If you played any of the games in the KOTOR series then having a team of willing and able companion bots was no big deal to you when SWTOR announced that they would be offering the same. For others the concept of having a ship full of sidekicks to choose from that will assist with your every mission was a new development. Quickly into the game though many have trouble deciding what companion to use when and with what advanced class. While a lot of this will depend on the situation and the strength of the enemy you encounter, let’s take a look at some of the basics and more effective pairings that will make you and your companion a tag team not to be trifled with.
No Brainer Combinations
Of course with an MMO based on the trinity model there are going to be no brainer combinations that will work in almost every situation. The most fundamental of these being the healer and tank combo or the DPS tank combo. Whether you be the tank or your companion, having someone to take all the hits and attention while the other lays down high power attacks or keeps the tank healed is a surefire recipe for success.
Of course there are downsides to each of these combinations even though they will work most of the time. A tank and a healer, while an almost indestructible combination, will...