Things to do as a tank:
- Get a 4 piece set bonus. Always. No matter if it’s 162 or 186 it’s important (same goes for dps and healers. Set bonuses matter and should not be sacrificed for the alternative).
- Get mitigation augments. As in: shield, absorbtion, defense.
- Use the vendor/ultimate comm gear wisely. That gear has a lot of endurance on it, and not much mitigation. Throw away the armorings and use the mods/enhancements as a baseline. Unless you have said 4 piece set bonus, then in whichever 5th piece you have leftover, put a 180 armoring in there (I personally do the chestpiece since that’s hardest to get from pugs).
- Do not use accuracy or alacrity. Ever.
- Tell other people who tell you to stack endurance to shove their wrong information where the sun doesn’t shine.
Things NOT to do as a tank:
- The opposite of all the above.
Like I really don’t think there’s an excuse for a tank who’s doing pug raid to not have a set bonus. If you’re doing said raids you’re getting a shot at the tokens. If you don’t want to tank immediately, go in as dps, roll on the tokens, then exchange tokens for tanking gear. Like you have options.
Even if you don’t stack your mitigation stats perfectly, favoring them even at the expense of a lot of endurance is going to help your ability to take big hits and survive big time.
The 4-piece set bonus for a vanguard or powertech tank, in particular, is crucial. Less so for, say, a scoundrel/operative healer who can get away with the 2-piece. Never be afraid to use a lower ilvl to get better stats. You can sic me on anyone who tells you that endurance is the most important thing. I will yell at them for you.#swtor #but if you don't do ops and can't get them #don't worry because you only really need gear that good FOR ops