Social Ranks and Rewards Guide

Social Rank is a special system you progress when doing activities with other players in Star Wars: The Old Republic. As you gain social ranks, you’ll be able to access new rewards at every level. In this guide, I’ll be going over the new way to acquire these ranks, and the cool armors, mounts and other items you can get as you progress on the social track! Updated for 7.0!

How to Gain Social Ranks

Social Ranks used to be gained via “Social Points” earned by doing cutscene conversations with other players in them. This is no longer the case as of 7.0, and to progress in ranks you must now complete activities via the group finder. To reach the group finder window, press the “three little people” icon on your mini-map:

There are multiple types of activities that can be done to earn you progress in your Social Rank – but keep in mind in order to receive credit for doing the activity, you must have joined the queue with ALL possible options selected for the activity with no options filtered out (make sure it says 28/28 or 9/9 on the right hand side of the activity) the four options are as follows:

  • Story Operations – unfortunately this will most likely not be the way you earn your social ranks, as most players do not use the Group Finder to find Operations groups. Sometimes a group will form through chat and then queue up as a group of 7 plus a group of 1 solo player to intentionally get the Group Finder bonus, but this would not count towards the social achievements as most options will be filtered out. Skip trying to use Story Operations.
  • Veteran Uprisings – Uprisings are a lot like Flashpoints but can be slightly more mechanically intensive for the benefit of being faster – this will be the best option for those with a full group of 4 friends! But without a full group of four it may take awhile to get a queue to complete.
  • Veteran Flashpoints – Flashpoints are now the standard way to accrue social rank for those looking to queue up alone. Veteran Flashpoints can be quite easy (no healers or tanks required) and thankfully this is the activity that people queue for the most, typically to level up characters. If you do not have a full group of 4 friends to gain social points with, you will most likely use this.
  • Master Flashpoints – Master Flashpoints are by far the toughest content that is usable for Social Rank, takes quite a bit of time even with a geared max level character, and the queue does not resolve as quickly as a Veteran Flashpoint does. Unless you are also trying to get Supreme Decurion Gear at the same time, this would be very inefficient for social ranks.

Tracking your Social Rank

Social Rank is now awarded via Achievements, you can find your achievement progress by Pressing Y by default, then scrolling down to Achievements > Legacy > Advancement > Group Finder.

Social Ranks are legacy-wide, not per-character, and are directly tied to your achievements, which you can unlock by completing a certain number of group finder activities for each rank. You’ll need to run a total of 100 group finder activities to reach Social X!

  • Social I Friendly: 1 Group Activity
  • Social II Outgoing: 5 Group Activities
  • Social III Coordinator: 10 Group Activities
  • Social IV Party Planner: 15 Group Activities
  • Social V Guide: 25 Group Activities
  • Social VI Chatterbox: 35 Group Activities
  • Social VII Extrovert: 50 Group Activities
  • Social VII Charismatic: 65 Group Activities
  • Social IX Leader: 80 Group Activities
  • Social X Big Time: 100 Group Activities

If you had Social X unlocked before update 7.0, you will not need to run any group activities and will still have it unlocked.

Social Vendor

The Social Vendor who sells Social Rewards is located in the center of the Republic or Imperial Fleet, near the cantina in the lower section of the ring. This vendor on the Fleet will carry all the Social items in the game, but you’ll only be able to see the ones you’ve unlocked so far – the ones you are too low of a social level to use will be hidden. The Republic Social Vendor is named C9-40, and the Imperial Social Vendor is named “The Party” Krallo, and you can use the maps below to find them.

Previously, the Social Vendors were only available on specific planets. Those vendors are still available, but the vendor on the Fleet has all the social reward items combined.

Social Ranks

# Rank / Achievement Activities Required Title Reward
0 None None None None
I Friendly 1 Friendly Charactername
  • Purchase Sparkle Powder (Blue)
  • Purchase Elegant Armor Set
  • Purchase Formal Armor Set
II Outgoing 5 Charactername The Outgoing
  • Purchase Slave Girl Armor Set
  • Purchase Balmorran Armor Set
  • Companion Dance Ability
III Coordinator 10 Charactername The Coordinator
  • 20 Cartel Coins
  • Purchase Sand People Armor Set
  • Purchase Ulgo Noble Armor Set
IV Party Time 15 Party Time Charactername
  • Purchase Death Claw Armor Set
  • Purchase Hutt Cartel Armor Set
  • Purchase Hailstorm Brotherhood Armor Set
  • Tech Emotes
V Guide 25 Charactername The Guide
  • 20 Cartel Coins
  • Purchase Party Instigator
  • Purchase Orlean Rebel
  • Purchase Prisoner Armor Set
  • Purchase Voss Mystic Armor Set
VI Chatterbox 35 Chatterbox Charactername
  • Purchase CorSec Armor Set
  • Tool Emotes
VII Extrovert 50  Charactername The Extrovert
  • Purchase Orlean Flurry
  • Purchase The Czerka Eye
VIII Charismatic 65 Charactername The Charismatic
IX Leader 80 Charactername The Leader
X Big Time 100 Big Time Charactername
  • 20 Cartel Coins
  • Purchase Galactic Party Bomb
  • Double Lasers Emote

