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[Guide] The Sith Assassin's Codex

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[Guide] The Sith Assassin's Codex

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gunslinger
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)

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Tayk
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

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

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gkshow
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?

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

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

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Azin
12.18.2011 , 09:55 AM | #48
Nice guide, interesting read.
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gkshow
12.18.2011 , 10:24 AM | #49
I was thinking of going with the hybrid http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#20...rskZZf0cRr0z.1 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?

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Justdead
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