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SWTOR: A Day in the Life of Powertechs and Vanguards: the 6.0 Experience Explained

The upcoming SWTOR Expansion – ‘Onslaught’ – will introduce a many changes for each Class in the game. Players will among other things experience new abilities, Set Bonuses, and Tactical items.To help explain it all, The developers over at BioWare are releasing a series of articles featuring each Advanced Class’s new ability, as well as new Set Bonuses and Tactical items. They will also present various combat scenarios to show how these changes will mesh together  just like in our previous article covering Mercenaries and Commandos In today’s article they are showcasing the  Powertechs and Vanguards Advanced Classes! Check it out: Powertech Let’s take a look at the new ability for Powertechs! Power Yield – Increases your armor by 40% and your damage done by 2% for 10 seconds. Getting attacked during this time adds an additional stack, up to 5 times, for 200% armor and 10% damage done. Alongside a new ability, Powertechs will receive a…

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SWTOR: A Day in the Life of Mercenaries and Commandos: the 6.0 Experience Explained

The upcoming SWTOR Expansion – ‘Onslaught’ – will introduce a many changes for each Class in the game. Players will among other things experience new abilities, Set Bonuses, and Tactical items. To help explain it all, The developers over at BioWare are releasing a series of articles featuring each Advanced Class’s new ability, as well as new Set Bonuses and Tactical items. They will also present various combat scenarios to show how these changes will mesh together. In today’s article they are showcasing the  Mercenary and Commando Advanced Classes! Check it out: Mercenary In lieu of a new ability, Mercenaries will receive two charges on their existing Rocket Out ability. Rocket Out x 2 – Jet backward 20 meters, gaining immunity to controlling effects while jetting. Cannot be used while immobilized or hindered. The “charge” system is something new that a handful of abilities will utilize once the ‘Onslaught’ Expansion launches. Abilities like Rocket…

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SWTOR Class Changes: Bodyguard Mercenary and Combat Medic Commando

Below you will find the upcoming changes to Bodyguard and Combat Medic coming in Game Update 5.5: Note: All changes below are currently in development and are subject to change before being released. Mercenary Bodyguard Healing Scan now heals for 6.45% less Progressive Scan now heals for 7% less The heal-over-time provided by Proactive Medicine is now 50% less effective, but its armor-increasing effect remains unchanged The healing bonus given to Emergency Scan and Rapid Scan by Empowered Scans is now 3% The healing bonus given to Kolto Missile, Kolto Pods, and Progressive Scan by Peacekeeper is now 3% The critical healing bonus given by Warden is now 5% Bodyguard (the passive skill) now increases the healing each charge of Kolto shell does by 3% Commando Combat Medic Advanced Medical Probe now heals for 6.45% less Successive Treatment now heals for 7% less The heal-over-time provided by Preventative Medicine is…

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SWTOR Class Changes: Innovative Ordnance Mercenary / Assault Specialist Commando

Below you will find the currently planned Class changes for Innovative Ordnance and Assault Specialist coming in Game Update 5.3. Note: All changes below are currently in development and are subject to change before being released. Mercenary Innovative Ordnance Reduced the critical damage bonus given by Ordnance Expert from 30% to 15% Reduced the burn damage of Incendiary Missile by 10% Reduced the bleed damage of Serrated Shot by 12% Commando Assault Specialist Reduced the critical damage bonus given by Assault Trooper from 30% to 15% Reduced the burn damage of Incendiary Round by 10% Reduced the bleed damage of Serrated Bolt by 12% DevNotes: We adjusted Ordnance Expert / Assault Trooper to reduce the burst damage potential of the discipline, which also lowered its overall DPS. However, that change alone was not enough to bring the discipline down to its target DPS, so we reduced the periodic damage of two key…

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SWTOR Class Changes: Arsenal Merc / Gunnery Commando

