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Gunslinger or Scoundrel?

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Gunslinger or Scoundrel?

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Squiress
10.27.2012 , 11:13 AM | #11
If I am not interested in healing, should I not even bother with scoundrel? I have a sniper on the imp side so that makes me not want to do gunslinger and go scoundrel for something different. I like the stealth melee, but don't care for healing (and I'm bad at it). On the other hand, dual blasters looks cool.

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Belly
10.27.2012 , 11:24 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Squiress View Post
If I am not interested in healing, should I not even bother with scoundrel? I have a sniper on the imp side so that makes me not want to do gunslinger and go scoundrel for something different. I like the stealth melee, but don't care for healing (and I'm bad at it). On the other hand, dual blasters looks cool.
You can be a DPS scoundrel. Provided you can open from stealth, you're pretty lethal. I have lots of fun with my concealment operative.
Larcen 50(ish) Scoundrel Scrapper/Sawbones "They see me rollin...they hatin. They whining and sayin that I need some nerfin"
The Progenitor
And loads and loads of alts

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Wainamoinen
10.27.2012 , 01:48 PM | #13
DPS Scoundrel (as in scrapper) is a lot of fun. But it's hard at 50, you have to know what you're doing and get gear.

If you want to shoot strangers in the back of the head when they're least expecting it... I mean "Defend our beloved Republic"..., and welcome a challenge, go for it.
It's a small world and it smells funny, I'd buy another if it wasn't for the money.
Ilmarinen 55 Scoundrel (Red Eclipse)

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steaktrooper
11.06.2012 , 04:00 PM | #14
I have both a gunslinger and operative, and they are both fun classes. In my opinion though i would say operative/scoundrel. Their dps is not that good in raids but in pvp I think it is pure gold when you shoot a sith onto their face. It comes down to if you wanna stay and range and dish out huge amounts of damage, or get up close and personal and focus on burst
Lembar Romdoro Agenros Cavteff
Sith Covenant / Jedi Covenant @ The Harbinger

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Joajoa
11.06.2012 , 05:46 PM | #15
I have both,though my Gunslinger is only mid-level.

For fun, the Scoundrel wins.You have too many tools and too many strategies.

For a simpler class to play,Gunslinger is better,especially for pvp.It's easier to get kills with a Gunslinger than to get kills with a Scoundrel.

If you don't like being a turret,just spec your Gunslinger as Dirty Fighting and you don't have to bunker down if you don't want to.

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feliix
11.12.2012 , 11:14 AM | #16
Scoundrel healing tree. But for fun, get some "dirty fighting" tree points early on:
No Holds Barred (3)
Black Market Mods (2)
Dirty Escape (2)

Other than that, typical sawbones, adding in the 3% healing points
from "scrapper" tree very late in your leveling process.

Keeping Bowdar and Akavvi up while they have aoe skills turned on
is really fun. Turn off their aoes if you want them to fight safely in situations
where you need to keep both your sap and slice cc's unmolested. Get good
at directing them to keep aggro off you, and use dirty kick with abandon!

You can solo just about any heroic2 while leveling, and many heroic4s.
What you learn doing this also works exceedingly well in flashpoints.

Pvp, maybe you'd change it up a bit at very high levels. But a heavy sawbones
with a good dirty kick is great in lower level pug pvp.

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feliix
11.12.2012 , 11:44 AM | #17
Scoundrel healing tree. But for fun, get some "dirty fighting" tree points early on:
No Holds Barred (3)
Black Market Mods (2)
Dirty Escape (2)

Other than that, typical sawbones, adding in the 3% healing points
from "scrapper" tree very late in your leveling process.

Keeping Bowdar and Akavvi up while they have aoe skills turned on
is really fun. Turn off their aoes if you want them to fight safely in situations
where you need to keep both your sap and slice cc's unmolested. Get good
at directing them to keep aggro off you, and use dirty kick with abandon!

You can solo just about any heroic2 while leveling, and many heroic4s.
What you learn doing this also works exceedingly well in flashpoints.

Pvp, maybe you'd change it up a bit at very high levels. But a heavy sawbones
with a good dirty kick is great in lower level pug pvp.