SWTOR Level 80 Gearing Guide

Gearing up at level 80 in Star Wars: The Old Republic is entirely focused about what type of content you want to run – and what type of content you are skilled enough to run. In this guide we’ll be going over what types of content you can do to get level 80 gear, what gearing paths exist, and some general tips about how the system works.

Updated for 7.1!

The video guides are still mostly up to date except they use the wrong names of the currency at level 80 – the currency names have changed to better reflect where you get them from, but act the same. You an now also upgrade your gear all the way to 330. The videos do not include the 7.1 info for higher-end players and does not include the awesome solo gearing path for adventurous players from 7.1.

Simple video explanation (4 minutes):

Full gear explanation (27 minutes):

What’s the Best Gear?

The main thing to know about the level 80 gearing system is that the best gear in the game is locked behind the hardest types of content in the game – so rather than shooting for the best gear in the entire game, you should be aiming to get the best type of gear you can get with how you like to play. For example, if you don’t plan to run or are not skilled enough to run the hardest group content in the game, you won’t be able to earn the best gear in the game… but you also don’t need it, so you shouldn’t be worrying about trying to earn it.

The gear is split up in two different ways – by item-rating, and by color quality – if you have two items that are the same item-rating, but one is green and one is blue, the blue item will have a better distribution of its stats, which makes it the better item to equip. For example, if you have a green piece of damage gear and a purple piece of damage gear with the same item-rating – the green item will put more of its stats into endurance, but since you are a damage player you want to hit harder, not have more health.

As of update 7,1, the gearing system starts at item-rating 316, and has a max of item-rating 340. If you are a pure solo player, who does not plan on playing any group Flashpoints, Operations or PvP, the best gear you can get is green with a 330 item-rating, through the Conquest path. With a little cleverness, you can even get to 330 blues and 334 Gold Implants, which is the same as what you can get if you play Flashpoints. If you’re gunning for purple gear, you’ll need to run Master Mode operations. If you want to get into the 332-340 range, you will need to be highly skilled and play the new R-4 Anomaly Operation. Lastly, if you are playing PvP or Galactic Starfighter, you can make your way up to 328 purple gear.

With that said, especially in the earlier item-ratings, you can use the easier tracks to help you gear up through the harder tracks, as all the group activity track gear boxes will give you upgrades based on your currently equipped gear. So you could go pick up a set of 320 conquest gear fairly easily, and that will help you skip the first few tiers of the Flashpoint track, Operations track, and PvP track, as you are working up towards the higher tiers of gear specifically from those tracks that has a better item-rating and color quality. However, to upgrade gear directly, you will need gear and currency from that specific path – you can’t directly upgrade gear from one path at another’s vendor. What exact path you want to follow is up to you, as it depends 0n what type of content you like to play, and whether you like to play multiple types of content or just one type.

Basic Level 80 Gearing Guide

Update 7.0.2!

  1. As soon as you hit level 80, immediately pick up the Legendary Implants quest and work on completing it
  2. At level 80, complete personal Conquest and earn 200 Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations
  3. Use your Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations to buy a full set of basic green 320 Conquest gear, no matter what gearing path you want to take
  4. Earn 2,000 Tech Fragments Tech Fragments and 1 million credits to purchase your first recommended Tactical
  5. Earn 6,500 Tech Fragments Tech Fragments, 100 Conquest Commendation Medals of Commendation, Daily Resource Matrix 20 Daily Resource Matrixes and 25,000 Credits to get your first recommended Legendary Implant
  6. Earn another 6,500 Tech Fragments Tech Fragments, 100 Conquest Commendation Medals of Commendation, Daily Resource Matrix 20 Daily Resource Matrixes and 25,000 Credits to get your second recommended Legendary Implant
  7. Continue earning Tech Fragments Tech Fragments to upgrade your Legendary Implants over time
  8. Work on unlocking the Hyde & Zeek mod vendors and get yourself a set of gear there, no matter if you are playing solo, Operations or PvP
  9. Most boxes from the weeklies of all types give a guaranteed upgrade based on your lowest item-rating slot

Hardcore Gearing Tip

As of update 7.1, more players than ever have access to high-end gear.

