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Class for new person to TOR

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pantherv
09.04.2013 , 01:09 AM | #1
Hi guys,
I'm gonna get my wife to try TOR , I've played very limited amount when the game was released and started playing again this week. I have only really played as the agent class. I am wondering what class my wife might like, she has played wow playing as a Mage and shadow priest and quite enjoyed the priest. Any feedback would be great.

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Fidelicatessen
09.04.2013 , 01:50 AM | #2
Hi hi!

I play with my wife regularly. She has always played healers (I taught her how to play one in City of Heroes) and ranged DPS.

We have two duos we regularly play, which both work very well together: Jedi Guardian/Sage and Powertech/Operative. In both cases I am the tank (so we can have instapop for groupfinder Flashpoints) and she is the healer/DPS (she spends more time DPSing if we are questing with healing companions along).

My wife and I have a ball. I recommend these pairings, although there are likely others what work well together.

Oh! Almost forgot to mention: in PvP warzones, guardian/sage combo is like a freaking brick wall. Too much fun!

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Dark_Syntax
09.04.2013 , 10:54 AM | #3
Well the last post was great for a suggestion but IMO an easy class to run would be a bounty hunter tank spec\agent operative (or sniper for better damage but no real heal support)

The companions that you get from these classes are great support for solo playing (you and your wife) as Mako will heal and Kalyo will tank.

Both classes can easily support each other and supply enough DPS to have fun while maintaining an easy to play experience.

Have fun!
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NOTACTICS
09.04.2013 , 11:44 AM | #4
You could both be agent you a sniper DPS and she a Operative heal spec. Genrally DPS chars are the easist and most forgiving classes to learn first, being a tank or healer in group play means you have a bit more responsibility and as you level up more is expected of you in group play. That is not to say DPS dont have an important role in group play just that there is a bit more leeway for mistakes.

Imp Agents have a real good story aswell.

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Fidelicatessen
09.04.2013 , 08:00 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by NOTACTICS View Post
You could both be agent you a sniper DPS and she a Operative heal spec. Genrally DPS chars are the easist and most forgiving classes to learn first, being a tank or healer in group play means you have a bit more responsibility and as you level up more is expected of you in group play. That is not to say DPS dont have an important role in group play just that there is a bit more leeway for mistakes.
Personally, if you're playing with your wife, I would not recommend choosing the same class. It's just a lot of fun to share in the other person's class story. If you have the same exact class story ... no variety.

It seems this thread agrees, though: one of you play Powertech Tank, the other play Operative Healer. They work well together, get great early companions, and can share in one another's class storylines. If you play any FPs, you will be looked at to lead, but friendly folks will help you learn the FP if you've not done it before--just let them know up front.

Have fun!

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Saltychip
09.04.2013 , 10:08 PM | #6
You go tank (jugg/assassin/powertech) , have your wife go healer and enjoy instant dungeon ques and everyone loving you because you play the 2 most important and underplayed classes
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pantherv
09.05.2013 , 07:41 AM | #7
Thanks for all the suggestions everyone, hopefully this will help get her hooked on the game so I can finally leave wow behind!

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Solloby
09.05.2013 , 06:52 PM | #8
If she likes Mage and Shadow Priest then she will want to play a Sith Inquisitor and take the Sorcerer advanced class when she is level 10. Sorcs are a ranged caster, have a bubble and the option to heal if they spec into it, so they are most similar to priests/warlocks. Their specs are Corruption (heals), Lightning (burst dps) and Madness (dots).

For your agent, not sure if you've picked your AC yet but if you haven't, Sniper is a good ranged dps, and Operative is melee dps + heals with stealth capabilities.
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BernieMargo
09.09.2013 , 01:38 PM | #9
In my opinion Sith Inquisitor heals very much like a WoW disc priest. Their Lightning DPS is similar to a WoW elemental shaman. I have yet to find a spec in TOR that is as DoT-reliant as a shadow priest, but I'm relatively new to TOR myself and haven't played all the specs yet.

EDIT: After reading the post immediately preceding mine and looking at the Madness rotation on Noxxic, I have to agree that Madness spec is very similar to a shadow priest. I think Inquisitor is the way for her to go.

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Gelotri
09.11.2013 , 05:21 AM | #10
If I might make a suggestion, don't make the same mistake many fellas make when they wish to bring their better half into a game, especially if they aren't regular gamers. Don't force her into being a healer. Healer classes can be stressful for new players due to the expectations placed on them to keep the group alive. My advice would be to let her choose her own class and you build your character around hers. It will keep the stress (and arguments) down and allow her to concentrate on beating the baddies down. If a healer is desirable use a companion or build a healer yourself (which you can keep her up and fighting instead of the other way). This may have the added effect of keeping her interest. Any class that is DPS ranged may be better suited for new players.