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Zachariah's PvP Tutorial Series for Arsenal Merc and Gunnery Commando (CC available)

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Zachariah's PvP Tutorial Series for Arsenal Merc and Gunnery Commando (CC available)

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Jherad
02.10.2016 , 11:39 AM | #1
Hi all!

As I have a couple of videos up now, I thought it was worth making a fresh thread where I can collate them all and add new ones in future. All tutorials will be aimed at PvP for Arsenal Mercs and Gunnery Commandos.

Videos so far:

1) Zachariah's Guide to PvP Gearing and Build

2) Zachariah's Guide to PvP Rotations and APM


I've added custom Closed Captions for all tutorial videos if you need them. The automatic machine generated captions were pretty awful.

Original thread by Lhancelot here, which does contain some useful information:

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=864652

Many thanks to him for posting my first tutorial vid

I also occasionally post basic PvP gameplay videos without commentary, which some people find helpful too. Playlist for 4.0 here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...JSVmV7L77c8LOn

Any questions, comments or suggestions for new videos gratefully received! Thanks for watching.
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Greezt
02.10.2016 , 02:43 PM | #2
I haven't tried out my merc for a while, but I might just now. Great guides!

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Lhancelot
02.10.2016 , 03:46 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Jherad View Post
Hi all!

As I have a couple of videos up now, I thought it was worth making a fresh thread where I can collate them all and add new ones in future. All tutorials will be aimed at PvP for Arsenal Mercs and Gunnery Commandos.

Videos so far:

1) Zachariah's Guide to PvP Gearing and Build

2) Zachariah's Guide to PvP Rotations and APM


I've added custom Closed Captions for all tutorial videos if you need them. The automatic machine generated captions were pretty awful.

Original thread by Lhancelot here, which does contain some useful information:

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=864652

Many thanks to him for posting my first tutorial vid

I also occasionally post basic PvP gameplay videos without commentary, which some people find helpful too. Playlist for 4.0 here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...JSVmV7L77c8LOn

Any questions, comments or suggestions for new videos gratefully received! Thanks for watching.
Good job man. I will check these out now.
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KumbayaGOD
02.12.2016 , 09:29 PM | #4
first of all thanks for the guide and i have been a loyal disciple of the mighty zach
zach i want to ask about super gas charge , the super charge is adding 15% armour penetration and combined with our buff 35% armor penetration it would very deadly to armour penettration

now my question is
is armour penetration is only useful if we use that on tanks or any other heavy armour class ?
i mean if let say we hit to sorc with light armour and marauder with medium armor will that waste of time if we decide to use it ? since there are no armor to penetrate

thanks
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Jherad
02.13.2016 , 07:44 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by KumbayaGOD View Post
first of all thanks for the guide and i have been a loyal disciple of the mighty zach
zach i want to ask about super gas charge , the super charge is adding 15% armour penetration and combined with our buff 35% armor penetration it would very deadly to armour penettration

now my question is
is armour penetration is only useful if we use that on tanks or any other heavy armour class ?
i mean if let say we hit to sorc with light armour and marauder with medium armor will that waste of time if we decide to use it ? since there are no armor to penetrate

thanks
Right, unless something has changed then armor penetration reduces a target's armor rating by the stated percentage (rather than working against a target's damage mitigation or other defenses), so obviously it is going to be most effective against heavy armor.

That said though, I think the 15% armor penetration is probably the *least* useful aspect of supercharged gas anyway. I highly recommend picking up the 'supercharged defense' utility for some added defense chance and interrupt immunity. That, combined with the heat reduction you already get are probably the two main reasons to be popping the ability every chance you get.

Old dev post explaining how armor penetration works here (though the numbers have changed, the mechanic is still the same I believe):

http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...12#post4230212
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Silko
02.13.2016 , 05:53 PM | #6
You sound like a perfect Bond villain. I envy the British accent. Also thanks for the guide!
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Mordresh
02.13.2016 , 06:31 PM | #7
I'm trying out your build for regs. Actually feels a lot stronger than what I had going despite not having the AoE damage reduction. Thanks!
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CaptQuazar
02.14.2016 , 01:22 AM | #8
I'm now an advocate of Supercharged Defense. The +15% defense chance doesn't seem like a lot, and that's why I originally dismissed it. But the uptime you can have on it makes it a decent utility when it comes to the RNG.
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Krimefighter
02.15.2016 , 06:18 AM | #9
I commented in the other thread but would like to do also here again.

Very good content with lots of great tips in both vids. Kudos to you also for the production quality, you can see the effort you have put in to them.

Thanks for doing this!

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Jherad
02.15.2016 , 11:53 AM | #10
Thanks for the encouragement and kind comments folks. Much appreciated!
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