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SM EC Requirements

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broknpieces
06.22.2012 , 03:14 PM | #1
Our guild suffered from low pop for a while and we are finally hoping to get back in to raiding and gearing up new people through SM/HM EV & KP, was wondering, at what point would it even be worth starting to attempt SM EC?

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Codek
06.22.2012 , 03:18 PM | #2
Depends on how competent you believe your raid group is, the skillful can do it in full Columni, the average usually go with a mix of rakata and columni (leaning mostly towards rakata). The not so bright will struggle with any set of gear.
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Craxim
06.22.2012 , 03:28 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Codek View Post
Depends on how competent you believe your raid group is, the skillful can do it in full Columni, the average usually go with a mix of rakata and columni (leaning mostly towards rakata). The not so bright will struggle with any set of gear.
Full Columni for everybody would make it a rough trip, even in 8 man. The average would want full Rakata, especially healers.
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CBRGhostRider
06.22.2012 , 03:59 PM | #4
Mostly rakata + some columi should be doable for sure.... though kephess hits like a rabid mad-dog in heat... hit our healer for 27k damage once on story mode when I lost aggro during kite-taunt, so make sure your tanks and healers are the most well geared.

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Aurojiin
06.22.2012 , 05:14 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Craxim View Post
Full Columni for everybody would make it a rough trip, even in 8 man. The average would want full Rakata, especially healers.
Er, the OP did specify story-mode EC. A few bits of Rakata would be nice, although itemised Columi would be even better.

For story EC, there's no way your healers have to be Rakata though. Healers can comfortably lag behind the raid in gear for all content in this game.

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Craxim
06.22.2012 , 06:06 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Aurojiin View Post
Er, the OP did specify story-mode EC. A few bits of Rakata would be nice, although itemised Columi would be even better.

For story EC, there's no way your healers have to be Rakata though. Healers can comfortably lag behind the raid in gear for all content in this game.
Quote: Originally Posted by Craxim View Post
Full Columni for everybody would make it a rough trip, even in 8 man. The average would want full Rakata, especially healers.
Note I said would want, not had to have. A group of 8 average players would not succeed in SM EC with Columni level gear, I say this only based on seeing it on our server.
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Aurojiin
06.22.2012 , 06:43 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Craxim View Post
Note I said would want, not had to have. A group of 8 average players would not succeed in SM EC with Columni level gear, I say this only based on seeing it on our server.
Fair point.

Part of the problem with specifying 'requirements' is the terrible itemisation in this game. "Full Rakata" gets tossed around a lot, yet for the most part it's worse than a Columi set that has been appropriately itemised. It's somewhat of a grey area.

I still think that the minimum gear requirements for healers lag behind those for DPS and Tanks on average in this game, but... that's very dependent on how good your group is at avoiding unnecessary damage, so on balance I'd agree with you.

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Craxim
06.22.2012 , 06:55 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Aurojiin View Post
Fair point.

Part of the problem with specifying 'requirements' is the terrible itemisation in this game. "Full Rakata" gets tossed around a lot, yet for the most part it's worse than a Columi set that has been appropriately itemised. It's somewhat of a grey area.

I still think that the minimum gear requirements for healers lag behind those for DPS and Tanks on average in this game, but... that's very dependent on how good your group is at avoiding unnecessary damage, so on balance I'd agree with you.
Healers lag behind as long as Tanks don't. Both lag behind, things start to get scary. Lol
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