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A question to specialist players.

Empire_TW
5984 posts Member
I've been playing since launch and ever since I've been using and the default blaster for Assault, Heavy, and officer (Except when I was unlocking all the weapons and mods) but for the life of me I cannot use the specialist default, it is the worst gun in the game. Which is asham since I love the look of the DLT19X, DLT 19D, and the DLT 20

Is there any card loadout that could make it easier to use? I might just wait for a general specialist buff.
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  • WildSpace
    615 posts Member
    I used to struggle with it as well, but I’ve picked up some tricks to using it and now almost prefer it.
    So first, you have to just forget it’s a sniper rifle altogether. Don’t treat it like a sniper rifle. Treat it like the T-21B from the previous battlefront, or like the MK14 from battlefield. You can aim in with the scope to reach out if you need to, but mostly you’ll be running this in the mid-short range so ADS isn’t necessary.
    I no joke run the default sniper rifle as Rebels on the Death Star II and do exceedingly well. I’d recommend stealth, trip mine, and either survivalist or any other card of your choice. If you feel outmatched just goad them into following you into your trip mine. Works like 97% of the time because greedy people want the easy specialist kill and then BANG lol
    I’d focus up on honing your headshot accuracy. If you can get back to back headshots you will become scary lethal with it in CQ.
    The only targets I wouldn’t challenge are other specialists at distance or buffed officers at short range.
    Here’s some damage figures:
    1. Assault: 4-5 body shots/2 headshots 1 body shot
    2. Heavy: 5 body shots/3 headshots
    3. Officer: 4-5(7 if buffed)/2 headshots 1 body shot(4 headshots of buffed)
    4. Specialist: 2-3 body shots/2 headshots or 1 headshot 1 body shot
    It sounds low, but the fire rate makes it very possible to drop people quickly especially if you know the numbers.
    Hope some of this helps!
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  • tankertoad
    5921 posts Member
    Specialist is legit hard to grind.

    Imagine with double to kill requirement
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  • I play the Specialist often. I mainly use the NT-242 for open maps/long range. When I get in CQC I use the A280-CFE with burst. Its pretty effective midrange to close. Bounty Hunter and Stealth are ALWAYS 2 of my starcards and I alternate between the trip mine and the shield depending mostly if I'm on offense or defense , but sometimes I do swap them out depending on the phase, but thst doesnt happen to often. I know you were asking about the default weapon , which I have little experience with to be honest.
  • Danxoln
    2473 posts Member
    I never use default on the specialist, and I main the specialist since day 1
  • Assassino37
    1104 posts Member
    I remember it being a real grind until the IQA. Stealth is a must, other than that there isn't much card wise to change things.
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  • Jello770
    5592 posts Member
    Marksman.
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  • tankertoad
    5921 posts Member
    It help if they unbroke infiltration
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  • Empire_TW
    5984 posts Member
    WildSpace wrote: »
    I used to struggle with it as well, but I’ve picked up some tricks to using it and now almost prefer it.
    So first, you have to just forget it’s a sniper rifle altogether. Don’t treat it like a sniper rifle. Treat it like the T-21B from the previous battlefront, or like the MK14 from battlefield. You can aim in with the scope to reach out if you need to, but mostly you’ll be running this in the mid-short range so ADS isn’t necessary.
    I no joke run the default sniper rifle as Rebels on the Death Star II and do exceedingly well. I’d recommend stealth, trip mine, and either survivalist or any other card of your choice. If you feel outmatched just goad them into following you into your trip mine. Works like 97% of the time because greedy people want the easy specialist kill and then BANG lol
    I’d focus up on honing your headshot accuracy. If you can get back to back headshots you will become scary lethal with it in CQ.
    The only targets I wouldn’t challenge are other specialists at distance or buffed officers at short range.
    Here’s some damage figures:
    1. Assault: 4-5 body shots/2 headshots 1 body shot
    2. Heavy: 5 body shots/3 headshots
    3. Officer: 4-5(7 if buffed)/2 headshots 1 body shot(4 headshots of buffed)
    4. Specialist: 2-3 body shots/2 headshots or 1 headshot 1 body shot
    It sounds low, but the fire rate makes it very possible to drop people quickly especially if you know the numbers.
    Hope some of this helps!

    Thanks, I had DMRs in mind (I used the mk 11mod alot in bf4) the specialist's low health just makes going on the offensive hard. Have been trying the laser trip mine ever since I fell in love with the heavy's demo charge. Played blast a bit and you are right getting good with headshots is really the best advice.


    tankertoad wrote: »
    It help if they unbroke infiltration

    Its been half working for me.
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  • No reason to play default. Grind a bit and get something different.
  • Empire_TW
    5984 posts Member
    No reason to play default. Grind a bit and get something different.

    I have everything unlocked, all guns and all the mods for them. I just wanted advice on how I could make the default one useable.
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  • Well, then you got enough kills with it to unlock others. Do what you did to get those kills. Which with any sniper rifle used by a low health trooper: headshots.

    Specialist can be challenging enough. No need to add more to it. If you want a challenge, run one of the others with no attachments.
  • univurshul
    1667 posts Member
    The success of the specialist with the default blasters is same as playing the enforcers: they rock stock blasters, and you need to be really gud with the cooling flush. If you're always engaging your blue and yellow bars - or can do them by feel, then you'll be able to slay pretty solid with the DLT. The Sep droid specialists have a sweet primary too, much like the Resistance Heavies, IMHO the M45 is the best sounding blaster in the game. Sooo nice, that bass..

    So, load out the cooling flush star card on your specialist, maybe rock the shield until you're comfortable in mid-range shoot-outs. Zooming & flushing...Flushing & zooming...Rolling & zooming...
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  • Well, then you got enough kills with it to unlock others. Do what you did to get those kills.

    For the record, that's not entirely true. If you bought the Deluxe Edition of the game, among the things that were included was an unlocked blaster in each class (the third blaster/second unlocked to be specific) -- I have every mod for every weapon unlocked, and I have literally never used the default class blasters.
  • Empire_TW
    5984 posts Member
    Well, then you got enough kills with it to unlock others. Do what you did to get those kills. Which with any sniper rifle used by a low health trooper: headshots.

    Specialist can be challenging enough. No need to add more to it. If you want a challenge, run one of the others with no attachments.

    I'm not trying to challenge myself, just asking specialist mains how to make use of one of the specialist's blasters.
    univurshul wrote: »
    The success of the specialist with the default blasters is same as playing the enforcers: they rock stock blasters, and you need to be really gud with the cooling flush. If you're always engaging your blue and yellow bars - or can do them by feel, then you'll be able to slay pretty solid with the DLT. The Sep droid specialists have a sweet primary too, much like the Resistance Heavies, IMHO the M45 is the best sounding blaster in the game. Sooo nice, that bass..

    So, load out the cooling flush star card on your specialist, maybe rock the shield until you're comfortable in mid-range shoot-outs. Zooming & flushing...Flushing & zooming...Rolling & zooming...

    Yeah Ive been using the personal shield but I needed to swap it out for the trip mine, which is dumb because Id rather not have the shock grenade.
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