330 Gear

  • Both casual players and players gearing up for the hardest content in the game will first want to unlock the Hyde & Zeek mod vendors. Casual players will work on unlocking the 330 blue mods, but hardcore players will want to unlock a the 330 purple enhancements as well, and those two unlocks combined will allow you to create gear that’s the equivalent of the purple gear you can get from Master Mode operations. So hardcore players will want to work on acquiring a single 330 purple piece and a single 330 blue piece to destroy to unlock the Hyde & Zeek modifications. The “330 purple gear” is the hard part to get.
  • Purple gear can come from Master Mode Operation bosses, or as a “lucky” drop from Veteran Mode Operations. You can “force” a purple piece to drop in a Veteran Operation by wearing a low-level earpiece (example a level 75 earpiece from the vendor on Ossus) instead of a level 80 one while in the operation.
  • The bosses in Master Mode operations drop a piece of gear “equal” to what you currently have (not better). The minimum they will drop is a piece 320 purple Rakata gear. If every piece you had one was say 328, the bosses would drop a 328 piece for you.
  • A fast way players have found to pick up pieces of that purple Rakata gear is from running the first boss of Master Mode Dread Fortress, Nefra. These runs are less common in 7,1, but players are still running them. She can drop that purple Rakata gear, even if all you have on is some 320 blue gear. Players with Master Mode skill should be able to do this fight in augmented 306s or 320 blues from Flashpoints, though it’s not a cake walk. If you do go in with 326 gear however, Nefra can drop 326 purple Rakata gear for you, which you can upgrade, skipping over the 320->322->324->326 process for upgrading that piece. You can fight Nefra once per week per character.
  • Once you manage to get a purple piece, you can work on upgrading it from 320 all the way up to 330 paying currency you get from operations and deconstructing leftover operation gear to OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalyst.
  • If you manage to get Hyde & Zeek’s mods unlocked, you’ll have a pretty great set of 330 gear, and will just have to work on getting your 334 Legendary Implants, and a 330 earpiece, and two 330 relics.

340 Gear & Veteran Mode R-4 Anomaly

  • The 7.1 update introduced a new operation Called R-4 Anomaly, which is where you get the new “best gear in the game”. It is quite hard though so casual players should avoid R4 until they are fully prepared.
  • The story mode drops nothing of interest for high-end gearing, unless you need a blue piece to unlock Hyde & Zeek.
  • The Veteran mode drops the best gear in the game. Each boss drops two purple 340 tokens randomly, and each boss has specific slots it drops (head, legs, etc.) In addition, each boss will drop a blue token for each player in the group, which can be used to buy 332 blue gear, which can be upgraded over time to 340 blue gear, which I assume you are meant to use until you can get lucky and get your 340 purple item for that slot.
  • Implants are the only exception, you will want to work on 334 Legendary Implants just like all other players.

Legendary Implants

All players, as soon as they hit level 80, will want to pick up the Legendary Implants quest!

Legendary Implants

Conquest (Solo)

If you are a solo player, and you do not want to play with others at all, you will only have the Conquest gearing path available to you when it comes to gearing up your characters at level 80. For players who are seeking to gear up for group content, gearing up to the final phase of the Conquest gearing path can also give you a leg up on the other gearing paths like PvP or Master Mode Flashpoints or harder Operation modes.

320 Green Conquest Gear

The first set of gear you can buy from the Conquest vendor is green item-rating 320 gear. To get a full starter set of Conquest gear, you’ll need exactly 200 Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations and a little over 250,000 credits.

Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations are a type of currency which can be earned through a variety of ways, but the main way is by completing Conquest each week. When you complete Conquest by completing activities of your choice listed in the Objectives area of the Conquest panel, then you’ll get 200 of the Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations currency as a reward for earning 100,000 conquest points on your character. You can do this on up to five characters a week, for a total of 1,000 Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations per week, so getting this currency is pretty easy. You can see how many Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations you have by clicking the Currency tab at the top of your inventory.

322-326 Green Conquest Gear

After you get your first set of Conquest gear, you can upgrade it piece-by-piece at the Conquest gear Upgrades vendor. Upgrading beyond 320 green conquest gear is a lot more expensive that purchase your first set, as each upgrade will cost you the original gear piece, 15-25 Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations, even more credits, and the hardest part, 60 Daily Resource Matrix Daily Resource Matrix.

Daily Resource Matrix Daily Resource Matrix are a different type of currency that you can earn mainly through running Dailies, Heroics, and you can also get a few through Uprisings, PvP, and World Bosses. You can get 25 Daily Resource Matrix Daily Resource Matrix from a daily area plus about 15 from each individual daily quest… so you’ll need to run a full daily area multiple times just to be able to save up enough Daily Resource Matrix Daily Resource Matrix to upgrade a single piece of gear. You can also keep upgrading your green conquest gear from 320, to 322, to 324 and finally to 326, but the numbers of Daily Resource Matrix Daily Resource Matrix you will need goes up each time – the first upgrade costs 60, then 70, then 80 per piece. If you were to gear through this track, it would cost you a total of a little under 3,000 Daily Resource Matrix Daily Resource Matrix, or about 75 planets worth of daily planets!

Once you’ve reach 330 Green Conquest gear, if you don’t plan on doing group content, you’ve reached the end of the track until the next update to gear in the game!

330 Blue Gear

NEW UPDATE 7.1! Adventurous solo players may want to try out an alternate route, which involves tackling some group content solo, to unlock some of the best gear in the game over time. Level 80 Solo Gearing Guide

Level 80 Solo Gearing in SWTOR 7.1

Deconstructing Gear

As a solo player, you might wind up with extra gear you don’t need as you play, especially if you are running Heroics or Dailies. Once you’ve figured out which pieces you want to upgrade all the way up to 326, and which pieces you want to save or not save for your other characters, the rest of the gear is considered leftovers and you can deconstruct it to get more currencies. To deconstruct something, have it in your inventory, then click the “broken lightsaber” in on the top left of your inventory, then right-click the item you want to deconstruct. After deconstructing, make sure to click the Collect Materials button. Each type of gear will give you a different reward for deconstructing it – some of the rewards will be currency in your Currency tab, some will be Materials that go in your Materials tab, and occasionally you might get items that wind up in your inventory.

