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Best PvP class to Main.

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Best PvP class to Main.

Achyllis's Avatar

08.27.2013 , 06:30 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by psybernetic View Post
Bullsh*t, every DPS spec should be within 5% of the others, same with heals and tanks. You can take your hybrid tax and stuff it.
Meh so we disagree. Playing strict dps 24/7 is boring as hell. Those folks should be rewarded.
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08.27.2013 , 06:51 AM | #12
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08.27.2013 , 07:10 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Achyllis View Post
Meh so we disagree. Playing strict dps 24/7 is boring as hell. Those folks should be rewarded.
That's why the straight dps classes are the only classes with healing debuffs, and a multitude of raid utility such as transcendence, inspiration, scrambling field, not to mention the best DcD's of any dps specs. That is their compensation, not total dps output

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08.27.2013 , 07:42 AM | #14
Did anyone (who isn't meming-is that correct spelling?) actually read what he is looking for before offering him ops healer/marauders? He is looking for a RANGED DPS. With that said, snipers would be a great choice for your first character. The learning curve is a bit high in the beginning but they are easy to master once you get over learning curve of this class.

At least 2 of their skill trees are playable in PvP, imperial agents have the best story in the game (since this is your first character take some time to enjoy the story-you will never have another first time lol), and they are very fun to play.

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08.27.2013 , 04:34 PM | #15
Sniper is the best ranged class. As mentioned above, it will take a couple of days to get used to the cover mechanic and using it efficiently but after that it's a pretty simple and straightforward class to play. Compared to the merc and sorc, who have to learn to be excellent at kiting and off healing, a sniper is very much easier to play and master.

Although, in a game where people don't know what they're doing and you have no heals on your team, it can get a little frustrating not being able to h2f.
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08.27.2013 , 04:50 PM | #16
Every class played well is viable.

Notes on the hybrid classes:
- Scouperatives make better healers than dps
- comm/mercs make better dps than heals
- sorcs/sages are great for healing, and when dps they can heal to full (*sigh*)
-PT/vans are great tanks, but their dps blows
-jugg/guard is great all around ezmode
- sin/shadow is great all around too.

The pure dps classes are great as long as you play them well. The simplicity of smash mara/sent attracts many... both good and bad players.

Ultimately all classes played by a good player are better than bad players playing the FOTM win build.
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08.27.2013 , 07:55 PM | #17
If you are looking for ranged DPS with a secondary, I'd recommend Sorc. It's very strong on DPS and Very Strong for healing. (Ignore all the QQ on forums)

If you're looking for mainly DPS then go commando/merc, they are a bit stronger on the dps, but painful on the healing.

If you're looking for Melee DPS, I would recommend a Jug, they are strong dps and probably the best tank.

Or Operative which is the best healer (IMO) and has Marauder level melee DPS (just a bit more squishy when dpsing).

My personal favorite characters are Operative for heals and Sorc for ranged dps, I enjoy swapping both of them around though as needed.
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08.28.2013 , 09:09 AM | #18
Finally there is the Operative story line. Don't miss it. It's worth rolling one into the 40s just to play through the story.
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08.28.2013 , 09:46 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Hexedpk View Post
hey new to swtor and looking for some advice on a main char to roll with i dont think i would ever make 2 chars on this game with the amount of free time so with all that said im looking for a ranged dps class with 2 different playstyles such as dps range/melee or ranged/healer or melee/healer ect.

in short if you could have just 1 class only ever what would it be also pros/cons please.
There are 3 classes that can heal and dps. Merc has best dps and worst healer. Ops has the best healer by a margin but weaker dps (at leats PvP wise), but has stealth and melee atks. Sorc is a reasonable dps and a healer.

If you are willing to forgo the healing part, sniper is the best ranged dps.

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08.28.2013 , 12:26 PM | #20
Just find one that fit's your playstyle.

I have played them all and i admit i am more comfortable with the gun class's than the lightsaber one's.