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Assault Spec question

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Assault Spec question

xscuba's Avatar

01.23.2013 , 08:05 PM | #1
Just out of curiousity why do so many people prefer Vanguard assault spec over commando. I have not played the class but i was planning on going assault spec commando but after some research i have noticed that the AC of choice is Vanguard. Does the vanguard do that much more damage than commando?

Gyronamics's Avatar

01.23.2013 , 09:34 PM | #2
A number of things

1) Vanguard Assault effectively ignores armour on a target, Commando does not.

2) Vanguard Assault works on instant attacks, Commando works on cast attacks, if you can't cast it screws up.

3) Vanguards "spam" attack looks weaker than the commandos one until you know it does elemental damage (ignores armour) and procs a burn of another 1700 damage for free which again ignores armour. Commandos attack procs no guaranteed burn and gets reduced in damage by armour.

The differences add up to about 200dps depending on the fight.
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xscuba's Avatar

01.23.2013 , 10:23 PM | #3
well that blows. I might just have to suck it up though because i prefer healing to tanking. Thanks for the response.