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Should a non-crafter max companion affection?

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Should a non-crafter max companion affection?

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ElusiveOneX
07.21.2015 , 09:45 AM | #1
Hello swtor forums,

My slight OCD needs to be put to rest, and I am wondering if non-crafters should bother with maxing companion affection. Lets assume two things, I only use slicing, and I have already maxed enough companions to get the account wide stat buffs. Should I max the rest?

Thanks for reading.

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MiaowZedong
07.21.2015 , 09:52 AM | #2
If you have all the stats buffs, the only reasons to max more companions are crafting, achievements and seeing their conversations.

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ElusiveOneX
07.21.2015 , 09:55 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by MiaowZedong View Post
If you have all the stats buffs, the only reasons to max more companions are crafting, achievements and seeing their conversations.
That is what I was thinking. Is presence worth chasing at all?

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jauvtus
07.21.2015 , 11:11 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by ElusiveOneX View Post
That is what I was thinking. Is presence worth chasing at all?
I only care about presence datacrons, dont see the point of using it in gear. Gear yourself, I can solo dailies even without comp

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Joefjr
07.21.2015 , 11:17 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by ElusiveOneX View Post
That is what I was thinking. Is presence worth chasing at all?
Yes it is, especially if you use Treek as a tank because she gets the most out of it point for point. I get +500 presence thru legacy and it makes a large noticeable difference.

The 500 you get thru legacy is:
+2500 HP's
+100 Damage
+70 Healing
PLEASE give us an option to make HK-55 Melee we NEED a melee droid we got plenty of range droids already!
(9 Patches and still not fixed)Veeroa Denz and Choza Raabat are Force users comps getting tech power.

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DawnAskham
07.26.2015 , 07:59 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by ElusiveOneX View Post
That is what I was thinking. Is presence worth chasing at all?
For sure if you plan to roll more alts, as the bonus is exceptional at lower levels where +2500 HP and +120 damage makes companions gods.

I usually get to level 29 on characters wearing nothing but a few pieces of starter world gear, all because my companions (I tend to use Treek at low levels as she has a full set of starting gear) are ridiculously strong.

Otherwise, the bonus isn't as noticeable at 65 (the bonus is flat - it doesn't scale to level), but it does help.