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[Guide] The Sith Assassin's Codex

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[Guide] The Sith Assassin's Codex

gunslinger's Avatar

12.16.2011 , 05:02 PM | #41
Quote: Originally Posted by Rade_Harkin View Post
Wither is very good (borderline requirement) for tanking in PvE.

For PvP it's a far better idea to stop at 22-23 points and go up Deception or Madness instead as they have very useful PvP talents at lower tiers.
thanks. so would the mixed trees help survivability up to a point, then add some more offense? (pvp speaking)

Tayk's Avatar

12.16.2011 , 05:48 PM | #42
Thanks for this guide, I only really decided what I was going to play as my main today (SI-Assassin) and was looking for somewhere with all of this info. Can't wait to play again and get things rolling

Rade_Harkin's Avatar

12.16.2011 , 07:43 PM | #43
Quote: Originally Posted by gunslinger View Post
thanks. so would the mixed trees help survivability up to a point, then add some more offense? (pvp speaking)
It really depends on what build you choose to go with. I'm going with one that gets Induction in the Deception tree as that goes super good with Energize, so I get to use Shock often.

You can go with Madness and get Death Field which goes quite nice as a tank since it offers some healing and range if you need it. Chain Shock is really nice with Energize, too.
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Furyton's Avatar

12.16.2011 , 09:52 PM | #44
Very nice guide there mate =)

gkshow's Avatar

12.17.2011 , 08:17 PM | #45
In terms of picking the skills, which ones do you guys recommend first?

I'm going with the 5/33/3 spec, I was thinking of either finishing off the 5 and the 3 first, or try and get Surging Charge ASAP.

Which tree is more beneficial to follow early on?

MookieFett's Avatar

12.18.2011 , 03:22 AM | #46
can someone please update the links to the talent trees? they're all going to errors

Holepunch's Avatar

12.18.2011 , 08:21 AM | #47
which spec is the best to level with in here from your alls gathering point?

Azin's Avatar

12.18.2011 , 09:55 AM | #48
Nice guide, interesting read.
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gkshow's Avatar

12.18.2011 , 10:24 AM | #49
I was thinking of going with the hybrid built.

Which talents are a priority to take here?

It seems like the this built isn't that effective until you get Death Field and Lacerate in later levels. How do you tank until then?

I'm not quite sure on the rotation to build aggro. I figured getting Death Field will help a lot, but what about before then?

Is there a rotation? Or just use your high damage abilities whenever they're available?

Justdead's Avatar

12.18.2011 , 11:58 AM | #50
Awesome write up and guide, thanks for the effort and work you put into it.
It will be my bible for a while if not forever