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Please allow Commandos to equip shield generator

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Please allow Commandos to equip shield generator

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wozzisan
12.06.2012 , 03:54 PM | #1
Requested in the context of PvP, then we can at least balance some survivability against our lack of mobility with throughput.

Thank you.

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oaceen
12.06.2012 , 04:15 PM | #2
you realize shields are mostly useless in pvp right?

i agree that commandos need more survivability, but i don't think shields are the answer (plus, it would break a lot of class balance issues)

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wozzisan
12.06.2012 , 04:22 PM | #3
I didn't realise shields have little effect on PvP.

I just reasoned if a dps or heal geared Commando equipped one without gearing for it, it might be a simple solution to creating a little extra survivability without upsetting class balance.

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MGNMTTRN
12.14.2012 , 12:10 AM | #4
Shields also have an inherent penalty to Tech Power. Take the same armoring and move it from a focus or shield, and the shield will give less Tech Power, purely because it's a shield.

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Kitru
12.14.2012 , 01:14 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by wozzisan View Post
I just reasoned if a dps or heal geared Commando equipped one without gearing for it, it might be a simple solution to creating a little extra survivability without upsetting class balance.
Without gear or stance, Shields provide a mere 5% shield chance for 20% absorb. That's a whole 1% mitigation. Considering Shields provide only 2/3rds of the Tech/Force Power of a Generator/Focus, you're coughing up upwards of 225 Tech Power (~50 Bonus Damage) for a mere 1% damage reduction on M/R attacks. Without the stats *and* the stance to back up a Shield, it's useless, so useless, in fact, that most tanks don't even bother equipping a shield until their mid-30s, when gear finally starts getting appropriate tank stats to justify using one.
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