Atomic Tank Guide
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Atomic manipulates the subatomic structure of enemies to inflict damage, shields allies and heals himself.  This power is available by buying it from Marketplace with 600 Station Cash.Earth players calls forth tremors to affect the world around them. This power is available by buying it from Marketplace with 600 Station Cash.

Atomic Tank guide is updated to GU73. You can check videos from DCUO Youtubers below to learn more about other loadouts and rotations.

STAT POINTS PRIORITY

Every tank has its own mechanics to survive NPCs attacks. These are the mechanics for Earth Tanking:

  • In Tank role, you gain the following benefits
    • +90% Defense while not blocking
  • Molecular Charges (granted by Atomic Combos) heal you for an amount equal to 40% of your max Dominance.
  • While your Quark-Gluon Aura is active you gain:
    • +15% Control Resistance
    • +25% Damage Absorption while not blocking
    • Your attacks heal you for an amount equal to 2% of your max Health

This Loadout is focused on Superpowered Playstyle allowing your character to improve Super power attacks and granting 25% Power Regeneration. Players must unlock these stat points after unlocking required Weapon Combos and Movement Innates (7 Skill Points)

  • Focus: Superpowered– Use 1 Skill Point
    • Unlock Weapon Combos, and Movement Abilities before unlocking this Stat
  • Critical Attack Chance – Use only 10 Skill Points
  • Critical Attack Damage – Use only 10 Skill Points
  • Dominance – Use 175 Skill Points
    • Primary Stat for empowering your Molecular Charges healing while not Blocking and Shield
  • Health – After Unlocking Dominance
    • Increase your survival after Full Dominance
    • Secondary Stat for empowering Quark-Gluon Aura Healing
    • Spend 5 Skill Points before going Full Dominance to gain Health percentage increase
  • Might and Power – After unlocking Dominance
    • Increase your damage and power pool after Full Dominance and Health
    • Spend 5 Skill Points before going Full Dominance to gain Might and Power percentage increase

atomic TANK LOADOUT

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  • Use Atomic Reorganization [1A] to drag your target and nearby enemies
  • Use Atom Splitter [2] to pull enemies toward you. This is very helpful when multiple NPCs are hitting you and your tank needs a break
    • Atomic Combos x2 (Tap Melee) – Each Atomic Combo grants you a Molecular Charge
    • Second Atomic Combo will refresh Quark-Gluon Aura
  • Thermochemical Explosion [3] damages enemies in front of you
    • Atomic Combos x2 (Tap Melee) – Each Atomic Combo grants you a Molecular Charge
    • Second Atomic Combo will refresh Quark-Gluon Aura
  • Proton Remedy [4] heals you over time. Recovery time is sped up if you have Molecular Charges or if your Quark-Gluon Aura is active when this is used
    • Use this immediately after Atomic Combos x2 to activate Quark-Gluon Aura
  • Neutrino Blast [5] is your Group Breakout ability. It heals you and provides immunity to control effects to you and up to seven teammates.
    • Use this immediately after Atomic Combos x2 to activate Quark-Gluon Aura
  • Density [6] grants you a Shield for a short time allowing you to absorb incoming damage.

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1B
  • Atomic Reorganization [1A] is the main tank superpower for getting NPCs aggro
  • For some instance mechanics, Atomic Tanks will need to use Particle Beam [1B] to taunt a single target (bosses or sub-bosses). The effect is more powerful and will not be broken by a standard Tank Role taunt
  • If you want to have both superpowers Atomic Reorganization [1A] and Particle Beam [1B], you can replace it with Thermochemical Explosion [3]. However, this is not recommended.

ATOMIC TANK Tips

  • When engaging battle, start with Atom Splitter [2] + Atomic Combo (x2) plus Proton Remedy [4] to grab enemies aggro and immediately activate Quark-Gluon Aura
    • It is important to always have Quark-Gluon Aura to improve healing effects and grants damage absorption while not blocking
  • Atomic Tanks are considered the best Battle Tanks because they use Atom Splitter [2] and Thermochemical Explosion [3] to inflict heavy damage to enemies while controlling them and healing themselves everytime they use Atomic Combos or any attack with Quark-Gluon Aura
  • For those instance mechanics where 2 tanks are needed. Communicate with your tank partner and coordinate who will be using the Single Taunt ability.
    • Having both tanks with the Single Taunt will let the group vulnerable for NPCs to attack them without the tank being able to drag multiple targets

Tactical MODS

  • WEAPON
    • Absorption Adapter: Weapon attacks have a chance to activate a shield, reducing damage by 75% until damage equal to 30% of your Health is prevented
  • NECK
    • Fortified Assault: Increases your Defense by an additional 10% while not blocking
  • BACK
    • Breakout Protection: your Defense and Toughness is increased by 10% for 4 seconds after using the Breakout ability
    • Breakout Regeneration: Gain Health regeneration for 4 seconds after using the Breakout ability
  • FEET
    • Deadly Block: Your Block Counter causes additional damage equal to 5% of your Precision
  • CHEST
    • Quick Healing: Gain an additional 2% bonus to Healing Received
  • HANDS
    • Max Damage: Using super powers increases damage by 2% for a short time

EquipmenT MODS

  • RED SOCKET
    • Dominance & Might
  • YELLOW SOCKET
    • Dominance & Power
  • BLUE SOCKET
    • Dominance & Health

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86 comments on “Atomic Tank Guide
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  1. ArkhamBatsy
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    Shouldn’t we spec into crit heal chance and restoration?

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Arkham, for Battle healer you dont need critical heals. Plus, your healing effects depends on your dominance and health as you can see in Atomic tanks mechanics
      Molecular Charges (granted by Atomic Combos) heal you for an amount equal to 40% of your max Dominance.
      While your Quark-Gluon Aura is active your attacks heal you for an amount equal to 2% of your max Health

  2. Daniel Rose
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    is regenerative shielding still useful after the stats revamp

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Daniel, yes it is but for Atomic Tank is not recommended because it already gets a lot of healing with its atomic combos

  3. Keenan Clarke
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    Any word on the new guide post-revamp?

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Keenan, the guide is currently updated sorry for the delay

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