Thursday, February 22, 2024
New Players

New Player Guide – Character

Your character has many ways of being customized and geared. This guide will walk you through the full Character information to help you decide what ways you would like to customize yours.

Leveling Your Character

As with any game, one objective of the game is to level your character. With your level increases come health and some core attribute increases, making it easier to fight enemies as they get more powerful in your story.

Newly trained abilities are automatically added to your Quickbar as you level, allowing you to use them immediately. You can view all of your abilities by opening the Abilities Window by pressing P (by default).

Trainers no longer will give general abilities but still must be visited to receive your Speeder abilities periodically until you have gotten all five speeds, allowing you to go faster each speeder level on your mount. These Speeder abilities will be available when you see trainers with the green + symbol under the trainer’s icon.


Leveling Fast

What are the fastest ways to level? Here is a short list of some of the things we have found that work:

  • Heroics – these are probably the fastest way, but can only be done once per planet, per character per day.
  • Flashpoints – with a group these can be fairly fast to run, but boring to do over and over again.
  • XP Boosts – You will get and can purchase XP Boosts that will give you 25% more XP for an allotted time.
  • Guilds – Joining a guild can give you 15% or more XP Boosts, depending on their Guild Perks.
  • Subscribe – Yes, this makes a difference. You receive XP 20% faster as a subscriber.
  • Side Quests – Doing all the story and planetary missions will speed the XP increase. These are purple missions.
  • Stealth – If your character has stealth, use it to get past mobs and to the end of missions faster to get the larger XP gain faster.
  • Speeder – Purchase a speeder to get around faster.
  • Crafting Missions – Once you get to fleet, pick up the Crew Skills and start sending your companions on missions. These grant fairly good amounts of XP.
  • Unlocks – Character Unlocks for XP are useful and add to your XP gains, so be sure to unlock any that apply to the route you are taking to level.
  • Double XP – Watch for announcements of Double XP weeks and take advantage.
  • Master’s Datacron – if you want to skip it all, purchase a Master’s Datacron from the Cartel Market and use it to reach level 80 without having to do a thing. This is a good option if you have already done the classes and have a general knowledge of the game, but is not a good recommendation for new players.

Leveling Slower

There are two ways to level slower, depending on your timing.

During the Double XP events, you can buy what is called a White Acute Module at the Gree creature named Hathe’k in the Combat Training area of the fleet on both Republic and Imperial Fleets. This creature is only there during the Double XP weeks. These White Acute Modules are legacy bound, so if you can grab one, you can pass it between characters on your legacy.

The White Acute Module will remove the extra XP that the Double XP event adds and lasts for 8 hours. It is reusable.

The second way is to do nothing but your story line, no heroics, no side quests, just your story. This will have you gaining levels at a much slower rate than if you did all the side quests.

There isn’t really any other ways that are very effective in slowing the leveling process, so plan accordingly for how fast you would like to level.

Legacy

When you reach level 10, you will be able to create your Star Wars Legacy and bind all your characters together as a family or as friends that will allow you to unlock new skills and opportunities.

In addition to giving your legacy of Characters a permanent name, each character will be able to have things unlocked, like species for new characters, datacrons collected, reputation, and other conveniences. Below is a list of all the things available to you when you create a Legacy for each individual character:

Advancement – Character Perks

There are six different player advancement types that each offer five different tiers or levels of boosts. These are only available to current character when unlocked.

  • Improved PvP Experience – Increases the amount of experience obtained from completing warzones and arenas by 6% each level (30% total) — Requires Legacy Level 2.
  • Improved Flashpoint Experience – Increases the amount of experience obtained from defeating enemies in flashpoints by 6% each level (30% total).
  • Improved Space Mission Experience – Increases the amount of experience obtained from completing space missions by 6% (30% total) — Requires Legacy Level 2
  • Improved Class Mission Experience – Increases the amount of experience obtained from completing class missions by 6% (30% total).
  • Improved Exploration Experience – Increases the amount of experience obtained from exploration by 6% (30% total).
  • Improved Starfighter Experience – Increases the amount of experience obtained from completing Galactic Starfighter battles by 6% (30% total) — Requires Legacy Level 2.
Companion

There are four different companion boosts that will help improve the ability of your companion to gain affection, craft items and unlock two specific companions.

