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Miner v Commando

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by joey4track, May 5, 2013.

  1. joey4track

    joey4track Ketchup Robot

    This thread is a long time coming.

    So, many people like to crap on the miner and say that the commando is better. I'm not going to disagree per se, but I do think that our mining friend is underrated. Once you grasp his playstyle I think he actually has more survivability than the commando. He can hit multiple targets with his basic attack and has a little more mobility, and in this game mobility is key.

    That being said, I usually play with the commando because I think he is more fun :p
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    • gangwarily

      gangwarily Astral Cartographer

      I love both...but the room to fuck up is a lot greater with the Miner ;D
      • Daimera

        Daimera Cosmic Narwhal

        I played the Miner predominantly in the Alpha, but Commando predominantly in the Demo. I still have both versions installed and go back and forth between the two because I like the music and balancing of the Demo, but I like the wider variety of items in the Alpha. Between the two, I actually prefer the Miner more (there is something inherently badass about dual-wielding pickaxes and relying predominantly on explosive charges), but the Commando's face-meltingly fast base attack speed rebalance in the Demo makes him easier to use with the smaller collection of powerups.
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        • Autzome

          Autzome Black Hole Surfer

          I enjoyed the Commando~ it made me move around and i felt some real dynamics working as for the miner i felt like i moved around even more and i had to think fast and act intelligently so there was a lot challenge going on; at the end of the day i had the more fun with the commando.
          • ArrTeaSea

            ArrTeaSea Big Damn Hero

            i personally enjoy playing both but Commando is definitely my go to guy. I like some sort of distance c': Id say it takes a tad more skill to get really good with the Miner vs Commando.
            • CommodoreFrank

              CommodoreFrank Subatomic Cosmonaut

              I find the Miner to be a lot more fun, but boy can he be hard to use when enemies start to cluster up. I'm looking forward to seeing what other high risk classes will be in the game.
              • SuperMann

                SuperMann Subatomic Cosmonaut

                I thought the Commando was much easier/more fun to play, but I can definitely see the Miner's advantages.
                • ZebraJ

                  ZebraJ Title Not Found

                  Miner all day, everyday. Nothing better than dual-wielding.
                  • navar0nius

                    navar0nius Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                    In the Alpha, the commando was a bit less powerful (mostly due to the base attack shooting just once), and miner was my go-to character.
                    • DNLK

                      DNLK Scruffy Nerf-Herder

                      In late game you just not suppose to stay close to any enemy and this is why commando is better. He has enough stuns and ability to avoid enemies going close. He not forced to go melee and this is a key to survive. I really tried to play miner as long as i could do it with commando but I just forced to run around and not fighting cause it way so painful to do melee.
                      • gangwarily

                        gangwarily Astral Cartographer

                        Miner relies more on specific items in my opinion.
                        • Salem_1337

                          Salem_1337 Subatomic Cosmonaut

                          Commando is easier to play, however I think that Miner has better survivability
                          • Felonious

                            Felonious Existential Complex

                            I enjoy the miner more, simply because it's mobile, fight or flight playstyle, however I have to say that the Commando is much easier due solely to his range alone.
                            • petelectro

                              petelectro Subatomic Cosmonaut

                              miner with missiles is a lot of fun. you just really need to find barbed wire and leeching to move past level 3.
                              • Myth

                                Myth Space Penguin Leader

                                The range is far too valuable. Miner is fun, but commando is superior, due to it's ranged capabilities.
                                • starwoof

                                  starwoof Space Hobo

                                  In what universe does the commando even hold a candle to the miner? Late game the miner has enough cooldown items to be literally invulnerable as he chains dashes.
                                  • Double S

                                    Double S Pangalactic Porcupine

                                    From playing the demo, I can say that I like the Miner better. Up-close and personal is more my style anyway. The backward charge saved me more than a couple times.
                                    • Draken09

                                      Draken09 Black Hole Surfer

                                      I'm new to this, and I must say that the commando's range gives it a distinct advantage over the miner, as in the only time I have beaten a boss was the giant golem when I could attack it from across a small ledge and it had no way of retaliating. Still, I think I enjoy the miner more, since everything is much more action-packed and I enjoy dancing circles around my foes.
                                      • Lmaoboat

                                        Lmaoboat Void-Bound Voyager

                                        Just get enough jet packs as commando, and you can survive indefinitely.
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                                        • sackboy97

                                          sackboy97 Aquatic Astronaut

                                          I can't play with the miner because i have to stay too close to enemies and for his "roll" backwards.

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