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Mortar Volley & AC


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DariusCalera
01.24.2013 , 10:20 PM | #11
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
If it's a level 5 ability it is more than likely Explosive Round. As others have said, in pvp, you will use it sparingly and this goes for both commandos and VGs since they both have it.

If you want to stay at range, then go commando, but be warned you will get killed, a lot, and probably get frustrated in PvP. VGs are melee and while they do have some ranged attacks, they don't have as many as the commando.

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Gyronamics
01.24.2013 , 11:30 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Skylarc View Post
Commando Assault Specialist gives added bonus to MV on burning targets which is every target. Very fun in WZ's.
No it doesn't.

Damage boosts on burning targets are for:

High impact bolt
Hammer Shot
Charged Bolts
Full Auto
Hail of Bolts <- is this the AOE you're thinking of?
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Talon_Starfire
01.25.2013 , 05:03 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Gyronamics View Post
No it doesn't.

Damage boosts on burning targets are for:

High impact bolt
Hammer Shot
Charged Bolts
Full Auto
Hail of Bolts <- is this the AOE you're thinking of?
It is a beige icon and I think it is the one in the progression video before the Trooper took an AC.
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Gyronamics
01.25.2013 , 05:21 AM | #14
What?

I'm replying to Skylarc who thinks that mortar volley gets a damage boost on burning targets if you're assault spec and no it does not.
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Talon_Starfire
01.25.2013 , 05:21 PM | #15
I'm level 7 now but the ability is the Rocket Launcher you get at L1.
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Talon_Starfire
01.25.2013 , 08:01 PM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Talon_Starfire View Post
I'm level 7 now but the ability is the Rocket Launcher you get at L1.
The ability is called Explosive Round.
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Joshthecook
01.26.2013 , 12:47 PM | #17
I never use Explosive Round and I have a Vanguard tank and Commando Healer. If you are looking at PvP, I would suggest Vanguard (lvling a second Vanguard right now just through PvP). It costs to much ammo, and while the damage is nice, it's not part of any rotation that I have seen or used past Taris. While it is true that Vanguards are considered a melee class, I don't really think they are true melee. Five to ten meters maybe where Jedi and Sith work, but we can still damage at range to great effect while we close the distance. The Vanguard's taunts, guard, pull, heavy armor and decent splash damage with sticky grenade and pulse cannon more than make up for a lack of a push back.

If you are looking at Commando I would suggest healer tree, as the cast times for a lot of the attacks in the other trees will get you killed a lot in PvP. Healing in PvP is tough but is more welcome in PvP than being chow for every other class save Merc's in PvP. When I was lvl'ing my healer Commando doing a lot of PvP I would consistently put up over 100k damage and heals in many WZ's.

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Talon_Starfire
01.26.2013 , 01:19 PM | #18
Thanks, I'll probably go Vanguard.
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rob_y
01.26.2013 , 02:37 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Joshthecook View Post
If you are looking at Commando I would suggest healer tree, as the cast times for a lot of the attacks in the other trees will get you killed a lot in PvP.
If you run Assault, you're perfectly fine only casting Full Auto once every 15 seconds and just using instant casts besides that (and obviously you can skip or cutoff Full Auto if you need to).
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Talon_Starfire
01.26.2013 , 05:28 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by rob_y View Post
If you run Assault, you're perfectly fine only casting Full Auto once every 15 seconds and just using instant casts besides that (and obviously you can skip or cutoff Full Auto if you need to).
Is that Commando or Vanguard because that's the shared tree?
Thanks
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