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Ashara Zavros useless?

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Heothen
12.11.2012 , 01:42 AM | #81
I used Ashara exclusively from when I got her to about mid way through Corelia (when I brought Xalek out for a change). I levelled as a Madness specced sorcerer and Ashara was perfect. She's not a tank though, so you have to adjust your play style accordingly, which means against strongs and elites, you send her in first to grab the initial aggro. With bubbles on yourself and Ashara, outside the tough fights you shouldn't need to dish out much healing, just focus on single target dps and renewing her bubble.

When I hit 50, I found myself using Xalek more, mainly because he was very easy to gear up with my hand me downs, and he made Section X dailies a bit safer. Now I've got HK-51, so Ashara probably won't see much action.

I dislike levelling with a tank, as it's just too slow, and using a healer companion when I'm a sorcerer would be pointless.

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rahadnak
12.12.2012 , 03:16 AM | #82
Well, reading this thread i've come a bit worried about how I've used and geared Ashara. My SI is an assasin tank and i've always used Andronikos, he's really a death machine, at least in my case, but Ashara has been disappointing ever since i got her. Seein what most of you say of her dps, there must be something i've been doing wrong. Do you think I should have foccused on gearing her up, the moment i got her?, I tried at the beginning, but Andronokos was so overwhelmingly superior i just gave up.

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Teksun
12.12.2012 , 01:09 PM | #83
Quote: Originally Posted by rahadnak View Post
Well, reading this thread i've come a bit worried about how I've used and geared Ashara. My SI is an assasin tank and i've always used Andronikos, he's really a death machine, at least in my case, but Ashara has been disappointing ever since i got her. Seein what most of you say of her dps, there must be something i've been doing wrong. Do you think I should have foccused on gearing her up, the moment i got her?, I tried at the beginning, but Andronokos was so overwhelmingly superior i just gave up.
use what works for you. Heck, I'm a tank assassin and still like running with Khem. I have to do most of the work, but he takes most of the damage. I'll change out if needed, but rarely see the need...
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AiienTeer
12.13.2012 , 03:22 AM | #84
I have lvl 38 Sorc/healer and I like Ashara more then Khem. Never used Andronikus, he sucks for me. Khem makes things easier, he supplements my squishy healer in almost perfect way. I can do all 2+ and lot of H4 alone with him.

BUT Ashara makes the game more fun as with Khem it's just boring clicking on the DoT over and over again with bubble and some heal in the meantime. Ashara with her lousy endurance (I just got her, still need to pump her up) and zero ability to hold aggro forces me to think at least a little during combat. She makes game harder, but faster and more fun.

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Monterone
12.14.2012 , 03:05 PM | #85
Ashara is the best companion for a sorc, dps or healer. She puts out the same dps as Andronikos but has the advantage of being melee -- at least advantageous for a sorc.

This is especially good for the OWPvP encounters. As a sorc, it is not that great to have another ranged helper, it only makes you an easier target to pick. As a ranged class you would want a partner that is in the opponents face, slowing them, doing awesome damage and distracting from targeting you at range -- she does this job perfectly.

Also, most of the time you will be standing right next to a ranged companion, which means drawing aggro from mobs is them simply turning around. If you lose aggro to Ashara, the mobs have 30m of distance to walk towards you. That gives you time to slow, root, heal, bubble, whatever.

She will not hold aggro as great as the tank pets it you're talking PvE, but once you get her geared out she takes damage quite well and most mobs are dead before they have a chance to change target to you. My Ashara is now sitting at over 22k health, about 900 bonus force damage, high crit, decent accuracy and she just obliterates things. Highly recommended companion, been using her since launch... only used Khem in beta, he always seemed broken.

As a deception assassin I use Talos. I'm always on full health and all the dps I need is my own.
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Brudull
12.15.2012 , 10:31 PM | #86
i'm a Madness sin who likes being paired with Force users, and got sick of Khem's gurgling speech, but there's an annoying bug in the game where her sabers are sheathed but not withdrawn, and the buzzing noise is just incessant. and the points i'm accumulating during cutscenes are not adding up. could it be because i'm Dark 2?