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[Guide] Companion Optimization, Gearing and Tips

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[Guide] Companion Optimization, Gearing and Tips

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KevMeup
02.27.2017 , 02:39 PM | #101
Quote: Originally Posted by phalczen View Post
This wasn't in your parse i presume?
I found out due to CC fraud my sub lapsed just long enough for me to not get the Z0-0M comp So I can only personally test with Z3N. Ive got a friend leveling up zoom though so well get some numbers once she's 50. When I noticed that extra AOE heal I almost died. It's about 25k per target..
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My companion parses over 5k dps in HM Star Fortress, does yours?
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KevMeup
03.05.2017 , 07:04 PM | #102
I made a few adjustments to my recommendations for all roles and did a little cleanup.

In 5.x accuracy for non-force/tech attacks was changed, so ranged companions miss less and melee companions miss more. This seems to make dual pistol users even for DPS with dual saber users.

I still don't understand why melee 1 handed users (Yunn) are so much lower dps than ranged blaster riffle users (Lt. Pierce), they should be even now, so it's just some strange hard coded damage difference.
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My companion parses over 5k dps in HM Star Fortress, does yours?
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SalBasss
03.14.2017 , 10:57 AM | #103
Thanks very much for this thread - after returning from a lengthy absence I [wrongly] assumed that since gear didn't matter** anymore and all companions could play all roles, that all companions were virtually equivalent at all roles - or very close. I never would have give it another thought had I not stumbled on this thread.


**I also found out that gear does matter a little bit - in that if the companions do not have a weapon equipped, they don't do any real damage.
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mrwayn
03.16.2017 , 04:51 PM | #104
I'm curious, did you test Shae Viszla in dps-stance? I've done some heroics with dps/dps combo and her aerial annihilation (the DFA-like aoe skill) seems to be very hard hitting. Maybe it comes with the cost of weaker basic attacks? But for heroics with lots of mob-groups she seems stronger than for example Master Ranos.
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KevMeup
03.16.2017 , 10:05 PM | #105
Quote: Originally Posted by SalBasss View Post
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Thanks, glad to help. It's amazing how many people just use Lana and assume she's even. Most all of them heal well and can get you through most content, but it's nice having a bonus, especially if you're soloing or duo-ing group content.

Quote: Originally Posted by mrwayn View Post
I'm curious, did you test Shae Viszla in dps-stance? I've done some heroics with dps/dps combo and her aerial annihilation (the DFA-like aoe skill) seems to be very hard hitting. Maybe it comes with the cost of weaker basic attacks? But for heroics with lots of mob-groups she seems stronger than for example Master Ranos.
Well I'll be damned... She is above normal for her weapon type. Thanks for letting me know. This is the parse I have at level 1, I'll post again when I get her to 50.

1.5mil parse:
C2-N2 Droid Level 1 (single pistol user) 3260
Shae Shae Vizla Level 1 (single pistol user) 4160

AOE:
Supressive fire: 2925/ 4750 crit x 2 hits
Aerial Annihilation: 4630/ 7630 crit x 6 hits!

The tool tip is messed up, it says 1.5 second channel, but the data mining reveals it's a 3 second channel.
https://swtor.jedipedia.net/en/nco/shae-vizla
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My companion parses over 5k dps in HM Star Fortress, does yours?
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mrwayn
03.17.2017 , 02:25 AM | #106
Thx for the confirmation. Glad I wasn't imagining things
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KevMeup
03.17.2017 , 08:42 PM | #107
Quote: Originally Posted by mrwayn View Post
Thx for the confirmation. Glad I wasn't imagining things
Shae Vizla, Level 50, 6350!

By far the highest dps companion now. Wow... and thanks for the info! I'll update guide.
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My companion parses over 5k dps in HM Star Fortress, does yours?
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orujd
04.17.2017 , 10:00 PM | #108
Talking about fair and balanced... I was going through the numbers and couldn't help but thinking it might as well be posted in bug section as well...
I am not sure if I am more baffled with Shae Vizla numbers or the injustice that was done to Treek and HK-51 - once beloved and revered, now a total scrap (HK losing its one-hit-kill ability and Treek failing miserably at healing), especially when taken in consideration what one has to go through to obtain an HK unit.

Anyhow, I was wondering - what are the numbers that other companions are pulling and that haven't been mentioned?
More specifically Arcann, Khem Val, HK-55, Darth Marr, Lana Beniko, Empress Acina, Senya Tirall...to name the few...

I am aware it's not really simple to get them all to level 50 to make all the tests, but I am sure it would be interesting to see, and who knows, some may even pleasantly surprise us.

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Daniel_Caparros
05.16.2017 , 06:40 PM | #109
Does anyone know if the new iokath Droid is useful?

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KevMeup
05.20.2017 , 01:21 AM | #110
Quote: Originally Posted by orujd View Post
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Yeah, it's pretty sad whats happened to HK and Treek

I added a few more dps I had:
Leval 50, Gault, 5043 gault (Ranged, Sniper Riffle)
Leval 50, Lana, 4650 (1 saber, melee)
Leval 50, Theron Shan, 5180 (Ranged, 2 Pistols)
Leval 50, Vette, 5100 (Ranged, 2 Pistols)
Kevgent - <Show Me Your Crits> - The Harbinger
My companion parses over 5k dps in HM Star Fortress, does yours?
Companion Use and Optimization Guide