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How are you doing vs close combat ?

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How are you doing vs close combat ?

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Dvius
12.25.2011 , 11:34 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by iWopo View Post
As Arsenal i'm struggling quite a bit vs melee in 1v1 situations. They seem to have more gap closers than I have gap openers. But once a melee is in your face and all for knockback/stuns are on CD, its game. Since majority of Arsenal abilities require a cast time, melee can just run circles around you.
And tracer autofaces while casting. Someone can circle all day and they'll still get hit for 2k+ a pop. I think some are used to having to turn manually in other games and if you do, you'll lose your focus and be unable to cast forcing you to turn. Just keep casting and you'll be ok. mix in a rocket punch or jet boost if you need space. The only class that gives me a headache is scoundrel/operatives. The rest are no different to me.

*EDIT*

Make sure you have your queue setup to 0.5 or greater. The autoqueue allows the autofacing since it casts the next automatically as long as you're tapping the button. If you turn down the timer, you'll have to reposition and I can see a lot having issues with melee then.

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iWopo
12.25.2011 , 09:43 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Dvius View Post
And tracer autofaces while casting. Someone can circle all day and they'll still get hit for 2k+ a pop. I think some are used to having to turn manually in other games and if you do, you'll lose your focus and be unable to cast forcing you to turn. Just keep casting and you'll be ok. mix in a rocket punch or jet boost if you need space. The only class that gives me a headache is scoundrel/operatives. The rest are no different to me.

*EDIT*

Make sure you have your queue setup to 0.5 or greater. The autoqueue allows the autofacing since it casts the next automatically as long as you're tapping the button. If you turn down the timer, you'll have to reposition and I can see a lot having issues with melee then.
I appreciate the advice, but I didn't literally mean "run circles around you". It was a figure of speech. Didn't mean to confuse anyone here...
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saido
12.26.2011 , 10:56 AM | #13
I'm not pwning in melee range - hybrid spec arsenal / bodyguard. But I'm also not unhappy -- most compact melee is in hutball. The Jetpack AOE Knockback is nice. Stun and Flame also works nicely for me (and in PVE also). The thing I like about the BH is the versatility in any situation I have a satisfactory range of choices. A PT would have been interesting for the CQC.
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CubicKitty
12.26.2011 , 11:01 AM | #14
Sith Inquisitor and Consular ~_~ their stuns are annoying! I use my skill to let me out but its just constant so gotta work on that. But other than that Knights and Warriors lick my blaster :P

The knock backs and the jet punch are amazing specially when you spec into the punch pushing em away. And with a lot of your skills (minus tracer missile ;-; ) you can pretty much run circles around these guys until you stun them.

Easy cake with Melee <3


Also if anyone has any hints to fighting the Inquisitor Assassin and the Consular Shadow please post it! Seems a lot of people are going these classes >_<

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SoNofHuD
12.26.2011 , 12:01 PM | #15
Depends on spec but I am playing full DPS spec. I compare myself to a wizard or more of a casting class in other games. We wear heavy armor but that can be misleading. You def want to try to keep your distance. In 1 vs 1, I typically will use the punch to knockback opponent then concussion missile to stun them and put max distance between myself and them. Then use electro dart to stun. Fusion missile, explosive dart, tracer missle x 2, rail gun, heatseeker missile, unload. If they are still alive Ill go back to tracer missile and keep using knockbacks to keep my distance. I was getting destroyed 1vs in between lvl 35-40 but after 40 I seem to be holding my ground.
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