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Gunslinger Advanced Class guide

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Gunslinger Advanced Class guide

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FromAbove
05.01.2013 , 04:58 PM | #141
Appreciate your work in keeping this up, especially cause it seems to be pretty hard to find live streams of good gunslinger PvP play.

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GalnarDegana
05.01.2013 , 07:27 PM | #142
I wish I could live stream, but my machine wouldn't handle it probably. I do want to try to make more videos though! I will do a couple when I am done with my Masters here in a month or so lol!
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RamiusXela
05.18.2013 , 12:42 AM | #143
What are your recommendations as far as stats go?
Noxxic has the priority as:
Cunning >= Accuracy (110%) > Surge (75%) > Power > Crit (30%) > Alacrity

Do you agree with this or suggest something else.

Also, would it be better to go with the Campaign gear that you can buy with Classic Comms, or the new Artifact gear that doesn't have a set bonus?

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GalnarDegana
05.18.2013 , 01:16 AM | #144
Quote: Originally Posted by RamiusXela View Post
What are your recommendations as far as stats go?
Noxxic has the priority as:
Cunning >= Accuracy (110%) > Surge (75%) > Power > Crit (30%) > Alacrity

Do you agree with this or suggest something else.

Also, would it be better to go with the Campaign gear that you can buy with Classic Comms, or the new Artifact gear that doesn't have a set bonus?
Ah, gearing. I am not a PvE person, and with Bolster so unpredictably jacked-up, it is difficult for me to tell. But I will give my best guess, based on the knowledge of the stats and the class.

Since we have a +9% in Cunning from Streetwise, it is definitely top priority. If you don't take Streetwise, then prioritize Power over Cunning.

Basically, my strategy is to opt for mods that have more of the other stats than they do Cunning. This is quite doable by getting the mods that are named with the convention "Artful Mod 30" instead of "Artful Mod 30A" or "Artful Mod 30B." Get your crit to 30% (35% with Smuggler buff), surge to 75%, and accuracy to 110%. Then you stack Cunning augments and build in more Power if given the choice between that and more Crit. Power and Cunning don't have diminishing returns right now.

You may also find that as you add more cunning, you can back off of the crit, and introduce more power.

Again, I could be slightly off on some of this, so consult with your raid leader and see what s/he thinks.

I would definitely get whatever level 55 purples you can. The set bonus is not worth as much generally, and you can still keep the set bonus if you just have to have it by leaving it in the shell and replacing everything but the armoring. The artifact level purples from the Basic vendor and the hard-mode flashpoint drops are better than the Campaign gear from the Classic vendor.
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VedrixSorio
07.27.2013 , 08:06 AM | #145
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The Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion brought a new skill at level 51 called Hightail It/Covered Escape. This skill is a 18m roll in the direction of your camera that deposits you in Cover at the end. While rolling, you have 100% chance to dodge incoming attacks. Each of the three specs buffs this skill differently.
Direction your character is facing. I've had it roll me different directions than my camera's orientation multiple times.

Just noticed this post. Before I go and offer suggestions, what's your parse for PvE (If your build is better than no need for suggestions right)? And what stat allocations do you have to achieve that number.
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GalnarDegana
07.27.2013 , 12:01 PM | #146
Quote: Originally Posted by VedrixSorio View Post
Direction your character is facing. I've had it roll me different directions than my camera's orientation multiple times.

Just noticed this post. Before I go and offer suggestions, what's your parse for PvE (If your build is better than no need for suggestions right)? And what stat allocations do you have to achieve that number.
I'll double check, it could be that I was in cover, so I might have been "looking" with my right mouse turn, but the character doesn't move so I didn't notice.

Here is my situation with PvE and parsing. Really, I don't do much of either. I know that the builds I use work for Flashpoints and up to Hard Mode Operations, but I don't even have the gear to get top DPS for Nightmare modes.. I do have Partisan/Conqueror gear, but parses are definitely not indicative of PvP performance, and "rotations" aren't as useful as "priorities" because of changing situations. Also, utility is more useful than pure DPS. Burst is also supremely important over consistent DPS.

If you have a suggestion, go for it! I added a bunch of stuff from a guy who was an expert in Dirty Fighting before it was obsolete in 2.0! I like this thread because it has been some really good discussion.
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Lecaja
09.16.2013 , 06:57 AM | #147
I realize a lot of work went into the faq and I am appreciate it greatly. Once I finish my Mara storyline I'm going to be a gunslinger and the faq made everything clear for me so thanks.

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GalnarDegana
09.30.2013 , 02:55 PM | #148
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I realize a lot of work went into the faq and I am appreciate it greatly. Once I finish my Mara storyline I'm going to be a gunslinger and the faq made everything clear for me so thanks.
Glad to hear it! You'll love the smuggler storyline. Definitely the best one-liners in the entire game!
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Levram
02.02.2014 , 07:15 AM | #149
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GalnarDegana
01.14.2015 , 11:29 AM | #150
Updated for 3.0.2!
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