Now that the Epic Story Boost (12x XP) has come around, I have decided to roll the only other tanking class I have not tried. Rather than roll a second Inquisitor though (I already have a Corruption Sorcerer, Dodola), I decided to switch factions and roll my first ever Republic toon. You guessed it, Awwim. So, say to hello to the newest member of my Legacy.
The first toon I ever rolled (Dikarzloney) was an Assassin back in the 2.x series, but being the first character I had ever rolled, I had sooooooo many problems (had no idea how to gear so Dikar had Willpower, Strength, Cunning and Aim pieces). Dikar eventually met his fate with the delete button (easier to start again than to pick up a broken toon). In the place of Dikar, I went to the Republic side and rolled this lovely lady you see above. You’ll have to forgive me, though, I don’t have a very good eye for catching a good screen shot, so this one will have to work. I also bought a beautiful Black/Pink Indestructible crystal to go into my dual saber.
I have really been enjoying the new playstyle (well, new to me) of the Shadow. It’s a little difficult to work out the rotation as I hardly have any abilities (I do have a taunt now though!) and fighting Qyzen for aggro is a drag. I did finally get my Combat Technique so that I am finally in tank stance (with this came the ability to take Qyzen out of tank stance and disable his taunt), so hopefully it won’t be an aggro race between my own companion and me.
On another note, I rolled my second Juggernaut, but on a new server. I am very glad that I have gotten to know so many new people (and have been finding new people that are on my home server) since I have started playing SWTOR (and even more so now that I am reading people’s blogs and listening to a shit-ton of podcasts). I approached a couple of my favorite people to listen to and asked them if they needed some help on their server, so my new Juggernaut has found his way to Jung Ma. I forgot to take a screenshot of him, so you’ll just have to wait until next time!
So, what do you all think of Shadow/Assassin tanking. Can you give me any good advice as I begin this new section of my SWTOR journey? Know any tips for a beginner Shadow/’Sin tank? Any and all advice will be taken to heart and I look forward to hearing from you!