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Sith Assassin - Best companion

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Sith Assassin - Best companion

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Hawdskinna
12.22.2011 , 08:49 PM | #1
Just wondering what everyone feels the best companion is, or which one they use the most.

For me, I've found that Khem Val's ability to double taunt things, giving me the opportunity to backstab, to be the best use of the companion mechanic. I was interested in seeing how other people use their companions to make it through.

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DarthDagoth
12.23.2011 , 07:37 AM | #2
at lvl 20 I have only used khem val. About to try out the droid because it may be more beneficial to have a healer as opposed to a 2nd tank. Personally I find that while maul is GREAT for pvp, having a tank around just so i can maul someone doesnt seem like the best use of resources. I usually just stun them and use a backstab, and not rely on khem.
--'''Dagoth'''--
-Damnant quod non intellegunt-

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Veshzan
12.23.2011 , 07:44 AM | #3
Personally i went for a dps companion when u first get them he/she does about the same dmg as u and it slowly scales off to just under half at L50 (this is with keeping him geared up)

I found him better then khem in most regards as khem stoped being able to hold aggro on me around the late teen's

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DarthDagoth
12.23.2011 , 08:00 AM | #4
Yeah khem really cant hold onto aggro now at 20. Also he tends to steal gear from me
--'''Dagoth'''--
-Damnant quod non intellegunt-

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Tetrahc
12.24.2011 , 04:33 AM | #5
Used to use a tank pet, but on Ilum and since I have switched to heal pet. I throw out enough dps but the strongs/elites hit extremely hard. With a heal pet things go much faster.

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Pashgan
12.24.2011 , 06:17 AM | #6
I'm using maul all the time so I need tanking abilities of Khem to be able to get to the side/back of NPC. Too bad he's chaotically moving idiot who doesn't understand he has to turn targets away from me instead of just taunting them.

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StrifedRevan
12.24.2011 , 07:22 AM | #7
Revel did more dps than most people I'd go to flashpoints with, his burst damage is pretty insane when geared

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DimSilver
12.25.2011 , 01:14 AM | #8
The healing droid does not have weapon? Right?

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StrifedRevan
12.25.2011 , 01:23 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by DimSilver View Post
The healing droid does not have weapon? Right?
2V-R8 can go to the deepest parts of hell

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Kaze-Yama
12.25.2011 , 01:25 AM | #10
If you are going tank spec khem val is useful. I've found with the dps companions you generate too much threat and they don't dps fast enough to pull the aggro off of you ever so as a tank you are soaking all the damage. There have been times where I die and my companion has full health just because they never pull aggro to help me out.

The healing companion is good but you don't get him until the much later levels and Khem Val is required for story purposes a few times so it is probably best to keep his gear leveled until you get the healer.

I like playing with Ashara just because she is cool but in tough fights you will need to switch to someone who can trade aggro back and forth with.