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Merc & Op. Which is better for Heals / DPS ?

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Merc & Op. Which is better for Heals / DPS ?

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Kourage
10.21.2012 , 08:54 AM | #1
I have 2 level 50's on Canderous Ordo, An Arsenal Mercenary & a Concealment Operative.
Both are DPS I'm thinking of switching 1 of them to healing.

Which is better for healing and which is better for DPS
My thoughts are to keep the Mercenary DPS, because it's ranged and probably better suited for it.



Or heck, I might even spec 1 for PvP.
Looking for a good woman. Able to clean, cook, sew, catch bait, and clean fish. Must have boat and motor.
((Please send picture of boat and motor))

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Pplwithnolives
10.21.2012 , 09:02 AM | #2
OP heals=best heals not the AoE heals tho
Merc DPS and OP DPS=garbage DPS
Make a sorc madness hybrid if you want good DPS or for Melee PT or Marauder.
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MustangKing
10.21.2012 , 09:15 AM | #3
well if its pvp just put the merc away op has pretty good healing...if you want pve dps i assure you arsenal merc is not garbage i have a gunnery commando which is the mirror to the merc and i just parsed yesterday was at 1890 before the dip in mox took it 1854 so i assure you arsenal merc is good for pve garbage for pvp op dps garbage for pve awesome for pvp

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Technohic
10.22.2012 , 07:23 AM | #4
Arsenal merc for PvE
Healing OP for PvP. (best heal classs IMO for PvP)

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TyrellJonez
10.22.2012 , 09:37 AM | #5
Yeah arsenal merc for pve is pretty on point. Bodyguard(healing) if you wanna pvp.

OPs healers done right are downright hard to kill. nearly impossible to solo kill.
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xxIncubixx
10.22.2012 , 10:06 AM | #6
merc/commando is decent for pve, total garbage for PvP

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Kourage
10.22.2012 , 07:03 PM | #7
I'll probably keep my Merc DPS, and see about healing in PvP as an Op. Maybe heal in PvP as well.
Looking for a good woman. Able to clean, cook, sew, catch bait, and clean fish. Must have boat and motor.
((Please send picture of boat and motor))

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oakamp
10.22.2012 , 08:12 PM | #8
best healer in endgame is sorc,
there is no best dps,
depends on boss's skill,
ex:
hm tfb boss1 : aoe dps win(merc,sorc)
boss2: mobile dps win(pt,vanguard)
boss3: burst dps win
and so on.....
English is not my first language, still working on it.

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Kourage
10.23.2012 , 04:35 PM | #9
The question was, of the 2, which is better at each....
Looking for a good woman. Able to clean, cook, sew, catch bait, and clean fish. Must have boat and motor.
((Please send picture of boat and motor))

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chuixupu
10.24.2012 , 06:40 PM | #10
Having played both classes, I prefer to heal on the Operative. I have never tried dps as a Merc, but they've certainly got some advantages over operative dps which generally ties you to being behind the boss in melee range. Yeah, lethality spec has a bit more mobility and I know some people can can do really good dps as an operative (people who are saying garbage dps probably haven't really played with decent players), but you'll probably get a better response to pug invites as a Merc.
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