Gearing Recommendations

Level 80 Gear recommendations from Theorycrafters on Discord.

So, you hit 80 and have no idea where to go with your gear. Here are the general recommendations given by Theorycrafters, a Discord server with experienced players who discuss information on raiding, gearing, parsing and PvP. They are all veteran players who have collectively come up with the following suggestions.

General Overview

You will need a total of 15 pieces to have full gear as a level 80. They include:

  • Tactical – 1

    Tactical items modify your abilities allowing you to customize your character, with effects ranging from improving survivability to enhancing attacks and everything in between. Tacticals are tailored to each combat style and discipline as well as having some for general use. They can be found as rare loot drops, some can be crafted but a majority you will find at the tactical vendor on Fleet.

  • Legendary Implants – 2

    Legendary Implants are where your Legendary bonuses come from. Previously, you got some of these bonuses as “Set” bonuses by getting all the pieces to a given set. Now, you get it in the form of just two implants. These implants will have a unique effect that will enhance and improve playstyles and give you some extra basic stats. These must be unlocked by doing a questline called “Technological Advancement” from Lonndar Eadwinn in the Supplies section of Fleet.

  • Gear Pieces, Weapons, Offhands, Relics, Earpiece – 12

    The remaining 12 pieces consist of: Weapon, offhand, head, chest, wrist, glove, belt, legs, boots, two relics and an earpiece. All of these pieces can be augmented and some can take modifications to better customize your builds.


Recommendations

When setting up your gear remember the basic rules order:

DPSAccuracyAlacrity – rest in Critical
Heals – Don’t need Accuracy – Alacrity to your desired GCD – rest in Critical
Tanks – Built in Accuracy – Alacrity not needed to stay alive – Shield to range – rest in Absorb


Assassin & Shadow

LEGENDARY:
Force Resistance & Dynamic Force
* Ballast Point if you prefer tank stats.
TACTICAL:
Two Cloaks
* The Life Warden, Ancient Tome of Wrath &
Shroud of a Shadow are potential alternatives.
STATS:
Shield: 5000 – 5500Absorb: remaining tertiary stats
* Defensive build recommendations by Jaydenz in Theorycrafters Discord.
LEGENDARY:
Dynamic Force & Force Training
TACTICAL:
Blade of the Elements
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)

With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209
LEGENDARY:
Dynamic Force & Force Training
TACTICAL:
Two Time Trouble
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)

With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209

Sorcerer & Sage

LEGENDARY:
Unmatched Haste, Revitalize
& Dynamic Force
TACTICAL:
One For All
STATS:
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)
♦ 1.2 GCD = 13531 (25%)

With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209
LEGENDARY:
Gathering Storm & Unmatched Haste
TACTICAL:
Stormwatch
STATS:
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560 (2.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209 (10.38%)
♦ 1.2 GCD = 8296 (20%)
♦ 1.1 GDC under PS = 3596 (16.366)

With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.3 GCD = 1494
♦ 1.1 GCD under PS = 1801
LEGENDARY:
Gathering Storm & Unmatched Haste
TACTICAL:
Tempest of Rho
STATS:
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)
♦ 1.2 GCD = 13531 (25%)

With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209

Juggernaut & Guardian

LEGENDARY:
Force Resistance & Retaliator
TACTICAL:
Grit Teeth
* Jaw Breaker, Hord’s Makashi Strike
& Leviathan’s Hide are good alternatives.
STATS:
Shield: 5500 – 6000Absorb: remaining tertiary
* Defensive build recommendations by Dongo in Theorycrafters Discord.
LEGENDARY:
Fearless Victor & Champion’s Precision
TACTICAL:
Hemophilic Slash (ST)
Cut to Pieces (AoE)
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)

With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209
LEGENDARY:
Fearless Victor & Champion’s Precision
TACTICAL:
Cauterized Coronary
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)

