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Dark Light vs. X Discipline Builder 4. X Discipline Builder 5. Annihilation Marauder. Watchman Sentinel.But I am here to show that all of that is a lie and that there is more to this than it seems. The utility, however, that it brings to the team can be something of exceptional aswhen properly handled, can make everything easier for everyone in a lot of scenario, either be it in PvE, on helping on healing while still being able to deal great damage to create a big headache to the enemy team in PvP scenario.
Currently one of the four strongest specs in the game at dealing damage, Lethality has been buffed although the counterpart spec has received the same treatment, being on par with this one. It still has its strenghts in the situations where it can outshine the others by far. In this guide I will provide two rotations, a beginner and an intermedium rotation with their AOE focused versions, and finally the most advanced version, which works based on priorities.
The output of all rotations can still be pretty high although each can shine depending on the situation.
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In terms of PvP, this may not exactly be the case, depending on the selection of target but I will cover later. Thankfully, they did not touch the dotspread.
In fact, it was actually magnified although can still be lower than a couple of specs, at least PvP wise. Unlike previous patches, survivability has somewhat decreased although still manageable. Weaker heals are the main problem, since it was the main defensive point that this spec had and it got stripped away. The defensive abilities like Evasion and Shield Probe remain equally strong like previous updates but the new ability of reset in defensives does not compensate the lack of offheals that the has lost.
That means that, more than ever before, we are heavily dependant on the teammates we have on the group, specially PvP wise. Unlike in 5. Does that mean its pointless? No but its a significant nerf that can easily be felt to anyone who has played this spec in each update. Screenshot below to check what I mean.
It is not accumulative with other companions from other classes. Gearing in PvP comes in tastes. One can stack low Alacrity, high Critical and others stack high Alacrity with rest dumped into Critical. Although I will give what is generally needed:. Note: If one decides to take no enhancements on Accuracy, the Crit build should look like this:.
Note: If one decides to take no enhancements on Accuracy, the Crit pool will go up to Note: If one decides to take no enhancements on Accuracy, the Crit pool will go up towhich is the build I tend to go for if 1,3s GCD. Tech Qizardry vs Periodic Intensity. Right from the get go, I will say that if anything outside of these two Amplifiers is picked, there will be a loss of potential DPS.
Now the debate. Which one is better?Complete Jedi Shadow Serenity Guide, suitable for both beginner players and more advanced and experienced veterans, who seek to improve their performance!
I am happy you are reading this guide, because this means that you are genuinely interested in learning how to play this discipline. If you play this game long enough, you are probably already familiar with the basics of this discipline. Especially if you have read any of the previous guides from Aelanis 4.
If you are new to serenity shadow, welcome and I really hope that by understanding this discipline you will come to love it. Remember that this is just my humble opinion and some of you may think otherwise. Spinning Strike is capable of scoring major hits, increasing our dps to a maximum effect. Survivability: A variety of skills can be used in order to help us survive on the battlefield. We can use the force to become stealthy, we can cleanse ourselves, we can use abilities that can gives us extra speed and immunity to crowd control effects, remove dots from us.
The thing is that all those abilities have a long cool-down, which makes us rather fragile compared to other classes. Raid Utility: Its that bad, very bad.
And even when we use our taunt, we need big heals, since as a dps calls we are a bit squishy… We do not have any raid buff to offer and most of the times our combat revive ability is not working, since our dots put us back into combat.
Overal Rating: Overall, serenity is a melee dps class than can perform really well in any fight. The first, and obvious goal, is to get to level Then we will need to start gearing up our toon by collecting tech fragments and reaching item rating At that point, the real fun begins, as the tricky part will be to min-max our serenity shadow for maximum dps performance. So, stat-wise we should have the following priorities.
Anything more than that is a waste of stats, anything less will cause our attacks to miss. Interesting enough, in 5. The second stat cap any serenity shadow should aim for is Alacrity. According to theorycrafters, any dps now should aim for rating of alacrityin order to have 1.
If you are new to theorycrafting you should know that any alacrity score up to will give you a 1. So, unless your guild is offering the Zeal Bonus Guild Perk, keep your alacrity as close to as possible.
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Anything above that will be a waste of stats. The next stat in line is critical. Our dots love Critical.
