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Pve damage compared to other classes?

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Pve damage compared to other classes?

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Mashugana
11.16.2017 , 01:29 PM | #1
I only have one 70 - a lightning sorc. Is the damage typical? I just do solo heroics and iokath dailies but it feels like I hit like a wet noodle. I set my companion to damage and she is two shotting things.

I don't care about pvp or ops. I'm just curious if my experience is typical.

I have almost all slots with 230 gear. Is there a rotation trick? Different spec? Or should I try another class if I just want that feeling of ripping up heroics and dailies for giggles

Thanks for any advice - I am having fun - I just have nothing to compare the sorc to and see if I might have more fun with a change

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Rion_Starkiller
11.16.2017 , 02:06 PM | #2
That's standard. The game was dumbed down with level-sync bolster. Unfortunately, you won't fight anything more difficult until endgame.
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Equeliber
11.16.2017 , 02:26 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Rion_Starkiller View Post
That's standard. The game was dumbed down with level-sync bolster. Unfortunately, you won't fight anything more difficult until endgame.
Um, this is not what he is asking at all. Your reply makes no sense.
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Equeliber
11.16.2017 , 02:30 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Mashugana View Post
I only have one 70 - a lightning sorc. Is the damage typical? I just do solo heroics and iokath dailies but it feels like I hit like a wet noodle. I set my companion to damage and she is two shotting things.

I don't care about pvp or ops. I'm just curious if my experience is typical.

I have almost all slots with 230 gear. Is there a rotation trick? Different spec? Or should I try another class if I just want that feeling of ripping up heroics and dailies for giggles

Thanks for any advice - I am having fun - I just have nothing to compare the sorc to and see if I might have more fun with a change
Lightning sorc is indeed one of the lowest DPS in the game but for what you do you should be totally fine. For farming heroics sorc is one of the best, you have very easy AoE. You can precast Chain Lightning -> Force Storm -> Chain Lightning which will do tons of damage to even elites in heroics. Or just do Force storm -> Chain Lightning -> Force storm -> repeat. Sorc has one of the burstiest AoE combos, for doing dailies and heroics it is the better class despite having lower sustained DPS.

You might want to check a guide on Dulfy or just read through combat logs on Parsely if you feel like you are doing something wrong in Single target rotation.
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BraverDre
11.17.2017 , 02:48 AM | #5
Sorcs dps is bad. We need a buff cmon bioware

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Mashugana
11.17.2017 , 01:05 PM | #6
Thanks all - I'll tweak my rotation, set companion to damage, and just have fun. I struggle with Elites and Bosses in heroics - seems like it takes forever to burn them. I'll look on dulfy for build and rotation ideas

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ottffsse
11.18.2017 , 11:03 AM | #7
TK/Lightning is fine compared to other ranged burst dps.

Balance/Madness needs about 300 (3%) more dps to be similar to IO Merc, Eng Sniper and Viru Sniper - ranged sustain dps specs.
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Romeugues
11.18.2017 , 01:44 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by ottffsse View Post
TK/Lightning is fine compared to other ranged burst dps.

Balance/Madness needs about 300 (3%) more dps to be similar to IO Merc, Eng Sniper and Viru Sniper - ranged sustain dps specs.
I'd like them to redesign the class actually, too much force lightning spam(more dps than lightning strike unless it crits), it's pretty boring when the optimal rotation for a spec involves mostly spamming 1 ability and the dps the 2 primary dots do is pretty pathetic.

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cooperjf
11.18.2017 , 06:55 PM | #9
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Viru Sniper - ranged sustain dps specs.
Quasi-Sustained*
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ottffsse
11.18.2017 , 11:22 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by cooperjf View Post
Quasi-Sustained*
which pulls the same damage as a pure "sustained" spec-mind you I have no problem with that as in general snipers and mercs are very well designed now especially once IO gets the better dot spread after 5.6. Madness/Balance is the ugly duckling in ranged dps right now. Bioware should make demolish and lightning strike hit harder off the 4 wrath stack procs and also increase Death Field aoe again slightly -then it would be similar in terms of strength to the other ranged sustained dps specs.
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