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Tank in PvP


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adiwantinova
12.03.2012 , 07:28 AM | #11
That would be interesting. It would certainly make the tank a priority target. I don't know, though, as with a few CD timer adjustments, the same / similar impact can be achieved through existing AOE taunts + single target taunts.
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RogueNights
12.03.2012 , 08:56 AM | #12
Most effective tanks in pvp roll dps gear. Its just how it works.

Would also say you need to be in voice com w/ a dedicated healer.. As a tank, if youre not working as a team w/ a healer, your just not going to be effective at all. Once you got that down start trying to guard swap to any target the opposing team is focusing when your healer has no one on them, and you'll increase your protection numbers and your healers healing numbers.. Would say some of the highest healing #'s i've seen are not due to healers.. they're due to tanks that not only free their healer up to free cast, but also guard switch/never are at full health and always have hots/are in their healers aoes.
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Con-Dima
12.03.2012 , 09:26 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by VanderII View Post
What do you think about tank classes in PvP? I'm a jedi knight full tank and I think to be useless, I usually lost every round, all classes (dps; sith sage; imperial agent etc.) win against me so, doyou think it's usual this situation?
you are just wookiee. JK is not your class )

JK very strong in PVP. Little slow, but strong and def
For JK needed, smooth hands.
/sorry

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Solarenergy
12.03.2012 , 09:42 AM | #14
Tank is the hardest thing to play in pugs. That's because you need to be more organized and stick with your healer at all times. In pugs, people run around all over the place, and a lot of the times the healer doesn't even know you're guarding him. You'll find you'll die a lot of times. Where tanks really shine is if you go in with a 4-player premade. A couple of dps, a healer, and the tank of course. Playing a tank in PVP definitely requires more communication and organization than is found in most pugs.

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TonyDragonflame
12.03.2012 , 09:42 AM | #15
If you wanna keep aggro from other players in pvp, go Focus/Rage spec.
When you smashed 6-7 k to crowd of people, they will be quite angry to you!
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RaithHarth
12.03.2012 , 10:02 AM | #16
It would be nice if tanks had a temporary immunity to critical/power and surged based attacks
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jgoldsack
12.03.2012 , 10:21 AM | #17
I am one of those rare tanks in pvp that uses full pvp tank gear. I have over 27k HP, and I have been told that I am a ***** to kill. I don't do DPS, my job is to AOE taunt on cooldown, guard the healers, and annoy the crap out of the other team, to make them focus on me and not the rest of the team. I am an Assassin tank FYI.

Of course, my role changes based on the WZ we are in... in Huttball I am the ball carrier typically. In CW and Coast I usually solo guard a turret/bunker, and in VS I guard the heals and annoy the other team.

Maybe when 1.6 hits i'll pick up a DPS set of cheap WH stuff.
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Gunseen
12.03.2012 , 10:55 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by jgoldsack View Post
I am one of those rare tanks in pvp that uses full pvp tank gear. I have over 27k HP, and I have been told that I am a ***** to kill. I don't do DPS, my job is to AOE taunt on cooldown, guard the healers, and annoy the crap out of the other team, to make them focus on me and not the rest of the team. I am an Assassin tank FYI.

Of course, my role changes based on the WZ we are in... in Huttball I am the ball carrier typically. In CW and Coast I usually solo guard a turret/bunker, and in VS I guard the heals and annoy the other team.

Maybe when 1.6 hits i'll pick up a DPS set of cheap WH stuff.
Unless I am busy guarding you ha!

But ya, tanks job is to do your best to tie up the other team , snares, stuns, pushes, taunts. Remember if there is 3 beating on you that means your team out numbers them somewhere else.

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MasterFeign
12.03.2012 , 11:04 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by RaithHarth View Post
It would be nice if tanks had a temporary immunity to critical/power and surged based attacks
Or you know... not be affected by crit attacks at all since tanks can't shield tech force attacks...

I'd love to be a tank in pvp if my role was more than just shielding a healer...

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Banderal
12.04.2012 , 05:31 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by MasterFeign View Post
I'd love to be a tank in pvp if my role was more than just shielding a healer...
My role often seems to end up being "stay alive long enough while stopping caps so that the rest of the team can get back from respawn". Maybe it's just my perception, but I alwasy seem to die at an "off" time, such that when I respawn and the door opens I'm the only one there. By the time I get back to the node, I'm still the only one there because the rest of my team as been killed off by then. They are all in spawn waiting until the next door-open, and I'm trying to remember every trick I ever learned to stay alive long enough for them to get back. Rinse, repeat (well, hopefully repeat, otherwise it means we lost the node).

I don't know if that timing is a side affect of being a tank, just pure dumb luck, or a delusion on my part.