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Why do concealment operatives act as if they were assassins?

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Why do concealment operatives act as if they were assassins?

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03.28.2014 , 04:38 PM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by KyoMamoru View Post
An Assassin can Taunt. A Taunt lasts for six seconds with a damage reduction of 30%. It has a 15 second cool down, and thus a potential up-time of 24 seconds for every minute. It requires no GCD to utilize, and the full potential uptime is 16 GCDs over the course of a minute. For the sake of simplicity, let's say the average GCD worth of damage is 3k, which the Taunt will reduce by 900 damage, which will result in at least 14,400 damage reduction over the course of a minute. This is before we look at situations with burst phases, or delving into the AOE taunts in congested areas. At no point does this cost the Assassin Resources or a GCD to utilize.

An Operative's Heal, which takes 3 seconds to cast will result in a 4-6k heal, pending crit, while requiring energy. If the Operative is below 70 energy before the cast, they will most likely hamper their energy regen, not the mention the fact that the long cast bar will have no Pushback protection, and will be easily interrupted. It is incredibly hard to do off healing with an empty heal tree as an Operative.
Dude you are taking logic and coherent arguments into a thread started by Cretinus. Think about that for a moment :l
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03.28.2014 , 05:18 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by Cretinus View Post
These folks are on an operative, not on an assassin. They should stop trying to play like an assassin and learn to play a more supportive role with their stealth+CCs, rolls and even off-heals. If all these guys want to do is 1X1 front-loaded burst during a stun period and from out of stealth, then why the heck do they play an operative? They should reroll assassin.
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03.29.2014 , 02:32 AM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by Cretinus View Post
supportive role

In SWTOR "good" old trinity! I lol'd!

i see what you did there...
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