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JacksonMo
12.19.2012 , 11:01 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Memo- View Post
Yes, poorly optimized, but still three levels above Rakata (58->61) and more easily available. Some people might appreciate having Rakata over BH, though, because having Rakata says you have cleared HM EV and KP or SM EC and TfB multiple times, whereas having BH doesn't really say anything. "Maybe he just did a ton of dailies?"

Also, on the matter of the set bonus: just buy a Tionese piece and replace the mods with BH. Problem solved.
Didn't mean to imply BH is bad. My gunslinger, and a healer companion or two, has received upgrades via the legacy armor. So I try to make sure no mod Columi or better goes to waste.

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Brutal_Skillz
12.19.2012 , 02:21 PM | #12
Man, great info, guess I better get busy to get ready for the expansion, LOL. Thanks a lot everyone, this points me in a good direction and at least I know what to focus on, I did HM KP with my guild last night, we only wiped once and I was in Tionese, so I think I'm starting well.

Appreciate all the information, and don't forget, "peace is a lie".....

LOL, thanks, cya

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z-monty
12.19.2012 , 05:56 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Moonraker View Post
Black hole gear is better than Rakata
Just to be clear, I put Black Hole ahead of Rakata simply because Black Hole doesn't have set bonuses. These make a noticable difference, at least for me, since the abilities that got the bonus for my Op healer were for my main heal, and the buffed crit really helped.

In any matter of opinion though, yeah I see them as basically the same.
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Khevar
12.20.2012 , 02:29 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by z-monty View Post
Just to be clear, I put Black Hole ahead of Rakata simply because Black Hole doesn't have set bonuses. These make a noticable difference, at least for me, since the abilities that got the bonus for my Op healer were for my main heal, and the buffed crit really helped.

In any matter of opinion though, yeah I see them as basically the same.
The nice thing is you can put the BH mods/armoring/enhancements in Tionese/Columi/Rakata shells and keep the set bonus.

What makes one tier of gear better than the other is the "stat budget". Each tier has more points to allocate for the stat improvements.

However, each mod has three variants. Unlettered, "A" variant and "B" variant. Both the "A" and "B" spend the stat budget on endurance, which is bad for dps and healers. So a Rakata Artful 25 mod is going to be better than a Black Hole Artful 25A mod.

If you can stick with gear that supplies unlettered mods, and has enhancements that hit the secondaries you're trying to improve, the gear progression works is as expected. However, to get the elusive "Best in Slot" it requires mixing and matching mods and enhancements out of different pieces of gear. Sites like AskMrRobot help figure out how to put your gear together.

Here are some links to Tionese (23), Columi (24), Rakata (25), Black Hole (26) and Dread Guard (27) Artful Mods (unlettered). You can see that each tier is better than the one before.

http://swtor.askmrrobot.com/gear/738...-artful-mod-23
http://swtor.askmrrobot.com/gear/738...-artful-mod-24
http://swtor.askmrrobot.com/gear/738...-artful-mod-25
http://swtor.askmrrobot.com/gear/350...-artful-mod-26
http://swtor.askmrrobot.com/gear/350...-artful-mod-27

it's can get expensive, but you can keep your Tionese/Columi/Rakata shells, rip out the Black Hole armoring/mods/enhancements and put them in your shells to keep the set bonus.

Once you get Campaign/Dread Guard amoring, the set bonus is no longer tied to the shells and you can put them in any moddable gear.

Cheers.