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# 1 How to best hold aggro??
02-03-2010, 01:53 PM
hi, I'm building a Tank and have the defense part down pat,,, now just need to figure out best way to get and hold aggro off DPS ships??? any help would be appreciated..
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# 2
02-03-2010, 01:56 PM
You can't. There is no taunts and no way to increase threat generation above raw damage. All you can do is grab the aggro first thing and try and debuff the target or buff the escorts.

In practice what will happen is the escort will grab aggro in 2 seconds.
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# 3
02-03-2010, 01:57 PM
Tell your wife you'll be there for dinner after you finish a mission.
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# 4
02-03-2010, 01:58 PM
1. Revenge
2. Thunder Clap (if enough Rage and target is not yet affected by the debuff) or Sunder Armor/Devastate
3. Shield Bash or Sunder Armor/Devastate
4. Sunder Armor/Devastate
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# 5
02-03-2010, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by theCorvus
You can't. There is no taunts and no way to increase threat generation above raw damage. All you can do is grab the aggro first thing and try and debuff the target or buff the escorts.

In practice what will happen is the escort will grab aggro in 2 seconds.
I was going to add to the conversation, but I think this pretty much covers it all.
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# 6
02-03-2010, 02:12 PM
Be the first to fire at a group and use BO talent "Fire at will" It won't hold aggro forever but it will hold it long enough to make you rethink that strategy.
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# 7
02-03-2010, 06:39 PM
Still at the Lt. Cmdr level but I've had limited success with 'emergency power to weapons', 'fire at will' and weapon battery combo. I say "limited" because it won't really be effective without some coordination with the rest of your group.

Basically I try to go in first at an angle with full power to weapons. Hit the closest guy and turn broadside to the group. When enough are in range I hit 'fire at will'.

Once the battle is joined, I continue going one way, keeping my head on as swivel while manually switching targets and putting a little phaser fire on them to keep their attention. Give the bigger boys in the group special treatment, and be sure to check the target of my target area in the HUD overhead to make sure they aren't straying to poke at someone squishy. Torpedoes get fired off at targets of opportunity as they pass through the front or rear. Tap a weapon batt if you have a particularly stubborn guy that won't turn your way. If your escort is shooting at something (which they always are) don't bother fighting for aggro on that target because you won't win. Instead, focus on everything he's not shooting at.

In the mean time, the rest of my group goes the other way. All the while focus firing on a single target to pull it off and kill it away from the rest of the enemy ships (in theory. in practice the smaller ships tend to fly all over the frigging place, but just make sure to your focus on the enemy cruisers and battleships).

When it's down to the last few ships I go weapons power full and bump up 'emergency power to weapons' for extra oomph, which usually nets the last few kills.

This works great if your team will work together. Breaking the tank group and the kill group in two separate directions lets the tankers know what needs to be shot at by way of which directions the green beams are flying and enemy ship facings. However, it will not work so great (or at all) if your escort(s) is determined to fly straight into the middle and sit there to randomly shoot at anything in front of him.
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# 8
02-03-2010, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by breakout View Post
hi, I'm building a Tank and have the defense part down pat,,, now just need to figure out best way to get and hold aggro off DPS ships??? any help would be appreciated..
rush in, they like to take out escorts and science ships first (were talking pvp right?) but if your a lonesome cruiser, or more than 10k they will usually attemt a gank, to kill you in a few seconds

i use this technique with reverse shield polarity, which basically gives you 15 second immunity from energy weapons, and during that time any energy weapons fired at you recharges your shields so they pretty much stay full to deal with other weapons, thats usually enough time to drop their shields and stick a couple of quantums into their hull....but sometimes they run away...
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# 9
02-03-2010, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by breakout View Post
hi, I'm building a Tank and have the defense part down pat,,, now just need to figure out best way to get and hold aggro off DPS ships??? any help would be appreciated..
It seems to me the harder I hit (im dps) the more 'annoyed' the other ships get, chances are though its just luck of the draw for me though. I dont think they really have an aggro table.
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# 10
02-03-2010, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by The velour fog
Be the first to fire at a group and use BO talent "Fire at will" It won't hold aggro forever but it will hold it long enough to make you rethink that strategy.
LOL...priceless.
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