I've been looking through PvP videos lately, trying to figure out which class I should go with when Tera opens. I've only played Slayer and it seems like a fun fast-paced class. However, I notice that Priests seem to win 1 v 1s with full hp. Berserkers seem too slow to actually hit anything, same with lancers.
Can someone give me some pros and cons for each class on PvP?
It seems you're aiming for 1v1 pvp scenarios? Any class that can heal itself is usually pretty good in 1v1 situations as you tend to outlast your opponents.
I wouldn't say berserkers and lancers are too slow to hit anything, in fact the lancer is one of the most annoying classes to fight / get away from.
My honest opinion is play whatever you have the most fun with, not what people tell you to play. Most cases they will tell you to go whatever is most powerful at this point in time (FOTM) ,and seeing as we're all only lvl 32 (but have experienced up to 38), it's probably not the best idea to listen to them. From my experience the most "powerful" classes get "balanced" pretty early on too.
Good luck to you :)
PS: I hope you've got your flame suit on, this thread is going to get messy fast.
there will always be tactics to down and opponent, any class is good for pvp, just depends is that if you're able to play with it. so yeah like xiroth said, just try the classes out and see which one you like the best and have more fun with. healers are always good on 1 on 1 but in mass pvp they're zerged like crazy.
just remember, this game it's not about 1 vs 1... they will be occasion where you get a 1 vs 1 scenario but it will be very rare. mass pvp will always shine in pvp servers.
don't believe that overpowered class in pvp exist, every class has its pros and cons.
don't think lightly on berserkers, they may be slow... but they can easily 1 shot you, very high damage. lancers maybe slow in killing an opponent but they're relentless, very difficult to escape from on or to kill one. archers have good damage, but are quite squishy, also when you get hit by a melee the stagger effect is hell to escape from. (i play archer) and the other ones i haven't really played them so i don't know much. but yeah, the slayer its a good all rounder class. you will have no problems in pvp with it.
just play what you know to play and like. i have been archer almost all my mmo life, sometime its not pretty, but it is what i love.
I've really enjoying nuking people on my Sorcerer so far. Just for your information. The most challenging and fun thing I have done is win 1 v 1s either isolated from group or during solo play against Lancers.
Most smart Lancers will jump on the Sorcerer as soon as possible in Group v Group in my experience. Although they seem the perfect counter class against a Sorcerer it's all about doing damage with the moves they are not expecting to block.
Hehe priests 1v1.
You made me giggle with that.
Lancers are very very hard to kill being tanks and all, but good luck dealing damage with them.
Picking a class should be more about what your preferred play-style is and not "Hey guys, which class is OP?" as these things change in MMO's quite often.
As a dedicated slayer, I can beat all classes more than 75% of the time with the exception of Mystic (damn the x4 blink). Lancers are actually quite easy to beat 1v1 if you find the strategy for them. I can get health back with the overhand strike ability (which gives a lot more than you assume in a single fight)
Thank you all for your replies. I've decided to play Lancer seeing as I love tanking and they seem to do quite well in PvP as well.