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[VIDEO] Obscure Vanguard Build 21|2|18

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[VIDEO] Obscure Vanguard Build 21|2|18

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03.21.2013 , 01:06 PM | #11
Thank you for sharing your build. I may have to try this Looked fun.
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03.21.2013 , 03:20 PM | #12
Build looks nice, vid too!

Personally im running with a similar build for some time, a shield/tactics combination, rather than your shield/assault.

I prefer this one because of the utility, but mainly because it enables you to use ion cell, which is a great help -> guard and 15% extra shield chance, 5% less dmg taken. Also, your stockstrike (which CD gets reset with absorbing an attack, just as in your build) now puts a dot on the target, very convenient for HiB.

I have approx 23% shield and 20% absorb with only a shield generator, rest full DPS gear (combat tech ofc).

My damage cant yet get over 600 dps, so it isnt that great, but im not minmaxed yet and i can get really high protection, kept up by a good healer I can practically perform as a full tank while doing good damage.
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03.21.2013 , 07:46 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Armadyil View Post
Build looks nice, vid too!

Personally im running with a similar build for some time, a shield/tactics combination, rather than your shield/assault.
YUP! I've run that build before for tanking.
I found I prefer this one though:

It is great for always being able to stay next to and guard healers or team mates. As well as an exceptional ball carrier for huttball. Its the top 2pt box that really makes it tanky in ion-cell too.
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03.21.2013 , 07:51 PM | #14
Iron fist is a dead PVP spec. Vanguard's only viable hybrid is tactics and assault.


03.25.2013 , 11:19 AM | #15
bump for those of you out there who enjoy doing it wrong with whacky builds
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03.25.2013 , 11:31 AM | #16
Thanks for putting this up, will likely give it a try. I played tactics and assault but got bored with them and shelved my toon.

I miss playing VG shield hybrids, they were loads of fun, especially with Storm. I imagine these days a leaping VG is likely to be called a hack due to the rarity of people speccing it.

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03.25.2013 , 12:19 PM | #17
Similar to a build I had been eyeing once 2.0 hits. It's all theory-crafting though as I never managed to get on PTS. The extra points, and some talents moved around, mean you can pick up 3/3 Focused Impact, 2/2 Power Armor. The latter plus Ion Shield and Static Field should be a ~9% damage reduction for all damage types, while keeping the hard hitting HiB, AoE Plasma Cell proc, and Storm.

The main fault I see (I'm sure there are many!) is that as the trees are now 'higher' you miss out on more top/high tier abilities with this frankenhybrid, and I'm not sure how much that affects the end result. I guess we'll see mid April!

PTS build - Link

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03.25.2013 , 01:13 PM | #18
This has been a great build! Played around with it and though i didn't break 300k dps, (maybe because of my gear) it is way better than playing pryo/ VG alternative!
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03.25.2013 , 01:59 PM | #19
This build trades Pyro burst for a nicer rocket punch, and alittle bit of survivability from the shield. Personally I would take the free flame sweeps over the HiB armor pen, just seems more fitting for a spec that goes flying into a group in the 1st place. And if your still planning on using this spec come 2.0 it just gets buffed

You probably would have gotten more damage in that VS if you were full pyro tbh

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03.25.2013 , 02:19 PM | #20
I think doing damage and having Storm is amazing fun and not boring unlike the tank build with Storm.

I actually like that build and tryed something like it before on my PT.

Nice video
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