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Sorcs in Pvp these days

MidichIorian's Avatar

10.28.2012 , 08:47 PM | #11
I had to look at your post date because I expected the OP to be posted somewhere in January. You must have very low standards if you think sorc is in a good place. Nothing BW has done about sorc since release has been good. The worst part about it is that there are so many ways of improving the class but instead of just buffing an existing ability, like the bubble, they're adding a new ability, the new heal. Like, why? They do the same thing, keep the HP up, but I guess they felt the need to add yet a new button to the ability bar.

I bet that when they finally realize that sorcs have the worst burst in the game they're not just going to buff shock or DF. No, they'll take 6 months to work on a new ability instead. Because you know, why make it easy for yourself?

Remorce's Avatar

10.28.2012 , 10:15 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Chemic_al View Post
Madness dps got nothing. Lightning is still too easy to shut down.

I don't want to play a lightning/heal hybrid just to be competitive. We still have no proper defensive CD, although granted the self-heal is nice, but it's still not an "oh ****!" button cf dps like Marauders with Cloak of Pain, Sabre Ward, Undying Rage and Force Camo. We don't have shroud like our Sin cousins.

For PvP burst is king, and sorc DPS just doesn't have it. We have no execute move. Our dots are weak, again cf an anni mara where dots auto-crit or a pyro tech CGC dot which tick harder when target is under 30%.

All in all, the pure sorc dps specs are not really viable and no rated will take a sorc dps over a marauder, powertech or sniper.

We maybe slightly above mercs for PvP, but make no mistake Bioware have done nothing to address the real issues that concern sorcs in PvP and we are still way below other dps classes. You can see Bioware have no clue because they went and buffed a class that didn't need it like Warrior Rage spec. It needed to be made instant, that's it. Now it's just lolsmash spec for n00bs and sorc still remains a class with an unfeasibly high skill threshold to survive for the pitiful damage we do. If we are to be a glass cannon, at least give us a cannon.
It pains me to constantly see these posts for 6 months as someone has already mentioned. Pre 1.2 i was worried that sorcs would become like that of opreratives as far as nerfs.
I took a break over the summer and come back and have been playing for 3 weeks now (I still have my champ gear and have been working on BM) and without a doubt i am getting facerolled by every class i come in contact with. There is no way i can stand a chance against WH's who can hit me for 5k and 8k crits. I'm a mobile free target for all in my cross server.

Vladnar's Avatar

10.29.2012 , 01:23 AM | #13
No not too low a standerds at all i wouldn't say, only those slam slam guys are regularly better than me in 1 vs 1 in fact im happy to take on all comers in 1 vs 1 but 2 on me and i seem to get stung pretty quick. I usually manage to stick around long enough and usually finish such an encounter with still half my health.

Comparing pvp depends upon so many factors its hard to judge i guess but i would certainly say ive found my sorcs to me middle of the road at least unless 220k Damage, 120k Healing and a kills of 30 deaths to 4 times taken down just really isn't certainly not an overly talented pvp player and i only pug but im happy with what im seeing is all im saying guys.

A bit more punch wouldnt' go a miss but i don't want to pvp with only sorcs again that was terrible.

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Vladnar's Avatar

10.29.2012 , 07:24 AM | #14
These are taken from a winning warzone btw but see what i mean...


Kills 32 Deaths 6


Was 4th highest for damage and had a healer on about 300k but noone else over 100k.

Not awful but not BAM BAM but i think they're fun to play with a number of facets to them. As i said i like em and im not in rated and i pug and im winning just about more than im losing....and having enormous fun into the bargain
Can it really be all bad......nah.
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DroidDreamer's Avatar

10.29.2012 , 12:32 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Hairyzac View Post
Everything feels right except we need some type of regen. Tapping for force and sac'ing a ton of hp in relation is a terrible mechanic. Also could use a defensive cool down but I'd take just the regen. Maybe have our channeled heal return force or something IDK. Or buff the Force Bending bonuses.
Yeah, I agree. I'm hybrid heals (not 31 point heals) so I don't have all of the regen tools but even if I did I need every bit of health to survive so I am not inclined to use them. Also, I suspect that our Static Barrier bubbles and heal over time spells contribute to being stuck in combat and thus being unable to exit combat to regen force.
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Hairyzac's Avatar

10.30.2012 , 08:23 AM | #16
That is another very good point. It is very hard to get out of combat. Usually the only time you can do this is when all enemy players are dead in your area.

Deaths_Jester's Avatar

11.06.2012 , 11:43 AM | #17
I think that ounce you get to full WH you will see a difference in your survivability.....what most sorcs dont do so they get trashed is to get your shield up as much as possible during a battle and to heal when you can.....Another thing i noticed in WZ's is that people arent getting those dots down in succession with the Death Field, which causes there dmg to suffer significantly

MidichIorian's Avatar

11.06.2012 , 01:55 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Deaths_Jester View Post
I think that ounce you get to full WH you will see a difference in your survivability
That's more of an awareness thing. In more or less every pug game I'm in I'm the last man standing on my team, in the zerg, despite not using expertise. I would have been banned if I had expressed my feelings over this in chat every time. Like, how is the sage/sorc surviving but not the sentiels/mara? Just how bad are they? I'm even giving them bubble stuns and the occassional offheal.
That's one of the reasons to why I'm only PvP'ing two warzones per week nowdays, I can't deal with the low quality.
Since I'm venting, what's wrong with the people who think that they can go from being owned to taking all three objectives? I backfill, we turn things around......just to have team mates go for third and lose two objectives in the process. WHY? How stupid are they? And to think that some of them are voting today.

chaosmadness's Avatar

11.09.2012 , 08:02 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Deaths_Jester View Post
I think that ounce you get to full WH you will see a difference in your survivability...
Like the others classes..

Jabodl's Avatar

11.10.2012 , 05:36 PM | #20
Just a thought here I am madness speced. I think my dmg is ok but like someone else said in PvP it's all about the burst. If all my dots were direct dmg instead of dots I think we would feel more like the glass cannon.

Just my 2 cents...