How to Craft Decorations in SWTOR

There are thousands of decorations available in Star Wars: The Old Republic that you can use to decorate your stronghold. In this video, we’ll be going over how to craft your own decorations, and the over 150 decorations which can be created through crafting.

There are five different types of crafted decorations. The first are Synthetic Prefab decorations, which can be crafted using the Artifice, Synthweaving, and Biochem crew skills. The second are Industrial Prefab decorations, which re crafted by using the Armstech, Armormech and Cybertech crew skills. Third are the more complicated Universal Prefab decorations, which can be crafted by combining one of each of the Synthetic Prefabs, and Industrial Prefab, and two other crafted items. Fourth are the Dark Project decorations, which are quite expensive to craft, and lastly there are the War Supplies decorations, whose crafting materials are also related to Conquest.

If you aren’t interested in crafting these yourself, you can also buy the crafted item required for the decoration from the GTN, or have another player craft it for you. Don’t search for the actual decoration on the GTN – they are often inflated compared to just buying the related crafted item which you can turn in to the vendor for your decoration.

Industrial Prefab Decorations

Let’s start with the Industrial Prefab decorations. These are crafted by Armtechs, Armormechs and Cybertechs. You’ll first craft an Industrial Prefab, which you can then turn in to a vendor called the Industrial Fabricator Droid located in the Strongholds & Crew Skills section of the fleet surrounded by some other droid vendors. There are three tiers of industrial decorations, and each tier requires a different crafting level and different crafting materials. The materials also differ depending on which crew skill you use, but the item you get in the end is the same. You can craft the Industrial Prefab MK-1 decorations at crafting level 150, the Industrial Prefab MK-2 decos at crafting level 300, and the Industrial Prefab MK-3 decos at crafting level 450. There is also the Industrial Prefab MK-4, but this one is used as a crafting material, and can not be turned in directly for a decoration. These crafting schematics will become available to buy directly from your crew skills trainer once you hit the correct crafting level, and will be in the Strongholds & Conquest section of your crafting list.

Industrial Prefab MK-1 Decorations

Industrial Prefab MK-2 Decorations

Industrial Prefab MK-3 Decorations

Synthetic Prefab Decorations

Next up are the Synthetic prefab decorations. These are crafted by Synthweavers, Artificers and Biochemists – you’ll first craft a Synthetic Prefab, which you can then turn in to a vendor called the Synthetic Fabricator Droid located in the Strongholds & Crew Skills section of the fleet surrounded by some other droid vendors. Much like the industrial prefabs, there are four tiers of synthetic decorations, and each tier requires a different crafting level and different crafting materials. You can craft the Synthetic Prefab MK-1 decorations at crafting level 150, the Synthetic Prefab MK-2 decos at crafting level 300, and the Synthetic Prefab MK-3 decos at crafting level 450. There is also the Synthetic Prefab MK-4, but this one is used as a crafting material, and can not be turned in directly for a decoration. These synthetic crafting schematics will become available to buy directly from your crew skills trainer once you hit the correct crafting level, and will be in the Strongholds & Conquest section of your crafting list.

Synthetic Prefab MK-1 Decorations

Synthetic Prefab MK-2 Decorations

Synthetic Prefab MK-3 Decorations

Universal Prefab Decorations

Universal Prefab Decorations are a little harder to make. You can craft them by combining four other crafted items – a Synthetic prefab, an Industrial prefab, a Fabricator Crystal and a Fabricator Design. The first two are crafted by different crafting skills which we talked about earlier, and the last two can be crafted by any crew skill. Once you’ve crafted or bought one of each, you can combine them to craft a universal prefab. Just like the other prefabs, there are four tiers of universal decorations, and each tier requires a different crafting level and different crafting materials. You can craft the Universal Prefab MK-1 decorations at crafting level 150, the Universal Prefab MK-2 decos at crafting level 300, the Universal Prefab MK-3 decos at crafting level 450, and the Universal Prefab MK-4 decos at crafting level 500. These get turned in to three different vendors – the Universal Fabricator Droid for mk 1 through 3 for normal decorations, the Martial Decoration Droid for a mix of tiers including mk-4 who carries structural decorations like walls and barriers for building your own terrain and maps, and the Utility Decorations Engineer vendor who carries useful decorations like banks, mailboxes, and GTNs. All these vendors are located in the Strongholds & Crew Skills section of the fleet.

