08-29-2009, 01:07 PM
I've decided to make a force character at release but I'm not sure which defensive passive I should get. Most of the time I'll play PvE, although I may play play 2-3 PvP matches per week. So which defensive passive do you suggest I should get?
08-29-2009, 01:49 PM
OK here is my run down of my favorites
Defiance = you have to take a few hits for it to kick in, but you do more damage (great if you like CON)
INVUL = works pretty much all the time (great for con/str people)
PFF = If you don't maind taking field surge also and like paying attention this is a great DEF
REGEN = Auto heal but you have to play smarter (lots of darting in and out of combat to let heals work, requires heavy investment in DEX/EGO to be effective, and I was not liking it at level 40 beta event but I hope better stats make up for it!)
08-29-2009, 01:54 PM
See, that's interesting, because on my DEX/EGO Archer, my Regen was amazing at 40, even with lvl 13-ish gear. Now, admittedly, most of my experiences were with PvP, but I was able to tank 3 people at once with Regen, Resurgence, and the Force block ability.
I think that's the trick to Regen though, you need a good block ability. You also don't want to run from combat with regen as your regen ticks decrease (or don't build) if you're not being hit. Your best bet if you start getting into trouble is to block and wait.
I've used PFF, Invuln, and Regen quite a bit, and of the 3, Regen is my favorite. PFF and Invuln are great, but they suffer from the same problem. You take less damage, but that health has no way of regenerating unless you exit combat (or use another ability).
[Edit] Of course if you're looking to build a tank, I would suggest Invuln or Defiance. Regen doesn't do you any good if you get 1-shot and once PFF is out, you're screwed.