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Is anyone else bothered by this?

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Pylock
12.26.2011 , 06:01 PM | #1
I am only level 33 on my BH so I don';t know what lev 50 cahnges/gear and all, but, I have noticed that smugglers seemed to be hitting very hard and after talking to some other people that are very active in PVP. I havea tough time gettign my 2.5k hit medal every game as I need a good crit ot get it but, after watching this video of this smuggler I am curious to hear feed back on the topic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRQ7AlSdx_8

not going to say they are OP because I am not 50 with gear jsut wondering if the yare able to pull these kind of numbers before 50 as well. Cuz this guy is wrecking peopel somtimes 3 v 1.

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DiabloWalker
12.26.2011 , 06:16 PM | #2
I'm a level 38 Scrapper so I'll tell you what I know.

You need to be level 36 before you learn that shotgun skill that he does as he breaks out of stealth. It has the potential to deal that sort of massive damage (I do 3K when i crit, so maybe he has a lot better stats at 50 IDK).

The second thing he does after the shotgun is a very powerful bleed that's at the top of the skill tree (i.e. minimum level 41 skill)

In theory at least, if a scrapper is able to stealth to the back of a soft target do both skills i mentioned above, then the enemy is more or less dead without a chance. The hard thing I have in WZs is pulling the first move off in the first place because of all the lag.

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Rivalen
12.26.2011 , 06:18 PM | #3
Well, I regularly see Bounty Hunters under level 50 hit 200k on the damage charts. So I don't think your class is underpowered by any stretch.
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Iramelanox
12.26.2011 , 06:19 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by DiabloWalker View Post
I'm a level 38 Scrapper so I'll tell you what I know.

You need to be level 36 before you learn that shotgun skill that he does as he breaks out of stealth. It has the potential to deal that sort of massive damage (I do 3K when i crit, so maybe he has a lot better stats at 50 IDK).

The second thing he does after the shotgun is a very powerful bleed that's at the top of the skill tree (i.e. minimum level 41 skill)

In theory at least, if a scrapper is able to stealth to the back of a soft target do both skills i mentioned above, then the enemy is more or less dead without a chance. The hard thing I have in WZs is pulling the first move off in the first place because of all the lag.
yes a lot of classes have an unfair advantage due to that, medals are pointless.
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Kroktar
12.26.2011 , 06:21 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Rivalen View Post
Well, I regularly see Bounty Hunters under level 50 hit 200k on the damage charts. So I don't think your class is underpowered by any stretch.
That's very different you cant compare getting 6k hits and getting 200k overall damage.

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Meerick
12.26.2011 , 06:26 PM | #6
Yes you can, he gets 6k damage in the opening round and then some more as he uses his burst abilities, meanwhile you're dpsing steadily, eventually you surpass him in terms of damage.

Also you get better armor, more AoE (unless the Smuggler is a Sab specced Gunslinger) and some pretty high damage abilities yourself.

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Krabcakes
12.26.2011 , 06:27 PM | #7
Spamming lots of small aoe hits that generally don't amount to anything( I did 250 damage to 5 people! That will surely win the match!) does not make a class powerful. I'm not saying that Trooper/BH is bad in any way. But you need to stop tunnel vision focusing on damage done and start paying attention to other numbers.

Burst is clearly what counts in pvp. Don't pretend otherwise.


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Repefe
12.26.2011 , 06:32 PM | #8
The opener seems to hit a bit too much ... I play scoundrel and I don't see the need for this. Better to have some auto heal for sustain or something.
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Vaski
12.26.2011 , 06:39 PM | #9
assassins crit with their backstab for 3k+ starting at level 15...
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Zarthorn
12.26.2011 , 06:39 PM | #10
Sorry but why is a BH even bothering to complain about any other class? Smugglers open strong but burn energy quickly so are weaker in prolonged fights, unlike BH's who just lulz there way through everything with there play house spec.