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Marauder - Heavy Swing.. any concrete info on it?Follow

#1 Oct 08 2010 at 10:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, I've just amassed 8,000 Marauder Guild Crests, and am ready to redeem my first reward.

Heavy Swing seems great, but I can't seem to find a concrete answer on whether or not it requires more stamina, or essentially replaces Light Swing. People assume that just because the Heavy/etc. versions of other jobs require more stamina, that this one does too.

The catch is that the other jobs' versions all have special abilities tied to them (reducing TP, increasing enmity, etc.), while Heavy Swing does not, so I'm assuming it's just an overall upgrade for Light Swing. Anyone know for sure?

I'm torn between that and Intimidation, for tanking purposes, and this question on stamina will make the decision all the more simple.

Also, mods, please don't move this to the Marauder forum; there's a thread there on this that I recently bumped, and there's really no one there to answer it.

Thanks again!
#2 Oct 08 2010 at 10:28 PM Rating: Good
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mostly we didnt answer it because....we dont know. i havent seen any info regarding it one way or the other.

so the best i can say is....try it and tell us.
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#3 Oct 08 2010 at 10:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Ir requires more stam but does about 30% more dmg
#4 Oct 08 2010 at 10:42 PM Rating: Good
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The amount of extra stamina it uses up is negligible compared to how much more damage it deals than Light/Broad Swing. I bought it during Beta and it was worth the marks.
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#5 Oct 09 2010 at 12:17 AM Rating: Good
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it does more damage but takes a bit more stamina. It also hits less on higher level mobs. So use it for damage, not to generate TP.
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