Originally Posted by Ninja Mouse
I see a lot of Battlemasters just using pve weapons since they have better stats apparently and expertise after 500 hits a huge wall of diminishing return.
Sometimes the PVE weapons have more useful off stats than the PVP equivalent as well.
Originally Posted by Arabesque.
Expertise hits a huge wall after 400 expertise honestly. And objectively the minimal returns on expertise after that are not worth the stat hit or set bonus you'd receive from Rakata.
If you were min/maxing everything, I'm pretty sure 5/5 Rakata and the rest BM would be objectively the best combination of gear for pvp. As a Marauder, I'm currently using 4/5 Rakata and the rest Champion to break that 400 expertise wall, and it is definitely better than a full suit of Champion or BM.
Depends on the class/AC. Sometimes it is better to have 4 pieces PVP, 4 pieces Rakata, or 2 of each. Just depends on the set bonuses. You can definitely hit the point of severe diminishing returns on expertise with 4 PVE pieces + a matrix cube. The Rakata relics, sash, bracers, implants, and earpiece is the easiest for us to get though considering we don't have enough for Operations.
It'll be interesting to see if they let the PVP/PVE gear have augment slots in the future. Otherwise, orange gear with augment slots and PVP/PVE mods will be the best.