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Tanking in DPS gear?


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steave
02.20.2013 , 09:53 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Grogget View Post
Here's an idea that I've been doing lately, using an orange shield generator but with the Elite War Hero Force Master Focus mods/enhancements/etc, running 23/1/17. Now you have that extra shield bonus from passive stats and Dark Ward, without sacrificing any Power or damage.

The amount of shielding and absorption depends on what gear you're wearing though, but a little bit of mitigation adds up. Not to mention, the reduced CD for Force Shroud comes into effect whenever you shield something.
No, you're still loosing 217 force power - a focus with a 61 armoring in it gives 649 force power, while a shield with the same armoring in it only gives 432.
There IS still a lot of damage coming from m/r attacks in PVP (marskman snipers, carnage marauders, powertech railshots, assassin trash/assassinate etc) though, so building a real tanking set for an assassin for ball carrying and node guarding should be worth it. My own planned build will have 30% defense, 64% shield and 51% absorb with 25.5k HP. Raising the shield chance higher than that is pointless (since crits can't be shielded and it's pretty much already at the point where every non-crit hit will be shielded), but it can't be traded for any other tank stat anyway. Probably best to still go for the 23/1/17 spec though, CCing should provide better mitigation than wither+the self heal, and death field is really useful for interupting caps at range.

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Atramar
02.20.2013 , 10:04 AM | #12
Well, for pure tank job like ball carrying or node guarding, 22/17/2 is far best IMHO
for being an extra hp for healer 31/0/10 is better (as you want to be next to him (10 m range attacks) and heal your self as much as possible so healer heals team - 3 stacks + lightning/dirt breath)...

but that's just me.
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steave
02.20.2013 , 10:38 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Atramar View Post
Well, for pure tank job like ball carrying or node guarding, 22/17/2 is far best IMHO
for being an extra hp for healer 31/0/10 is better (as you want to be next to him (10 m range attacks) and heal your self as much as possible so healer heals team - 3 stacks + lightning/dirt breath)...

but that's just me.
Yeah, but in that situation, you still need to take into account that there will be less damage to heal if you can CC people, so I still think the 23/1/17 spec would be better. Deviating just slightly from the normal DPS spec and getting dark ward with only 1 point in shroud of darkness would then even allow you to switch role with just a quick gear change without having to respec, so you could ninja a node with DPS gear and then quickly change over to tank gear for guarding it.

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Atramar
02.20.2013 , 10:51 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by steave View Post
Yeah, but in that situation, you still need to take into account that there will be less damage to heal if you can CC people, so I still think the 23/1/17 spec would be better. Deviating just slightly from the normal DPS spec and getting dark ward with only 1 point in shroud of darkness would then even allow you to switch role with just a quick gear change without having to respec, so you could ninja a node with DPS gear and then quickly change over to tank gear for guarding it.
Ofcourse, it depends on players. I have healer in my guild who always asks me to go DPS stance so I will kill people around him instead of guarding him with ability. don't get me wrong, I do love 23/1/17 as it's a 'safe option' for most pugs, but if it's good for everything, it's not best for any (or something like that)-with exception for ninja, it's freacking awesome for ninja
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L55:Sniper,Operative,Juggernaut,Assassin,Marauder, Powertech,Guardian,Commando,Scoundrel
to finish:Shadow(41),Sage(53),Merc(39). 29.07.2013