At rating the diminishing returns start, another factor to keep in mind. SWTOR 6. It also introduced Amplifiers. There is a vendor in the fleet, who will be happy to sell you any item in any set you require or any tactical for a cost of 3.
From all the available sets, the one we should be going for is the Death Knell Set.This page is not meant to keep you from following the link you've clicked on. It is just a warning that you are about to leave this website. To go to this page, click the link below. If you do not wish to follow this link, simply close this message. The statements and opinions expressed on these websites are solely those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views, nor are they endorsed by Bioware, LucasArts, and its licensors do not guarantee the accuracy of, and are in no way responsible for any content on these websites.
Log In Play Free. Best Pve DPS? EqualizeAndEvade Hey guys. After leveling my JK to 50 and just getting bummed out from the low dps output from him, I kinda just wanna play the best current class in the game.
Anyone have any suggestions? Tank - Jedi Guardian Lost Remnants. Marak Guards aren't the best but they sure are higher than average. Crommi Play what you want to play, you should never roll a class in MMO based on what's best right now because the balance keeps shifting and by the time you reach level cap and get decent gear, new patch is out and your class might have received some nerfs to bring it in line with others. After watching how raid mechanics work at this stage ranged is superior.
And after getting DPS meeter sorted out it seems mercenary tops it. Xyleya Simply forget about the others, they're not worth it currently. More power to the force-users TheronFett Other ranged DPS classes follow behind and are rather close to each other.
Things constantly shift and change in an MMO. If you want to play a DPS class, pick one that suits you and is fun to play.
Picking a FOTM class just because they're 1 at the moment will only result in epic fail the next time the nerfhammer falls. VulcanLogic Lethality snipers are keeping pace with the marauders.One of the more complicated job classes to master, the Monk is a melee DPS. Borrowing from the Pugilist, the best gear for your Monk will be the same: Edengrace Knuckles and Ultimate Verethragna for arms and the Edengrace gear and accessories or the Augmented Deepshadow gear and accessories.
These gear sets will have you talking with your fists and always coming out on the winning side. Feeling like a Foxtrot? How about a Waltz? Maybe just a ranged DPS with all the right moves? Then you must be looking for a Dancer.
It may not pack as much of a punch as other DPS classes, but it brings its own unique flavor to the party in the form of buffs. Pairing it with the accessories of the same name along with the Edengrace Thathlums and Ultimate Twashtar.
Is calling beasts to battle alongside you more your style? Then the Summoner class is made specifically for you! This class is all about having the ability to tame and then thrust them into battle against your enemies. Most of them are also super cute. Both are sitting at the top at level I wanna be him! Well, good news: You can be! This class is made for plunging into the heart of the battle and dealing massive amounts of damage. The same goes for accessories, of course.
Complete that with the Edengrace Spear and the Ultimate Rhongomiant and your Dragoon will be perfectly equipped to step onto the battlefield and take down any foe!
Ever want to just slash your enemies to bits while maintaining the highest level of grace and poise? Not only does this class give you the option to wear nice flowy robes that look super comfortable and the ability to wave around long ass katanas, it also comes with a brilliantly majestic attack set up. This is also a melee DPS class, so you can get up close and personal on the battlefield and leave your mark etched into the flesh of your enemies. Equipping the Edengrace Blade or the Ultimate Honebami will give your attacks the most bang for your buck.
The same can be said of the Edengrace armor and accessory sets as well as the Augmented Deepshadow armor and accessory sets. For those familiar with the Machinist, we all know that this job class had a major update with the new expansion.
Follow that up with the matching Edengrace armor set and accessories or the Augmented Deepshadow armor set and accessories as the highest level armor you can equip to your Machinist. Forever a classic job class, the Black Mage once again earns its keep as a much needed and well-rounded DPS class to have on any team.
This is it. Your DPS powerhouse. Sure, you may not get a fancy book or neat-o blade to slice through opponents, but seriously, who needs those things when you can literally smite your enemies with lightning from above?! Want to know the best way to bring the pain with your Black Mage? It all comes down to gear, of course! The better the gear, the more effective your mage will be on the battlefield. The highest level sets that you can acquire for a black mage are currently The Edengrace Casting Set and the Augmented Deepshadow Casting set, both sitting at level The highest level weaponry you can equip your mage with is the Edengrace Rod or the Ultimate Hvergelmir, of course, the Augmented Deepshadow Scythe is only 5 levels behind them and it looks flipping cool.
