I have seen a lot of questions lately about this issue and i have decided that maybe it is time that someone wrote a guide devoted to using grenades.
WHAT TO DO FIRST
Obviously the first thing to do is to buy some grenades. This is not as easy as it sounds, as grenades are not made very often (it takes the weaponsmith a long time and a lot of resources). The way i found grenades was to advertise on the trade forums or just ask Commando's if they knew a place to buy grenades. Make sure when you are buying the 'nades that they are about 200-800 damage with a speed of 2.0-2.9. Dont bother to get these grenades sliced, unless you know someone who can give you free slices or you are a smuggler. For those of you who would prefer more bang for your buck, look around for some Grenade Powerups. If you cannot find any, a Master Artisan should be able to make some. The best way to buy grenades is in factory crates of 25. They will often be priced between 15k and 40k.
Ok, now we have some grenades. But what is the best and quickest way to use them? Go to your toolbar. If you havent extended it into 2 bars, do that now. On the top left of your toolbar there should be 2 little arrows. Press one of these arrows until you find an empty or unused toolbar. Now clear a lot of space in your inventory and pull out a full crate worth of grenades. Place each grenade in a slot in the toolbar.
Ok so our grenades are ready to be used. However we need to be suitably protected so we dont blow up when the creatures do. If you are wearing ANY armour without blast resists (Ubese, Mabari etc) this will not be good. I use composite armour with at least 70% Blast damage protection. Now that you have armour selected, get buffed as you normally do.
WHAT TO KILL
Now we are all prepared to use our grenades, but it is no use unless we know what to kill. Go to either Dathomir or Dantooine. On both of these planets you normally find large solo groups. Get in a group and take missions for creatures that have no blast resists, but still give out good xp. Some examples of these are: Dantooine- Huurton Stalkers, Pikets. Dathomir- Baz Nitches. Obviously there are more than just these animals that you can hunt with grenades. Ok, take 2 missions for these creatures (it is faster to get them in one direction but you do not have to), switch to your 'grenade toolbar' and head to the mission WP.
Congratulations, you are almost there. Now all we have to do is destroy the lair (it helps to have mastered an elite combat profession for this). Now, attack the lair before you attack the other creatures (lets imagine that they are Huurton Stalkers). This gets the Huurtons attacking you in a large group. Because attacking a lair gives you a 100% hit ratio, and ALL grenades have a blast radius, you should move close to the mission lair. This means that the pack of Huurtons that is attacking you will follow you and crowd around their lair. Now start throwing 'nades'. Remember, each grenade has 5 uses, so hit each of the grenades in your toolbar 5 times before going to the next one. The lair and Huurtons will take longer to kill than a normal lair, but if u have mastered an elite combat profession each Huurton killed will give you 5000 Combat XP. After the lair is empty, switch to a normal weapon, as it is a waste of grenades to take the lair out with no real results.
Anybody who has mastered an elite combat profession (especially a melee one) will find this easy to do. And since your Combat XP will cap out at 300k, it is also a lot quicker than a normal grind. 300k Combat XP = 100k FS XP. This means that it is possible to get possibly 500k FS XP done in 1 day.
WARNING! It has been brought to my attention that Wookiees are currantly bugged and cannot use grenades.
***EDIT*** It seems that you will get more Combat XP if you hold a weapon that you are not certified for while you are throwing grenades. I have not tested this myself.
I hope this guide has helped people with their questions.
Message Edited by Scorpion100 on 10-06-2004 12:16 AM
Message Edited by Scorpion100 on 10-06-2004 07:12 PM