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Good leveling class?

MantorokTwelve's Avatar

01.06.2013 , 07:06 PM | #11
Sage is either telekinetic throw spam (balance) or disturbance spam (telekinetics).

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01.06.2013 , 09:13 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by MantorokTwelve View Post
Sage is either telekinetic throw spam (balance) or disturbance spam (telekinetics).
Yet it is fun? Do you feel like it is fun although it is spammy? Same q with Commando btw

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01.06.2013 , 09:21 PM | #13
I can vouch and say telekenetics is an interesting tree. But if you want a guardian's friend, from the choices you pick, I'd go Commando (warning, many say they can be very bad in pvp), or scoundrel if you wanna heal (dps isn't very good imo).

Edit: because telekenetics isn't just disturbance spam, and if that's how you play it, you're doing it wrong (once you get past lvl 25 anyway)

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01.06.2013 , 10:02 PM | #14
So let me get it straight....If I am leveling up with a friend who is playing a Jedi Guardian than I should play a__________(Commando or sage Scoundrel is ruled out I don't want to play one)? Telekinetics isn't as spammy as I thought, Commando.....Is it good in PvE/leveling? I have seen firsthand how pititful the PvP w them is just spam grav round the whole time and get killed in 4 hits. How is the commando in PvE/leveling like I said above. And are there Effective and fun ways to play a commando without just spam,spam,spam,spam while leveling?

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01.07.2013 , 12:11 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by TrumpetNut View Post
Commando.....Is it good in PvE/leveling?
Commando does an excellent job of doing PvE and leveling and, if you don't want to run Gunnery, you can just do Assault Specialist for a different playstyle (it does slightly worse DPS than Gunnery, but it isn't just a lot of Grav Round spam with Full Auto and HiB breaks every once in a while).

Of course, I think it should be mentioned that there isn't really a class that *doesn't* level well, given the proper spec, especially if you've got a leveling buddy (which pretty much means that, as long as you don't double up tank or heals, you're golden). Even though Scoundrels do terrible DPS at 50 and are pretty much worthless except as healers, you can level quite happily as a Scrapper (this is what I did, even post nerf; it was genuinely fun and amusing mainly because your burst DPS was functional and useful because fights didn't last longer than 10 seconds). Commandos are terrible at PvP, but they're a great class to level (since they're the Repub class that gets their healer the earliest).

I had a lot of fun leveling my Commando as heals (Hammer shot is both a heal and an attack, not to mention you get all of the delicious Commando AoEs to make leveling a breeze). My Sage went up as the Balance hybrid which, while it was a lot of TkT spam, that wasn't *everything* about it: TkT is just your "basic" attack that you use while you're waiting for other abilities to get off of CD (Force in Balance), your DoTs to run out so that they need to be reapplied (Weaken Mind), and your procs to activate (Presence of Mind for instant Mind Crush or Disturbance). It should also be noted that, while leveling, a lot of the time you'll be using Forcequake to demolish entire packs of standards.
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01.07.2013 , 03:54 AM | #16
Play what you like I think.

I mean. Leveled up my Sage as healer. And while questing, and doing dailies at 50, I just send in Nadia to round up a group. Then go to town using Force Quake. Rest of the mobs get a rock in their face. That's basically it. Just add a dot here and there. And you have the Sage playstyle. Quite boring to be honest.

Compared to this, the Shadow and Scoundrel are better. Shadow is basically whacking at mobs with your lightsaber with some rockthrowing as backup. Scoundrel has quite a few diffrent options.

My Scoundrel is level 19 and has just finished Coruscant. The storyline so far is awesome with a lot of backstabbing, bravado etc. All you would expect from Smugglers. The Consular story is pretty meh compared to that.

I'm leveling as Sawbones (healer). Might not be the fastest killer. But I find it to be a fun class. Back blasting (with Corso tanking), thermal grenades. Some nice healing to keep Corso running. Next level finally a good hot. I'm happy.

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01.07.2013 , 09:31 AM | #17
So. Commando vs. Sage. That's going to be the final thing. Both spam. Both heal. Both are ranged. Both suck as PvPers.

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01.07.2013 , 03:37 PM | #18
If you're starting from lvl 1, go sage.

Just take a pick if you're starting on coruscant. Commando dps in pve is just plain better than sage dps towards the end, and about even mid-game. I'd personally say commando, they're interesting healers and dps.