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[Guide] The Sith Assassin's Codex

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[Guide] The Sith Assassin's Codex

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TheOpf
03.30.2012 , 10:59 AM | #201
Quote: Originally Posted by Ushela View Post
Ive never seen a post backed up by numbers in a simulcraft chart that shows discharge used on CD doing less dps than not using it on CD....could you link that info please?
Edit: I researched and looked everywhere I could, and there is only one guide for Deception Assassins out there with absolutely no one doing viable testing on it. In fact the one guide that's out there is one that is filled with old builds and outdated information. I would think there needs to be some more research done into it.

In fact, in the one guide he states it takes him 2 cycles to get to 5 charges. All I can say is that is one awfully long rotation he is using. I can get to 3 static charges in one rotation. So waiting for 5 on a completely static non-moving boss is easily doable and I will do some testing to see how it affects my dps to wait or to use it on every CD.

I can guarantee you though that holding onto a full static charge is a dps loss.
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TaramCaldar
04.07.2012 , 01:43 PM | #202
Honestly the guide here is more than sufficient. Also it's a misconception to think in terms of 'rotation' in SWTOR. Yes you sort of have one but it's more of a priority list (as astral mentions frequently in the guide here) rather than a strict 'rotation'. Yes, you will, sort of, rotate through key abilities but you'll be bouncing around alot within them to maximize your effectiveness.

The key to playing any class that bases off procs/triggers is to hit that trigger as often as it's available so that you can use the upgraded ability that triggers off it more often. There's only 4-5 attacks worth doing in any priority list (unless you're going madness) so it's not super hard to keep track of or manage.


Quote: Originally Posted by TheOpf View Post
Edit: I researched and looked everywhere I could, and there is only one guide for Deception Assassins out there with absolutely no one doing viable testing on it. In fact the one guide that's out there is one that is filled with old builds and outdated information. I would think there needs to be some more research done into it.

In fact, in the one guide he states it takes him 2 cycles to get to 5 charges. All I can say is that is one awfully long rotation he is using. I can get to 3 static charges in one rotation. So waiting for 5 on a completely static non-moving boss is easily doable and I will do some testing to see how it affects my dps to wait or to use it on every CD.

I can guarantee you though that holding onto a full static charge is a dps loss.

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EntropyJim
04.11.2012 , 03:36 AM | #203
Can't believe I haven't found this guide before now. Levelled as Madness assassin, been PVPing as darkness but not enjoying it so going back to madness PVP build.

Excellent guide, thanks!

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Rayneia
04.12.2012 , 03:26 AM | #204
@ AstralFire,

This is a great guide on the Assassin! Thanks for posting this here and for all your research.

I started leveling a sin when the game first game out but got quickly bored with the story and lack of interesting companions. Not the best reason to stop playing the class but alas, that's the truth. After getting my Juggernaut to 50 w/ mostly Champion gear, I again was somewhat bored with the fact that the class is so dependent upon smash and w/o a self-healing ability, it has it's limitations in PvP.

After reading through this guide, I've decided to go back and recreate my original sin (yeah... only lvl 9 atm) as even at lower levels in PvP, they have such an impressive survivability.

Just wondering though, how well do you find the madness Sin does against the "warrior" classes? Also, as someone who has a lvl 34 IA, do you find the Sin to be effective against Smugglers/IAs?

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Nakopitel
04.25.2012 , 01:36 AM | #205
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Entropicus
05.03.2012 , 08:51 PM | #206
So what is the ideal pvp opening rotation? Granted I'm only level 32 ATM.

Just gettin assassinate I haven't had a chance to mess with it yet. I normally open with maul, discharge recklessness shock, then try for another maul. Guess it would be better to use thrash to setup for the next shock?
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Zandian
05.03.2012 , 09:08 PM | #207
This is a good all around post. I appreciate the OP
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Phake_
05.11.2012 , 11:24 AM | #208
I have been between the build 31/0/10 and then the deception PVP prior to 1.2. I remember the huge increase in survive-ability I gained when I did this. I used to refer to myself as the glass cannon. Now that I have ranked up to BM gear would you guys recommend switching back to deception for PVP? I leveled a sentinel and I enjoyed the action it provided in melee combat to where right now i feel like i cast 3 spells the entire time. I think deception would provide more excitement but I don't want to get destroyed all the time like I used to. I guess what is the most popular PVP spec's right now?

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05.16.2012 , 05:52 PM | #209
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Entropicus
05.17.2012 , 09:07 AM | #210
So I know tank spec with dps gear is the hot thing, does it work as well with tank gear in a dps spec?
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