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Is Assault Cannon Needed?


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formosus
04.16.2013 , 06:36 PM | #1
Quick question. Am leveling a commando wondering if an assault cannon is needed or if i can just use a blaster rifle

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Anysao
04.16.2013 , 06:39 PM | #2
Depends on the spec. If you're healing, you don't need to worry about the weapon, rifle is fine. If you're gunnery, you'll have a hard time without the cannon. If you're assault spec, then you can probably make off with just a rifle. You won't be able to use charged bolt, but that's fairly useless anyways.
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formosus
04.16.2013 , 06:46 PM | #3
Thanks for the quick response

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oaceen
04.16.2013 , 08:25 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Anysao View Post
You won't be able to use charged bolt, but that's fairly useless anyways.
is it opposite day again?

charged bolts is to assault as grav round is to gunnery

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GeckoOBac
04.16.2013 , 09:19 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by oaceen View Post
is it opposite day again?

charged bolts is to assault as grav round is to gunnery
Not so strictly but yeah.

Also, rifle has lower damage. Yes you can use it but in the end you'll be gimping yourself.
It doesn't matter for healing as the difference is only in weapon damage (which combat medic doesn't use ofc).
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Ycoga
04.18.2013 , 06:55 AM | #6
Can a commando use a pistol?
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TUXs
04.18.2013 , 08:40 AM | #7
Don't be stupid OP. Roll a Vanguard if you want to use a rifle. Commandos USE Assault Cannons.
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Bleeters
04.18.2013 , 11:00 AM | #8
I leveled just fine with a rifle as Gunnery. The difference is negligible enough to be irrelevant in most circumstances.

Quote: Originally Posted by Ycoga View Post
Can a commando use a pistol?
No.

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Stebbinn
04.18.2013 , 05:32 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Ycoga View Post
Can a commando use a pistol?
No, but in conversations you use a pistol when killing something but only in conversations.

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Skylarc
04.18.2013 , 07:55 PM | #10
I'm starting to think that all these posts are just an elaborate troll meant to eat away at my reason and sanity.

Yes. You can level without an assault cannon. Do I recommend it? No. You lose a couple good abilities and why sell yourself short for no reason?

I never would.
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