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Jedi Guardian Vs Jedi Sentinel

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Jedi Guardian Vs Jedi Sentinel

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Wogee
12.26.2011 , 03:44 AM | #1
Hey everybody,

I Bought the game just yesterday, and I'm really enjoy the game until now.
I have level 9 Jedi Knight, and going to pick class soon.

I Didn't Play in the beta, and didn't really read about the game so far, and need your help with choosing my class. I've played World of Warcraft some years ago, and really enjoy PvP and that what I'm mostly want to do in this game also.

What is your recommendation with picking the class for me? Should I take the Jedi Guardian or the Jedi Sentinel? What is the advantages and the disadvantages in each one on PvP?

Thanks for help,
Wog

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Wogee
12.26.2011 , 07:17 AM | #2
Someone have answer to me? please?

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Avean
12.26.2011 , 07:27 AM | #3
Well sentinel is purely dps, you have no other options. His abilities are very focused on damage quickly. A guardian can also spec dps but even so, his abilities are more defensive focused with alot of taunting abilities. He can also force push (Great btw) while a sentinel has an in combat stealth. If it gets hairy he can pop stealth and vanish for 2 seconds. So its about playstyle. Do you want to focus purely on bringing the most hurt on your enemy all the time, or do you want to mix it up with the guardian ?

Both are great in pvp and insanely fast in pve. Ive levelled a shadow, but levelling the jedi knight class ....**** ..... its like turbo mode.

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ashleybaker
12.26.2011 , 07:36 AM | #4
I have been leveling a Jedi Guardian in the Focus tree, and I have had a lot of problems with the storyline gameplay. A lot of the fights are impossible without my companion, and I have stayed 4 levels above my enemies steadily. I wouldn't suggest the Focus tree to anyone for leveling up... I just hope it does better in PvP.

Edit: Forgot to mention, I have recently run into a lot of fights where I can not win... All cooldowns used, companion and I are at 10% health, and the enemy is at about 50% health. And yes, I am still 4 levels above the enemy. Other classes or specs better not be having this much trouble with single-player quests.

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stocean
12.26.2011 , 07:53 AM | #5
I'm currently playing as Jedi Guardian DPS tree and he plays similar to arms/prot warrior which I like. He seems to be a good team player and can even off-tank low level group areas with defensive stance(Higher level instances will surely crush me though). I like the overall versatility in PvP and PvE.

I can't say much about Sentinels but it seems they're very offensive berserker style. They're DPS specialists so they get more ways to move around(two leap attacks, etc) and deal damage(3 unique DPS trees) compared to Guardians. Tearing through enemies with two light-sabres seems very satisfying.

In the end I think it's just up to your preference. I prefered one sabre over two sabres and the ability to tank over different ways to deal damage and haven't regret one bit.

Edit: Ah, sorry. You were asking about PvP only. I think they play quite differently in PvP.

Guardians tend to charge first and tank the damage with defensive cooldowns and keep key players snared while dealing burst damage. They seem to be kited a lot though.

Sentinels seem to prefer to stay out of enemies' focus by kiting and moving around quickly while dealing very high damage.

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LongDongBrady
12.29.2011 , 01:23 AM | #6
Do guardians not have companions?

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warkat
12.29.2011 , 02:31 AM | #7
Of course they have companions. Im rank 53 valor guardian Focus tree dps. If i could do it all over again i would go Sentinal. We have 3 of our main nukes worthless in PvP if you spec into Dps I dont know what the devs were smoking...Basically you will be forced into Guardian tank spec for PvP and PvE.

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mmarsh
12.29.2011 , 03:11 AM | #8
Very true

I like my Guardian, but I am tired of being last in about everything when it comes to PVP. And its not a question of skill, I am not a Pro, but I can hold my own.

The Guardian/Jugger is at terrible disadvantage in PVP. Some of our abilities are useless in PVP (like Master Strike) we have no CC until far too late, the DPS is terrible, we cant heal ourselves, (unlike more powerful classes that can), and we don't have enough useful interrupts we means we are constantly CC'ed. Our better abilities (sunder, blade barrier) have long cooldowns forcing us to rely on spamming vastly inferior ones, it takes a long time to generate focus.

One of the best defensive abilities for Jedi (REBUKE) is a Sentinel skill, I don't understand why as Defense is supposed to be the Guardians job. The ONLY advantage we have over the Sentinel is the fact we can carry Heavy Armor (which also sucks because the appears to be a shortage of armored robes we saw on the ads)


PVE is fine, but we just seem to suck at everything in PVP except for the flag carrier in Huttball. The entire class is in serious need of a revision (not just a buff) but espicially the Guardian/Juggernault

I just stated an Inquisitor and I was just shocked at all the things that class gets even at very low level.

I tested both the Guardian and a low level Sentinel, and aside from the Sentinel being alittle more squishy (not by much) the Sentinel was Superior.

I think i am going to shelf my guardian until a fix comes out and focus on a either the Inquisitor or roll a Trooper (I prefer playing Republic).

I think Bioware might have been worried about an overpopulation of Jedi/Sith Warriors so the gimped the class to make others tempting. But I am afraid they have gone to far, as this is easily the worst class in the game.

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murkraz
12.29.2011 , 03:19 AM | #9
Look at it this way.

It's the Star Wars, you're an aspiring Jedi Knight at a fork in the road.

You have the choice of either Guardian or Sentinel. While they are both Peacekeepers, the Guardian is more of a warrior-protector while the Sentinel is more of a rogue-assaulter. In heavy armor, the Guardian also has the option to buff, weaken armor, taunt it's foe and offensively as well as defensively deal single sabre damage. Sentinel, in medium armor, is more of a raw damage dealer with swift dual-wielding capabilities.

I chose Guardian because I usually enjoy tanking, and this time around it doesn't feel as definitive with it's tank and dps status. I find that I feel like a main component in combat and am able to deal a fair amount of damage while still upholding my defensive capabilities. Most of my friends chose Sentinel and I'm the only Guardian in my guild. I think they're both good choices so I'm glad it's a hard decision for others.
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Zaywin
12.29.2011 , 05:07 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by ashleybaker View Post
I have been leveling a Jedi Guardian in the Focus tree, and I have had a lot of problems with the storyline gameplay. A lot of the fights are impossible without my companion, and I have stayed 4 levels above my enemies steadily. I wouldn't suggest the Focus tree to anyone for leveling up... I just hope it does better in PvP.

Edit: Forgot to mention, I have recently run into a lot of fights where I can not win... All cooldowns used, companion and I are at 10% health, and the enemy is at about 50% health. And yes, I am still 4 levels above the enemy. Other classes or specs better not be having this much trouble with single-player quests.
Yea, ANY spec gets destroyed without their companion, especially kira, her dps is the same as yous if you are Vig spec.

They were scared that this would be the most populated class, and yes it is the "Worse" class stat/gameplay wise in pvp. But they will change that after a while. I hope.
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