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[Datacrons] Do the non-main attribute ones help?

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[Datacrons] Do the non-main attribute ones help?

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ChrisMattar
09.30.2012 , 09:05 AM | #1
As a Jedi Sentinel, Would it be beneficial in any way gathering Aim, Cunning and Willpower datacrons?
Would raising those attributes help at all or can they be safely ignored?

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Mithros
09.30.2012 , 11:23 AM | #2
Willpower will help you with some of your force powers, but aim and cunning are tech only. If you skip those, your character's performance will not be impacted.

Force using classes benefit from strength and willpower, tech using classes benefit from aim and cunning.

One of the stats is more important, depending upon the class in question, but their are benefits from raising the other stat as well.
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Eternalnight
09.30.2012 , 11:31 AM | #3
Posted this same thing so many times...

here we go again...


What do primary stats do for each class:

If you are TROOPER or BOUNTY HUNTER
AIM will give you:
Ranged bonus damage
Ranged critical chance
Tech Bonus damage
Tech Critical chance
Healing power (for Commado/Mercenary)

CUNNING will give you:
Tech Bonus damage (but you get this from aim)
Tech Critical chance (but you get this from aim)

STRENGTH will give you:
No benefit what so ever (you don't have abilities that use strength)

WILLPOWER will give you:
No benefit what so ever (you don't have force abilities)


If you are SMUGGLER or IMPERIAL AGENT
CUNNING will give you:
Ranged bonus damage
Ranged critical chance
Tech Bonus damage
Tech Critical chance
Healing power (for Scoundrel/Operative)

AIM will give you:
Ranged bonus damage (but you get this from cunning)
Ranged critical chance (but you get this from cunning)

STRENGTH will give you:
No benefit what so ever (your abilities that look like melee are actually classified as tech abilities)

WILLPOWER will give you:
No benefit what so ever (you don't have force abilities)


If you are JEDI CONSULAR or SITH INQUISITOR
WILLPWER will give you:
Melee bonus damage (for shadow/assassin)
Melee critical chance (for shadow/assassin)
Force bonus damage
Force critical chance
Healing power (for sage/sorcerer)

STRENGTH will give you:
Melee bonus damage (but you either get this from willpower or don't need to use melee)
Melee critical chance (but you either get this from willpower or don't need to use melee)

AIM will give you
No benefit what so ever (you don't have ranged weapons)

CUNNING will give you
No benefit what so ever (you don't have tech abilities)


If you are JEDI KNIGHT or SITH WARRIOR
STRENGTH will give you:
Melee bonus damage
Melee critical chance
Force bonus damage
Force critical chance

WILLPOWER will give you
Force bonus damage (but you get this from strength)
Force critical chance (but you get this from strength)

AIM will give you
No benefit what so ever (you don't have ranged weapons)

CUNNING will give you
No benefit what so ever (you don't have tech abilities)

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Rooff
09.30.2012 , 01:50 PM | #4
you should add the secondary stats to your cut and paste
power
alacrity
etc..

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Skodan
09.30.2012 , 01:51 PM | #5
do datacrons give your companions bonuses too, if so then it would be helpful for them
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Yogol
09.30.2012 , 07:58 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Skodan View Post
do datacrons give your companions bonuses too, if so then it would be helpful for them
No.

There are only 2 of your stats that give companions a bonus.

1. Presence makes them do more DPS and more healing.
2. Affection makes them do crafting missions faster and crit those crafting missions more often.

That's all, the rest of your companion is based on the gear that THEY wear.
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happysister
09.30.2012 , 08:49 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Yogol View Post
1. Presence makes them do more DPS and more healing.
also increases their HP.
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JacksonMo
10.01.2012 , 06:58 AM | #8
I don't have any issues with the posts above, I believe them to be accurate.
However, I would like to point out, that even with stats you gain no benefit from, you also gain exp.
Maybe not enough to justify a long arduous run and jump. (I've attempted the one on Corruscant at least a dozen times.)
But if it's fairly simply to get to, the exp bonus alone makes it worth the effort.

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Darth_Taral
10.02.2012 , 09:32 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by JacksonMo View Post
I don't have any issues with the posts above, I believe them to be accurate.
However, I would like to point out, that even with stats you gain no benefit from, you also gain exp.
Maybe not enough to justify a long arduous run and jump. (I've attempted the one on Corruscant at least a dozen times.)
But if it's fairly simply to get to, the exp bonus alone makes it worth the effort.
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JacksonMo
10.02.2012 , 08:20 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Darth_Taral View Post
Also you get to read about Galactic History, which is cool.
Probably too boring for the teen aged, Red Bull fueled, power gamers. But I find it interesting.