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best companion for dps


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oakamp
01.10.2013 , 06:05 AM | #1
my other toons use dps companion,
but i think ashara is not that good,
who is the best companion to help u solo daily H2+ for a dps spec?
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Gabrandt
01.10.2013 , 11:13 AM | #2
Ashara.

She's no different from any other melee DPS companion in the game.
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verfallen
01.10.2013 , 12:06 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Gabrandt View Post
Ashara.

She's no different from any other melee DPS companion in the game.
I think OP means best companion FOR dps spec.

Which would be xalek or khem. Lightning with a lot of cast especially, to prevent any cast pushback.

Between the two, I prefer xalek superior defense to khem's better armor.

But thats just me, no calculation made to which really is best.

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Advocatis
01.15.2013 , 08:02 AM | #4
I like using Ashara. I outfit her with 2 sabers and resolve gear. Switch situationally. I find there is more difference in how the companions play than there is in which single one does best.

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RendValor
01.15.2013 , 08:53 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Advocatis View Post
I outfit her with 2 sabers and resolve gear
Ashara's main stat is strength (aka Might gear)
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OlosBC
01.15.2013 , 09:01 AM | #6
I used andronikos pretty well the whole way while leveling. Was convenient usually that he'd stand near me. Also he has fairly good aoe which is nice for leveling, and you get him earlier.

Ashara does however do a fair bit more dps, tested on a dummy, even with a fair bit less gear. (Was like 650 on andronikos in roughly columi, and 700-750 on ashara in less than tionese. Use her stance that puts a dot on the target, its much better.


Tank companions are largely worthless IMO, and boring to level with, especially khem. At least xalek gets to the target fast, though he dies faster. And you shouldn't need healer comp on the sorc. Bubble before pulls helps a lot, even as DPS.
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Advocatis
01.16.2013 , 09:24 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by RendValor View Post
Ashara's main stat is strength (aka Might gear)
You're right - I was thinking of armoring Jaesa, the companion to the warrior I play much more right now. Thanks for correcting that.

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AdmiralParmesan
01.16.2013 , 07:35 PM | #8
Khem Val - Good tank, not a horrible choice for dps
Andronikas (however you spell his name) best damaging companion, best choice imo
Ashara- Bad damage, annoying and dies easily, worst option
Xalek- Okay tank, still doens't benefit from sheild rating, you get him late in the game but is decent if you just want to put your old gear on him
Talos - Decent healer companion, same as any other and a good option

Go with Andronikas or Talos. Khem val isn't bad either but avoid the others
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verfallen
01.16.2013 , 10:23 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by AdmiralParmesan View Post
Khem Val - Good tank, not a horrible choice for dps
Andronikas (however you spell his name) best damaging companion, best choice imo
Ashara- Bad damage, annoying and dies easily, worst option
Xalek- Okay tank, still doens't benefit from sheild rating, you get him late in the game but is decent if you just want to put your old gear on him
Talos - Decent healer companion, same as any other and a good option

Go with Andronikas or Talos. Khem val isn't bad either but avoid the others
Xalek's shield rating works, at least for me it does.

As far as Ashara vs andronikos, they have roughly the same survivability, thing is if adronikos pulls a melee, he's most likely not going to be hit right away, since the mob will walk to him, while ashara gets loving right away.

As far as damage goes, andronikos burst more, but seems to have less single target dps.

But I think you might want at least to double check your statement about xalek's shield rating. I'm actively using him with my sorc, and there is no way he can take such a beating without his shield rating.

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RendValor
01.16.2013 , 10:28 PM | #10
Melee DPS companions = best single target damage
Ranged DPS companions = best AoE damage
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