  • Legacy of Altruism – Increases the amount of companion influence gained from companion gifts by 10% (30% total) — Requires Legacy Level 2.
  • Legacy of Persuasion – Increases the amount of companion influence gained from conversations by 10% (30% total) – Requires Legacy Level 2.
  • Legacy of Crafting – Increases the chance of an augmented result while crafting by 1% (3% total) – Requires Legacy Level 2.
  • Legacy of Leadership – Companions return from selling junk in 30 seconds (5 seconds minimum) – Requires Legacy Level 5.
  • HK-51 – Unlocks HK-51 as a companions for Republic or Imperial character respectively — Requires HK-51 mission to be completed on at least one character.
  • Treek – Unlocks Treek as a companion for Republic or Imperial character respectively — Requires Treek bounty mission to be completed; Requires Legacy Level 40.
  • Legacy of Promptness – Reduces the time taken to give gifts to companions by 20% (60% total) — Requires Legacy Level 2.
Travel

There are five levels of speeder piloting to help boost your speed and ten transports for ease of traveling to specific planets.

  • Improved Speeder Piloting – Increases your movement speed while on Speeders by 90% (130% maximum) — Requires Legacy Level 2.
  • Priority Transport – These allow you to instantly travel to the outpost of various daily areas, starter planets or fleet vanguard vessel. They include:
    • Capital World – Quickly shuttle to your capital world. — Requires Legacy Level 2.
    • Outlaw’s Den – Quickly shuttle to the Outlaw’s Den PvP area on Tatooine — Requires Legacy Level 2.
    • Fleet Vanguard – Quickly shuttle to the Fleet Vanguard Vessel where most Operations entrances are — Requires Legacy Level 5.
    • The Black Hole – Quickly shuttle to The Black Hole daily area on Corellia — Requires Legacy Level 5.
    • Personal Starship – Quickly shuttle to your personal starship. The cooldown for this ability may be reduced by Legacy Global Unlocks — Requires Legacy Level 15.
    • CZ-198 – Quickly shuttle to daily area CZ-198 — Requires Legacy Level 5.
    • Oricon – Quickly shuttle to the moon Oricon — Requires Legacy Level 5.
    • Yavin 4 – Quickly shuttle to the moon Yavin 4 (requires Shadow of Revan Expansion) — Requires Legacy Level 5.
    • Odessen – Quickly shuttle to the planet Odessen (requires Knights of the Fallen Empire Expansion) — Requires Legacy Level 5.
Convenience

These are some basic conveniences to make your quality of life in game better.

  • Field Repair Droid
    • Basic Field Repair Droid – You may deploy a basic field repair droid. This unit provides basic repair and vendor services. Redeployment time is 1 hour. — Requires Legacy Level 5.
    • Improved Field Repair Droid – You may deploy an improved field repair droid. This unit provides basic repair services, sells some consumable items and can be deployed more often. Duration is increased by 1 minute and redeployment time is reduced by 15 minutes — Requires Legacy Level 8.
    • Advanced Field Repair Droid – You may deploy an advanced field repair droid. This unit provides basic repair services, sells crew skill and consumable items and can be deployed more often. Duration is increased by 1 minute and redeployment time is reduced by an additional 30 minutes — Requires Legacy Level 12.
  • Field Mail Droid
    • Field Mail Droid – You may summon a basic field mail droid. Redeployment time is extensive – Requires Legacy Level 5.
    • Field Mail Droid: Redeployment Improvement I – Reduces the redeployment time for the field mail droid by 15 minutes — Requires Legacy Level 8.
    • Field Mail Droid: Redeployment Improvement II – Reduces the redeployment time for the field mail droid by 30 minutes — Requires Legacy Level 12.
  • Field Personal Cargo Hold
    • Field Personal Cargo Hold – You may summon a basic personal cargo hold droid. Redeployment time is extensive — Requires Legacy Level 10.
    • Field Personal Cargo Hold: Redeployment Improvement I – Reduces the redeployment time for the field personal cargo hold droid by 15 minutes — Requires Legacy Level 12.
    • Field Personal Cargo Hold: Redeployment Improvement II – Reduces the redeployment time for the field personal cargo hold droid by 30 minutes — Requires Legacy Level 15.
  • Field Legacy Cargo Hold
    • Field Legacy Cargo Hold – You may summon a basic legacy cargo hold droid. Redeployment time is extensive — Requires Legacy Level 20.
    • Field Legacy Cargo Hold: Redeployment Improvement I – Reduces the redeployment time for the field legacy cargo hold droid by 15 minutes — Requires Legacy Level 22.
    • Field Legacy Cargo Hold: Redeployment Improvement II – Reduces the redeployment time for the field legacy cargo hold droid by 30 minutes — Requires Legacy Level 25.
  • Field Respecialization – You may switch disciplines while in the field. Normal costs apply.

