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Can a powertech/pyrotech deal some good damage?

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Can a powertech/pyrotech deal some good damage?

Altephor's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 10:17 AM | #1
I think I've settled on Bounty Hunter as my class, I was in the air vs Sniper but I like the heavy armor too much. Was originally thinking Merc Arsenal, but a friend of mine is doing the same so I started thinking about power tech just for some group diversity. I still want to maintain some good damage so was considering going Powertech/Pyrotech and focusing on a lot of fire DoT and the massive railshot available to Powertech.

So I am looking for a good pyrotech build focused around damage. I have a few ideas but have to run to work right now, will post them later.

Dakku's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 11:49 AM | #2
I'm not sure, but I'd certainly also like to see an answer. I plan on tanking, but it will sometimes be necessary to take on a viable damage-dealing role.

Of course, "viable" damage and good damage might be two different standards.

MeanMartian's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 12:33 PM | #3
Any answer given to you at this stage is subject to change as this game experiences the standard release date patching and tweaks.

However, it's been said that the developers are attempting to make all dps specs viable and within 5% of each other. So if they're not dps competitive at launch, I expect the above mentioned patches and tweaks will make them so.

JohnAntilles's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 01:19 PM | #4
Pt pyrotechs can certainly do good damage, and have one of the more versatile effective combat ranges out of any class in the game.

While you will be wanting to stay in melee range for constant use of flameburst and rocket punch to proc free massive railshots, you can still sit at 30m and use Thermal Det.>Incendiary Missile>Railshot to get some nice burst.
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Igby's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 02:42 PM | #5
This will be your base. Or something similar. Not at lot of movement for points.

You could probably replace degauss or gyroscope alignment jets with sweltering heat. ymmv.

As to the last 10 points, I don't think there is a consensus yet.

You could aim for the +9% aim (no pun intended). Weaker rail shots or move down to 6% aim for the full 60% bonus to rail shot.

Or you could go for prototype cylinders.

Or, if you are the only one in your raid that can bring that debuff, you could go or

EDIT: Or intimidation could turn out to be better than rail loaders. Not a lot of info out on this yet. I am guessing the place to check is going to be
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