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Khem Val gear questions

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Khem Val gear questions

WingsofCrystal's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 10:33 AM | #1
I have two noob questions.

The first is what stats should I be stacking for Khem Val? Strength, endurance, and armor seem natural but it is not totally clear if that is the way to go.

The second question is even dumber than the first. When I pick up a piece of gear for Khem and mouse over to it in my bag it compares the stats to my gear. I end up having to pull him up and manually compare the gear to what is currently mounted. Is there any way to switch the comparison back and forth so that when I am looking at a piece of gear it will show the stat differentials base on his gear?

Thanks for any help.

Rynkar's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 10:35 AM | #2
This depends entirely on how you use Khem. I currently use him as a tank, so I give him gear that has Defense, Shield, and Absorption gear.

If you use him to DPS you would want Accuracy, Crit, and power.

Up to you.

Anathale's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 10:36 AM | #3
in the UI options (i think, i'm not online to check) there is an option to turn on the companion tooltips.

Natarii's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 10:38 AM | #4
The answer to your first question is that you pretty much have it right. Str/End and heavy armor type go to khem. If you want him to be a meat shield, defense is also good. If you plan to put him damage mode, crit and alacrity would be decent choices.

Second question is that in your preferences you need to turn on the feature 'show companion tool tips' - I can't remember exactly which category it's under (I can't log on from work /sadface). This will show his stat changes right next to yours when you mouse over a new piece of loot.
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dielbe's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 11:20 AM | #5
Yes you can turn on companion equipment compare in the menu.

WingsofCrystal's Avatar

12.23.2011 , 02:47 PM | #6
Thanks all.

I am in a que now and will look at the preferences when I end up getting in.

Since I am trying healing specs, I will be using him as a tank.

Schlappy's Avatar

02.18.2012 , 06:00 PM | #7
Hey guys, I also have a noob are we able to get khem's gear visible? i have seen some khems running round with armor, yet even tho mine is gaered, he appears with only his loin cloth...

SirUrza's Avatar

02.18.2012 , 10:27 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Schlappy View Post
Hey guys, I also have a noob are we able to get khem's gear visible? i have seen some khems running round with armor, yet even tho mine is gaered, he appears with only his loin cloth...
Those Khems are using an appearance kit, you're not actually seeing the armor he's wearing. Otherwise his appearance never changes regardless of the gear you give him.

Hatkake's Avatar

02.19.2012 , 07:01 AM | #9
in your codex under "persons of note" you will see main and secondary stats for all your respective companions.
in preferences you have to enable companion gear comparison, this will make mouseover on gear compare it to your and your pets' gear at the same time (why this isnt enable by default i will never understand).

armour skin for khem is from taris iirc. you'll find a companion customisation vendor at the first place you land.
also if you have a security key enable i recommend taking the trip to ilum space station and checking out the security key vendor there for more skins.
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Schlappy's Avatar

02.21.2012 , 11:28 PM | #10
Oh cool, thanks guys, im using a customisation on khem, but this one only changes his skin color, didnt realise armor graphic also came from customise mod
Thanks guys.