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First Trooper Advice

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DuchessKristania
01.23.2018 , 02:44 PM | #1
So I just created my first trooper and chose Vanguard/plasmatech. Can someone offer any tips or suggestions as to the best build and rotation? Also, I don't know all the shorthand for the various moves so if you could include the skill name rather than the shorthand that would be very helpful.
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Fiqh
01.23.2018 , 02:53 PM | #2
I tried PT once. Its DoT. Just apply your over head blue flame thing to everyone then rinse repeat. I rerolled tactics. Found its more helpful for Ops. But to each his own. Hope you have fun

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weeklymar
01.23.2018 , 02:55 PM | #3
first lesson reroll to tactics, i play the empire variant (Advanced Prototype) and the opener burst damage is outrageous, the sustained damage after the opener is still decent for Tactics cause you are literally using like 5 abilities the whole time (depends on the fight i guess or what you are doing pvp) but this spec in my personal opinion out performs Plasmatech others might disagree but i think Tactics is more viable the Plasmatech
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Opiklo
01.23.2018 , 03:28 PM | #4
why tell him to reroll?? its the 2nd best single target dps spec...
if you need to know any rotations check http://parsely.io/parser/view/343958/0.
select rotation and be happy
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TalonVII
01.23.2018 , 03:28 PM | #5
I too agree, refill for Tactics. Far superior to plasmatech. Second it's going to be a long slog before you get to PvP 59 and get storm surge which is your closing attack.

Far as mods get the shield but go full mastery crit and power. Forget the shield mods.
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Opiklo
01.23.2018 , 03:30 PM | #6
btw tactics is the least challenging dps spec and can be played by a trained chimpanse
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Opiklo
01.23.2018 , 04:18 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by TalonVII View Post
I too agree, refill for Tactics. Far superior to plasmatech. Second it's going to be a long slog before you get to PvP 59 and get storm surge which is your closing attack.

Far as mods get the shield but go full mastery crit and power. Forget the shield mods.
you know the shield does not trigger if not in tank spec??
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DuchessKristania
01.23.2018 , 05:15 PM | #8
Thanks for the advice, particularly the link to the character details. I don't plan on ever taking this particular toon into PvP but I'll bear the reroll advice in mind if that changes or I roll another trooper in the future. I'm working my way through the stories to hit the Legendary achievement. I do like to have the fundamentals of a toon figured out though. Right now I'm just fumbling around and shooting plasma type stuff at enemies. I'm only on Coruscant though, plenty of time to learn and fine tune the mechanics.
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