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Marauder or Assassin?

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Marauder or Assassin?

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cheeseforme
05.05.2021 , 05:29 AM | #1
What do you guys think is overall a better DPS class for both PvE/PvP end game content? I will still play the other casually but would love to concentrate on learning/mastering one.

Thoughts and opinions are appreciated

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SteveTheCynic
05.05.2021 , 05:38 AM | #2
Whichever one you enjoy more, because you'll like it more, and you'll learn it better, and even if perfect execution of the other might get a smidgeon more DPS, your increased familiarity and greater likingness of the one you choose will make you more effective.
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cheeseforme
05.05.2021 , 06:01 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by SteveTheCynic View Post
Whichever one you enjoy more, because you'll like it more, and you'll learn it better, and even if perfect execution of the other might get a smidgeon more DPS, your increased familiarity and greater likingness of the one you choose will make you more effective.
Looking for a more technical answer but appreciate the response ty sir.

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AdjeYo
05.05.2021 , 06:36 AM | #4
Coming from the perspective of endgame PvE, Marauders would generally be preffered over Assassin for DPS. With a raidbuff as well as predation they just bring more utility to the table. Pure DPS wise Marauders also perform better, with Annihilation being very high on the dps ladder, certainly above Assassins in pure DPS.
For PvP things might be different, and I don't really have the expertise to answer on that front.

That said, both are totally viable for endgame pve, and dps tier lists change over time, so play what you like.

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TheRealExozone
05.05.2021 , 10:02 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by AdjeYo View Post
Coming from the perspective of endgame PvE, Marauders would generally be preffered over Assassin for DPS. With a raidbuff as well as predation they just bring more utility to the table. Pure DPS wise Marauders also perform better, with Annihilation being very high on the dps ladder, certainly above Assassins in pure DPS.
For PvP things might be different, and I don't really have the expertise to answer on that front.

That said, both are totally viable for endgame pve, and dps tier lists change over time, so play what you like.

In PvP both are very viable. Assassin is more fragile (unless darkness) than marauder but has good utility in terms of being able to defend objectives and move around unseen as well as their CC. Their burst and damage output in PvP is excellent.
Marauder too has good burst and damage in PvP, provides useful utility with predation, has less tools to keep opponents out of the fight but really excellent DCD's and CC immunity windows. Both can challenge the top PvP classes/specs and come out on top if well played.

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cheeseforme
05.05.2021 , 11:54 AM | #6
Appreciate the replies think I will main my assassin and play marauder on the side.