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Mortar Volley & AC


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Talon_Starfire
01.24.2013 , 12:51 PM | #1
Hi,
I find myself using Mortar Volley a lot and would like to do both PvP & PvE so what AC would be best for me I planned to go Vanguard but if Commando is better I'd probably be willing?
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rob_y
01.24.2013 , 12:59 PM | #2
While I wouldn't advise picking an AC based solely on liking one ability that's only available once a minute and is available to both ACs anyway, if I had to pick for you, I'd say Commando. Vanguards will be too close / getting hit too often to use mortar volley comfortably.
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Talon_Starfire
01.24.2013 , 01:26 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by rob_y View Post
While I wouldn't advise picking an AC based solely on liking one ability that's only available once a minute and is available to both ACs anyway, if I had to pick for you, I'd say Commando. Vanguards will be too close / getting hit too often to use mortar volley comfortably.
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Gyronamics
01.24.2013 , 01:33 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by rob_y View Post
While I wouldn't advise picking an AC based solely on liking one ability that's only available once a minute and is available to both ACs anyway, if I had to pick for you, I'd say Commando. Vanguards will be too close / getting hit too often to use mortar volley comfortably.
MV is a ***** to place close to yourself due to a 5m minimum range which incidentally makes it lousy if mobs are 360 degrees around you. Generally you don't use it while melee fighting as a vanguard.

Commandos are typically standing off from a fight so placing a MV reticule is no issue at any point.

The best MV launcher is Commando Gunnery due to 35% armour penetration (not 35% more damage by the way).

That by itself is a lousy reason to take the class and you should consider your quality of life between the times when you can use MV.
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Talon_Starfire
01.24.2013 , 01:44 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Gyronamics View Post
MV is a ***** to place close to yourself due to a 5m minimum range which incidentally makes it lousy if mobs are 360 degrees around you. Generally you don't use it while melee fighting as a vanguard.

Commandos are typically standing off from a fight so placing a MV reticule is no issue at any point.

The best MV launcher is Commando Gunnery due to 35% armour penetration (not 35% more damage by the way).

That by itself is a lousy reason to take the class and you should consider your quality of life between the times when you can use MV.
Yes I realize i should not base it on one ability but I think it's typical of my Playstyle so I probably should go Commando.
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Skylarc
01.24.2013 , 04:34 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Gyronamics View Post
MV is a ***** to place close to yourself due to a 5m minimum range which incidentally makes it lousy if mobs are 360 degrees around you. Generally you don't use it while melee fighting as a vanguard.

Commandos are typically standing off from a fight so placing a MV reticule is no issue at any point.

The best MV launcher is Commando Gunnery due to 35% armour penetration (not 35% more damage by the way).

That by itself is a lousy reason to take the class and you should consider your quality of life between the times when you can use MV.
Commando Assault Specialist gives added bonus to MV on burning targets which is every target. Very fun in WZ's.
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Talon_Starfire
01.24.2013 , 04:51 PM | #7
It might not be Mortar Volley it's like a rocket launcher built into my gun I'm only level 5.
Will I regret Commando if I take it with the intent to play PvP instead of taking Vanguard?
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rob_y
01.24.2013 , 05:17 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Talon_Starfire View Post
It might not be Mortar Volley it's like a rocket launcher built into my gun I'm only level 5.
Will I regret Commando if I take it with the intent to play PvP instead of taking Vanguard?
Do you mean Explosive Round? If so, you'll never use it in PvP except to interrupt someone capping a node. It takes way too much ammo to use and it doesn't knock down players like it does to trash mobs.
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Talon_Starfire
01.24.2013 , 05:27 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by rob_y View Post
Do you mean Explosive Round? If so, you'll never use it in PvP except to interrupt someone capping a node. It takes way too much ammo to use and it doesn't knock down players like it does to trash mobs.
I'm not saying I'm as good a player as him but I saw Taugrim do it in his Iron Fist video it was in huttball is it good for that and should I be a Vanguard or Commando if my style is to use powers like that?
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rob_y
01.24.2013 , 09:51 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Talon_Starfire View Post
I'm not saying I'm as good a player as him but I saw Taugrim do it in his Iron Fist video it was in huttball is it good for that and should I be a Vanguard or Commando if my style is to use powers like that?
Thanks
I'm still not sure which ability you're even talking about - Explosive Round or Mortar Volley or something else? Maybe Incendiary Round?
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