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New player, lf class info, very confused

rubydragon5rubydragon5 Member UncommonPosts: 673
I want a class that does good DOT's (damage over time) , as I told my choices were according to a very old forums post (2014) ...

Assault Vanguard/Pyro PT
Balance Shadow/Madness Assassin
Balance Sage/Madness Sorc

I rolled a trooper, went vanguard, but  now im confused, is commando what I wanted assault spec, or vanguard pyro spec ?





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  • MrMelGibsonMrMelGibson Member EpicPosts: 2,606
    Pyro spec is Bounty Hunter, not trooper.
  • GorweGorwe Member RarePosts: 4,788
    I want a class that does good DOT's (damage over time) , as I told my choices were according to a very old forums post (2014) ...

    Assault Vanguard/Pyro PT
    Balance Shadow/Madness Assassin
    Balance Sage/Madness Sorc

    I rolled a trooper, went vanguard, but  now im confused, is commando what I wanted assault spec, or vanguard pyro spec ?
    Do you want active DoT class(have to refresh every 6s) or "passive" DoT class(have to refresh every 15-18s)? Also, melee or ranged? One thing to mention, you're using obsolete terms which only few mossbacks like me use nowadays.
  • rubydragon5rubydragon5 Member UncommonPosts: 673
    something easy to use, since im a  very new player, so maybe passive i think, also Ranged, and I got it narrowed down to a Assault spec commando or a  Balance sage

    can tell me more bout these 2 specific ones?





  • ShodanasShodanas Member RarePosts: 1,904
    something easy to use, since im a  very new player, so maybe passive i think, also Ranged, and I got it narrowed down to a Assault spec commando or a  Balance sage

    can tell me more bout these 2 specific ones?
    It depends on what you prefer as a play style.

    Sage is a pure caster class with the lightsaber serving merely as a stat stick. It can off heal if needed. You have 2 main DoT's (sever force, weaken mind) which are easily spread to other targets with Force in Balance (also a DoT). These DoT's also provide you with some self healing. It is pretty straightforward to play and if you opt for a force character then it is very good choice for a beginner. 

    Assault Commando is not a caster as all of his attacks come from that big cannon. It is definitely more complicated to play and relies on good DoT management and watching out for ability procs. Plus it struggles on movement heavy fights. 

    I'd say go for the sage.  
  • GorweGorwe Member RarePosts: 4,788
    something easy to use, since im a  very new player, so maybe passive i think, also Ranged, and I got it narrowed down to a Assault spec commando or a  Balance sage

    can tell me more bout these 2 specific ones?
    Balance Sage is a very simple rotation. I haven't played in like 3-4 months and I still remember it: Apply DoTs -> Force in Balance -> 2x Throw -> Disturbance -> Serenity -> 2x Throw -> DoTs... (as I said, very, very simple - I recommend it over Assault ; Assault is very strict and sorta complicated)
  • GorweGorwe Member RarePosts: 4,788
    Also if you want to begin with the best story from the get go, Virulence Sniper is also quite easy to get a hang of. Kinda complicated to max out, but you don't really need to fret about that. Its Republic variant is Dirty Fighting Gunslinger and that's also quite a good story(my favorite). My suggestions: 1. Gunslinger 2. Sniper 3. Sage 4. Assault(though not really recommended)
  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member EpicPosts: 6,889
    Imperial Agent is very good.  Easy to come up with a good rotation, good story line, stealth, one of the strongest classes IMO.  Inquisitor has great AOE.
    “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”  ― Haruki Murakami
  • WarlyxWarlyx Member RarePosts: 2,568
    edited April 3
    my vote goes for plasmatech , is a fun class , tanky and with dots and good aoe

    if u want a "warlock " go sage is your caster class
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  • GorweGorwe Member RarePosts: 4,788
    Imperial Agent is very good.  Easy to come up with a good rotation, good story line, stealth, one of the strongest classes IMO.  Inquisitor has great AOE.
    He wouldn't have stealth with a Sniper and I don't really suggest Operative to newbies. Even though Lethality Op is quite possibly the best Discipline in the entire game. And there is something poetic and awesome about Concealment, especially when the full "rotation" becomes available. Knife artistry!
    Warlyx said:
    my vote goes for plasmatech , is a fun class , tanky and with dots and good aoe

    if u want a "warlock " go sage is your caster class
    Nah, I wouldn't really suggest Plasmatech. Though I guess it's much better for a newbie than Assault is. Which do you reckon is worse for beginners? Assault or Watchman?
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