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Dark Charge vs Lightning charge

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Dark Charge vs Lightning charge

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RobbanB
12.14.2011 , 08:57 AM | #1
So I got Dark charged and I noticed that when I activated it my armour when up to like 730 while when I use LC its only 450.
However when DC is activated my health goes down really quick in combat, is DC broken?

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shaclad
12.14.2011 , 09:35 AM | #2
No, when you use Dark Charge you are pulling threat because it puts you in tanking stance. Other mobs will ignore Khem Val and attack you. Khem has an aoe taunt that he uses, which is ignored if you are using Dark Charge.

If you are using lightning charge, they attack Khem Val. Until you pull them off of him one at a time.
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i_Am_SuLLiVaN
12.14.2011 , 09:56 AM | #3
But why would his health drop faster in dark charge shouldn't it be the other way around

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RobbanB
12.14.2011 , 10:55 AM | #4
Ahh must be because all mobs attack me instead of my companion, that explains it. So when should I use DC, considering I can only wear light armour that seems dangerous.

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Felhad
12.14.2011 , 11:23 AM | #5
You're using a Shield Generator, right?
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Shaileen
12.14.2011 , 11:26 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Felhad View Post
You're using a Shield Generator, right?
A good question. Remember that there is one inside the bag you recieved at lvl 10, when learning the AC
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RobbanB
12.14.2011 , 01:31 PM | #7
Actually Im using a focus.

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shaclad
12.14.2011 , 02:14 PM | #8
Shield generators proc your shield if you are in your tanking stance. That is why only classes that have a tanking stance can benefit from a shield in the first place.

When you enable Dark Charge it puts you in tanking stance and therefore automatically activates your shield chance, which baseline has a 20% chance to proc. This is instant survivablity, and is critical to a Sin's survival since we only wear light armor.
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Draemos
12.14.2011 , 02:20 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by RobbanB View Post
Ahh must be because all mobs attack me instead of my companion, that explains it. So when should I use DC, considering I can only wear light armour that seems dangerous.
As you already pointed out, Dark Charge raises your armor level. When it is up, you are basically the equivalent of a heavy armored tank.

Dark charge is for tanking and threat management. Assassins have a tank tree called Darkness. You use it if you are tank specced.

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RobbanB
12.14.2011 , 04:22 PM | #10
This was great information for me, thx guys.