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Taugrim's Guide to Trooper Vanguard Mechanics and PVP

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Taugrim's Guide to Trooper Vanguard Mechanics and PVP

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taugrimtaugrim
02.16.2012 , 01:21 PM | #131
Quote: Originally Posted by Afaramas View Post
I've been trying to go with the Run and Gun spec you've got there in your guide. But been finding it a little weak and a lot more fragile that my previous spec. I think that may have to do with the fact that I'm not 50 yet s can't maximise it's strengths fully, also I went 23 points in tactics first to get HTL, that might not be the best way for a non 50 to spec up, maybe going 18 in Assault first then build up your tactics tree would have been better.
Run and Gun doesn't really work until you can get both HTL and IA, which requires 21 + 18 = 49 points, or level 48.
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Afaramas
02.16.2012 , 03:50 PM | #132
Yeah I was definately seeing that as I was trying it out, it just wasn't working for me, really missed my incinerate opener, was trying to open with gut instead but when harpoon is on CD that was getting tough, I have no idea why I felt more squishy though as neither spec should have helped with surviability.

in your opinion what is the best spec to leveling up with for a guy like me who enjoys his fair share of PVP and doesn't want to have to continually respec everytime he wants to go back to a bit of leveling ?

I'm a gnatt's hair away from 43, btw.
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Cavadus
02.16.2012 , 04:53 PM | #133
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in your opinion what is the best spec to leveling up with for a guy like me who enjoys his fair share of PVP and doesn't want to have to continually respec everytime he wants to go back to a bit of leveling?
Assault Spec running Ion Cell, IMO.

Great DPS, the survivability of Ion Cell, plus Guard for PvP and your companion. The only time it might not work out is if you're grouped and the tank is having trouble holding aggro over your amazing DPS.

In that case switch to one of other cells. Probably Plasma Cell due to the fact that Assault Spec forces one to spec into Sweltering Heat to advance up the tree and pick up High Friction Bolts.
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taugrimtaugrim
02.16.2012 , 06:46 PM | #134
Quote: Originally Posted by Cavadus View Post
Great DPS, the survivability of Ion Cell, plus Guard for PvP and your companion. The only time it might not work out is if you're grouped and the tank is having trouble holding aggro over your amazing DPS.
Guard doesn't seem to work on Elara, last time I tried in terms of the damage transfer.

Is it working now?
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taugrimtaugrim
02.16.2012 , 06:50 PM | #135
Quote: Originally Posted by Afaramas View Post
in your opinion what is the best spec to leveling up with for a guy like me who enjoys his fair share of PVP and doesn't want to have to continually respec everytime he wants to go back to a bit of leveling ?

I'm a gnatt's hair away from 43, btw.
Once you can put 18 into Assault Spec for full Ionic Accelerator, Assault Spec really comes into its own.

Same for 21-23 in Shield Spec.

Tactics tree is the most flexible secondary tree in terms of tree-pairing, because of the low-hanging fruit in the bottom 3 tiers.

Go Assault Spec if you want to pewpew.
Go Shield Spec if you want to bang and zoom.
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taugrimtaugrim
02.17.2012 , 03:46 PM | #136
Updated the specs for Iron Fist 25/14/2 and Carolina Parakeet 21/2/18:
http://taugrim.com/2012/01/04/guide-...and-pvp/#specs

In both cases, basically I made sure to max out Shield Cycler, given the longer time-to-kill with the nerf to Surge Rating in 1.1.3. "Mana" regen is now more important than it was previously, as combat outcomes take longer to resolve.
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SamuraiSoul
02.18.2012 , 05:49 PM | #137
Quote: Originally Posted by taugrimtaugrim View Post
Guard doesn't seem to work on Elara, last time I tried in terms of the damage transfer.

Is it working now?

I'm pretty sure the damage transfer only works on other player characters, and not companions. You do reduce companion aggro though.

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Necodreus
03.10.2012 , 02:27 PM | #138
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taugrimtaugrim
03.16.2012 , 12:57 AM | #139
Updated the Guide for 1.1.5:
http://taugrim.com/2012/01/04/guide-...anics-and-pvp/

1. updated the Iron Fist spec to move the point in Retractable Blade (Gut) to Prototype Cylinders (Blaster Augs)
2. added the 4/12/25 spec, which a top-flight Vanguard named Omegix uses on our server. While you give up Burnout and Assault Plastique in the build, keep in mind that AP competes with SS and IP for the GCD when you're <= 10m from the target, and the latter have higher priority due to the cooldown reset of HIB. You also get the interrupt on 6-sec cooldown with the spec
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