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Powertech Tanking

Jutah's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 07:01 AM | #1
So who tried Beta and enjoyed Powertech tanking?

I like the high amount of AoE ability's Bounty Hunters have for tanking, feels unique from other MMO tanking.

Dishey's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 07:03 AM | #2
Thank you for actually making a post instead of creating a First thread like a moron

Jutah's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 07:07 AM | #3
I made a "remember my name one though"

But really who enjoyed tanking style of Powertech, feels more like a mixed ranged/melee tank, than just a ranged or melee tank.

Though there high amount of AoE ability's (not as powerful) feels like a Prot Paladin but I'm not comparing wow and swtor, just to point that out, anyway.

I like to burn things.

Ensidious's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 07:14 AM | #4
I always played as a merc but I love this class so much going to have to make 2 BH's, so trying to learn as much about tech's as I can before I get the ok to play.
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12.13.2011 , 07:18 AM | #5
I played as a tank powertech up to 27. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. A shame that it wasn't an actual ranged tank as I often found myself running in within 4 meters of my target to get off a few abilities.
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snowmon's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 07:23 AM | #6
i tried it to 22 also as a merc to 22, i intend on tanking but like the above poster said ill also be making 2 BHs one merc and one PT but the tank will ofc be my main for endgame raiding.

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12.13.2011 , 07:28 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Dishey View Post
Thank you for actually making a post instead of creating a First thread like a moron
Hear hear! I squeed uncontrollably when I saw a community mod post "Sorry, but this isn't exactly in the theme of Star Wars, so we're going to go ahead and take it down. Thanks!" I refreshed ad the page was gone XD

Big ups, mods! You're making the forums less ******** one first-post-nuke at a time.
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Kfags's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 07:36 AM | #8
So here's a question, what skills besides the ones that directly say it are going to build aggro? I've also heard from some videos from the beta about aggro tables and having a specific order for them. I'm new to MMORPG's and so I'm also wondering how those work.
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Ossian's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 07:46 AM | #9
The first out of the six builds I played as a Bounty Hunter, I chose Mercenary because that was what I had planned before Beta. The second build I decided to try the Powertech and fell in love with the AC. This, honestly, was the first MMO to make me enjoy playing a tank, and the Bounty Hunter (and probably Trooper that I will play for my Rep side main) fits my game-playing personality much more.

The Powertech has plenty of abilities to throw at the enemy in combat. Flame burst, flamethrower, explosive darts, short-term cc electro darts, up close melee retractable blades (in Advanced Prototype tree), Jet Charge, the AOE flamethrower spin (forgot the exact name) and Grappling Hook (ala MK Scorpion move).

Also, as a Shieldtech with Mako at your side for healing, Guard (group member/companion threat reducer) and Ion-Gas Cylinder (tanking stance), you can test your soloing limits in those first 25 levels far better than a Sith Juggernaut. The Flame Burst ability has a talent in the Shieldtech tree early that will help reduce damage on the Powertech. And there is also a talent buff that makes (if it has not been changed) rocket punch activate Ion-Gas Cylinder for another threat generator.

So now that the Beta is done and the true game is upon us, the Powertech has made me torn between that AC and my earlier original choice of the Arsenal Mercenary.
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Jutah's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:21 AM | #10
Aye, I solo'ed Black Talon as a Powertech Tank with Miko healing me, was surprized how well it went.

Though of course it gets harder later on, so getting used to how BH tanking works is a must but BH Tanking feels right at home with me, since I have tanked on alot of MMO's.