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Taugrim's "Iron Fist" 25/14/2 PVP Tank Spec [Video]

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Taugrim's "Iron Fist" 25/14/2 PVP Tank Spec [Video]

Rabbitofdoom's Avatar

02.19.2012 , 04:58 PM | #161
Thats quite possible. After patch geting a demolisher medal is much much harder for iron fist. I am not sure how bad its for other clases/builds but iron fist got hit pretty hard by this nerf. We are crtiting a lot but our max damage is relativly low and at same time our total alpha is hard caped in pvp because we have to rely on geting hit by attack that can be shielded. I have respeced to pyro to test how that change affect it and performance hit is much less noticable, another nerf like this and i am afraid shield tech will be reduced to guard bot because more and more specs/clases has their ehp extended beyond our "mana" pool.

At same time i have found out that my usual total damage done is a bit higer crossing 300k more offen.
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mugen_dom's Avatar

02.19.2012 , 08:42 PM | #162
Im starting a vanguard to go pyro i think seems better at the pyro everything actually is on fire

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02.29.2012 , 10:02 AM | #163
"Players affected by a Damage Over Time ability are no longer interrupted when interacting with objectives."

So if/when this change goes live what would be the ideal point placement since it seems that Retractable Blade is no longer worth the investment?

I'm thinking of putting the point back into Oil Slick, since having moved it to get 2/2 Shield Vents after the 1.1.3 surge nerf.

Any suggestions?
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jradne's Avatar

05.06.2012 , 02:41 AM | #164
I'm looking to roll a powertech with capability to do some tanking in pve and be useful in pvp and I am wondering if this specc still viable in 1.2?

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05.06.2012 , 09:25 AM | #165
The spec in the video has Oil stick your link does not have oil stick.
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05.07.2012 , 06:53 AM | #166
Quote: Originally Posted by jradne View Post
I'm looking to roll a powertech with capability to do some tanking in pve and be useful in pvp and I am wondering if this specc still viable in 1.2?
i lvl'd in this spec from 10 to 50 while pvp'ing, tanking FP's and later
offtanking KP and EV OP's (we haven't done denova yet but from what
i've seen thats where a full tank spec might be more desireable for
the second tank).
from my own experience i can say this spec is perfectly viable for
all of it.
i lvl'd and tanked normal FP's in full dmg equip only with a shield gen
and it never gave myself or the healer any trouble.
high attack plus ~30% crit and ~70% surge combined with still
good tankiness and an up-to-date equipped gault as companion
guarantee you to fly throug the content with nothing left to be desired.

in pvp you are sturdy enough to whittle down most of your opponents
by yourself and distract the **** out of your enemies while still doing
enough damage to be on their to-kill list.

1.2 didn't change anything for IF itself so its still a perfectly viable
choice. but since it buffed heat blast it now just comes down to
the choice between more utility (IF) or slightly more burst and
survivability (full ST).

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05.15.2012 , 10:02 AM | #167
Hey there,

I've tried some other builds and keep coming back to this build. It seems to work the best for the way that I play and I think that's the underlying message that you've been preaching. If you don't like taking a tanking stance and want to do more DPS, then go DPS rather than a hybrid.

Keep rocking bro...would love to see more vids of your Vandguard in action.

Thanks for staying on top of this post and responding as it has gotten quite long.