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Specs that synergize well with trailblazer.

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The right side of the tree is great with anything outdoorsy, really. Big-Game Hunter, Survivalist, Hermit or Pathfinder.

The whole left side of Trailblazer is buffs to being in cover, pretty much, and that'd be great for a spec that relies on shooting but not being shot at. That means anything ranged where the character might be in cover. Sharpshooter, for instance.

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I'm trying to plan a 3 spec spread and I'm looking at both scout and big game hunter... But also like sharpshooter... And for an odd choice I'm thinking saboteur, so i can use both disorient and the blast blast from explosive rounds... Ah to many ways to go.

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30 minutes ago, TheShard said:

I'm trying to plan a 3 spec spread and I'm looking at both scout and big game hunter... But also like sharpshooter... And for an odd choice I'm thinking saboteur, so i can use both disorient and the blast blast from explosive rounds... Ah to many ways to go.

I could see a Trailblazer/Gunslinger/Demolitionist being pretty destructive if you're going three specs. Get into cover and just hurl grenades! Replace Gunslinger with Mercenary Soldier for Strong Arm and you can hurl them at Medium Range, so maybe even better for this build.

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Don't neglect the F&D specs. Warleader gives you additional ranks of Prime Positions and sprinkles in some useful leadership tricks. Warrior provides more ranks of Prey on the Weak while also giving you a useful social channel through Coercion. Both specs let you grab most of their goodies without making you go through a Force Talent.

Within the Soldier career, it might also be worth noting that Medic offers a Survival talent Trailblazer doesn't have, another rank of Dodge, and expands your versatility quite a bit with healing capabilities and Well-Rounded. For similar reasons, you might consider Vanguard. The Trailblazer wants to keep their allies close, so expanding the ways you can help them is a valid path.

Trailblazer/Vanguard/Warleader could be a pretty fun squad support build.

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Might not seem obvious to begin with but a warleader / Trailblazer / Warden is a pure strain damagr machine.

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On 9/15/2017 at 8:17 AM, TheShard said:

I'm trying to plan a 3 spec spread and I'm looking at both scout and big game hunter... But also like sharpshooter... And for an odd choice I'm thinking saboteur, so i can use both disorient and the blast blast from explosive rounds... Ah to many ways to go.

What kind of character are you wanting? There's really a ton of ways to go. 

Raw combat ability? Try assassin and sharpshooter. 

Want to double down on stealth and traps? Thief and Outlaw Technician. 

Some social options, while capitalizing on disorient? Exile/Emergent and Aggressor. 

 

And so on. Tell us a bit about your character and the roll you want it to play at the table. You'll get way better suggestions. 

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Hes a sandperson, basically a reskinned shistivanan. 

Plays sneaky sniper, support, and suppressive fire from the explosive rounds of his rifle.

 

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So, yeah. I'd strongly consider going sharpshooter/Assassin. 

The big weakness is your lack of out of combat utility. You'll be an amazing shot, super sneaky, and a little bit of tracking/survival skill. In any kind of social encounter you'll be pretty much useless. This may or may not be a problem. 

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Demolitionist or Saboteur would synergize by enhancing the effects of your explosive rounds. Plus, they both give some boosts to sneaking about and doing Mechanics-type stuff. One of them might be a good alternative to Sharpshooter/Assassin if you want to enhance your out-of-combat uses.

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