I'm having no problems at all on my Infiltration shadow, to be honest it's a blast doing warzones on her. Doing great damage and Force speed is just awesome for getting out of combat/Huttball/Voidstar.
It took me a while though to get the hang of the playstyle and if you have problems in pvp you should keep practicing to become beter...
Assasin/Shadow are far from bad in pvp if you are having problems then the problem lies with you and not with the class.
I think its you mate, I havnt played swtor yet, but if something 20 levels lower than you is giving you hassle, then its a safe bet its your play style
also from what I hear about assassins, they sound like the undead rogue of vanilla
I'm struggling to get to grips with darkness PvP but I relish the challenge. Can't wait to try Deception at some point
To be honest...from what you describes the class sounds awesome ha, but your complaints are nothing that a couple patches wont fix. I mean, hey the game JUST came out, there are DEFINITELY going to be glaring faults with each class. WoW was a disaster in terms of balance when it came out.
Assassin/shadows are the hyienes of swtor pvp. Their burst is low and almost entirely random. Even in that video it was an assassin in pvp gear fight people who were not in pvp gear. It makes a huge difference and the sad thing is that a newly 50 scoundrel would probably do about the same or better. The problem is that it's simply too easy to escape melee range and assassins/shadow just don't do very much damage. When I pvp on my alts and an assassin attacks me it's nuisance the same way a loud, small dog is. They early manage to kill me on their one, and even then I generally have to make a mistake. They're just not very good and are really fragile if they're not tank spec. I've invested a lot of time in my shadow because a wanted to play a stealthy dps class. Turns out I should have gone with smuggler.
The Assassin/Shadow are masters of getting away alive in World PvP and Warzones once you have the right abilities and use them well. And our damage is fairly good too. We're not the top-dog in terms of dishing out harm but we really have our moments in PvP with all our abilities. Force Slow, Force Sprint, Resilience, Force of Will on a fairly short cooldown, Deflection helps alot against melee and ranged classes and Force Cloak+Blackout followed by Mind Maze can really piss someone off.
You can put out more damage with an upheaval spec, or obtain more mobility with with digging into the Kinetic tree. Making errors in PvP as a Shadow means death though if you don't have Force Cloak ready from what I can tell. You are very squishy in shadow tech, so sacrificing a little force sometimes to go combat tech helps a little with being squishy, but you lose the ability to have a hard hitting armor-bypassing Breach then.
Last edited by Atelniar; 2012-01-09 at 09:24 AM.
There is common sense and ignorance. Choose one and accept the consequences.
Also, try using Maul from time to time, it helps...
wow is terribly unblanced everytime somebody screams our pve damage sucks and gets buffed watch them faceroll pvp, ie ret in wotlk
with tor they are working on fixxing the combat delay which will make things easier for mellee classes
Come try PvPing as a Jugg. Get burst down, unable to even damage a healer, and get slowed with no recompense anytime you touch an objective, like hutball.
A Jugg's strongest ability distracting someone so that the useful classes don't take damage.
Or I suck at it.
Probably a little of both
The problem is the assassin class isnt built the best for these warzone pvp area's... if you want to have the real fun on an assassin world pvp is where it is at, stocking your pray and BAM. They have no idea you're comming.