I've noticed a lot of new players are discovering this wonderful game. If you're like me and like collecting the best equipment for your characters, here is a handy list.
Note: Yavin shop upgrades after the Third Star Map and after the 5th Star Map.
For Armors: I add the combined Defense + Max Defense.
MA= Immunity to Mind Affecting.
Mika's shop is unlocked after the 4th Star Map.
Headgear: Circlet of Saresh (5 WIS) - Kashykk Ritual Beast, LIGHTSIDE only Combat Sensor (2 DEX) - Manaan General Shop Verpine Ocular Enhancer (1 DEX) - Korriban Czerka Rep Advanced Bio Stab. (Immunities, +1 Saves) - Yavin (Third Star Map)
Headgear for Skills: Advanced Agent Inter. (+7 to all skills) The AAI is bought really late so it's useless.
Note: The Sith Mask is decent if you are a Soldier and have the Heavy Armor Feat.
Implants: Advanced Alacrity (5 DEX) - Yavin 5th Gordulan Reaction Sys (4 DEX) - Mika's shop Korriban Cyber Reaction System (3 Dex) - Merchant Eli 1st Zone Kashykk Advanced Sensory (2 DEX, AWR)- Yavin Note: I would not recommend the CON implants.
Gloves: Dominator Gauntlets (5 STR) - Mika's shop Korriban Genoharadan Strength (4 STR) - Assassin Quests on Manaan, DARKSIDE chain Advanced Stabilizer (3 DEX) - Yavin Note: These are the best gloves in the game for a lot of your party members as well. You can buy multiple copies, just visit Yavin each time it gets new inventory. Karakan (1 DEX, +Saves) - Tatooine 1st Zone Merchant
Medium/Heavy Armor: Generally if you have Medium you have Heavy Heavy Exo (15 DEF/3 str/3 Con) - Yavin 3rd Calo Nord's (13 DEF/MA/Crit immun) - Automatically from Calo Nord
Lightsaber: For XBOX, you can get a special Lightsaber by making Manaan your third planet (and fourth Star Map) from Darth Bandon.
In general though, the best damage set-up is a double bladed Lightsaber with Heart of the Guardian + Solari + Upari. The best set up versus Dark Jedi and Malaak is Phond/Mantle/Solari.
The best damage set up in the game is an all Strength Jedi with Master Critical Strike wielding two LS (Opila/MOTF/Solari) and (Opila/HOTG/Upari).
Pistol: Double Blaster Pistol setups do the most damage overall for Ranged. Best 2 pistols are: Cassus Fett's Heavy Pistol - Korriban B'ree Saul's Sith Assassin Pistol - Leviathan Bridge. You will get this after your Fourth Star Map.
Rifle: Rifles are sexier than Pistols. Baragwin Ion-X Rifle - Yavin 3rd. This weapon is surprising the best. Jamoh Hograh's Carbine - Tatooine Dock. Buy this immediately after you can fly.
Heavy: Baragwin Repeater - Yavin 5th. Baragwin Assault - Yavin 3rd. I list the Assault Gun because it's a huge upgrade you can buy after the 3rd Map. Melee: Baragwin Assault Blade - Yavin 3rd. You can buy two. Bacca's Ceremonial Blade - Finish Kashykk
Droid Stuff: Composite Heavy Plating (Armor) - Yavin 3rd Superior Targetting (Sensor) - Leviathan
Mix and Match your skill items for what you need (not really important).
For tools, use the Baragwin stuff. You can buy the Shield from the 1st Yavin and the other stuff from Yavin 3rd. Baragwin Droid stuff lets you reuse without losing charges.
That does it for this guide. Feel free to ask questions.