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Best Gunslinger Build?

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Best Gunslinger Build?

Killazx's Avatar

08.19.2012 , 10:09 AM | #1
What tree should I go with for the best DPS? I've heard Dirty Fighting is good. But what is the tree that can deal the most damage?
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Level 13 Gunslinger
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Ejou's Avatar

08.19.2012 , 11:11 AM | #2
It depends entirely on what type of fight you mean and how you like to play?

Sharpshooter is highly immobile (compared to the other 2) but can deal a high sustainable DPS. Also has n excellent burst. This is the most popular build and is useful in PvP and PvE.

Sab I'm less familiar with but from what I've read, it's excellent for AoE and burst damage. This is generally a PVP build.

DF is very mobile and has higher sustained DPS than SS (in my opinion) but has a long "set up" period where you apply DoTs. If yo mess up your rotation you'll do very little damage though. This is good for PvP and PvE.

For levelling you should be looking at sharpshooter probably but I've seen a thread of two saying sab is decent for levelling.
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AngelFluttershy's Avatar

08.19.2012 , 11:19 AM | #3
People have parsed every tree and build to death and all we have learned is that you do the most DPS with whatever playstyle fits you. I leveled as Sharpshooter and played end-game for months as it, but then I switched to Saboteur, a tree that is always said only is for PVP, and now I'm getting better single-target, sustained, area, and burst damage than my Sharpshooter build. The best way to find out what is best for you is try out each tree at max level, parse your damage on some Ops dummies and in an Ops, and see what you like best.

Don't think that you are only restricted to DF, SS, or Sab tree though. Some of the best DPS Gunslingers I have seen lately are running hybrid builds. Typically, DF/Sab, but I have seen any combination of the three work wonders.

Killazx's Avatar

08.19.2012 , 12:15 PM | #4
Okay, thanks guys!

I think I will go with Sharpshooter, then reset when I get to 50 and mix match to my liking.
Level 30 Sith Assasin
Level 13 Gunslinger
Sith Lords of The Galaxy

smellmop's Avatar

08.21.2012 , 11:11 AM | #5
ya the spec's have been theory crafted to death.....all in all you can't go wrong with any of them...and here are my recommendations:

Easy of use/rotation: if you are gonna do some may want to move a couple points around into lets say the aimed shot knockback or the leg shot cool down.

Best boss fight damage (don't be on Zorn on the EC HM) again for pvp you may want to move some points around a bit

Defiantly very good for pvp (you can lock down the doors on voidstar by yourself, and does some good damage in pve as long as your tank understands to keep bosses in your aoe
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Talyndor's Avatar

08.28.2012 , 11:19 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by AngelFluttershy View Post
People have parsed every tree and build to death and all we have learned is that you do the most DPS with whatever playstyle fits you.
It is refreshing to see a comment like this. I struggled back and forth between SS and DF (I leveled my gunslinger doing SS, and now I run DF for end game due to the mobility), but this is a lot like asking which companion is best suited for you (excepting your healer, that is!!!)......

It ALL comes down to what you are comfortable with and can play most effectively. Period. I suspect there will be disagreements, and that's what the forums are for, but you will see people running all kinds of builds that swear by their choice of build. That so many people believe their one build is best suggests to me that it is how you play your build that matters the most.

That's my two cents.

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chosonman's Avatar

03.31.2014 , 08:22 AM | #8
As someone already mention. It really depends on what you're playing (pvp or pve) and your play style. Markman/Sharpshooter is probably the most popular.

Ryuku-sama's Avatar

03.31.2014 , 08:45 AM | #9
Guys it's a 1-years old post..... And Epic your build is utter ****... For Marksman/Sharpshooter, energy management isn't hard so putting point in bravado is just throwing them to the garbage. If you aren't PvP, reducing Leg Shot CD is plain unuseful. Losing 9% cunning is stupid and not using cri is even more stupid. the small healing isn't good enough in PvP and you are losing too much DPS in PvE with Vital Shot.
Here is a build for PvE :
Note that the 2 points in Cover Screen are used because Diversion doesn't work on raid boss and knockback on your main ability is just bad in DPS. You'll produce more aggro than needed and knock your target out of your friends AoEs.
Here is a build for PvP that is good in FP :