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Class Changes: Bodyguard Mercenary and Combat Medic Commando

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Class Changes: Bodyguard Mercenary and Combat Medic Commando
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Jake_Chambers
09.29.2017 , 08:02 AM | #31
Quote: Originally Posted by Tharianus View Post
Srsly are you idiotic? Plese give me another 3 Merc/Mando heals Who are able to pull off 10k+ HPS right now in a PVP Match.

Yeah i should really Learn to Play.
The operative and sorc nerfs are both rougher for those classes in pvp, and merc is still tankier than any other healer class.
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KendraP
09.29.2017 , 09:16 AM | #32
Quote: Originally Posted by supertimtaf View Post
To conclude this off-topic stuff, I'll just say that I don't know about Jugg and Powertech though, never used one of those to tank
While sin is arguably the best at the moment, I main guardian tanks and play them all to a reasonable level at least in PvE. Guardians are also in a good spot currently because of the plethora of DCDs. The trick is knowing when to use which one rather than oh no push a blue button. Also when to say, use saber reflect for damage fluff or threat generation and when to save it for DCD purposes later on.

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Hoppinswtor
09.30.2017 , 04:53 AM | #33
There don't seem terrible. I'd probably avoid nerfing Healing Scan because it's much-needed burst healing.
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Desplain
10.02.2017 , 01:41 PM | #34
I'm playing the commando heal since game start and it always felt like the worst healing
class.

Now we get another nerf and it will make him more worse than ever, even in pvp.

It's no fun anymore and I'm really thinking about transforming him into a DD.

Why should I play such an underperforming class spec?
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BraverDre
10.03.2017 , 12:02 AM | #35
They had to this because they nerfed corruption sorc.

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Apteryxon
10.05.2017 , 03:51 AM | #36
Most of merc "tankiness" comes from utilities and my guess is that nerf to healing numbers are smaller than sorc / operative, because they will trash trauma regulators soon. THey haven't touched defensives yet and merc without cooldowns suddenly doesn't look that tanky. So just wait

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Lalainnia
10.07.2017 , 11:00 AM | #37
The Warden nerf is going to hurt the most in my imo.
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10.10.2017 , 07:26 AM | #38
Quote: Originally Posted by supertimtaf View Post
Skank = Tank with dps gear
This apply mainly in PvP because real tanks are useless (tank stats don't give enough bonus to be usefull) and dps spec are usually trash because "nerf offensive ability" and "buff defensive ability" (resulting in a Time To Kill too great and too demanding when playing dps). It is better nowadays to play a tank with dps gear because you'll be more resistant and deal a lot more damage (because you don't die).
This also apply to mercs and snipers in some way because they are incredibly tanky.

But you can still see peoples that play tank with DPS mods in PvE, because again, tank stats are trash and the payoff is better with the power given by dps mods.

Again, this is another issue we're waiting the devs to resolve since quite a long time now.
You know what? I kick serious *** on my Jugg tank, and to a slightly lesser degree my Vanguard. Sure my damage output isn't great but it's amazing how good mitigation can tip the scales. And just so we are clear skanks don't have good mitigation, average at best

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supertimtaf
10.10.2017 , 09:44 PM | #39
Quote: Originally Posted by CosmicFoolNZ View Post
You know what? I kick serious *** on my Jugg tank, and to a slightly lesser degree my Vanguard. Sure my damage output isn't great but it's amazing how good mitigation can tip the scales. And just so we are clear skanks don't have good mitigation, average at best
I perfectly know how good it is to play a tank with decent mitigation stat, I main a sin with every spec/gear and I notice the difference in PvP. I never said that skanks are better. It's just a question of playstyle I guess. Maybe if dps spec were alright there wouldn't be so much skank around ?

Back to topic now, did anyone have made some test ? I'm curious to see what has changed with this class, since I don't really know it ^^
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Jake_Chambers
10.11.2017 , 09:42 AM | #40
Quote: Originally Posted by supertimtaf View Post
I perfectly know how good it is to play a tank with decent mitigation stat, I main a sin with every spec/gear and I notice the difference in PvP. I never said that skanks are better. It's just a question of playstyle I guess. Maybe if dps spec were alright there wouldn't be so much skank around ?

Back to topic now, did anyone have made some test ? I'm curious to see what has changed with this class, since I don't really know it ^^
Iím speaking strictly for pvp but the nerfs arenít that bad. Theyíre pretty mild compared to the hiding other healer classes got, and our greatest strength (cooldowns) remain untouched
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