Eric musco just posted Round 2 of class changes comming with SWTOR gamupdate 5.3. This time we get to read the planned changes for Arsenal Merc / Gunnery Commando Below are the notes from the Combat Team: Class Changes: Arsenal Merc / Gunnery Commando | 06.16.2017, 11:06 AM Note: All changes below are currently in development and are subject to change before being released. Mercenary Arsenal Blazing Bolts deals 4.89% less damage and costs 20 heat (up from 16) Barrage no longer increases the damage dealt by Blazing Bolts, but still finishes its active cooldown Riddle no longer improves Unload The critical damage bonus provided by Target Tracking is now 15% (down from 30%) Decoy now has 2 charges (down from 5) Commando Gunnery Boltstorm deals 4.89% less damage and costs 20 energy cells (up from 16) Curtain of Fire no longer increases the damage dealt by Boltstorm, but still…

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Bounty Hunter / Trooper Class Changes in SWTOR KOTET

Here are the Class Changes in KOTET for the Bounty Hunter / Trooper Classes: Along with the 5 new levels coming in Eternal Throne each of the Classes are receiving changes including new abilities, new utilities, and more. For this post, let’s talk about the Bounty Hunter and Republic Trooper. This is just a sampling of the changes that are coming with Eternal Throne and are subject to change. Bounty Hunter Powertech Knights of the Fallen Empire left Powertechs in a good position as one of the most well-rounded classes in the game. With Knights of the Eternal Throne, we wanted to push the Powertech fantasy in a way that really made it feel unique and different from the Mercenary. Here are some of the changes we have made: Deadly Onslaught: New ability exclusive to Powertechs, replaces Death from Above which is now exclusive for Mercenaries. Searing Wave: New ability exclusive…

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Bounty Hunter Class Story Summary

  BioWare posted a Developer Blog named “Blood and Credits” What you are about to read is an excerpt from the official Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Encyclopedia. It will describe an overview of all 3 Acts of the Bounty Hunter Class story. Although we try to avoid them wherever possible, this excerpt will contain spoilers. Please read at your own risk… Prologue A skilled bounty hunter sets out to enter the Great Hunt, a legendary competition in which the galaxy’s most accomplished warriors seek fame and glory by hunting down infamous, elusive, and supremely dangerous targets. But when the bounty hunter’s mentor, Braden, is murdered by a cruel Mandalorian named Tarro Blood, the freelancer scrambles to find another way into the competition. The bounty hunter manages to secure the sponsorship of the crime lord Nem’ro the Hutt and heads to Dromund Kaas to fight for the Great Hunt’s final open…

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Commando/Mercenary Top 3 Answers

Eric Musco started a new “top 3 Answers” thread on the official forums. This time about Commando/Mercenary. Here is a Summary made by bstr413: 1: Sustained DPS for Gunnery Assault. Gunnery/Assault will get a (small) boost to its sustained damage after all AC’s have at least 1 good sustained damage spec. (Commando/Mercs have Assault Specialist/Pyrotech already.) Devs are looking for feedback on how to do this. Being able to heal should not decrease DPS. Many off-healer DPS specs are able to do great sustained DPS. 2: Defense in PvP. No new “emergency defense” move for Commandos/Mercs. Instead, current defensive moves will be improved. Devs are asking for inputs on how this should be done. Devs are looking to make Commandos/Mercs better in Ranked Arenas. 3: Assault Specialist / Pyrotech suggestions. Thank you for your suggestions for changing Assault Specialist / Pyrotech. We do not want to do the first few due to the…

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Powertech Top 3 Answers

Eric Musco posted an update on the forums that Bounty hunters will like. Here is the summary of the post Changes coming: Game Update 2.8: Rapid Venting changed from alacrity to critical chance increase. Shield Tech/Specialist skills will be able to proc from misses and resists instead of just shielding attacks, except for Heat/Power Screens. DPS Boost for DOTs for Pyrotech/Assault Specialist to increase DPS. (Unknown timeframe) Ways to make pure tanks more viable in PvP: Developers are asking for input on how to do this Other info: Powertech/Vanguard tanks have the best Ranked Arenas PvP win ratio, even though they have the least amount of stuns. And here is the post in full: 3 Questions for PT. Lets DO IT! | 03.25.2014, 01:07 PM Hey folks! Here are your top 3 questions, answered: Question 1 – PvE DPS This question is plain and simple. Both specs for Powertech DPS are…

