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PVP, how to select which classes to kill?

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PVP, how to select which classes to kill?

kreeshak's Avatar

05.12.2012 , 12:11 PM | #1
I am a level 41 rage sith jugg and I am in a 5-6 games losing streak (if not more).

I am new to the game in terms I don't know the classes yet and what they can do.

What I would like you to tell me is 3 classes I should go after, so I can memorise their class icons as a start.

The analogy in wow would be me being an arms warrior and having it easy against warlocks and priests. The only reason I make this analogy is to show what type of feedback i want.

djvandal's Avatar

05.12.2012 , 04:53 PM | #2
who ever is casting heals pvp in this game is less abought who you can beat 1v1 and how well your team plays the objectives

Xienive's Avatar

05.12.2012 , 10:11 PM | #3
You always want to kill whoever is healing first. This will be a heal specced Sage, Commando or Scoundrel.

There is not really a whole "this class is strong against this class" type thing so don't worry about that. If nobody is healing, then get outside the melee mash and harass the ranged DPS on the sides. (DPS specced Sage, Commando or Gunslinger)

Take out tanks last (Shadows, Guardians, Vanguards specced for tank)

ThrillInstructor's Avatar

05.13.2012 , 03:14 AM | #4
Well, there are a few rules of thumb for PvP. One was mentioned already: Go for the healers first! There are a few telltale moves by your opponents which will let you identify healers. If no healers are in the opposite team you should find targets which are easy for you to take out. Find those opponents which don't do well in close quarter combat like smugglers and you will cause massive damage.
Since you mentioned a losing streak: Play the mission and encourage your team to do the same! Take the lead in chat if necessary. On average the team with some level of coordination and cohesion will win against the unruly zergmob. So don't move alone! Move in packs and attack in packs! Learn how to assign team targets by utilizing target symbols (Go to preferences, key bindings, targeting and pick keys for targeting symbols) and get your team to focus on the targets you chose. If you don't like to lead then learn how to follow! Be a 'wingman' and help out team mates who are in trouble.
Stay in motion! WZs like Alderaan and Novare are often won by those who shift their forces faster than the opposing team. So don't idle around at objectives you just won. Instead move to assist elsewhere.
Communicate! On defense warn your teammates where the enemy is attacking. Coordinate attacks or follow commands which direct you to attack somewhere!
Read WZ-guides! Know the key elements for victory of each WZ. Where are the choke points? How do I keep the enemy from winning?
Analyze your opponent! How are they trying to achieve victory? How do they deploy? Do they use stealth a lot? Are they sneaky? Direct? Can you 'draw them off' (some DDs will 'stay on target' at all cost which means that you can lead them to ambushes)?
"Game not broken! Is feature!"

linbel's Avatar

05.13.2012 , 04:08 AM | #5
If you see a healer, mark them. It helps everyone else through the match as they then know who to target.