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Pyrotech any good in PvP?

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Pyrotech any good in PvP?

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clocknane
01.02.2018 , 12:08 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Malphayden View Post
I've just come back after a long break and I'm really enjoying Pyrotech. The visuals and play style are right up my ally. However, I've read a few things that make me think I may be at a disadvantage in PvP. Are they that bad?
Don't listen to these people. I have seen plenty PT's do very well in PVP. I am not saying they are god mode by any means, but I have seen some be close to top in damage (even a few top in damage with 4 mill +) although they were probably exceptional players decked in full 248 gear with augs. Bottom line, if played right yes, they can be good in PVP. Most people do not want to mess with them though because of the so called "they get focused" bs. I have been pvping for a while and if you play Unranked PVP, which you will before reaching V rank 25, don't submit to the notion they get focused. I see plenty of P techs running around silly causing havoc. It depends on server too though. I play on Satele Shan, and the pubs on that server are abysmal in PVP. People can get pissed at me saying that, but it is true.

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rolandps
01.03.2018 , 12:09 PM | #12
Referencing to Pyrotech in PvP on the class forums of Powertechs / Vanguards:
http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...=940417&page=2

Pyrotech is awesome to play. You can outdps 99% of all regular warzone players and even most of ranked players. You will simply struggle at surviving. I'm going to stream some Pyrotech PvP in the next days, I will be grateful if you visit me on twitch:

https://www.twitch.tv/frontknirps
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Glower
01.04.2018 , 12:54 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by clocknane View Post
Don't listen to these people. I have seen plenty PT's do very well in PVP. I am not saying they are god mode by any means, but I have seen some be close to top in damage (even a few top in damage with 4 mill +) although they were probably exceptional players decked in full 248 gear with augs. Bottom line, if played right yes, they can be good in PVP. Most people do not want to mess with them though because of the so called "they get focused" bs. I have been pvping for a while and if you play Unranked PVP, which you will before reaching V rank 25, don't submit to the notion they get focused. I see plenty of P techs running around silly causing havoc. It depends on server too though. I play on Satele Shan, and the pubs on that server are abysmal in PVP. People can get pissed at me saying that, but it is true.
Focused by pyro PT. Nice joke, really!
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clocknane
01.04.2018 , 06:41 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Glower View Post
Focused by pyro PT. Nice joke, really!
Sigh, not focused by a PT, my statement was based on some other posters claiming PT's get focused first. Way to misconstrue my post/words/context/thoughts?!?

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Aeneas_Falco
01.04.2018 , 02:34 PM | #15
When they have a healer? Yes.

They can do an insane amount of damage but the drawback is that they are one of the squishiest specs in the game. I quite often see pyrotechs top or come second on the leaderboard for DPS but that is usually with a healer.

If you're having fun with the spec keep with it. You should always play a class you enjoy first and foremost. I'd recommend finding a good healer however that makes for equally good company and queuing together. Otherwise you're going to be dying a lot.