Assassin, Saboteur, the Empire’s Secret Weapon
The Empire dominates scores of star systems across the galaxy, but not through the power of the dark side alone. Behind the scenes, the cunning Agents of Imperial Intelligence track down and eliminate the Empire’s enemies.
Operatives make good healers but sadly after the 1.2 patch operatives dps isn’t what it was. They still have a useful skill set though with lots of stuns etc.
A useful guide:
Operative Healing build:
Operative Concealment Dps:
OPERATIVE CONCEALMENT priority list
Priority: Hidden Strike/Backstab + Acid Blade. You want to hit it every time backstab is up.
Basic rotation: HS+AB->BS->Debilitate->Shiv. From here, it’s subjective. If they’re smart and have CC break up, they’ll break it and come for you. So get ready for a Sever Tendon if it’s a sage/commando/gunslinger, and shield probe. If they don’t break, then judge by health: if 2-4k damage will kill them, Lacerate them to death (or BS/Shiv comes up). If not and it looks like a longer fight, Stim boost->corrosive dart->crouch+explosive probe->etc.
Make sure to be aware of your dots and their resolve. If they break your stun, they can’t break a Mez. So wait out your dots and resolve and toss a Flashbang+Orbital Strike (or Sleep Dart+Orbital Strike, which is just plain funny, if you want to use your Cloaking Screen on it).
Also, remember the battle is about control. Stop them from hitting you or make them focus on themselves/running away, then you’re doing it right. Plenty more, but you’ll do better to figure it out in game. Experience is the best guide.