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Level 35 PT Pyro; I hate this class; seriously considering rerolling.

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Level 35 PT Pyro; I hate this class; seriously considering rerolling.

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JediTrials
11.11.2012 , 10:48 PM | #1
I play as a level 35 Pyro, and my brother is a Sniper.

We fight the same thing, and my companion and I die all the time, with the boss at half health.

When he fights this, he kills it, with both his companion and his toon almost at full health.

It's frustrating for me to use this class, I am absolutely getting obliterated.

I even tried both the tanking tree, and the pyro tree; but to no avail! I get slaughtered!


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I'm considering either going with a Sniper, or an Assassin DPS or Assassin Tank.

My questions are: Should I force myself to play this class to level 50, or should I roll an alt. And which alt should I roll?
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scullzomben
11.11.2012 , 10:54 PM | #2
I'm just not going to sugar coat it.

You are playing the easiest class in the game. I don't know what you are doing wrong.

Which companion are you using? You should use Mako, as she will keep you healed. Also, make sure she has some sort of level relevant gear.

Have you been repairing your gear? Because if not, then yes, you will die a lot faster. Also, make sure your gear is of a relevant level.

What rotation are you using? Are you constantly full heat? Are you using your interrupt and stun?

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ShawnSixtyTwo
11.11.2012 , 10:56 PM | #3
It's you. I have a mid-20s Pyro (forget exact level, he's on the shelf for now while I level another) and he leaves a trail of dead, smoldering bodies in his wake all day long.

Is this your first character and/or first MMO? My Sentinel was my first and I had never played an MMO before. I died a lot before level 30ish, then I got the hang of it.

Does your brother perhaps just do a better job of keeping up with gear? Have you asked him for advice? Have you perused the Powertech section of the forums for advice & tutorial write-ups on the class?

I say stick with it. You'll learn a lot and your next character will probably be a breeze.
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Motlow
11.11.2012 , 10:57 PM | #4
gear and mako my friend.

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JediTrials
11.11.2012 , 10:57 PM | #5
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I don't know what you are doing wrong.
That makes two of us.

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Which companion are you using? .
Mako. And she's struggling to keep up. I'll die, even though she's on medwatch, constantly healing me.

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Have you been repairing your gear?
Yes, and remorselessly upgrading it.

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What rotation are you using? Are you constantly full heat? Are you using your interrupt and stun?
I am using interrupt, and stun, yes.

Special Attacks: Rocketpunch, Railshot, Incendiary Missile

Base attack (generates almost no heat): Incendiary Missile > Rapid Shots (Combustible Gas Cylinder does extra elemental damage)
Quote: Originally Posted by Captain_Zone View Post
Darth Baras has his own Sith Code:
The Cake is a Lie, there is only Pie; Through Pie, I gain Calories; Through Calories, I gain Fat; Through Fat, I gain Girth; Through Girth, my Belt is Broken; The Recliner Shall Free Me!

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JediTrials
11.11.2012 , 11:02 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by ShawnSixtyTwo View Post
It's you. I have a mid-20s Pyro (forget exact level, he's on the shelf for now while I level another) and he leaves a trail of dead, smoldering bodies in his wake all day long.
This. I had no trouble leaving a trail of dead bodies, until I got to about level 30ish. Then for some reason, I just got slaughtered in warzones, and pve. The only thing I was good at was teamed flashpoints, and now I'm not so sure.

I find that it's a good class to play early on (top damage during my mid-20s), but mid level, is really underpowered, for some reason.


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Is this your first character and/or first MMO?
I've played Runescape before, and no. I've made a few characters (Sith Marauder, Sith Inq, Merc, Jedi Consular, Smuggler) and leveled them up to level 15.

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Does your brother perhaps just do a better job of keeping up with gear? Have you asked him for advice? Have you perused the Powertech section of the forums for advice & tutorial write-ups on the class?
I have asked him for advice, but he just tells me that he is playing a better class for DPS. And yes, I have perused the powertech section, many many many times. Reading pt guides are what convinced me to delete my merc, and go over to pt pyro.

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I say stick with it. You'll learn a lot and your next character will probably be a breeze.
I'll try and grin and bear it. Thanks for your advice.
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Darth Baras has his own Sith Code:
The Cake is a Lie, there is only Pie; Through Pie, I gain Calories; Through Calories, I gain Fat; Through Fat, I gain Girth; Through Girth, my Belt is Broken; The Recliner Shall Free Me!

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JediTrials
11.11.2012 , 11:03 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Motlow View Post
gear and mako my friend.
Sadly, that's not saving me. But thanks for your advice.
Quote: Originally Posted by Captain_Zone View Post
Darth Baras has his own Sith Code:
The Cake is a Lie, there is only Pie; Through Pie, I gain Calories; Through Calories, I gain Fat; Through Fat, I gain Girth; Through Girth, my Belt is Broken; The Recliner Shall Free Me!

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Raekor
11.11.2012 , 11:10 PM | #8
I noticed last night that Mako just stopped healing me. Flat out refused, even after I turned off her attack abilities should which just auto attack and not heal. Surprisingly, I desummoned my Tauntaun pet and she started healing again. I'm only level 25 though.

I also have a 50 Vanguard that I was leveling using the same spec (Assault). I did swap to tank spec, I can't remember if it was at at level 35 or 40 though. Heat's an issue, but with Elara out I just tanked everything to death. I also had a go of my friends mid 40's Pyro PT when I was at his house. He decked him out in epic mods for laughs, but even with that, 12K hps, and Mako healing he still takes a lot of damage from the mobs on Voss. He just kills them a lot faster. That could have been because I was pulling everything so fast though.

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Dovahbrah
11.11.2012 , 11:21 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by JediTrials View Post

Special Attacks: Rocketpunch, Railshot, Incendiary Missile

Base attack (generates almost no heat): Incendiary Missile > Rapid Shots (Combustible Gas Cylinder does extra elemental damage)
Uh, why aren't you using flameburst?

Should be something like IM > Railshot > Flameburst > Railshot >etc. The IM isn't really even necessary nowadays.
No offense, but as was said earlier, you're playing the easiest class in the game. If you're having trouble as a pyro powertech, then maybe this isn't the game for you.
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JediTrials
11.11.2012 , 11:35 PM | #10
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Uh, why aren't you using flameburst?

Should be something like IM > Railshot > Flameburst > Railshot >etc. The IM isn't really even necessary nowadays.
No offense, but as was said earlier, you're playing the easiest class in the game. If you're having trouble as a pyro powertech, then maybe this isn't the game for you.
Woops, I am using Flameburst. I meant to write flameburst instead of Incendiary Missile. I use Flameburst to activate the CGC on my Rapidshots, which makes Rapidshots very potent.
Quote: Originally Posted by Captain_Zone View Post
Darth Baras has his own Sith Code:
The Cake is a Lie, there is only Pie; Through Pie, I gain Calories; Through Calories, I gain Fat; Through Fat, I gain Girth; Through Girth, my Belt is Broken; The Recliner Shall Free Me!