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Commando / Mercenary Changes Coming in 2.7

Eric Musco have been updating the community on the official forums, about the changes that are coming to Commando’s and Mercenary  in game update 2.7.  And I have to say this is great changes. Evening out the Full auto ticks was something I’ve wanted for so long too! I never understood how you open up with full auto and have shot probably 15 bolts at the target already and no damage has registered! If I had it my way (and I know this isn’t Burger King), I would have it do damage every .5 seconds so that even if you get interrupted in any way, you get as much damage possible on the target up to the moment you get interrupted. Hopefully this brings us up to par with the new shiny assault spec. Check out the full announcement below: Commando Source EricMusco Commando Changes Coming in 2.7 | 02.26.2014, 10:03…

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Bounty Hunter Class Changes in RotHC

Troopers ain’t the only class that gets some attention by BioWare today. Just like the other few days BioWare also posted a second developer blog that goes through the Bunty HUnter class changes in Star Wars: The old republic Rise of the Hutt cartel. You can read the original post over at the official SWTOR webiste, or below. If you missed any of the other class updates posted this week, you can check the out here: Smuggler Class Changes in RotHC Imperial Agent Class Changes in RotHC Jedi Knight Class Changes in RotHC Sith Warrior Class Changes in RotHC Trooper Class Changes in RotHC Bounty Hunter Class Changes in RotHC Hello everyone. My name is Austin Peckenpaugh, and I’m a Senior Designer on Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, responsible for class design and combat systems. As such, I’m here to shed some light on the changes to the Bounty Hunter class…

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Bounty Hunter Mercenary Build – High Damage Build For Leveling

As we promised yesterday, we are going to continue posting the builds swtorsavior.com has put together for us. This time we are going to show you a The Bounty Hunter Mercenary build. As I also mentioned yesterday, you need to buy there guide ( it’s worth it) to get the full advantage of there guides. It is available here. The Bounty Hunter Mercenary class is more of a defensive class but they have made this build so you get max damage for those of you that are trying to level up fast. Join the forum discussion on this post

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SWTOR Level 50 Gear (Screenshots)

Not everyone got far enough into the beta testing/ game testing of SWTOR to be able to see level 50 gear. You may not have ever even seen a level 50, much less achieved the level cap for yourself. Here are some screenshots of the different classes with level 50 gear so you can see what it all looks like. The poster says: “High settings but with no AA forced on. Male human body type 2.Keep in mind this is just the gear available at vendors in the fleet, there’s still tons of other gear styles out there such as boss loot, quest rewards and crafting. So if you’re thinking oh man thats ugly, never fear, there shall be alternatives. Also: mod system!Apologies for no Republic stuff” So here you go! Have a look and let us know what you think. Bounty Hunter Sith Inquisitor   Imperial Agent Sith Warrior…

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Intergalactic Intel: Bounty Hunter and Jedi Knight

“This is the last one before your posts go back to normal right?” “Yep!” I was excited to finish this last article, new ideas, the podcast, so much to do. “Did you figure out a name for the podcast?” I nodded. “Not a pun like Kai wanted, but still good. Galactic Transmission.” As stated there is a lot to do. Just a few reminders before we begin as always, this is a simple review and the classes can change greatly towards the end of their levels. Tomorrow a video of myself and a few friends killing the SD-01 boss with commentary, and strategy will be up. Finally I would like to welcome my good friend and my brother Curoar to the podcast team. Next week I’ll have our first live show of Galactic Transmission, on Friday. Without further ado, the Bounty Hunter and Jedi Knight. Bounty Hunter: Story: I highly…

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TOR TV: Various Level 50 Mercenary Bounty Hunter videos with commentary