Deconstructing solo gear yields…

  • Green Decurion Gear from the Story = 3-6 Tech Frags, 3 Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations
  • Green Noble Decurion from Conquest = 3-6 Tech Frags, 3 Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations

If you had extra Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations and had credits to spare, you could buy Noble Decurion gear from the vendor and deconstruct it for 3 Tech Frags… but I haven’t found much other use for leftover Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations.

Do not sell your green gear to vendors to earn credits. Deconstruct it instead! You will get almost 10x the value if you save up your Tech Fragments Tech Fragments to complete the Tech Fragments Tech Fragments quest and sell the material compared to selling your leftover gear directly to the vendor.

Flashpoints

The Flashpoint gear track works a bit different. Instead of earning a type of currency and then purchasing your first piece of gear, then upgrading it, you instead get your gear directly from Flashpoint bosses or Flashpoint quest boxes. This is why when you visit the Flashpoint Gear Upgrades vendor for the first time, they may not want to talk to you, as you can only upgrade gear you’ve already gotten through Flashpoints – you can’t buy it directly.

You can get gear through Flashpoints three different ways. The first way is directly from bosses – the gear that drops from Flashpoint bosses will be equal in item-rating to a piece you already have. The second way is through a guaranteed upgrade from the Weekly quest boxes. The final way is by bringing your Flashpoint gear to the Flashpoint upgrades vendor, and paying currency to upgrade it there.

Veteran Flashpoints

Veteran Flashpoints are the easiest type of group content, as not a lot of skill is needed to pass them. There’s three ways to get gear from Veteran Flashpoints.

  • The gear that drops from Veteran Flashpoint bosses will be green Elite Decurion gear, and will have the same item-rating as a current piece of gear you have, with a minimum drop of green 320 and a maximum drop of green 324. If you are very lucky, Veteran bosses have a small chance of dropping a blue Supreme Decurion item which you can’t normally get from Veteran flashpoints. (I think this lucky drop may only be for the earpieces, implants and relics – though you don’t want the implants, since you would rather use the Legendary Implants.)
  • If you complete the [WEEKLY] Veteran Flashpoints quest, which asks you to complete 3 Veteran Flashpoints via the Group Finder with no Flashpoints filtered out, you’ll get a special box with a green Elite Decurion Guaranteed Upgrade, determined by the slot with the lowest item rating of your equipment, up to item-rating 324 green.
  • You can upgrade your green Elite Decurion gear by bringing your item-rating 320 or 322 Flashpoint gear to the Flashpoint upgrades vendor. Upgrading your gear costs the original piece, credits, Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations (from conquest, see above), Daily Resource Matrix Daily Resource Matrix (from heroics/dailies, or uprisings if you like group content, see above), and a large pile of FP-1 Stabilizer FP-1 Stabilizers, which come from Flashpoint bosses and the weekly Master Mode boxes.  ((On the box tooltip only says it comes from Master boxes but it may come from both Veteran and Master boxes, need to check))
  • Each boss drops either a piece of gear or 3-4 FP-1 Stabilizer FP-1 Stabilizers in Veteran Mode
  • Deconstructing green Elite Decurion gear yields… 3-6 Tech Frags, 6 FP-1 Stabilizer FP-1 Stabilizers

Master Mode Flashpoints

Master Mode Flashpoints are on the harder side of things, so players looking to jump into them, especially through the groupfinder, will want to have first tried out their veteran mode counterparts and be comfortable playing their class, though not a lot of gear is needed to run them. For players who don’t plan on playing Operations, Master Mode flashpoints offer the next-best gear, and for skilled players who do plan to jump into harder operations, Master Mode Flashpoints is a good starting point for gearing after picking up a cheap set of 320 green conquest gear and then ignoring the conquest track altogether.

  • The gear that drops from Master Flashpoint bosses will be blue Supreme Decurion gear, and will have the same item-rating as a current piece of gear you already have, with a minimum drop of blue 320 and a maximum of blue 326.
  • If you complete the [WEEKLY] Galactic Conflict quest, which asks you to complete 2 Master Flashpoints via the Group Finder with no Flashpoints filtered out, you’ll get a special box with a blue Supreme Decurion Guaranteed Upgrade, determined by the slot with the lowest item rating of your equipment, up to item-rating 326 blue.
  • You can upgrade your blue Supreme Decurion gear by bringing your item-rating 320 or 322 or 324 Flashpoint gear to the Flashpoint upgrades vendor. Upgrading your gear costs the original piece, credits, Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations (from conquest, see above), Daily Resource Matrix Daily Resource Matrix (from heroics/dailies, or uprisings if you like group content, see above), and a large pile of FP-1 Stabilizer FP-1 Stabilizers, which come from Flashpoint bosses and the weekly Master Mode boxes.  ((On the box tooltip only says it comes from Master boxes but it may come from both Veteran and Master boxes, need to check))
  • Deconstructing blue Supreme Decurion gear yields… 3-6 Tech Frags, 15 FP-1 Stabilizer FP-1 Stabilizers

Operations

The Operations gearing track seems to be very similar to the Flashpoint Gearing Track. You need to get your first piece directly from an Operation, and then you can upgrade it at the vendor.

