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Powertech Med range or melee class question.

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Powertech Med range or melee class question.

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wmtyrance
08.29.2016 , 09:41 AM | #1
I haven't played in awhile so please bare with me. I'M confused about the Powertech class now. I thought it was a med range class but it doesn't seem my skills are med range more like up close which if i had melee skills i could understand. Why did they change it to more of a melee class? It seems silly with the abilities i have. I just came back to the game last week. Launching exploding missiles or darts while a mobs in my face and not at range looks really silly. Its amazing i don't take damage.

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Tsetso
08.29.2016 , 09:48 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by wmtyrance View Post
I haven't played in awhile so please bare with me. I'M confused about the Powertech class now. I thought it was a med range class but it doesn't seem my skills are med range more like up close which if i had melee skills i could understand. Why did they change it to more of a melee class? It seems silly with the abilities i have. I just came back to the game last week. Launching exploding missiles or darts while a mobs in my face and not at range looks really silly. Its amazing i don't take damage.
Most of the skills have range of 10+m. The only 4m are rocket pucnh and retractable blade and retractable blade is used once in a fight.

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wmtyrance
08.29.2016 , 10:13 AM | #3
Ok thank you for the reply. For some reason i thought the range was more than 10 meters before.

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Rion_Starkiller
08.29.2016 , 10:20 AM | #4
You can do 10m if you cut out ROCKET PUNCH / FLAMING FIST (shockstriks/stockstrike). For AP/ Tactics, you'll need to use Retractable Blade/ Gut (4m) at the start tho.

You can even do several 12m attacks with the right utilit8ies.
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wmtyrance
08.29.2016 , 10:50 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Rion_Starkiller View Post
You can do 10m if you cut out ROCKET PUNCH / FLAMING FIST (shockstriks/stockstrike). For AP/ Tactics, you'll need to use Retractable Blade/ Gut (4m) at the start tho.

You can even do several 12m attacks with the right utilit8ies.
Thank you so much will look into this.

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Tsetso
08.29.2016 , 10:59 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by wmtyrance View Post
Ok thank you for the reply. For some reason i thought the range was more than 10 meters before.
Yes, rail shot and missile blast were recently nerfed from 30 to 10m but that's still mid range.Explosive dart and rapid shots are still 30m and you can pick up a masterful utility to increase shoulder cannon and grapple to 20m.

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AdjeYo
08.29.2016 , 11:23 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Tsetso View Post
Yes, rail shot and missile blast were recently nerfed from 30 to 10m but that's still mid range.Explosive dart and rapid shots are still 30m and you can pick up a masterful utility to increase shoulder cannon and grapple to 20m.
Grapple is actually default 30m range, 40m range with the utility. But yeh, shoulder cannon does get increased to 20m. (it's a heroic utility btw)

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wmtyrance
08.29.2016 , 11:54 AM | #8
Thanks guys for the help.

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KainrycKarr
10.15.2016 , 03:17 AM | #9
If your full rotation requires you to get in 4m, it's a melee-class. Jugs and Maras have 10m abilities, but they are melee classes.
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