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HK-51 has worst DPS of all companions and is unusable as a tank

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HK-51 has worst DPS of all companions and is unusable as a tank

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KevMeup
02.13.2017 , 01:24 AM | #1
At level 50, HK should be able to parse around 4700 dps (like T4-1D). The best he can manage is 3800, making him the worst (non-Cartel market) companion in the game DPS wise.

His tank stance is pretty much unusable, considering he doesn't get any of the damage reduction skills normal tank companions do. He just jumps around and dies painfully.

The simplest fix would be to copy Z0-0M and K1-Z3N's skills. That would bring him up to 5000 dps and fix his tank skills, making him once again a viable companion. The hardest and most rewarding would be to adjust his dps skills to hit harder and to completely rework his tank skills to include damage reduction so that he can tank as well as normal comps.
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Iymurra
11.26.2017 , 03:42 AM | #2
just wanted to bump this.
still an issue, yet to be fixed
dps & tank needs to be better.
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KevMeup
11.26.2017 , 05:43 PM | #3
He did get the 5.5 companion damage increase (which lana did not) but he's still one of the the worst performing companions in the game

Level 50, Shae Vizla, 6500 (Ranged, 1 Pistol) -5.5
Level 50 Master Ranos, 5400(Melee, 2 Sabers) -5.5
Level 50 Kaliyo Djannis, 5030 (Ranged, Blaster Riffle) -5.5
Leval 50, Lana, 4668 (1 saber, melee) -5.5
Leval 50, HK-51, 4230 (Ranged, Sniper Riffle) -5.5
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KevMeup
10.28.2019 , 12:32 PM | #4
I verified this is still the case in 6.0. Normal DPS is 7300-8400, HK is 6500

Tank skills are not yet improved either.
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Bulbasaur
04.21.2020 , 08:37 AM | #5
Glad to know I dropped 1m credits on the *******st companion in the game!
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papaenel
05.12.2020 , 01:05 PM | #6
What does "7300 DPS" mean? How is that number calculated? is HK still that bad?

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RameiArashi
05.14.2020 , 06:51 AM | #7
They destroyed what made HK-51 unique, he was Aim and Cunning, when they replaced all the class attributes with Mastery. And of course they removed weapons and armor effecting companion skills at all. And they remove droid parts (armor).

They made Treek worthless when they made all companions able to heal or tank. When she first came out she was best at both. I only get her to have extra crafter/gather on a new character. Getting any of those extra companions also grants light or dark points. The droids and animals cannot do crafting/gathering missions though.