Legacy of the Sith FAQ

The 7.0 SWTOR Legacy of the Sith Expansion is almost here! It will be launching on February 15, 2022 and here is a huge list of the questions we’ve been compiling about it. Most can’t be answered until the expansion launches, and this list will help us get answers quickly when it does!

UPDATE: The expansion is being delayed until February 15, 2022.

Questions with a ❄️ or 🔥 are answered and checked! Join me on twitch.tv/swtorista on February 15/16 as we go through this list and try and answer them all live!

Expansion Access

When is the expansion released?

❄️ February 15, 2022

What time is the expansion / maintenance?

Dunno!

How much does the expansion cost?

❄️ You receive the expansion without extra cost if you are a subscriber on or after December 14, 2021. You do not need to purchase it separately or pre-order it in any way.

What happens if I subscribe for the expansion, then unsubscribe the next month?

You should retain access to the story/expansion, and the ability to get to level 80, but will lose other perks like access to Operations, unlimited credit cap, or other small restrictions.

Is there any reward for being subscribed or logging in the day it is released?

Dunno!

Is there any new Cartel items?

Dunno! Maybe Vindican’s saber and Valkorion’s armor? Malgus’s mount?

Is there any new items in collections?

Dunno! We’ll see. What about the Digital Collector’s Edition pet?

Is there any new Cartel sales like a collections sale?

❄️ Yes! Here’s the breakdown:

From December 20, 2021 to January 3, 2022

  • Seasonal items will be available
  • 75% off all Collection Unlocks

From December 20, 2021 to December 27, 2021

  • 50% off all Armor Sets
  • 50% off Character Slots

From December 27, 2021 to January 3, 2022

  • 50% off all Mounts and Stronghold Decorations

I don’t know if there will be any sales during the launch.

Characters & Combat Styles

Is there a new character creator?

Pre-expansion, looks like yes!

Does the character creator have any new options/settings?

Pre-expansion, looks like no.

Does the character creator have any new hair styles, eye colors, skin colors, hair colors, tattoos, etc?

Pre-expansion, looks like no, though some new afro-texture hair styles showed up on the PTS, so maybe?

Does the character creator let you mix-and-match cosmetic traits any more than it did before? Ex Bounty Hunter tattoos on a Jedi?

Pre-expansion, looks like no. But interesting stuff might open up if you create say a Sith Inquisitor origin story with Branding but play as a Sentinel.

Can a player creating a Jedi Knight choose the Sentinel, Guardian, Sage and Shadow Combat Styles right away at level 1?

Pre-expansion, looks like yes!

Can a BRAND NEW player creating a Jedi Knight choose the Sentinel, Guardian, Sage and Shadow Combat Styles right away at level 1, or are they restricted to traditional combat styles?

Pre-expansion, looks like yes!

Can a FREE-TO-PLAY or PREFERRED player creating a Jedi Knight choose the Sentinel, Guardian, Sage and Shadow Combat Styles right away at level 1, or are they restricted to traditional combat styles?

Pre-expansion, looks like yes!

Can a player creating a Jedi Knight choose the Marauder, Juggernaut, Sorcerer, and Assassin Combat Styles in character creation at level 1?

Pre-expansion, looks like yes if you have achievements, see below.

Combat Styles in 7.0

When can a Sith / Jedi character flip their existing combat style, for example Sentinel to Marauder?

Pre-expansion, after chapter 3 with restrictions, see below.

Combat Styles in 7.0

When can a newly-made character pick up a second Combat Style?

Pre-expansion, we have no idea. It sounds like right away if you have Chapter 3 unlocked for any character. Need to confirm if it needs to be Chapter 3 for that specific character or not. Or by class. Etc. Have someone who does not have a full legacy create a character for a class they haven’t completed yet.

Combat Styles in 7.0

Can an existing character change their existing combat style, example a former Trooper Vanguard change their Vanguard style to Operative?

❄️ No, sadly: For transparency and context for those who are reading the dev tracker only, the choosing your Combat Style for existing characters text being referenced in this thread is from the Separating Story and Gameplay article that was published a while go. There’s been an update to this. We originally planned to allow players to switch their primary combat style with existing characters upon loading up 7.0, unfortunately we discovered some technical hurdles that will prevent us from supporting that. So upon login, existing characters will maintain their existing Advanced Class, which will be converted into their first Combat Style. And eligible players will still be free to choose their second Combat Style.

Combat Styles in 7.0

Can an existing Jedi / Sith character flip their existing combat style, example a former Jedi Knight Sentinel flip Sentinel to Marauder?

Pre-expansion, conflicting info, but I think yes.

