SWTOR Trooper Vanguard Leveling Build 2.0

SWTOR Trooper Vanguard Leveling Build

In this post we have another build from Swtorsavior.com and this time we are focusing on the Trooper and the Vanguard advanced class that makes an excellent tank! A SWTOR Vanguard is one tough SOB.  His main purpose is to soak up damage and dish it back out.  The SWTOR Vanguard makes an awesome tank because he has a nice mix of single target and AOE attacks to help him keep aggro on multiple mobs.

His primary stats are Aim for offense (threat) and Endurance for Defense (health pool), along with Defense Rating, Shield Rating and Absorption Rating.  These are super important because you will be taking the most direct hits of anyone in your party so you need the health pool to stay alive and you need the mitigating stats to reduce the number of hits you take and the amount of damage they do when you are hit.  So don’t just stack endurance.

A good balance of the other mitigation stats is essential to staying alive. Check out the build below:

  • 3/3 Ionized Ignition
  • 2/2 Heavy Stock
  • 3/3 Superheated Plasma
  • 2/2 Sweltering Heat
  • 2/2 Paralytic Combat Stims
  • 2/2 High Friction Bolts
  • 2/2 Electro Shield
  • 1/1 Incendiary Round
  • 1/1 Ionic Accelerator
  • 2/2 Assault Frame
  • 2/2 Hyper Assault Cell
  • 3/3 Rain of Fire
  • 2/2 Assault Trooper
  • 3/3 Burnout
  • 2/2 Degauss
  • 2/2 Rapid Recharge
  • 1/1 Riot Augs
  • 1/1 Assault Plastique
  • 3/3 Focused Impact
  • 2/2 Demolition
  • 2/2 Brutal Impact
  • 3/3 Steely Resolve

Stat Priority:

Aim > Accuracy (110%) > Power > Surge (75%) > Crit (30%)

Single Target:

  • High Impact Bolt > Incendiary Round > Mortar Volley > Pulse Cannon > Stockstrike > Ion Pulse > Hammer Shot
  • Try and max ammo regen by staying above 8 ammo as much as you can.
  • Use High Impact Bolt on each cool down.

Multiple Target AoE Rotation:

  • Mortar Volley > Pulse Cannon > Sticky Grenade
  • Survival Options:
  • Reactive Shield
  • Adrenaline Rush
  • Tenacity

If you play a different class and are after builds for all playstyles such as fast leveling, PVP, raids etc… then you should check out www.swtorsavior.com It is the top SWTOR guide and it also includes a leveling guide that should get you to level 55 well before the Patch 2.1 so you are all up to date with the best gear!