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What is your preferred opener skill as a tanking Vanguard?

posted this , edited by Reedyn Dec 3 2011 7:33 AM

What ability do you (Vanguard Troopers) go with when tanking in flashpoint?

I usually go with Explosive round. The Full Auto. Just curious.

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gamingbelow

gamingbelow posted this Dec 2 2011 6:53 PM

Hm. I tanked a bit this weekend with my Vanguard, very early. I actually tended to open up with a sticky grenade and then Full Auto. This tended to help me get some initial aggro on the group entirely. That said, with a full group, The Esse......
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seven2k

seven2k posted this Dec 2 2011 7:31 PM

yeah, i see what you mean. I did so sticky grenade but but sometimes i felt i needed to get more aggro. One thing that i did notice is that your health bar stays around the middle when fighting a boss. It was weird. In wow i had good amount of health.

But, i made for suspense.

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elithrar
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Sticky Grenade, Full Auto and either Explosive Surge to catch any strays as they run past, then Ion Pulse. I find front-loading your threat to generally work the best, especially since you have Storm + Harpoon to catch any loose adds on your DPS. Drop a Mortar Volley on the pack when you have the Ammo to spare.

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posted this , edited Dec 3 2011 7:28 AM

Pre-battle; I start by putting my shield on captain DPS... you know the type.

Target the melee guys first with something that stuns them (to buy time) & don't be afraid to move out of the area if an AOE is about to drop.

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