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Vanguard vs Commando - How large a gap in DPS effectiveness?

posted this , edited by Inazhria Dec 10 2011 11:15 AM

If I've chosen to make a Trooper Vanguard and invest in one of the damage talent trees (Tactics or Assault Specialist), how effective will my damage-dealing be relative to a Trooper Commando (Using Gunnery or Assault Assault Specialist).

Is the disparity so much that I'll be laughed out of flashpoints for wanting to join in a damage role?

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Saltywalrus

Saltywalrus posted this Dec 4 2011 12:04 PM

It all depends on how you like to play. The Vanguard offers a tanking ability, and yet close combat skills, where the Commando is a longer range cannon DPS with a healing tree option. so with the vanguard depending on your specific tree you......
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Revik

Revik posted this Dec 4 2011 1:10 PM

Sounds like I've made the right choice then; I like to be in the thick of it with good defense. But if I'm doing that, will my damage output be comparable to a Trooper Commando?

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oafinatux
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No, there shouldn't be a difference in damage output. Currently, there's no hybrid tax. They did away with any significant disparities like that. As long as you're specced and geared in a viable way and have the player skill to play your class well, you will do comparable damage.

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Xano
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It really is just what you want to play, for the most part all the advanced classes are pretty well balanced. Commando does seem like the more heavy damage guy though.

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Revik

Revik posted this Dec 4 2011 1:18 PM

That makes me happy then. It's always frustrated me in so many MMOs that you can't do what you want, you almost HAVE to do the optimized route as dictated by the other players, or else you're ridiculed or booted out. Nice to see I can retai......
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