Social Emotes

Social unlocks can only be unlocked and used by players who have reached the correct social level.

in the Global Unlocks > Other > Social section

Image Emote Social Rank Unlock Description
Companion Dance Social II Companion Dance Companion is an ability you can use whenever your companion is out
Datapad Social IV Tech Emotes /datapad, your character pulls out a yellow datapad and taps on it
Holocom Social IV Tech Emotes /holocom, your character pulls out a round communication device with a random holo of a man, a ship, or a planet
Map Social IV Tech Emotes /map, your character pulls out a digital map and looks at it
Scan Red Social VI Tool Emotes /scanred, you select another player or NPC and scan them
Scan Green Social VI Tool Emotes /scangreen, you select another player or NPC and scan them
Binoculars Social VI Tool Emotes /binoculars, you pull out some binoculars and look towards the horizon
Weld Social VI Tool Emotes /weld, you pose as if welding something
Double Lasers Social X Double Lasers /doublelasers, like fingers guns but with lasers coming out of your fingers

Social Items

Social unlocks can only be unlocked and used by players who have reached the correct social level.

Image Item Social Rank Planet Description
Sparkle Powder (Blue) Social I Starter Planet, Capital Planet, Balmorra A one-use item where you can target yourself or another player and sprinkle them with fire-work like blue sparkles.
Republic / Imperial Targeting Device None Starter Planet, Capital Planet Allows you to click an enemy, then click your Targeting Device item, which will place a small targeting symbol on the enemy. It’s not very visible.
Republic Social Badge Capital Planet For the Social Points quest from the Fleet, does not have any other use.
Party Instigator Social V Balmorra Causes your character and characters around you to start dancing and creates a mini party with neon lights and signs.
Orlean Rebel Social V Tatooine, Alderaan Speeder
Orlean Flurry Social VII Belsavis, Hoth Speeder, costs 25,000 Credits
The Czerka Eye Social VII Belsavis, Hoth Pet, costs 25,000 Credits
Galactic Party Bomb Social X Corellia Allows you to throw a party bomb in a location of your choosing, which causes all characters within its radius to dance, a disco ball to float in the air, confetti to rain down and strobe lights to flash. Costs 100,000 Credits. Using one also gives you the Galactic Party Bomb achievement which is worth 5 achievement points.

Social Armors

Social armors can only be worn by players who have reached the correct social level. They’re fairly inexpensive, and the vendor that sells them can usually be found in the cantina nearest to where you load in to the planet.


 Armor Set  Armor Set
Elegant Armor Set Social Level I, Coruscant / Dromund Kaas, female characters only


 Armor Set  Armor Set
Formal Armor Set Social Level I, Coruscant / Dromund Kaas, male characters only

Slave Girl

 Armor Set  Armor Set
Slave Girl Armor Set Social Level II, Nar Shaddaa, female characters only

Balmorran Resistance

 Armor Set  Armor Set
Balmorran Resistance Armor Set Social Level II, Balmorra

Sand People

 Armor Set  Armor Set
Sand People Armor Set Social Level III, Tatooine

Ulgo Noble

 Armor Set  Armor Set
Ulgo Noble Armor Set Social Level III, Alderaan

Death Claw

 Armor Set  Armor Set
Death Claw Armor Set Social Level IV, Taris

Hutt Cartel

 Armor Set  Armor Set
Hutt Cartel Armor Set Social Level IV, Quesh

Hailstorm Brotherhood

 Armor Set  Armor Set
Hailstorm Brotherhood Armor Set Social Level IV, Hoth


 Armor Set  Armor Set
Prisoner Armor Set Social Level V, Belsavis

Voss Mystic

 Armor Set  Armor Set
Voss Mystic Armor Set Social Level V, Voss


 Armor Set  Armor Set
CorSec Armor Set Social Level VI, Corellia

Thanks Zahk for helping update this guide for 7.0!