Swtor-mined: 2.5.2? PTS Patch | 1/9/2014

SWTOR-Miner has been playing around with PTS patch 2.5.2, and found alot of new interesting stuff. First off smugglers and agents seem to get some fairly hefty changes:

Smugglers/Imperial Agents:

  • Upper Hand/Tactical Advantage’s buff duration increased from 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Shoot First/Hidden Strike had their energy cost decreased by 2, cooldown increased by 1.5 seconds, and had their damage increased by ~14%.
  • Gunslinger/Sniper PvP 2pc/4pc Set Bonuses got swapped.
  • XS Freighter Flyby/Orbital Strike is now a 2.5 second cast that costs 10 Energy with a 45 second cooldown. It’s coefficient also got reduced by ~62%.

Also Troopers and Bounty hunters are getting some changes that haven’t’been announced yet. This is pretty much the end of the hybrid DPS:

Troopers/Bounty Hunters:

  • Pulse Generator/Prototype Flame Thrower talent now requires High Energy Cell/High Energy Gas Cylinder

Here are the images found in the patch:

Lot’s of new stuff for Galactic Starfighter is also in the patch. Here’s what pops out:

  • Shield Bypass and Crit Chance has been reduced across the board with the companion ability Bypass getting hit the hardest. (35%->16%)
  • Missile range boosting component upgrades were doubled in efficacy.
  • Ships got new stats that I’ll have to figure out what they do. 🙂

Here’s a pastebin extraction of a string table (stb) that has some interesting new GSF stuff in it. Most notably:

3346836085539209,Cargo Pickups
3346836085539210,The total amount of cargo you picked up during the battle.
3346836085539211,Cargo Deliveries
3346836085539212,The total amount of cargo you successfully delivered during the battle.

3346836085539217,Cargo Carrier Kill/Assist Points
3346836085539218,Earnings for all of your kills/assists of cargo carrying players during Cargo Run battles.

It seems there’ll be a Team Deathmatch mode, and 4 power-ups! I’m not sure if all 4 will be available in all match types.

Gained all 4 power ups at once in a Galactic Starfighter match.
Got 5 power-ups in a “Team Death Match” Galactic Starfighter match.

The power-ups are:

  • Damage Overcharge
  • Engine Overcharge
  • Shield Overcharge
  • Weapon Overcharge


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