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Full WH or one EWH?

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LeatherneckJedi
01.25.2013 , 02:05 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by L-RANDLE View Post
No, just buy your WH stuff... The only EWH item actually "worth" the purchase is the relics... Everything else can wait...
Got it. Thanks.

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ODTONE
01.25.2013 , 02:20 PM | #12
Ya the expertese is the same its basically capped at about 1.4 k or so since there are no expertese augs,
get full war hero and then the rest if you can pregrind an elite piece and pvp alot go ahead
but youll want to be sure to get war hero full asap,
I always suggest even if u combine pvp with pve gear to be at least around 1.2k expertese.
some stats u might even prefer from the war hero than from elite,
with augs also you can tweak stuff.
if youre like me and some here youll probably want to rip the mods out also
before trading in, pssst smal secret , if youre cybertech u can even re them for your pve gear.
The trade in is worth it mainly for some pieces when youre full wh for the armor mod,
even if u dont like the stat change u can always use the armor upgrade, but thats later on when youre already set up kinda full wh.
You basically get a tick more rating and stats but the difference isnt drastic.
I think someone stated also before, if youre dps you probably want the weaps elite the most in the first few elite items you get.
But war hero and war hero elite arent huge upgrades from each other,
you can see it abit like campain and dread lord.

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L-RANDLE
01.25.2013 , 03:28 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by LeatherneckJedi View Post
Got it. Thanks.
On a side note. After you get all your WH gear you can go two routes:

1. You can Buy WH gear, that you have no intention of wearing, specifically for the trade-in to EWH (the stat allocation changes so make sure you buy the proper WH piece for the trade-in.), RE the armoring/mods/enh for Molecular Stabilizers(to sell), save your ranked comms until you can buy the BiS EWH armoring/mod/enh.

2. Keep Swapping comms until you are BiS. Them farm WH gear for $$$$....



Personally I am doing #1 because I can get gear anytime, but getting this kind of money comes along once every blue moon, and probabaly have not been this good since prior to the slicing nerf a few weeks after launch..
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Jayshames
01.25.2013 , 04:17 PM | #14
I just dinged 50 on my assassin yesterday and had 3.5k ranked and 2k normal comms, I thought about getting EWH top, but then decided just to cash all my ranked in for normal and buy normal WH. The stats aren't much better and it gives me a smoother ride into fresh 50 PvP so it's worth it imo.

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cashogy_reborn
01.25.2013 , 04:31 PM | #15
first EWH item you should get is mainhand. then offhand. beyond that, doesnt really matter
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foxmob
01.25.2013 , 04:50 PM | #16
well...if you dual wield, oh should be next. I'm not sure it matters otherwise (doesn't affect min/max dmg the way mh does). most classes go for the power stats on enh/mods. every piece is going to be an upgrade at the armoring. the rest of the pieces are it or miss. so I would go with the pieces that have the most mods to insert somewhere on your gear.

another approach is just to get the cheapest stuff first (hands/gloves). don't think that really matters since you already have the set bonus with wh though. I did find it useful for alts. I would get the expensive stuff with my older toons that didn't need the gear and only buy the mh/oh and "accessories" with the fresh 50.
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abhaxus
01.25.2013 , 05:00 PM | #17
Most cost effective if you are of the opinion (as most are) that expertise is not optimal beyond 1200ish:

Buy PVE rank 27 barrels for MH and OH. Buy only the boots or gloves that have the right mods/enhancements, and power crystals on the GTN. Just saved yourself 40% on the comms for your MH/OH, with which you can now afford WH relics. If you really want the expertise, get the crystals for 500 reg comms or buy cartel market ones for credits.

Did this on my PT, sitting at around 1260 expertise right now. I had the time and comms from other toons to be in full WH the minute I hit 50, but still makes sense if it's your first toon.

Most crafters will make you the barrels for about 1 mil worth of mats each. Start saving!
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cashogy_reborn
01.25.2013 , 05:30 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by abhaxus View Post
Most cost effective if you are of the opinion (as most are) that expertise is not optimal beyond 1200ish:

Buy PVE rank 27 barrels for MH and OH. Buy only the boots or gloves that have the right mods/enhancements, and power crystals on the GTN. Just saved yourself 40% on the comms for your MH/OH, with which you can now afford WH relics. If you really want the expertise, get the crystals for 500 reg comms or buy cartel market ones for credits.

Did this on my PT, sitting at around 1260 expertise right now. I had the time and comms from other toons to be in full WH the minute I hit 50, but still makes sense if it's your first toon.

Most crafters will make you the barrels for about 1 mil worth of mats each. Start saving!
it is better to replace the power crystals rather than the barrel. trading power for expertise at a 1:1 ratio is great.
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PerinnAybara
01.25.2013 , 09:59 PM | #19
If I were you, I would get two pve 27 barrels for the mainhand and offhand. It's probably cheaper. Buy the elite war hero relics, and perhaps even the elite warhero earpiece.

I find i'm not willing to change Ranked coms to warzone coms because in the end run, it's so much harder to go warzone coms to ranked.

After that, you can min max with war hero pieces, and from time to time upgrade with an elite warhero belt or something.
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abhaxus
01.26.2013 , 03:06 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by cashogy_reborn View Post
it is better to replace the power crystals rather than the barrel. trading power for expertise at a 1:1 ratio is great.
Considering pve barrels would be +36 to main stat, AND +27 power vs regular WH barrels, it is definitely superior. Plus they would be good for at least 360 hp, which is at least a 2 percent inc to endurance, which offsets the loss in expertise mitigation.
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