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Jaesa Willsaam vs Vette

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Jaesa Willsaam vs Vette

Bomp's Avatar

12.26.2011 , 10:26 PM | #11
I geared up Jeasa in full orange mod gear when I got her thinking she would be my new full time companion. I was a bit disappointed though.

Vette does more burst damage with much larger crits while Jaesa does solid constant dps.

Jeasa stands in melee range however.. and that has gotten me killed a lot on elites with heavy AoE. When she dies I usually die unless the mob was at 30% or less.

Vette has a nice long range and does good AoE (better then jaesa) and you can kite melee elites all day with Vette.

I used Jaesa for 7 levels, then went back to vette. Vette is my fulltime companion now.

NemesisKay's Avatar

12.26.2011 , 10:40 PM | #12
Wouldnt you agree that having Jasea allows you to have much more CC's? She has stuns, slows, etc etc.

revial's Avatar

12.26.2011 , 11:25 PM | #13
The only remotely good thing about Jaesa is her snare allows you to use Savage Kick far more often then you would likely use it without her.

Vette is simply the superior dps. I know, I know, you guys want to bone the **** out of Jaesa so you want to have her out, but don't let your ***** cloud your judgement.

I used Vette up 'till Corellia. I've long advocated using a DPS Companion, but I was lucky enough to get a string of blue +Cunning drops that allowed me to gear up Quinn as well, who hadn't had a new piece of gear since I first got him.

As I had reduced the cost of Sweeping Slash to 1 rage at around that point, it's kind of hilarious how ridiculously easy mowing through packs of mobs on Corellia became, even without Vette's added DPS.

I suspect if I was to do it all again, I'd go Ahni spec just to get 1 rage Sweeping Slash far earlier (I was Carnage, so didn't start putting in points to a side tree 'till way late). For a relatively low-hitting ability, being able to spam the crapola out of it really makes mowing through mobs stupidly easy. And, if you leveled a Marauder, hopefully you've realized what single target dps beasts we are, for the Gold Mobs, and the surviving Silvers in a pack of normals you just destroyed.

NemesisKay's Avatar

12.31.2011 , 01:47 AM | #14
After testing out Jasea out a while, I think i decided i'll be sticking with Vette. With her AOE abilities, and the option to kite elite champs, vette far out weights Jaesa

AlienFyre's Avatar

12.31.2011 , 04:15 AM | #15
Im just wondering... not to jump out of Jaesa vs Vette... but does people ever prefer Quinn to help keep you alive?

Coming from a Vengeance Juggernaut.

notamisfit's Avatar

12.31.2011 , 04:17 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by AlienFyre View Post
Im just wondering... not to jump out of Jaesa vs Vette... but does people ever prefer Quinn to help keep you alive?

Coming from a Vengeance Juggernaut.
I've moved more towards Quinn from about level 42-ish. It's not about survivability (I'm Immortal specced, and don't have a lot of trouble in that regard) as much as it's about less downtime and being able to pull mobs with only half my brain engaged.

Calens's Avatar

01.03.2012 , 03:37 AM | #17
I simply find Vette takes stuff down much quicker. If anything, at lvl 42 I'm finding she's taking stuff down quicker than ten levels ago.

The other beauty of having Vette is if you're against a boss/elite and you're struggling, you can pull it -> Force Crush -> Force Camouflage which gives you a few seconds to get things back in order.

...assuming you're rage spec of course.

Majesm's Avatar

01.03.2012 , 04:26 AM | #18
Just out of interest , would you use dual blasters with Vette or Blaster Rifle ?

Adwynyth's Avatar

01.03.2012 , 04:31 AM | #19
Vette = Dual Blasters. So many of her abilities require dual blasters, and I noticed an immediate difference after I replaced her blasters with a rifle that gave her higher total DPS on paper.

cynicalj's Avatar

01.10.2012 , 12:23 PM | #20
I don't understand why you can't kite with Jaessa when it hits the fan as well. Same concept, you lock in his aggro and and snare and kite. Jaessa even has a snare ability to help you in kiting.

Am I missing something? Why is Vette better for kiting?