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Petition: Return Orbital Strike and Freighter Flyby to Operatives and Scoundrels

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Petition: Return Orbital Strike and Freighter Flyby to Operatives and Scoundrels

Iymurra's Avatar

12.19.2017 , 05:36 PM | #1
as title. Petition to return the coolest ability in the game and its pubside counterpart to Operatives and Scoundrels respectively.

I miss it, I want it back and the way it applies its damage is wonderful for PvP/PvE openers.

Please... can we make this happen? I know it was removed for 'thematic' reasons... but surely it can make a comeback?
It would help me not want to boot people for Tactical or HM FPs just so I can summon a companion and Legacy Heroic Moment Orbital Strike things. Thats a good thing... right?
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PrometheanDeath's Avatar

12.20.2017 , 07:40 AM | #2
While every operative would enjoy having orbital strike back, there are definite strengths of what this will cause. Concealment, more than anything would have yet another damage output in their opener especially in PVE/Parses, and their opening burst on a target already can take out a portion of health with an instant crit volatile triggering during your initial laceration spam on acid blade ticks. Toxic haze is a pseudo orbital strike, though only healers have the ability to place it like orbital strike, and it does cost a tactical. Operative does lack capable AoE damage, currently only having toxic haze on their feet, and noxious knives which barely goes over 3k in damage. but as they stated before. It does seem rather questionable to give a stealthier, who only needs to be out of stealth for 2 seconds to call an orbital strike, just to re-stealth again. Would love to have orbital on my healer, so I can actually have more damage than dart, haze, and rifle shot without trying to stab a boss as a healer. But personally think the Dps gains on the Dps specs would be too great with their already pseudo orbital strike, toxic haze. Should just buff noxious knives as it doesn't do much damage as other AoEs like sweeping slash Mara/jugg. Though that's just my 2 cents.