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A very BROAD Explanation of the DPS Classes.

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A very BROAD Explanation of the DPS Classes.

Chillwave's Avatar

01.10.2012 , 05:27 PM | #1
This thread is very much more of a QUESTION rather than a statement. I no longer have the time to "Play each class and see what I enjoy" so as an alternative I'm asking for an explanation/opinions of the DPS classes here on SWTOR. From playing a few classes to level 20-25, playing a decent amount of PvP and PvE content, and from being on the forums as much as I actually play the game I have a general idea of the mechanics of the classes. However I am still looking for re-assurance. So please correct me if I'm wrong and help me out by giving me the correct answer.

*Everything I will be saying is as if the class was being played by me. Someone being an average player with average gear. I'm nowhere near being pro but I do see my self as being a well understanding player of MMO's.*

Melee = Mobile
Ranged = Immobile (Due to casting times)

Sorcerer/Sage = Good Damage, Squishy. (Not so easy to pick up)
Assassin/Shadow = Good Burst Damage.
Juggernaut/Guardian = Medium Sustained Damage.
Marauder/Sentinel = Good Sustained Damage, Squishy (Very hard to pick up)
Powertech/Vanguard = Good Sustained Damage, High rate for survivability.
Mercenary/Commando = Good Damage. (Easier to pick up)
Sniper/Gunslinger = Great Burst Damage, Squishy. (Not for everyone due to cover)
Operative/Scoundrel = Great stuns, Great damage.

FeralJim's Avatar

01.10.2012 , 06:33 PM | #2
Pretty spot on accounting there. Not much to say really.

Chillwave's Avatar

01.10.2012 , 08:24 PM | #3
Thanks for the feedback/bump.

dargor-'s Avatar

01.10.2012 , 11:41 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Chillwave View Post
Assassin/Shadow = Good Burst Damage.
Juggernaut/Guardian = Medium Sustained Damage.
Wait what?

Assassin/Shadow are sustained with no burst as for Juggs/guards they got weak to medium damage at best.
Quote: Originally Posted by Creslan
And PVP hardcores are second class citizens. You're like the guest that won't leave and can't take a hint your not wanted so you just hang around making it miserable for everyone else at the party.

Marak's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 12:06 AM | #5
As a 50 vig guard.. no our damage is not "weak".

It's actually quite underrated.

Covalent's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 12:12 AM | #6
Pretty meaningless with no real numbers (dps meter). You can estimate how much burst there is but that's about it.