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Sorc as bad as they say? better go assassin?

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Sorc as bad as they say? better go assassin?

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OrzusPL
01.16.2013 , 01:21 PM | #1
Hello.
I see only the old posts about sorc and still see only the "bad bad bad ...", "remove the character better" ... etc
I wanted to ask you what it looks like at this point in 1.6?
I do not want to be a healer. I know that, if it is to be dps so it is paper and the tank comes up to me - I'm dying.
So it is better to play a assassin? Is a sorc dps can expect an interesting game in pvp?

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Xeraz
01.16.2013 , 03:42 PM | #2
DPS sorc isn't as strong as some of the other classes. They do do good damage with Madness (dots but no real burst pressure) or they can have decent utility with lightning (root on knockback and bubble stun) but they mostly shine as healers. In a game with such a quick TTK (time to kill) it's frustrating at times to be a healer. Especially an undergeared one.

I believe that Healing Sorcs are "Tier 1" at the moment, Dps Sorcs are not. Play what you want though since I feel balancing changes are going to be coming with the new xpac and nobody can predict those.
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OrzusPL
01.16.2013 , 06:28 PM | #3
what about pve? lightning for pve?

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SoonerJBD
01.16.2013 , 11:53 PM | #4
Don't let people scare you away from playing a class because of complaints. I've cleared every raid in hard mode with both my DPS Sorc and Sage. I spec Madness. It is more mobile than Lightning and it is also viable in unranked warzones. I do really well in warzones as well. You will get killed no matter what class you play until you get some decent gear for PvP.

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Fadomas
01.17.2013 , 03:07 AM | #5
Leveling a Madness Sorcerer at the moment, level 25. Never played end game or pvp with him. My main is a Sentinel and I have a Vanguard 50 as well.
I have to say that Sorcerer leveling till now has been very fun for me! I really enjoy the class.
Not sure if it is because i am more experienced or not, but I level up much easier and smooth than what I did with my Sentinel. Edit: at least until now...

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Zsavooz
01.17.2013 , 10:25 AM | #6
Interesting. I soloed my Sorc/Healer through the game without help including the final boss. I found it easier than my Sentinel which is still level 43.

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Xeraz
01.17.2013 , 01:47 PM | #7
A classes ability to level does not make it more or less viable end game. I've solo'ed a couple flashpoints at proper level with a Sorc simply due to my tank companion and my ability to heal.

Regardless, as pointed out ANY class can do alright in this game. I assumed you were asking from a min-max perspective. In which case, dps sorcs are not optimal. (on that note I do play a dps sorc for unranked warzones and I have plenty of fun doing it)
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Akiviri
01.17.2013 , 01:49 PM | #8
I'm not having any trouble with my Sorc either - he's 47 ATM and looking at the final class quest. I think I'll get one more level before I tackle that, as experience has shown that the class quests are a bit harder than the normal ones.

FWIW - I stay under leveled by 3-4 levels - except for class quests, there I go to 2 levels. Anything less is just too easy. I don't PvP so I can't comment on that.

As for spec, I guess you'd call him a hybrid with more points in the Madness tree so far. I'll rework it when I have all my points, but this is working really well so far for me.

Edit - I'll also chime in with the "play what you want to play" comments here. It's your game, your character, and your money (if you sub) so play what you like.

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Hairyzac
01.17.2013 , 03:04 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by OrzusPL View Post
Hello.
I see only the old posts about sorc and still see only the "bad bad bad ...", "remove the character better" ... etc
I wanted to ask you what it looks like at this point in 1.6?
I do not want to be a healer. I know that, if it is to be dps so it is paper and the tank comes up to me - I'm dying.
So it is better to play a assassin? Is a sorc dps can expect an interesting game in pvp?
You want to roll assassin. Trust me.

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fungihoujo
01.17.2013 , 03:18 PM | #10
Don't mistake ease of levelling to mean anything when it comes to endgame.

For pvp- you are one of the poorest DPS classes for multiple reasons- if you're a good player, you'll still be able to beat others, but it'll be harder, and you'll go down much faster under fire due to poor mitigation.

For operations- you should be fine. Sorcs are still lower even there- they generally do 10% less than other classes- but it's not so big a deal for pve. Healing on the other hand is fine- you aren't being interrupted in an operation, and sorcs have easy to maintain healing when you aren't worried about dying.

If you want to be a pvp dps that can kill people 1v1 though- ya, better to go assassin.