More items that can be unlocked Legacy wide, which means once opened, they are available to all your characters on that server.

More items that can be unlocked Legacy wide, which means once opened, they are available to all your characters on that server.

Ship Unlocks
  • Repair Droid – Unlocks an astromech droid on all characters’ ships that buys items, repairs gear, and sells unique modifications for your protocol droid.
  • Ship Mailbox – Unlocks a mailbox on board all characters’ ships.
  • Operations Training Dummy – Unlocks a training dummy on all characters’ ships that simulates combat with an Operations toughness enemy.
  • Warzone Training Dummy – Unlocks a training dummy on all characters’ ships that simulates combat with another player.
  • Galactic Trade Network Terminal – Unlocks a Galactic Trade Network terminal on all characters’ ships.
  • Legacy Cargo Hold – Unlocks a Legacy Cargo Hold on all characters’ ships.
  • Item Modification Station – Unlocks an Item Modification Station on all characters’ ships. Also removes the Item Modification Station requirement for augment kit modification.
  • Ship Guild Bank – Unlocks a Guild bank on all characters’ ships.
Emotes
  • Tech Emotes – Unlocks use of the /datapad, /holocom, and /map emotes. This unlock applies to all characters in your legacy.
  • Tool Emotes – Unlocks use of the /scanned, /scangreen, /binoculars, and /weld emotes. This unlock applies to all characters in your legacy.
  • Double Lasers Emote – Unlocks use of the /doublelasers emote. This unlock applies to all characters in your legacy.
Convenience
  • Legacy Fleet Pass I-II-III – Reduces the cooldown of the Emergency Fleet Pass ability by 30 minutes. Effect is cumulative with other cooldown reduction unlocks. This unlock applies to all characters in your legacy. (90 minutes total)
  • Legacy Travel I-II-III – Reduces the cooldown of Quick Travel by 2 minutes. Effect is cumulative with other cooldown reduction unlocks. This unlock applies to all characters in your legacy. (6 minutes total)
  • Rocket Boost – Unlocks use of personal rocket boosters. The rocket boost provides a brief, intense burst of speed for a short duration. This unlock applies to all characters in your legacy.
  • Improved Rocket Boost I – Decreases cooldown of Rocket Boost by 30 seconds. (This Legacy Unlock applies to the Rocket Boost ability, and will have no effect unless you have also unlocked Rocket Boost.)
  • Improved Rocket Boost II – Decreases cooldown of Rocket Boost by 60 seconds. (This Legacy Unlock applies to the Rocket Boost ability, and will have no effect unless you have also unlocked Rocket Boost.)
  • Improved Priority Transport: Personal Starship I-II-III – Reduces the cooldown of Priority Transport: Personal Starship by 2 minutes. Effect is cumulative with other cooldown reduction unlocks. (6 minutes total)
  • Tactical Markers – Grants the following abilities: (These abilities are only usable in Operations and Flashpoints)
    • Tactical Marker: Tank
    • Tactical Marker: Heal
    • Tactical Marker: Damage
  • Improved Mounting – you may now activate any vehicle or call any creature mount while moving.
  • Activate Random Mount – Randomly activates any unlocked favorite vehicle or calls any unlocked favorite creature mount.
  • Summon Random Pet – Randomly summons any unlocked pet.
Companions

These require reaching Influence Rank 50 with companions to unlock.

