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Leveling Build Question

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exphryl
12.22.2011 , 03:54 PM | #1
So currently level 31. Been leveling as Shield the entire time since I always love to tank.

However, i'm running in to more issues then I'd like and was curious on if this possible build, for this level, would be adequate.

Basically i'm finding my damage output to be very very poor. I mean, taking damage is great, but the time to kill things is horrendous. Not to mention PvP is starting to get harder and harder in this spec.

Anyways, here is what I'm looking at right now (with future levels going in to Shield)

http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#301RRMRZMsr0o.1

Would this potentially ease a bit of my pain I'm feeling here, or another route might be better? Keeping in mind I'd still like to be able to effectively tank the Flashpoints.

Just looking for opinions.

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Nilesu
12.24.2011 , 05:27 AM | #2
I'm sort of in the same boat as you, where I played full shield tech from level 10 but got a bit bored of the slow kill speed.

My Current Build at level 40 is this one: ST(19)/AP(12)

Somewhat similar to what you seem to be going for, unfortunately after testing it a bit the damage increase really isn't all that much compared to full 31pt Shield Tech. Retractable blade isn't much of a damage increase at all by itself without any of it's higher up boost talents.

The alternative I tried is something like this one: PT(25)/AP(6)

Silly damage from Rail shot, around 1400-1700 damage on crit depending on the target. Also pretty good heat management, only have to use Rapid Shots maybe 1/3 or 1/4 attacks since when railshot proccs it costs no heat and actually vents 8 instead. Survivability does suffers a lot though, and Elites can be tough, though not as tough as two Strong enemies together.

Currently the most effective way to level really is to go full shield tech in my opinion, even if you kill a bit slowly there's really nothing that will be too tough for you.

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exphryl
12.24.2011 , 08:01 AM | #3
Yeah i'm still going with that still, Shield Tech. (currently 41)

Sucks I feel pigeon-holed in to keeping Mako though for heals.

I tried some other Companions and don't fair so well.

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Opferlamm
12.24.2011 , 08:19 AM | #4


I swiched to tankspec arround 40 since it was so much easier. Guess the grass is allways greener on the other side.

*edit DD-equip in tankspec (except wearing a shieldgen.)
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