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BHs worst class?

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Krispyo
01.14.2013 , 12:00 PM | #1
Everyone is making it seem like BHs are the worst class i never see any good thing said about them. Do they really have worst dps, heals, and awful in pvp. Are Bhs only for the cool animations? REALLY wh do so many people think they are not viable at anthing?

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Krispyo
01.14.2013 , 12:10 PM | #2
specificly the merc

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Kitru
01.14.2013 , 12:16 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Krispyo View Post
Do they really have worst dps, heals, and awful in pvp.
First off, it's important to note that BHs are not an appropriate category for comparison: Mercs and Powertechs are *vastly* different and have wildly different levels of effectiveness in both PvP and PvE.

For PvP, Mercs are generally considered almost worthless: they have terrible mobility and no turret protections coupled with mediocre survivability thanks to only having a single real survivability CD. For PvE, however, Mercs are simply stellar: mobility matters much less so their need to stand and constantly cast to deal damage isn't really a major detraction. As PvE healers, they are *marginally* sub-par compared to the others, but it's not a substantial concern: Commandos are bad healers in the same vein that Guardians are bad tanks (they're worse than the others, but by such a small degree that the player makes a *way* bigger difference than the class itself).

Powertechs, on the other hand, are rarely considered bad: Pyrotech PTs compete for the best PvE DPS coupled with *amazing* burst damage that makes them stellar at PvP, especially when coupled with Harpoon; AP PTs get a bad rap but can be quite effective in both PvE and PvP (they'll have less damage in PvP, but more utility and survivability; in PvE, they deal roughly similar DPS, but they're way more complicated to play than Pyro so they're not nearly as popular). PT tanks are only derided as being the "simple" tanks because they're almost impossible to screw up, but their performance is perfectly acceptable when compared to the other tanks; their simplicity should, honestly, be considered an advantage because it allows most players to focus more readily on stuff *other* than what buttons to press. The only time a Powertech is generally going to be considered not valuable is as a PvP tank: Shield Tech just isn't particularly useful in PvP thanks to the fact that a massive number of player attacks bypass shield and defense chance and PTs just don't have the same amount of utility that the other tanks bring.

In short, you're kinda right but mostly wrong. Mercs are the "bad in PvP" AC, but BHs, as a whole, are perfectly functional and effective in every other way.
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Rikiu
01.14.2013 , 12:19 PM | #4
Merc:

Bodyguard - widely considered the weakest of the three healers.
Arsenal - good for PvE but very limited in PvP
Pyrotech - fairs better in PvP than Arsenal but is vastly inferior to the Powertech equivalent

Powertech:

Shield Tech - A viable tank spec with a pull and a charge. Very few defensive cooldowns but has strong mitigation making it good for PvE, less so for PvP but still of use.
Advanced Prototype - solid but looks weak in comparsion to Pyro.
Pyrotech - last I checked it was considered one of the best DPS specs in the game.

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Krispyo
01.14.2013 , 12:30 PM | #5
so mercs suk and power techs are awesome?

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Krispyo
01.14.2013 , 12:35 PM | #6
what about for leveling still PTs?

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Rikiu
01.14.2013 , 12:36 PM | #7
Depends on you what you want to be. If you're looking to tank the Powertech ST will serve you well. If you're looking for DPS then Powertech Pyro will work well for PvE and PvP, Mercenary Arsenal works well in PvE, but not PvP. If you're looking to heal, pick another class.

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Krispyo
01.14.2013 , 12:41 PM | #8
k thx

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chuixupu
01.14.2013 , 01:57 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Krispyo View Post
so mercs suk and power techs are awesome?
That isn't what they said, but I guess when people live in black and white world without nuance it's the best you can do.
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RendValor
01.14.2013 , 03:16 PM | #10
Mercs are only bad specifically as DPS in PvP, because of how easy it is to shut down their damage.

A well played, guarded Merc healer is pretty much an indestructable fountain of green numbers. And in PvE they are very competitive as both heals and DPS
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