Please upgrade your browser for the best possible experience.

Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer
×

How much Shield/Absorb does a 248 Guardian Tank want for Master FP's?

STAR WARS: The Old Republic > English > Classes > Guardian / Juggernaut
How much Shield/Absorb does a 248 Guardian Tank want for Master FP's?

Loadsamonie's Avatar


Loadsamonie
05.08.2019 , 09:24 PM | #1
Using 248 gear with no swapped mods, so I'm wondering what the ideal mix of Shield/Absorb augments would be in this case.

KendraP's Avatar


KendraP
05.08.2019 , 09:41 PM | #2
I don't remember my exact numbers offhand, but I go with keeping shield and absorb close together, slightly favoring shield.

Note for 248 gear, I'd drop the high defense warding mods for high endurance warding or lethal mods (the B versions of either), as the high defense rating is really doing nothing for you.

Loadsamonie's Avatar


Loadsamonie
05.08.2019 , 11:58 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by KendraP View Post
I don't remember my exact numbers offhand, but I go with keeping shield and absorb close together, slightly favoring shield.

Note for 248 gear, I'd drop the high defense warding mods for high endurance warding or lethal mods (the B versions of either), as the high defense rating is really doing nothing for you.
Having Lethal mods won't hurt my tanking ability in PvE?

Thinking either 7 Shield and 7 Absorb augments, or 9 and 5.

KendraP's Avatar


KendraP
05.09.2019 , 01:44 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Loadsamonie View Post
Having Lethal mods won't hurt my tanking ability in PvE?

Thinking either 7 Shield and 7 Absorb augments, or 9 and 5.
Assuming you're using the high def warding mods, your def rating is well over 3k. Going from 2k def rating to 3k def rating nets you about a 4% greater def chance. Not worth the 1000 points dumped into it. The greater endurance from b mods, and greater threat generation if you go lethal b, are far better places to put those stats.

The augments depend on where you currently stand stat wise, just keep it close, favoring shield slightly.

Loadsamonie's Avatar


Loadsamonie
05.09.2019 , 02:15 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by KendraP View Post
Assuming you're using the high def warding mods, your def rating is well over 3k. Going from 2k def rating to 3k def rating nets you about a 4% greater def chance. Not worth the 1000 points dumped into it. The greater endurance from b mods, and greater threat generation if you go lethal b, are far better places to put those stats.

The augments depend on where you currently stand stat wise, just keep it close, favoring shield slightly.
Alright, I'm for using Lethal mods, but since they're 3mil apiece, I'm probably not going to be willing to throw down the cash to buy the B variants.

Can I just settle for the Lethal mods in 248 Vigilance gear?

KendraP's Avatar


KendraP
05.09.2019 , 09:25 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Loadsamonie View Post
Alright, I'm for using Lethal mods, but since they're 3mil apiece, I'm probably not going to be willing to throw down the cash to buy the B variants.

Can I just settle for the Lethal mods in 248 Vigilance gear?
Yes, particularly If you're going from unlettered warding to unlettered lethal, but I personally enjoy the extra endurance as a way of eating spike damage.

Welcome to the misery of tank gearing, where optimal stats never come from top tier gear.

Loadsamonie's Avatar


Loadsamonie
05.09.2019 , 10:32 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by KendraP View Post
Yes, particularly If you're going from unlettered warding to unlettered lethal, but I personally enjoy the extra endurance as a way of eating spike damage.

Welcome to the misery of tank gearing, where optimal stats never come from top tier gear.
Unletted Lethal it is then. I actually like having higher Power/Mastery as a tank because it still has a marginal impact on tanking ability. Power/Mastery increases the damage mitigation of Blade Barrier, which a Guardian with an optimized rotation procs every 12 seconds.

I take it DPS Mods are still better than Tank mods for Tanking? Loads of Endurance and better procs?

KendraP's Avatar


KendraP
05.10.2019 , 02:52 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Loadsamonie View Post
Unletted Lethal it is then. I actually like having higher Power/Mastery as a tank because it still has a marginal impact on tanking ability. Power/Mastery increases the damage mitigation of Blade Barrier, which a Guardian with an optimized rotation procs every 12 seconds.

I take it DPS Mods are still better than Tank mods for Tanking? Loads of Endurance and better procs?
Endurance wise, lethal and warding are the same (high power or def, low endurance) as are lethal b and warding b (low power or def, high endurance).

The difference is in the amount of def rating vs power you end up with. The greater power has more use, especially if you are running the full def enhancements and shield/absorb augments that come with def rating.

Loadsamonie's Avatar


Loadsamonie
05.10.2019 , 09:57 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by KendraP View Post
Endurance wise, lethal and warding are the same (high power or def, low endurance) as are lethal b and warding b (low power or def, high endurance).

The difference is in the amount of def rating vs power you end up with. The greater power has more use, especially if you are running the full def enhancements and shield/absorb augments that come with def rating.
I meant to say DPS Relics, not DPS Mods. Sorry.

DPS Relics are still better than Tank Relics for Tanking, I assume? Because of the better procs and high Endurance?

KendraP's Avatar


KendraP
05.10.2019 , 11:43 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Loadsamonie View Post
I meant to say DPS Relics, not DPS Mods. Sorry.

DPS Relics are still better than Tank Relics for Tanking, I assume? Because of the better procs and high Endurance?
Yeah, I run dps relics personally. If you want a tank one, the clicky absorb shield one is the one ive heard is useful as an extra DCD on demand, but I personally just find it another thing to manage.