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Jet Speed- bad skill, or worst skill?

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Jet Speed- bad skill, or worst skill?

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Guurzak
12.20.2011 , 03:58 PM | #1
I just jet charged into the pack of nasties. Is there any useful reason why I need a speed boost for the next 4 seconds?

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badalchemist
12.20.2011 , 04:02 PM | #2
For PvE, probably not. For PvP, it's probably pretty handy in Huttball if you're carrying and you use Jet Charge to jump levels.

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Dademoor
12.20.2011 , 05:32 PM | #3
The only really decent use I have found for it is to quicky get to a ranged enemy, here is the senario that comes to mind.

1. Death From Above on the most clustered group of mobs.
2. Jet Charge into them.
3. Flame Sweep to secure initial aggro.
4. Jet Speed over to the lone ranged mob outside of the cluster
4a. Rocket Punch the lone ranged mob
4b. Rail Shot the lone ranged mob
5. Grapple any stragglers from the origional group that may have gotten loose

9 times out of 10 it's going to be pretty useless in PvE tho, as proper use of CC and grapple should be able to handle any need for this skill.

I believe this should be marked up as a PvP tool with some PvE uses, but somewhat situational.


Edit: Added steps 4a and 4b for good measure
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Morzak
12.21.2011 , 04:58 AM | #4
In PVP the increased movement speed is great to get to another target or in huttball to advance the ball quickly or to cap points. If you plan on doing mostly PVE i wouldn't put points in it.

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borkbork
12.21.2011 , 09:32 AM | #5
Mobility is king for PvP

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EzFlyer
12.21.2011 , 02:28 PM | #6
its uses for being an offtank are probably limited in pve. seems more suited towards pvp.

for pve tanking, i haven't chosen that talent, nor will i.

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Bunny_Bait
12.21.2011 , 09:43 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Dademoor View Post
The only really decent use I have found for it is to quicky get to a ranged enemy, here is the senario that comes to mind.

1. Death From Above on the most clustered group of mobs.
2. Jet Charge into them.
3. Flame Sweep to secure initial aggro.
4. Jet Speed over to the lone ranged mob outside of the cluster
4a. Rocket Punch the lone ranged mob
4b. Rail Shot the lone ranged mob
5. Grapple any stragglers from the origional group that may have gotten loose
Or :

1. Death From Above on the most clustered group of mobs.
2. Jet Charge into them.
3. Flame Sweep to secure initial aggro.
4. Grapple over to the lone ranged mob outside of the cluster

Why would you run to a lone mob when you can grapple him to the have a pack at your Flame Thrower mercy ?

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aRtFuL
12.22.2011 , 06:32 PM | #8
If you pvp a lot, you'll know that mobility is king.

Running circles at high speed around your opponents while they are trying to get a lock on you seriously messes up their action queues, because you create wrong facing for them and they can't launch their abilities.

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dargor-
12.22.2011 , 06:35 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by aRtFuL View Post
If you pvp a lot, you'll know that mobility is king.

Running circles at high speed around your opponents while they are trying to get a lock on you seriously messes up their action queues, because you create wrong facing for them and they can't launch their abilities.
Not only that, it gives you that edge to catch that pesky ranged running away
Quote: Originally Posted by Creslan
And PVP hardcores are second class citizens. You're like the guest that won't leave and can't take a hint your not wanted so you just hang around making it miserable for everyone else at the party.
Indeed.

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Trungalung
12.22.2011 , 07:24 PM | #10
Also good for kiting, charge and root them then use jet speed to run away. Most don't expect this.