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PvP Strategy: Gunslinger’s Dampers Defense

December 25, 2011 11 comments

I recently put up a post about a PvP build that I had theorycrafted. Having gotten the chance to try it up to level 25, I thought I would post on what I had found.

First off, as a recap, this build is based on getting in and out of cover effectively. Just because you have a stationary mechanic, doesn’t mean that you need to remain still. Success in PvP is about movement, and this still holds true even with cover.

Typically, the ideal situation is one where you remain mostly ignored, much to the enemy’s detriment. You are allowed to remain in cover and keep blasting away. But that is more of what happens in PvE. PvP often places you at odds against the one guy who decides that you have been headshotting quite enough.

If you are versus a powerful enemy, such as a Sith Marauder or the Imperial Sniper, you will have to use your skills fully, (especially with the latter, as they have a lot of the same tools). On that note, this guide also works for Snipers, just in the Marksman build vs. the Sharpshooter build.

I would now like to show you an effective method for playing defensively and still getting the DPS that comes with being a Gunslinger. I’m going to call this method the Dampers Defense. You only need the first few tiers of the Sharpshooter to be able to start using this to its full effectiveness. Here is the absolute minimum build on DarthHater. Read more…

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A SWTOR Beta Top 4: Things To Know About The Trooper Class

December 7, 2011 Comments off

There are so many wonderful features of Star Wars: The Old Republic. I got the immense pleasure of playing the Beta this last weekend, and I want to share some screenshots and opinions. I will be putting out a series of posts with the Top 4s of the many things I got to try, including the classes, the PvP, the systems, and the experience in general.

So the Trooper is the ideal soldier: strong, courageous, and a master of the art of war. However, what happens when your conscience is in conflict with orders? That is the line the Trooper must walk. The Trooper is a really fun class, probably a top contender for my main, depending on how much I get to play him before the Smuggler gets my attention. The versatility of the two advanced classes, Vanguard and Commando (tank/DPS and heals/DPS, respectively), is really desirable.

Here are the top 4 things to know about the Trooper class in SWTOR! Read more…

A SWTOR Beta Top 4: Things To Know About The Smuggler Class

December 3, 2011 3 comments

There are so many wonderful features of Star Wars: The Old Republic. I got the immense pleasure of playing the Beta this last weekend, and I want to share some screenshots and opinions. I will be putting out a series of posts with the Top 4s of the many things I got to try, including the classes, the PvP, the systems, and the experience in general.

Here it is folks, the number one class I am looking forward to playing. This snappy-talking, lady-wooing, sharp-shooting, space-cowboy is the coolest dude since Han Solo himself walked the silver screen. I will probably eventually roll two of these so I can play both advanced classes. I am very partial to the Gunslinger currently, and I was able to get one to level 18 in the Beta before the server logged me off.

Here are the top 4 things to know about the Smuggler class in SWTOR! Read more…

A SWTOR Beta Top 4: Things To Know About The Knight Class

December 1, 2011 1 comment

There are so many wonderful features of Star Wars: The Old Republic. I got the immense pleasure of playing the Beta this last weekend, and I want to share some screenshots and opinions. I will be putting out a series of posts with the Top 4s of the many things I got to try, including the classes, the PvP, the systems, and the experience in general.

The Jedi Knight was one of my first choices to play as my main. I did enjoy it, and it was everything I had hoped for and more. If you enjoyed the sheer power of a Blademaster/Guardian in KOTOR, then you will love the Jedi Knight. It was a highly energetic class with a plethora of options for slicing bad guys.

Here are the top 4 things to know about the Knight class in SWTOR! Read more…