Please upgrade your browser for the best possible experience.

Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer
×

Gearing for EC HM


YESWEKEN's Avatar


YESWEKEN
01.27.2013 , 05:51 PM | #31
thx for the info guys. i still havent been able to tweak my gear to the point I really want to, a lot of my stuff is still stock as I got it from the dread guard vendor

however with this build: http://swtor.askmrrobot.com/characte...4-9890541908b9

my guild was able to finish Nim EC 16 man a couple weeks back. Hoping to get more play time so I can get to all unlettered mods/enh and swap out a couple armorings and crystals.

I am still wondering if 25% def chance is enough... most of the NiM 16m Kephess fight is fine, I guess getting hit by kephess for 15k out of the blue would make anyone take a second look at how to maintain mitigation/while keeping somewhat high endurance.

ckoneful's Avatar


ckoneful
01.28.2013 , 02:48 AM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by Kitru View Post
I use the DS-less priority:

(0. Spinning Strike, when possible, is top priority)
1. TkT (w/ 3 HS stacks)
2. Project or Slow Time (alternating so that you do Proj>ST>Proj for your first 3 HS stacks and ST>Proj>ST for your second and back and forth; you do this to maintain Force neutrality)
3. Force Breach (to maintain debuff, functionally on CD)
4. DS (if and only if you have over 70 Force and regeneration would be wasted before your other abilities come off of CD)
5. Saber Strike
Huh, I just updated my guide the other day to something pretty much identical after doing further testing.(YAY COMBAT LOGS I LOVE YOU)
73% Explorer60% Achiever53% Socializer13% Killer
55 Juggernaut 55 Operative 50 Mercenary 45 Sorceror
11 Sentinel 50 Gunslinger 52 Vanguard 55 Shadow
83% of Class Stories completed

ckoneful's Avatar


ckoneful
01.28.2013 , 02:52 AM | #33
Quote: Originally Posted by YESWEKEN View Post
thx for the info guys. i still havent been able to tweak my gear to the point I really want to, a lot of my stuff is still stock as I got it from the dread guard vendor

however with this build: http://swtor.askmrrobot.com/characte...4-9890541908b9

my guild was able to finish Nim EC 16 man a couple weeks back. Hoping to get more play time so I can get to all unlettered mods/enh and swap out a couple armorings and crystals.

I am still wondering if 25% def chance is enough... most of the NiM 16m Kephess fight is fine, I guess getting hit by kephess for 15k out of the blue would make anyone take a second look at how to maintain mitigation/while keeping somewhat high endurance.
The high endurance enhancements/mods are killing your mitigation. My guy is a mix of 61/63s has about 100 more Defense & Absorb but 5k hp less.
73% Explorer60% Achiever53% Socializer13% Killer
55 Juggernaut 55 Operative 50 Mercenary 45 Sorceror
11 Sentinel 50 Gunslinger 52 Vanguard 55 Shadow
83% of Class Stories completed

slafko's Avatar


slafko
01.28.2013 , 08:43 AM | #34
Quote: Originally Posted by MantorokTwelve View Post
Resolve over force wielder? That's definitely weird lol.
Not really. Endurance isn't really that needed once you get over 25k health. More WP gives you more damage output which is great for threat management when you're teamed with well geared people. I ran a resolve hilt as soon as I could have one crafted. Recently switched to Force Wielder (was a gift from a friend) and then proceeded to upgrade my DPS gear - hilt and all armorings with high willpower went to Nadia and I've replaced them all with high endurance stuff.

I'm currently sitting at about 28k health but that's just because I can't be bothered to replace my lettered mods with unlettered ones. There aren't many on the GTN and I'd rather gear up some other characters too. The only thing I'm after right now is the DG clickable relic to be used in boss figths. EWH is okay for general mischief, but what kills tanks is spike damage, so a clickable relic will prove more valuable in boss fights.

All that said, I've pushed my health (with stims) to 29.7k and still got no protests from my dedicated healers. We've been breezing through content with me having 23, 25, 27 and 29k health.

YESWEKEN's Avatar


YESWEKEN
01.29.2013 , 06:52 PM | #35
yeah ask mr robot is acting weird with their calculations of def chance %... my link isn't accurate, in game, my def chance stat is at 26.6%

ckoneful's Avatar


ckoneful
01.29.2013 , 07:17 PM | #36
Quote: Originally Posted by YESWEKEN View Post
yeah ask mr robot is acting weird with their calculations of def chance %... my link isn't accurate, in game, my def chance stat is at 26.6%
Askmrrobot is just missing 4% defense.
73% Explorer60% Achiever53% Socializer13% Killer
55 Juggernaut 55 Operative 50 Mercenary 45 Sorceror
11 Sentinel 50 Gunslinger 52 Vanguard 55 Shadow
83% of Class Stories completed