No matter how you slice it as a fanboy of either DPS, you cannot really argue with this list. I am however curious why Red Mage, Ninja and Bard are not included.SWTOR 6.0 Gear Guide - How To Get Gear
Great list overall. Skip to main content.Star Wars: The Old Republic features 48 different possible discipline paths broken up by 8 classes each separated into two different advanced classes. While all of these disciplines are fun to play, there are certainly some that are easier to get through the game and its endgame content.
After hours of scouring Reddit, SWTOR forum boards, and other guides and charts, I have compiled a power ranking list of the disciplines in-game! PvE S tier - Extremely strong, high survivability, nerf quite possible in future, OP when played correctly:. PvE B tier - Strong, especially in situations that favor them, don't necessarily need a buff:.
Lightsabers to a Gun Fight: Marauders and Sentinels bring a lot of power to the party with twin lightsabers. The dual sabers and focus on fury and hatred as the Sith Warrior Fury Marauder and the twin blades of hope as the Jedi Knight Concentration Sentinel top our list.
Excellent for melee DPS and, when used in an optimized fashion, easily the highest level of damage done of any DPS class. This distance can keep them in the fight longer if need be.
A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one. Twins: The twin blades of these sublcasses deal a plethora of damage to enemies. Twin sabers deal out a plethora of damage in a flurry of blows.
An acrobatic combat display, these classes deal out the damage in spades in melee combat. They are a must in every party for that up close and in your face combat. Darth Who? Dealing out heavy damage and able to stand up to the toughest enemies on their own, they round out the top of the superior A tier.
Another surprise, the sheer amount of damage they can deal out on average when optimized to earn them a spot on the list. Death From Afar: The Sniper and Gunslinger subclasses deliver damage to their foes from a distance and survive by knowing when to retreat. Finishing out our list of the S and A tiers of disciplines, the Sniper and Gunslinger make their appearance. Here Come the Tanks: The Juggernaut and Guardian subclasses are also home to some of the best tanks in game.In this article, we attempt to clear up confusion and misconceptions so you can.
We hope this guide will be useful to players without a background in mathematics and budding theorycrafters alike. We have done our best to explain, in straightforward language, how stats behave. We have included relevant formulas and example calculations for those interested. Firstly, we want to draw your attention to the difference between what we will refer to as stats and stat ratings.
Stats are affected by among other things stat ratings, which are present on gear and item modifications. For instance, Alacrity Rating adjusts Alacrity. In mathematical terms, stats are functions of stat ratings. To complicate matters, stat ratings do not always affect every component of their related stat. While reading the following sections, you may notice that many of the formulas relating stats to stat ratings look similar.
In mathematical terms, these formulas are exponential functions. They are of the form. There are a lot of misconceptions about diminishing returns. The biggest is that stat ratings with diminishing returns are worse than other stat ratings. Understand that these stat ratings give diminishing returns because they would otherwise be too powerful. For instance, if there were no diminishing returns on Critical Rating, damage and healing outputs would be much higher: there would be no need to stack any tertiary stat other than Critical Rating.
You will notice that the line in Fig. In other words, the more you invest in a given stat rating, the smaller your returns—diminishing returns kick in immediately, not at some arbitrary point. In mathematical language, the functions for these stats are asymptotic : you can approach the hard caps but never reach them. This sounds scarier than it really is—the point at which investing in these stats no longer makes sense is beyond current stat budgets.
For instance, if you invest your entire tertiary stat budget in Critical Rating, you would still see an appreciable increase in your damage or healing output for every point invested.
That is not to say this would be optimal.
However, it is worth noting that the difference in output between the optimal build and less optimal builds of equal item rating is typically only a few percent. Determining the point at which one stat rating becomes more valuable than another is complicated: there are lots of variables to account for. We will discuss this later in the guide. Primary stat ratings are Endurance and Mastery.
These can be found on every piece of gear or item modification and are important for all roles and disciplines. Mastery increases Bonus Damage and Bonus Healing linearlyi. At level 70, the coefficient of Bonus Damage from Mastery is 0. Accounting for these buffs, at level 70. Mastery also increases Critical Chance but not the Critical Multiplier. While it is subject to diminishing returns, this is separate from Critical Chance gained from Critical Rating.