When I play my Mercenary and Commando I have no issues completing daily quests solo. This includes the GSI group quests, the Oricon daily, preemptive strike, and the Makeb dailies. I tend to use Treek as a healer. For both toons Treek is wearing excess gear that I didn’t need for my main toons. She’s mostly 162 gear level, doesn’t have any augments, and the secondary stats are whatever was on the pieces I gave her.
Like I said, I don’t have any issues soloing my dailies. I often wonder, though, if I should optimize my companions?
What I’m talking about here is augmenting their gear with power augments, and then loading them up with secondary stats optimal for their role. I wonder how much more effective will they be? How much better will my question experience be? Are there other things I might be able to do solo that I’m not even considering?
The prospect of optimizing my companions, even in level 162 gear is expensive and daunting. If I were to be lazy and purchase augments and kits from the GTN I’m looking at spending 1.2 million, and that’s before I pay to put the augments on the gear. Then there’s acquiring the necessary mods and enhancements. Using Mako as an example, I’d have to get a baseline set of gear which costs around 1,120 basic comms with an additional 240 comms needed to buy a few off-pieces for the mods and enhancements. Then there’s the credit cost rip out and replace those mods and enhancements.
Credits aren’t an issue for me right now, so it’s not a question of cost. It’s more a question of return on investment. It’s a lot of bother and I’m not sure that I’ll be able to do anything more than I’m currently able to do now.
So I ask, do you optimize your companions, and what does that enable you to do that you would not otherwise be able to do?
May the Force Be With You!