  • HK-51 – Allows you to acquire the character perk that unlocks HK-51.
  • Treek – Allows you to acquire the character perk that unlocks Treek.
  • Altuur zok Adon – Purchase Altuur zok Adon’s specialty companion gifts with Credits from Jaleit Nall, located in the Galactic Seasons alcove on the fleet.
  • Fen Zeil – Purchase Fen Zeil’s specialty companion gifts with Credits from Jaleit Nall, located in the Galactic Seasons alcove on the fleet.
  • PH4-LNX – Purchase PH4-LNX’s specialty companion gifts with Credits from Jaleit Nall, located in the Galactic Seasons alcove on the fleet.
  • Amity – Purchase Amity’s specialty companion gifts with Credits from Jaleit Nall, located in the Galactic Seasons alcove on the fleet.
  • Companion Dance – Unlocks the Companion Dance ability, which allows you and your companion to dance together. This unlock applies to all characters in your legacy.
Valor
  • Legacy of Combat – Punch – Unlocks the unarmed combat move Punch, a basic brawling attack. This unlock applies to all characters in your legacy.
  • Legacy of Combat – Jab – Unlocks the unarmed combat move Jab, an advanced brawling attack. This unlock applies to all characters in your legacy.
  • Legacy of Combat – Uppercut – Unlocks the unarmed combat move Uppercut, an advanced brawling attack. This unlock applies to all characters in your legacy.
  • Legacy of Combat – Bash – Unlocks the unarmed combat move Bash, an advanced brawling attack. This unlock applies to all characters in your legacy.
Strongholds
  • Vaiken Spacedock Penthouse – Grants access to the Vaiken Spacedock Penthouse for all characters in this Legacy.
  • Carrick Station Penthouse – Grants access to the Carrick Station Penthouse for all characters in this Legacy.
  • Mek-Sha Safehouse – Grants access to the Mek-Sha Safehouse for all characters in this Legacy.

Light and Dark Alignment

With Legacy of the Sith expansion, they removed the Light and Dark side tokens but left the Dark vs Light alignment system with a few small changes. Your alignment now is completely tied to your choices you make in your story. Here is a run down of what that means.


Dark Side Points

Dark Side points can give you a little bit more than Light Side points can, including:

  • Dark Side Corruption – As you go up your Dark side ranks, you will be able to apply the Dark Side Corruption effect to your character, showing pale skin, veins and glowing eyes in some instances. You are able to turn this off and on in case you don’t want to see it all the time.
  • Achievements – Dark V brings with it some achievements, title and the ability to use “Sacrifice” on any of your characters on the server.
  • More Options – Unlocking Dark V on any of your characters on the server will unlock the ability to create Jedi that can use the Dark Side combat styles or add a Dark Side combat style as the second combat style of a Jedi (subscribers only).

Light Side Points

Light Side points can still give you a couple things, including:

  • Achievements – Light V brings with it some achievements, title and the ability to use the defensive ability “Unity” on any of your characters on the server.
  • More Options – Unlocking Light V on any of your characters on the server will unlock the ability to create Sith that can use the Light Side combat styles or add a Light Side combat style as the second combat style of a Sith (subscribers only).

Tier Levels

Both Light and Dark side ranks are given at these point levels and can be seen by opening your Character Screen (default is C) and then hovering over the alignment meter in the lower left corner:

PointsRank
1,000Dark or Light I
2,000Dark or Light II
4,000Dark or Light III
6,750Dark or Light IV
10,000Dark or Light V

How to Get Light and Dark Side Points

We have found a few ways that are fairly easy to get the Light and Dark side points. Some are fairly basic and easy to do, others are solely up to your choices. Let me sum it up.

Diplomacy Crew Skill MissionsCrew Skills can be picked up on fleet the first time you visit there in the Strongholds & Crew Skills section. When you go there, choose the Diplomacy mission skill. Once chosen, you can hit B and open the Crew Skills Crafting menu to start sending your companions out on missions.

Your Diplomacy missions will have a Dark Side symbol or a Light Side symbol showing which alignment it may add to upon completion of that mission. The higher the level of the mission, the more points you will get.
Side QuestsAs you go through your story, you will find some side quests to complete. Some of these will also give you points toward your Light and Dark side alignments.
HeroicsHeroic missions will sometimes get you alignment points based on your choices. This is one of the main ways you will get them if mostly doing story rather than crafting/crew skills.

These will grant 50-100 points for each choice made.
FlashpointsLike the Heroics, these you will gain points based on your choices. Keep in mind, not all Flashpoints and Heroics will grant points.

These will grant 100-150 points for each choice made.

