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mikebevo
03.06.2013 , 11:27 AM | #4
My main is a sawbones, but two of my 50 alts are an Infiltration Shadow and a Watchman Sentinel.

For Operations, my vote is for Sentinel without a doubt for the ease of long sustained high dps.

Still I have no problem taking my shadow into KP, EV, TfB (sm or hm) or SM EC, HM EC or higher I will grab my Sentinel. Shadow is less geared than my Sentinel, but is still great at burst dps (so TfB was made for her). However, other than the stealth and CCís, Sentinel is always more useful in any operation.

For Dailies and HM FP, Shadow without a doubt. Stealth, CCs and burst dps makes these a breeze. Sentinel is fine in these, but Shadow can skip easier and kill weaks and strongs just as fast. None of the boss fights in any HM FP last long enough for energy management to become an issue. Also with the shadow, in most HM FP I donít worry about if the tank DCís, I can just continue the flashpoint or heroic with a companion dps. Light armor, but very easy to survive most encounters with a shadow provided you know your defensive cooldowns and when to use them. I am a sucker for attacking champions while doing dailies, she kills them usually with 100% health thanks to all the interrupts and defensive cooldowns, Sentinel can do the same and faster, shadow just takes a little longer.

Leveling: Both are extremely fun to level; both can fairly easily handle anything thrown at them while leveling. With the shadow it was easy to solo most 2+ heroics and even a few 4+ heroics thanks to stealth and CCís. However, it was easier to group with the Sentinel. Sentinelís only problem leveling was becoming way overleveled since it was impossible to stealth out of an area after finishing the quest.

Story wise is the big difference. Will not go much into it, but the Knight story is the better story, although I did not hate the Consular story the way some did. Of the stories I have seen I would rank them Agent, Knight, Smuggler, Consular and lastly Trooper.