Star Wars: The Old Republic Guide – Tanking With Sith Juggernaut to 30
- January 5th, 2012
- By MogKnight
Oh, you may have heard it before. “Tank spec for leveling? PREPOSTEROUS!” But, I’m here to tell you that it’s viable, practical and fun. This guide will focus on the Sith Juggernaut and though the same concepts can be applied to Jedi Knight, I will be referencing the Sith equivalent of the abilities, companions and abilities. This will also be focusing on the Immortal (Tank) tree and will include steps to leveling effectively and having as much fun as you can out of your little juggy.
Why play Juggernaut?
Juggernaut is generally considered a weak DPS class but until solid evidence and further updates dictate otherwise, Juggernaut makes for a great single target tank and a great asset for PvP teams. What you will lack in damage, you make up for solid defense and what you lack in everything else, you will make it up with gear. Juggernaut can be very gear dependent but it is also a good start to play a class like this so that you start developing good habits if you were to play other classes. In any case, it is a good simple class that is hard to master and can be a lot of fun if you can develop the finesse for it.
Before You Start
Make an awesome name and also don’t be too concerned about what race you want to be. Choose whichever fits to your taste and get ready to make them into the Sith Lord of your dreams. Your introductory levels are generalized for all Sith Warriors. During this time, it would be wise to decide if you want to stick with light side or dark side choices as you want to reach the next tier your alignment as soon as you can. Some things to note:
- Alignment dictates if you’re able to wear alignment exclusive gear.
- Alignment dictates what gem color lightsaber you can equip.
- Alignment also dictates what romances you will be eligible for.
- You don’t want to go one way and then change your mind.
All of this considered, there is no real recommendation of which path you should go down. If you like red lightsabers, go dark. If you want to get it on with a Twi’lek, go light. If you hate killing innocent people, go light. Either way, pick one and try to stick with it but don’t feel too incline to stick exclusively to light and dark side choices if you think it will make things easier or better for you. Also, be sure to enable the option to see alignment gains in the options menu.
Oh, and let’s take a moment to talk about key bindings. Do me and everyone else a favor: Bind your A and D keys to Move Left and Move Right respectively. By default, they are used to turn. You should NEVER keyboard turn as a Sith Juggernaut. With that out of the way, be sure to enable the action bars to the bottom center, right and left as you will be needing all of them and being familiar with how to properly keybind those action bars will be important as well.