Combat Styles in 7.0

When can an existing character choose a second combat style?

Pre-expansion, we have no idea. It sounds like right away if you have Chapter 3 unlocked for any character. Need to confirm if it needs to be Chapter 3 for that specific character or not. Or by class. Etc. Have someone who does not have a full legacy create a character for a class they haven’t completed yet.

Combat Styles in 7.0

How permanent are Combat Styles? Any unlocks/Cartel Items that let you change them?

Pre-expansion, they seem very permanent once chosen, except for the one-time flip option for Jedi/Sith.

Is the ability to pick up a second combat style restricted to only subscribers?

Pre-expansion, looks like yes. No free-to-play/preferred.

If you have a second combat style, what happens if you go to preferred from subscribed (unsubscribe)?

Pre-expansion, they said you keep the one you currently have active when you unsub and temporary lose your second till you re-sub.

How do I change from one of my chosen Combat Styles to the second one and vice versa?

Pre-expansion, no idea.  The PTS seemed to be an easy button.

When can I change from one of my chosen Combat Styles to the second one and vice versa? Is there a timer, or cost? In an instance? In a queue? In combat?

Pre-expansion, no idea. Not in an instance.

When can I change from one Discipline to another? Is there a timer, or cost? In an instance? In a queue? In combat?

Pre-expansion, no idea.

When can I change a choice on my “tree” to a different one? Is there a timer, or cost?  In an instance? In a queue? In combat?

Pre-expansion, no idea.

How can free-to-play or preferred or people without the easy-legacy-unlock changed Disciplines? Is it still from that Rodian in the Combat section of the Fleet?

Pre-expansion, no idea.

How can free-to-play or preferred or people without the easy-legacy-unlock change choices on their “tree”?

Pre-expansion, no idea.

When can I change one Loadout to another? Is there a timer, or cost? In an instance? In a queue? In combat?

Pre-expansion, no idea.

Are loadouts restricted to subscribers?

Pre-expansion, no idea.

What do loadouts actually save?

Pre-expansion: the location of each of your ability on your ability bar, your cosmetic outfit, your equipped gear, your combat style, your discipline, and your ability tree choices. Note, on last PTS, ability slots did not save well between disciplines.

How many sets of gear do I need to keep, for my 2 combat styles / 6 disciplines?

Pre-expansion, unclear. But apparently you need to keep them in your inventory! Not bank or new gear bag. On recent PTS legacy bank open kinda worked!

There are major changes to abilities and combat choices in 7.0???

I’m not even sure what questions to ask yet about this. I plan to cover everything else first then later start digging into class changes. For now, button mash your way to victory. Keep your on on sites like merlynswtor.com and vulkk.com and possibly mmobits.com and Reddit and the official SWTOR forums as people start posting class guides for the new expansion discipline changes!

Will my correct weapon show in cutscenes with the new Combat styles? Example if I choose Commando as my Imperial Agent’s combat style, will I have an Assault Cannon in cutscenes?

pre-expansion, lol, probably not.

Misconceptions

Will I be able to fight like one Combat Style (Advanced Class) but use the weapons of a different one? For example, fight like a Marauder but use a double-bladed lightsaber? Or be a Sentinel with two lightsabers?

❄️ No. You will be restricted to the weapon of your chosen Combat Style.

  • Single Lightsaber: Guardian, Juggernaut
  • Dual Lightsabers: Sentinel, Marauder
  • Double-bladed Lightsaber: Shadow, Assassin
  • Ceremonial Lightsaber, held off to the side: Sage, Sorcerer
  • Dual Blaster Pistols: Gunslinger, Mercenary
  • Single Blaster Pistol: Scoundrel, Powertech
  • Blaster Rifle: Vanguard, Operative
  • Assault Cannon: Commando
  • Sniper Rifle: Sniper

Will I be able to combine my two chosen Combat Styles together, for example use Force Lightning and Force Choke at the same time as a Sorcerer / Marauder?

❄️ No. You can only have one combat style active at a time. You can just swap between them, not combine them.

Will I be able to use some “dark side” and some “light side” abilities at the same time? Example Force Choke and Force Sweep and pick which ones I want?

❄️ No. You can only use the abilities of your current active Combat Style. But you could choose Guardian as your first combat style and then choose Juggernaut as your second, and you could swap between the two, some fights dark-side abilities and other fights light-side abilities – just not at the same time in the same fight.

Can I be a pistol-wielding Jedi?

❄️ No.

Gear

How do I get a basic set of 318 gear? Will I get it by playing the story?

Need to track what I get for gear as I go from 75 to 80.

Conquest Gearing

How many Medals of Commendations do you get from Conquest?

