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Companions you NEVER use

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12.31.2012 , 06:39 AM | #41
as Jedi Knight so far i never use C2-N2.
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A_nonymous's Avatar

12.31.2012 , 06:39 AM | #42
Quote: Originally Posted by ieRAya View Post
as Jedi Knight so far i never use C2-N2.
I drug him into combat one time. He's got a pretty bad *** right hook.
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12.31.2012 , 07:14 AM | #43
Having level'd 7 toons i only used healing companions and companions on the way to healing companions
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12.31.2012 , 07:26 AM | #44
I take most of my companions for a test drive at least. My Immortal Jugg Warrior is my main and Pierce and Broonmark have seen almost zero action, but Broonmark is probably my best geared companion because he gets my hand me downs. Tank companions in general are pretty useless, while, at least in my limited use, they can hold threat ok, the DPS and Mitigation are so terrible that you are better off with a DPS or Healer companion. This is why as soon as I got new companions on my alts that my starter tank companions got the boot. I used Quinn mostly to cap and a bit beyond, then as I got some decent gear I switched to Jaesa, and I run with Vette or HK as the mood takes me.

I prefer to level with a healer companion, but once I get some decent gear I roll with a DPS. I'd rather a bit longer fight then more downtime between fights.

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12.31.2012 , 07:27 AM | #45
Quote: Originally Posted by Marb View Post
The easiest way to remedy this problem would be to let you set your companions move set. For example If I could set Blizz to a tech healer loadout (like Mako and Malavai) I would use him all the time. As long as the moves distinguish between the companion as a force or tech user, it wouldn't feel out of place or compromise the characters in any way. It would let you use the companion you felt like using purely because you like that companion.
Agreed. Especially with the padawans and apprentice force users.

Unfortunately Bioware feel differently and see the companions combat role as a part of the characters backstory and personality. I hope they change their mind on this at some point.
With respect to many of the healers, that's sadly true. Doc, Lokin, Theran are actual doctors although Theran is more of a Ph.D. than an M.D. Elara is stated to be a medic, your character refers to her as such repeatedly. Gus Tuno heals you with JEDI POWER!! (couldn't resist)
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12.31.2012 , 07:28 AM | #46
Sargent Rusk on my Guardian. I typically use all of my companions at least a little while, but since I already have a level 50 Vanguard, and since Rusk is basically an Aric clone, I didn't really feel the need to try him out.

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12.31.2012 , 07:45 AM | #47
I haven't really used any of the tank companions (except to take out for a swing once to see how they are, and they all are the same) who are not first companions (like Kaliyo, Khem Val, Corso, etc). Why use a tank companion when you can use a DPS companion (and rip down everything fast) or a healing companion (to heal you when you rip things apart).

Also, my medic commando didn't use Elara at all. Now that you can spec for free I could well imagine to use Elara while I solo in DPS spec, but back then I went in healing spec all the time, so using a healer companion for a healer was just plains stupid (and my medic commando is the only pure healer I've leveled up).

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12.31.2012 , 07:47 AM | #48
I only use Quinn in combat with my Warrior, in general i onyl use pets/npcs that can heal since its easier that way.
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12.31.2012 , 08:13 AM | #49
Am I the only one that thinks Mako has the personality of a clingy, door mat, stand-by girlfiriend?

You know the type... always hanging just in the shadows, no matter how much you ingore them, hoping you'll include them in your life, even when you're dating other women? The one with the low enough self-esteem that you can just pop by when ever you can use her for a place filler whenever you don't have a real girlfried atm and then toss her the side when you find someone better (which isn't hard); but she will let you do it repeatedly throughout her entire life? Then one that no matter what you say, to her "you're so funny" and "she's so lucky to be with you".... the one that you actually can't get rid of, is always kissing your butt, and you can walk on repeatedly like a stain-free rug?

Yeah, I loathe her and love her at the same time. If I didn't need her to heal me, I wouldn't even give her cloathes and I'd lock her in an engineering crawl space somewhere....because I cannot stand her personality.

We need to be allowed to choose the roles our companions are going to play, like right after you unlock them all. That way we could use the ones we like to stuff we need our companions to do and let the others rot, rather than being forced to be annoyed by companions we can't stand but need in order to survive... never summoning some of the ones we actually like.

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12.31.2012 , 08:19 AM | #50
Bowdaar- ( smuggler ) He just dies to easy

Lord scourge ( Jedi ) Dies too easy

Actually most of the tank class companions seem too squishy. Corso riggs and consular and inquisitor beginning companions seem to be on par, but the rest lack