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Companions and alternate weapons....

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Companions and alternate weapons....

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Chugster
01.22.2013 , 01:22 PM | #1
I was just wondering, some companions, Kira and Aric Jorgan come to mind, can use different types of weapons, in these cases single/double sabers and blaster rifles/assault cannons.

Is there any reason not to use single sabers on Kira or Rifles on Aric? its mostly an aesthetic thing for me but i dont want to reduce my companions DPS too much
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01.22.2013 , 03:29 PM | #2
it's purely a dmg reduction.
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RendValor
01.22.2013 , 07:32 PM | #3
Blaster Rifles and Lightsabers have 20% lower damage than Assault Cannons and Double Bladed Lightsabers respectively
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01.22.2013 , 09:11 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by RendValor View Post
Blaster Rifles and Lightsabers have 20% lower damage than Assault Cannons and Double Bladed Lightsabers respectively
It's actually that superior weapons (Sniper Rifles, Assasult Cannons, DBLS, Electrostaves) have 20% higher base weapon damage (which translates to ~5-10% higher damage for weapon based attacks). Standard weapons (Blaster Rifles, Pistols, Lightsabers, Vibroblades, Techblades) have ~17% lower damage (1.0/1.2) thanks to how comparative determination of percentages operates (X is % lower than Y should be explained with Y as the baseline, not X as the baseline since you're comparing X to Y, not the other way around).
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