Basilisk Prototype Ventures Guide

Players who have completed all of Lane Vizla’s missions can begin the Basilisk Prototype Venture. This new system involves training and bonding with their very own Basilisk Companion named B3-S1 (‘Bessi’).

To earn Bessi as a companion, you need to complete multiple tasks called ‘Ventures’. These include training her, so you will be required to take her out in different specific modes – Tank, Healer, DPS, for the quests. You can only take Bessi out for a limited time until she is your full companion.This is a solo-focused series of quests, for solo players who want to earn something to show off to other players.

Broadsword compared it to how players like to show off Wings of the Architect – when you see someone with them, you stop and admire them because they look cool and you know the player has worked hard to get them. However, it does not sound like there is a skill component for this reward, so players of all types should be able to earn Bessi and all her upgrades over time. If you still need to catch up with the Basilisk droid quests, check out the Basilisk Quest Guide!

Lane Vizla + Basilisk Droid Quest Guide

Starting Out

[This information is from PTS, and may change on live servers]

There is a special mission as soon as you land on Ruhnuk called Burc’ya Vaal Burk’yc – you can also pick this up directly from the Ventures tab of your Legacy window if you are eligible. This will let you talk to Lane easily via holocom, then sends you to Ruhnuk to start the Basilisk ventures.

To quickly get to Lane’s Lab on Ruhnuk to meet up with her, you can use the green “Lane’s Lab” button in your Legacy window, in the Ventures tab.

Data Chips

This leads to completing the mission “Starting Out” and gives you a Data Cache which will automatically open in your inventory and give you a support, combat, and defense training module for Ruhnuk, plus x3 of the new Data Chip currency in your currency tab. Data Chips are required to use Bessi every day. It is your token to redeem usage of the droid for a limited duration. If you’re out of chips, don’t fret, the HK-Astromech with Lane will periodically replenish more and leave them in this repeatable-mission flagged Prototype Data Storage canister. Simply come up and accept the mission to instantly get a chip to work with. If none are available you may have to finish up your current ventures or wait a day. You can use 10 per week, hold 20 total, and the currency is legacy wide.

Next, talk to Bessi the droid who is nearby in Lane’s workshop, she should have a quest marker. This will complete the “Stabilized” mission by consuming a data chip and then Bessi will be beside you for an hour. From your inventory right-click on of the Training modules, “Combat” will work on Bessi’s DPS mode, “Support” for Healing, and “Defense” for Tanking.

Depending on which module you use, you will get a new mission called something like Combat Training: Ruhnuk – the type of training dependant on the module you used. It asks you to “Complete Daily Missions on Ruhnuk 0/2”. This is your first venture to repair one of Bessi’s 3 combat roles. The overarching mission Burc’ya Vaal Burk’yc will lead you to next steps.

Collected Research

After completing the venture tied specifically to your module, you’ll get [Collected Research] which, when opened, awards Prototype Data currency.

Right-click the [Collected Research] from your inventory.  It will give you [Systems Data] x30 matching the role you picked and [Prototype Data] x30 in your currency tab. These are Binds on Pickup which means they are per-character not legacy-wide. To begin repair once you have “Data”, right-click the glowing blue terminal in Lane’s lab. It costs [Systems Data] x30 matching the role you want to upgrade and [Prototype Data] x30 in your currency tab. Since I did Bessi as a healer I only have currency to upgrade her Support module right now. Because I had also already upraded her DPS yesterday, the Combat module was not available to upgrade on the terminal, just Support and Defense. “Repairing” is done via Researching one of the moves available at this terminal, which is also another of your venture objectives.

Once you repair Bessi and talk to Lane again, that will complete Burc’ya Vaal Burk’yc, and completed your tutorial into ventures!

Summary

The rest of the Bessi content boils down to this gameplay loop:

  1. Pick up training modules and datachips
  2. Complete dailies on the specified world in the training module
  3. Let Bessi use her unique role abilities (Autoattacking will never count, just the stuff that has a cooldown)
  4. Come back to the lab with your new data and research an upgrade.
  5. Use another training module for a new role, until all are done for this repair level, then advance to the next tier! Progress is legacy-wide.

After your basic Ruhnuk modules, the planets requested in the subsequent ones are random. You may do them in any order to gain the currency needed to complete your research and move on to the next tier of repairs.

To reiterate the process, a specific guide for rank 1 assuming Ruhnuk modules are used is below – past that, navigate to the planet-specific module you are on for quick daily combos.

Ventures

To get to the Ventures system, press Y on your keyboard to open your Legacy panel, and click Ventures -> Basilisk Prototype on the left.

If you lost Bessi, re-summon her by pressing the N key on your keyboard for the Companions and Contacts panel, where you can also see her timer ticking down. This costs a Data Chip.

