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Taiken

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re: Jedi Guardian Builds

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I've been pootling around with skill tree calculators trying to find a nice build for both PvE tanking and PvP tanking. The PvE context needs to focus on defence and aggro generation. For PvP unlike some guardians who have gone all out DPS (largely abandoning the Defense tree for the Focus tree - non-tanks) I'm trying for a delicate balance between reasonable DPS, but doesn't have to be special and with the addition of effective survivability.

My current build is below.

http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#500cRGcuRrodZhGM0M.1

The majority is in defense. Much of it is obvious defensive stuff coupled with effective focus generation. The remainder is in Vigilance, with the key being on gaining the two points in Unremitting, as this grants a defensive buff from your leap as well as CC immunity, which is a massive boon in PvP. The draw back I've found with this build is that to get a defensive, focus generation build essential for PvE in particular, I've lost some DPS - I'm missing either Guardan Slash or Overhead Slash. I can push points into either tree to get one of them, but it means giving up a lot.

So far it's pretty okay though, so long as the group isn't reckless I can get by in PvE in terms of damage, though I really can't be lazy and have to smash the DPS to maintain aggro some times. In PvP its a great build I find - I'm not looking to be the highest hitter, I'm looking to play my spec - TANK. I fly round the arena pissing people off and taking ages to die, consistently in the top three scorers, very often top. I'm now focusing on trying to build some more might to try and make up some of the DPS I've lost for PvE.

Generall speaking, I think this build would be a pretty awesome balance for my style of play if the devs just binned Opportune Strike and gave us another taunt - not a force, but good aggro generation (they could make it Guardian exclusive and Sentinels could also get a Sentinal exclusive DPS skill that is more viable that the crappiness that is OS).


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This is the build I am currently using:
http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#500fMG0uMZhGrMMhzzM.1

The main idea behind it is to guardian leap out and force leap back in whenever you can to stack the 2x -20% incoming damage buffs. You also get Overhead Slash which in this build has a cd of 9 seconds, which means although it hits for less than Guardian Slash, the shorter cd means you get more dps in the end out of it. The free Force Sweeps and reduced cd on the aoe taunt make aoe tanking trash abit easier too.
(This set up is amazing with the pvp Vindicator set)


When we move into the HM ops i'm likely to swtich to a full defence build to make the most of the bonus from the Warleader columi set. I'm considering something like this:
http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#500fMGMuMrohRZhGM.1


DPS spec I would use if they added dual spec:
http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#500cZhMZGMRrdbRdGR.1


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