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PvP Recruit Gear vs Tionese Gear

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PvP Recruit Gear vs Tionese Gear

RazerCannon's Avatar

01.25.2013 , 09:25 AM | #1
As a relatively new 50 (and PvE only), I am relying on my free Tionese gear to do FP's and dailies and working to collect Columni gear or Black Hole comms to increase my gear stats.

For some reason, I stopped by the PvP vendor and looked at the Recruit gear. It all seemed to be rated 132, which is a bit better than Tionese (126) and almost as good as Columni (136). Moreover, it seemed reasonably priced (around 30K cred per piece) and was available for credits, which I have.

Why wouldn't I just buy Recruit PvP armor and use that on FP and dailies? Is there some attribute of it I am missing?

Thank you for your advice.

Sportiva's Avatar

01.25.2013 , 09:33 AM | #2
For PvE you'll want to stay with the Tionese because you are sacrificing a fair amount your main stat (for example Strength or Willpower) for Expertise which is useless outside of PvP.
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01.25.2013 , 09:36 AM | #3
I actually tried doing that, and dear god I could not replace that pvp gear fast enough. The only thing I kept equipped was the implants, earpiece and the holocrons. The rest I replaced with the tionese gear purely because I was taking a lot more damage than I should have, and doing less damage than I was supposed to. Once I replaced everything it was so much easier. See the pvp gear is generally to be used against other players, which increases how much damage you do. If you use it against other npc's you will do much less. You would think you would do more damage wouldn't you. Such a shame.


you should have received a full set of recruit armor for free by going to the pvp quest terminal and picking up the quest, along with enough tionese crystals to buy an almost full set of tionese from a quest sent in the mail.

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01.25.2013 , 09:36 AM | #4
Can you strip those 132 armor mods off and stick them on your normal orange stuff?
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01.25.2013 , 09:36 AM | #5
If you do decide to go with the recruit gear, be aware that you can get the set for free as well from the pvp quest terminal.
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01.25.2013 , 09:38 AM | #6
You can also get the PvP gear free, just like the Tionese gear. In some cases, the Recruit gear is better than Tionese. Not always, but from time to time. I used mostly Recruit pieces on my Merc healer until I had Columi/Rakata/Black Hole.
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01.25.2013 , 09:45 AM | #7
Agree that recruit implants and relics are better than what I have, but the rest is tionese... as ugly as it is (at least on trooper) it's still better than the cooler looking recruit gear in pve...

I got 50 with a lot of pvp comms so I could already get a main elite that even with the cristal being expertise and the exp on the other is far better than anything I could have right now...
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01.25.2013 , 09:54 AM | #8
Don't go by gear rating. PvP gear has higher rating and lower stats because of the add stat of exp.
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01.25.2013 , 10:27 AM | #9
The belt and bracers from the recruit pvp gear are also handy , they are free of course. Wear them and the implants and relic as someone suggested with the tionese to start you off.


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01.25.2013 , 10:30 AM | #10
Just so you know:
You get a full set of recruit gear for free, at the pvp terminal.
Recruit gear is not modable
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