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Opinions on El 16-HFE

So I just unlocked the weapon today and it's a bit lack luster on moment it's great the other I get destroyed. I would like to know your opinions on the weapon and what mods I should run

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  • It's more of a sniper weapon (mid-long distance).

    You won't win up close gun fights with it. Once you realize this, you will adapt your strategy and will find great success with the weapon.
  • The_Senate
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    edited February 2018
    It’s at its best on Crait since many people stick their head out, so this weapon can kill them in around 2 shots. I recommend using the first 2 mods.
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  • This is my favorite gun for the assault class. It’s great at mid to long range and usable at close range if you hit your shots. Go for headshots especially.

    I would recommend the reduced recoil attachment and the increased range attachment.
  • Perfect on some maps in GA but play style has to be adapted for mid to not quite long range whereas the CR is straight CQC and great for blast with the A280 being (imo) the best all around...never used the first gun.
  • Crouch when shooting at range and it has almost 0 recoil.
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  • Tastywaffles
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    edited February 2018
    I think it’s great. I do however find myself using the standard blasters more often now that I’ve unlocked everything for every gun. I find the DC-15 really great and fun to use when playing as a clone, for instance
  • Love it. Just wait until you get the recoil reduction and range extender mods. That gun is fantastic
  • I like this weapon alot, more than the CR2 in fact. I also like the weapon progression for the Assault class, which seems to take a philosophical full circle route.

    You start out with a basic single shot rifle that's reasonably accurate, then move on to auto rapid fire, and then finally back to the single shot gun. Except this time it hits HARD.
  • I like this weapon alot, more than the CR2 in fact. I also like the weapon progression for the Assault class, which seems to take a philosophical full circle route.

    You start out with a basic single shot rifle that's reasonably accurate, then move on to auto rapid fire, and then finally back to the single shot gun. Except this time it hits HARD.

    Wow hadn't noticed that
  • Thanks for your feedback everyone it has all been helpful
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    Cad_Bane wrote: »
    This is my favorite gun for the assault class. It’s great at mid to long range and usable at close range if you hit your shots. Go for headshots especially.

    I would recommend the reduced recoil attachment and the increased range attachment.

    This.
    Crouch when shooting at range and it has almost 0 recoil.

    And this. You can counter snipe so easily, and they'll never know what hit 'em.
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  • I’m terrible with it, but I don’t play assault much.
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  • It's a beast at almost all ranges if you can hip-fire headshots. Also it has the highest damage of assault class weapons and is good for taking down pesky enforcers with head shots.
  • It's a great blaster rifle. It shines in mid to long rang, but if you are accurate and can land headshots you can do well with it at close range too. Recoil mod and the one that increases damage at longer range are what seems to work best for me and players I know who use it.

  • It was one of my favorites until they stuck a lightbulb on your head every time you aim down sight. That greatly increases the odds of you being one-shot by a Specialist, which messed up the balance of the gun IMO. It's excellent range and counter sniping ability offset it's relatively low damage. Now of course you light up like a Christmas tree, begging to be killed whenever you aim, forcing you to hip shot all the time.
  • I get killed. Y it alot
  • Rubbish. Lowest dps in the assault class at all ranges.
  • Best mid to long range weapon in the game. The El Jefe in the right hands can compete with any set up. To bad those hands aren't mine.
  • You definitely want to have good aim to use this gun. If you land headshots it's the best gun in the game IMO.
  • Best gun in the game if you can aim. Ive dropped CR, blurgg, sentry, you name it. If you can hit headshots this gun is your best friend. Still pretty good if you don’t but it goes from good to great with better aim.
  • It's a good gun, but it has a few flaws. It could use a bit of a slower damage drop off while using but the range mod it help ballance it I feel. The other issue is thanks to its awkward firing rate it is much harder to hit a running or rolling target. It hits like a truck though, it drops a heavy with three headshots and anyone else with two.

