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what level do assassins get the skills to 2 GCD, stun, finish off anyone in pvp?

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what level do assassins get the skills to 2 GCD, stun, finish off anyone in pvp?

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Feztonio
01.03.2014 , 07:33 PM | #1
just curious. i've gotten pasted by assassins for so long even with full 2018 and fully min-max'd 65 conq gear and starting to work towards obroan set, that I decided to roll one as it seems like it would be fun to smoosh anyone in 3 seconds. so far up to lvl 38 and i have to say the class feels squishy and not very OP.

what level do you get the skills to own everyone 1v1 in pvp? just curious?
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Aragost
01.03.2014 , 07:37 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Feztonio View Post
just curious. i've gotten pasted by assassins for so long even with full 2018 and fully min-max'd 65 conq gear and starting to work towards obroan set, that I decided to roll one as it seems like it would be fun to smoosh anyone in 3 seconds. so far up to lvl 38 and i have to say the class feels squishy and not very OP.

what level do you get the skills to own everyone 1v1 in pvp? just curious?
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General_Aldo
01.03.2014 , 07:43 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Aragost View Post
Make sure you take 3/3 in the "knowing how to play" box
Pretty much this.

If you really have trouble with them in min/max conq, then you're doing something wrong.

I always laugh whenever I get attacked by one.
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Feztonio
01.03.2014 , 07:47 PM | #4
yeah i should L2P while cc'd. good idea. i guess i'm no good at clicking skills when they're blacked-out and i've been stun lock frozen. good call. you guys are helpful helpers
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Daystarr
01.03.2014 , 07:52 PM | #5
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you guys are helpful helpers
Very helpful helpers.

Your first problem, however, is clicking. Stop it.
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sithBracer
01.03.2014 , 08:03 PM | #6
There is an assassins guide, but you should have enough burst when you get the duplicity proc for spike. The opener is powerful but easy to counter. Its spike > maul > low slash > crushing darkness > electrocute > recklessness (unless you popped it before) > shock > maul > discharge > voltic slash x2 > shock, or something similar to that. I personally almost never crit on any of my mauls and 70% of the time don't crit on my shocks (even with recklessness), but you have to make due.
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Pathlight-
01.03.2014 , 08:03 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Feztonio View Post
yeah i should L2P while cc'd. good idea. i guess i'm no good at clicking skills when they're blacked-out and i've been stun lock frozen. good call. you guys are helpful helpers
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Rygho
01.03.2014 , 08:21 PM | #9
Are you going up the middle tree? That's where the extra stuns are.

For a 1 v 1: Spike, Maul, Low Slash, Maul, Force Stun, Force Potency, Discharge, if health is above 30% Maul, below 30% Assassinate. If they use a force/tech immunity (Force Shroud/Resilience) stick with Mauls and Double Strikes until it wears off. If they use a white damage immunity (Dodge) use Shock, Force Lightning, Force Slow and skip the Force Stun until it wears off. Force Slow is a good filler and keeps them in range when you're out of stuns. When Resolve wears off you can restart the rotation at Low Slash or even Force Cloak and open again. Be aware that Maul spam is easily countered so be prepared to change up your rotation and know when to expect things like a stun (hit Shroud) or an Ambush/Aimed Shot with talented knockback + followup root (use death field).

When you're not 1 v 1-ing, you're going to get some focus because people don't like stealths. Gotta deal with it. If you try to take out their healers at the back of their line hopefully unnoticed or peel and taunt for your healer, you'll survive longer.

There's a decent Deception build that takes Death Field from the Madness tree which is helpful for knockbacks and roots when you're out of melee range and works on targets with Dodge up. Also useful for stopping that cap when you're not going to make it to melee range in time or you get rooted (Recklessness gives Force Lightning 30 range while it's active which is also useful for stopping caps out of melee range).

At 38 I wouldn't bother getting blue mods from the planetary vendors because you can spend those WZ comms on the level 40 pvp set (Dromund Kaas Sith Inquisitor PvP Vendor) - start buying the pieces now so you can start on ranked comms at 40.

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AlrikFassbauer
01.05.2014 , 06:55 AM | #10
I think there there should be war zones with Assassins against Assassins ONLY.
It would be a learning experience for everyone in it.
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