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Companions in orange armor

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Companions in orange armor

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Antonath
03.13.2012 , 05:53 PM | #1
Other than the various social outfits, is there any orange armor available for companions? Everything I see on the GTN has class requirements, so is player character only.

My trooper's companions thank you in advance...

(Fought the urge to call this "knights in white satin")

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swtonewbie
03.13.2012 , 06:03 PM | #2
I think some of the commendation vendor ones aren't class restricted. Also check out the LS/DS vendor, they might have a piece or two that isnt restricted. Also solo some low level instances for comm badges and get oranges from inside the instance (although i see a lot of those are restricted) or use the badges to get commendation armor for your comp.

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TehCleric
03.13.2012 , 06:09 PM | #3
My companions are at this point in 100% orange items, so it IS in fact possible - keep looking.

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va_wanderer
03.13.2012 , 06:21 PM | #4
Sure is. Most commendation armors can be worn by companions as well, and Armortechs/Synthweavers can start making general use stuff that's wearable at least as early as the 20's.
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Antonath
03.13.2012 , 08:25 PM | #5
Thanks for the replies. I guess I'm looking in the wrong places at the moment, then. Nice to know it's out there!

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MorgonKara
03.13.2012 , 08:39 PM | #6
There are plenty of orange gears that companions can use, mostly from commendation vendors, but they also drop in Flashpoints and can be crafted. Companions can even equip pvp and hardmode/raid gear, if it's appropriate. LvL 40 PvP gear has some nice modifiable sets.
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KurganNazzir
03.13.2012 , 08:53 PM | #7
You can also get orange gear from enemies you kill while questing, and not just elites; I've gotten quite a few orange pieces from normal and strong mobs. You get some as quest rewards, though those are geared towards your class but if your companion can wear the same type (light/med/heavy) you can replace the mods in it to match what they need. So there are a lot of places you can get it.
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MorgonKara
03.13.2012 , 09:08 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by KurganNazzir View Post
You can also get orange gear from enemies you kill while questing, and not just elites; I've gotten quite a few orange pieces from normal and strong mobs. You get some as quest rewards, though those are geared towards your class but if your companion can wear the same type (light/med/heavy) you can replace the mods in it to match what they need. So there are a lot of places you can get it.
Yeah it's true, that's pretty rare though. Personally I always pick commendations for quest rewards and use them to gear up my companions and then I also craft armor myself. Most quests will offer comms as a reward, so you can collect quite a few pretty quickly if you always select them. The gear you can buy with comms is usually better than the gear from quest rewards (except maybe some Heroics)
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Geras
03.13.2012 , 09:32 PM | #9
Most classes can, by the end of Coruscant/DK, solo Esseles/Black Talon. So you can at least get an orange chest piece for your companion that way (though it may take several runs).

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Zoopercat
03.13.2012 , 10:51 PM | #10
Hey - I want to point you to a database that just launched on Ask Mr. Robot today. I'm one of the people who worked on it, and we tried to put in some smart searches on the left, including a search by companion (look at the nav on the left site).

http://swtor.askmrrobot.com/gear

Once you pick the companion and slot you want, you can use the filters to look for only orange gear, wearable by that companion (we take armor type, weapon type, and other restrictions into account).

We had a lot of people play with the beta and give feedback, but not many of them cared much about their companions. I'd love to hear what you like (and don't like) about it.
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