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leveling a merc, defenses question

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leveling a merc, defenses question

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AlCorazon
02.02.2017 , 07:49 AM | #1
Hey guys,

So I am leveling a merc from the ground up (didn't buy a token).

I am currently at 58, but I onyl have 1 defense that is the bubble called energy shield, and colto overload, will there be any other clickable defense coming at higher levels?

Thank you!
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stoopicus
02.02.2017 , 08:02 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by AlCorazon View Post
Hey guys,

So I am leveling a merc from the ground up (didn't buy a token).

I am currently at 58, but I onyl have 1 defense that is the bubble called energy shield, and colto overload, will there be any other clickable defense coming at higher levels?

Thank you!
I think at 58 you have most.

1. Hit k
2. look at skills (the discipline-specific skills are all there, all the way up)
3. look at utilities (Kolto Surge, Trauma Regulators)

In addition to those I think you still get Responsive Safeguards? the reflect/selfheal? That comes later (my Commando doesn't have it at 65).

Edit: Yeah, RS is at 66.

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Jherad
02.02.2017 , 09:33 AM | #3
As Stoopicus said, the big one you'll get is Responsive Saveguards - ie. the reflect.

However, assuming you're playing DPS, don't discount Chaff Flare (which becomes useful in PvP at 52).

For IO, chaff flare gives you 35% defense for 6 seconds - but for Arsenal, it actually gives you 5 charges of full absorb against force or tech damage. It'll only last a second or so if you're getting ganked by more than one person, but is enough to eat a big hit under the right circumstances.

Save it for just before a PT's thermal detonator explodes, or a Sorc's thundering blast, or a mara''s scream/raging burst, or a Merc's heatseeker, etc etc.
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AlCorazon
02.03.2017 , 02:05 AM | #4
Thanks for the responses guys, so one more reflect type of clickable defense and as I can see Merc gets most of his defenses from utilities?
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Opaknack
02.03.2017 , 06:40 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by AlCorazon View Post
Hey guys,

So I am leveling a merc from the ground up (didn't buy a token).

I am currently at 58, but I onyl have 1 defense that is the bubble called energy shield, and colto overload, will there be any other clickable defense coming at higher levels?

Thank you!
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Wimbleton
02.03.2017 , 08:37 AM | #6
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AlCorazon
02.03.2017 , 09:07 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Wimbleton View Post
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I am actually leveling a merc! Not trolling!
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