Low-Level Gearing Guide

Are you not level 80 yet? Here’s some ways to get gear!

If you are currently in the process of leveling, you should know that you don’t really need to worry about gearing as you are levelling. The only time you should worry about gearing is when you have reached a point where you can not level anymore, or if you reach a point where you are dying a lot. You will naturally pick up gear off the ground as you level and play and complete your class story.

If you are free-to-play or preferred and are stuck at level 60, 65, 70 or 75, you will likely need to find an alternative way to gear, as max-level gearing is no longer focused on those levels. Any guides or videos for gearing up at level 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 or 75 are now out of date and the methods likely no longer exist.

If you have found better methods of gearing at these lower levels, please let me know! I’d love to add them to the guide as it is a difficult topic to research.

Lower than level 60

The best way to get gear at a low level is simply to play and complete quests, as most quests including your Class Story will drop gear for you.

You can buy upgrades for your gear every five levels or so on the Fleet in the Supplies section. You will want to buy a full modifiable set of gear, offhand and mainhand weapon from the Adaptive Vendor, then set a modification in every empty slot of that Adaptive gear. At the time of making this, there are modifications available for sale at level 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30, 34, 38, 42, 48, 52, 56, 60, 65, and 70 if you need them. You can modify moddable gear by CTRL+RIGHT CLICKING the item then dragging the modifications into it. If you are not sure which pieces to buy, get the red-colored ones for easiness sake.

Adaptive Vendor

Level 10-70 Modifications Vendors

Level 60 (Free-to-play Limit)

We have an entire list dedicated to Level 60 gear, as it’s the free-to-play max level. Free-to-Play Gearing Tips

Level 65

I don’t have any specific tips for level 65, but you can always easily get green modifications from the Fleet vendors and put them in Adaptive gear.

Adaptive Vendor

Level 10-70 Modifications Vendors

There are some blue and purple craftable augments available at level 65, though I do not know if they will actually help you in combat due to the way level sync works.

Level 70

Ossus Vendors

If you have Artifact Authorization unlocked (most players do not), you can get Level 70 gear from a vendor on Ossus for Credits.

Level 70 Modifications Vendor

Level 70 modifications from the Supplies section of the fleet are green-bordered and cost 11,000 credits per modification, you’ll need to mod your own set

Adaptive Vendor

If you use the level 70 modifications you will need to pick up a set of moddable gear, here’s where to get an easy set.

There are some purple Traitor Among the Chiss augments available at level 70, though I do not know if they will actually help you in combat due to the way level sync works. They are purple so they may require Artifact Authorization.

Level 75

Spoils of War

The Spoils of War Vendor in Supplies section of Fleet for Level 75 gear, it costs 325-450 Tech Fragments per piece, gold-bordered so they may require Artifact Authorization.

Tacticals

Can equip Tacticals at level 75, gold-bordered so they may require Artifact Authorization.

Vendors on Ossus for cheap and easy level 70 gear for credits, though these are purple and gold so they may require Artifact Authorization

Level 70 Modifications Vendor

Level 70 modifications from the Supplies section of the fleet are green-bordered and shouldn’t require Artifact Authorization and cost 11,000 credits per modification, you’ll need to mod your own set

 

There are some blue level 73 and purple level 75 craftable augments available for level 75 players, though I do not know if they will actually help you in combat due to the way level sync works.

Level 80

The current max-level in 2022 is level 80. All current gearing methods are focused on gearing for level 80. Here are some guides for gearing up at max-level!

SWTOR Level 80 Gearing Guide

Level 80 Solo Gearing in SWTOR 7.1

How to Get Mods in 7.1

Legendary Implants

Tactical Items Guide in SWTOR

SWTOR Augments Guide

 


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