GUNSLINGER is terrible compared to other classes, the balance is not even close you have sorcs EASILY doing 50% more damage, i almost dont blame people for not picking up gunslingers. Most expensive/hardest class to play with dog water dps, and the most insane amount of damage taken due to animation locks ,long cast times and low survivability from the get-go. where does this leave gunslingers? playing pug roulette 24/7, with no gold and ultimately/eventually makiing a new main.
to top it all off NO CLASS REROLL TOKENS LOL? HELLO? LOSE MONEY MUCH?
Have u played with players equal ur skills? I play with static guild friends who got the same build (skill points, gem, ilvl) as me with a different class. I have never beaten them and they play artillerist, shadowhunter, deathblade, sorcerer. Not to mention skillwise, we are the same. Even ATK says gunslingers are weak atm. I got MVP against random pug on valtan hard. Mostly because i survived the ghost phase due to gunslingers mobility
You should just play the class you enjoy. SG balances this game on a very regular basis. (FYI, there’s like 2-3 more balance patches coming). The next one should be announced this weekend during LOA ON in KR.
So don’t worry if you’re playing a class with worse dps atm. Just look at SF. People consider it trash a few months back but now its like one of the new meta dps because of the recent buff.
Btw you rerolling main everytime there’s a balance patch because you’re a ‘META ANDY’ will cost you WAY MORE TIME & GOLD.
I guarantee if GS gets an insane buff in the next balance patch, those people saying GS is dogshit will be say GS needs nerf or just reroll to GS main.
Btw in KR, GS is still a very popular class that people want for end game raid and the dps is still top-tier. NA players in general have lower skill compared to other regions and GS is one of the hardest class to play and hits it maximum ceiling. I still see people with crit/spec gunslinger and 0 swiftness but complain about being animation lock.
ATK said gunslinger was weaker than gunlancer, but everything is weaker than gunlancer lol.
Saintone also said gunslinger is the most picked dps for hellmodes.
I wouldnt take what streamers say at face value.
The classes in this game are all extremely balanced and can preform well when played right.
Some are harder than others to get the damage numbers, but from a number perspective every class is balanced. infact stuff like dead eye or back attackers are the most overpowered classes dps wise on a fight like trixion. but in real encounter their numbers even out due to positionals and skill required to play them.
Excuse me? I’m a main gunslinger and i do outdps sorcs. It’s a hard class and you need to know bosses inside out on all animations and mechs but that’s honestly true for all classes since knowing that lets you dps more freely. Don’t blame the class if you are either bad on the class or bad on action games bc you don’t know how to manage animations and position yourself. I have zero problems getting on parties btw.
If you dying on lock animation you don’t know the time to dps or the skill you can use on that time available, that’s not a class problem, that’s a game skill problem
Do you even do the basic of using the quick step for the attack speed before using any shoot or riffle skill? Bc that’s a basic i see a lot of gunslingers not even doing
As a 1470 gunslinger main with 2 other gunslinger alts above 1370, i agree it doesn’t do as much damage as other classes right now.
The main problem is shotgun skills and focus shot having a long ass animation, and the other one is noticeable delay in input when switching weapons. Sometimes the stance switch inputs are ignored if you input too fast, leading to clunky gameplay.
Among hit master classes, gunslinger is probably the 3rd best behind artillerist and sorc. And compared to ambush master classes, it doesn’t do much damage period and in order to get cruel fighter, you are at the mercy of other dps’ incompetence rather than your own mastery.
I am actually in the process of swapping to shock scrapper. As the game matures,back attack classes like deathblade and scrapper will bave way more dmg for experienced players.