SWTOR Concealment Operative and Scrapper Scoundrel Class Changes for 5.4

Here are the Concealment Operative / Scrapper Scoundrel class changes for Patch 5.4 coming August 22.

Class Changes: Concealment Operative / Scrapper Scoundrel | 08.16.2017, 07:21 PM

Below are the upcoming changes for Concealment and Scrapper coming in Game Update 5.4.


Note: All changes below are currently in development and are subject to change before being released.


  • Acid Blade’s damage has been reduced by 27.78%
  • Collateral Strike’s damage has been reduced by 27.68%


  • Flechette Round’s damage has been reduced by 27.78%
  • Flying Fists’ damage has been reduced by 27.68%

DevNotes: The Concealment / Scrapper discipline was dealing more DPS than intended, so we made a couple changes to shrink it down a bit. These changes allow the Concealment Operative / Scrapper Scoundrel to still deal decent burst damage while having their sustained damage output brought in line with the DPS target.



  • Bang bang

    Well done bioware. Fuck things up again.improve one, fuck the other one.

  • Epowerbiggs

    Looks like a 400-500 dps loss to me. I do appreciate the specificity here vs. the vagueness in the ruffian/lethality post, though. At least we know.

  • Iris

    Tfw the worst burst spec in the game received a bigger nerf than the best

    • Roscoe

      Definitely not the worst burst spec, though I agree carnage doesn’t look like it’s getting tuned down enough.

  • Nerfoperatives

    That’s what operatives deserved. Gj bioware

  • Ry

    Wait what… Concealment was never over performing. If anything, Lethality needed more nerf and concealment needed buff. Besides, shouldn’t melee classes be doing more dps than your ranged mercs/snipers?

    Not to mention the lack of defensive cooldowns….

    • Zanwell

      yup. biofail back at it again

  • vbs

    Oh jeeeeh, BioWare’s idiot squad, aka class balancing team, is back at work.

  • kp0

    These changes…
    are result of RNG, aren’t they?

    These guys who decide about the changes don’t play the game, they just start a RNG. This time the RNG said: 27,78.

  • PsychoTech ARMS

    at this point, their just doing this to laugh at pissed off people. They know you all will still buy hypercrates.

  • ConcernedGuest

    Both styles are just hilarious … come on ppl … running around stabbing or punching someone in the middle of a blaster fight? This is ridiculous.

  • Zanwell

    wait what, they’re hard nerfing conc when leth does way more damage? lolk.

  • Justin

    Haha, Bioware employees are retarded. Noobs that get their asses kicked in PvP by Operatives bitch and whine how they need to be nerfed. IDIOTS. Try playing one, it’s one of the hardest classes to play in PvP and do well with and also one of the easiest to kill. How often do you see an Operative do 4-5k DPS in an 8v8 warzone like Mara’s, jugs, Sins, PT’s, Snipers pretty much every other DPS class can pull off!? You don’t, it’s rare as hell because the class has to spend 50% of their time rolling and self healing. This class has been wrecked by nerfs over and over since 1.X. I can still get on my Merc with 3 lives and pull 5.5k DPS in a WZ lol, but Operatives need a nerf hahahahaha

  • Shawn Landau

    man that sucks, scrapper has been my baby since vanilla, seeing it get the short stick repeatedly over the years really breaks my heart :/

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