In this SWTOR Vanguard Guide, you will discover the roles the Vanguard can fill, what its abilities and talents are, the best builds for all situations, how to level up quickly, and some PvP strategies you can use.
SWTOR Vanguard Guide – Class Roles
The Vanguard in that it combines both ranged and melee attacks in its class given that it progresses from the Trooper class. The shared Trooper tree (Assault Specialist) is geared for ranged attacks, while Shield Specialist and Tactics are both melee-oriented.
The Shield Specialist allows the Vanguard to play as a tanking class. If you want to be a tank, Vanguard is not a bad choice. I would not recommend playing Vanguard if you are not interested in playing a tank – it makes more sense to play as a Jedi Knight if you want to be a melee DPS class.
Tactics helps the Vanguard do damage. I am sure it will be a decent melee DPS class, but it just does not make a lot of sense to play this class for PvE. Instead, this can be a good leveling, PvP, and farming spec. It gives you the opportunity to deal some damage should you find yourself playing the game outside of flashpoints and operations.
SWTOR Vanguard Guide – Abilities and Talents
The Vanguard has access to many different talents and abilities. We have put together a full list of these which you can find below:
Star Wars The Old Republic Vanguard Guide – Builds
If you want your Vanguard to be good as possible, you will need to have different builds for different situations. You will want a build for farming, for leveling up, for flashpoints and operations, and for PvP.
You can get a full list of builds in our SWTOR Vanguard Builds section.
SWTOR Vanguard Guide – Leveling Guide
Leveling up as a Vanguard is not as fast as a Commando, but it’s not bad either. You can spec into Tactics in order to deal some decent damage and follow your quests and missions in order to level up at a fast rate.
The most important thing to leveling up quickly is getting a build for leveling. Learn more in our section on SWTOR Vanguard Leveling builds.
SWTOR Vanguard Guide – PvP
The Vanguard can be viable in PvP if you pick the right talents and figure out exactly what your role is in each Warzone.
The key to being successful at PvP is to figure out how you can best assist your team in Warzones and then speccing to execute that role. Learn more in our SWTOR Vanguard PvP Guide.
SWTOR Vanguard Guide Conclusion
By applying the principles and strategies mentioned in this Star Wars The Old Republic Vanguard guide, you can be a very successful Vanguard.