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Force and tech damage?

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Force and tech damage?

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KillaChronic
12.17.2012 , 06:39 PM | #1
Is it true absorb and shield can be somewhat useless stats to have when in pvp do to the fact that you are mainly taking force and tech damage?

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Nijraw
12.17.2012 , 08:31 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by KillaChronic View Post
Is it true absorb and shield can be somewhat useless stats to have when in pvp do to the fact that you are mainly taking force and tech damage?
Yes, If you open up your ability book, beside each spell it will say Force,Tech,Ranged or Melee, only Melee & Ranged abilities can be absorbed, Force & Tech bypass shields.

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LordExozone
12.18.2012 , 08:00 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by KillaChronic View Post
Is it true absorb and shield can be somewhat useless stats to have when in pvp do to the fact that you are mainly taking force and tech damage?
Yup, they still help somewhat but I dare say over half the attacks against you in PvP will completely ignore both defense and shield.
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KillaChronic
12.23.2012 , 12:10 AM | #4
i want the most out of my tank abilities. what augments should i put in to help i use defense and power

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Nokkal
12.25.2012 , 08:28 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by KillaChronic View Post
i want the most out of my tank abilities. what augments should i put in to help i use defense and power
Actually, Defense only applies to the same kind of attacks that Shield/Absorb does. The only survival stat that really matter for PvP is Endurance. But there's an exception, the damage transfered to you through a putting a guard on someone can be avoided by defense and mitigated by shield and absorb. If you go with tank gear for PvP, you need to focus your actions around guarding someone, probably your healer, and to be effective you probably have to communicate with that guard target so he keeps you alive.

For a tank, I would say you either go full tank gear with heavy usage of guard, or you go with DPS gear. Personally, since I solo queue, I went to DPS gear route on my main (Shadow tank).

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KillaChronic
12.27.2012 , 06:52 PM | #6
thanks for that bit of info was very helpful