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Assault Rifle with Super Reflexes or Bio?


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What I want to understand is which one helps AR the most in terms of damage. I know that Bio gives steady damage but may hinder proc's or defense . Super Reflex gives defense recharge boost and also might allow more proc's but not a steady damage boost. Never played with AR but it looks like it would be fun on a Sentinel. Any info would be great. Thx

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Bio has the offense boost at the cost of a minor loss in defense. SR has bigger defense numbers at the cost of having basically baseline offense. You know, baseline but with 20% recharge, which does have its ramifications on offense.

 

In the end, the recharge boost pales in comparison to what a 7.5% to hit/25% damage boost with a proc will provide.

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OK cool thx for the clarification. Assault rifle/ bio armor it is. Looking over the powers it seems that I'll be taking everything in both. 

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Athletic Regulation isn't wholly necessary. You can also consider skipping Parasitic Leach.

 

For your final (single target) rotation you should really only be using Buckshot and Incinerator with your epic attacks. So Disorienting Shot and Slug are entirely skippable. The rest are good for filling out your AOE rotation.

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Wow those are the only two viable from the set for single Target rotation. I started one and I'm around the level 20. The powers seem to have a better flow compared to the Blaster version.

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I mean, you can use slug, but it will produce lower damage than a proc'd out Buckshot. But it also uses less endurance? So if you're having endurance issues holding up a Buckshot > Incinerate > Mind Probe > Dominate rotation, swap in Slug and see if it helps.

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Ignoring procs or leaning on epic pools (I know, I'm a heretic, bring on the bolters,) your best 3 attack chain will be Disorienting Shot, Incinerator, Burst, repeat. But DS, Incin, Full Auto would be prettier. I have not tested these chains nor calculated the recharge needed to make 'em happen. Just going off Mids for the halibut.

 

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I will never understand the "only buffs, no nerfs" crowd. Only being satisfied with an "I Win" button is no way to balance anything.

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7 minutes ago, Underfyre said:

I'd love to see that as a "rotation"

 

DAMN you for making me do math!

 

DS recharge 5 sec 1.056 cast

Incin recharge 12 sec 2.244 cast

FA recharge 90 sec 2.64 cast

...

 

Ok, yea, that ain't EVER happening.... but what can we do?

 

FA, DS, Incin, DS, repeat?

Get 90 down to 1.056+2.244+1.056 = 4.356 sec or .... yea, that ain't gonna happen.

 

Disregard! Fuckin AR....

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I will never understand the "only buffs, no nerfs" crowd. Only being satisfied with an "I Win" button is no way to balance anything.

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I've made it to level 25 and it's been fun so far. I think I want to try the ninja tool mastery for my Epic. I know Tashibishi is good but what about the others in the set?

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1 hour ago, Galamane said:

I've made it to level 25 and it's been fun so far. I think I want to try the ninja tool mastery for my Epic. I know Tashibishi is good but what about the others in the set?

 

DPA/DPS aside, my giant robot Beam/EnA loves having an Energy Sword. Rarely use it, though, as just beaming works great.

Death is the best debuff.

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