    I think it's a better gun than the CR2 for the Assult thanks to vanguard doing such a good job at covering close range engagements. I personally prefer the A280 out of the three, but I do like the EL a lot as well.
  • I use it almost half the time when I play Assault, depending on the map. It's fantastic for Hoth, Crait, anywhere you have a lot of real estate between you and the enemy. I prefer the CR-2 for cqc.
  • I hate that gun. The fire rate before this last patch was "meh". Now it is painfully slow.
  • saltydog wrote: »
    I hate that gun. The fire rate before this last patch was "meh". Now it is painfully slow.
    I always use it for headshots, it takes like 2 shots to kill someone in the head.
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  • saltydog wrote: »
    I hate that gun. The fire rate before this last patch was "meh". Now it is painfully slow.

    They didn't update the EL 16-HFE in the last patch, saltydog; https://battlefront-forums.ea.com/discussion/94782/star-wars-battlefront-ii-release-notes-patch-1-1

  • I can hit them once in the head but not good enough with the recoil to follow up and land the second headshot. Usually first shot head, then two more to the body and it's stop drop and roll my a * * off because I am being lit up like a Christmas tree.
  • It was one of my favorites until they stuck a lightbulb on your head every time you aim down sight. That greatly increases the odds of you being one-shot by a Specialist, which messed up the balance of the gun IMO. It's excellent range and counter sniping ability offset it's relatively low damage. Now of course you light up like a Christmas tree, begging to be killed whenever you aim, forcing you to hip shot all the time.

    Really? Wow, I'm behind.
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  • Went back through the guns and the CR-2 is best CQB, A280 best all around but perfect for mid and EL takes up with being the best at long-range (depending on your version of long-range). Prefer the aforementioned with the EL being fine depending on your playstyle - be prepared to set up your engagements as the EL will not win many CQB's though.
  • Blazur
    4468 posts Member
    edited February 2018
    I use it occasionally, but only on maps where I suspect I'll engage in longer range combat. In CQC the CR2 is superior, but that gun is terrible at range.

    Although when fully upgraded the El 16-HFE can lay down prolonged fire, so if you get the jump on people you can kill several without having to perform a cooling flush.

    In general the CR2 is just more satisfying and suits my playstyle better.
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  • Each map suits each one of the Assaults last three weapons - they are all situationally very good ...use different quick scoping and trigger techniques to get the best out of them...I don't think there is one that is standout on every map/game mode though
  • does the EL-16 fire continuously or is it single fire if you hold the trigger/mouse key?
  • Blazur
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    NERFTHEOP wrote: »
    does the EL-16 fire continuously or is it single fire if you hold the trigger/mouse key?

    It fires continuously by holding down the mouse, but only at a very slow rate.
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  • I quite like it. It's the last weapon I have that needs to be unlocked. Much prefer it over the A280...
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  • I have been trying El Hefe but i kinda don't feel comfortable with that weapon. I mean yeah it hits like a truck but i find a280 to suite me better cuz i kinda like the burst option more and if you hit with those 3 bursts in the head you insta kill them. A280 requires more aiming per burst cuz if you miss with it you are at disadvantage until you fire again (kinda similar to the blurrg) unlike El 16 where you can spam fire with it and hope it hits them. If it had slightly better fire rate i would have used it instead of the A280. But i find A280 to be a better overall weapon for now:)
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  • Being a burst damage weapon, you will be harshly punished for missing, but you're also greatly rewarded for head shots.

    The only way you will win in CQC is with a headshot. The gun is basically a sniper though
  • Go range with the gun and the. Vanguard for up close and then range again
  • I think it’s great. I do however find myself using the standard blasters more often now that I’ve unlocked everything for every gun. I find the DC-15 really great and fun to use when playing as a clone, for instance

    This is the exact reason why base weapons should be free to use at all times. DC-15 and E-5 are my favorite base Assault weapons because of the no-scope zoom in 1st person. That and the weapon thread topic EL-16 are the only 2 (technically 3) I use.
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