A Complete User-Friendly Sith Marauder CARNAGE 5.2+ Guide
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The Carnage Discipline is the 2nd of 3 available paths for the Jedi Marauder Class. It provides great Burst damage, weaker Single Target Sustained damage and incredibly good Burst AoE damage. Due to the small number of abilities included in the main priority, the great burst potential and high mobility, it is ideal for leveling up.
What is Carnage Good For
The playstyle involves a small number of abilities and has an opener capable of dealing very high amount of damage to one of multiple opponents quickly and efficiently. The spec is ideal for fights involving frequent target switching and/or multiple targets boss encounters. The AoE potential of Carnage is incredible. At the time of writing this guide, even if played to the best of its abilities, Carnage is still a little behind the highest parsing disciplines in the game. It does not have a specific rotation (well, you could use one, but it would ONLY be viable for the Ops Dummy), but rather relies on a very important abilities priority list and a various attack combos.
My personal recommendation for leveling Marauders is to use the Carnage spec. Watchman offers decent self-support passive abilities that may help with tougher bosses during your leveling adventures and Rage in 5.0 is a very powerful spec, but nothing compares to the pure raw feeling of bashing your enemies with your melee weapon.
Changes in Patch 5.0
With Knights of the Eternal Throne and Patch 5.0 the Carnage spec was not changed significantly. Some of them I covered in this post as well as in my Class Changes Overview Video, based on the Developer Blogs.
- Ravage: This is now an instantly activated ability to help add more mobility to the Marauder.
- Gore: New ability for the Carnage Discipline. High damage ability that hinders the movement of your enemy and reduces their armor.
- Ruthless Aggressor: Vicious Throw refunds 2 rage on targets affected by your Obfuscate. Additionally, Vicious Throw is usable on targets affected by your Obfuscate, regardless of remaining health. Obfuscate also grants Ruthless Aggressor, increasing Force and tech defense by 75% for 6 seconds.
- Hidden Savagery: While Force Camouflage is active, you gain a charge of Hidden Savagery every 0.5 seconds. Each charge of Hidden Savagery increases the damage dealt by your next melee attack by 4%. Stacks up to 12 charges and lasts for up to 6 seconds after exiting Force Camouflage.
- Interloper: Force Charge grants Interloper, allowing you to activate Force Charge a second time. Interloper lasts up to 7.5 seconds and is removed if Force Charge is reused. If Interloper is not utilized by the end of its duration, Force Charge is placed on a 7.5 second cooldown. Additionally, Force Charge now builds 2 Fury.
Video guide to Marauder CARNAGE Discipline in SWTOR 5.0. Includes Ability Priorities, Standard Opener, Utilities and more
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