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    Default Level 20 Commando Gear Comparison

    My Commando has reached level 20, I have the gear I want, time for numbers! Thanks to WhoIsThis for pointing me in that direction and thanks to MrsBerry for helping me farm lots of the gear!

    Armor

    First I compared three different sets. They are not really sets, but combinations of items with similar names . There is no set bonus in SL yet.
    I used the same weapon with all sets to focus on the other gear.

    Set 1:
    Veteranís Ironite Helmet
    Veteranís Ironite Chest
    Veteranís Ironite Shoulders
    Veteranís Ironite Boots
    Veteranís Ironite Armguards
    Veteranís Beta and Beyond Sniper Rifle
    Mega-Muscle Stat Amplifier

    This is the set for a commando with an own credit card. All items are bought for platinum. And also, in my opinion, it's the best looking set.

    Set 2:
    Modified Mark IV DuraSteel Helmet
    Mark IV DuraSteel Plate
    Iridium Cover
    Modified Mark IV DuraSteel Boots
    Modified Mark IV DuraSteel Arms
    Veteranís Beta and Beyond Sniper Rifle
    Mega-Muscle Stat Amplifier

    This is the trash drop set. DuraSteel items are very common. As far as I know there is no DuraSteel back armor, so I used the Iridium Cover which is a quest reward.

    Set 3:
    Iridium Helmet
    Iridium Plate
    Iridium Cover
    Iridium Stompers
    Veteranís Ironite Armguards
    Veteranís Beta and Beyond Sniper Rifle
    Mega-Muscle Stat Amplifier

    This seems to be the best set that drops at the moment. But I never have seen Iridium arm armor yet - so I used the ones from set 1.



    So I'd say, there is no need to spend a lot of platinum for a full Veteran's set. Only the significantly higher health and mana are real advantages. And the looks, of course . So if you don't want to spend much platinum and are willing to use stimpack earlier, start with DuraSteel gear and replace items with Iridium drops and a few Veteran's for health and mana.
    The differences in skill damage are pretty small, I wouldn't make a set decision based on that.


    Weapon

    In the next step I wanted to compare some weapons. I used all four weapons with set 3 to make them better comparable.

    The Weapons:
    Veteran's Beta and Beyond Sniper Rifle, 0.8 speed, from platinum store
    Rumble, 0.9 speed, boss drop
    Veteran's Pirate Cannon, 0.7 speed, from platinum store
    The Foreman, 0.7 speed, boss drop



    If you have 5 platinum to spend, buy the Beta and Beyond Rifle. It looks good and seems to have the best stats for now. Pirate's cannon though is seriously overpriced. I was a bit disappointed by the Rumble, because most of the commandos I talked with assumed that the best weapon.

    So my advise: if you don't care about a perfect set look and are willing to spend some platinum, combine Iridium gear with two Veteran's armor items and a Beta and Beyond Rifle. This should be a nicely balanced set.

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    Is Rumble a heavy weapon? If so, the reason the dps is low is because each attack is area of effect.
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    Nice work Mr.Wallace! Been interested in a comparison like this. I currently have most of the Iridium stuff equipped, I have everything but the sleeves also. Seems like they don't drop in the beta or are rare. Also, my chest armour is the Battlemarked Breastplate. I have Iridum also, but I'm not sure which is better overall.

    Quote Originally Posted by Derajdefyre View Post
    Is Rumble a heavy weapon? If so, the reason the dps is low is because each attack is area of effect.
    Heavy weapons have an AoE attack? I did not know this... Where did you find/hear about this? Makes me want to equip them now hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horsethe View Post
    Heavy weapons have an AoE attack? I did not know this... Where did you find/hear about this? Makes me want to equip them now hehe.
    Can't find a source right now, but the commando only heavy weapons do AOE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otukura View Post
    Can't find a source right now, but the commando only heavy weapons do AOE.
    Good to know! I'm gonna try rumble now. Any idea what the other class specific weapons do?


    EDIT: I can be your source hehe. It does do AoE!
    Last edited by Horsethe; 07-20-2011 at 09:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horsethe View Post
    EDIT: I can be your source hehe. It does do AoE!
    Hehe tried too, suddenly, Rumble is not so bad! Although unfortunately the Veteran's Hendly SAW is superior to Rumble, which has only the added Str as an advantage. So here again, paying 5 platinum beats farming...
    But with the AOE info I now use a heavy weapon for mob clearing and a rifle for boss, loadout stress already.

    Quote Originally Posted by Horsethe View Post
    Also, my chest armour is the Battlemarked Breastplate. I have Iridum also, but I'm not sure which is better overall.
    Thanks to Romgar I have a Battlemarked Breastplate too - it seems to be the better choice than Iridium. You get more health and mana, and only sacrifice 1 hit. No wonder they are so expensive in the auction house.
    Last edited by Mr.Wallace; 07-20-2011 at 11:24 PM. Reason: typos... very early morning here :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Wallace View Post
    Hehe tried too, suddenly, Rumble is not so bad! Although unfortunately the Veteran's Hendly SAW is superior to Rumble, which has only the added Str as an advantage. So here again, paying 5 platinum beats farming...
    But with the AOE info I now use a heavy weapon for mob clearing and a rifle for boss, loadout stress already.



    Thanks to Romgar I have a Battlemarked Breastplate too - it seems to be the better choice than Iridium. You get more health and mana, and only sacrifice 1 hit. No wonder they are so expensive in the auction house.
    I spent platinum on the sleeves and the implant, I've already crafted the TK2 X-ARC Cannon for lvl 21 if I get there. Prob won't pay platinum for anything else until I see what's in the full release. The reality is there isn't really any need to spend on gear atm as the difference is fairly small.

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    Obviously there are "Cycorp power arms" to (visually) complete the iridium set. Haven't seen them myself yet, if anyone sells them, let me know.

    I'm sure in two weeks we will laugh about once having discussed which green gear is better . But maybe there will be a revival - level 21 beta gear twinks!

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    @Wallace

    Iridium arms at this point don't exist. Nobody has ever seen any iridium arms ever being dropped (and there aren't any commandos wearing them). It might be a bug, in which case an issue may need to be raised.

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    haha TY WALLACE. I now know what gear to use ^^
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    Can you post some pics of the gear plz? I'm really curious of how they look

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    Rumble is the best because of the aoe damage. Giving you are a good comm and know how to bunch your enemies together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingGiant View Post
    Rumble is the best because of the aoe damage. Giving you are a good comm and know how to bunch your enemies together.
    Agreed, although I sold my rumble and went for the crafted lvl 21 Commando weapon. The extra dodge was too good to turn down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Wallace:355289
    Obviously there are "Cycorp power arms" to (visually) complete the iridium set. Haven't seen them myself yet, if anyone sells them, let me know.

    I'm sure in two weeks we will laugh about once having discussed which green gear is better . But maybe there will be a revival - level 21 beta gear twinks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horsethe:355090
    Quote Originally Posted by Otukura View Post
    Can't find a source right now, but the commando only heavy weapons do AOE.
    Good to know! I'm gonna try rumble now. Any idea what the other class specific weapons do?


    EDIT: I can be your source hehe. It does do AoE!
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    I decided to go Comando my first SL char, any tips?
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    what about the overtime gun whats your thoughts on that to rumble

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    What gives the extra 1 health regen in set 3?

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    What's your ign for SL?

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    Omg mr w! Wb! Pls introduce yourself if its ok for u since im using same ign players hehehe

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