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Assassin Full PvP Tank

Alimazu's Avatar

01.25.2013 , 07:24 AM | #1
Hi community,

I have searched now for a while... i canīt find anything about the stat Priority in PvP...

can somebody can give me tipps how i should modify my equipment to be a PvP full tank?

Thanks - With best regards - Alimazu

cool-dude's Avatar

01.25.2013 , 02:40 PM | #2
Longest time I heard that shield and defense are more or less useless in pvp, and you are better off using dps gear and a focus. The rational behind this is that shield only protects you against white damage and non crits, and you will simply find more use out of doing more damage.

However, though it is true about what they say concerning shield and defense, it is still more prudent to use a shield instead of a focus, and tank gear over dps gear. Here is why: Jedi knights, no matter what their AC mostly do white damage. Gunslingers mostly do white damage, troopers do a good mixture of tech and white damage, operatives do a good mixture of white and tech damage. The only class I would say a tank is useless against is a sage or its mirror class, considering they mostly do force and can out tank you with their bubble that absorbs all types of damage.

A tank is pretty explanatory:

I use endurance as my main stat and will as my secondary.
"Sarcasm is strong in this one"

Rynis's Avatar

01.26.2013 , 11:00 PM | #3
Basically what I did was buy all the stock survivor pieces and after I bought 7 or 8 WH survivor boots and used the mod/enh in all my pieces. Pretty straight forward...and for augments I used endurance ones.

27k hp
32 def
44 shield
40 abs
1200 expertise

I also run this spec:

The end result:

NamikazeNaruto's Avatar

01.26.2013 , 11:12 PM | #4
22/17/2 is also the spec I currently run. For stats/gear.. I would suggest

Maxing expertise to 1390.
Putting all the possible highest health mods/enhancements in your gear.
Maxing your defense up until 30%

So the order is expertise --> endurance --> defense to 30% --> shield --> absorb. Also link to my armory in my sig.

Phantom Dusk - Assassin - Harbinger

Alimazu's Avatar

01.27.2013 , 09:00 AM | #5
thank u very much for the informations... now i have a beginning for my build ;D

Have a nice day

NamikazeNaruto's Avatar

01.27.2013 , 11:49 AM | #6
I have made a comprehensive guide for PvP tanking as an assassin. It is long, but I made a table of contents and split it into sections so that you can simply browse to the section(s) that interest you.
Phantom Dusk - Assassin - Harbinger