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New player - best cartel market items

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Serrgiul
01.16.2020 , 10:03 AM | #1
Hi, I am a new player. I am a bit confused in terms of the cartel market. Can the items be transferred from one character to another? Which items are ' best value'? There are some nice looking armour sets, do they carry stats or are they just outfit?
Thank you!

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turbomagnus
01.16.2020 , 10:45 AM | #2
In no particular order.

* Cartel Market Items mostly are merely visual, only Weapon Color Crystals and Companions would have stats.

* As long as they're still packed in their box, they can be claimed from the Item Stash by any character. Once claimed, they're bound to that character and cannot be transferred. However, they can be unlocked for all characters on an account in the Collections by an expenditure of Cartel Coins.

* 'Best Value'... if you define that by most powerful, there is no 'most powerful' item in the Cartel Market, it's all a matter of taste ultimately. If by 'best value' you mean the highest gain for lowest cost, there's various sets that combine armor sets and weapons or mounts (or both!) for a cheaper price than the items would be individually.

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JediQuaker
01.16.2020 , 10:46 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Serrgiul View Post
I am a bit confused in terms of the cartel market. Can the items be transferred from one character to another? Which items are ' best value'? There are some nice looking armour sets, do they carry stats or are they just outfit?
Generally speaking, when you buy armor and weapons (and some other things like mounts and pets) they are bound to the purchaser (or the character that "claims" them from the Market), for a certain length of time. After the timer runs out, you can sell them on the GTN or use them yourself. Once you equip them, they go into Collections (tab on the left of the Inventory pane) and within Collections you can pay a CC fee to unlock the item so it becomes available to all your characters. Once it is unlocked you can pull unlimited numbers out of Collections.
Most items in the Cartel Market are just cosmetic. The only "best value" is whatever appeals most to you at the price you are willing to pay.
The armor and weapons are mostly just empty "shells" into which you can put your own mods (armoring, mod, & enhancement). In a few cases, the shells come with some lower level mods which can be replaced/upgraded.
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SteveTheCynic
01.16.2020 , 12:28 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by JediQuaker View Post
In a few cases, the shells come with some lower level mods which can be replaced/upgraded.
And in this case, the items do *not* go into Collections.
http://www.swtor.com/r/Hg3sV2
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JediQuaker
01.16.2020 , 03:30 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by SteveTheCynic View Post
And in this case, the items do *not* go into Collections.
Yes they do - you just can't pay a fee and unlock them.
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SteveTheCynic
01.17.2020 , 12:47 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by JediQuaker View Post
Yes they do - you just can't pay a fee and unlock them.
You also can't claim copies on the owning character, so while you're right that they are *in* Collections, they might as well not be.
http://www.swtor.com/r/Hg3sV2
To go to Belsavis, you must go to Belsavis.
> @"Biff.5312" said:
> Exercise your whimsy.

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JediQuaker
01.17.2020 , 09:08 AM | #7
But, I am right. 😋
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SteveTheCynic
01.17.2020 , 12:00 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by JediQuaker View Post
But, I am right. 😋
Correct. I even said you were right.
http://www.swtor.com/r/Hg3sV2
To go to Belsavis, you must go to Belsavis.
> @"Biff.5312" said:
> Exercise your whimsy.