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Kaliyo constiantly dieing


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MishraArtificer
02.12.2013 , 08:47 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Baconfingers View Post
If you have Lokin, use him with Med Watch on. Be sure to turn off the auto-cast on Carbonization thing, and his damage abilities if you're taking a little too much damage. As a DPSer, there really isn't any reason to not use a healing companion; the other guys are horribly sub-optimal.

Until then just mount-dismount your speeder or dismiss-summon to full heal Kaliyo. Mounting-dismounting is technically faster since you can keybind your speeder summon ability.
Dude is still on Alderaan. He doesn't have Lokin yet.

Yeah, burn some planet commendations and keep her gear upgraded. Remember, she uses Aim, Shield, and Defense. Also, little known fact about Kaliyo: as she is a mechanical copy of the Smuggler's Corso Riggs, she can use Blaster Rifles with Aim for a bit better performance (slightly lower peak damage, much higher minimum damage, so it evens out her damage output).
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Rathelon
02.13.2013 , 02:08 PM | #12
I have to wonder if Kaliyo is bugged with her defenses. My sniper is level 33, and I have Kaliyo geared up in the best stuff I could afford. I went for heavy endurance with defense and shield stats, but her armor rating is only around 2400. My main is a Juggernaut, and he had over 4000 armor rating at that level. Hell, my sniper has over 1800 and he is wearing medium armor, and Vector seems to do just as well (or better) with sub-par gear and light armor.

I cant wait to get Lokin, and dump Kaliyo.

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Tamanous
02.14.2013 , 10:31 AM | #13
Tank companions aren't useful until you can outfit them in real tank gear with real tank stats. This really doesn't happen until end game or if you spend a craptastic amount of creds from level 35 up to keep their gear on par with level and with tank stats.

At level 50 and with real tank grear (tionese and mix of better) they can tank some heroics and any solo content with ease.

Kaliyo is as tough as any other companion tank but her only weakness is a hole in threat through her rotation. If you want solid threat use Scorpio. I still like Kaliyo though because of her range and aoe at times but be aware all companion tanks have pbaoe defense powers so keeping out of melee range for long hurts them.

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versulas
02.17.2013 , 01:55 PM | #14
meh... I leveled with her as an OP so it was much easier to keep her up, but it wasn't really expensive to keep her feeling tanky. Just buy a cheap orange set (the slave girl one only costs like 1,500 credits total). Then go Cybertech and keep her slotted with blue plating and mods at your level, using commendations for the enhancements and she's downright scary.

I kept her in dps mode unless I was soloing heroic quests and she was killing mobs faster than I was.
Since when has common sense ever been common?

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Bouncy_Hunter
02.17.2013 , 04:04 PM | #15
I had the same Issues but then switched to Vector as soon as i got him. I hate Kaliyo anyway....like actually...

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Stressfire
02.18.2013 , 12:48 PM | #16
You know, OP, I think you might be right.

Just got to Alderaan, and for on-level enemies Kaliyo does seem to be pretty squishy - on all previous planets I found her to be a great tank.

However, I do find that staying on top of interrupts and really bearing down on multiple opponents with a solid rotation helps keep her up. She seems to be pretty weak against DoTs as well, as I found out on Balmorra - not much you can do about those as a sniper.

By interrupting where I can, and keeping pulls manageable (ie no more than 2-3 silvers and a couple 2-shotable minions or 1 gold + weak minions) she doesn't really go below 1/4 health very often anymore.

I don't have her really well outfitted either, her shield I got from Mando Raiders, the rest is a mix of quest reward greens and a couple GTN blues - nothing really special

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JamieKirby
02.19.2013 , 04:51 PM | #17
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Unfortunately, that's kind of what happens with any pure dps class using a tank around mid level, it's not just Kaliyo. The worst part about the Agent is the fact that you're stuck with no other option until after Alderaan. I assume you've got all her defensive abilities turned on and she's geared up with high endurance/defense/shield gear?

You'll get a healer companion on Taris, and when you do, gear him up and life will be a a breeze.
That is what is wrong with the combat system in this game.

If the character combo has a healer in it, you will have little or no issues at all, while others will have issues, some more then others, rendering non-healer companions as crew skill workers, the moment you get your healer, making it pointless for any of the companions to have their own stories to experience, since any fights you need to do for your level will be very difficult, unless you are a healer yourself.

They really need to make the companion choice to not make an impact on your overall performance in the field, like they said during development, where you can use any companion and not feel the difference in combat, which was true until they made the most stupidest choice ever and gave each companion specific roles, rendering non-healer companions useless beyond getting the healer companion.

In the end, its either use the healer companion or have issues, which is such a disappointment and a poor development choice and i really do hope they get some enlightenment and learn of their insanely stupid decision...but i know, i am likely going to see pigs flying in the sky before that will happen.

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JamieKirby
02.19.2013 , 04:53 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by versulas View Post
meh... I leveled with her as an OP so it was much easier to keep her up, but it wasn't really expensive to keep her feeling tanky. Just buy a cheap orange set (the slave girl one only costs like 1,500 credits total). Then go Cybertech and keep her slotted with blue plating and mods at your level, using commendations for the enhancements and she's downright scary.

I kept her in dps mode unless I was soloing heroic quests and she was killing mobs faster than I was.
The flaw in that idea is that some people are not into crafting at all, which means they rely on others that are into crafting to do that and guess what, they don't craft anything pre-49/50 and if they did, they charge 400-500% over the worth of the item.