There are three tiers of Operations gear that you can earn, depending on whether you are playing story, veteran or master mode operations.

In addition, as of update 7.1, there’s an entirely different track available from the R-4 Anomaly Operation.

Story Mode Operations

Gear from story mode operations is pretty lack-luster compared to what you can get from every other method.

  • The gear that drops from Story Mode Operation Bosses will be green Tionese gear, and will have the same item-rating as a current piece of gear you have, with a minimum drop of green 320 and a maximum of green 322. Operation bosses also have a small lucky chance of dropping a blue implant, relic or earpiece of the same item-rating which you can’t normally get from Story Operations, for a maximum of 322 blue Columi gear for those specific pieces.
  • If you complete a [WEEKLY] Story Mode Operation quest, which asks you to complete all the bosses in a specific Operation, you’ll get a special box with a green Tionese Guaranteed Upgrade, determined by the slot with the lowest item rating of your equipment, up to item-rating 322 green.
  • You can upgrade your green Tionese gear by bringing your item-rating 320 story Operation gear to the Operation upgrades vendor. Upgrading your gear costs the original piece, credits, Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations (from conquest, see above), Daily Resource Matrix Daily Resource Matrix (from heroics/dailies, or uprisings if you like group content, see above), and a large pile of OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalyst, which come from Operation bosses and from the [WEEKLY] Story Mode Operation quests which reward 20 OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalyst. I do not recommend upgrading your story mode operation Tionese gear as it is a waste of currency compared to the other tracks.
  • Deconstructing green Tionese gear yields… 3-6 Tech Frags, 3-9 OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalysts
  • Story mode operations are not a great place to get gear directly, but since you can run them quickly and easily, they are a great way to earn the OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalyst currency – you get 20 from the weekly quest, 1-2 from each boss if you get a lucky drop, and a nice pile from deconstructing any gear you get from the bosses or from the guaranteed weekly upgrade box.

Veteran Mode Operations

Gear from veteran mode operations is the second-best in the game, and is on-par with what you can get from Master Mode flashpoints.

  • The gear that drops from Veteran Mode Operation Bosses will be blue Columi gear, and will have the same item-rating as a current piece of gear you have, with a minimum drop of blue 320 and a maximum of blue 326. Also has a small chance of getting lucky and dropping a purple item of the same item-rating which you can’t normally get from Veteran Operations, for a maximum of 326 purple Rakata gear. (From what I understand, it’s the implant, relics, and earpiece that you might get lucky with only – not the rest of the gear. And the implants you don’t even want since you want the Legendary Implants instead…)
  • If you complete a [WEEKLY] Veteran Mode Operation quest, which asks you to complete all the bosses in a specific Operation, you’ll get a special box with a blue Columi Guaranteed Upgrade, determined by the slot with the lowest item rating of your equipment, up to item-rating 326 blue.
  • You can upgrade your blue Columi gear by bringing your item-rating 320, 322 or 324 veteran Operation gear to the Operation upgrades vendor. Upgrading your gear costs the original piece, credits, Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations (from conquest, see above), Daily Resource Matrix Daily Resource Matrix (from heroics/dailies, or uprisings if you like group content, see above), and a large pile of OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalyst, which come from Operation bosses and from the [WEEKLY] Veteran Mode Operation quests which reward 65 OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalyst.
  • Make sure you have 110% accuracy before going in to Veteran operations if you can if you are a damage player. The damage checks for many fights are almost double compared to their story mode counterparts, so you need to make sure you are hitting the boss by reaching the 110% accuracy threshold on your gear via gear pieces or augments.
  • Deconstructing blue Columi gear yields… 3-6 Tech Frags, 8 OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalysts

Master Mode Operations

Gear from master mode operations is the best in the game.

