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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 2
01-30-2010, 02:40 PM
Tactical officers are far from gimpy in ground combat. Stealth combined with the highest damage out of all classes makes them nasty to deal with. I played one during the open beta and would be top in kills and damage by far in most matches, the only time i'd have to fight for that top spot was if i was teamed with Imell who is also tactical.

The class starts out kinda average, but you get stealth at tier 2 (via kit) and as you progress through the ranks you get all manner of buffs and debuffs, the ambush buff alone ends up almost +100% damage for 10 seconds. Some people went down the tank route with them but they never really did very well, played as a high damage hit and run you will dominate ground on them, engineers and sci for all everyone hates them aren't a problem to take down as tac. Use 2 x split beam rifles, almost identical damage to the sniper but hits 3 targets and doesn't root you while firing like the sniper does.