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    How is an MM anti-caster or anti-melee..

    How do you kite melee when they have ranged abilities that can kill you too.

    Or they catch up to you with all the gab closers they have.

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    MM range = 35m.

    Everyone else 30m or less

    and its not easy. If it was MM would be very op. You don't kite players like you kite mobs.
    Last edited by XEshamX; 05-17-2011 at 04:43 PM.

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    Just because you make a different title doesn't mean you can bring up the same issue being discussed in different threads.
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    Kiting was never meant to be easy. You have to try different things, if it doesn't work, change it. Just because you are a ranged class with no pet, doesn't mean you're automatically handed the secrets of kiting.
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    Warriors' max attack range is about 20m, MM is 35m
    Theorically a good MM can kite a warrior to death too eee zzzz

    Practically, most of the players knows how to LoS so the MM can't hit them (there are generally many places to hide. So yea, depends on where you fight and how skillful the MM is, they can be very useful.
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    If your having trouble kitting with an MM you would have fun with a mage, lol.

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    It's not easy to kite - it's mostly an art form. MM just has the paint brush tools to do it while other classes have blunt hammers, sponges and Play-Doh.

    Pre 1.2, it was next to impossible to do reliable kiting because of CC. With diminishing returns and CC breakers, 1.2 just allows this type of play-style to happen ***when there is room for it*** Kiting is definitely not possible to do most of the time when there is a flag/fang objective. Kiting is mostly relegated to open world PvP (or RvR zones in other MMOs).

    You lose nothing unless you are a MM trying to kite. If you are having trouble with other class gap closers, you probably should not be playing a MM (or need to keep practicing the art).
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    Quote Originally Posted by AvdielZion View Post
    How is an MM anti-caster or anti-melee..

    How do you kite melee when they have ranged abilities that can kill you too.

    Or they catch up to you with all the gab closers they have.
    Because snares are on immunity now, so it's impossible to even hope to be able to cause any damage as a melee spec.

    And some snares don't even work in PvP at all.

    If you die to ranged abilities on 10-15 second cooldowns while all of your big DPS abilities are ranged and you're running around at > 30% speed, you're bad.

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    MM Kiting tools:
    Swift Shot
    Hasted Shot
    Static Shot
    Repelling Shot
    On the Double/Getaway
    Retreat
    Quick Reload

    Grabbing Crippling Shot the from the Ranger is also very helpful.

    It takes time and practice, but once you get it, it's fairly easy
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