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any tips for an assassin player?

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any tips for an assassin player?

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Joesixxpack
11.30.2012 , 08:53 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by cycao View Post
My advice for any new assassin is always this. Run either full darkness or a hybrid until you start getting some decent gear and start pumping out the damage. This is for 50 PvP, lowbie PvP you can run whatever but trust me run some variation of darkness when you reach 50 you will have a more enjoyable experience.
^ This is good advice for you OP.

I ran a classic hybrid, like that cycao linked, for a while and found it to be really good while leveling. Sins rely on clever tactics and timing a bit more than some other classes, so there's a learning curve. Once you get them down I'm sure you'll love it.
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Mewmaster
11.30.2012 , 09:08 AM | #12
thanks for all the help. i have actually been using the hybrid for a couple days now, found it on another forums post. there is definitively a learning curve, i still need to get used to the amount of CC that i have and to remember i can sneak around in stealth right when i am out of battle.

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Eggsalicious
11.30.2012 , 10:58 AM | #13
The best way to find the answers to your questions is to do some research.

A few tips:

1. Don't ask anyone who accuses you of kill-stealing anything. There's no such thing as kill stealing in team PvP, and anyone saying that kind of stuff has immediately shown that they are bad.

2. Read everything in the class forums.

3. Read everything about PvP zones and their unique objectives. If you're darkness, your job is to probably guard stuff and delay until help arrives. If you're deception or one of its variations, your job may be to float around and blow up high priority or low health targets. If you're madness.... you're either phenomenal at the game or masochistic and atoning for something.

4. Watch some assassins' Youtube videos or streams to see where people are and when, and when they do stuff. Spend more time watching the hotbars and buff bars than you do the toons themselves.

5. Stand on your fleet and ask if someone is able to answer some questions. Listen mainly to the people who are the least arrogant, give good explanations, and spell properly. Try what they say on a dummy and then in matches.

6. Overuse your Imperial banner.

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cycao
11.30.2012 , 11:02 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Mewmaster View Post
thanks for all the help. i have actually been using the hybrid for a couple days now, found it on another forums post. there is definitively a learning curve, i still need to get used to the amount of CC that i have and to remember i can sneak around in stealth right when i am out of battle.
Yes you will have excellent control with the hybrid which is imo its real strength. It is the best at defending nodes solo, you can stall a group of 2-3 people with instant WW, stealth mez, and your hard stun and out of stealth knock down. Once you get the hang of the class and get some gear (<---really important as you will melt w/o it) I encourage you to try some DPS builds. Full madness or deception can really pump out the damage or you can run hybrids of both, check out the class forums someone made a post with all the hybrids our class has to offer.

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Banderal
11.30.2012 , 12:18 PM | #15
About the "getting gear" that a few people have mentioned (and in case you don't know)... since you are lvl 20ish right now, there is no special PvP gear. I think until level 40 (?) you can't get anything that has "Expertise" on it, which is the PvP stat that you want. So until then any gear you can get will be the same as your PvE gear.

That said, there are PvP vendors on the fleet that you can use. You can buy a "PvP" armor set at level 20. In my opinion, it's a pretty good deal, because it costs commendations, instead of credits, and if you PvP a lot you should have plenty of comms by then. But there's nothing "PvP ish" about it except its name. At level 40 there is another set, and that one I think includes a bit of expertise. There is another vendor you can buy "PvP" weapons from (near the quest terminals). Again, cost is comms instead of credits, so if you have lots of extra comms feel free to buy (but see about saving up comms below). Note that all these pre-50 "PvP" sets are tossed aside as soon as you ding 50.

Once you ding 50 you throw all the previous stuff out (give to lower level alts, or to companions), and throw on the free set of "recruit" gear you'll get. And *NOW* is when the gear grind begins. (The exact gear grind is, apparently, about to change with update 1.6 - but I'm sure there still will be one. ) Whatever the grind is will certainly involve spending "warzone commendations" and "ranked warzone commendations". You can save several thousand of each of these (ranked ones starting at level 40). Plan to do so (save as many as you can - maxing out your "bank" of them if you play enough sub-50 PvP), and then when you ding 50 you will be able to get some post-recruit gear right away. You can look for previous topics about what gear to get in what order.