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Hoe 'worth it' are the legacy abilities?

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Hoe 'worth it' are the legacy abilities?

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Chugster
11.26.2012 , 05:08 AM | #1
Basically im new to the game and am currently levelling a BH, now I do suffer from alt-itis but im torn between levelling some alts or waiting until I get my BH to 50 and utilising all the unlocks on new toons.

Now obviously the race unlocks are good (would love to make a Chiss Guardian or Trooper as a 'separated at birth' sibling for my Chiss BH) but what about the other things you can unlock?

Opinions please....
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11.26.2012 , 06:10 AM | #2
The companion unlocks for getting them to max affection is worth the trouble IMO. And also, by completing one story first, you unlock an extra ability that is fairly powerful (you will get Legacy: Flamethrower, which is a nice addition to your arsenal for killing multiple mobs)

Also, by reaching a higher level on your legacy, you will be able to unlock more powerful "character perks". This will go quicker in the higher levelled content.

That's about it. Is it really worth it? It's not necessary to effectively level a new character, but I like to use it.
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Biancaneri
11.26.2012 , 07:06 AM | #3
At the very least you should consider reaching the end of chapter two in order to unlock the buff. That's the best thing to unlock, especially with a BH since the added HP from the endurance is quite useful on every character.

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11.26.2012 , 07:46 AM | #4
At the end of chapter 2 (Hoth lvl 40ish) you unlock your class buff for all your alt characters and you can unlock the companion buffs by getting maximum affection with your companions and finishing their conversations. The companion conversations also give quite a lot of legacy xp which you need for a lot of the legacy perks. (Right now I'm at legacy 19 and working towards 25 to unlock the GTN terminal on my ships.)
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11.26.2012 , 09:16 AM | #5
with the companion conversations, can you save them for when you hit 50 and then sit in a cantina and rattle them off one by one? Or should i be swapping and talking to companions at each new planet?

Oh and do the class abilities unlock at lvl 1 on the new toon?
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11.26.2012 , 09:38 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Chugster View Post
with the companion conversations, can you save them for when you hit 50 and then sit in a cantina and rattle them off one by one? Or should i be swapping and talking to companions at each new planet?

Oh and do the class abilities unlock at lvl 1 on the new toon?
You can save up until you are 50. I usually only had one companion I'd take with me and the rest I level using gifts. You can then just go to your ship and do all the conversations there (as some conversations can only take place on your ship).

But to have it all at once, you need to put affection to at least 80-90%, which is also done through the conversations... I'd just give them gifts until they're ready to spill, then talk, then continue to spoil them :-)

The legacy abilities are available from level 1 but, and I just remembered this, you need to unlock the Heroic Moment Ability, which will only be taught at level 15...
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11.26.2012 , 10:01 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Chugster View Post
with the companion conversations, can you save them for when you hit 50 and then sit in a cantina and rattle them off one by one? Or should i be swapping and talking to companions at each new planet?

Oh and do the class abilities unlock at lvl 1 on the new toon?
There are a few that require doing a quest. I recall smugglers have at least one. Bear that in mind since you get no xp from doing low level quests.

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Max_Gambit
11.26.2012 , 01:12 PM | #8
Rocket boost or whats it called is really helpful to unlock as soon as possible, since its legacy wide unlock and if you unlock all 3 ranks you only have a 30 sec cooldown, and btw if you dont know what it is its basically rocket boosted sprint ^^ really useful to get around fast in your early lvls ^^
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11.26.2012 , 01:46 PM | #9
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Rocket boost or whats it called is really helpful to unlock as soon as possible, since its legacy wide unlock and if you unlock all 3 ranks you only have a 30 sec cooldown, and btw if you dont know what it is its basically rocket boosted sprint ^^ really useful to get around fast in your early lvls ^^
and it can be used EVERYWHERE, so any instances or buildings that restrict vehicles the rocket boost can be used, and with a 30sec cd and a 12 sec timer really you will be rocket boosting with only an 18sec cooldown
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11.26.2012 , 03:16 PM | #10
I think my most used legacy unlock I got was the in ship repair droid with the sensors that give your ship droid crew skill buffs. Then I got some of the character specific XP buffs to better fit my play style.

As for leveling companion affection it seems the companion gifts have a diminishing return as the crew member get higher but the conversation XP stays the same. So get their affection into the 75% range and then start knocking out conversations. The XP from the conversations will get you most of the rest of the way.
Also you get those affection bonuses when during mission cutscenes so if you have a main companion that you fight with that is maxed out, swap to another companion that needs more affection right before a conversation. Then conversation over, switch back.
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