Sith Inquisitor

The history of the Sith Empire is fraught with scheming politics and dark secrets—the lifeblood of the Sith Inquisitor. Treachery hides around every corner in the Empire’s dark corridors, and survival depends on an individual’s natural cunning and the will to manipulate and defeat their enemies and allies alike. The Inquisitor experiments with forbidden powers to not only survive in this cutthroat environment, but to excel and seize authority.

Regardless of potential, few acolytes succeed in facing the rigorous trials to become Sith Inquisitors. Only the most determined acolytes attain such an achievement, but these Sith are often the ones to watch. Due to their manipulative genius, Inquisitors are skilled at exploiting both their enemies and their allies to further their own personal agendas. Channeling this Force energy, Inquisitors are capable of draining the life from their enemies and using it to feed themselves and their allies.

To reach the highest echelons of power, the Inquisitor needs more than Force Lightning and a razor-sharp mind. The most formidable Inquisitors dare to explore unorthodox practices by investigating the enigmas of the past and by unlocking new powers for themselves. The Force is a source of unlimited potential – a wellspring Inquisitors tap and bend to their will. Such intensity allows Sith Inquisitors to become architects of the Empire’s future… or simply the architects of their own destruction.

Sith Inquisitor Combat

Whether facing a traitorous fellow Sith or a crowd of Republic soldiers, Inquisitors fight with unlimited fury to create a storm of destruction. Expertise in conducting Force energies further allows Inquisitors to draw upon the life essence of themselves and others. They can channel this energy to bolster their powers, harm their foes, and even reinvigorate their allies. Often wielding a double-bladed Lightsaber, Inquisitors use quick, guileful, and lethal maneuvers to strike their enemies down with astonishing speed.

Before the 7.0 Expansion
⚠️ The 7.0 Legacy of the Sith expansion, now set to launch on February 15, 2022, will be bringing many changes to the game, including more Combat Style and Discipline options for each class. Before the expansion launches, you will only be able to choose from TWO combat styles presented to you during character creation – and this choice is permanent, you can not flip, change, or add another combat style to your character.

For the Sith Inquisitor class (which will be called your Origin Story in the expansion), you will be able to choose from the Assassin and Sorcerer, and their respective disciplines.  You can use the guide below to choose between those two, but much of the other combat-related info is for after the expansion! Your disciplines are not permanent, and you can switch between all three for your chosen combat style (aka Advanced Class).

Combat Styles

When creating a Sith Inquisitor, you will have the ability to choose between four Combat Styles: Juggernaut, Marauder, Sorcerer and Assassinwho all fight with Lightsabers and the dark-side of the Force, but who each have very different ways of approaching combat. Your Combat Style choice is a permanent choice, so choose wisely.

   

Later in the story, if you make light-sided decisions and your character has turned towards the Light Side by moving their character Alignment bar into the Light, you will have the option to flip your chosen Combat Style to it’s light-sided counterpart, the Guardian, Sentinel, Sage and Shadow, while remaining a Sith Inquisitor. This choice to flip happens after you reach Chapter 3 of your Sith Inquisitor origin story. If you are an experienced player and have already earned the Light V achievement on any of your characters on your server, instead, you can create a Sith Inquisitor with a light-side Combat Style immediately during character creation, but you will not have the option to flip your character later.

(If you are a returning player and already have a Sith Inquisitor created but you haven’t logged into them since the Legacy of the Sith expansion came out, the first time you log into your Sith Inquisitor, if their alignment is even 1 Light Side point away from 0, you’ll be given the option to flip your current combat style.)

   

In addition, when you complete Chapter 3 of the Sith Inquisitor Origin Story, subscribers will be able to pick up a second Combat Style. This second Combat Style choice is permanent, but you will be able to swap between your first and second choice while playing. You will be able to choose from Juggernaut, Marauder, Sorcerer and Assassin. If you have also earned the Dark V achievement on any of your characters on your server, you will be able to choose from the light-sided Combat Styles as well, and the Guardian, Sentinel, Sage and Shadow will be added to the list you can choose from for your second Combat Style.

If you are an experienced player and have already completed Chapter 3 of the Sith Inquisitor Origin Story on any of your Sith Inquisitor characters on your server, subscribers will be able to choose your second Combat Style immediately after your create your character, and you won’t have to wait to complete your Origin Story to pick up your second style.

Disciplines

Once you have chosen your Sith Inquisitor’s Combat Style and finished creating your character, you can then choose your Discipline. Your Discipline is your specialized way of fighting, and each Combat Style has three options to choose from. Your Discipline is not a permanent choice, and you can easily switch between the three discipline options tied to your Combat Style. If you are a subscriber who has a second Combat Style chosen, you’ll have six total Disciplines you can choose from at any given time.

The Sith Inquisitor has the same Combat Style options (mirrored) as the Jedi Knight. Please see the in-progress Jedi Knight guide for now!

Sith Inquisitor Story

The Sith Inquisitor storyline focuses on the Sith Inquisitor’s rise to power, as they claw their way up through the Sith Academy as an acolyte, constantly in danger from other students, Sith, and even their own Master. The Sith Inquisitor story digs deeply in to the dark side of the Force and the mysteries it holds.

