6.0 Ability Charges Guide (PTS)

In Game Update 6.0, the Star Wars The Old Republic Developers are introducing a new combat system to the game, tied to select Abilities called, Charges. What are Charges? Charges basically allow you to use select Abilities more than once, depending on the number of Charges they have. For example, if an ability has 2 charges on it, you can use the Ability twice. You have to have at least 1 Charge to be able to use an Ability with Charges. When you use an Ability with a Charge once, it uses up one Charge and the Charge timer goes …

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6.0 Powertech Changes, Set Bonuses and Tactical Items (PTS)

Listing of all the Set Bonuses and Tacticals Items available for Powertechs on the PTS. PTS Testing Phase – 1.5 (13th August) NOTE – Since this is from the Onslaught PTS, this is all subject to change. It is not currently known how any of these items will be obtained. New Ability Utility Changes Tacticals Gear and Set Bonuses Charges New Ability Power Yield – Applies a stack of Power Yield to you increasing your armour by 40% and your damage done by 2% for 10 seconds. Whenever you take damage an additional stack of Power Yield is applied up to 5 …

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6.0 Set Bonuses Guide (PTS)

Here is a comprehensive list of all the Gear Set Bonuses currently available on the PTS. PTS Testing Phase – 1.5 (13th August) NOTE – Since this is from the Onslaught PTS, this is all subject to change. It is not currently known how any of these items will be obtained. Edit – Fully updated with Set Bonus changes + Mercenary and Powertech Set Bonuses added! All Classes Sith Warrior Sith Inquisitor Imperial Agent Bounty Hunter All Classes All classes will be able to equip these Set Bonus items. GEAR 2 SET 4 SET 6 SET Avenger Power +2% Increases your …

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Spoils of War Gear Vendor Guide (PTS)

Updated for PTS Phase 2. There is a Vendor in the Supplies section of Imperial Fleet that contains Spoils of War Gear Boxes. These boxes contain a random piece of gear in them. The gear you get is determined by what box you buy and what your active spec is. The quality of the item is based on what your Gear Rating is. Contains an item that is tailored to your active discipline when opened. Maximum potential scales with your current iRating. Gear Box Tooltip They cost a new currency called ‘Tech Fragments’. They are located in the Currency tab in your Inventory …

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6.0 Sniper Changes, Set Bonuses and Tactical Items (PTS)

Listing of all the Set Bonuses and Tacticals Items available for Snipers on the PTS. PTS Testing Phase – 1.5 (13th August Update) NOTE – Since this is from the Onslaught PTS, this is all subject to change. It is not currently known how any of these items will be obtained. New Ability Utility Changes Tacticals Gear and Set Bonuses Charges New Ability Hololocate – Activating this ability marks your current location for 10 minutes. When this ability is activated again, if you are within 60 meters of the marked location, you instantly return to the marked location. Hololocate goes on cooldown …

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EXCLUSIVE 6.0 Mercenary Class Developer Interview plus Tacticals and Set Bonuses Preview

Star Wars The Old Republic’s next Expansion, Onslaught, is due to be released in September. One of the key highlights of Onslaught is sweeping changes to gearing and combat, affecting all classes, referred to as Spoils of War. Information regarding one popular class, in particular, has not been released, until now. I was recently given the opportunity to ask the Developers a couple of questions about the Mercenary Class in 6.0 and share a couple of their new Tacticals and Set Bonuses. As a Mercenary Bodyguard (Healer) main, I’m overall pretty satisfied with the current state of Class and have …

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6.0 Assassin Changes, Set Bonuses and Tactical Items (PTS)

Listing of all the Set Bonuses and Tacticals Items available for Assassins on the PTS. PTS Testing Phase – 1.5 (August 13 Update) NOTE – Since this is from the Onslaught PTS, this is all subject to change. It is not currently known how any of these items will be obtained. New Ability Utility Changes Tacticals Gear and Set Bonuses Charges New Ability Severing Slash – Strikes targets in a cone, dealing X weapon damage and slowing their movement speed by 50% for 3 seconds. Requires a double-bladed lightsaber or electrostaff. New Utility Changes Instead of 4 Tiers, Utilities are now divided …

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Spoils of War – SWTOR’s New Gearing System Explained

The bread and butter of Star Wars The Old Republic’s new Expansion, ‘Onslaught’, coming in September 2019, is a fully revamped Gearing System. In a Community Livestream on Thursday (30th May), Eric Musco, Community Manager, Charles Boyd, Creative Director with special guest Keith Kanneg, Game Producer introduced the new, inclusive gearing system dubbed ‘Spoils of War’. Basically, this system will be more about horizontal progression rather than vertical gear progression. All types of content, including Conquest and PvP, will drop gear. The easiest way to break down this new system is to break it up into two sections. The gear …

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