  • The gear that drops from Master Mode Operation Bosses will be purple Rakata gear, and will have the same item-rating as a current piece of gear you have, with a minimum drop of purple 320 and a maximum of purple 330.
  • If you complete a [WEEKLY] Master Mode Operation quest, which asks you to complete all the bosses in a specific Operation, you’ll get a special box with a purple Rakata Guaranteed Upgrade, determined by the slot with the lowest item rating of your equipment, up to item-rating 330 purple. Very few groups can complete a full Master Mode operation right now!
  • You can upgrade your purple Rakata gear by bringing your item-rating 320, 322, 324, 326, or 328 master Operation gear to the Operation upgrades vendor. Upgrading your gear costs the original piece, credits, Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations (from conquest, see above), Daily Resource Matrix Daily Resource Matrix (from heroics/dailies, or uprisings if you like group content, see above), and a large pile of OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalyst, which come from Operation bosses and from the [WEEKLY] Master Mode Operation quests which reward 175 OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalyst.
  • If you are choosing Rakata gear to pay to upgrade, you may want to research more into min-maxing so you don’t waste time or resources upgrading the wrong pieces.
  • Don’t forget, even if you aren’t able to run Master Mode operations, you can still get lucky and get the purple Master mode drops from Veteran Mode ops and upgrade them over time!
  • Deconstructing purple Rakata gear yields… 3-6 Tech Frags, and 15 OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalysts

Story Mode R-4 Anomaly

The R-4 Anomaly operation in Story Mode has a different set of drops compared to any other operation.

In Story Mode, each boss will reward each member of the operation an R4 Gear Token: Story. These tokens can be brought to a vendor and exchanged for blue gear at item rating 328. Players can use additional story mode tokens and credits to upgrade their gear pieces to a maximum item rating of blue 330. The vendor also has cosmetic versions of the gear, so don’t be confused when you visit the vendor.

Veteran Mode R-4 Anomaly

The R-4 Anomaly operation in Story Mode has a different set of drops both blue gear and purple gear.

Hazardous Gear (Blue, Maximum Item Rating: 340)

In Story Mode, each boss will reward each member of the operation an R4 Gear Token: Veteran. These tokens can be brought to a vendor and exchanged for Prototype gear at item rating 332. Players can use additional blue veteran mode tokens and credits to upgrade their gear pieces to a maximum item rating of 340. The vendor also has cosmetic versions of the gear, so don’t be confused when you visit the vendor.

Virulent Gear (Purple, Maximum Item Rating: 340)

In addition, bosses will drop two purple R4 Gear Tokens for the entire group, so not everyone gets one, but they can be traded amongst the group. These purple tokens are specific per-boss, and can be exchanged on a vendor for a piece of Artifact purple gear at item rating 340, the very vest in the game.

Here is the list of Boss Tokens and the gear slots they purchase:

Boss 1 – IP-CPT

  • Head
  • Waist
  • Relic

Boss 2 – Watchdog

  • Legs
  • Wrists
  • Relic

Boss 3 – Lord Kanoth

  • Chest
  • Offhand
  • Earpiece

Boss 4 – Lady Dominique

  • Feet
  • Hands
  • Mainhand

Implants do not drop, as you are meant to get your Legendary Implants instead.

PvP

Gearing up through PvP is slightly different, as you can get all your PvP gear form the same track, and the track progresses naturally from green to blue to purple. At the moment, purple PvP gear is about the same as purple gear you could get from Operations. You may notice that the PvP track only goes up to purple 328, but the Operations track goes up to purple 330… luckily, PvP matches have a gear cap on them, so players who jump into PvP with their operations set shouldn’t have an advantage over max-geared PvP players. All PvP gear is called Thyrsian gear and goes from green 316 up to purple 328. Many players are using the PvP track as a faster way to gear up and work towards earning their max-item-rating 330 gear.

You can get PvP gear through three different way:

  • WZ-1 Accelerant WZ-1 Accelerants: Completing Weekly PvP missions will earn you a new type of currency called WZ-1 Accelerant WZ-1 Accelerants. These can be turned in for a base set of 316 PvP gear, and each piece of starter PvP gear costs between 40 to 55 WZ-1 Accelerants, earned through PvPing or Galactic Starfighter. Once you have at least one piece of PvP gear it looks like you can keep upgrading it through the vendors using the WZ-1 Accelerants that you earned. Nothing will show up on the Upgrades vendor until you have at least one piece of PvP gear from the starter PvP vendor. The upgrade vendor will allow you to upgrade all the way up to 328 purple Thyrsian pvp gear. You do not get any WZ-1 Accelerant WZ-1 Accelerants just from playing – for unranked PvP, you must win 4 matches within the week and complete the weekly to get any WZ-1 Accelerant WZ-1 Accelerants at all. You can run the Weekly a total of 3 times per character per week. You can also get WZ-1 Accelerants from the Galactic Starfighter weekly which requires 4 matches played.
  • Upgrade Box: Completing Weekly PvP missions will also earn you a box with a guaranteed upgrade, which requires you to complete the weekly for PvP or GSF, and you can run that weekly 3 times per character per week. I would definitely recommend picking up the almost-free set of 320 Conquest gear before opening any of these upgrade boxes, allow you to skip past getting 316/318/320 pbp gear and causing you to get a guaranteed piece of 322 Thyrsian gear when you open an upgrade box! If you happen to be running any other content, for example Flashpoints, and have gotten higher than 320, make sure to keep that on hand when opening PvP boxes too.
  • Galactic Starfighter: You can also get WZ-1 Accelerants and a guaranteed Thyrsian pvp gear upgrade from the Galactic Starfighter weekly, which requires 4 matches played, with wins counting double. You can run the GSF Weekly a total of 3 times per character per week. Since the GSF weekly doesn’t require wins, it’s a lot easier to gear up through Galactic Starfigher for PvP than it is to gear up through normal PvP. Galactic Starfigher is very active right now due to this.
  • As all PvP comes directly from guaranteed upgrades from the boxes and from direct purchases from the vendor, you shouldn’t be deconstructing items much at all until you hit full purple 328 and start getting duplicates. I assume Deconstructing extra Thyrsian gear gets you WZ-1 Accelerants but I haven’t test it yet.
  • If you are gearing solely through PvP, once you hit item-rating 328 and have two extra pieces of 328, visit Hyde & Zeek to unlock 328 moddable items for all the characters on your server!