Anyone that is starting the Sith Inquisitor storyline can expect to experience a very mystical dark side story that focuses quite heavily on the Sith character’s rise to power both politically and in the Force. Highlighted storybeats include creating your own cult as a power base and reckless use of ancient artifacts and spirits to augment your own power. Much like the difference between Jedi Knight and Consular, the Inquisitor story has a deeper look into the actual use of the Force than the Warrior storyline does, which is more physical-action oriented. With the Dark vs. Light morality system in SWTOR, the Sith stories can be very different for each player depending on the choices they make, perhaps more so than other stories, given the nature of a light side Sith in the Empire. Whether you try to change the Empire from the inside as a light sided Sith, or simply zap every NPC in sight with lightning, the Sith Inquisitor story is a great storyline for anyone looking to rise up in the ranks of the Sith and learn terrifying ancient force techniques. If the Sith Warrior Story feels like Darth Vader, players can expect the Sith Inquisitor story to feel more like Darth Sidious.

Finding and following the Sith Inquisitor story is easy – just follow the purple quests after you create your character. In addition to your class quest, there are thousands of other quests and storylines that are optional to complete. You can learn more about these quests in the Story Order Guide.

Species

The Sith Inquisitor origin story is normally restricted to Humans, Cyborgs and red Zabraks for free-to-play players, and Sith Purebloods, Twi’lek, Rattataki, Humans, Cyborgs and red Zabraks for subscribers. However, all species can be unlocked for all classes through various different methods, so if you want to play a different species, you can make it happen. Learn more about unlocking species.

SpeciesSpecies NameFree-to-PlaySubscribedUnlocks
Human Yes Yes Automatically unlocked
Cyborg Yes Yes Automatically unlocked
Zabrak (Red) Yes Yes Can be unlocked
Sith Pureblood No Yes Can be unlocked
Twi'lek No Yes Can be unlocked
Rattataki No Yes Can be unlocked
Zabrak (Neutral) No No Can be unlocked
Miraluka No No Can be unlocked
Mirialan No No Can be unlocked
Chiss No No Can be unlocked
Nautolan No No Can be unlocked
Togruta No No Can be unlocked
Cathar No No Can be unlocked

Light-Side Sith Inquisitor

As you play the Sith Inquisitor story and other stories in the game, you’ll have the option to make Light or Dark decisions during cutscenes. For example, you find an Imperial Agent has gone against orders to protect their family… do you punish them for disobeying orders, or do you keep quiet and let them put their family over the good of the Empire?  The first option might earn you Dark Side points, while the second will earn you Light Side points. Your alignment, or how dark or light you are, can be easily seen on your character sheet.

If you are a new player, after you complete Chapter 3, you will have an important decision to make if your alignment has strayed towards the Light Side. You will have the option to flip your chosen Combat Style to it’s light-sided counterpart, the Guardian, Sentinel, Sage and Shadow, while remaining a Sith Inquisitor, or of course you can deny the change and stick with your original Combat Style.

 

Experienced players who have already earned the Light V achievement will not see this option pop up, but instead can pick a light-sided Combat Style as a Sith Inquisitor when they are first creating a character at level 1.

(If you are a returning player and already have a Sith Inquisitor created but you haven’t logged into them since the Legacy of the Sith expansion came out, the first time you log into your Sith Inquisitor, if their alignment is even 1 Light Side point away from 0, you’ll be given the option to flip your current combat style.)

In addition, subscribers can add a second Combat Style to their characters. If you are a new player on a light-aligned Sith and chose to do the flip, in addition to the four light-sided Combat styles you could normally choose from for your second Combat Style, you’ll have access to all eight Force-user Combat Styles, including the four dark-side Combat Styles. If you are an experienced player who has the Light V achievement, you’ll also have all eight options available when you choose your second Combat Style. This means you could have two dark-sided Combat Styles, one light-side and one dark-side Combat Style, or even two light-side Combat Styles available on your Sith Inquisitor.

While your individual decisions in cutscenes can highly impact your story and how other characters will treat you, your Combat Style is more of a cosmetic choice, and no Sith will look funny at you even if you’re using Force Healing or other light-sided powers on the Sith homeworld of Korriban.

Armor & Weapons

The Sith Inquisitor’s fluid combat style requires very flexible armor and the Sith Inquisitor is rarely seen wearing plated armor, with each set custom tailored for each Warrior’s particular style. However, the player can use the Outfit Designer system to wear whatever armor they want – they are not confined to the traditional Consular styles. While high-level Sith Inquisitors will need to focus on specific types of armor to be effective with their Combat Class, they can have the appearance of any armor they choose using the Outfitter system.

Each Sith Inquisitor Combat Style focuses on wielding a different type of lightsaber style, and your Sith Inquisitor’s weapon will be restricted to the weapon of that Combat Style. The Sith Inquisitor’s first lightsaber will be earned at the conclusion of their story on Korriban, the Sith homeworld, but there are many lightsabers available in the game.

