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I am playing a heavy gunner and I also played a Knight. The knight was horrible at DPS, the AoE was okay? Not really. Nor were the defense abilities good in the beginning, they do scale though.
The heavy gunner seems strong comparatively. But beserker is supposed to be pretty OP, it shouldn't be significantly better. Also heavy gunners have the highest single target DPS in the game.
I think heavy gunner has good AoE too, I am not sure. I need to play other classes to figure out though.
These are completely different classes!
Meditate for fifteen minutes or so and clear your head of all external thoughts. Only focus on only your breath and if any thought comes to mind just ignore it until you are clear headed. You should be devoid of thoughts except breathing, then immediately think what class do you want as intensely as possible, and the first class that pops into your head is your soul class.
This is a good technique to talk to your unconscious self!