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Best Spec for PvP

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Dkrewe
12.28.2018 , 10:12 PM | #1
So I decided to main this class because I wanted to use ambush tactics to take out healers/snipers etc (the important targets).

Which of the specs for Assassin will let me do this the best? I've been playing with all three so am pretty familiar with the skills but am still learning and am curious which one will have the best performance for what I want to do once I fully get the hang of it and the gear.
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Kyrastorm
12.31.2018 , 01:04 PM | #2
Deception is our burst spec. Played right you can take out single targets fairly quick.
When people ask "what spec should I run/play for PvP?", I say the 1 you play best or enjoy playing the most.
It does entail some trial and error and choosing your utilities for PvP is up to you as well.
Good guides like Dulfy or Kreia can help in picking them, rotation or priority abilities, and optimal stats as well.

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DaddyDespacito
01.24.2019 , 02:52 AM | #3
Hatred is an extremely powerful pressure spec in PvP and if you look at server DPS records youíll find that hatred outscores every other spec by a margin of about 3K DPS (the record being a 13K DPS Voidstar). Hatred parses a lot higher than it used to as well, relative to other classes, and you can kill most classes pretty fast with it while burning down multiple targets with your DoTs. Deception has significantly better survivability, has harder hitting moves, and is so much more versatile than hatred in duels as it doesnít have any auto loss matchups (hatred sin should never beat a concealment op, for example). However, because Hatred can sustain ~11.3k DPS on one target while also having access to the best DoT spread in the game, I would honestly recommend hatred. It is also important to consider that while the spec hits lighter, a 17K assassinate with a 4K discharge tick and a 3K CT tick is about the same as deceptionís 25K maul crits, and more sustainable. Even if the other team has a good cleanser, you still force GCDs that canít go towards healing a target that, for example, your group might be tunnelling. Iíve put a few thousand hours into both specs, and I think in todayís meta hatred is the stronger spec. Also who doesnít love a meme comp of 4 hatred sins? Hereís a video of a quick solo kill in a hypergate as hatred... hope it inspires you https://youtu.be/jxnZhD2wN_w
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Jinre_the_Jedi
02.22.2019 , 03:07 AM | #4
Late response, but Deception/Infiltration is the control spec and Hatred/Serenity is the pressure spec. I would choose based on your playstyle and how comfortable you are with each spec and what they are capable of.

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TheDramaKing
02.22.2019 , 07:26 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Dkrewe View Post
So I decided to main this class because I wanted to use ambush tactics to take out healers/snipers etc (the important targets).
Then I'm sorry to crush your dreams, but as matter of fact Assassins/Shadows received only nerfs in the last 2 years and you won't be able to ambush any sniper or healer alone (unless extremely bad).
It is more likely that it will be the Sniper to Ambush you

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Dkrewe
03.08.2019 , 07:34 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by TheDramaKing View Post
Then I'm sorry to crush your dreams, but as matter of fact Assassins/Shadows received only nerfs in the last 2 years and you won't be able to ambush any sniper or healer alone (unless extremely bad).
It is more likely that it will be the Sniper to Ambush you
Hmmm well I managed to be doing quite well with Hatred doing pressure as Kre'a mentioned above. With some help from him and others in the Discord channel, I am loving the spec and the class. So...my dreams are far from crushed
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