Need to check.

Are Medals of Commendations legacy-bound?

Need to check.

What is the Medals of Commendations cap in your currency list?

Need to check.

Where is the Conquest Gear vendor located?

Need to check.

How much do pieces of gear from the Conquest Gear vendor cost?

Need to check.

What is the lowest item-rating from the Conquest Gear vendor?

Was 318 on the test server.

What is the highest item-rating from the Conquest Gear vendor?

Should be 326 at launch.

Are all Conquest Gear items green? What are they stats/optimization like compared to 318-326 from other methods?

Need to check.

How many Aquatic Resource Matrix do you get from Conquest?

Need to check.

How many Aquatic Resource Matrix do you get from Dailies in Activities tab, from Heroics?

PTS,  for example you can get 40 just from completing the CZ-198 Weekly, and from Heroics, for example completing the Heroics for one planet from the Activity panel gives you 10 Aquatic Resource Matrixes

Are Aquatic Resource Matrix bound, legacy-bound or unbound? GTN?

Need to check.

Conquest Math – how many commendations or conquest cycles would it take to fully upgrade one piece of gear? a full set?

Need to find out exactly how many tiers they are and what each tier costs and if they get more expensive over time etc.

Flashpoints Gearing

What is the lowest item-rating dropped from Flashpoints /upgradeable at the vendor?

Was 320 on the test server.

What is the highest item-rating upgradeable to at the Flashpoint Gear vendor?

Should be 326 at launch.

Where is the Flashpoint Gear vendor located?

Need to check.

How much does it cost to upgrade gear from the Flashpoint Gear vendor?

Need to check.

Are all Flashpoint Gear items green? What are they stats/optimization like compared to 318-326 from other methods?

Need to check.

Can you get anything from Solo flashpoints?

Need to check.

Where can I get Decurion Isotope Stabilizers?

PTS, blue crafting material which drop from Flashpoint bosses, are in the crates from Weekly Flashpoints quests to complete 5 Veteran Flashpoints or 3 Master Mode Flashpoints, and are groupfinder Flashpoint reward

Are Decurion Isotope Stabilizers bound, unbound or legacy-bound? GTN?

Need to check.

Operation Gearing

What is the lowest item-rating dropped from Operations /upgradeable at the vendor?

Was 320 on the test server.

What is the highest item-rating upgradeable to at the Operation Gear vendor?

Should be 326 at launch.

Where is the Operation Gear vendor located?

Need to check.

How much does it cost to upgrade gear from the Operation Gear vendor?

Need to check.

Are all Operation Gear items green? What are they stats/optimization like compared to 318-326 from other methods? What about Tionese, Columi, Rakata?

Need to check. Chris said Rakata should be superior to Columi for stat distrubtion. Chris said VM ops aren’t all blues, they will drop left side purps and right side blues.

Do specific bosses/operations drop specific things, or is it random based on your gear?

Need to listen to community and find out.

Do the Weekly Operation quests drop anything except credits/xp?

Need to check.

Are there featured ops of the day or week?

Need to check.

Do operation requests require you to kill all bosses, or just the last one?

Need to check.

Does group finder give anything except credits/xp?

Need to check.

Where can I get Hazardous Matter Catalyst?

Need to check. PTS, dropped from bosses.

Are Hazardous Matter Catalyst bound, unbound or bound to legacy?

Need to check.

PvP Gearing

How many Thyrsian Production Accelerants (TPAs) do you get from PvP?

Need to check. PTS – Daily: 75 TPA Weekly: 450 TPA, Ranked Solo Daily: 150 TPA, Ranked Solo Weekly: 1,000 TPA, Ranked Group Daily: 300 TPA, Ranked Group Weekly: 2,000 TPA

Do dailies/weeklies still require wins?

Need to check. Seems like yes.

Are Thyrsian Production Accelerants (TPAs) legacy-bound?

Need to check.

What is the Thyrsian Production Accelerants (TPAs) cap in your currency list?

Need to check.

Where is the PvP Gear vendor located?

Need to check.

How much do pieces of gear from the PvP Gear vendor cost?

Need to check. From PTS forums – [NEW] Decurion Requisition Caches are incorrectly named. [NEW] The “Decurion Requisition Cache” will reward Elite Decurion gear. [NEW] The “Elite Decurion Requisition Cache” will reward Supreme Decurion gear.

What is the lowest item-rating from the PvP Gear vendor?

Was 316 on the test server.

What is the highest item-rating from the PvP Gear vendor?

Should be 326 at launch.

Does PvP Gear have accuracy?

Need to check. Might be no. Maybe only on weapon.

Are all PvP Gear items green? What are they stats/optimization like compared to 318-326 from other methods?

