Vigilance Jedi Guardian 5.x DPS Class Guide

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Gearing & Stats

The tables on this page were generated using optimizer scripts created by Bant aka Goblin_Lackey. The stats were calculated to give the maximum theoretical DPS/HPS/DTPS for each discipline, however you may wish to alter the builds depending on your play style or what content you are facing in SWTOR. Each table assumes you have a full set of the specified gear.

Suggested Best-in-Slot Stats

Name Iokath MK-5
Tier 3: Legendary
(242)
Iokath MK-2
Tier 3: Artifact
(240)
Eternal Commander MK-15
Tier 2: Legendary
(236)
Eternal Commander MK-13
Tier 2: Artifact
(234)
Eternal Commander MK-3
Tier 1: Artifact
(230)
Exemplar / Ultimate Exarch
Pre-5.0 Gear
(224)
Mastery 64936284 (1xC)6216 (1xA)6128 (Stim)5901 (Stim)5321
Power 369435063424333731832850
Critical 1760 (5xE, 4xA, 2xC)1689 (7xE, 1xC)1643 (1xE, 12xA, 2xC)1434 (13xA, 2xC)1447 (7xE, 2xC)1370 (4xE, 6xA, 2xC)
Alacrity 1532 (4xE, 7xA)1466 (2xE, 11xA)1400 (7xE)1236 (6xE, 1xA)1152 (12xA)1081 (6xE, 1xA)
Accuracy 743 (1xE, 3xA, Stim)733 (1xE, 3xA, Stim)736 (2xE, 1xA, Stim)760735 (3xE, 2xA)729 (7xA, Stim)
Absorb 000000
Defense 000000
Shield 000000

"E" = Enhancement or Implant or Earpiece
"A" = Advanced _ Augment 45
"C" = Advanced _ _ Color Crystal (+41 ones)

Discipline Statistics

Name Iokath MK-5
Tier 3: Legendary
(242)
Iokath MK-2
Tier 3: Artifact
(240)
Eternal Commander MK-15
Tier 2: Legendary
(236)
Eternal Commander MK-13
Tier 2: Artifact
(234)
Eternal Commander MK-3
Tier 1: Artifact
(230)
Exemplar / Ultimate Exarch
Pre-5.0 Gear
(224)
DPS 9,339 +/- 3348,972 +/- 3158,689 +/- 3008,288 +/- 2777,943 +/- 2627,211 +/- 226
APM46.946.746.546.145.845.6

DPS Rankings

Current
Rank
Previous
Rank
Rank
Change
DPS Standard
Error
vs Average DPS
(9,303)
Imperial Class Republic Class
5 1 4 9,626 +/- 256 +3.47% Annihilation Marauder Watchman Sentinel
8 2 6 9,453 +/- 269 +1.61% Carnage Marauder Combat Sentinel
12 17 5 9,152 +/- 316 -1.62% Fury Marauder Concentration Sentinel
10 10 - 9,339 +/- 334 +0.39% Vengeance Juggernaut Vigilance Guardian
11 15 4 9,179 +/- 439 -1.33% Rage Juggernaut Focus Guardian
7 13 6 9,459 +/- 525 +1.68% Deception Assassin Infiltration Shadow
14 12 2 8,973 +/- 312 -3.55% Hatred Assassin Serenity Shadow
18 14 4 8,692 +/- 273 -6.57% Lightning Sorcerer Telekinetics Sage
16 6 10 8,870 +/- 241 -4.65% Madness Sorcerer Balance Sage
9 7 2 9,359 +/- 466 +0.61% Arsenal Mercenary Gunnery Commando
4 4 - 9,698 +/- 373 +4.25% Innovative Ordnance Mercenary Assault Specialist Commando
13 16 3 9,013 +/- 455 -3.12% Advanced Prototype Powertech Tactics Vanguard
15 9 6 8,896 +/- 345 -4.37% Pyrotech Powertech Plasmatech Vanguard
17 5 12 8,796 +/- 416 -5.45% Marksman Sniper Sharpshooter Gunslinger
3 5 2 9,722 +/- 243 +4.50% Engineering Sniper Saboteur Gunslinger
2 5 3 9,748 +/- 144 +4.79% Virulence Sniper Dirty Fighting Gunslinger
6 11 5 9,461 +/- 475 +1.70% Concealment Operative Scrapper Scoundrel
1 8 7 10,016 +/- 290 +7.67% Lethality Operative Ruffian Scoundrel

Note: DPS rankings assume best-in-slot 242-rating gear.