Repair Level 1 – Ruhnuk

Combat

Training Module: Combat

Complete the initial combat training module with your Basilisk Prototype.

  • This training module requires you to do two Ruhnuk Dailies with Bessi out.
  • If you’re only doing one module a day, or can repeat this trick on multiple characters, I recommend picking up [DAILY] What’s in the Works? and [DAILY] Ani Ara’novor. Quick travel to “Machine Scrapyard”, blow stuff up there with the blue buttons on machines and then get the nearby explosives, then you can finish both quests in the Dilapidated Waterworks water part of the map, counter-clockwise once inside the Water Treatment Plant building. After this combo is used, [DAILY] One Mando’s Trash… and [DAILY] Snapping the Chain pair well if you’re doing multiple roles.
  • Along the way, make sure to slow down to let Bessi use her 6.6 second cooldown attack at least 25 times in the area, for the Combat Practice venture.

Combat Practice

Engage in combat encounters with your Basilisk Prototype and allow it to practice the Damage combat role.

0/25 Use B3-S1’s Damage Role Abilities in Combat

  • This venture is meant to be done alongside the training modules dailies.
  • In some cases, you may kill enemies fast enough to prevent Bessi from using her abilities often: these abilities must be the ones on her bar with a cooldown, not any autoattacks. Simply attack enemies one at a time and Bessi will eventually use this 25 times.
  • In the event she isn’t using her abilities, make sure the green checkbox is enabled in the upper right of her combat abilities so that she automatically uses it on cooldown.

Research: Shatter Missile

 

Select “Research: Shatter Missile” at the terminal in Lane Vizla’s lab to research the Basilisk Prototype’s combat systems.

  • This venture is the final “Repair” Step after the Training Module and the Practice objective are wrapped up.
  • The Data currency needed to purchase this repair is awarded from a golden “collected research” item opened up in your bags after the training module mission completes.
  • For level one repairs, it costs 30 Generic Data and 30 Role-Specific Data, all obtained from one training module.
  • “Shatter Missile” will be added to Besi’s DPS-role Abilities. This deals damage up-front and sunders the target’s armor by 20%. This will make Practice ventures a lot faster by having a new ability for her to spam.

Defense

Basilisk Training: Defender

Complete initial defensive training mission with your Basilisk Prototype.

  • This training module requires you to do two Ruhnuk Dailies with Bessi out.
  • If you’re only doing one module a day, or can repeat this trick on multiple characters, I recommend picking up [DAILY] What’s in the Works? and [DAILY] Ani Ara’novor. Quick travel to “Machine Scrapyard”, blow stuff up there with the blue buttons on machines and then get the nearby explosives, then you can finish both quests in the Dilapidated Waterworks water part of the map, counter-clockwise once inside the Water Treatment Plant building. After this combo is used, [DAILY] One Mando’s Trash… and [DAILY] Snapping the Chain pair well if you’re doing multiple roles.
  • Along the way, make sure to slow down to let Bessi use her 7.5 second cooldown charge at least 25 times in the area, for the Support Practice venture.

Defensive Practice

Engage in combat encounters with B3-S1. Allow the droid to use its defensive abilities to train.

Use B3-S1’s Tank Role Abilities in Combat
0/25

  • This venture is meant to be done alongside the training modules dailies.
  • Though it doesn’t have a minimum range, try to start combat from further away to encourage the AI to gap-close with this charge attack.
  • In the event she isn’t using her abilities, make sure the green checkbox is enabled in the upper right of her combat abilities so that she automatically uses it on cooldown.

Research: Reactive Plating

Select “Research: Reactive Plating” at the terminal in Lane Vizla’s lab on Ruhnuk to research the Basilisk Prototype’s defense systems.

  • This venture is the final “Repair” Step after the Training Module and the Practice objective are wrapped up.
  • The Data currency needed to purchase this repair is awarded from a golden “collected research” item opened up in your bags after the training module mission completes.
  • For level one repairs, it costs 30 Generic Data and 30 Role-Specific Data, all obtained from one training module.
  • “Reactive Plating” will be added to Besi’s Tank-role Abilities. This taunts a target and adds some absorb over Besi’s HP. This will make Practice ventures a lot faster by having a new ability for her to spam.

Support

Training Module: Support

Complete initial support training module with your Basilisk Prototype.

  • This training module requires you to do two Ruhnuk Dailies with Bessi out.
  • If you’re only doing one module a day, or can repeat this trick on multiple characters, I recommend picking up [DAILY] What’s in the Works? and [DAILY] Ani Ara’novor. Quick travel to “Machine Scrapyard”, blow stuff up there with the blue buttons on machines and then get the nearby explosives, then you can finish both quests in the Dilapidated Waterworks water part of the map, counter-clockwise once inside the Water Treatment Plant building. After this combo is used, [DAILY] One Mando’s Trash… and [DAILY] Snapping the Chain pair well if you’re doing multiple roles.
  • Along the way, make sure to slow down to let Bessi use her 9.1 second cooldown heal at least 25 times in the area, for the Support Practice venture.

