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Vanguard dps build


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iKelso
02.09.2013 , 02:53 AM | #1
So i made a trooper yesterday.
I want to make it a vanguard dps build.
But there are some things im not sure about.
Do i have to pick aim over the other stats but armour?
And is this the best build ?
http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#801hMhZMZfhMbdGhrs.2

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PanzerJagdhund
02.09.2013 , 11:27 AM | #2
http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#801hMhZMsMZfGbbzGhM.2


Main stat for the most part is always picked over other stats, so that:

Aim > Accuracy (110%) > Power/Tech Power > Surge (75%) = Crit (30%)
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iKelso
02.09.2013 , 11:35 AM | #3
Thanks you, wich are the most importend skills to get first?

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PanzerJagdhund
02.09.2013 , 12:02 PM | #4
While lvling, it does not really matter. When you hit 50, try to get crit up to around 32% first, before working on any other stats. It really doesn't matter for the order in which you get them. It mostly comes down to how close you can keep the stats in their respective priority.
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Totenhelfen - Assault Mando Totenkrieger - Assault Vanguard
Focus/Vig Guardian - Sharpshooter Slinger - Scrapper Scoundrel
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iKelso
02.09.2013 , 12:13 PM | #5
alright, and another question. This plasma cel ability.
Do i just activate it once and then it will work ?

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PanzerJagdhund
02.09.2013 , 01:01 PM | #6
Yes. Once you activate Plasma Cell, it stays active until deactivated.
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Totenhelfen - Assault Mando Totenkrieger - Assault Vanguard
Focus/Vig Guardian - Sharpshooter Slinger - Scrapper Scoundrel
Proud Alpha tester of the Parsec Combat Parser for SWTOR

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unluckyperson
02.25.2013 , 12:31 PM | #7
I'm kind of curious have people tried running a build like this for PvE. My main spec is tank, so when I do dailies I switch to a dps build. My dps equipment is mostly columi some rakata, but that actually goes on my companion, so I use the PvP dps equipment that I've grinded out since I've switched to DPS in PvP. So I just wanted to preface the commentary on what I think is based on the fact that I have the 4 piece bonus from the Eliminator set, which gives +15% critical rate to HIB.

I was thinking about trying some of the hybrid builds I've seen people use, which I'm normally not a huge fan of.

The only conclusion I can get is that HIB has a much more stable damage wise when it hits. The damage on a critical hit is smaller compared to a build like this but on the other hand I'm almost always able to get a critical hit on HIB, the chance of a non-critical hit is something like one out of every four or five. The rotation is a little different from what most people are probably used to because you need to use stock strike and gut for the free critical and use ion pulse and stock strike for the ionic accelerator. The other nice thing about the build is that you get free stock strikes every now and then.

So I'm curious if anyone else has tried this kind of stuff or not, and also what the rest of the vanguard community thinks about this sort of thing.

I was just curious if anyone's tried anything like this, and what people think of it in general.

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RidgeBlader
02.26.2013 , 06:56 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by unluckyperson View Post
I was just curious if anyone's tried anything like this, and what people think of it in general.
I am tossing up playing one of these two builds once I get to 50

DPS

Tankier

Admittedly these two will be for PVP. I am of two minds and I think I will only settle on one once I play both a few times.
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unluckyperson
02.26.2013 , 10:17 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by RidgeBlader View Post
I am tossing up playing one of these two builds once I get to 50

DPS

Tankier

Admittedly these two will be for PVP. I am of two minds and I think I will only settle on one once I play both a few times.
I would not recommend doing your second build because you don't benefit from Neural Overload, Ion Overload, Ion Shield, and Supercharged Ion Cell without having Ion Cell on, and you don't benefit from Ionic Accelerator, Ionized Ignition, High Friction Bolts, and Sweltering Heat without Plasma Cell on.

Either way the moment you put a cell on, you lose some of the abilities in Assault or Shield. The other thing is Shield based abilities like Shield Cycler, and Ceramic plating won't work without a shield equipped, so you also lose some damage as a dps, I know you said it's tankier, and if you want to have a shield equipped that works fine, but with a shield equipped and Ion Cell you pretty much can't benefit from anything in the assault tree except for Degauss, Heavy Stock, Parallactic Combat Stims, and Incindiary Round.

If you have plasma cell up, with a shield you only benefit from Intimidation, Brutal Impact, Steely Resolve, Ceramic Plating, Shield Cycler, Defensive Measures and Storm.

It's because of this I haven't even bothered trying out a hybrid build build not using the tactics tree, because at least with the tactics tree you can get up high into it without putting points into abilities that require you to have High Energy Cell on.

side note: Shield Cycler is only useful if you have a high shield chance. With 50% shield chance it's only a 25% chance of giving you +1 ammo. If you're not wearing any tank gear, that means with Ion Cell on, your shield chance would be 20%, which would yield a 10% chance of +1 ammo, and of course this only applies to Kinetic or Energy damage.

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RidgeBlader
02.27.2013 , 04:24 PM | #10
So you are saying you would prefer a tankier PVP build of something like this?
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