On my Vanguard I usually aggro everything in those packs, and any murder droids that come, and only after the 3rd murder droid do I pop CDs. On my Shadow I have to pop CD's much earlier to survive. As I say though, it is literally just these, on anything else there isn't really any difference that couldn't be attributed to the slightly less gear or RNG, but it's not that much less to make such a huge difference, it's just a minor difference.
I'm generally tanking everything on my Shadow though these days as I'm gearing it up for DPS for when we finally get a tank.
Speaking of which, if any Vanguard or Guardian on Niman is looking for a guild to raid with mon-thurs, give us a shout, we'd be open to rerolls too :P
hey guys rather than start a new thread ill post here
I have a vanguard currently 26 and I ma taking him tank all the way but need some advice endgame wise. I know we have defense/shield/absorb to keep an eye out on but ?WHICH should i put as priority #1 stat of the three.
my thoughts was on shield chance since more shielding more absorbing less damage but how does defense play into the stats.
any advice/info or even a few good tank guide sites is most welcome this is gonna be my first REAL tank role so i wanna get it right
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Edit: Hmm, went to check it out and they have changed their name and format, but the content is all still there. Here is a link directl to a vanguard tanking compendium:
Last edited by Lathais; 2012-04-04 at 09:39 PM.
Tanking in TOR seems actually pretty balanced from my perspective. Threat is RARELY an issue, especially after the first 15sec of a fight. Whenever you taunt, it puts you above the highest person with threat... double taunting with multiple tanks is awesomely fun for threat gen.
I played a Powertech tank up to 50 and did a bit of raiding, whilst it was fun I personally found a combination of not being able to make everything stick to you and long global cooldowns offputting.
I would probably revisit tanking if threatmeters and/or name/threatplates become available. It certainly isn't the be all and end all but I really missed the UI enhancements after getting so used to them. Also worth noting in WoW bosses like Vael were done on tank weapon speed till threat meters came into play :P
You will find tanking in swtor alot similar to wow. The new 1.2 patch will assist with the new threat notifications also.!
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"Ranged" Tanking (Powertech/Vanguard) is more powerful with lower level gear, but decked out they're better than Assassin/Guardians. Assassin Tanks get really good in full T3 before then you get rolled left and right unless your healer is decked, Guardians/Juggs lacked with or without gear.
Last edited by Alka; 2012-04-05 at 12:31 PM.
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