Sith Inquisitor Companions

The Sith Inquisitor will receive five unique companions as they play their Origin Story, who can accompany them in the story or in to combat. Later in the story, you can recruit additional companions to your cause. There are many romance options available, including with some of Origin Story companions.

🛑 Story Spoilers Ahead!

 

Khem Val

Centuries ago, Khem Val was the proud servant of Tulak Hord, one of the greatest Dark Lords of the Sith to ever live. His people, the Dashade, thrived. A powerful species of Force-resistant killers, they drew strength from feeding on Jedi and Sith alike. Khem Val was called Shadow Killer and Devourer. As his master conquered, he feasted, and the unusual bond between the Sith Lord and the Shadow Killer grew stronger.

But that was centuries ago. The Dashade have all but disappeared from the galaxy, and the details of Khem Val’s legend have faded to formless, creeping fear. Deep in the tomb of Naga Sadow on Korriban, Khem Val sleeps, suspended in a stasis field guarded by crackling electric energy. No one knows how he got there, or how to wake him. Even the greatest Sith Lords do not dare try. For when he wakes, he is sure to be hungry….

 

Andronikos Revel

At one time Andronikos Revel was considered to be a rising star in the Republic navy. An upstanding officer, Revel served with honor and distinction, quickly rising to the rank of Captain becoming one of the youngest Republic officers to command a starship. But Andronikos Revel’s military career would be short-lived.

After being led into an Imperial ambush, Revel turned his back on the Republic and slipped into a life of piracy. Andronikos would spend the next several years terrorizing both the Republic and Empire, and quickly gained notoriety for his both exceptional piloting skills and his ruthlessness in executing those whose ships were captured. Eventually Revel’s brashness would catch up to him. After a raid on a ship carrying valuable Imperial artifacts, Revel and his crew were hunted by the Empire. To stop the Imperial hunt, and to keep the artifacts for themselves, Revel’s crew mutinied and left him to his Imperial captors.

Revel sat in an Imperial prison for a year, swearing to take his revenge on his former crew. Now free from Imperial custody, Andronikos Revel will stop at nothing to hunt down those who turned on him and make them pay.

 

 

Ashara Zavros

Intelligent and eager to prove herself, the Jedi Padawan Ashara Zavros is the latest in a long and storied family lineage of Force-adepts. Throughout her childhood Ashara heard stories of her ancestors’ adventures. These tales were an inspiration to her, and Ashara devoted herself to the study of the Force and the Jedi Code, determined to be among the greatest Jedi that the Order had ever seen.

Her knowledge of the Jedi Code, along with her prowess with a lightsaber and command of the Force, quickly catapulted Ashara to be among the top pupils. But while she was undoubtedly gifted, Ashara was also headstrong and proud. This pride can often lead to insecurity, and Ashara is quick to frustration and will sometimes question her abilities in the face of adversity. But even in the face of the most difficult obstacles, a steadfast devotion to the Jedi Code has kept Ashara on the path of light.

Now Ashara continues her training under the tutelage of Masters Ocera and Ryen, each of whom believe that one must travel across the galaxy and gain firsthand experience in order to truly understand the Force and both the burden and the gift that it represents.

 

Tallos Drellik

The Drellik lineage has produced numerous decorated soldiers throughout the Empire’s history. Talos Drellik was not one of them. While Drellik was far from incompetent as a soldier, his heart was never committed to serving the Empire on the battlefield.

When he was a youth, he would hear the tales of his family’s many conquests and heroic deeds. Though he was proud of his family’s history defending the Empire, Talos found himself more interested in the history of the Sith and the Empire that was once theirs. He would spend days in seclusion, studying the ancient history of the Empire, from the first humans to discover Korriban to the war between Naga Sadow and Ludo Kressh.

Rather than serve the Empire on the battlefield as his forefathers had, Talos followed his passion for Imperial history and enlisted with the Imperial Reclamation Service. Before long, he was in charge of one of the most esteemed archaeological teams in the service, but his meticulousness and caution with the artifacts that were uncovered were seen as drawbacks by his superiors.

Talos is driven by a deep-seeded need for knowledge, and to understand the history of the artifacts that he uncovers. He’s willing to go to great lengths to make discoveries and learn the lost knowledge of the Empire’s past.

 

 

Xalek

A man of few words and swift action, Xalek has come to be one of the most promising and dangerous Acolytes of the Sith. Born on the Kaleesh homeworld, Xalek was raised in the traditional Kalee manner, coming to believe that war was an important part of Kaleesh culture, and valued honor above all else.

During a battle along the coastline of the Jenuwaa Sea, Xalek was captured by the Sith. But before he could be sent off to one of the Sith Empire’s many labor camps, it was discovered that Xalek possessed a strong connection to the Force. Knowing that he could be turned into a powerful Sith, Xalek was sent to the Sith Academy on Korriban to undergo training.

Xalek was eager to prove himself, and bided his time while at the academy. One-by-one, Xalek’s rivals would fall by the wayside, either through accident or through failing the trials. Now Xalek stands among the elite Acolytes, ready to strike down his enemies and prove himself worthy.