Hyde & Zeek

If you have a high item-rating blue or purple piece to destroy, you can unlock mods from the Hyde & Zeek questgiver. If you sacrifice a blue 330 item, and a purple 330 item, you can easily buy mods that add up to the equivalent of 330 purple Rakata gear, which makes gearing up alts and filling in gear gaps a breeze.

How to Get Mods in 7.1

Currencies

There’s a bunch of different currencies this expansion. Here’s the cheat-sheet to get them.

Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations

Here’s how to earn Conquest Commendation Conquest Commendations. You can hold up to 1,500 at once, and earn up to 1,500 in a week ().

Quest#
[WEEKLY] Conquest200
[GROUPFINDER] Random Veteran Flashpoint2
[GROUPFINDER] Random Master Flashpoint4
[GROUPFINDER] Random Master Flashpoint (Role in need)5
[GROUPFINDER] Random Veteran Uprising3
[GROUPFINDER] Random Veteran Uprising (Role in need)5
[GROUPFINDER] Random Story Operation5
[GROUPFINDER] Random Story Operation (Role in need)5
[DAILY] Normal PvP2
[DAILY] Solo Rank PvP2
[DAILY] Group Rank PvP3
[DAILY] Galactic Starfighter2
Deconstruct Green Decurion Gear from the Story3-6
Deconstruct Green Noble Decurion from Conquest3-6

Daily Resource Matrix

Here’s how to earnDaily Resource Matrix Daily Resource Matrixes. You can hold up to 999 at once, and earn up to 999 in a week.

Quest#
[WEEKLY] Daily Area in Activities (one planet)25
[DAILY] Single Daily Quest (any planet)3
[WEEKLY] Heroics Missions in Activities (multiple planets)20
[DAILY] Single Heroic Quest (any planet)3
[WEEKLY] Priority Targets (World Bosses)20
World Boss Drop4
[WEEKLY] Story Uprisings5
[STORY] Story Uprising (any one)2
[WEEKLY] Veteran Uprigins10
[VETERAN] Veteran Uprising (any)3
[WEEKLY] Master Uprisings15
[MASTER] Master Uprising (any)5
[WEEKLY] Normal PvP2
[WEEKLY] Solo Ranked3
[WEEKLY] Group Ranked4
[WEEKLY[ Galactic Starfighter10
[WEEKLY] Searching for Allies (3 random FP)5
Random Drop, ex Heroic Enemies1

FP-1 Stabilizers

To get FP-1 Stabilizer FP-1 Stabilizers you must run Flashpoints. You have to run Flashpoints and they drop directly from each boss, and you get them from deconstructing leftover Flashpoint gear. There is also a guaranteed 3 FP-1 Stabilizer FP-1 Stabilizers rewarded if you run any story mode flashpoint through the Solo tab of the Activity Finder, and the Master Mode Weekly Box (repeatable 3 times) also awards FP-1 Stabilizer FP-1 Stabilizers (the Veteran box does not).

Quest#
[STORY] Flashpoint Boss Drops??
[STORY] Flashpoint from Activity Finder3
[VETERAN] Flashpoint Boss Drops3-4
[MASTER] Flashpoint Boss Drops??
[WEEKLY] Master Flashpoint Quest (box)??
Deconstructing green Elite Decurion6
Deconstructing blue Supreme Decurion gear15

OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalyst

Here’s how to earn OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalyst.

Each Operation weekly from the operations terminal rewards a certain number of OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalysts.

  • Single-boss operations like Toborro give 0
  • Story Mode Operations = 20 OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalyst (plus a box with a Tionese gear piece)
  • Veteran Mode Operations = 65 OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalyst (plus a box with a Columi gear piece)
  • Master Mode Operations = 175 OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalyst (plus a box with a Rakata gear piece)

I didn’t keep good track but I think I got one from each story mode operation boss I fought as well including Toborro.

  • Story Mode Boss Drop = 1-2, but not always (I ran a full story Operation and did not get any directly from the bosses, but saw my friends get some)
  • Veteran Mode Boss Drop = 3-4 I think I saw drop?
  • Master Mode Boss Drop = ???

Deconstructing operation gear is the final way to get these.

