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Prutgardin
01.25.2012 , 06:26 AM | #11
I use Jasae when dealing with mobs, and pop out Quinn when Elites are involved. My companions are in custom gear fully modded for their level (mainly for appearance, but saves me time from looking for gear for them). I use Retaliation a lot, since it is undefendable and ignores global cooldown. Which means Ravage is 3 full seconds without Retaliation, so I stopped using that ;-) And guarding your companion is the best advice of all :-)

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AlfiereDBC
01.25.2012 , 06:46 AM | #12
I'm Immortal and I had a hard time with mobs on Nar Shadaa and Tatooine cause I had to stop channeling hatred after 1-2 packs (!), but I never had problems against single targets, even elites with 3 level higher than me (end of chapter 1, but I needed medpacks and all CDs to be available). Jaesa changed it all for the better, now I have to stop to recover after 5-6 packs. Backhand/Pummel Strike (and I think Sonic Barrier) help a lot.

Ah, I'm using dps gear. Don't know if using tanking stuff can make things easier/harder.

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Strah
01.25.2012 , 06:50 AM | #13
>use quinn
>faceroll everything

>do not use quinn
>get facerolled

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Harmsed
01.25.2012 , 07:11 AM | #14
i was also strugling, but tried different things and this is what worked for me.

1. I actually took the Vengeance spec.
2. Jaesa as companion.
3. Have pots as backup if needed. (hardly ever used them)
4. GEAR YOUR COMPANION.
5. Be 1 - 2 lvls higher than the mobs you are facing.

Double dps teams (you and Jaesa) really cut through mobs like a hot knife through butter.
When facing elites, just pop your cd's, and it is easy mode.

next, with regards to gearing your companion. I cannot explain how much it helps. See you and your companion as one, so if you only gear one and gear your companion with greens, its like you are running around in half good gear, and half not. Go to the GT and buy your companion gear.

Your flight missions and the bonus missions really help to be the right level for each area you tackle. Everyday i log on, i first do my space missions, and the amount of xp you get is insance! just be sure to keep upgrading your ship. Also do the bonus missions. it helps with not only xp, but also with your cashflow.

Lastly, as double dps, you know that you are softer, but your dmg output is massive, so each and every pack you take on, see it as a dps race. Whipe them out as fast as possible. (It actually makes the leveling process more fun!)

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Setta
01.25.2012 , 07:27 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Urukkhan View Post
Jugger is one of the easiest classes for solo PVE, even easier than powertech. Most of the time you didn't need your healing companion, questing with DPS is much faster, I can't say what you doing wrong, maybe didn't use properly your interrupts and CD. Or maybe you agro to much mobs, be careful and al be fine. Try immortal spec, and never forget use guard on your companions, this helps a lot to keep them alive.
I've played every class now to their 30s. Jugs / Guardian is not the easiest class for solo pve. I'm not saying that it's hard to play, but easiest classes would go to any healer. On my operative, or sorceror I can solo any 2+ heroic, as of around lvl 12 , and up, and leveling is a breeze. Especially once you get your cc abilities to help out with that heroic 2s should be a none issue. Champion mobs are no problem at all either. The same can not be done, with the Juggernaut / Guardian class for quite some time, since they don't get a healing companion till a bit later, and the healing companion isn't even all that great, so I'm not sure if the same can ever really be done too.
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AGSThomas
01.25.2012 , 09:55 AM | #16
Warriors are very gear dependant. You need to overgear your content. That means equipping mostly blues for your level. Orange Gear is the easiest way to do this and you can pretty much stay on top of the mod changes with commendations and the galaxy trade network. Trust me, once you and your companion (also get orange gear for) are up to date you will blow through mobs and die less. You will still have to use all your characters abilities, but you will survive 98% of fights

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Zarrot
01.25.2012 , 10:55 AM | #17
Learn your abilities. Use your taunts to keep agro on you and not your companions. Learn how to mitigate damage when you need to toss up a saber ward or Invincible; don't just slap it on at the start of every fight. Use Backhand, Force Push, and Force Choke to break combat and allow you companion time to heal you. Endure Pain is a great emergency heal.

Develop a comfortable rotation on you abilities. You don't like to watch cooldowns fine...but then you need to develop a logical rotation that will bring them off timer in the most efficient manner. Just hitting any old attack that is off timer will waste rage and be very ineffective. Once you have a system, you won't have to watch.

Quinn, ftw. Others may DPS better but until you are comfortable have Quinn keep you upright.

Target selection... take down the easy one's first. It might take 30 seconds to drop the Elite and 10 to drop each of his buddies. Drop the buddies. You will take less damage if they are down when you focus on the Elite.

Discretion is the better part of valor. Some fights are unwinnable. Avoid them.

Stims are a nice boost. Use them accordingly.

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mogomojo
01.25.2012 , 12:58 PM | #18
If you are using Quinn, make sure to always double check that Med Watch is still on. I don't know the reason for it, but it turns itself off at times. That ability makes a huge difference in his healing. If I find I am dying during quests it usually means that Med Watch is off again.
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Sookster
01.25.2012 , 01:20 PM | #19
As immortal you shouldn't have problems at all until Belsavis, on Belsavis is where it starts getting hard.
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RubberKal
01.25.2012 , 05:28 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Zarrot View Post
Target selection... take down the easy one's first. It might take 30 seconds to drop the Elite and 10 to drop each of his buddies. Drop the buddies. You will take less damage if they are down when you focus on the Elite.
This is something that I recently learnt. You're absolutely right - always take out the easy ones first or their DPS will take me out before I finish the tougher mob. Very good advise. Thanks for sharing it in the hope it will help me :-)

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