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Taugrim's "Iron Fist" 25/14/2 PVP Tank Spec [Video]

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Taugrim's "Iron Fist" 25/14/2 PVP Tank Spec [Video]

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ZeroPlus
10.01.2012 , 07:06 PM | #291
Quote: Originally Posted by TrumpetNut View Post
Hey taugrim. this is probably a lame question but how can you get numbers to show your HP or other player's?
Do the following:
1) Open the "Interface Editor".
2) Click on your unit frame. Scroll down in the "Player Frame" options and select "Show Information Text". You should see the change immediately.
3) Click on your target frame. Scroll down in the "Target Frame" options and select "Show Information Text". You should see the change immediately.
4) Save your changes.
If you seek answers, you must always ask questions. - Master Vandar Tokare.

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TrumpetNut
10.02.2012 , 09:19 AM | #292
Thx. One thing though what spec would you reccomend for survivability and decent dps? Iron fist? And how fast will I level If I have no perks but PvP to lvl up. I get minimum of 9 comms per warzone but I only play 30 min-90 min on weekdays and 3 hours on weekends.

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Elyk_Borne
12.29.2012 , 09:03 PM | #293
I decided to give this spec a try in PvE and it works great. My health actually seems to not go down as fast as when I was pure tank spec'd. This is probably due to the damage boost which helps me burn down enemies faster as well as keep my threat up. The only slight changes I made was taking the 2 points from No escape in the Shield tree and the 2 points from hitman in the Adv. prototype tree. I put these points into rebraced armor and ablative upgrades for the additional armor rating and shield absorption along with the cooldown on kolto overload which is quite nice.

The immobilize in No Escape was a great fit for PvP, but I never actually seemed to notice it in PvE. The 2 second cooldown on Quell in Hitman is nice as it allows you to interrupt more but I felt the tank specific abilities added to the survivability.

Glad I gave this spec a test and was able to tweak it slightly to work wonders with my play style. Thanks for posting it.

Using this on my Powertech. Names of abilities are different but I believe the effects are the same.
The Ghosts

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Talon_Starfire
01.24.2013 , 11:08 AM | #294
No offence intended to Taugrim but is this build still viable I thought it wasn't anymore?
Thanks
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Berika
01.24.2013 , 01:32 PM | #295
Quote: Originally Posted by taugrimtaugrim View Post
Yes, as folks have already surmised, the spec no longer is viable given the changes to the mechanics of the tank tree to improve PVE tanking.

For Vanguards, at least the good news is that Pulse Generator is fixed.

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.



/sigh

I have always given my objective opinions about SWTOR. I am one of the hosts on GAMEBREAKER's The Republic show, but that does not mean I am going to lose my objectivity.

If you don't agree with my opinions, you don't agree with my opinions. That's doesn't mean my opinions are biased.

This is from page 29 post #286. I've messed around with it for dailies and such but it hasn't been recommended since last June
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Talon_Starfire
01.30.2013 , 10:54 AM | #296
Quote: Originally Posted by Berika View Post
This is from page 29 post #286. I've messed around with it for dailies and such but it hasn't been recommended since last June
What tanking spec should be used now?
Thanks
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Looking for Sith guild.
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Vulkus
02.04.2013 , 07:52 AM | #297
Ok so Im looking to change my Van to something more devastating. I'm almost 50 and Im currently using Yojack's 1.6 tank build. Dont get me wrong, im tough to kill but I want something more from my toon and people are saying Vans are top DPS these days. I came from WoW when TOR launched as a DPS Pally but when my friends and I came over I took up the roll as tank and pretty much have stayed this way. Now I play solo alot and Ive been PVPing alot lately too. So.is it possible to have a PVE/PVP tank build that puts out dmg still or should I just focus on DPS. Any ideas to help me make a monster, Im all open to suggestions