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New guy - need advice!

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Szabofly
12.04.2012 , 02:09 PM | #1
I've allways been a pvp dude, and now my friends have convinced me to try out swtor.

So i got a senti to lvl 20, but realised that scrappers seemed like alot more fun. Thus i got a lvl 20 scrapper aswell now.

But i can't decide!
Senti - i've heard they are inanely good in endgame pvp, with high damage and mobility
Scrappers - all i hear about there guys are how terrible they are atm, with poor dmg output? (gotta say, at lvl 20... it's terrible)

but i've also watched quite a few pvp vids with vanguards... looks like fun.

Here's the question:

which one of sent/vanguard/scrapper should i pick? like big numbers and adrenaline playstyle... any tips?
which one got best pvp dmg output?

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UGLYMRJ
12.04.2012 , 02:13 PM | #2
Go marauder.... if you like fast paced action and high damage output that's the way to go.

Operatives become only viable in rated PvP when healing even though they can be a very fun class to play as DPS. Vanguards are kinda linear... very simple rotations in their most viable spec (pyro) even though they can also be very fun to play as AP or an AP hybrid. If you ever plan on being competitive pyro is the way to go and it's a little boring.

Marauders are always in the action.... one of the more fun classes to play and slightly more complex than most classes which keeps that high energy feeling going.

Vanguards and marauders both have amazing damage output. I would say vanguard slightly higher than marauder on average but marauders have more survivability. Operatives/scoundrel has some mean initial burst but lacks sustainded damage.

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CharterMonkKent
12.04.2012 , 02:21 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Szabofly View Post
I've allways been a pvp dude, and now my friends have convinced me to try out swtor.

So i got a senti to lvl 20, but realised that scrappers seemed like alot more fun. Thus i got a lvl 20 scrapper aswell now.

But i can't decide!
Senti - i've heard they are inanely good in endgame pvp, with high damage and mobility
Scrappers - all i hear about there guys are how terrible they are atm, with poor dmg output? (gotta say, at lvl 20... it's terrible)

but i've also watched quite a few pvp vids with vanguards... looks like fun.

Here's the question:

which one of sent/vanguard/scrapper should i pick? like big numbers and adrenaline playstyle... any tips?
which one got best pvp dmg output?
Right now I have the most fun on my dps operative (scrapper). They aren't welcome in most rated groups because there is pretty much a "perfect group" that teams like to roll with. Rated's are an organized stunfest anyway (boring for me) and aren't worth the wait to get a match.

If you want fun for open world pvp and the most common WZ pvp (non rated) then you will enjoy scrapper.

But. Big numbers and fast play... go Rage/Focus Jugg/Guardian. It will probably be nerfed soon, but anyway, you get to leap all over the place (even to friendly targets to reduce damage they take). They also currently have the hardest hitting ability in game.
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Veniras
12.04.2012 , 03:02 PM | #4
Boring play, but most damage = assault vanguard
Medium fun play and pretty good damage = sentinel
Funniest to play (strategically), most utility, but more demanding play in order to keep a high sustained damage = scoundrel scrapper

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RyanReagan
12.04.2012 , 03:05 PM | #5
Pick whichever you enjoy playing. What is underpowered now may be overpowered in a month.

A big "ha, ha" to all the rated teams who dropped their sorcs because they were squishy.
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Joesixxpack
12.04.2012 , 03:12 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Veniras View Post
Boring play, but most damage = assault vanguard
Medium fun play and pretty good damage = sentinel
Funniest to play (strategically), most utility, but more demanding play in order to keep a high sustained damage = scoundrel scrapper
OP I say try all of those, only way to know for sure what floats your boat.

Doesn't hurt to have a few sitting around either in case you get bored with one and need to rotate, or want to know how they do what they do so you can counter better with another toon.

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Szabofly
12.04.2012 , 03:38 PM | #7
thanks for all the tips guys... i think ill go with the scoundrel... seems like alot of fun later on but i doubt they'll fix the class since all i've read about the last year's patches is nerfs nerfs nerfs...

and i gotta say, as i level my scoundrel with my vanguard mate... it's annoying that he can solo 2 elites while i have trouble surviving one :O (at lvl 20)

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CharterMonkKent
12.04.2012 , 03:40 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Szabofly View Post
thanks for all the tips guys... i think ill go with the scoundrel... seems like alot of fun later on but i doubt they'll fix the class since all i've read about the last year's patches is nerfs nerfs nerfs...

and i gotta say, as i level my scoundrel with my vanguard mate... it's annoying that he can solo 2 elites while i have trouble surviving one :O (at lvl 20)
lvl 40 is when the fun really begins. You may want to roll healer until then. It will make things go a lot easier for you while getting to 40. Oh and your van friend will be a happy camper.
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Szabofly
12.04.2012 , 04:29 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by CharterMonkKent View Post
lvl 40 is when the fun really begins. You may want to roll healer until then. It will make things go a lot easier for you while getting to 40. Oh and your van friend will be a happy camper.
Well will i ever be able to compete with the singletarget dps of a sentinel? ^^

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CharterMonkKent
12.04.2012 , 04:31 PM | #10
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Well will i ever be able to compete with the singletarget dps of a sentinel? ^^
You'll be able to own a sent. You are one of their counters When you know the class well enough to time CC's you can beat them without using defensive cooldowns.
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