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AP Powertech Viability?


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JediGuardian
08.08.2017 , 11:38 AM | #1
So it's been quite a while since I played last and was wondering if AP PT is still viable? Any suggestions or insight into the current state of the class would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Jevaruss
08.08.2017 , 01:13 PM | #2
They're still capable of great burst and good sustained, so yes they're viable. Defensives are still very meh though.
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Rion_Starkiller
08.08.2017 , 01:15 PM | #3
Agree with Jevaruss. They are basically paper tigers.
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TalonVII
08.08.2017 , 06:34 PM | #4
It is the only viable build for PTs.
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Thaladan
08.08.2017 , 06:58 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by TalonVII View Post
It is the only viable build for PTs.
no, skanktank shield spec is best one imao.
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TalonVII
08.08.2017 , 07:40 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Thaladan View Post
no, skanktank shield spec is best one imao.
Oh come on, most of the abilities are horrid. Oil slick, translocate. Get rid of those for some decent abilities, I'd use shield. Like to see a gun ability for AP and gut slide over to tank. And I don't know if there is the same ability for ST that there is for AP where the rail shot is always able to be used, but that should also come over to shield.

Then I'd use tank. Till then, meh.
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Kuvox
08.08.2017 , 08:00 PM | #7
In PVP they're in a really bad spot. Read the many posts in this section about it. I play all 8 ACs with a Sorc as my main and find this class the squishiest by far. Yes burst is great, but survivability is just awful.
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JediGuardian
08.08.2017 , 08:05 PM | #8
Is the class build on dulfy still pretty much the way to go for AP(Dec 2016)? I haven't really noticed any difference since I played last year PVE wise. I've yet to venture back into PVP.
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Jevaruss
08.08.2017 , 11:01 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by JediGuardian View Post
Is the class build on dulfy still pretty much the way to go for AP(Dec 2016)? I haven't really noticed any difference since I played last year PVE wise. I've yet to venture back into PVP.
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Thaladan
08.09.2017 , 04:59 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by TalonVII View Post
Oh come on, most of the abilities are horrid. Oil slick, translocate. Get rid of those for some decent abilities, I'd use shield. Like to see a gun ability for AP and gut slide over to tank. And I don't know if there is the same ability for ST that there is for AP where the rail shot is always able to be used, but that should also come over to shield.

Then I'd use tank. Till then, meh.
- more survivability
- a debuff heal (20%) on with flame burst and flame sweep
- a 10m cone "aoe" at 25-30k damage each 15sec
- aoe+slow management
- free 110 accuracy
- best heat management of the 3 specs.
- ah yes you can tank too with some additionnal stuff in your inventory. ("tank" relics are a nice alternative)

i understand, i find these skantanks quite stupid too but fact is than it's the best viable "dps" spec for PT in pvp, especially in arenas.
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