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[Guide] Companion Optimization, Gearing and Tips

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[Guide] Companion Optimization, Gearing and Tips

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phalczen
08.01.2020 , 10:00 PM | #171
Quote: Originally Posted by KevMeup View Post
phalczen, The taskmaster set adds 3k alacrity to the companion. This took Shae from 11.2k dps to 12.3k dps in a parse. It's should also help with heals a little.
Thanks Kev. I probably wouldn't notice it because most encounters are very short. I'll have to try to play around with it some.
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Jevnaker
08.02.2020 , 04:57 AM | #172
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Dred is good as a healer or tank, his dps is just flightly bugged compared to other 2 weapon comps because his AOE only hits once. I have not tested the others yet. I'm not aware of any special skills that would give them an advantage over something like a Gault (Level 50, Gault (Sniper Rifle) 8350 - 6.1.2d). I'll do some gambling though and see if I can get one to test.
Oh a quick P.S. Both dred and q0-77 seems to have a bug or something these days that makes them having trouble noticing you are actually in combat and or has started attacking something so it takes a while for them to notice and starts helping.
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KevMeup
08.03.2020 , 09:28 PM | #173
Nightlife companion parses added:

Level 1, Phrojo Nuray (Assault Cannon) 6319 - 6.1.2d
Level 1, Phrojo Nuray (Assault Cannon) 6392 - 6.1.2d
Level 1, Gamorrean Bodyguard (1 techblade) 5745 - 6.1.2d
Level 1, Gamorrean Bodyguard (1 techblade) 6245 - 6.1.2d
Level 50, Phrojo Nuray (Assault Cannon) 8620 - 6.1.2d
Level 50, Phrojo Nuray (Assault Cannon) 8448 - 6.1.2d
Level 50, Gamorrean Bodyguard (1 techblade) 8073 - 6.1.2d
Level 50, Gamorrean Bodyguard (1 techblade) 8119 - 6.1.2d

Not the best due to weapon types, but still viable.
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Jevnaker
08.04.2020 , 12:52 PM | #174
Quote: Originally Posted by KevMeup View Post
Nightlife companion parses added:

Level 1, Phrojo Nuray (Assault Cannon) 6319 - 6.1.2d
Level 1, Phrojo Nuray (Assault Cannon) 6392 - 6.1.2d
Level 1, Gamorrean Bodyguard (1 techblade) 5745 - 6.1.2d
Level 1, Gamorrean Bodyguard (1 techblade) 6245 - 6.1.2d
Level 50, Phrojo Nuray (Assault Cannon) 8620 - 6.1.2d
Level 50, Phrojo Nuray (Assault Cannon) 8448 - 6.1.2d
Level 50, Gamorrean Bodyguard (1 techblade) 8073 - 6.1.2d
Level 50, Gamorrean Bodyguard (1 techblade) 8119 - 6.1.2d

Not the best due to weapon types, but still viable.
Thank you so much. Have you thought of doing an ranking of the class story only companions for the people who doesn't have unlocked shae from level 1?
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KevMeup
08.04.2020 , 08:05 PM | #175
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Thank you so much. Have you thought of doing an ranking of the class story only companions for the people who doesn't have unlocked shae from level 1?
Good idea. My best recommendation generally is QO-77, since he can be unlocked in cartel for everyone, does great damage and takes droid parts, which you''ll have an insane amount jawa scrap later to buy. I'm glad they finally fixed him.
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phalczen
08.05.2020 , 03:06 AM | #176
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Thank you so much. Have you thought of doing an ranking of the class story only companions for the people who doesn't have unlocked shae from level 1?
EMPIRE
Inquisitor
3) Khem Val (techblade)
3) 2V-R8 (pistol)
1) Andronikos Revel (dual pistols)
2) Ashara Zavros (dual lightsabers)
3) Talos Drelik (single pistol)
3) Xalek (saberstaff)

Warrior
1) Vette (dual pistols)
2) 2V-R8 (pistol)
2) Malavai Quinn (single pistol)
2) Jaesa Willsaam (saberstaff)
2) Pierce (blaster rifle)
2) Broonmark (techblade)

BH
2) Mako (single pistol)
2) 2V-R8 (pistol)
2) Gault Rennow (sniper rifle)
2) Torian Cadera (pre KOTFE) (techblade) (post KOTFE sniper rifle)
2) Blizz (pistol)
2) Skade (techblade)

Agent
2) Kaliyo Djannis (blaster rifle)
2) 2V-R8 (pistol)
2) Vector Hyllus (techblade)
2) Dr. Eckard Lokin (pistol)
1) Raina Temple (dual pistols)
2) SCORPIO (pre-KOTFE) (techblade) (post-KOTFE blaster rifle)

REPUBLIC
Trooper
2) Aric Jorgan (sniper rifle)
2) C2-N2 (pistol)
2) Elara Dorne (single pistol)
2) M1-4X (pistol)
2) Tanno Vik (techblade)
2) Yuun (techblade)

Consular
2) Qyzen Fess (techblade)
2) C2-N2 (pistol)
2) Tharan Cedrax (single pistol)
2) Zenith (sniper rifle)
2) Felix Iresso (blaster rifle)
2) Nadia Grell (saberstaff)

Knight
2) T7-01 (pistol)
2) C2-N2 (pistol)
2) Kira Carsen (saberstaff)
2) Doc (single pistol)
2) Fideltin Rusk (assault cannon)
2) Lord Scourge (single saber)

Smuggler
2) Corso Riggs (single pistol)
2) C2-N2 (pistol)
2) Bowdaar (techblade)
2) Risha Drayen (sniper rifle)
2) Akaavi Spaar (techblade)
2) Guss Tuno (pre-KOTFE) (single pistol) (post-KOTFE single saber)

I've listed the companions in the order of their acquisition, and ranked them just based on what I know from memory about their weapons. Meaning, I expect dual pistols and dual sabers to outperform other companions. I'm sure I'm incorrect about several of these techblade users, they might be tech staves instead, and I lack any pre-KOTFE versions of the relevant characters to confirm the changes for SCORPIO, Guss, and Torian, so they are based on my memory. Some of the droids like Forex might be blaster rifles instead of blaster pistols. It's possible the sniper rifle users and assault cannon users will do a little bit more damage than the other types of companions, but I'd have to parse them, and I do not anticipate they will outperform the dual pistol and dual saber users. Of course, I could be wrong.

Imperials have an advantage here. Republic classes get no dual wielders at all as far as I can tell, and have to wait until they can acquire Theron Shan and Vette through the KOTFE story, and Hemdil Tre/Veeroa Denz from heroic Star Fortresses, or purchase Q0-77 (or have access to Nico Okarr or Master Ranos).

I also tend to prioritize influencing companions during the vanilla story that I know will come back in KOTFE, especially ones that are early, meaning available right away or as an alert at the end of KOTFE Chapter 9.
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Equeliber
08.06.2020 , 01:12 AM | #177
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Mako uses a single blaster, she is not dual wielding.
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phalczen
08.06.2020 , 01:14 AM | #178
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Mako uses a single blaster, she is not dual wielding.
Oops, I'll fix that. Didn't she used to be? I don't have any neo-BHs.
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Equeliber
08.06.2020 , 02:57 AM | #179
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Oops, I'll fix that. Didn't she used to be? I don't have any neo-BHs.
Well, she was a healer, originally, those were all with a single blaster.
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Jephryp
08.06.2020 , 06:51 AM | #180
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