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Is there a difference between Power and Force power?

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Is there a difference between Power and Force power?

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Macetheace
01.16.2012 , 01:44 PM | #1
was looking at some stims, and noticed one boosted Power, and then astrange one that boosted both tech and forcepower but reduced damage done. THis puzzled me.

Until now, i had thought power boosted well, power - how much damge you ddi stuff with.

So, on my Sage/Sorceror, is a Power stim actually useless? Does Power only boost melee attacks and not your force abilities? - is this also the case for mods and enhancements also? Or does power boost everything (both melee and force and tech?) but if it does, then that strange stime that reduces damage done seems really useless, everyone would just go for power - or does force power only apply to heals.

please let me know if you know for certain when you respond, if you don't know for sure, just say you're not entirely certain.

[as an aside, woudl be nice when in full groups that your companions appear for conversations so if you win a conversation role you can also benefit from reputation, i have noticed some people do not group with more than 1 person because they won't be getting their companion out - another thing is if your lost the conversation role but the decision you picked actaully agreed with your companion, it would be good if you got the reputation points to eventhough the person who won the response chose something different.. just like light and dark points, you get the points for picking hte option even if the winner chose a different response ]

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Eternalnight
01.16.2012 , 01:50 PM | #2
power boosts all abilities and is useful to all classes

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Macetheace
01.16.2012 , 02:03 PM | #3
then why this stim that boosts force and tech power but reduces damage by 50% - why have that? won't everyone just go for the Power stim?

unless Power boosts Force abliltiies, but not as much as pure Force power

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Aieny
01.16.2012 , 02:07 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Macetheace View Post
then why this stim that boosts force and tech power but reduces damage by 50% - why have that? won't everyone just go for the Power stim?

unless Power boosts Force abliltiies, but not as much as pure Force power
What specific stims are you looking at?

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Buckmoth
01.16.2012 , 02:10 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Aieny View Post
What specific stims are you looking at?
I assume he means the Triage line of adrenals. "Increases Force Power and Tech Power by X and reduces all damage dealt by 50%. Lasts 15 seconds."

And I agree, I'm not seeing any use for these. Same cost, same duration and same cooldown as the straight +power adrenals, but with less benefit.

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Macetheace
01.16.2012 , 02:10 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Aieny View Post
What specific stims are you looking at?
The Triage stims, like Field Tech Triage Adrenal

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mshea
01.16.2012 , 02:10 PM | #7
The stim that reduces damage I imagine would only be useful for a dedicated healer.

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Macetheace
01.16.2012 , 02:16 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Buckmoth View Post
I assume he means the Triage line of adrenals. "Increases Force Power and Tech Power by X and reduces all damage dealt by 50%. Lasts 15 seconds."

And I agree, I'm not seeing any use for these. Same cost, same duration and same cooldown as the straight +power adrenals, but with less benefit.
exactly... unless force power was meant to be something like healing power but even then... oh i dunno.

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Dasffion
01.16.2012 , 02:21 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Macetheace View Post
exactly... unless force power was meant to be something like healing power but even then... oh i dunno.
Forcepower and Techpower are like power but Tech is only used for IA/Smugglers and Forcepower is only used for SI/JC whereas power is used for every class. Those stims will increase Forcepower, thus increasing your healing, while reducing your damage. It's a good boost for healers. Not sure why it's hard to believe.

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Macetheace
01.16.2012 , 02:21 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by mshea View Post
The stim that reduces damage I imagine would only be useful for a dedicated healer.
but then a power stim would be just as useful, - and not penalize your damage... unless the Triage stim was a lot cheaper or something. . ah well, a mystery

Quote: Originally Posted by Dasffion View Post
Forcepower and Techpower are like power but Tech is only used for IA/Smugglers and Forcepower is only used for SI/JC whereas power is used for every class. Those stims will increase Forcepower, thus increasing your healing, while reducing your damage. It's a good boost for healers. Not sure why it's hard to believe.
hard to believe, because i don't see any reason i should pick triage over a power stip if they give the same boost but one dones't punish damage.

-this is why i thought maybe power didn't boost force damage attacks.