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Gunslinger or Vanguard

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Talon_Starfire
01.28.2012 , 11:40 AM | #1
Hi,
I rolled up a Smuggler but I am really more of a tank in play style so should I continue with the Smuggler and go Gunslinger or go Trooper then Vanguard?
I'd appreciate advice.
Thanks
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Joebroni
01.28.2012 , 11:52 AM | #2
Just play the Smuggler a bit and figure out if you like the Cover system or not. It's a deal breaker for a lot of people (myself included). And remember, you basically have to be in Cover at all times to use most your skills, so you wont have much mobility. Vanguard is my main, and Scoundrel is my primary alt right now. I like the Gunslinger concept, but Cover is just too much for me to look past. Vanguard was weird to get used to initially, since I wanted to play him from range, and like I was playing a shooter game lol. But you have to remember you're a tank and you are SUPPOSED to stay in melee range (PVE). It's a blast to play, and pretty easy overall. Unique as well right now. Probably the 2nd least played class, with Scoundrel bringing up the #1 spot.

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Talon_Starfire
01.28.2012 , 12:38 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Joebroni View Post
Just play the Smuggler a bit and figure out if you like the Cover system or not. It's a deal breaker for a lot of people (myself included). And remember, you basically have to be in Cover at all times to use most your skills, so you wont have much mobility. Vanguard is my main, and Scoundrel is my primary alt right now. I like the Gunslinger concept, but Cover is just too much for me to look past. Vanguard was weird to get used to initially, since I wanted to play him from range, and like I was playing a shooter game lol. But you have to remember you're a tank and you are SUPPOSED to stay in melee range (PVE). It's a blast to play, and pretty easy overall. Unique as well right now. Probably the 2nd least played class, with Scoundrel bringing up the #1 spot.
Thanks for the advice how does High Impact Bolt compare to the Smuggler's Charged Burst? I copied this from Taugrim's YouTube video and like the Vanguard build.
Thanks
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il-jumper
01.28.2012 , 01:07 PM | #4
Unless you plan on being forced to spec to Dirty Fighting Spec and be useless against people with half brain, Gunslinger.

Else go Vanguard, and for the record, Vanguard does more DPS then Gunslinger.

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Talon_Starfire
01.28.2012 , 01:21 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by il-jumper View Post
Unless you plan on being forced to spec to Dirty Fighting Spec and be useless against people with half brain, Gunslinger.

Else go Vanguard, and for the record, Vanguard does more DPS then Gunslinger.
I was planning on going Saboteur spec for Gunslinger. So now that you seen both specs which is better?
Thanks
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Talon_Starfire
01.28.2012 , 02:54 PM | #6
I want it to be fun and Gunslinger gets to break the law but I do enjoy tanking which would be Vanguard so I need advice.
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Talon_Starfire
01.29.2012 , 07:52 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by il-jumper View Post
Unless you plan on being forced to spec to Dirty Fighting Spec and be useless against people with half brain, Gunslinger.

Else go Vanguard, and for the record, Vanguard does more DPS then Gunslinger.
I think I'm going Gunslinger for now but may create Vanguard at a later date.
Thanks
May the Gray Jedi Order Prevail Server: Prophecy of the Five
Looking for Sith guild.
Jhornak - Sith Assassin Zarchon - Jedi Shadow Cadezann - Smuggler Vistani -Trooper