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Viable Shield Tech hybrid in1.3?

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Viable Shield Tech hybrid in1.3?

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TomC
07.16.2012 , 01:31 PM | #1
Is there any viable hybrid that doesn't use CGC? I am looking for something like a vig/def Guardian Build that allowed me to Guard PuG healers and still do enough DPS to actually peel. Most of the 1.3 Hybrids I see use Combustible gas and don't run a shield generator. So is there no good tank Hybrid?
Dristig Stormwarden - Guardian

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TomC
07.17.2012 , 06:27 AM | #2
So, is there not one or am I missing something really obvious?
Dristig Stormwarden - Guardian

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dardack
07.17.2012 , 07:36 AM | #3
Is Iron Fist viable still in 1.3? If not, then no Hybrid Probably exists that's Tanky.

The only Hybrid that seems to be decent right now is the Ap/Pyro. I think Tan said that Iron Fist was Dead in 1.3, but I'm not sure why.

TBH PT is probably one of the weaker classes for Tankyness in PvP. If you enjoy it go for it, but I know most srs ranked groups take Sin or Jugg tanks over PT tanks.
Doofensmirtz lvl 50 PTIn Erebus Drooga's Pleasure Barge. 4 Imps 50. Doofentrooper lvl 50 VG in Goof Troop DPB
Dear BW please have RS/HiB send me to other fleet Nekkid. TY. Also, don't allow 3 sin/shadow 2 sorc/sage teams in HB. That is all.

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TomC
07.17.2012 , 07:44 AM | #4
Yeah, I have a Guardian that I tank with in PvP. I wanted a different class for my Empire character. I'm starting to regret it.

I really WANT there to be a viable AP spec that can run Ion Gas Cylinder but IGC has really terrible synergy outside of the shield tech tree.
Dristig Stormwarden - Guardian

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whitewalk
07.17.2012 , 01:17 PM | #5
In many threads in the PT section they say that the iron fist spec is dead..even the guy that invented it said so....BUT..i still play a "kinda" iron fist spec with dps gear, shield offhand and almost tank spec (31/8/2)...even after the 1.3 i still find it the most viable spec of PT class..its a sure win against all classes, cause its durable enough to go inside the battle carbonize ppl and then focus ur target that it will be surely dead after u finish with him even at 3v1 situations (well after that u`ll prolly die since noone will heal u :P ) its not that viable for a guard...only if u are running a premade and the healer knows that u are gonna need more heals than usual, but u can still help if u play smart with ur sonic missile and sonic dart....so :

a) its more durable than the other 2 specs AP and Pyro not as pure tank
b) it has really nice dps to be on the first 3-4 places in wzs and still dominate on 1v1 situations, even healers if u play smart ur cc and quell
c) not a burst spec, and has medium heat management
d) it has pretty nice mobility since u got jet charge, and hydraulic overrides its immune on only half the cc the game has

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TomC
07.17.2012 , 01:34 PM | #6
You gonna link your spec or just keep it secret?
Dristig Stormwarden - Guardian

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whitewalk
07.17.2012 , 02:16 PM | #7
http://db.darthhater.com/skill_calc/...efef10e2f5ef16 thats what i use with combat techs WH gear and supercommando shield generator

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dardack
07.17.2012 , 03:13 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by whitewalk View Post
http://db.darthhater.com/skill_calc/...efef10e2f5ef16 thats what i use with combat techs WH gear and supercommando shield generator
Just FYI not a hybrid spec. Hyrid you must go 18 into 2 trees at least. Meaning you can't get last 2 tiers of any tree.
Doofensmirtz lvl 50 PTIn Erebus Drooga's Pleasure Barge. 4 Imps 50. Doofentrooper lvl 50 VG in Goof Troop DPB
Dear BW please have RS/HiB send me to other fleet Nekkid. TY. Also, don't allow 3 sin/shadow 2 sorc/sage teams in HB. That is all.

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whitewalk
07.17.2012 , 03:23 PM | #9
i think i refered to it as a "kinda" iron fist spec...since its close enough but not exactly an iron fist spec...didnt say its a hybrid....i would call it hybrid only cause of the tank spec / dps gear combination..

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pure_laced
07.17.2012 , 10:48 PM | #10
Depends on the goal and the warzone you play. Granted, I am not taking pvp seriously right now and only doing it for comms to get some gear to be able to be effective for ranked. However, I hold my own in full PvE spec and PvE gear most times unless I am against a premade in full WH.
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