Need to check. Chris said you go green -> blue -> purple as you near the mode cap.

GSF?

PTS – GSF Daily: 120 TPA, GSF Weekly: 720 TPA

PvP Math – how many TPAs or dailies/weeklies would it take to fully upgrade one piece of gear? a full set?

Need to find out exactly how many tiers they are and what each tier costs and if they get more expensive over time etc.

Low-Level Gearing

Any changes to drops while doing normal low-level quests and storyline?

Need to check.

Does the right type of stuff drop for your chosen discipline while at a low level?

Need to check.

Do the Supplies moddable vendors still exist?

Need to check.

Itemization

What is itemization /stats like on the non-moddable level 80 gear?

Need to listen in community.

Legendary Items (Set Bonus)

How do you get legendary implants?

Pre-expansion, we don’t know.

When / what level can you get legendary implants?

Pre-expansion, we don’t know.

How do you upgrade legendary implants?

Pre-expansion, we don’t know.

Is there a legendary implants vendor? If so where and what are the costs?

Pre-expansion, we don’t know.

Augments

There’s no new tier of augments, right?

Pre-expansion, there shouldn’t be.

Is there any new ways to get OEM/RPM apart from dropped in Master Mode Operations?

Pre-expansion, there might be! But not sure where/how.

Can you still turn in Tech Frags for OEM / RPM from the datapad in the supplies section of the fleet?

Pre-expansion, Players may notice the Mysterious Datapad Missions “A Surprising Offer” state a trade in amount of 10,000 Tech Fragments on the mission but only require 7,500 Tech Fragments to complete. The 7,500 Tech Fragments value is correct.

Tacticals

Are any 6.0 Tacticals still useable or did any get made fully defunct?

Pre-expansion, about half or more should be defunct.

Are there any new tacticals?

Pre-expansion, don’t know!

Tech Fragments

What can I buy with Tech Fragments?

Pre-expansion, need to check on Fleet.

Where can I get Tech Fragments?

Pre-expansion, need to poke around quests and see on fleet.

Story

How do I start the new story?

Pre-expansion, look for a purple quest on the top right, after you have completed Whispers in the Force. If you are not caught up, here is the SWTOR Solo Story Order guide!

Is there a level requirement to start Legacy of the Sith?

Pre-expansion, probably level 75.

Is the story different Republic/Imperial?

Pre-expansion, it should be.

Is there individual class stories?

Pre-expansion, looks like no sorry.

Is there Saboteur options?

Pre-expansion,I would assume yes but don’t know.

Are there any secrets or special achievements in the new areas of Manaan?

Pre-expansion, probably!

How do I start the new Flashpoint, Ruins of Nul?

Pre-expansion, just follow the new main story line.

Are there any secrets or special achievements in the Ruins of Nul Flashpoint?

Pre-expansion, probably!

Are there any new romances?

Pre-expansion, yes, but we don’t know what! Probably Rivix.

Are there any new companion stories or conversations?

Pre-expansion, none teased except Rivix/Lana/Tau/Arn as part of the story. None anticipated.

Are there any new Datacrons?

Pre-expansion, probably!

How do I start the Manaan daily area?

Pre-expansion, you need to fully complete the Legacy of the Sith story first. They also said it will not be available to after expansion.

What rewards does the Manaan daily area offer? Any Reputation track?

Pre-expansion, no idea.

Can I use a Masters Datacron or Commander’s Token?

Pre-expansion, probably.

Social

Is Social now correctly applied across an entire server, based on your highest Social achievement from before the expansion?

Pre-expansion, should work as intended.

How do you gain social levels now that social points are gone?

Pre-expansion, through the groupfinder, but what are the required values or number of matches etc?

What activities count towards social points?

Pre-expansion, PvP apparently does not count.

Where are the new Social vendors on the Fleet located?

Pre-expansion, don’t know.

Are there any new social rewards?

Pre-expansion, don’t know.

Dark vs Light galactic system is going away, did they change the Dark vs Light area on the Fleet?

Pre-expansion, don’t know.

Galactic Seasons

Did Galactic Seasons Season 2 properly start?

Pre-expansion, it should have! February 15, 2022

What is the end date for Galactic Seasons Seasons 2?

Pre-expansion, can check the math on the Seasons sheet.

What are the ten options for weekly quests for Season 2’s first week?

Pre-expansion, don’t know.

Do these weeklies change each week or stay the same week to week?

Pre-expansion, don’t know.

Are there any Galactic Seasons dailies?

Pre-expansion, there shouldn’t be.

Are there any changes to the way the track works in Season 2?

