Hello everyone that loves and focues @ PvP I've been playing mmos for 7 years. What interests me the most is the highend/top-tier pvp and how it will look like. Even before the game release I am interested what will be ideal party comp ,how the actuall (arena in this case) gameplay will look like and what do YOU think about what YOUR class can bring to high-end pvp. In short: theorycrafting ,something i find enjoyable , there is still 3 months till the game release but it doesn't mean we cannot share our thoughts and assumptions let me start: How do I think party comp will look like ? At this moment predicting party composition is very hard as we don't have a lot of information about the game BUT i do think that the party "core" will include 2 classes. Those classes are Medic and Esper/Spellslinger both on healing builds. Why ? beacause of the variety and uniqueness of how both mentioned healers gameplay looks like. Medic reminds me of Warrior Priest/DoK from Warhammer online ,a medium armour healer that is in the field of battle with his armour making him able to surive through the dmg and group heals to support the group and also very important feature of Medic -> being able to restore the shields of your party members. The second healer that will heal alongside medic will be as mentioned above Esper or Spellslinger ? why beacause it reminds the typical healer from other mmo's. Light armour ,strong single target heals and big numbers. It's typical healbot we all love and enjoy ,a trusted teammate that have to put with all the bs of always blaming healer in the first place if the group wipes. I do think that both of those classes will be the MAIN healer that will have the crucial job to provide fat heals ,while Medic will be more of a supportive type of healer. Why do I think the "meta" will consist of 2 healers ? beacause from what I saw how CC works in this game and how fast you can burst comes my assumption that without 2 healers in party ,the enemy team will just train your healer making him unable to do anything except running for his life for few seconds. I know the group limit is only 5 but in my person opinion the core of the group will be infact 2 healers mentioned above. So we have covered the healing part but that's only 2 of 5 classes that can be in the party. The next archetype I would like to take under my magnifying glass will be a Tank who do I think will be ideal tank for the 5v5 let's say ? My choice fell on Warrior or Engineer why ? beacause both of those classes have perfect capability for tanking. They wear heavy armour ,they are said to have lot of cc and somehow in my opinion Stalker doesn't fit the role so well as the eng and war. Why warrior ? well that's simple it has pull , it can leap it looks fearsome and badass ,I can already see people rolling those high rocky <REDACTED>s and running around taking aggro. Engineer is something that some people might want to avoid when picking a tank but trust me, the range tank can work just as well if not better than melee. Anyone who is familiar with SWTOR knows that Vanguard/Powertech were the best choice for PvP tank although being ranged , the CC drone appeals to me and I do think engineer will be utilized as a tank just as fine as Warrior. So I've covered 3 of 5 of my "meta" team. But to cut things short I will cover the dps fast. My dps choices are Stalker as main dps and Esper/Spellslinger or Warrior as second dps. Although being stealthed what really caught my attention in Stalker was the insane amout of single target dps it can leash out on the enemy. The mobility of Stalker also meant key role for me ,when making my mind what's gonna be utilize very well in party choice. Second dps is a simple caster that bursts people from range , i don't know if i should add anything else just a typical nuker or a Warrior which has constant dps and it's less reliable on burst than Stalker. I like my party based on 2 melee dpsers however I'm open minded when it comes to party comp and I do think that any setup can work even with 2 ranged dps if it will be utilized well. So that's it --> Warrior/Engi(tank) + Stalker(dps) + Esper/Spellslinger/Warrior(mdps/rdps) + Esper/Spellslinger(healer) + Medic (support healer ) That's how I see it. 1 tank 2 healers 2 dpsers for 5v5 clashes. I know it's wall of text but im a pvp enthusiast and wanted to cover the topic the best I can. I will add following content when I have more time. Tell me about your opinion. Disclaimer: The following "meta setup" is simply my predictions and how i see things ,doesn't mean it will be the case when the game is released and when certain classes will be hit with nerfhammer.