PvE Sharpshooter Gunslinger Guide
Basic Theory: Apply main DoT, Uses Hard Hitting (casted) abilities, Use casted abilities, repeat.
XS Freighter Fly-by -> Smuggler's Luck -> Aimed Shot -> Charged Bust -> Vital Shot -> Trickshot -> Illegal Mods -> Penetrating Rounds -> Burst Volley -> Penetrating Rounds -> Trickshot -> Aimed Shot -> Charged Blast -> Trickshot -> General Rotation
Vital Shot -> Aimed Shot -> Charged Blast -> Trick Shot -> Charged Blast -> Penetrating rounds -> Trick Shot.
Since this spec is priority based there are a couple of nuances to the rotation.
- Do not delay Penetrating Rounds to another ability unless it is mid cast. It needs to be used on cooldown. Burst volley needs to be used after Penetrating Blast to reset it and re-use immediately.
- Trickshot is to be used before and after any casted ability (Aimed Shot and Penetrating Rounds) or when it is Procc'ed. Trick shot doesn't need to be Procc'd in order to use it. It just needs to be either active or off cooldown. Essentially it is used every 2-3 GCDs.
-Charged Blast is priority over Aimed shot since the activation time is less. This is unless you are either buffing Aimed Shot with Smuggler's Luck or doesn't delay Penetrating Rounds.
- Smuggler's Luck is used to buff Aimed Shot, Illegal Mods is used to buff the combination of Penetrating Rounds/Burst Volley/Penetrating Rounds combo.
- Use Cool Head when under 50%
Augmented Gearing Stats:
-Accuracy: 110% (or as near to that number as possible) Use Proficient Stims to minimize the amount of accuracy augments needed.
-Alacrity: Filler for remaining slots once accuracy and critical stats maximized.
-Relics: Serendipitous Assault / Focused Retribution
-Ear: Adept (Critical)
-Implants (Both): Adept (Critical)
Parsing dummy: 2.5 Mil HP Dummy with armor reduction module, 10 parses to average.
Augmented 230 gear: Average 6,500 DPS
Parsing Note: I was unable to get to 6K DPS with un-augmented gear. Being that the class is riddled with casted and channeled abilities, Alacrity needed to be increased. I averaged 5.5K DPS with un-augmented gear.
**Note: This is a guide based on what I have experimented with. It is subject to change and others might have differences in what works best for them***