SWTOR Patch 1.5 HK-51 Companion SneakpeakBy: dulfy posted at Oct 15, 2012 4:04 pm
SWTOR's upcoming patch 1.5 will bring out a quest that allow players to receive the famous HK-51 Assassin Droid as a companion. I was able to obtain this companion on the PTS and I want to give you guys a sneak peak at this newest companion coming to SWTOR with patch 1.5.
What you need to obtain HK-51
HK-51 is currently only obtainable for L50 characters as it requires you to run two L50 flashpoints (one normal, and one hardmode) for its components. You will also need an alt of the opposite faction (L15ish) since one of the component required is obtained from the opposite faction's capital world.
The entire questline will take you around 2-6 hrs to complete, especially if you are doing it without a guide. The quests are marked as heroic 2+ but you don't need two players until the last mission as it is fairly challenging to solo. The questline features a scavenger hunt across multiple planets, some potential PvP action, and an optional jumping puzzle in addition to the regular kill xyz action.
Below is the cinematic for acquiring HK-51 (SPOILER WARNING)
Weapon and armor
HK-51 utilizes either a sniper or blaster rifle and use standard droid components. He uses either aim or cunning based gear and should come with a full set of mostly moddable gear when you acquire him.
There are also some new droid component schematics (L400 cybertech) sold on the daily commendation vendors once patch 1.5 goes live. These schematics are expensive to craft and requires top tier crafting materials from space missions or operations.
HK-51 is an assassin droid and therefore it is a DPS only companion. He has a very slick ability called Assassinate that can pretty much one shot any strong mobs or below. Here is a list of abilities available to HK-51.
|Vanish Strike||20s||Charge to a distance target, immobilizing it for 2 seconds|
|Rail Blast||6s||Blasts a target for moderate damage|
|Evasion Protocols||20s||Activate HK-51’s Evasion Protocols, which drops a diversionary grenade and cause him to leap towards you. The primary target is stunned for 2 seconds. Target around HK-51 have 10% reduced accuracy for 4 seconds|
|Terminate||15s||HK-51 launches a series of micro-missions at his target, dealing high damage over the duration|
|Assassinate||10s||HK-51 takes careful aim at a target strong, standard, or weak enemy. Deals mortal damage. Requires and consumes 5 stacks of Target Eliminated. Only useable out of combat. Target Eliminated stacks are gained when HK-51 assists in defeating an enemy.|
|Hunter Killer||20s||Deals very high damage to a target below 30% health|
|Calibrated Shot||8s||Shoots a target for moderate damage|
|Blindside||15s||HK-51 takes advantage of a distracted target, firing a well placed decisive shot for extreme damage. Can only be used on targets impaired by Evasion Protocols|
|Emergency Protocols||Restores 1% of maximum health every second for 15 seconds. Only useable when HK-51 is in combat and at or below 35% health. Only useable once per combat.|
|Stealth Suit||30s||Activates HK-51’s stealth generator, dramatically reducing his threat to all targets. Only useable after HK-51 is attacked 3 times. Only useable once per combat.|
HK-51 has some of the coolest combat animations for a companion. Here are some pictures and videos of his combat animations.
Crafting bonus and gift preference
HK-51 will provide +5 Mission Efficiency and +1 Crafting Critical to all crafting/mission skills.
HK-51 as you probably guessed, like weapons as companion gifts.
|Like||Trophy, Military Gear, Technology|
|Indifferent||Courting. Luxury, Imp/Republic Memorabilia, Cultural Artifact, Underworld Good|
Companion conversion unlocks
Hk-51 behaves like a real companion (unlike the ship droid) and have conversation unlocks at the following affection amounts
HK-51 for my other characters?
On the PTS, HK-51 currently is only unlocked for the character you did the quest on. However, it is possible on live servers or in a future patch HK-51 will be enabled for all of your characters in the same legacy.
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