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Does Expertise help a Companion heal more?

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Does Expertise help a Companion heal more?

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QuietGoneJinn
11.04.2012 , 02:00 PM | #1
So whenever I do PvE I use Quinn as a healer. I currently have him in full Centurian PvP gear. . .If I start replace that gear with Rakata would he be a better healer? Is the Expertise doing anything? Logically since I'm a Person and not "Environment" it would make sense if Expertise healed me more than PvE gear.

Any confirmation on this?

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Skodan
11.04.2012 , 02:33 PM | #2
i believe expertise only works in pvp and does not apply to companions
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11.04.2012 , 02:44 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by QuietGoneJinn View Post
So whenever I do PvE I use Quinn as a healer. I currently have him in full Centurian PvP gear. . .If I start replace that gear with Rakata would he be a better healer? Is the Expertise doing anything? Logically since I'm a Person and not "Environment" it would make sense if Expertise healed me more than PvE gear.

Any confirmation on this?
Doesnt quite work like that, or every healer in the game would have to be in war hero.
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haliy
11.05.2012 , 07:30 AM | #4
Expertise has 0 effect in a PvE environment.
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Legolose
11.05.2012 , 08:08 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by haliy View Post
Expertise has 0 effect in a PvE environment.
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Ashu-ri
11.05.2012 , 05:18 PM | #6
You would do much better to gear him in spare rakata from guild ops runs, or even Columi. As the above posters have said, Expertise is PVP only, and he's not used in PVP, plus, the rakata or Columi have other stat increases that increase his healing. But I wouldn't bother going over rakata gear.

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JacksonMo
11.05.2012 , 10:03 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by QuietGoneJinn View Post
So whenever I do PvE I use Quinn as a healer. I currently have him in full Centurian PvP gear. . .If I start replace that gear with Rakata would he be a better healer? Is the Expertise doing anything? Logically since I'm a Person and not "Environment" it would make sense if Expertise healed me more than PvE gear.

Any confirmation on this?
You're thinking of Presence.
If you mouse over your presence stat, it will tell you how much of a boost you are giving your companion.
Your companions have 0 presence, it is your presence that does it. So the switch from PvP gear to PvE would be an improvement if and only if the pve stats are better.

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RendValor
11.06.2012 , 12:19 AM | #8
Expertise would only make him a better healer if you're actively fighting another player.
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Owsley
11.06.2012 , 09:19 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by RendValor View Post
Expertise would only make him a better healer if you're actively fighting another player.
Not true. Expertise does NOTHING for a companion. Presence (on you, not him) would increase his healing ability. Expertise only comes into play when YOU are in combat against another player and nothing else. Player characters are the only thing affected by Expertise
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xstortion
11.06.2012 , 09:45 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by haliy View Post
Expertise has 0 effect in a PvE environment.
Wait so if I am reading this post correctly in open world pvp it is better to wear lets say Campaign over WH?