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Underplayed classes and why?

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Underplayed classes and why?

Riulassher's Avatar

01.22.2012 , 01:55 PM | #11
One of least played classes is Powertech/Vanguard, and this class is one of game's best hidden secrets.

I wanted to roll a trooper, but I couldn't decide if I wanted Commando (awesome damage, a big gun, heals) or a bland looking Vanguard (coming from WAR, I knew the priceless value of Guard/Taunt in PVP).

After playing it to level 50, I am dead certain that the bland class is actually Commando and Vanguard is a highly versatile swiss knife of doom.

onethreeone's Avatar

01.22.2012 , 02:02 PM | #12
I have a 50 Vanguard and like the class, but I might roll a Powertech alt if they're needed more.

As you mentioned, taunt + aoe taunt + stun + aoe stun + interupt + ranged interupt + harpoon makes you very versatile and useful in a team.

DirtyStain's Avatar

01.22.2012 , 02:05 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by onethreeone View Post
I have a 50 Vanguard and like the class, but I might roll a Powertech alt if they're needed more.

As you mentioned, taunt + aoe taunt + stun + aoe stun + interupt + ranged interupt + harpoon makes you very versatile and useful in a team.
Yeah I rolled PT as my very first class, couldn't have picked a better one blindly. It's a blast in PVP, especially Tank spec which can charge as well. Mobility, check, Survivability, check, Utility, check. My class.

IronFirewind's Avatar

01.22.2012 , 04:05 PM | #14
On my Server, The Progenitor EU, it seems to be like this:


Played a lot but not really overplayed

Rarely Seen

EDIT: There's a ridiculous number of Sorcs and Snipers in the lower levels though, I'm just going by 50.
Lilisetté - Assassin | The Progenitor EU (RP)

yaxinn's Avatar

01.23.2012 , 01:34 AM | #15
Thanks for all the replies guys, awesome

After a few battlegrounds i rolled an iA and a BH.
I made the iA into a sniper. The damage is really good but it does seem a bit immobile after all, i dont like standing around all the time. Im more the "damage on the run" guy so i made a bounty hunter and im liking it so far.

Now, i cant decide which subclass i should spec to.
I watched some pvp videos (pvp is very important for me) of pyrotech spec'd powertechs and meh, the damage doesnt seem very good. Maybe ive watched the wrong videos or so.
I dont wanna be the top dps whore in battlegrounds or so, but i also dont want to be a jack of all trades.

I'd really appreciate if someone could give me a quick pro/con list of all merc and BH subclasses.

Thanks in advance!

JDTC's Avatar

01.23.2012 , 02:21 AM | #16
its okay u dont have to roll any more powertechs we are ok...
i support powertech

Pheebz's Avatar

01.23.2012 , 03:21 AM | #17
yea, powertechs are junk and useless you dont want to be one the look to other powertechs

Vallowen's Avatar

01.23.2012 , 03:34 AM | #18
sniper is underplayed because the cover mechanic is super annoying to use. you either have to love it, or be super skilled to get it to work.

compared to commandos and mercs who can just run around spamming the same attack most of the time and be just as effective.

yaxinn's Avatar

01.23.2012 , 03:43 AM | #19
I made him a powertech

Valyxa's Avatar

01.23.2012 , 05:24 AM | #20
Right off the bat the balance looked like this (in a nutshell and in my experience)

Faction: Empire>>Republic

Force Wielders>>Non-Force Wielders


Imperial: Sorcerer>Marauder>Mecenary>Assassin>Sniper>Juggern aut>Operative>Powertech

Sentinel>Shadow>Guardian>Commando>Sage>Vanguard>Gu nslinger>Scoundrel

With Force wielders outnumbering non force-wielders by leaps and bounds.

Now 1 month after release people have found out the underplayed classes actually rock the house, with BH/Trooper classes absolutely owning PvP and Gunslinger/Sniper being the best PvE-single-target-DPS, while Scoundrels/Operatives are nigh unkillable when played right.

The only force wielder class that stayed up ther populationwise is sorcerer because its reasonably able to contribute and followes all the "cool dark side craze"...

But after people found out how especially Sentinel/Marauder and Guardian/Juggernaut need help in PvP and PvE I see Knight/Warrior numbers nosediving to oblivion.

If you really want to play an underplayed class I'd still recommend Scoundrel. For some odd reason people dont give a damn how good the class is (and good it is) they won't play it...


EDIT: The thread btw is the perfect example of how Empire outnumbers Republic by leaps and bounds. I have zero clue why this is the case, but it is. Yesterday at 8:30pm on my server, Republic fleet 94, Imperial fleet 172. This about handles it.