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Which Trooper AC?

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MikeFL
12.29.2017 , 09:37 AM | #1
I have a Merc (which I love), but I'm looking to roll a Trooper. I played both Vanguard and Commando to around level 40 back around launch (ended up using an extra lvl 70 boost on my commando but I never really played it after that), but I haven't touched the Trooper class in years. How are they now? I don't mind doubling up on AC's (going Merc/mando), but what would you recommend? I'm flexible and enjoy both ranged and melee combat, so that really isn't a decision making factor for me. How do you like the aesthetics?

I really enjoy the look of a Vanguard with an assault rifle (I love the look of clone troopers so this one looks great), however, I have heard that VG can be very bland to play. On the other hand, I love the play style of Commando, but find that Mercenary has far better animations and I enjoy the dual blasters better than compared to Commando's cannon. Which one would you recommend, given that I haven't played either since around Hutt Cartel?
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SteveTheCynic
12.30.2017 , 06:13 AM | #2
Commando has the advantage that the gameplay mechanics and rotations are the same as Merc, so you already know how to play it.
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LordFell
12.31.2017 , 07:02 PM | #3
When I made my Trooper, Advance Class was something you picked up at Fleet when you got there... and for me, what really made the decision was Autocannon > Rifle. My Bounty Hunter was made at the same time, and I went Power Tech to flip the mirrors.

...anyways. I did make a smurf Trooper recently; I got a nice Blaster Rifle in a Command Crate and I decided I wanted to try a Vanguard. My Tactics Vanguard didn't last long at all... but I've made a Plasma Trooper, and I'm finding that to be a lot more fun. I think my biggest disappointment with Tactics was that the "gut" mechanic was a cheap copy of the Operative Vibroknife abilities... I wanted to see more of an uppercut to the stomach kind of evisceration.

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KendraP
12.31.2017 , 08:34 PM | #4
My trooper' s a vanguard but then I'm a tank, so it was sort of obvious.

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SteveTheCynic
01.01.2018 , 05:36 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by LordFell View Post
When I made my Trooper, Advance Class was something you picked up at Fleet when you got there... and for me, what really made the decision was Autocannon > Rifle. My Bounty Hunter was made at the same time, and I went Power Tech to flip the mirrors.

...anyways. I did make a smurf Trooper recently; I got a nice Blaster Rifle in a Command Crate and I decided I wanted to try a Vanguard. My Tactics Vanguard didn't last long at all... but I've made a Plasma Trooper, and I'm finding that to be a lot more fun. I think my biggest disappointment with Tactics was that the "gut" mechanic was a cheap copy of the Operative Vibroknife abilities... I wanted to see more of an uppercut to the stomach kind of evisceration.
So Plasma > Tactics? That might explain why I have such a hard time with Vanguard. (Mine is Tactics, and I dislike it fairly intensely.)
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TalonVII
01.01.2018 , 05:53 AM | #6
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So Plasma > Tactics? That might explain why I have such a hard time with Vanguard. (Mine is Tactics, and I dislike it fairly intensely.)
Plasma is not better than tactics. Plasma is an ammo eater for VG(or a heat builder from he'll on PT). AP really needs to be high level to shine and grinding one out is a pain. But full on lvl 70 pound for pound tactics/AP is the best discipline bar none.
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LordFell
01.06.2018 , 03:26 PM | #7
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So Plasma > Tactics? That might explain why I have such a hard time with Vanguard. (Mine is Tactics, and I dislike it fairly intensely.)
I didn't enjoy my Tactics Vanguard very much. I deleted the char before I hit level 20. I'm not talking about how "good" the spec is, but how much I enjoy it.