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Requires [class] gear won't work on companions?

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Requires [class] gear won't work on companions?

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Stenrik
03.26.2012 , 03:30 PM | #1
So I had a modable chest piece that said "requires smuggler". I modded it out with the best purple mods I could get. I was planning to put it on my companion when I replaced it later. I am now trying, and it won't work.

Apparently, Risha isn't a "smuggler" I guess? It just doesn't make sense that my companion, with the same armor and stat requirements, can't wear a piece of crafted gear. I'd assumed she was considered a "smuggler" too.

Is this working as intended?

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VanorDM
03.26.2012 , 03:32 PM | #2
Companions do not have a class, or you could say their class is Kira or Risha.

They do not qualify as being a Bounty Hunter or Jedi Shadow, so any time you see armor that has a class requirement it will not work on a companion.

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Veluthurk
03.26.2012 , 04:38 PM | #3
Tis unfortunate. The one I find problematic is I would like to set up Lord Scourge in Sith gear. Don't want him to look like a big, red Jedi.

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Suepy
03.26.2012 , 05:05 PM | #4
There *is* orange gear out there without class requirements. Check the GTN often for them as they tend to get snapped up quickly.

I have to add that, IMO, it's not really necessary to have orange gear on your companion. The companion gear rewards for basic gear are just fine, and you can pick up decent earpieces and implants for them on the GTN. You're better off getting yourself geared with orange pieces so come lvl 50, you can add artifact level mods for automatic purple gear.

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Veniras
03.26.2012 , 05:07 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Veluthurk View Post
Tis unfortunate. The one I find problematic is I would like to set up Lord Scourge in Sith gear. Don't want him to look like a big, red Jedi.
Been there, done that. You cannot avoid it. Even if you were able to buy orange sith gear through the Hutt network, It would change appearance when equipped by a jedi companion.

Scourge is doomed to look like a wannabe-jedi instead of the sith lord he rightly is :-(

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TrueOgreBane
03.26.2012 , 10:44 PM | #6
In addition to this,

As long as the gear doesn't have a class requirement, I can equip it on my companion, right? So if I got some orange gear from Commendations, I could put it on my companion as long as there aren't any [class] requirements?

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TrueOgreBane
03.26.2012 , 10:50 PM | #7
Also,

What about Light/Dark alignment requirements? I'm Dark III... can I get an orange lightsaber from Commendations for my Jaesa companion that requires Dark III or more and let her use it?
"Beware the fury of a patient man." - John Dryden

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Eternalnight
03.26.2012 , 11:14 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by TrueOgreBane View Post
Also,

What about Light/Dark alignment requirements? I'm Dark III... can I get an orange lightsaber from Commendations for my Jaesa companion that requires Dark III or more and let her use it?
Yes, companions can use alignment gear if your player character has the alignment.

Now there is popular misconception that they can't and someone will probably reply to this saying that they can't, but yes they can.

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darksidechemist
03.26.2012 , 11:21 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Stenrik View Post
So I had a modable chest piece that said "requires smuggler". I modded it out with the best purple mods I could get. I was planning to put it on my companion when I replaced it later. I am now trying, and it won't work.

Apparently, Risha isn't a "smuggler" I guess? It just doesn't make sense that my companion, with the same armor and stat requirements, can't wear a piece of crafted gear. I'd assumed she was considered a "smuggler" too.

Is this working as intended?
Unfortunate, but, if it says 'Requires [class]', you can't equip your companion with it.

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darksidechemist
03.26.2012 , 11:22 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by TrueOgreBane View Post
In addition to this,

As long as the gear doesn't have a class requirement, I can equip it on my companion, right? So if I got some orange gear from Commendations, I could put it on my companion as long as there aren't any [class] requirements?
Correct.