Here is a few videos showing some beta gameplay. The first video is a video of a Level 50 Mercenary Bounty Hunter doing PvP in Star Wars: The Old Republic. The video have has some insightful commentary that I personally enjoyed. The guys that made the video is using real PvP situations to illustrate the classes strengths and weaknesses. If your thinking about creating a Bounty hunter with tne Mercenary tree, I also recoment you to check out this short video. This video is A beta overview of the Bounty Hunter Mercenary advanced class’ main damage dealing spec, the Arsenal spec, at level 50 in SWTOR with gameplay footage. This is the same as the Commando Gunnery spec, with different ability animations and names And finally here is a video of a Level 50 Mercenary Bounty Hunter (Arsenal spec) soloing 2 named boss-level mobs at the same time, wich hopefully…

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After the NDA: video extravaganza

The NDA is gone, and we can finally start posting ingame videos without getting daily “greeting cards” from the EA law department. Now  all the people whit out guts are posting vidoes like crazy men. One of them is Awall from tgn.tv who have posted ( with commentary) more then 3 hours of beta footage. Check out some “Boom Sucka!” below: Boom Sucka!” 1 – PvP Commentary, Hutball, Bounty Hunter Powertech ft. Awall! Jedi Knight Playthrough #1, ft Hengest! Jedi Knight Playthrough #2, ft Hengest! “Boom Sucka!” 2 – PvP Commentary, Hutball, Powertech, Sorceror ft. Awall + MBD! Bounty Hunter Playthrough #1, ft. Ned! – WAY Jedi Knight Playthrough #3, ft Hengest! Jedi Knight Playthrough #4, ft Hengest! Jedi Knight Playthrough #5, ft Hengest! Jedi Knight Playthrough #6, ft Hengest! Join the forum discussion on this post

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Friday Update: Choose Your Side: Jedi Knight vs. Bounty Hunter

It’s another double header Friday update as we get to see BioWares first episode of the new four-part “Choose Your Side” video series, in which two classes are pitted against each other one on one. During the video members of the Star Wars: The Old Republic team choosing their favorite class in a one-on-one fight. The first episode pits the Jedi Knight against the Bounty Hunter. In “Choose Your Side,” members of the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ development team debate the merits of the various in-game classes to see who will truly reign supreme. In the first installment in this four-part series, the noble Jedi Knight squares off against the nefarious Bounty Hunter. In support of the Jedi Knight is Senior Writer Hall Hood and Designer Austin Peckenpaugh, while Senior System Designer Pete Warner and Writer Randy Begel defend the Bounty Hunter. Take a look at the Jedi Knight…

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(Amateur) Statistical Analysis: Class/Faction Popularity by Amount of Discussion on Official Forums

Here is an interesting post we found on Reddit where an amateur statistic analysis is done based on class and faction popularity according to discussion from the official forums. A lot of people have been talking about who will play which side and which classes as well as how this will affect the balance of the game. Here are the highlights from his findings:   OVERALL Republic classes are being discussed more than Sith classes. On average, the Jedi Knight is the most discussed class (though the Bounty Hunter technically has the most # of threads). The Imperial Agent is the least discussed class. AMONG REPUBLIC CLASSES: Jedi Knight is the most discussed. Smuggler is the least discussed. AMONG SITH CLASSES: Bounty Hunter is the most discussed. Imperial Agent is least discussed. Check it all out for yourself and let us know if you think he’s on the right track…

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Bounty Hunter Character Progression Video

Watch BioWare’s latest trailer to see this Star Wars: The Old Republic class in action! This week’s Star Wars: The Old Republic update is all about the Bounty Hunter and some of the many devices they can use to take down their opponents. Bounty Hunters are feared throughout the Star Wars galaxy and in BioWare’s latest class advancement video, you can see why. The video provides a look at the multiple advancement paths that players can choose from and by the end you’ll be asking one question – where do they get those wonderful toys? Check out the video embed after the break. Join the forum discussion on this post

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