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Vangaurd DPS

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Flapjak
01.12.2019 , 09:53 PM | #1
I keep hearing that people poo poo on Vanguard DPS but then I hear people saying Vanguard DPS is one of the best. So what is it then. Is it good or bad? also which Spec? is there any actual people who raid and parse a vangaurd or play the class. I dont want the oppinion of someone whos never played it and base their oppinion on hear say or because someone did bad dps in a random veteran flashpoint

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Equeliber
01.13.2019 , 05:41 AM | #2
Vanguard DPS is bad in PvP because of lackluster defenses and no ability to escape focus.

Vanguard DPS is amazing in PvE because of great damage and good group utility. Plasmatech is one of the strongest DoT specs, Tactics has the best burst in the game. Sonic rebounder utility is huge on certain fights. And the lackluster defenses are mostly irrelevant in PvE.
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huntersmercy
03.06.2019 , 04:57 AM | #3
Hi I have recently come back to SWTOR and I'm wanting to start playing my Vanguard Trooper again when i was playing before i took my break (which was over a year ago) i was playing him as a dps I've been trying to find a build guide for both dps specs but all are 2017 (5.0) guides can anyone point me to more recent that are viable still?

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Equeliber
03.06.2019 , 06:48 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by huntersmercy View Post
Hi I have recently come back to SWTOR and I'm wanting to start playing my Vanguard Trooper again when i was playing before i took my break (which was over a year ago) i was playing him as a dps I've been trying to find a build guide for both dps specs but all are 2017 (5.0) guides can anyone point me to more recent that are viable still?
Well, the current game version is 5.10, all the 5.0 guides are still fine, more or less. Vanguard wasn't changed at all, so those guides are fine to use.
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Rion_Starkiller
03.06.2019 , 01:29 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Equeliber View Post
Well, the current game version is 5.10, all the 5.0 guides are still fine, more or less. Vanguard wasn't changed at all, so those guides are fine to use.
^yup what he says.

I don't think vanguard has changed since 4.0.
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huntersmercy
03.08.2019 , 06:40 AM | #6
ny suggestions I hit level 70 on voss doing the heroic +2 while running tactics is plasmatech better or is there just a stepper learning curve to get back into the swing with the Tactics? be nice i i could talk to another vanguard well im playing to see if theres something i'm doing wrong his name is Alaeron and hes on Satele Shan server I'll be on playing in like 6 to 8 hours gotta get some sleep right now almost 6am here

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THTremere
03.18.2019 , 09:56 AM | #7
I have recently returned as well. I have a Vanguard Plasmatech and It is pretty easy to use. However, I am only level 42 with her so far. I was tanking as a shield specialist which is also a blast but I found queuing for flashpoints no one seems to care much about the holy trinity so I went dps.

My character's name is Paksenarr.

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