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Arandem
03.28.2012 , 11:55 PM | #1
Im having trouble choosing between a jedi knight and jedi consular. Help!!!

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Rehneu
03.29.2012 , 12:12 AM | #2
1 of each and have fun. The decision should only be yours as it is your game play. One can suggest one class but that does not mean you will like it. So why not roll them both?

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Datamonger
03.29.2012 , 12:28 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Arandem View Post
Im having trouble choosing between a jedi knight and jedi consular. Help!!!


Jedi Knight:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y20xZQ2eUM



Jedi Consular:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LdM9UpTOgY



Short answer, Jedi Knights are more lightsaber oriented, with a focus on tanking and/or dps. Consulars are more force power oriented, with a focus on dps and/or healing.

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Eternalnight
03.29.2012 , 12:35 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Datamonger View Post
Short answer, Jedi Knights are more lightsaber oriented, with a focus on tanking and/or dps. Consulars are more force power oriented, with a focus on dps and/or healing.
Wrong.

First of all, both have 2 advanced classes.

Jedi Knight/Jedi Guardian can become tank or melee dps
Jedi Knight/Jedi Sentinel can become melee dps only

Jedi Consular/Jedi Sage can become ranged dps or healer

Jedi Consular/Jedi Shadow can become melee/short range dps or a tank (yes, the other consular ac has a tank spec too)

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Datamonger
03.29.2012 , 12:44 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Eternalnight View Post
Jedi Consular/Jedi Sage can become ranged dps or healer
Wrong.

Consulars also have melee attacks.



Sorry, thought we were belittling others' posts over minor details. My post was "incomplete" for leaving out that specifically a Shadow could tank.

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shama
03.29.2012 , 12:49 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Arandem View Post
Im having trouble choosing between a jedi knight and jedi consular. Help!!!
Keeping it easy, without going into things like healing/tanking, here's some questions for you ...

Do you want to wear light, medium or heavy armour?
Consulars can only wear light. Knights can wear medium or heavy depending on the advanced class chosen.

Do you want to use a single lightsabre, double lightsabre or carry two light sabres?
One of the consular advanced classes can use the double-ended lightsabre, and one of the knight advanced classes can carry two sabres. Both of the other advanced classes use a single sabre.
Quote: Originally Posted by Bertrand Russell
One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision

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Eternalnight
03.29.2012 , 12:59 AM | #7
/facepalm

Quote: Originally Posted by Datamonger View Post
Wrong.

Consulars also have melee attacks.
That's just a stupid comment. Having 2 melee attacks that are practically useless does not make it not ranged.

And Troopers can use Stockstrike even with Commando advanced class, which still does not mean that their role is not ranged dps or healer

Quote:
Sorry, thought we were belittling others' posts over minor details.
grow up


Quote:
My post was "incomplete"
It was not incomplete. It was misleading. There is a huge difference.

Saying that consulars "focus on dps and/or healing" is practically suggesting that they don't have tank spec.

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KurganNazzir
03.29.2012 , 01:10 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by shama View Post
Do you want to use a single lightsabre, double lightsabre or carry two light sabres?
One of the consular advanced classes can use the double-ended lightsabre, and one of the knight advanced classes can carry two sabres. Both of the other advanced classes use a single sabre.
Consular Shadow uses the double saber. Shadows can also stealth (hence the name, har har), which is fun and frustrating (when other players don't see you).

OP, the only way for anyone to really try to offer you the help you seek is if you explain what kind of playstyle you enjoy. But my personal opinion is that you should make once of each and try them out for yourself, level them to 10 and go read the information that the advanced class trainer provides. This is the way I choose which AC to take, I read every single skill in the skill tree to see what sounds most appealing; it's how I ended up with an Engineering specced Sniper (because those probes and cluster bombs are damn fun!).
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fishlivers
03.29.2012 , 01:22 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Eternalnight View Post
/facepalm


That's just a stupid comment. Having 2 melee attacks that are practically useless does not make it not ranged.

And Troopers can use Stockstrike even with Commando advanced class, which still does not mean that their role is not ranged dps or healer


grow up



It was not incomplete. It was misleading. There is a huge difference.

Saying that consulars "focus on dps and/or healing" is practically suggesting that they don't have tank spec.
he also said SHORT answer meaning he was not going into a whole lot of details, and i get what you mean yes it was miss leading but your just yelling at him for being wrong cause he did not go into the exact details.

op.
i dont really know i have not played the republic side yet, BUT the consular is more Force focused and uses a already existing poll for force power to attack the opponent the consular also have some melee attacks But there not that strong, (please note that i am not going to go into advanced classes)

and as for the knight they build but a stock pile of focus, (i think is what its called for the knight) and thats used for more powerful melee attacks and some but limited force attacks, for the knights more of a melee fighter then a ranged force fighter.

please correct me if i am wrong on some of the things i said, cause i have not yet played the republic side past the first few quests, but i believe there like the imperial side knight like warrior consular like inquisitor. hope this helps you

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Valhalyn
03.29.2012 , 02:21 AM | #10
Play them both to 15, it'll take a week tops if you play slowly, you'll notice right away that both have a different play style. I have an 19 Guardian and a 26 Shadow, both of them are Tanks. I enjoy both, The Guardian feels more like a Warrior Tank whereas my Shadow feels more like a Paladin.

Consular gives you more of a choice than Knight does. As with the Knight you will only play a Melee, if you choose Consular at level 10 you can decide if you liked using your characters Force powers more for Combat or if you liked the Melee abilities more. You can also decide if you would rather Heal or Tank.

In my opinion roll one of each play them to 15 and then decide from there.


If you are interested in Tanking, you'll find the Shadow more accomodating as it's much easier to AoE Tank, though it lacks a few of the defensive cooldowns the Guardian and other tanks have.