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What are Combat Styles?

Combat Styles are basically the new words for Advanced Class that we used before 7.0. Your Combat Style will determine what abilities and weapons you have access to. You are no longer tied to just the Combat Styles that go with the Class, or Origin Story, you choose.

But there are some limitations, and that is where we will start.

First, Choose Your Origin Story

When you first create a character, you will choose the Origin Story. For this guide, we will focus on the Tech User Origin Stories and available Combat Styles.

Combat Style Availability

Ok, now that you have chosen your Tech class you will have options based on quite a few factors as to which Combat Styles will be open to you. Let’s break those down for you.

New Subscribers & Free Players

As new subscribers and free players, you will be given access to all the Tech user Combat Styles. These are:

CommandoVanguardGunslingerScoundrel
MercenaryPowertechSniperOperative

Secondary Combat Styles

If you have completed your Origin Story, and are a subscriber, you will be able to choose your second Combat Style. For Light Side & Dark Side Tech Users, the mission will be called “Training and Skills”. Side note: Once you have finished all the Origin Stories, this second Combat Style mission will be available upon first creating and loading into all new and existing characters in your Legacy.

Some things to remember:

  • Your Secondary Combat Style is PERMANENT, so choose wisely.
  • Secondary Combat Styles feature is Subscriber only.
    • If you are a subscriber and your subscription ends, you will keep the Combat Style that was last active on your character while you were subscribed and you will only have access to Loadouts for that Combat Style.
  • Combat Styles weapons vary, so make sure you have both weapons and accessories for your Primary and Secondary Combat Style to be able to switch between them.
  • At level 60, you can choose a Loot Discipline for your Character that will allow you to choose which type of loot drops based on the Disciplines you have for your Combat Styles.
    • To choose your Loot Discipline, right-click on your Character portrait.
    • Click on Loot Discipline.
    • Choose which Discipline you want loot to drop for.
  • Take the time to set up Loadouts for each Combat Style and Discipline. Hotbar settings are included in the Loadouts, so making a Loadout will help make switching between them much easier.

Combat Styles

Imperial Tech users

Combat StyleDisciplineRangeRole

Sniper
VirulenceRanged DOT Damage
MarksmanshipRanged Direct Damage
EngineeringRanged Hybrid Damage

Operative
MedicineMelee / Ranged Healer
LethalityMelee DOT Damage
ConcealmentMelee Direct Damage

Powertech
Shield TechMelee Defense
Advanced PrototypeMelee Direct Damage
PyrotechMelee DOT Damage

Mercenary
BodyguardRanged Healer
ArsenalRanged Direct Damage
Innovative OrdnanceRanged DOT Damage

Republic Tech users

Combat StyleDisciplineRangeRole

Gunslinger
Dirty FightingRanged DOT Damage
SharpshooterRanged Direct Damage
SaboteurRanged Hybrid Damage

Scoundrel
SawbonesMelee / Ranged Healer
RuffianMelee DOT Damage
ScrapperMelee Direct Damage

Vanguard
Shield SpecialistMelee Defense
TacticsMelee Direct Damage
PlasmatechMelee DOT Damage

Commando
Combat MedicRanged Healer
GunneryRanged Direct Damage
Assault SpecialistRanged DOT Damage
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