Titles – Light and dark Alignment

Here are the Achievement titles you can get for reaching the ranks for Light and Dark Side alignment. Titles are opened for all characters on the server in your Legacy.

RankLightDark
IThe RespectableThe Vicious
IIThe UpstandingThe Sinister
IIIThe HonorableThe Destructive
IVThe BenevolentThe Loathsome
IThe PureThe Malevolent

Titles – Character & Legacy

Titles are rewards that you get for completing activities or reaching certain levels in the game. In-game, you can find a full list of these in the Codex under “Achievement: Titles”.

Your titles can be displayed as part of your character nameplate and can be chosen and hidden from the Character Sheet by selecting the small medal symbol () under your name on the main screen.

You will get some class specific titles, shown below, as you go through your story and level. There will be a full list of titles and how to get them coming in the future. (They have been hidden to keep them from being spoilers for those that may not want to know them.)

NOTE: Story titles will not be granted if you use the Level Token on your account or if you start the Knights of the Fallen Empire, Knights of the Eternal Throne or any expansion past that from your ship prior to completing your story.

Jedi Knight

  • Padawan
  • Knight of the Republic
  • Paladin of House Organa
  • Hero of Tython
  • The Indomitable
  • Master
  • Jedi Battlemaster
Jedi Consular

  • Padawan
  • Jedi
  • Emissary of Teral
  • Barsen’thor
  • Master
  • Mender of the Rift
  • Master of Hidden Knowledge
Smuggler

  • Captain
  • Outlaw
  • Republic Privateer
  • Butcher’s Bane
  • Immune to Prosecution
Trooper

  • Sergeant
  • Lieutenant
  • Captain
  • Major
  • Chief Military Advisor
  • Colonel
Sith Warrior

  • Acolyte
  • Apprentice
  • Lord
  • Darth
  • Empire’s Wrath
Sith Inquisitor

  • Apprentice
  • Lord
  • The Forcewalker
  • Darth
  • Dark Council Elite
Imperial Agent

  • Agent
  • Cipher Agent
  • Double Agent
  • Master Conspirator
  • Sith Intelligence Commander
Bounty Hunter

  • Hired Gun
  • Baroness
  • Knight of Alderaan
  • Homewrecker
  • Grand Champion of the Great Hunt
  • Republic’s Most Wanted
  • The Relentless
  • Above the Law

Achievements

Achievements are rewarded for reaching certain important accomplishments and milestones for your Legacy. You can complete Achievements by completing content, defeating enemies, exploring and more.

Every Achievement has a task that needs completed to unlock it. These can be found by pressing Y (by default) and opening your Legacy Screens. Here you will find Achievements listed by Categories. You can select categories and subcategories and narrow it down to the specific Achievements to see what you need to do to get them. As with the titles, we will have a full list of these coming soon. For now, here are the Categories and Subcategories:

Legacy

  • Advancement
  • Galactic Seasons
  • Alignment
  • Currency
  • Level
  • Login Rewards
  • Possessions
Starfighter

  • General
  • Battle
  • Crew
  • Matches Played
  • Medals
  • MVP
  • Ship Mastery
Operations

  • Epic Enemies
  • Eternity Vault
  • The Nature of Progress
  • Gods from the Machine
  • Explosive Conflict
  • Karagga’s Palace
  • Scum and Villainy
  • Temple of Sacrifice
  • Terror From Beyond
  • The R-4 Anomaly
  • The Dread Fortress
  • The Dread Palace
  • The Ravagers
Fallen Empire

  • Chapters
  • The Eternal Championship
  • Alliance Growth
  • Star Fortresses
Flashpoints

  • General
  • A Traitor Among the Chiss
  • Assault on Tython
  • Athiss
  • Battle of Rishi
  • Blood Hunt
  • Boarding Party
  • Cademimu
  • Colicoid War Games
  • Crisis on Umbara
  • Czerka Core Meltdown
  • Czerka Corporate Labs
  • Depths of Manaan
  • Directive 7
  • Hammer Station
  • Kaon
  • Korriban Incursion
  • Kuat Drive Yards
  • Lost Island
  • Maelstrom Prison
  • Mandalorian Raiders
  • Objective Meridian
  • Legacy of the Rakata
  • Red Reaper
  • Ruins of Nul
  • Secrets of the Enclave
  • Shrine of Silence (coming with 7.3)
  • The Spirit of Vengeance
  • Taral V
  • The Battle of Ilum
  • The Black Talon
  • The Esseles
  • The False Emperor
  • The Foundry
  • The Nathema Conspiracy
Companions

