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Best PvP class to get into?

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Best PvP class to get into?

TheronFett's Avatar

09.21.2012 , 04:59 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by PowerReaper View Post
Try a Shadow/Assassin, awesome class for pvp and pve imho.
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Bar none, the most viable PvP spec in the game. Run a hybrid spec with tank stance + DPS gear. Great survivability, great damage, and tons of utility.

XTREDEN's Avatar

09.21.2012 , 05:35 PM | #12
Well I have every class in the game over 20, most over 30 and a few to 50. IMO:

Range: Pure range I like Gunslinger or Sniper. Something about the feel Gunslinger though makes me like it better.

Hybrid Range: Powertech Pyro, Not really an holes with this class and it actually has decent range. If your target starts gapping you then you can grapple them right back into the hurt. I prefer the PT/Pyro over the Vanguard just because the animations are better imo.

Melee DPS: Its off an on between my sentinel and my assassin. Sentinel is stronger imo in better hands, but not by much. Assassin is easier to play and the Tank spec/DPS hybrid with DPS gear is a great grouping spec. Taunt and destroy people. Sentinel though is just beast mode, but most people don't bother to slow or interrupt you . Fairly weak when CC'ed if you mistimed your defensive cooldowns.

Healing: Operative over Sawbones for animations on healing, but dirty kick still one of the coolest animations. I also found it easier to level as a healer on my operative vs. the smuggler (which is fairly brutal). I actually like healing a lot on my sorc and my sage, its just more challenging.

Others: Balance/Madness specced sages and sorcs are really fun in the 1-49 range. If you know what your doing its very mobile, very active and very versitile. I am trying out a balance/seer combination right now that lets me off heal and dps, its proving to be a good node/door guy when coupled some stealthers. Also pretty good at kiting due to the dots, self heals and slows.

Meat shields: Can't beat guardians and juggs when you use your in-vulnerabilities and have pocket healing. Problem is good teams will ignore you until everyone else is dead so learn how to taunt right.

Current favorites in this order: Assassin, Operative, Sage (I like pebbles), Sentinel, Gunslinger.

Story wise: LS Sith Warrior, LS Knight, LS/DS Operative, DS Assasin is ok.

That's all I got, just my humble opinion. Most important thing is to pick the playstyle you like the best and then build your spec around it. I like support so you can see that Assassin, Ops and Sage Hybrid are my cup of tea.

BalinoreFett's Avatar

09.26.2012 , 12:29 AM | #13
I really like the Gunslinger since they have so many stuns and roots. Huttball is great when you can continually freeze the opponents on the fire traps with various abilities.

Draekos's Avatar

09.26.2012 , 01:08 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by XTREDEN View Post
I prefer the PT/Pyro over the Vanguard just because the animations are better imo.
To balance this out you have a choice of looking like a bad ***** stormtrooper or a scuba diver.