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Is drops based on the classes of the group?

Citronvand's Avatar

02.14.2012 , 04:23 PM | #1
Since I wanted a black robe for my companion I decided to farm Black Talon to get Black Talon Inquisitor's Robe. But I noticed after a few runs (6) that pretty much all the drops was for my class (juggernaut). Is it even possible for me to get the Black Talon Inquisitor's Robe?

I tried bringing a friend along who was a inquisitor but this time a blaster rifle dropped which neither of us could use, I don't get it.

When I solo I only seem to get items for my class but with another group member it seems kind of random.


I've run through BT _another_ 8 times now and this time I saved what I got:

6x Black Talon Juggernaut's Gauntlets
8x Black Talon Juggernaut's Boots
5x Black Talon Juggernaut's Shield Generator
4x Lightsaber of Vengeful Mastery

1x Black Talon Operative's Jacket
1x Corrupting Focus Lightsaber
2x Esseles Vanguard's Shield Generator
1x Black Talon Marauder's Tunic
1x Warmonger's Saberstaff
1x Black Talon Scout's Rifle
1x Black Talon Powertech's Power Generator
1x Black Talon Deadeye's Exterminator
0x Black Talon Inquisitor's Robe

Doesn't look 100% random to me


02.14.2012 , 04:26 PM | #2
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Blackavaar's Avatar

02.14.2012 , 04:35 PM | #3
There does seem to be some sort of skew to the randomness of drops from Flashpoints and Operations. Usually this seems to sort of steer the mission to drop gear for the classes in your group, but sometimes it will still drop items that are completely unrelated.

I do notice that the Inquisitor Robe drops most often from either the Boss group in the Docking Bay (which you get only after letting the captain live / make sure to clear the Bonus before attacking the Boss group) or the big droid you get to fight after disabling the consoles about midway through the mission.

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ptwonline's Avatar

02.14.2012 , 04:40 PM | #4
I don't know if it is skewed, but it sure seems that way. Been running Maelstrom Prison with my Jedi Shadow and with a Trooper Commando to farm one armor set, and it seems like the only gear that drops is Consular and Trooper gear.

OmySpy's Avatar

02.14.2012 , 04:42 PM | #5
I can't say for sure, but a few days ago I (Sniper) ran BT with one other guy (Operative) and everything that dropped was agent gear. It was awesome

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02.14.2012 , 04:43 PM | #6
Did HM BT last night, and all the drops except for one was for an Agent. There were no agents in our group.
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Citronvand's Avatar

02.14.2012 , 08:05 PM | #7
Updated the original post

Bizwolf's Avatar

02.14.2012 , 08:15 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by IIII-IIII-IIII View Post
Nope, it's not and I don't care what they say.

Doing BT or any FP running alts through, this always happens. If I take my OP, operative stuff drops a lot so what we did was this.

Friend rolled an OP, I ran him through on mine, and he got everything in two runs. Ran a sorc alt after and OP stuff dropped again. Got on my sorc and ran him through and all sorc drops happened.

And in the later FP's all BH stuff drops, doesn't matter the class running you through.

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02.14.2012 , 08:16 PM | #9
While it is random, ie I have seen pieces drop when that class was not present, I have also noticed that the loot tends to skew towards who is present at the time. I ran hammer station with some friends, we were all republic troopers, and for 2 out of 3 runs, we got all trooper drops. However the third time we went, nothing but inquisitor loot dropped until we got to the last boss and he dropped a blaster rifle.
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Raazmir's Avatar

02.14.2012 , 09:43 PM | #10
It seems to me that the bosses in that fp in particular that are ALWAYS there tend to drop loot for the classes in group, whereas the ones that are bonus mission or story dependent drop from their full loot table all the time regardless of class.