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SWTOR - The Concentration Guardian

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Hello everyone, I am Kishekzun from the Imperium guild on Mantle of the force and today I will offer you my guide on the Concentration specialization of our dear Guardian.

For our Pest friends, you can find the transcript of this guide here.

This guide is mainly PvE oriented. This specialization has long been considered useless in high-level PvE (I admit that I thought about it for a while too!) But is quite useful on some bosses, especially on new operations.



Here is a small list of affected bosses (in my opinion):

  • Draxus (2nd boss of the Fortress)
  • Grhob'toc (useful if you place the adds under the boss rather than in the flames)
  • Zero Corruptor
  • Dash'red in a nightmare, if you start and have trouble getting rid of Xuva quickly
  • Slayer in nightmare, very useful to quickly explode the packs of snipers!

 

Talent tree

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Relatively simple tree but with key skills:

  • High power : After a Force Sweep, increases your damage by 9% for 6 seconds.
  • Singularity: You will earn singularity stacks (maximum 3) after using your Combat concentration  Or your Force exhaustion. These 3 stacks will increase your sweep damage by 33,33% while restoring 1 point of focus per second for 6 seconds.
  • Relentless leap: Grants you a bonus for 20 seconds which will give you 100% critical chance on your next swipe.

 



Opening cycle

  • Combat concentration
  • Force leap
  • Fatal Strike
  • dopant / relic
  • Force sweep
  • Force exhaustion
  • Frappe expert
  • Storm of Blades
  • Relentless jump
  • Slot

 

Cycle and combat

The rotation is not very difficult, indeed it is rather an order of priority depending on your skills which are being recharged.

We must then follow an order of priority.

It is imperative to keep the target under the armor reduction granted by the Fswift fatal.

La Slot : In Shii-cho form, this skill will allow you to reduce the cooldown of three of the skills: Relentless jump, Concentration in combat and finally the most important Force Sweep. It is therefore imperative to launch this skill as much as possible to be able to chain as many Force sweep. In addition, your tree gives you a critical bonus and a small damage bonus on it, so do not deprive yourself of it.

Try to make the most of the High power. In fact, try to launch your Blade Storms et Frappe expert when you take advantage of the 9% bonus damage. As I said before, your cycle will not necessarily be fixed and often, the Frappe expert will be charging, take the opportunity to launch Fentities.

Here is a typical diagram of a rotation:

 Relentless Leap / Combat Focus / Force Sweep / Force Exhaustion / Expert Strike / Blade Storm



Then spam the Slot, a small Fatal strike to boost Focus and refresh Armor Reduction.

You just have to spin this as much as possible.

 

Equipment and statistics

I will offer you here my vision of "good equipment" to address this specialization.

Important note: my character is now full 78 (implants and non-token headset), so your stats may differ if you don't have that much equipment, but the principle remains the same!

 

My statistics

  •  Wattage: 1540
  • Accuracy: 408
  • Crit: 62
  • Influx: 564

The statistic to be mounted in priority is theInflux. Do not go below 86%, which is quite possible in full 72, quite accessible nowadays.

You can see I put in a critical / influx sophistication. Indeed, a small bonus of criticism is never lost, however I allowed myself because having a lot of vigor / power due to my equipment, for a lower level of equipment, privilege a sophistication power / influx instead .

I didn't put 100% precision to gain influx as well, I think with an equipment level 72, it might be complicated so once again, focus on power / precision sophistication.

In terms of precision, do not go below 99,30%, there is a lot of resistance, if it falls on your scan .... hihihi!


 

Relics

For this specialization, I'm not using quite the same relic setup as in Vigilance. I keep theUnexpected assault, essential, but I prefer the Power clickable instead of the Force Damage relic.


Indeed, thanks to this specialization, you have greater control over your burst phases. The Relic can be activated Power is therefore much more profitable than in Vigilance, where you are dependent on proc!

 

You can see that this spec does less single-target damage than Vigilance but is still very viable! Anyway, it is not made for pole bosses, but for bosses with a lot of addons, to kill quickly.

Once again I recommend that you learn these two specializations: Vigilance for bosses without adds, with a sustained single-target dps and specialization Concentration for the bosses I mentioned in my introduction.

After that, it's up to you to play the one that suits you best, the main thing is to have fun!

 

Here is for the last word, I hope you enjoyed this little guide, if you have any questions feel free to ask them, also if you do not agree with certain things, express yourself. to benefit as many people as possible!



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