  • Deconstructing green Tionese gear yields… 3-6 Tech Frags, 3-9 OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalysts
  • Deconstructing blue Columi gear yields… 3-6 Tech Frags, 8 OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalysts
  • Deconstructing purple Rakata gear yields… 3-6 Tech Frags, and 15 OP-1 Catalyst OP-1 Catalysts

I think I also thought I saw one drop for a player in a Veteran flashpoint and I was quite surprised!

WZ-1 Accelerant WZ-1 Accelerants

Here’s how to earn WZ-1 Accelerant WZ-1 Accelerants. WZ-1 Accelerant WZ-1 Accelerants only come from the weeklies for PvP.

  • Daily: 0 WZ-1 Accelerant (1 win)
  • Weekly: 55 WZ-1 Accelerant (4 wins)
  • Ranked Solo Daily: 0 WZ-1 Accelerant (1 win)
  • Ranked Solo Weekly: 60 WZ-1 Accelerant (1 win)
  • Ranked Group Daily: 0 WZ-1 Accelerant (2 wins)
  • Ranked Group Weekly: 65 WZ-1 Accelerant (1 win)
  • GSF Daily: 0 WZ-1 Accelerant
  • GSF Weekly: 60 WZ-1 Accelerant

Tech Fragments

Tech Fragments Tech Fragments come from various quests and individual enemies.

Updated 7.0.2! You can also exchange extra Conquest Commendations for Tech Fragments Tech Fragments in the Supplies section of the fleet at the Spoils of War Vendor, 50 Conquest commendations = 50 Tech Fragments Tech Fragments.

 

  • Completing your personal conquest grants 500 Tech Fragments Tech Fragments.
  • Any individual daily or heroic mission grants 30 Tech Fragments tech fragments for each mission.
  • The “[WEEKLY] Searching for Allies” quest to complete 3 random Flashpoints via the Group Finder with no Flashpoints filtered out gets you 300 tech frags, and just running through the Group Finder in general gets you a pile of Tech Fragments tech fragments, especially as Veteran Flashpoint Bosses drop around 60 each too.
  • You can get 2,000 Tech Fragments Tech Fragments total from running all the bosses in a Story Mode operation.
  • You can get 850 Tech Fragments Tech Fragments from the Galactic Starfighter weekly to run 4 matches, with wins counting double.
  • You can get 1,500 Tech Fragments Tech Fragments from the PvP weekly to run 12 matches, with wins counting triple.

You can purchase these things with your Tech Fragments Tech Fragments:

How to Get Tech Fragments in SWTOR

TypeQuestDescriptionTech Frags
ExchangeSupplies Section of FleetExchange 50 Conquest Commendations for 50 Tech Fragments at the Spoils of War vendor 50
ConquestPersonal ConquestReach 100,000 Conquest points (Repeatable once per week per character) 500
ConquestGuild ConquestReach 100,000 Conquest points and guild meets goal (Repeatable once per week per character) 300-500
HeroicsAny [HEROIC 2+] missionNone from the weekly quest, just the individual quests. 10
DailiesAny Daily are planet missionCZ-198, Makeb, Iokath, Onderon, etc. 30
Flashpoints[WEEKLY] Searching for AlliesComplete 3 random Flashpoints via the Group Finder with no Flashpoints filtered out (Repeatable 3 times per character per week) 300
Flashpoints[Group Finder] Veteran Mode Flashpoint
Complete 1 random Veteran Flashpoints via the Group Finder with no Flashpoints filtered out (Infinite after the daily bonus?) 40
FlashpointsVeteran Flashpoint Bossesany boss 60-90
Flashpoints[Group Finder] DAILY BONUS: Veteran Mode Flashpoint
Complete 1 random Veteran Flashpoints via the Group Finder with no Flashpoints filtered out (Once per day per character?) 120
Flashpoints[WEEKLY] Veteran FlashpointsComplete 3 random Veteran Flashpoints via the Group Finder with no Flashpoints filtered out (Repeatable 3 times per character per week) 100
Flashpoints[Group Finder] DAILY BONUS: Master Mode Flashpoint
Complete 1 random Master Flashpoints via the Group Finder with no Flashpoints filtered out (Once per day per character?) ?? (over 120)
Flashpoints[Group Finder] Master Mode Flashpoint
Complete 1 random Master Flashpoints via the Group Finder with no Flashpoints filtered out (Infinite after daily?) ?? (over 40)
Flashpoints[WEEKLY] Galactic ConflictsComplete 2 random Master Flashpoints via the Group Finder with no Flashpoints filtered out (Repeatable 3 times per character per week) 200
Uprisings[Group Finder] DAILY BONUS: Story Mode UprisingComplete 1 random story Uprising via the Group Finder with no Uprisings filtered out (Once per day per character?) ??
Uprisings[Group Finder] Story Mode Uprising
Complete 1 random story Uprising via the Group Finder with no Uprisings filtered out (Infinite after daily?) ??
Uprisings[WEEKLY] Story UprisingsComplete 3 random story Uprisings via the Group Finder with no Uprisings filtered out (Repeatable 3 times per character per week) 120
Uprisings[Group Finder] DAILY BONUS: Veteran Mode UprisingComplete 1 random veteran Uprising via the Group Finder with no Uprisings filtered out (Once per day per character?) ??
Uprisings[Group Finder] Veteran Mode Uprising
Complete 1 random veteran Uprising via the Group Finder with no Uprisings filtered out (Infinite after daily?) ??
Uprisings[WEEKLY] Veteran UprisingsComplete 3 random veteran Uprisings via the Group Finder with no Uprisings filtered out (Repeatable 3 times per character per week) 160
Uprisings[Group Finder] DAILY BONUS: Master Mode UprisingComplete 1 random master Uprising via the Group Finder with no Uprisings filtered out (Once per day per character?) ??
Uprisings[Group Finder] Veteran Mode Uprising
Complete 1 random veteran Uprising via the Group Finder with no Uprisings filtered out (Infinite after daily?) ??
Uprisings[WEEKLY] Master UprisingsComplete 3 random Master Uprisings via the Group Finder with no Uprisings filtered out (Repeatable 3 times per character per week) 200
OperationsStory Mode OperationBosses Boss 1: 150

