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sheild or tactics for pvp


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Er, kinda depends on what you want to do. Shield is the tank build and tactics is sort of the mobile/utility dps spec.

 

Shield is not as useful in pvp as it is in pve as far as damage mitigation. You will be harder to kill but not hard to kill if that makes sense. But you have access to a leap ability which is nice and extremely useful in Huttball. As well as a snare effect on your harpoon and stealth scan which can be fun. If you do decide on shield for pvp I'd recommend a "Iron Fist" type of spec which is stickied in the vanguard section. It's lost some of it's luster since originally created but still effective if you like being some what tanky and having storm in pvp.

 

Tactics has some damage mitigation in the tree and gives you access to Hold the Line which gives you some cc immunity every 30 seconds for 8 sec... doesn't keep you from being stunned. Makes pulse cannon into a very nasty aoe. Tactics is kind of the "do everything" tree. It's not as much pure dps as assault but has more mobility and utility. Some people run tactics with ion cell though to give it more damage mitigation. There is a sticky on that also in vanguard forums.

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Er, kinda depends on what you want to do. Shield is the tank build and tactics is sort of the mobile/utility dps spec.

 

Shield is not as useful in pvp as it is in pve as far as damage mitigation. You will be harder to kill but not hard to kill if that makes sense. But you have access to a leap ability which is nice and extremely useful in Huttball. As well as a snare effect on your harpoon and stealth scan which can be fun. If you do decide on shield for pvp I'd recommend a "Iron Fist" type of spec which is stickied in the vanguard section. It's lost some of it's luster since originally created but still effective if you like being some what tanky and having storm in pvp.

 

Tactics has some damage mitigation in the tree and gives you access to Hold the Line which gives you some cc immunity every 30 seconds for 8 sec... doesn't keep you from being stunned. Makes pulse cannon into a very nasty aoe. Tactics is kind of the "do everything" tree. It's not as much pure dps as assault but has more mobility and utility. Some people run tactics with ion cell though to give it more damage mitigation. There is a sticky on that also in vanguard forums.

 

Nice post.

 

Problem with shield spec is that it does nothing well... And besides utility... Nothing even average (dps or survuvabilty). Sad to say but true.

 

Tactics is fun. Not flavor of the month. Average dps... Low average survivability, high average utility. If you run in ion cell you will probably have ammo issues... I always did at least. If you run in HEC, no ammo problems... But that's kind of a moot point if you die before you run out of ammo anyways!

 

Assault is probably best for pvp, hands down, but if you want to play one of the other two go tactics. If you still can't decide, hedge your bet and go tactics with ion cell (note the skill point allocation is different depending on what cell you run...).

 

Either way I hope you have fun with the class and remember you can always respecc :)

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