Guide to SWTOR Jedi Knight Guardian dps, tanking, leveling and pvp specs & builds, skills & abilities, stats & gear and rotations & companions. The Jedi Knight Guardian talent builds and specs below are tuned to conform to SWTOR update 2.8.
The Jedi Knight Guardian builds listed below, focus on talents and abilities with potential for sustained DPS and group-utility and/or talents that augment Focus generation. These talent builds perform best in a group or Flashpoints/Operations setting
A Jedi Knight Guardian Build utilizing the Vigilance talent tree for Flashpoints with sustained DPS in single target Elite fights. This Guardian build employs the synergy of the Vigilance talent Zen Strike with a rotation prioritizing Sundering Strike, Plasma Brand and Overhead Slash.
A Jedi Knight Guardian DPS build utilizing the Focus talent tree.
The Jedi Knight Guardian builds listed below, focus on talents and abilities with potential for damage mitigation and damage avoidance. These Jedi Guardian talent builds perform best in a Flashpoint or Operations group setting.
A Main Tank Jedi Knight Guardian Build utilizing the Defense talent tree. This Guardian build is suitable for both Flashpoints and Operations. Some possibility for customization remains in the Vigilance tree. The final talent point is most suitably allocated to Defiance or Accuracy.
The Jedi Knight Guardian builds listed below, focus on talents and abilities with potential for either sustained or burst DPS in combination with utility and adaptability. These Jedi Guardian builds perform best in a Warzone or other group PVP setting.
A PVP Tank Build employing the Jedi Knight Guardian Defense talent tree for PVP Warzones. With 4 seconds of Crowd Control-immunity and 20% damage reduction, this Guardian Build surpasses other classes in babysitting healers and steamrolling Huttball.
A Jedi Knight Guardian Build utilizing the Vigilance talent tree for primarily damage in PVP Warzones. To boost survivability, reallocate the talent points in Zen Strike to Commanding Awe and Narrowed Focus to accommodate a more defensive style of play.
A Jedi Knight Guardian Build utilizing the Focus talent tree optimized for AoE burst damage and CC utility in PVP Warzones.
The Jedi Knight Guardian builds listed below, focus on talents and abilities with potential for burst and utility and/or talents that augment Focus generation.
A Jedi Knight Guardian Vigilance leveling-build intended for solo questing and heroic group quests. Talent points in the Vigilance talent tree support a rotation priority dominated by Force Leap, Sundering Strike, Overhead Slash and Master Strike. Remaining talent points can be allocated to improve Focus generation or DPS.
A Defense talent tree leveling build for Jedi Knight Guardian with tanking and survivability in mind. Leveling in tank specs is not unheard of for plate-wearers and the Defense talent tree offers excellent survivability combined with Focus generation and damage mitigation. This build works best with a ranged DPS/healer companion.