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Hybrid Tank/DPS or Pure Tanksin better for PvP?

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Hybrid Tank/DPS or Pure Tanksin better for PvP?

Zindel-'s Avatar

12.04.2012 , 02:47 PM | #1
Hey, just looking for some advice. I've been playing as a darkness assassin for awhile, but have been using a lot of stalker battlemaster equipment to boost my dps. Right now I'm in all battlemaster with both my ranked and non ranked coms maxed out. I'm excited to buy my war hero gear when the patch comes out but, as it stands now, I'm wearing almost exactly a fifty fifty split between survivor gear and stalker gear. I'm torn between going pure tank or if there is a viable way to remain defensively orientated while doing moderate amounts of damage. Just wondering, do you guys think it is more practical to go all tank for PvP, or if you think I should try the hybrid, how should I go about gearing myself up? Thanks for any advice in advance!

MorgonKara's Avatar

12.04.2012 , 02:56 PM | #2
it depends, if youre doing solo-queue WZs hybrid builds might work well since it's usually "every man for himself". generally-speaking pure builds are more effective.
playing tank in WZs is futile unless you have backup & teamwork
burst damage rules in solo-queue WZs
my assassin does better in deception just mauling the crap outta everyone, but thats just me.
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