You'd be crazy not to. I didn't get any real PVP on a Lancer unless you count being ganked, but they're supposed to be the absolute best solo PVPer due to the rounded nature of their skillset and an excellent group PVPer due to the control aspects of the class.
Ok, Thank Ahmon! Ill be having my first class be a lancer! Any tips that you've got for playing one?
I did plenty of pvp on my lancer and this is what I can tell you. With the best gear at level 38 I could beat most classes of equal gear in a duel. On my own I doubt I could kill anyone that didn't want to be killed though unless I vastly out-geared or out-leveled them.
In GvG, mass scale pvp I mostly pulled and stunned people so others could kill them. I also served as a hiding spot for ranged classes to dmg the other side.
In small scale pvp I just pulled and and locked down people and harassed others, mainly the healers.
Don't go in thinking the lancer is a pvp powerhouse. Its true that at max lvl a solo player will more than likely avoid the lancer but that's because it usually involves a long drawn out battle where they will be slowly chipped away until death.
Lancer sounds like a amazing class to pvp with. But if I was to run into a objective place and there is a guy just standing around would I be able to talk him down with a few minutes? Also if I did get stuck fighting a 2-4 man ground could I hold out long enough to get help? Thanks
Block alone means you will never lose a duel and possibly even lot's of 2v1. You might not kill anyone either, but you wont die.
Personally...and I may catch flames for this, but I think Lancer block should have a max damage cap like Zerks do. Just seems too cheesey right now to just hold forever and block a nuclear bomb, lower your shield with a troll face on your shoulders.
If lancer is more of a stand and block type class and not alot of killing potential, what would be a good class that still can live longer then a few seconds and still can kill.