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Simple Rotation Ranged DPS?

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Simple Rotation Ranged DPS?

Deganji's Avatar

06.15.2012 , 05:49 AM | #1
My heal speced scoundrel is closing in on 50, so I was thinking it'd be nice to have a dps alt for when i need a break from healing. Thing is, I'm decent at healing but never been that great with a dps class. I'm looking at either a commando or sage to fill this spot. Which one would give me the most bang for the buck, so to speak.

Also, I have some nerve damage to my left hand so I play with a combination of clicking and binding. I know its not the best way to play but it's the best I can do, so which one would have a "simpler" rotation that would be more forgiving if I miss an ability or something.

Thanks all.

Qonor's Avatar

06.15.2012 , 10:17 AM | #2
My alt is a pyrotech (shared) mercenary. I've heard that the arsenal mercenary has an even easier rotation. I don't know what the Republic equivalent is.
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CitizenFry's Avatar

06.15.2012 , 02:02 PM | #3
I find gunslinger rotations pretty easy, especially because you don't have to worry about facing, but maybe I wouldn't if I had to click. Hrm. Vanguard-Assault Specialist is pretty simple. I'd probably suggest staying away from any melee class (Vanguard-Tactics, any Sentinel or Guardian or Shadow). I'd also recommend avoiding Sage DPS, because the decision tree relies on what abilities have proc'd, and having to look to see what buff you gained and then move the mouse to the correct ability to click would suck. I haven't played a commando, but I gather that the Gunnery spec is fairly straightforward (grav round a lot, demo round/full auto occasionally).

StewieMcScotty's Avatar

06.16.2012 , 10:36 PM | #4
the Class with the easiest rotation right now is Arsenal Merc/ Gunnery Commando. 5 abilities are used at max and your primary one is one that you just spam until you see circles of light go around you then you hit/click Unload/Full Auto with 2 other abilities that are used whenever they are up. Very easy rotation and very friendly to clicking just keep in mind that missing an ability or miss clicking is always going to hurt your dps but with this class and with good bar set up it wont hurt nearly as much

Deganji's Avatar

06.17.2012 , 02:45 AM | #5
Thanks all for the info. I'll probably go with a commando, I don't really want to play empire. Only thing that worries me on it is that people will expect me to respec to heal. I'd rather not as my main is a dedicated healer. Hopefully people will understand.

Sniper looked interesting, but I read it was the most difficult class to play, I'd just look like an idiot playing one. As far as clicking goes, I click the least used skills, and bind the most used. A simpler rotation just makes it a little easier to bind.

I normally use the arrow keys and mouse to move and my abilities bound to the number pad. It makes it easier for me to find the buttons that way. My hand tends to lose position on wasd. I know it's not optimal, but at least I try to bind some abilites.

Thanks again all!

thehod's Avatar

06.18.2012 , 11:25 AM | #6
Marksman sniper is 3-4 buttons

Most of which is spamming snipe/ambush + followup + series of shots finally takedown.

Truescopes's Avatar

07.09.2012 , 11:15 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by thehod View Post
Marksman sniper is 3-4 buttons

Most of which is spamming snipe/ambush + followup + series of shots finally takedown.
No, it's not.

darthtrunkmonkey's Avatar

07.11.2012 , 05:04 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Truescopes View Post
No, it's not.
marksman is, eng is not and lethality is not

Svii's Avatar

07.11.2012 , 06:22 AM | #9
If you're using 3-4 buttons as any Sniper spec, you're failing. From the top of my head in MM spec, I use at least 12 buttons for damage and then you have your defensive CDs. APM (actions per minute) is around 35ish.

Engineer is a bit more complicated at first. I mostly play this spec in PvP, so I haven't tried prolonged fights in this spec.

Lethality is about equal to MM in APM, but slightly easier/forgiving to play efficiently due to being a DoT spec. Contrary to what many are saying, I find that it is very easy to keep track of your dots. Just make sure to use Cull and WB as often as you can.

Tobradex's Avatar

07.11.2012 , 10:49 AM | #10
Arsenal BH is pretty easy as far as rotation goes. Min/maxing gear is a bit more complex and can make a big difference on endgame DPS as I understand, however, only if you get to that point.
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