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Commando and Powertech, or Mercenary and Vangard?

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Commando and Powertech, or Mercenary and Vangard?

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PhroX
01.08.2012 , 05:38 PM | #11
Definitely go Powertech - you get to set people on fire, then punch their head off. What more could you ask for?

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Zuesy
01.08.2012 , 05:42 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by PhroX View Post
Definitely go Powertech - you get to set people on fire, then punch their head off. What more could you ask for?
This ^ i chose mercenary at first and regretted it so i re rolled a powertech, never looked back. Why? Mercenarys fighting style is very stand still and shoot and spam missiles whereas powertech are much more fun to play and have a much better survivability but still very good damage also their abilities are awesome! IMO go Powertech.
Cyborg, Powertech, Bounty hunter.

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Ledden
01.08.2012 , 07:34 PM | #13
Powertech and Commando!

Everyone notice when you're spamming tracer missiles at a Merc and people come stop you real fast.... but hardly anyone notice the Commando one button spam.

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Terin
01.09.2012 , 10:40 PM | #14
Any more feedback? I just want to make 100% sure which way to go, since I really don't want to regret it either way :P

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Sauzo
01.10.2012 , 06:22 AM | #15
Play each one to around 20 and see what fits you better. no rush in this game imo. For the record i got a 50 merc with dual champ pistols and let me tell you, if you slip under the radar and are allowed to dps unmolested, you can seriously tear stuff up fast. Heatseeker+tracer+unload+explosive dart and most guys are close to 50% if not below. Now if people start figuring out that you are a threat in pvp, well you're gonna get focused and then it kinda sucks . Altho PT does seem kinda fun too. Been thinking of leveling up one of those too since my merc is pretty well full champ gear and pvp level 50 so really not much to look forward to atm other than level 65 for the speeder.

In the end it really just boils down to how you interpret what a BH or Trooper should seem like....as well as their roles. PT is a tank/melee dps, merc is ranged dps/healer.

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GeneralPyrrhus
01.10.2012 , 06:33 AM | #16
I have a level 26? vanguard and a level 14 mercenary.

The vanguard I kinda regret. I wanted to tank and bought into the whole "ranged tank" hype, but the reality is that your key abilities are at the 4m - 10m range. And it just felt odd to me to be constantly running into melee to fire my rifle.

The mercenary is the exact opposite. It's lots of fun mowing down mobs with the twin pistols - the animations are very cool, IMO, and I love Death From Above. I know mechanically it's the same as Mortar Round but it's just so much more awesome looking. In fact, "more awesome looking" is probably a good capsule review of bounty hunter vs trooper.

Anyway, if you want to tank on one of the two classes, I would probably pick powertech over vanguard, as it seems like it would feel more inline with the character type. To me, the trooper should be sitting back and shooting, and that's the commando. The bounty hunter could go either way.

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Kotli
01.10.2012 , 07:30 AM | #17
Powertech is more fun IMO. Flamethrower AOEs and Rocket Punch FTW!

I tried both Vanguard & powertech, Powertech feels more right to me.

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SonicFox
01.30.2012 , 09:35 PM | #18
I intend to go Powertech/Commando myself.

Powertech because while yes Mercs get two guns, I can just have a Gunslinger Smuggler for that. As for all the rockets, yes explosives are nice but they don't get all the cool gear Powertechs do like grappling wire, hidden blades, and carbonizers. Even the name to me sounds more impressive; how many Mercenaries do you take down with ease in all the games you've ever played?

Commando is simpler, same armor but bigger gun. I do like the rifles, don't get me wrong, but I love heavy weapons, plus I can try and see what healing is like at the same time. To me I think Vanguard and Commando got the names mixed up because Commandos would more likely have rifles while Vanguards sound like heavier hitters.

But this is all my opinion.

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QiBao
01.30.2012 , 10:26 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by PhroX View Post
Definitely go Powertech - you get to set people on fire, then punch their head off. What more could you ask for?
Sharukin punch ftw.
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Baragund
01.30.2012 , 10:34 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by QiBao View Post
Sharukin punch ftw.
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