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Gunnery vs. Assault Specialist


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Ryjah
12.13.2011 , 03:27 PM | #1
Having only played a limited time in beta, was wondering if some of you vets could shed some light on the merits of each dps tree in Commando. One thing that I'm having trouble with is the top tier Assault tactic "Assault Plastique" sharing a cooldown with and apparently doing the same thing as "Sticky Grenade".

Any pointers?

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BuckarooB
12.13.2011 , 03:34 PM | #2
from what i've seen the big difference is mobility. Assault lets you move more freely, like run and gun. Gunnerys is more stationary, so you'll have to attack at oppurtune moments when the enemy is distracted, and use your stuns to put distance between you and melee enemies
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WidlYboy
12.13.2011 , 03:35 PM | #3
I personally think that gunnery tree will give you more dps, thanks to grav vortex+demoliton round
Full dps = Gunnery At least for me
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Ryjah
12.13.2011 , 03:48 PM | #4
Thanks for the advice guys.

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WidlYboy
12.13.2011 , 03:50 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Ryjah View Post
Thanks for the advice guys.
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StickAndMove
12.13.2011 , 07:10 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by BuckarooB View Post
from what i've seen the big difference is mobility. Assault lets you move more freely, like run and gun. Gunnerys is more stationary, so you'll have to attack at oppurtune moments when the enemy is distracted, and use your stuns to put distance between you and melee enemies
Let me clarify this, because like the gunner, an assault specialist must also remain still to maximize damage (being that charged bolts and full auto refresh high impact bolt's cooldown and remove its cost if talented appropriately).

The difference is that the assault specialist will deal more damage on the move and the gunner while the opposite is true. Both need to plant their feet to shoot to the best of their ability.
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Grey_Knight
12.14.2011 , 06:43 PM | #7
It is all about what you want to do. Assault is all about DOTS Gunnery is straight damage. Personally I am a DOT man there is nothing better than being brought down after a good fight and 3 seconds later seeing 4 or 5 enemies drop dead from some DOTS.

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Ronamo
12.15.2011 , 12:20 AM | #8
Gunnery also has excellent AOE damage, as does the Jedi Consular Sage Telekenetics.
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SirHaggis
12.15.2011 , 08:58 AM | #9
Assault 31 talent is a stronger single target version of sticky.
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Trokkar
12.16.2011 , 05:23 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Ronamo View Post
Gunnery also has excellent AOE damage, as does the Jedi Consular Sage Telekenetics.
Are you referring to mortar or is there another? I thought both get mortar is why I am asking and I did not see any buffs in the talent tree for motar specifically.