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ZeroPlus
01.28.2013 , 09:25 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Joshthecook View Post
I was wrong, at some point it does proc your HIB, but it's not in the talent build as I see it.
You weren't exactly wrong. More "imprecise".

If you specialize into the "Assault" tree, there is a talent called "Ionic Accelerator" that says the following:
While Plasma Cell is active, Ion Pulse has a [15 / 30 / 45]% chance and Stockstrike has a [20 / 40 / 60]% chance to finish the cooldown on High Impact Bolt and make the next High Impact Bolt free. This effect cannot occur more than once every 6 seconds.
(As an aside: you will know when the "reset" happens because your Vanguard will "laugh" and there is a visual affect associated with it as well.)

So, using Stockstrike will "reset" the cooldown on High Impact Bolt (cooldown is 15s). However, as mentioned in the HiB tooltip:
Fires a very powerful round at the target, dealing x-y weapon damage. Only usable against incapacitated targets and targets suffering from periodic damage.
So, to be able to use HiB (after it has reset or not) the target has to be incapacitated or suffering periodic damage otherwise you cannot use it.

Hope that helps.
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OlosBC
01.28.2013 , 10:27 AM | #12
For vanguard: tank tree has a DoT effect from stance that will allow it. Always procs on stockstrike.

Tactics tree has gut.

Assault tree has a DoT effect from stance that will always proc from ion pulse.



I'm not sure about commando.
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DariusCalera
01.28.2013 , 11:07 AM | #13
For a Commando the following will allow you to use HiB.

Gunnery Tree:

Debuff from Grav Round
Stunned with Cryo Grenade
Dot from Plasma Grneade
If they're stunned with Concussive Round
Sticky Grenade if they're standard or weak enemies. (Causes them to panic)

Assault Tree:

DoT from Plasma Cell
DoT from Incendiary Round
Stunned with Cryo Grenade
DoT from Plasma Grneade
If they're stunned with Concussive Round
Sticky Grenade if they're standard or weak enemies. (Causes them to panic)

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Shockley
02.08.2013 , 08:10 AM | #14
[QUOTE=OlosBC;5784753]For vanguard: tank tree has a DoT effect from stance that will allow it. Always procs on stockstrike.

Tactics tree has gut.

Tactics tree has a ability that makes a HiB automatically crit after using gut (within 15 seconds of using gut). That is my favorite tactic. Get the DoT on 'em then rape them with an insta-crit HiB. Using this in conjunction with the tank ion cell DoT ability, spamming HiB as much as possible is easy. I use a 10/31/0 build for pvp to defend healers, and still be able to put down those pesky mara's.
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Talon_Starfire
02.09.2013 , 08:11 AM | #15
[QUOTE=Shockley;5831798]
Quote: Originally Posted by OlosBC View Post
For vanguard: tank tree has a DoT effect from stance that will allow it. Always procs on stockstrike.

Tactics tree has gut.

Tactics tree has a ability that makes a HiB automatically crit after using gut (within 15 seconds of using gut). That is my favorite tactic. Get the DoT on 'em then rape them with an insta-crit HiB. Using this in conjunction with the tank ion cell DoT ability, spamming HiB as much as possible is easy. I use a 10/31/0 build for pvp to defend healers, and still be able to put down those pesky mara's.
Would you post your build please?
Thanks
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ladwar
02.11.2013 , 02:26 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Talon_Starfire View Post
Will Explosive Round trigger it?
Thanks

yes but only on standard or weak mobs during the knock-back effect.

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Shockley
02.11.2013 , 09:21 PM | #17
[QUOTE=Talon_Starfire;5835395]
Quote: Originally Posted by Shockley View Post
Would you post your build please?
Thanks
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I use 4 pieces of supercommando (tank gear) for the bonus, and the tank rifle and shield. The rest is dps gear. Hope this helps!
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DariusCalera
02.11.2013 , 11:24 PM | #18
[QUOTE=Shockley;5831798]
Quote: Originally Posted by OlosBC View Post
For vanguard: tank tree has a DoT effect from stance that will allow it. Always procs on stockstrike.

Tactics tree has gut.

Tactics tree has a ability that makes a HiB automatically crit after using gut (within 15 seconds of using gut). That is my favorite tactic. Get the DoT on 'em then rape them with an insta-crit HiB. Using this in conjunction with the tank ion cell DoT ability, spamming HiB as much as possible is easy. I use a 10/31/0 build for pvp to defend healers, and still be able to put down those pesky mara's.
Combat Tactics only has a 25% chance at making your next HiB an auto crit. But since Gut is DoT, that 25% happens quite often.