Suggested Best-in-Slot Gear & Items


Set Bonuses

Pieces Set Bonus
2Sundering Assault or Sundering Strike increases damage dealt by 2% for 15 seconds. Cannot occur more than once every 30 of seconds.
4Reduces the minimum range of Saber Throw by 10 meters.
6Activating Saber Throw will grant Vindicator's Critical Bonus making your next Impale and Furious Strike or Overhead Slash and Concentrated Slice critically hit. This effect cannot occur more than once every minute.

Suggested Utility Skills

PvE

Suggested PvE Utility Build

Suggested PvE Utilities

Name Description
Jedi Enforcer Increases the damage dealt by Rebuke by 15% and increases its duration by 4 seconds.
Jedi Crusader While Rebuke is active, it generates 1 focus whenever you are attacked. This effect cannot occur more than once every 2 seconds.
Stoic Increases your damage reduction by 2%, and you build 2 Centering when attacked. This Centering building effect cannot occur more than once every 1.5 seconds.
Ardor Transcendence no longer requires or consumes Centering, but will go on cooldown for 30 seconds when activated.
Defensive Roll Reduces damage taken from area effects by 30% and increases internal and elemental damage reduction by 5%.
Force Fade Increases your movement speed by 15% and the movement speed bonus of Force Camouflage by 20%. Additionally, increases the duration of Force Camouflage by 2 seconds.
Fleet Footed When Transcendence is applied or refreshed, it purges movement-impairing effects. Additionally, the movement speed bonus of Transcendence is increased by 30%.

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PvP

Suggested PvP Utility Build

Suggested PvP Utilities

Name Description
Jedi Enforcer Increases the damage dealt by Rebuke by 15% and increases its duration by 4 seconds.
Jedi Crusader While Rebuke is active, it generates 1 focus whenever you are attacked. This effect cannot occur more than once every 2 seconds.
Stoic Increases your damage reduction by 2%, and you build 2 Centering when attacked. This Centering building effect cannot occur more than once every 1.5 seconds.
Ardor Transcendence no longer requires or consumes Centering, but will go on cooldown for 30 seconds when activated.
Defensive Roll Reduces damage taken from area effects by 30% and increases internal and elemental damage reduction by 5%.
Force Fade Increases your movement speed by 15% and the movement speed bonus of Force Camouflage by 20%. Additionally, increases the duration of Force Camouflage by 2 seconds.
Fleet Footed When Transcendence is applied or refreshed, it purges movement-impairing effects. Additionally, the movement speed bonus of Transcendence is increased by 30%.

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Abilities

Vigilance Discipline Abilities

Name Description Type
Hurls the main-hand lightsaber at a target, dealing <<1>> weapon damage and slowing its movement speed by 50% for 3 seconds. Only usable on targets at or below 30% max health. Replaces Dispatch.Instant
Thrusts your weapon into the ground, causing a Force-empowered shockwave that deals <<1>> energy damage to up to 8 enemies within 5 meters. Stuns weak and standard enemies for 3 seconds. Replaces Force Sweep.Instant
Executes an acrobatic attack that deals <<1>> weapon damage.Instant
Engulfs your lightsaber in fiery plasma, instantly dealing <<1>> elemental damage, with a further <<2[%d/%d/%d]>> elemental damage over 12 seconds.Instant

