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Can someone explain me offhands?

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Can someone explain me offhands?

Kroktar's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 10:23 PM | #1
When you choose powertech as AC you get two offhands.

One needs a power generator and the another one needs a shield.

Boths have the same stats but one have more proc chance shield.

Can someone explain me those a bit deeper? The main differences of both and requirements.

And also how afffects pvp, thanks.

Gereon's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 10:39 PM | #2

The shield generator, as the name says, will generate a shield when attacked + it has some stats on it.

The power generator is just a stat item without defence, because we cannot dualwield weapons and would loose some stat points if we dont need the shield.


PS: english is not my native language

Kroktar's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 11:06 PM | #3

No worries my main language is spanish ^^ i know how it feels lol.

Well thanks again, i was REALLY confused because the two items had the same stats but shield had additional stats so i went mad because i tought i was missing something lol.

I guess ill stick just with shields generators, thanks.

Gereon's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 11:10 PM | #4
you are welcome

i think later in the game you will get power generators with higher stats for dps and shield generator for protection so you can choose whats better for your role ^^

Opferlamm's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 02:24 AM | #5
Read the tooltips of both Generators and you will see, that one of them got a shield chance for tanking and the other more techpower for dps.
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Eslen's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 03:50 AM | #6
Oh just so you know, the shield offhand is for tanking. You can only get shield procs while using the tanking cylinder (ion gas cylinder) received at level 14.

Ripgore's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 07:35 AM | #7
Weirdly enough, I'm getting shield procs even at level 13 (before you can train Ion Gas Cyclinder) so I think either there is a bug, or the wording is wrong.

Maximelene's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 09:06 AM | #8
You don't need Ion gas Cylinder to get shield procs. It was required in beta, but no longer.

Ion Gas Cylinder "only" increases your block chances by 15%

Faolon's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 11:33 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Opferlamm View Post
Read the tooltips of both Generators and you will see, that one of them got a shield chance for tanking and the other more techpower for dps.

When I got mine, they both had the exact same stats, outside of the shield chance. The DPS generator didn't have more tech power at all.

So just sell it, imo.
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Battro's Avatar

12.16.2011 , 05:36 AM | #10
That's odd, I obtained my offhands today as well and the generator definitely had more tech power.