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[Guide] Patch 1.3 (PvE|PvP) Talent Specs For Mercs

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[Guide] Patch 1.3 (PvE|PvP) Talent Specs For Mercs

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DkSharktooth
07.07.2012 , 09:21 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Choffware View Post
Um... I don't like either arsenal build for pvp. this is what I run with... I can see the merit in swapping out the ICP points and putting them into med pack for the extra fast heals... but I think this is better for pvp because you need to have the fastest TMs you can fire with out push backs

http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#30...rdRzMzZ0cZfM.2
A good Arsenal Merc doesn't need the increase stamina alacrity and healing from custom enviro, system cal, cardio package. With your duel knockbacks, you should spec for more dps talents as you are also a dps and need to do so in ranked warzones. If you have a good team, u need to spec for max damage and utility.

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Gray_Stalker
07.07.2012 , 09:53 PM | #12
I have been playing since launch. I have stuck it out with my Arsenal Merc. I have leveled a few other toons but I stuck with the merc because I had faith in bioware guys to get it right. I was guild kicked today after just a few weeks with them. Not because I am not a good player. Not because I am not well geared.. ( Tier 3 PVE and PVP at this point). I was GKICKED because the guild was basicly embarraced to have a Arsenal Merc wearing there guild tag. So.. now that the rated wz's are kicking off, my full war hero merc has not ONE rated match under his belt, no real PVPer wants an arsenal merc on their team. Does not matter that I crit for around 5500, or that in regular wz's my dmg is always within the top three. Fact is a war hero assasin can just stand there while I attack him down to 30 percent then turn around and kill me at will. Along with most people that are full war hero. You can call me a nub if you want but I was told straight up to either start healing with my merc or gear up my sniper if I want on the " A " team. So please tell me when or IF you ever plan to do anything to help this class.. I need to know if I should just throw the character away or to continue moding him out. I really dont think this class has been well tested. I would LOVE to hear back from you with ANY advice on what direction I should go.

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DkSharktooth
07.08.2012 , 09:50 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Gray_Stalker View Post
I have been playing since launch. I have stuck it out with my Arsenal Merc. I have leveled a few other toons but I stuck with the merc because I had faith in bioware guys to get it right. I was guild kicked today after just a few weeks with them. Not because I am not a good player. Not because I am not well geared.. ( Tier 3 PVE and PVP at this point). I was GKICKED because the guild was basicly embarraced to have a Arsenal Merc wearing there guild tag. So.. now that the rated wz's are kicking off, my full war hero merc has not ONE rated match under his belt, no real PVPer wants an arsenal merc on their team. Does not matter that I crit for around 5500, or that in regular wz's my dmg is always within the top three. Fact is a war hero assasin can just stand there while I attack him down to 30 percent then turn around and kill me at will. Along with most people that are full war hero. You can call me a nub if you want but I was told straight up to either start healing with my merc or gear up my sniper if I want on the " A " team. So please tell me when or IF you ever plan to do anything to help this class.. I need to know if I should just throw the character away or to continue moding him out. I really dont think this class has been well tested. I would LOVE to hear back from you with ANY advice on what direction I should go.
I knew this would happen so I had a game plan way back during patch 1.1. I collected 2 sets for war hero ranked pvp before rated warzones came out, dps and healing. I knew my primary role would be a healer class, even though I would rather dps. I got the dps set in case we got some useful changes to utility, which we did not so I am safely able to settle as a healer. My recommendation: Mercs are healers for patch 1.3 rated pvp, otherwise reroll if you want to dps pvp.

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Gray_Stalker
07.08.2012 , 01:54 PM | #14
Yea, I healed for awhile with my merc. I know they can be good healer. It just is not fun to heal Pug WZ's for obvious reason. I quit healing after I got full champion gear as it just is not the spec for me. I think it is horrible how you have to use the Kolto missle to stack heals. Just as bad that I have to put a shield on me and the person I am healing while also keeping a kolto missle at their feet. It keeps you busy but not fun at all when somebody attacks you. All the sudden you find yourself running around throwing kolto missles at your own feet. With no real attack abilities you just hope that a team mate will decide to help you.. Good luck with that in a regualr WZ. I am going to continue to stack mods on my DPS merc. Even after he is completely moded out and not viable in rated wz's maybe the developers will fix this class. If not I guess I will have the only geared up merc in the game. As far as I know I am the only dps merc around with full war hero augmented. Once again, for obvious reasons. So I guess I am the real idiot here for not going with my gut and gearing up my sniper when I had the chance.

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DkSharktooth
07.09.2012 , 07:29 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Gray_Stalker View Post
Yea, I healed for awhile with my merc. I know they can be good healer. It just is not fun to heal Pug WZ's for obvious reason. I quit healing after I got full champion gear as it just is not the spec for me. I think it is horrible how you have to use the Kolto missle to stack heals. Just as bad that I have to put a shield on me and the person I am healing while also keeping a kolto missle at their feet. It keeps you busy but not fun at all when somebody attacks you. All the sudden you find yourself running around throwing kolto missles at your own feet. With no real attack abilities you just hope that a team mate will decide to help you.. Good luck with that in a regualr WZ. I am going to continue to stack mods on my DPS merc. Even after he is completely moded out and not viable in rated wz's maybe the developers will fix this class. If not I guess I will have the only geared up merc in the game. As far as I know I am the only dps merc around with full war hero augmented. Once again, for obvious reasons. So I guess I am the real idiot here for not going with my gut and gearing up my sniper when I had the chance.
I'm personally not giving up hope on my mercenary. Being the all around worst pvp class only warrents concerns for buffs in future patches. I hope things get better with the end of the year expansion.

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DkSharktooth
07.13.2012 , 10:47 AM | #16
New video link added to PvE Arsenal Rotation on page1.

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The_Duck
07.13.2012 , 11:44 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by DkSharktooth View Post
New video link added to PvE Arsenal Rotation on page1.
thanks for the video. i usually use thermal-override and power-surge with Fusion Missile to make an instant-noheat dot. Could you explain why maybe that is not an efficient use of those 2 abilities (if you think so).
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Dyrankor
07.15.2012 , 04:01 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by DkSharktooth View Post
I'm personally not giving up hope on my mercenary. Being the all around worst pvp class only warrents concerns for buffs in future patches. I hope things get better with the end of the year expansion.
Agreed.

My Arsenal Merc will be my fourth level 50 (and the second time I've leveled it)... and I'm torn between doing what I love (Arsenal) and doing what I know will get results (Bodyguard). I'm really not looking forward to picking up TWO sets of PVP gear when all I really want is the one.
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Henu
07.15.2012 , 04:55 PM | #19
Knock back spec doesnt need 2 points in Power overrides, those 2 points are better off somewhere else imo
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DkSharktooth
07.17.2012 , 09:17 PM | #20
Added:

Interactive KeyBinding Guide For All Classes
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