both shield/absorb) or bastion, steadfast (shield/def) for enhancements. Plug augs in as you need to get specs in those ranges. Scrap any accuracy in favourite of any type of mitigation. Mitigation is the name of the game for PT tanks.
There's no reason to keep your defense that low. In my current gear (optimized 61s), I have about 56% shield, 55% absorb, 22.5% or so defense (with exotech stim) and about 24.5k hp. When my absorb relic procs I go up to a bit over 70% absorb, and the flame burst proc adds an another 8%.
None of the current content requires more hp than you get anyway while optimizing for mitigation, so there's no reason to ever choose endurance over any other defensive stat, unless you're an assassin.