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How are you snipers doing in 2.0 PvE?


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So I've been thinking about playing my sniper instead of my marauder for endgame PvE and I'm wondering how the class is doing nowadays. How well are you faring compared to other classes? Which spec is currently superior? Is it fun?

 

Grateful for any insight,

Rainbow

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So I've been thinking about playing my sniper instead of my marauder for endgame PvE and I'm wondering how the class is doing nowadays. How well are you faring compared to other classes? Which spec is currently superior? Is it fun?

 

Grateful for any insight,

Rainbow

 

Snipers and Marauders imo are pretty well balanced and DPS will largely depend on the player. There are 2 popular specs, Marksmanship and Lethality (and its Hybrid variation). They both do competitive DPS it is just a matter of personal preference! MM is more single target burst DPS, has fast cast times, animations and is very button mashy. Lethality (and its Hybrid variation) on the other hand dishes its damage at a slower pace using DoTs. Hybrid seems to parse a bit higher on the dummy. In actual raids though where there are some fights that force you to redot before they actually expire (target resets or when adds die prematurely).... MM may be a better choice. Imo!

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Snipers and Marauders imo are pretty well balanced and DPS will largely just depend on the player. There are 2 popular specs, Marksmanship and Lethality (and its Hybrid variation). They both do competitive DPS it is just a matter of personal preference! MM is more single target burst DPS, has fast cast times, animations and is very button mashy. Lethality (and its Hybrid variation) on the other hands dishes its damage at a slower pace using DoTs. Hybrid seems to parse a bit higher on the dummy. In actual raids though where there are a lot of target resets that force you to redot before your dots expire.... MM may be a better choice. Imo!

 

I'll be giving Marksmanship a go then, thank you!

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The best thing about the sniper is that there are 3 really awesome builds and 1 additional viable build you can pick and choose from. Marksman is really good on every fight and can be seen as the "default" spec for the sniper. However, if you are interested into maximizing your potential as a dps, respecializing into engineering or the hybrid for certain fights will increase your dps.

 

The sniper, compared to other classes, is the best dps along with the marauder. However, mercs are not that far behind.

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The best thing about the sniper is that there are 3 really awesome builds and 1 additional viable build you can pick and choose from. Marksman is really good on every fight and can be seen as the "default" spec for the sniper. However, if you are interested into maximizing your potential as a dps, respecializing into engineering or the hybrid for certain fights will increase your dps.

 

The sniper, compared to other classes, is the best dps along with the marauder. However, mercs are not that far behind.

 

Cheers! :)

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Right now, i am playing three speccs in PvE, depending on the actual boss.

From my pov that is the recommended way to playa slinger/sniper. Because you can do hundrets of dps more with the correct specc.

But to master the middle tree you will need some time.

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Interesting response Paowee as you pretty much endorse Engineering spec. XD

 

I'd say its more of a PSA what he's doing lol

 

 

Honestly the thing I would like to see is a bunch of parses of the different specs in the actual boss fights, i.e. not the dummy. We all say that X spec will be better than Y spec on Z boss, but by how much? Granted I wouldn't be able to contribute as my sniper still isn't 55(imp guild doesn't really raid anymore, so I'm makin a gunslinger) but it would definitely be something fun to see, like how much an Engi sniper can beat a Hybrid sniper on Thrasher or something like that. Of course people will have Epeens to fill, but that just will make us better :D

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I'd say its more of a PSA what he's doing lol

 

 

Honestly the thing I would like to see is a bunch of parses of the different specs in the ***actual boss fights, i.e. not the dummy***. We all say that X spec will be better than Y spec on Z boss, but by how much?

 

It's hard to tell in torparse which spec is better since people from all over the world are uploading and are geared differently. One way to tell if someone is more geared or not is by looking at the average hits of a certain ability and see how high or low it is compared to another. Also some people may be assigned to certain roles or get certain buffs that will be hard to tell just by looking at the DPS numbers (unless you dig through the parse itself). A Hybrid sniper may be assigned to adds, a Marks Sniper in another server was able to use Orbital, a guild in another country used a stacking adds strategy, etc etc. Also the duration of the fight also has an effect on your DPS, if you have a "good group" with everyone doing their max possible DPS, you may have shorter fights that can increase your DPS (like the kephess parses below).

 

The raid parses you are looking for... just hit torparse.com

 

For example you ask about Thrasher Engi vs MM

MM - http://www.torparse.com/a/180514/31/0/Damage+Dealt (?)

Engi - http://www.torparse.com/a/182445/1/0/Damage+Dealt 63 MH

Engi - http://www.torparse.com/a/186080/14/0/Damage+Dealt 72 MH

 

Kephess

MM - http://www.torparse.com/a/187471/31/0/Overview 72 MH

Hybrid - http://www.torparse.com/a/183909/50/0/Overview 63 MH

 

TFB

MM - http://www.torparse.com/a/187471/36/0/Damage+Dealt 72 MH

MM - http://www.torparse.com/a/182632/77/0/Damage+Dealt 72 MH

Engi Live Void DIsturbance and tab targetting to TFB in P2... - http://www.torparse.com/a/183930/52/0/Damage+Dealt 63 MH

Engi PTS Arkanian - http://www.torparse.com/a/162518/13/0/Overview 63 MH

 

***Also afaik no one has been posting any dummy parses recently (?). Only raid parses.***

:rak_02:

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Which one? Searching for raid parses? :rak_confused: Yuh http://www.torparse.com/statistics

 

Search by class

 

What I ment was more of a say, community project. Like what we did back in the lethality vs MM vs Engineering for PvE ops thread awhile ago. People post there results, and talk on how to max dps on bosses. Good for helping new snipers and gets old snipers competing for top spots

 

Oh here the thread I was referring to http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=504926

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Search by class

 

What I ment was more of a say, community project. Like what we did back in the lethality vs MM vs Engineering for PvE ops thread awhile ago. People post there results, and talk on how to max dps on bosses. Good for helping new snipers and gets old snipers competing for top spots

 

Oh here the thread I was referring to http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=504926

Oh that sounds like a great idea. You should start that thread! :sul_grin:

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