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Question about swapping specs

RackorThreeK's Avatar

12.21.2011 , 07:28 AM | #1

Im sure this has been asked before but i have not been able to find previous threads.

Anyway I am currently playing a Arsenal Mercenary and i am wondering how much my gear would differ if i wanted to swap to Bodyguard, is it true that i can just use my dps gear and effectively heal?


ZaOniTenshu's Avatar

12.21.2011 , 07:32 AM | #2
Depends on level
Cableguy: Merc. Bounty Hunter[Mind Trick Server]

RackorThreeK's Avatar

12.21.2011 , 07:46 AM | #3
From what level would it change and what would a bodyguard go after compared to an arsenal?

ZaOniTenshu's Avatar

12.21.2011 , 08:03 AM | #4
I do DPS as arsenal and it all matters when your secondary stats come into effect. aka accuracy, power, crit, surge, etc.

I havent healed yet or really reached a level to understand which secondary stat is better for healing as opposed to DPS but I would imagine it would be crit and accuracy(for rapid shots anyways) other than that anything that uses tech power. Dont quote me on this but his link may or may not be useful.
Cableguy: Merc. Bounty Hunter[Mind Trick Server]

Renek's Avatar

12.21.2011 , 08:30 AM | #5
Aim is our primary stat. Doesn't matter if you are healing or DPSing, Aim trumps all. At max level I am sure we will encounter soft/hard caps and not want more Aim after a certain point, but for now it's all about the Aim. Unless they start itemizing gear as +heal or +damage there shouldn't be any difference.

Jokael's Avatar

12.21.2011 , 11:11 AM | #6
like he said. Aim is primary. I have also been specing into Crit, and at 30 I beginning to start looking to add surge to increase the amount my crits hit for.

Alacrity is pretty decent for healing, but outside of healing it is worthless.