  • General
  • Agent
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Jedi Consular
  • Jedi Knight
  • Shared
  • Sith Inquisitor
  • Sith Warrior
  • Smuggler
  • Star Fortresses
  • Trooper
Location

  • General
  • Alderaan
  • Balmorra
  • Belsavis
  • Corellia
  • Coruscant
  • Dromund Kaas
  • Hoth
  • Hutta
  • Ilum
  • Imperial Fleet
  • Korriban
  • Makeb
  • Mek-Sha
  • Manaan
  • Nar Shaddaa
  • Onderon
  • Ord Mantell
  • Quesh
  • Republic Fleet
  • Rishi
  • Ruhnuk
  • Tython
  • Taris
  • Yavin 4
  • Tatooine
  • Voss
  • Ziost
Player Vs. Player

  • General
  • Warzones
  • Arenas
Classic Player Vs. Player

  • Alderaan
  • Ancient Hypergate
  • Huttball
  • Novare Coast
  • Odessen Proving Grounds
  • Yavin Ruins
  • Voidstar
Events

  • General
  • Bounty Contract Week
  • Dark vs. Light
  • Pirate Incursion
  • Feast of Prosperity
  • The All Worlds Ultimate Swoop Rally
  • Rakghoul Resurgence
  • Relics of Gree
Strongholds

  • Strongholds
  • Conquests
Dailies

  • CZ-198
  • Iokath
  • Oricon
  • Ossus
  • Section X
  • The Black Hole
Space

  • General
  • Imperial
  • Republic
Eternal Throne

  • Chapters
Retired Achievements

  • Activities
  • Advancement
  • Dark vs. Light
  • Operations
  • Equipment Sets
  • Player vs. Player
Uprisings

  • General
  • Crimson Fang
  • Destroyer of Worlds
  • Divided We Fall
  • Done and Dusted
  • Firefrost
  • Fractured
  • Inferno
  • Landing Party
  • Trench Runner
  • Trial and Error
Spoils of War

  • Tactical Items

Legendary Player

One of the biggest things that people want to achieve in the game is Legendary Status. But what is it? Legendary Status means you have completed the Origin story for all eight classes in the game. You have played from the very beginning to the end of Corellia with each one.

Each class has a different story, different characters and different outcomes, so in working for the Legendary Status, you get to enjoy the full story of the game.

What do you get for reaching Legendary Status? Well, first and foremost, bragging rights. Yeah, you read that right. It is a huge investment to have gone through all the class stories and tons of fun figuring out your favorite Origin story line.

Some of the other things you will get by reaching Legendary Status are:

  • Character Flair – This can be used on any character in your Legacy on that server.
  • Select Screen Completed – All the icons light up, showing the progress you have as you go, and fully opened when you complete it.
  • Class Buffs – These are great additions to the play of the game. Click the button below to find out what buff you get for each class.
  • Heroic Moment – These are abilities you can use in a pinch when you need some extra strength. It even enables you to use tech abilities on force users and force abilities on tech users for the classes you have unlocked. Click the button below for each class Heroic Moment ability.
  • Class Emotes – Fun emotes that show off the class specific skills. Used solely for fun, but nice, nonetheless.

Social Ranks

These are ranks that, as of 7.0, have to be completed via groupfinder in the Group Activities Panel. It is a little tricky, because it requires a few things to apply and grant the social points. The following activities must use the Groupfinder and have ALL available selected.

  • Story Operations – 4/4 (not normally used and if very difficult to find a group for)
  • Veteran Uprisings – 5/5 (best if four friends are grouped and use the group finder to save time.
  • BEST OPTIONVeteran Flashpoints – 28/28 (may be 29/29 after 7.3 release)
  • Master Flashpoints – 28/28 (may be 29/29 after 7.3 release)

So how do you know where you are with Social Points? Press Y (by default) and go to the Achievements ▶ Legacy ▶ Advancement ▶ Group Finder. We will be posting more information about titles, ranks and rewards for Social Points soon.