In this video, I discuss the mechanics for the Sharpshooter tree for the Gunslinger class in SWTOR, using footage of my 37 Gunslinger in a Huttball match (queued solo). Sharpshooter Gunslinger is the mirror to Marksmanship Sniper.
While the Sharpshooter tree contains talents that buff cast-time nukes, it also offers instant-cast nuking capability, defensive talents to boost mitigation and control gaps to opponents, and improved “mana” (Energy) management. Between Trickshot and the Foxhole talent, I rarely have to weave in the mana-free ability Rapid Shots. So more non-stop pew pew :)
Here is the spec used in the video
- Gunslinger: http://torhead.com/skill-calc#700bcrrdRoRZrz.1
- Sniper: http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#400bcrrdRoRZrz.1
At 50, if I don’t go 31 points into Sharpshooter, I am targeting the following 23/16/2 spec:
- Gunslinger: http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#700bcrrdRoRZrI0boRZb.1
- Sniper: http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#400bcrrdRoRZrI0boRZb.1
I’ll have to see whether Shock Charge with the 30% snare for 18 seconds is worth investing 16 points into the middle tree. A snare is the main thing Sharpshooter is lacking. TBD.
Let me know if you have any questions, tips, or feedback!
If you want to watch footage of a kick-ass Sharpshooter Gunslinger playing an almost identical spec at 50, check out Revy’s Gunslinger video:
To see me PVP’ing live, check out my TwitchTV channel. My stream features real-time commentary and between matches I interact with the Chat Room.
UPDATE (2012/04/26): I’ve changed my target spec at 50 from 23/16/2 to 28/13/0, to get the Surge talent toward the top of the SS tree. And I’d still have the 30% long-duration snare if needed.
– Gunslinger: http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#700bcrrdRoRGZrI00oM.1
– Sniper: http://www.torhead.com/skill-calc#400bcrrdRoRGZrI00oM.1
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