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Powertech PvP Spec

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Powertech PvP Spec

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Convertible
12.17.2012 , 08:38 PM | #1
Dear Players,

First of all, let me apologize, but I can't find any up-to-date information regarding Powertech PvP Specs for the life of me. With the lowering interest of the game, a lot of sites I used to browse (http://mmo-mechanics.com/, http://www.forcejunkies.com/, etc.) are already obsolete. Neither did I find useful information here on the forums.

Right, first things first: I'm playing a Pyrotech PT since some time. I roll with the spec 8/8/25 (http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#301hMhZMsMZfhMbdGhM.2). This spec I'm using for PvE, and I used the same for PvP as well. I guess I don't have to tell You how squishy I am, albeit being almost full WH geared. DPS output and burst is quite nice, but survivability is a huge issue. I'm doing also quite well 1v1, except if I duel against a Sentinel/Marauder. If I'm checking both DD talent trees, I'm seeing that Advanced Prototype should be less squishier, thanks to a few defensive talents. So I'm thinking to roll on one of the following specs:

http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#301hMhZMsRMRrfkbsZb.2

My biggest issue with this spec is having Rectractable Blade, I'm not a big fan of that ability, because I think it's a waste of a GCD where I could use a harder hitting ability instead. So I was experimenting a bit with above talent and got following:

http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#301hMhZrsrrMrbzbsZb.2

Or should I just scrap that idea, because I won't be able to use Rail Shot that often, and have to rely on other people's DOTs on the target?

Any thoughts on this are appreciated.
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Aaoogaa
12.17.2012 , 09:10 PM | #2
31 point pyro take whatever else buffs hib/crit/elemental damage...own. Highest potential 3 second burst class in the game.
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Convertible
12.17.2012 , 10:15 PM | #3
So stick to Pyro, You say? I can talk only about PvE experience, but getting 31 points makes no sense on Pyrotech tree, because Thermal Detonator is just not worth it. Is this different in PvP?
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TheJackalistaken
12.17.2012 , 10:37 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Convertible View Post
So stick to Pyro, You say? I can talk only about PvE experience, but getting 31 points makes no sense on Pyrotech tree, because Thermal Detonator is just not worth it. Is this different in PvP?
Yes, in PvP burst is king and 31 pt Pyro has much better burst than 8/8/25. You'll get higher numbers w/o TD, but as I stated before PvP is all about burst, and 31 pt Pyro has the best burst in the game.
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Yeochins
12.17.2012 , 11:24 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Convertible View Post
So stick to Pyro, You say? I can talk only about PvE experience, but getting 31 points makes no sense on Pyrotech tree, because Thermal Detonator is just not worth it. Is this different in PvP?
Forget everything you learned from PvE about Powertech damage, rotations and skill priority. There are very few transferable skills going from PvE to PvP. Once you relearn your class you will then be able to take all your PvP knowledge and dominate PvE.

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Artemys
12.17.2012 , 11:30 PM | #6
PvE you can stand still and dodge a few things, and go through your rotation peacefully maintaining DPS without overheating.

PvP you need to improvise a lot of the time and want to kill things as fast as possible, even at the risk of overheating in some scenarios. I'd say if you're playing Pyro, go the full 31. Sticky > TD > Rail Shot = Boom
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Convertible
12.20.2012 , 05:10 PM | #7
Thanks for the answers guys! One more thing: what stats should I aim for? I see a lot of people using PvE armoring for PvE setbonus, or higher main stats. What is it worth getting? 2 pieces of PvP and PvE gear each? Or PvP gear with 4/5 Campaign armorings?
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Convertible
12.23.2012 , 09:16 AM | #8
Bump for clarification.
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KettleBelll
12.23.2012 , 09:40 AM | #9
A little known fact of Retractable Blade is that every dot tick from it has the chance to proc Charged Gauntlets (the auto crit on Railshot).

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TonyDragonflame
12.23.2012 , 09:53 AM | #10
I personally prefer 8/5/28