SWTOR Bioware explains Jugg/Guardian changes in 3.1

Revanite Pursuer's armor set
Revanite Pursuer’s armor set

System Designer John Jarynowski, took some time explaining the upcoming Juggernaut/Guardian changes coming with game update 3.1.

Defense Guardian Feedback Thread | 01.09.2015, 03:35 PM

The team is actively discussing taking Retaliation/Riposte off the GCD. Normally, we do not want damage abilities to be off the GCD, however, both the Shield Tech/Shield Specialist and Darkness Assassin/Kinetic Combat Shadow already have major rotation skills (Dark Ward/Kinetic Ward and Heat Blast/Energy Blast) off the GCD. If these changes are made, we will definitely readdress the current changes to the Immortal Juggernaut/Defense Guardian.

To those confused by the Immortal Juggernaut/Defense Guardian changes: We found that the Discipline was not performing to our DPS goals for tanks. The current changes are simply for balancing and maintaining our vision for the class. Concerning balancing/changes for other classes, tanking or otherwise: Keep an ear and eye open for upcoming news. This is just the start of balancing for the season, and we have plenty more to come!

Thank you all for the support and continued feedback. The best way for us to help the community is by hearing your voice. Keep it coming!

Immortal Juggernaut Feedback Thread | 01.09.2015, 03:36 PM

The team is actively discussing taking Retaliation/Riposte off the GCD. Normally, we do not want damage abilities to be off the GCD, however, both the Shield Tech/Shield Specialist and Darkness Assassin/Kinetic Combat Shadow already have major rotation skills (Dark Ward/Kinetic Ward and Heat Blast/Energy Blast) off the GCD. If these changes are made, we will definitely readdress the current changes to the Immortal Juggernaut/Defense Guardian.

To those confused by the Immortal Juggernaut/Defense Guardian changes: We found that the Discipline was not performing to our DPS goals for tanks. The current changes are simply for balancing and maintaining our vision for the class. Concerning balancing/changes for other classes, tanking or otherwise: Keep an ear and eye open for upcoming news. This is just the start of balancing for the season, and we have plenty more to come!

Thank you all for the support and continued feedback. The best way for us to help the community is by hearing your voice. Keep it coming!

 

 

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