Pre-expansion, don’t think so. Just the objectives.

What rewards are there for Galactic Seasons Season 2?

Pre-expansion, this might take a while to compile, it’s a list of almost 200 rewards.

Did Conquest change to 100,000 points?

Pre-expansion, it should have from 50,000.

Did Conquest change rewards?

Pre-expansion, I think they are changing but I’m not sure how.

Do conquest individual objective still rewards xp/credits?

Pre-expansion, they seem to be taking this out.

PvP

Here is my info from before the expansion:

While no new PvP maps are being added at the launch of the expansion, all chaos will be unleashed in the PvP scene as the new combat and gearing changes are put to the test. We do have a new tidbit about the PvP revamp coming in 2022 though, and the developers have said, “For those who are already looking ahead to the next season, we have big changes for PvP coming next year in Game Update 7.2. Stay tuned for more details!” So we should be learning more about that after the expansion launch. Since this is the game’s tenth anniversary, it does seem they want to space their big updates out across the anniversary year.

If you are competing in Ranked PvP, be aware that Season 14 is ending on December 14, same day as the expansion launches, so you’ll want to grab your tiers before the expansion. Don’t forget, tokens are no longer season specific. This Season’s reward includes the Unrivaled Guardsman Weapon Set. This new Weapon Set from Season 14 will be offered at a discounted price until the end of the next Ranked Season – so you’ll be able to get it at the discounted price with your rewards granted at the end of Season 14.

What can you change in PvP Q? Role, Discipline, individual tree choices, Combat Style, loadout?

Need to test.

What can you change in an active warzone/arena match? Role, Discipline, individual tree choices, Combat Style, loadout?

Need to test.

How do icons work in pvp?

Need to test.

Game Scaling / Level Scaling

How does the new Game Scaling / Level Scaling / Level Sync system feel at a low level on low level planets?

Need to test.

How does the new Game Scaling / Level Scaling / Level Sync system feel at level 80 on low level planets?

Need to test.

How does the new Game Scaling / Level Scaling / Level Sync system feel at level 80 on high level planets like Onderon?

Need to test.

How does the new Game Scaling / Level Scaling / Level Sync system feel at level 80 on the level 80 Manaan Dailies?

Need to test.

What are Veteran Flashpoints synced to?

Chris said 80…

How does the new Game Scaling / Level Scaling / Level Sync system feel at a low level on Veteran Flashpoints?

Need to test.

How does the new Game Scaling / Level Scaling / Level Sync system feel at level 80 on Veteran Flashpoints?

Need to test.

What are Master Mode Flashpoints synced to?

Chris said 75… strange.

How does the new Game Scaling / Level Scaling / Level Sync system feel at level 80 on Master Flashpoints? What is recommended gear?

Need to test.

What are Operations synced to?

I think it should be 80.

How does the new Game Scaling / Level Scaling / Level Sync system feel at level 80 on easy Story Operations, like Karagga and Eternity Vault? Can you go in with almost no gear/skill still? What is recommended gear?

Need to test.

How does the new Game Scaling / Level Scaling / Level Sync system feel at level 80 on more normal Story Operations, like Terror From Beyond? Can you go in with almost no gear/skill still? What is recommended gear?

Need to test.

How does the new Game Scaling / Level Scaling / Level Sync system feel at level 80 on Veteran Mode Operations? What is recommended gear?

Need to test.

How does the new Game Scaling / Level Scaling / Level Sync system feel at level 80 on Master Mode Operations? What is recommended gear?

Need to test.

Shared Tagging

Is shared tagging working as expected out in the open world?

pre-expansion, on the test server it worked great

Are there any bosses where Shared Tagging will not be used? Nightmare Pilgrim?

pre-expansion, – In some cases it makes more sense to keep tagging rules to the old system where only a group shares credit and looting. Encounters such as Dreadtooth and Ancient Threat will continue to use group tagging rules.

Which world bosses will have multi-faction tagging? Any other encounters?

pre-expansion, dunno.

Alliance Crates Gear

Are the Alliance Crates armors in collections?

They showed up on the test server but no promises it will be in live.

Do the alliance crates armor stored in my character’s bank trigger collections? If not, do I need to put it in inventory, wear it, mail it, to trigger?

I will check this on my character Bittercreek.

Are there any other interesting armors in collections?

They showed up on the test server but no promises it will be in live.

Leveling Armor

How does the new leveling armor look? New skins or reskins?

Need to check.

How does the new leveling armor drop/work?

Need to check.

Outfit Designer

Does the new outfit designer work?

Need to check.

Do weapons work in the outfit designer?

Need to check.

Did we get more outfit designer tabs?

Need to check.



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