I don't use tanks like Chewie (though I do use tanky toons like HK-47 and Savage Oppress). I find that Lobot or Ventress deal with them quite easily.
I'm at level 52 and dropped Chewie as soon as I got something better around level 20. Anyone else using a no-tank strategy care to share tactics?
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Tanks need a serious overhaul to justify claiming a spot, like vastly better migration. Whenever Chewie taunts me, he's burned down before his taunt wears off.
I also run another team of IG-86, IG-88, Poggle, HK-47 and Luminara. Full on aggression, great against Jedi teams but even worse on defense.
We need a Droid healer, maybe a medical droid from Empire Strikes Back (that healed frozen, tauntaun encrusted Luke) or maybe R2D2.
Can't say I fully agree with the topic though. There is definite use and strategy with a taunt. Could very easily save other important characters from being wiped
From what I've seen on the forum, the tactic doesn't help much in end game for the current cap. I can't say I never use it, I'll occasionally pick up an ally Chewie if the situation calls for it, it's just not my usual strategy. I think people who rely on it too much are going to have to relearn a new strategy at higher levels. Chewie is too slow and doesn't have great dps.
Droid/critical synergies are insane. They once annihilated my lvl 60 20k+ team in less than 3 rounds because of all the crit chances and crit damages (post AoE nerf).
Once fully leveled and geared, a straight droid team will kill anything in a blink of an eye. No need to heal anyone. And with Lobot for leader they gonna crit fast in the first round. For GW this means heavy casualties to your A-Team.
If you ever face a straight Droid team, pray that you survive the first 1-2 rounds to kill IG-88 and IG-86.
The one who goes
When Padme is giving birth. Then have that looping for the entire match.
But seriously, Padawan Anni?
They probably don't want kids being killed, so make him a the episode 2 version for Droid heals.
I agree, the best defense is a good offense, I like to take the initiative and go for the jugular and I just can't justify giving up a spot for a roll of **** carpet (sorry Chewie, ain't got no love)
That's my plan, I was lucky enough to get Lobot in a Bronzium drop early on and bought the droid pack, just been farming them slowly. I have 41 toons so I have to set priorities and I need to promote my Daka (another lucky Bronzium yesterday) to progress in PvE DS battles, I'm stuck on lvl 5 normal with the Jawas without a better DS healer than Talia.
I'm usually making teens to mid 20's in PvP daily on my server (highest was 5th), punching well above my weight in power and levels. Today was 19th.
It's unfortunate that the biggest jump you can make now is 9 spots at a time in the rankings.
Honestly I just wish they'd build more synergy between team members besides awful leader abilities that can easily be replaced. I'm already tired of this game due to a lack of variety in team building.
I hiver in the top 10, and not a single opponet uses Chewy. I will grindnit some day, at 7 stars may be useful in defense, but generally at this level (and not at rank 75) slow chars with little dmg ensure at least 1 char diesnin first round. Many times you have to heal even during first round. Especially in PvP.
In GW, al level 60, Chewy will not last one single round. it can still be used, but one healer is usually better than 1 taunter.
Maybe Poe will be better, but so far unconvinced.
now with 50 i met damage>all like my team.
The AI is so bad...i can win every fight
Tank with taunt 1 or 2?because Han dies fast,is useless
A lvl. 60 chewie with heal immunity dies in one round
no place for tanks
Chewie does ok for me in GW when I use him, which isn't often. It's not that he dies or anything just that the dps loss is more noticeable.
For GW I kind of just build my tanking into the mix using Barriss in lead and high health characters or ones with their own mix of self healing. When I'm facing purple 60s we shall see how much that changes. I don't see any of the current tanks as worth it right now especially in arena pvp.