Jedi Guardian Advanced Class Abilities

Name Description Type
Reduces the cooldowns of Sundering Strike and Warding Strike by 3 seconds each and increases the focus they generate by 2.Passive
Taunts the target, forcing it to attack you for 6 seconds. Player targets deal 30% less damage when attacking anyone other than you for 6 seconds.Instant
Generates 1 focus when attacked. This effect cannot occur more than once every 6 seconds.Passive
While active, the guarded player takes 5% less damage and generates 25% less threat. In addition, so long as you remain within 15 meters of the guarded player, 50% of all incoming damage from enemy players is transferred back to you.Instant
Freezes up to 8 enemies within 8 meters, dealing <<1>> elemental damage and reducing movement speed by 50% for 8 seconds. Instant
Throws the main-hand lightsaber at a distant target, inflicting <<1>> damage and granting 3 focus. Instant
Empowers you with 12 charges of Focused Defense, lasting up to 15 seconds. Whenever you take damage a charge of Focused Defense is consumed to heal you for <<1>>. This ability can be used while stunned or otherwise controlled but cannot be used while above 70% health.Instant
Taunts all enemies within 15 meters, forcing them to attack you for 6 seconds, if utilizing Soresu Form. If not utilizing Soresu Form, threat will be immediately reduced by a moderate amount. Also, causes affected player targets to deal 30% less damage for 6 seconds when attacking anyone other than you.Instant
Leaps to a friendly target, reducing his or her threat by a moderate amount and reducing damage taken by 20% for 6 seconds.Instant
Deals <<1>> kinetic damage, knocks the target back several meters and knocks the target down for 2 seconds. Force Push immediately finishes the cooldown of Force Leap.Instant
Temporarily increases your maximum health by 30% for 10 seconds. When the effect ends, the health is lost.Instant
The first 2 seconds of Saber Ward grants 100% melee and ranged defense.Passive
Reflects all direct single target ranged, Force, and tech attacks back to the attacker for 3 seconds. The damage done by each reflect is capped, and the cap rises with each new rank of the ability.Instant
Immediately generates 6 focus.Instant
Ripostes the target for <<1>> weapon damage. Cannot be parried, dodged, or miss. While utilizing Soresu Form, Riposte can only be used after successfully defending against a melee or ranged attack. While not utilizing Soresu Form, Riposte can only be used after one of your melee attacks is parried, dodged, or misses.Instant
Generate 5 Focus and strike the target for <<1>> weapon damage, causing the target to become sundered. Sundered targets have their armor reduced by 20% for 45 seconds.Instant

Jedi Knight Class Abilities

Name Description Type
Performs a series of lightsaber attacks that deal <<1>> weapon damage. Strikes with both weapons if dual wielding.Instant
Kicks the target and interrupts its current action, preventing that ability from being used for the next 4 seconds.Instant
Uses the Force to project a wave of energy toward the target, dealing <<1>> kinetic damage. In addition, standard and weak enemies are knocked senseless, stunned for 4 seconds.Instant
Raises a lightsaber ward, increasing melee and ranged defenses by 50% and absorbing 25% of the damage taken from Force and tech attacks. Lasts 12 seconds.Instant
Slashes up to 8 enemies within 5 meters in front of you for <<1>> weapon damage. Attacks with both weapons if dual wielding.Instant
Strikes the target and up to 8 enemies within 5 meters with the Force, dealing <<1>> kinetic damage. Also stuns weak and standard enemies for 2 seconds.Instant
Throws the main-hand lightsaber at a target, dealing <<1>> energy damage. Only usable on targets at or below 30% max health.Instant
Utilize a balanced lightsaber form, increasing all damage dealt and reducing all damage received by 3%.Passive
Confounds up to 8 nearby enemies, preventing all action for up to 6 seconds. Damage ends the effect prematurely.Instant
Inflicts <<1>> weapon damage with a series of quick melee attacks. Generates 2 focus. Strikes with both weapons if dual wielding.Instant
Increases the target's melee, ranged, Force and tech bonus damage and healing by 5% for 60 minutes. If the target is a group member, all other group members are also affected.Instant
Jumps to a distant target, dealing <<1>> damage with the main-hand weapon, immobilizing the target for 2 seconds and interrupting the target's current action. Builds 3 focus. Cannot be used against targets in cover.Instant
Slashes the target for <<1>> weapon damage. Attacks with both weapons if dual wielding.Instant
Purges all incapacitating and movement-impairing effects.Instant
Subdues the target, stunning it for 4 seconds. Deals <<1>> kinetic damage and builds 3 focus over the duration. This ability can be channeled while moving.Channeled
Quickly rush forward 20 meters, dealing <<1>> weapon damage to enemies in your path and increasing your defense chance by 100% while blitzing. Cannot be used while immobilized or hindered.Instant
Seize the moment, restoring 2% of your maximum health every 3 seconds. Requires an active companion. Lasts 60 seconds.Instant

Rotation

Rotation

(Berserk) Battering Assault > Dual Saber Throw > (Ferocity) Ravage > Massacre > Devastating Blast > Massacre > Strike > Massacre
Battering Assault > Vicious Throw > (Ferocity) Devastating Blast > Gore > Massacre > Massacre > Massacre > Assault

Minor Rotation = 8 GCDs
Major Rotation = 24 GCDs

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References: Bahadori (Hayete), g_mk, Beastfury

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