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Forest of Endor

Use Stinger Pistols to take out Heroes!

I've posted this before, but everyone please remember -- when you're getting steamrolled by the heroes that choke and infest this game, use your Stinger Pistols on them! I've wiped out four or five heroes in a match just by myself using this device, and even when it doesn't kill them it sends them scurrying.

Fellow troopers, rise up! Take your stand with me, help to cast down these idols who have for too long dominated this game. Sting them until their veins flow with our venom! Chase them out until only the stalwart troopers remain!

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  • ZephanUnbound
    3067 posts Member
    edited January 29
    Yeah, the stinger pistol is tragically underused considering how good it is against heroes/villains. Maybe if DICE made it a bit more useful against troopers more people would use it.
  • It definitely makes them run away very fast. Definitely underrated ability, and does really make people rage.
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  • I do it. It’s the only time I ever feel like I have any agency in this game.

    pH
  • It is my favorite card in the game. I wish all classes had them. I hope they never get touched.
  • Considering the influx of worse that useless new players to the game who barely even know what direction they're supposed to move, I don't think you'll see an increase in smart gameplay.
  • MagicalMuffinDruide
    1456 posts Member
    edited January 30
    Love it to make others mad after they enrage me, I always have it on
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  • Lagodaki
    912 posts Member
    edited January 30
    lol, when someone stinger pistol me on the emperor, I immediately start dodging around, Head to the source, kill the kid, and make sure he gets a big nice emote for the rest of the game. Theres honestly more effective means of dealing with heroes, this is just a somewhat trolly gimmicky way.
    It isn’t always one “source” usually when one person is using it a few copy, I think the stings add up.
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  • I’ve found the DC-15 + ES is also very effective against heroes.
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  • honestly the stinger pistol feels a bit overpowered dont think its a good idea to try and get more people to use it but it sounds like you dont like heroes so guess you dont care.
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  • It’s a nice counter attack, however I find bouncy heroes make for difficult targets. :D
  • Bandicoot
    956 posts Member
    edited January 30
    Stinger pistol only really does anything when you've f****d off the whole team and 6 of them start hunting you, it's like the final blow. 90 percent of the time it's just mildly irritating like a mosquito bite. I do love killing the same stinger pistol specialist over and over, free kills.
  • In my experience it’s rather effective. I just wish there was more ‘feedback’ in terms of sound or something when you fire as it feels like you’re doing nothing. It’s a bit like the assault’s flash pistol.

    pH
  • The issue is that it's on the Specialist. Considering both pistols the assault and specialist have, their roles are flipped compared to the classes. WHy doe the Assault, the rush in and storm the bunker class get a blinding pistol that doesn't have that much of an effect to validate using it as an opening to attack? The Stinge rwould work so much better as it would force enemies into cover to wait out the heal or risk dying, giving an opening to rush and punish.
  • Yep. If just 2 or 3 people go after you with stingers....youre basically dead. Not sure if the damage stacks but yeah

    I play on console so people are brain dead, you don't see it much.
  • As soon as I get to the endor phase 3 bunker I morph into superstinger and go to town. It’s hilaire watching heroes’ movement change as they take a moment to find out just what the flipping heck is going on.

    pH
  • Cadoth
    1164 posts Member
    I literally never use the stinger but the only time I’ve ever used it the entire enemy team was cursing me cause I kept shooting their heroes for the whole third phase on kashyyyk. I’m not proud of it but I have to admit that it was funny, I was laughing so hard while playing
  • At choke points with a hero or two holding the line I will always break out the Specialist and the stinger pistol.
  • Sorry Hero full timers...we had to have SOMETHING to intimidate you from just charging into us and getting health on every 2 saber swing kill. It seems so fitting that they get overly upset.
  • It is my favorite card in the game. I wish all classes had them. I hope they never get touched.

    They've nerfed the thing since release. It was really great at the outset. You think heroes run from it now? As someone noted "it's the only time I have any agency." I don't feel like that now but at release I sure did.

    More stinger pistol is a must during HU.
  • That's right. Who needs events when you can just use SKILL?
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  • Lagodaki
    912 posts Member
    edited January 30
    The flash pistol and repulsor cannon are funny ways to mess with them too
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  • I still think the DC-15 + ES is the best. Someone blocking with a saber still takes some splash damage, which means they aren’t regening health. Same goes for when they think their safe tucked around a corner and you can still see the saber glow. Hit em in the toes to push them back further and keep the health regen from triggering.
    Phyrebrat wrote: »
    As soon as I get to the endor phase 3 bunker I morph into superstinger and go to town. It’s hilaire watching heroes’ movement change as they take a moment to find out just what the flipping heck is going on.

    pH

    I may have start doing this in general. Phase 3: stinger time
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  • Lagodaki wrote: »
    The flash pistol and repulsor cannon are funny ways to mess with them too

    I was laughing so hard once, i pushed a jumping rey on Naboo into the wall, shot her again into the wall and after killed her with my CR2, So Rey... still thinking that you "handle" yourself??!?! hahha
  • Piscettios wrote: »
    I’ve found the DC-15 + ES is also very effective against heroes.

    As a Heavy main the DC-15/ES is my go to as well when it is wall to wall hero so I'm looking forward to the event. I occasionally feel bad for the enemy troopers caught in the crossfire but the feeling doesn't last long. >:)
    It will be good to get back into the Specialist and the SP as well.
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  • I use the melee shield combo with my specialist to take down heroes. I usually have a 50% chance of them not knowing what's going on and just continuing to get hit. I once took down a fully healthed Vader. I could feel the rage through my controller.

    I have no sympathy tho. All heroes deserve to be taken down unmercifully.
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