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Talon_Starfire
01.20.2013 , 09:59 AM | #1
What is the Agents best AoE please?
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tatatan
01.20.2013 , 10:15 AM | #2
1. Orbital strike
2. Carbine burst (works amazingly good for clearing trash mobs)
3. Frag grenade
4. Corrosive grenade (only available to Lethality)

Orbital strike is by far most heavy hitting, but have long cast and long cooldown, so it is situational.

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Talon_Starfire
01.20.2013 , 10:20 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by tatatan View Post
1. Orbital strike
2. Carbine burst (works amazingly good for clearing trash mobs)
3. Frag grenade
4. Corrosive grenade (only available to Lethality)

Orbital strike is by far most heavy hitting, but have long cast and long cooldown, so it is situational.
Is Orbital Strike as good as the Bounty Hunters Death From Above?
Thanks
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CaptainApop
01.20.2013 , 10:36 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Talon_Starfire View Post
Is Orbital Strike as good as the Bounty Hunters Death From Above?
Thanks
Requires more setup and time, does more damage.
It's of different utility, you can deny an area longer with it. You can use it defensively. you can burst more with it since you can still attack while it's hitting. Larger AoE too. It's not instant however. You won't be saving the node with it at the last second and you won't catch fleeing enemies in it.
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bbare
01.20.2013 , 12:17 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Talon_Starfire View Post
Is Orbital Strike as good as the Bounty Hunters Death From Above?
Thanks
It is significantly better. My sniper with about 1550 cunning can do up to 13k damage with 4 ticks (2 piece BM set with pve mods) of orbital. My powertech in full black hole/campaign, dread guard can only do upwards of 7k. Orbital is the hardest hitting ability in the game, and it should be used in the single-target rotation of any agent. Think of it as an extremely powerful DoT. You can't really say that about DFA for Bounty Hunters.
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chuixupu
01.20.2013 , 01:50 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by tatatan View Post
1. Orbital strike
2. Carbine burst (works amazingly good for clearing trash mobs)
3. Frag grenade
4. Corrosive grenade (only available to Lethality)

Orbital strike is by far most heavy hitting, but have long cast and long cooldown, so it is situational.
Just want to note that Carbine Burst is Operative only, Snipers instead have Suppressive Fire, which is a bit like Merc's Sweeping Blasters, except it hits less targets but does higher damage.

Engineer snipers also have Plasma Probe.
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tatatan
01.21.2013 , 06:53 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by chuixupu View Post
Just want to note that Carbine Burst is Operative only, Snipers instead have Suppressive Fire, which is a bit like Merc's Sweeping Blasters, except it hits less targets but does higher damage.

Engineer snipers also have Plasma Probe.
Thanks for reminder. Somehow, i assumed it was question regarding Operatives, not Snipers, but Agent is, well, Agent :-)

And orbital strike and deat from above is really hard to compare. O. str. is available at level 48, while DfA is available right from start for B. Hunters.