Boss 2: 300

Boss 3: 500

Boss 4: 500

Boss 5: 550

Total: 2000
OperationsVeteran Mode OperationBosses Boss 1: 200

Boss 2: 450

Boss 3: 600

Boss 4: 600

Boss 5: 650

Total: 2500
OperationsMaster Operation BossBosses Boss 1: 225

Boss 2: 450

Boss 3: 750

Boss 4: 750

Boss 5: 825

Total: 3000
GSF[DAILY] Galactic StarfighterComplete 2 Galactic Starfighter matches, wins count double (Repeatable 3 times per character per week) 150
GSF[WEEKLY] Galactic StarfighterComplete 4 Galactic Starfighter matches, wins count double (Repeatable 3 times per character per week) 850
PvP[DAILY] No QuarterWin 1 Unranked PvP Matches (Repeatable 3 times per character per week) 150
PvP[WEEKLY] Conspicuous ValorWin 4 Unranked PvP Matches (Repeatable 3 times per character per week) 1,500
Ranked PvP[DAILY] My Kind of ScumWin 1 Solo Ranked PvP Matches (Repeatable 3 times per character per week) 150
Ranked PvP[DAILY] Arena of Death!Win 1 Group Ranked PvP Matches (Repeatable 3 times per character per week) 300
Ranked PvP[WEEKLY] Time for Pain!Win 3 Solo Ranked PvP Matches (Repeatable 3 times per character per week) 1,000
Ranked PvP[WEEKLY] Go Berserk!Win 2 Group Ranked PvP Matches (Repeatable 3 times per character per week) 1,750
ChaptersAny Story Mode Repeatable ChapterKnights of the Fallen Empire / Knights of the Eternal Throne 10
ChaptersAny Veteran Mode Repeatable ChapterKnights of the Fallen Empire / Knights of the Eternal Throne 20
ChaptersAny Master Mode Repeatable ChapterKnights of the Fallen Empire / Knights of the Eternal Throne 30
DeconstructDeconstructing any Level 80 GearSeems to be the same for any gear type for endgame gear. Decurion, Tionese, Columi, Rakata, etc. 3-6
LoginDaily Login Reward Prototype CaseDaily Login Reward Box from the second week in the rotation, it's the blue one 200
Random DropsAny enemyRandom bag of currency automatically deposited into your currency tab 20
More???There's probably more I haven't listed! ???

Augments

Augments are a way of upgrading your gear even more. It’s recommend to augment your gear once you have reached the highest item-rating and quality you plan to get so you don’t waste augment kits while upgrading. WARNING: when turning in gear for upgrades, it will consume the augment, so make sure to pull out your augment before upgrading it in this expansion!

SWTOR Augments Guide

Tacticals

Players can also purchase Tacticals to fill the final slot in their equipment, starting at level 75-80.

Tactical Items Guide in SWTOR

Stats & Min-Maxing

Players who want the best-of-the-best will want to work on min-maxing their gear, and getting the best stat distribution they can. In this expansion, there are no mods or enhancements, so you must instead mix and match different sets to get the optimal tertiary stat distribution.

Players looking to do Veteran Mode and Master Mode operations will especially want to focus on getting at least 110% accuracy, even if they don’t plan to spend a lot of time min-maxing, as without 110% accuracy you may not even be “hitting” the bosses. If you are purchasing gear from a vendor, make sure to choose the “All” option from the dropdown at the top of the vendor, which will allow you to mix-and-match pieces from different sets to get that 110% accuracy. Don’t forget you can use augments to reach that if you need it.

Use this chart to see recommendations from the SWTOR Theorycrafter’s Discord on which Tactical you should get, which Legendaries you should buy, and what stats in your gear you are aiming for. View a bigger version here.


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