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PvP 101: How To Become A Contender!

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PvP 101: How To Become A Contender!

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Siggen
12.04.2012 , 10:00 AM | #131
I level with a mix of PVP and PVE, and these are my thoughts and what I have learned.


while leveling in pugs, there are often few healers, which are very shy.
Its hard to look at them in before the match starts who heals, and no one talks in chat if your team don't give good results or bad results.

I'm leveling as a Tank, Vanguard. This also counts for Powertech, but I don't know the names off the mirror abilities (I'm a noob after all)

I put Guard on a seamingly deserving target, somone who looks like they are going to get a beating, or someone who looks like they are going to be healing. I change to better target later (I bound Shift+Tab to friendly target). This will redirect some damage from them to you and you get medals for this, only works within 15m proximity of the Guarded target. This requires Ion Cell. Remember to turn of Guard if you are carrying the Hut Ball, or even Guard the Hutt Ball carrier.

I have both Neural Jolt and Sonic Rond both on mouse buttons, and use them when they are not on cooldown. These are basically DPS debuffs and you get medals for the damage they reduce.

I also have Hammer Shot when clicked on scroll wheel. This is cause I use Ion Pulse (2 on action bar) as my spammable ability. But due to the way you regenerate ammo, you only want to be using ammo consuming skills while you have max >>>> on your ammo bar. I needed Hammer Shot a place where it would be compelling to use it, its still number 6 on the action bar as well. This will increase DPS as I am a tank class and spec, and need it.



I try to team up with a healer or a DPS, and guard him/her. I try to joine queue with someone that I intend to roll with in the WZ. I guard this person, stun and CC people when they attack him. Just try to be annoying. If they attack him they might kill him, but if they attack you your friend will kill them. Me and a DPS friend can sometimes take down groups ranging from 2 to 4 people alone. We try to focus fire on one person at the time.

I defend objectives a lot. You get defender points and you are built for this anyway. I AOE when people are trying to take the objective.

In Hutt Ball, I Harpoon the ball carrier, into acid or flames. Maybe even Cryo Grenade them as a combo. I also do this to persons in groups to get them out of the group so I can do a Solo Kill (own medal). With the harpoon and acid I jump out in the acid, harpoon and jump back out, facing in towards the acid. This will nearly not do damage to you, but will make them spend a relatively much longer time in the acid.

In Hutt Ball I also rely on Storm more than in other games. It's always useful, but do not leave people behind charing into a group of enemies. Use it also as a CC. In Hutt Ball its obviously used to cross obstacles. You can jump past acid, flames, or even get to the floor above you. If you are very lucky with the PUG (I always PUG thus far), you can even run with the ball down on the floor under all obsticles and Storm up the ledge and deliver the ball. This can become a viable tactic for me when I improve my skill, but for now I just use it if I get pushed down and have the chance.

Remember to pass the Hut Ball, you get medals for this. And its good for the game if you pass it to someone who are not being killed, or are much further across obstacles than you. I have this bound to a mouse button.

VIABLE FOR ALL CLASSES!!:
I have the second bar below my first bar key mapped to Shift + 1,2,3,4 and so on.
I have the skills i use most at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (my hands say stop there for power use)
and the once I use second most on Shift + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
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Ulfrik_Wulfgar
12.08.2012 , 07:28 AM | #132
Okey dokey. Help me out here because I've yet to PvP in this game. I press the button, I let the timer count down and spawn...somwhere? Then what? What happens next?

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Wainamoinen
12.09.2012 , 05:26 AM | #133
Quote: Originally Posted by Ulfrik_Wulfgar View Post
Okey dokey. Help me out here because I've yet to PvP in this game. I press the button, I let the timer count down and spawn...somwhere? Then what? What happens next?
Click the faction symbol beside minimap > PvP queue menu
Click "Queue Solo" ("Queue as Group"" if you are in a group with up to four friends who want to join the same warzone together).
You are now in the warzone queue, and the faction symbol you clicked should be pulsing.
After a (hopefully short) period your warzone will pop, and you will have c.1min 20s to click on the join warzone button.
You will now find yourself in a closed warzone instance. There are four maps: Alderaan Civil War, Novare Coast, Voidstar and The Pit (Huttball). Each has a different victory requirement, described as you enter.

Pretty simple and you've probably already worked it out. Have fun.
It's a small world and it smells funny, I'd buy another if it wasn't for the money.
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LtBombshell
12.23.2012 , 12:05 AM | #134
What gear has replaced BM gear?

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Evil_Me
12.29.2012 , 11:47 PM | #135
Quote: Originally Posted by LtBombshell View Post
What gear has replaced BM gear?
war hero is now that standard wz com gear. elite wh is rated coms

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Big_Jack
01.20.2013 , 06:08 AM | #136
taunt in pvp??? thought it was useless

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Mookind
01.20.2013 , 06:20 AM | #137
Quote: Originally Posted by Big_Jack View Post
taunt in pvp??? thought it was useless
Next time you see a smash jug/gaurdian you know who does a lot of DMG. Go taunt him the whole game. Watch how he will suddenly start ccing u and trying to kill u. That will prove it to you

Or just read the debuff, lol

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smajere
02.04.2013 , 09:55 PM | #138
Quote: Originally Posted by Lunez View Post
Don't get discouraged when you die a bunch of times, because it's expected to die over and over and over again until you've earned the gear, skill, and prestige to become one of the elite. I know, it sounds silly, it might even sound ridiculous, but its true. You need to fail before you can succeed. The PvP mechanics in this game are incredibly fair, competitive, and accessible. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Wow.. just wow. You "need" to fail? It's not possible that someone who is a skilled player, veteran pvper from other MMOs should have any chance for success until they waste hundreds of hours to get geared max?

Also, where is the prestige in SWtOR pvp? Being in a winning Rep warzone or being one of the thousands of winning Imperial warzones where they don't have to try because the Republic have learned not to?


I would *love* to see you take the time you spent writing this guide on a write up of the things Bioware have done wrong with warzone class balancing. That would have been time well spent -- not "you need to fail over and over in order to suceed". That's just tripe.

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KatarnKyle
02.13.2013 , 05:44 AM | #139
Quote: Originally Posted by smajere View Post
Wow.. just wow. You "need" to fail? It's not possible that someone who is a skilled player, veteran pvper from other MMOs should have any chance for success until they waste hundreds of hours to get geared max?
I lol'ed ! you can get a pvp char full 61 in on week just with 2-3 wins per day and doing the daily - and now you can also transfering pvp stuff to alts.
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SikeruT
03.05.2013 , 05:17 PM | #140
Honestly this post should be sticked to the main page lol. there's a lot of heads up for newcomers, and a lot of reminders for elder unorganized players. Good work!