Support Practice

Engage in combat encounters with your Basilisk Prototype and allow it to practice the Heal combat role.

Use B3-S1’s Heal Role Abilities in Combat
0/25

  • This venture is meant to be done alongside the training modules dailies.
  • In normal gameplay this should not be an issue; but ensure you are taking some damage for Bessi to try to heal!
  • In the event she isn’t using her abilities, make sure the green checkbox is enabled in the upper right of her combat abilities so that she automatically uses it on cooldown.

Research: Kolto Probe

Select “Research: Kolto Probe” at the terminal in Lane Vizla’s lab on Ruhnuk to research the Basilisk Prototype’s support systems.

  • This venture is the final “Repair” Step after the Training Module and the Practice objective are wrapped up.
  • The Data currency needed to purchase this repair is awarded from a golden “collected research” item opened up in your bags after the training module mission completes.
  • For level one repairs, it costs 30 Generic Data and 30 Role-Specific Data, all obtained from one training module.
  • “Kolto Probe” will be added to Besi’s Healer-role Abilities. This does a heal over time for 9 seconds and also cleanses any non-force debuffs. This will make Practice ventures a lot faster by having a new ability for her to spam.

Repair Level 2 Onwards

After the initial tutorial level of repair, things start to take longer and aren’t always on Ruhnuk anymore. After completing a round of research, you’ll recieve free packages of training modules when you stabilize the prototype with a data chip. These will be for other Daily Areas where you will need to take Besi and complete them much like the ones on Ruhnuk, but each repair rank may require more and more modules to finish. Aside from freebies, more training modules can also be bought from HK-24 across from the terminal for any excess data you may have earned. Excess data is possible due to the new bonus objective on modules – completing a Heroic mission in the Daily Area will award more collected research with a smattering of Prototype data (22 from our first bag) and random amounts of each role-specific systems data (13, 8, and 6 in our first). The main mission will continue to award a roughly 1:2 ratio of prototype data and the specific role’s systems data.

The new repair ranks come with a higher data currency requirement, and more ability usages during “training”. The table below will be updated with the increments as they become available to us! As for where to go for your current modules – tips below the table will be available for each possible daily planet.

Repair LevelAbility Usage for TrainingData NeededTraining Modules Needed
125301
250502
3N/AN/AN/A
4N/AN/AN/A
5N/AN/AN/A
6N/AN/AN/A
7N/AN/AN/A
8N/AN/AN/A
9N/AN/AN/A
10N/AN/AN/A
11N/AN/AN/A

Yavin 4

[Not yet explored]

The Black Hole

[Not yet explored]

Section X

[Not yet explored]

Ruhnuk

[Not yet explored]

Ossus

[Not yet explored]

Oricon

  • Make sure to step outside the Oricon Basecamp you start in to get the [AREA] Oricon Decimation mission to defeat 50 enemies. This way, no matter if you do the bonus or not, one of your two missions is simultaneously done.
  • If you’re looking to complete the bonus training, [HEROIC 2+] Preemptive Strike is your only option here. Without stealth, you’re pretty much killing 50 enemies for Decimation in this heroic area alone anyway, just getting to the two commanders. For efficiency, you can jump back and forth between 2 ships to sabotage, ambush your two commanders, and then farm the bigger packs of weak enemies near the entrances of the heroic area.
  • For those uninterested in heroics, [DAILY] Fallen Forces is suitable to pair with Decimation. Just stick to the area nearer to the base camp and pop republic soldiers out of escape pods as you work on fighting 50 enemies.

Onderon

[Not yet explored]

Manaan

[Not yet explored]

Makeb

Republic

  • The Republic Dailies have a decent pairing to complete in one day, Among the Rubble and Stone and Steel both take place on the Perekta Mesa and can be done together.
  • The remaining four Dailies are all spread out across seperate mesas and would have to be done individually.
  • Your training module will come with a bonus mission for extra data – this bonus is for doing a Heroic on Makeb. Republic players are recommended to do The Viper’s Nest at the Regulator Bivouac as it’s one big fight by a munitions pile, then a quick drive across the mesa to interact with a laptop (guarded by a big champion-level enemy that can be avoided) and then clearing two mobs off a landing pad to complete it. Super fast by Makeb standards! This will also leave you with only 1 daily left to do in the main mission. We still recommend Stone and Steel, it’s basically no combat.

Empire

Kessan’s Landing

[Not yet explored]

Iokath

[Not yet explored]

CZ-198

[Not yet explored]