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Telekinetics pvp

GhostHei's Avatar

10.20.2012 , 03:51 AM | #1
Just started a sage because I like the animations from the telekinetics tree.
However, as an avid pvper, I'm starting to have serious concerns for the viability of this tree's performance in pvp.

I played a few matches and while I wasn't entirely horrible, I found that the moment I switched to balance, the extra mobility and the ability to effectively LOS and kite people pushed me to top dps in pretty much every single match I've played and I'm putting out pretty much double the dps I was as telekinectics.

I'm just wondering if anybody has actually managed to make telekinetics work in the 50s bracket? does the nuking power of turbulance make up somewhat for the stationary target drawback?

Taiichii's Avatar

10.20.2012 , 06:52 AM | #2
TK isnt a very strong spec. The best DPS spec I found is the hybrid TK Balance. I am only BM geared and am normally top dps in most warzones. The only dps above me would be Powertechs that are full WH geared as they are WAY OP. I do 0/13/28 and your rotation matters A LOT. Basically never use project or disturbance and your dps will be very nice.

Diplomaticus's Avatar

10.20.2012 , 10:47 AM | #3
I was just about to start a thread on this matter, so I'll use yours if it's okay.

I KNOW TK isn't the best PvP tree, but I'm going to use it anyway. Sage is one of my lesser alts anyway, so it's just for pugging anyway. Now, I was going for this build,

But I now realize that Empowered Throw and Critical Kinesis from the Balance tree are actually quite viable dps skills for TK as well. So, my question is, what to drop?

I'm thinking
but I'm not sure. The increased lockout isn't bad at all and the improved Shield isn't either. Perhaps drop the + Weaken Mind duration? But I find that I get a lot out of that skill as I spread that dot early in the fight (to guarantee PP procs) and this skill saves me a LOT of recasting.

What are the least valuable skills from TK for PvP purposes?

Wanjagenrich's Avatar

10.25.2012 , 04:26 PM | #4
For a pvp only spec, you should definitly not use the first spec. Try the 2nd one with some changes: Change Inner Strength for Mental Longevity, and put the free point in tremors. The loss of Telecinetic Defense is actually more neglectable than you would assume at first, so that's ok. It's the same for Blockout, since there are not that many abilities that you can effecticly interrupt while utilizing the longer lockout ( Significantly less Gravround spammers than pre-1.2 )

You defeinitly shouldn't drop the longer WM uptime, since you need it on multiple targets for Turbulence switch and PP proc. For the 10 points left over, it is kind of depending on your playstyle and preferences if you want to put them in the balance tree, or go for faster off-heals and higher aoe damage (note this affects Tele Wave too). I personally prefer 7/31/3 or 7/32/2, since your force management will be good enough to off-heal other players way more often than in balance.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. On a side note, having played Tele for a long time, I would suggest trying Balance for pvp, it's way more reliable, with all those sents/guardians gone crazy in wzs.

NukErv's Avatar

11.07.2012 , 10:27 AM | #5
If your Gonna do PVP do not go SAGE. Bioware will not give the sage any damage burst. When you get to 50 you'll be mad at spending all the time developing a player, to get killed in 3-4 hits, even with your shield. your crowd controls are useless, you can't kite, you basically stuck to heal post 50. Even then you have a large taget on yout back and basically no damage ability. When a juggernaught or marauder can hit you for 6-7k and a single hit. Forget it.

warstory's Avatar

11.07.2012 , 11:35 AM | #6
I am currently using this spec disturbance needs to crit inorder to make it hurt at all for melee I normally start with tk throw and our slow ability weaken mind then it's freestyle from there. I have been able to kill and class spec but its very very hard and u must control the fight.

warstory's Avatar

11.07.2012 , 11:50 AM | #7
Because of our cast times on most of our dmg abilities every fight is a long tactical one. Vengeance and assassin tanks are extremely hard to defeat. The first one you can not stop their opening with our bubble and the other has counters for all our abilities. They seriously need to up our dmg per cast

Ycoga's Avatar

11.07.2012 , 05:23 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by warstory View Post
Because of our cast times on most of our dmg abilities every fight is a long tactical one. Vengeance and assassin tanks are extremely hard to defeat. The first one you can not stop their opening with our bubble and the other has counters for all our abilities. They seriously need to up our dmg per cast
No, the class is capable of doing over 1800 DPS, its just not obvious how.
'Pre-2.0 PvP... The gear gap was too big and some players became non-contributors quickly because of the gear gap. It wasn’t fun for the majority of players' - Alex Modny

Striders's Avatar

11.11.2012 , 05:31 AM | #9
Here's the PVP Sage Spec I am currently using... it's a Hybrid so you can basically fit the role you need on your team.

If I concentrate on healing I have topped 600k healing and in some instances have topped 500k DPS. To give you a good idea of the norm I am typically at what I have below. My best Void Star was a 600k DPS, 300k Healing effort (these are only possible with other healers so you aren't dead a lot). The only downside to this spec is that a lot of opposing teams generally treat you like a healer even though aren't a full-fledged heal spec so against good teams you end up getting chased around and harassed a lot.

Void Star: 400k DPS, 200-250k Healing
Update: Just had a Void Star last night in this build with 535k Damage and 260k Healing
Civil War: 250k DPS, 150k Healing
Huttball: All over the place depending on how much running around I am doing
Novare Coast: Again all over the place based on what I am guarding but typically about 50/50 DPS/Healing
The Strider Legacy - <STOIC>
Vubo (SGE) | Explosivė (VAN) | Aelei (GRD) | Shrapnel (COM) | Rockėr (GUN) | Tijeras (SEN) | Dėuce (SCD)
Plaguė (MRD) | Torrėnt (MRC) | Scourgė (INQ) | Salandėr (AGT)

Darth_Dynas's Avatar

11.14.2012 , 05:09 PM | #10
i too really like the animations for the tk tree. It realy sucks that the skill tree is so bad though.

I keep playing around with trying to get my disturbance up - with no luck. Even if it does auto crit, even if you had surge up to 200% it's still not doing the damage that tk throw does (especially if you get the tick twice as fast with a hybryd build).

The most effective build shouldn't have to be a hybryd right? couldn't they just fix the damage for that highest level skill? Say take away the channel on it? It already has a cooldown that is fairly long to balance it out.

While what would happen if turbulance had less of a channel to boot? This is clealy not the DoT skill tree. So why not have make the ones we have hit a little harder? I love the balance skill tree too but love those animations for tk.