With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209

Marauder & Sentinel

LEGENDARY:
Fearless Victor, Berserker’s Call
& Dispatcher
TACTICAL:
Spiteful Saber
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)

With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209
LEGENDARY:
Fearless Victor & Dispatcher
TACTICAL:
Shard of Mortis
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 1123 (4.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 4021 (12.38%)
♦ 1.2 GCD = 9981 (22%)

With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.3 GCD = 2134
♦ 1.2 GCD = 6315
LEGENDARY:
Fearless Victor & Berserker’s Call
TACTICAL:
Cauterized Coronary
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)

With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209

Mercenary & Commando

LEGENDARY:
Advanced Scanning, Concentrated Fire
& Random Charge
TACTICAL:
SC-4 Treatment Scanner
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)
♦ 1.2 GCD = 13531 (25%)

With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209
LEGENDARY:
Concentrated Fire & Random Charge
TACTICAL:
Primed Ignition
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 1123 (4.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 4021 (12.38%)
♦ 1.2 GCD = 9981 (22%)

With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.3 GCD = 2134
♦ 1.2 GCD = 6315
LEGENDARY:
Concentrated Fire & Random Charge
TACTICAL:
Energized Charges (ST)
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)
♦ 1.2 GCD = 13531 (25%)

With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209

Powertech & Vanguard

LEGENDARY:
Supercommando & Squad Leader
TACTICAL:
Thermal Screen (ST)
Oil Fire (AoE)
The Life Warden
STATS:
Shield: 6000 – 6500Absorb: remaining tertiary stats
LEGENDARY:
Shock Trooper & Mandalorian Armaments
TACTICAL:
Superheated Fuel
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)
♦ 1.2 GCD = 13531 (25%)
With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209
LEGENDARY:
Shock Trooper & Mandalorian Armaments
TACTICAL:
Overwhelming Offense
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)
♦ 1.2 GCD = 13531 (25%)
With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209

Operative & Scoundrel

LEGENDARY:
Tactician & either
Aggressive Treatment or Field Medic
TACTICAL:
Critical Surgery or
Diagnostic Probe
STATS:
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)
♦ 1.2 GCD = 13531 (25%)
With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209
LEGENDARY:
Tactician & Locked and Loaded
TACTICAL:
Acid Lash (ST)
Explosive Cells (AoE)
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)
♦ 1.2 GCD = 13531 (25%)
With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209
LEGENDARY:
Tactician & Locked and Loaded
TACTICAL:
Synox Shots (ST)
Viral Elements (AoE)
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)
♦ 1.2 GCD = 13531 (25%)
With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209

Sniper & Gunslinger

LEGENDARY:
Locked and Loaded
& Improved Targeting
(use Energy Regulators if you experience
energy issues)
TACTICAL:
Agitating Energies
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)
♦ 1.2 GCD = 13531 (25%)
With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209
LEGENDARY:
Locked and Loaded & Energy Regulators
TACTICAL:
Ruthless Interrogation
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 2054 (7.14%)
♦ 1.3 GCD = 5431 (15.38%)
♦ 1.2 GCD = 13531 (25%)
With Alacrity Guild Perk:
♦ 1.4 GCD = 560
♦ 1.3 GCD = 3209
LEGENDARY:
Locked and Loaded
& Improved Targeting
TACTICAL:
Exploited Weakness (ST)
Airborne Agents (AoE)
STATS:
Accuracy: 2694
Alacrity: 2700 – 2800
With Alacrity Guild Perk:
1100 – 1300

About Alacrity Guild Perk

If you are in a guild and the guild has full perks, there is a chance you will have the Alacrity perk. Not every guild has it, so double check before you set up your gear. This is what to look for:

Zeal Set Bonus
Passive

Increases alacrity by 5% and has a small chance to grant an Alacrity Boost for 15 seconds after taking damage. Can happen once every 30 minutes. In addition, grants your companion an Alacrity Boost whenever you use an adrenal. This effect is not applied in PvP or Master Mode Operations.