Half of the fun of Knights of the Old Republic is developing your party members in your own individual way, and I encourage you to do so. Nonetheless, I am providing development guides for every playable character as I have figured out ways to develop a very powerful party, and if you're the type of person, like me, who enjoys a Dungeons & Dragons type battle system; then even if you don't follow the guides, they may hopefully at least provide interesting reading and food for thought...
It is debatable that you should develop Canderous to equip Heavy Weapons, as he already is a little way down that path when he joins your party. However, I feel giving Canderous a ranged weapon means not taking advantage of his naturally exceptional Strength Attribute. As such, I develop him to equip Melee Weapons.
Canderous Ordo is Level 5 when he joins your party.
At Level 5, Canderous has the following Attributes:
At Level 20, I have Canderous with the following base Attributes:
I then equip the following:
Advanced Sensory Implant, Demolitions Sensor, Sith Power Gauntlets, Heavy Exoskeleton (Fully Upgraded), Nerve Amplifier Belt, Baragwin Assault Blade, Sanasiki's Blade.
The Advanced Sensory Implant raises Dexterity +2 to 14. This is a +2 Bonus, which is all that the Heavy Exoskeleton's Max Dexterity Bonus will allow.
This Implant also raises Awareness by 10; the Demolitions Sensor adds another +8 to Awareness, giving a large total.
The Heavy Exoskeleton and Sith Power Gauntlets raise Strength to a massive 26, while the Exoskeleton also raises Constitution to 17.
At Level 5, Canderous has the following Feats:
I have the following Feats at Level 20:
Having Master Critical Strike, as well as Sanasiki's Blade and the Baragwin Assault Blade equipped - both of which have a Critical Threat Range of 17-20 - gives Canderous a huge chance of inflicting Criticals; Master Two Weapon Fighting is the icing on the cake, especially as Sanasiki's Blade is balanced when equipped off-hand.
Click here for lists of weapons in KOTOR, and here for lists of equipment in KOTOR.
At Level 5, Canderous has the following Skills:
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