Since the release of Update 1.2 for Tom Clancy’s The Division many player strategies have changed. Now, with the introduction of the Toughness stat, players are focusing a lot more on their build’s durability – specifically how long it can “tank” damage in the endgame content.
To better assist with that, one Division player has put together a helpful rundown showing how to get the ultimate tank build. For those players who want to survive for as long as possible, soaking up damage for their team, this is likely to be the best place to start.
As one might expect the main areas of focus for this ultimate tank build are armor, stamina, and mod slots. Both stamina and armor will add to a player’s toughness rating, and the extra mod slot makes it so the player can add on even more armor or stamina. It’s also possible to boost skill power or DPS with the mod slots, but those with a solid primary weapon should have no problem in that area.
The other key components to the tank build are the Tactician Gear Set and the Final Measure Gear set. With a four-piece Tactician set and a two-piece Final Measure set, the player should be able to boost their skill power way up and the Final Measure set will increase their resilience to exotic damage (fire, explosions, etc.). Essentially, the added skill power helps keep damage mitigation abilities flowing regularly, further adding to the build’s tanking.
If done right a player should be able to hit 600+ Toughness, but there are some caveats. Since the focus is on Toughness, the player will obviously not be the primary DPS member of the team. Instead their focus will be on drawing as much attention as they can, while also healing and buffing their teammates using the First Aid (Overdose) and Smart Cover abilities.
Make sure to check out Reddit user sir_grumpsalot_’s post for full details on his tank build.
With the release of the Update 1.2, it appears The Division has received the shot in the arm that it so badly needed. Better loot drops, more PvE content, and a new Dark Zone bracket have seemingly helped increase the longevity of the game, and given players more things to chase. Not everyone needs to focus on this tank build, but with at least one high Toughness player on the team, the new Clear Sky Incursion will likely be that much easier.
What type of Division build do you like to run? Do you think that a high Toughness build is viable in The Division?
Tom Clancy’s The Division is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.