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jsutiv's Avatar

03.12.2013 , 11:01 AM | #1
So I was wanting to try out a stealth class for dps. It is between sith assassin or operative. I had decided on sith assassin because well they get a lightsaber lol. But I started reading the forums and saw that everyone thinks sins are getting a super nerf bat to the face come 2.0.

I don't want to play a class just because they are powerful, but I don't want to be totally handicapped either. So my question is are sins getting totally destroyed for dps and would operative be a better decision for long term?

Thanks guys.

Paltan's Avatar

03.12.2013 , 11:35 AM | #2
I'd say play what you want to play, even if my experience at STWOR is fairly new, I did played a lots of different MMO for years and your concern is not different than what I've seen in other MMO. Play what you you want to play and what you like to play, I started with a warrior and now my Assassin is lvl44 and I appreciate every moment of it and will work my way around the nerf as I always did in other MMO!
Imagination is limitless! Death smiles at everyone, Sith smile back!
If you see my Inquisitor and you just want to punch him in the face for his arrogance, good, I feel the same way!

Sith Marauder 50, Sith Assassin 55

bbare's Avatar

03.12.2013 , 11:47 AM | #3
Assassins are in a really bad place right now on the pts for pve dps and pvp dps. However, it is a test server and buffs will very likely be in order before 2.0 goes live. Its really up to you if you want to play an assassin and hope they fix the issues, or if you want to take the conservative route and play the operative, who is in a better place right now on the PTS.
The Vanity Legacy

jasonthelamb's Avatar

03.12.2013 , 12:09 PM | #4
I believe the only thing worse than an Op DPS, is a juggernaut healer.

xIphonex's Avatar

03.12.2013 , 12:14 PM | #5
Check out shadow forums and look at the hybrid I created. I call it the Kineticly Balanced spec. 33/0/13 for 2.0 expansion. The spec is just phenomenal survivability and damage wise. I have found it to be the best 1 v 1 spec for taking nodes and holding nodes. Hope you give it a try!

Nirrtix's Avatar

03.14.2013 , 09:50 AM | #6
the nerf will get reversed in another patch anyways.... if you play the flavor of the month, it will not always be the best. The stuff rotates. I frankly would rather play what I enjoy.
"This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age." Obi-Wan Kenobi

Philelectric's Avatar

03.15.2013 , 04:55 PM | #7
Breaking New, Go read the latest update about Deception on the PTS patch notes

Electric execution, 2 points perk

What Electric execution does is very very nice, it give you 3 stacks of static charge when you activate recklessness and it reduce the CD of recklessness by 60 sec when you drop combat. In other words, if you have the stalker set bonus and use Force cloack you have a CD of 15 sec on Recklessness and its awesome
Guarding a healer is not only the job the the skill ''guard''. It is also your job to stay around the healer to be a plague for the people attacking the healer.

badkratos's Avatar

03.22.2013 , 07:12 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by jasonthelamb View Post
I believe the only thing worse than an Op DPS, is a juggernaut healer.

Lol Good one