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ixiss
12.13.2011 , 12:05 PM | #1
so I posted this over in general discussion, but it immediately got buried because people were complaining they didn't get in today (boohoo, amiright?)

what I wanted to know is, what are the viable tank classes? I know about the Sith warrior juggernaut, but wanted to know what other classes are supposed to make comparable tanks. While I might only be interested in dark side (as that is the side my guild is choosing) it might be a good idea to list them all on here as others might be interested too.

ideas?

Ixiss

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split_light
12.13.2011 , 12:10 PM | #2
The following classes have tank specs:

Jedi Knight: Guardian
Jedi Consular: Shadow
Trooper: Vanguard
Sith Warrior: Juggernaut
Sith Inquisitor: Assassin
Bounty Hunter: Powertech

I'm hoping I got those all correct. The Shadow and Assassin are Cloth classes, but they can still tank as well as the others, they just start a little slower in my opinion. They just rely more on powers to do it, rather then raw armor. All the others wear heavy armor.

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Dasffion
12.13.2011 , 12:11 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by split_light View Post
The following classes have tank specs:

Jedi Knight: Guardian
Jedi Consular: Shadow
Trooper: Vanguard
Sith Warrior: Juggernaut
Sith Inquisitor: Assassin
Bounty Hunter: Powertech

I'm hoping I got those all correct. The Shadow and Assassin are Cloth classes, but they can still tank as well as the others, they just start a little slower in my opinion. They just rely more on powers to do it, rather then raw armor. All the others wear heavy armor.
You are correct. And the Assassin/Shadow do get a 300% armor bonus to make up for the light armor.

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mschwerdtfeger
12.13.2011 , 12:15 PM | #4
Powertech (Bounty Hunter)
Sith Assassin (Inquisitor
Sith Juggernaut (Warrior)

Jedi Shadow (Consular)
Jedi Guardian (Knight)
Vanguard (Trooper)

All have tanking trees

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ixiss
12.13.2011 , 12:16 PM | #5
the assassin intrigues me. Are they going to be viable?

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Dasffion
12.13.2011 , 12:18 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by ixiss View Post
the assassin intrigues me. Are they going to be viable?
yes they are

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split_light
12.13.2011 , 12:19 PM | #7
My wife got a Shadow, which is equivalent, up to mid twenties and was able to tank all Flashpoints she tried. They seem very viable.