Universal Prefab MK-1 Decorations

Universal Prefab MK-2 Decorations

Universal Prefab MK-3 Decorations

Universal Prefab MK-4 Decorations

War Supplies Decorations

War Supplies decorations are the newest crafted decorations added to the game, and are a bit of an interesting addition to the game. War Supplies are a mostly-useless item that are tied to the conquest system – you craft them and you get conquest points. Crafting a war supply is a two-step process – first you must craft one of each of the individual War Supplies, then you combine them together to craft the War Supplies: Invasion Force.

The five types are:

  • War Supplies: Starship Weapons which are crafted by Cybertech, Armstech, and Armormech
  • War Supplies: Armored Vehicles which are also crafted by Cybertech, Armstech, and Armormech
  • War Supplies: Holocron of Strategy which are crafted by Synthweaving, and Artifice
  • War Supplies: Crystal Capacitors which are also crafted by Synthweaving, and Artifice
  • and lastly War Supplies: Infantry Supply Kits which are crafted by Biochem

There are technically multiple tiers of the original war supply schematics, but the ones crafted at crafting level 150 are usually the cheapest to craft. You can either craft all of these across multiple characters, or craft some and buy the others from the GTN from other crafters. Once you have one of each, at crafting level 150 you can combine them together to get your Invasion Force which you can turn in to the Conquest Rewards vendor located in a corner room of the Strongholds and Crew Skills section of the fleet. The actual decorations cost 5 War Supplies: Invasion Force items plus 100,000 credits.

Cybertech – War Supplies: Armored Vehicles

Cybertech – War Supplies: Starship Weapons

Armstech – War Supplies: Armored Vehicles

Armstech – War Supplies: Starship Weapons

Armormech – War Supplies: Armored Vehicles

Armormech – War Supplies: Starship Weapons

Artifice – War Supplies: Crystal Capacitors

Artifice – War Supplies: Holocron of Strategy

Synthweaving – War Supplies: Crystal Capacitors

Synthweaving – War Supplies: Holocron of Strategy

Biochem – War Supplies: Infantry Supply Kits

* I had two different schematics available to buy though they made the same item.

Biochem – War Supplies: Infantry Supply Kits

* I had two different schematics available to buy though they made the same item.

Crafting: War Supplies: Invasion Force

Invasion Forces can be crafted by combining one of each of the normal war supplies.

Dark Project Decorations

Dark Project decorations are the most expensive decorations to craft, but allow you to craft some of the largest decorations in the game including your class ship as a decoration. Dark Projects can be crafted by any crew skill, and their crafting schematic becomes available from the crew skill trainer at crafting level 150. They require 8 Refined Isotope Stabilizers, an Iokath Recombinator and a War Supplies: Invasion Force.

The War Supply is the same item we’d craft for the war supply decorations we just talked about, but the Isotope and the Recombinator are a bit harder to track down as they are considered materials from previous expansions and are no longer part of the normal rotation of rewards.

The Refined Isotope Stabilizer, not to be confused with the current crafting material called the Processed Isotope Stabilizer use to craft level 75 gear, can most easily be found from the jawa scrap vendor in the Cartel Bazaar section of the fleet named Mnek, who sells blue crafting materials in return for Scrap: Assorted Droid Parts, which players at level 75 should gain quite quickly as they deconstruct unwanted level 75 gear. You’ll need 8 of these, and they cost 10 scraps each, so you can get some from the jawa vendor and some from the GTN.  I also had some drop from the last boss in a low-level Flashpoint.

The Iokath Recombinator can be bought from a vendor on Odessan in the Alliance Staging area from the Recovered Goods Vendor, near the Umbara flashpoint entrance. It costs a straight 260,000 credits, so make sure to check the GTN and see if you can get it cheaper there first.

Once you’ve got one of each, you can combine them in to a Dark Project. The actual decorations are very expensive – they cost 5 Universal Prefab MK-3 which we went over early, and 5 Dark Projects for a single decorations. The vendor to turn these in to is called the Starfighter & PvP Deocration Vendor, located in the Strongholds and Crew Skills section of the fleet near the other vendors selling decorations for credits. You’ll only find the Republic ships and computer on the Republic side vendor, and the Imperial ships and Imperial Computer on the Imperial side vendor, but once you buy and use the decoration, you can place it down in any of your strongholds by any of your charactes on your server – so you can definitely get yourself the luxury Imperial Agent ship for your trooper’s home base. Be aware that the starter strongholds don’t have big enough hooks for these giant starship decorations – so don’t buy one if you only have a Coruscant or Dromund Kaas stronghold!



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