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Treek or HK-47


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HellzHero
05.05.2014 , 08:25 AM | #1
NOTE: I am only level 41 atm and I am a new player (who is a subscriber)

My question is should I:

A) Buy Treek for 2100 cartel coins? People say shes an amazing tank and healer combo who is killer to have, especially since I am a Jedi Knight (dps). However other people say her cost does not justify her skill and that Treek is indeed not worth it at all.

B) Wait and get HK-47 as a companion. People say he is insane to get all the parts HOWEVER people claim this companion can take out ELITE enemies with a few hits.

So my question is: Should I get Treek or wait for HK-47? Rather only get one.

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hallucigenocide
05.05.2014 , 08:53 AM | #2
treek is the better choice.. fairly easy to gear and can be both healer and tank wich is pretty sweet.
i also prefer to get her on new alts since you get her fully geared at level 10 wheras hk-51 will be without gear on your alts. and HK-51 does'nt seem to have any good gear available(none that i've seen on the GTN atleast)

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AshlaBoga
05.06.2014 , 09:43 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by HellzHero View Post
NOTE: I am only level 41 atm and I am a new player (who is a subscriber)

My question is should I:

A) Buy Treek for 2100 cartel coins? People say shes an amazing tank and healer combo who is killer to have, especially since I am a Jedi Knight (dps). However other people say her cost does not justify her skill and that Treek is indeed not worth it at all.

B) Wait and get HK-47 as a companion. People say he is insane to get all the parts HOWEVER people claim this companion can take out ELITE enemies with a few hits.

So my question is: Should I get Treek or wait for HK-47? Rather only get one.
NEITHER.

Get Treek for 1 million credits, 2100 CC is worth like 2.1M credits so it's not cost effective.
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MiaRB
05.06.2014 , 02:04 PM | #4
being DPS, treek is going to be much, much, much more helpful to you than HK will be. so go with treek, then later on, do the quest to get HK.
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Vhaegrant
05.06.2014 , 03:46 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by AshlaBoga View Post
NEITHER.

Get Treek for 1 million credits, 2100 CC is worth like 2.1M credits so it's not cost effective.
That's only an option if you have Legacy Level 40, I really don't think a new player with a level 41 is going to be at that stage yet.


OP, you don't mention what your characters class is.
I find Treek a very good companion to those DPS classes that don't have any self heals (Gunslinger/Sniper, Vanguard/Powertech, Sentinel/Marauder). I've found her a slightly better tank than pure tank companions as her AOE taunts don't break my Crowd Control abilities (like a sorcerers Whirlwind), and she can also heal herself. As a healer I've found her up to par with the dedicated companion healers, however one of the her heal abilities is accompanied by buzzing that will drive you mad.
The biggest bonus if you are buying Treek flat out is that you can get her at pretty much any level.

On the otherhand... HK-51 (HK-47 was the droid from KOTOR) has to be earnt by going on quite a long quest chain that only starts once you hit Section X, a level 50+ daily area. It involves a number of 2 man heroics (although a well geared 55 can solo pretty much all of it), several parts that need to be excavated (including one part from the opposite faction, so you will need a character of at least 15th level) and finishes with the need to go through 2 Flashpoints (if I recall one of those needs to be in Heroic mode).
However, once you've jumped through those hoops you can buy HK-51 for any other character in your legacy for 1,000,000 credits.
It is a ranged DPS companion with a opening move that can kill silvers with one shot (has to have a stack of 5 for this ability that's gained from helping to kill regular mobs) and does good ranged DPS at all other times.

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Vhaegrant
05.06.2014 , 03:49 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by hallucigenocide View Post
and HK-51 does'nt seem to have any good gear available(none that i've seen on the GTN atleast)
You just get orange droid shells (parts, core, etc...) and fill them up with mods. In fact I thought HK came with a full set of orange gear you could mod up? Been so long since I dug it out of storage.

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AshlaBoga
05.06.2014 , 05:08 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Vhaegrant View Post
That's only an option if you have Legacy Level 40, I really don't think a new player with a level 41 is going to be at that stage yet.
Legacy 40 flies by quicker than you think. Living Legend is honestly a fairly common title in this game.
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hallucigenocide
05.06.2014 , 05:09 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Vhaegrant View Post
You just get orange droid shells (parts, core, etc...) and fill them up with mods. In fact I thought HK came with a full set of orange gear you could mod up? Been so long since I dug it out of storage.
he does on the first one you get but not on alts i think unless they fixed that.

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Kain_Turinbar
05.06.2014 , 05:19 PM | #9
I like HK-51 better. I didn't get him until after LV55 on my Knight but when I had him from the start on my TK Sage I just speed cleared everything.

You don't need healing or tanking if everything just dies.

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SandsOfArrakis
05.06.2014 , 11:54 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by AshlaBoga View Post
Legacy 40 flies by quicker than you think. Living Legend is honestly a fairly common title in this game.
Took me 2,5 years to reach Living Legend as a casual player.
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