The Master’s Top Secret Army is the reputation track attached to Galactic Seasons Season 5 in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Unlike other Reputation tracks that you progress in order to gain cosmetic rewards from a vendor, The Master’s Top Secret Army track is directly tied into the rewards for Galactic Seasons, Season 5. Galactic Seasons is a long limited-time event where you can do activities weekly to progress on a track and earn limited-time rewards. You will not be able to see this Reputation track on your Reputation list until you have earned at least one point of Reputation with The Master’s Top Secret Army.
IMPORTANT NOTE! I haven’t played all the 3V-1L stories yet! :) This seems independent though. It’s updated for Season 5.
The Master’s Top Secret Army
In this season’s story, “Confidence in Power”, players will meet an astromech named 3V-1L, a peculiar droid who serves a mysterious Master. 3V-1L will test the player through a series of trials, to see if they are worthy of the Master’s teachings of the “dark side”. Whether this is a prank or a serious threat, the player must decide how deeply they will commit to these “dark” trials to uncover the truth.
- Step 1 – Earn Dark Spores
- Step 2 – Turn in Dark Spores to 31-VL’s collection box on the Fleet
Dark Spores Currency
As you play while Galactic Season 5 is active, you’ll notice that Season Objectives and random enemies will drop a new type of currency called Dark Spores. You can see how many you have earned so far in the Currency tab of your inventory.
How to Turn In
This currency can be turned in to 31-VL’s collection box located on the Fleet, even if your character has not met 3V-1L yet. In return for trading in your Dark Spores, you’ll get Reputation with the The Master’s Top Secret Army faction, which will earn you unique titles and a few achievements. You can see your Reputation in your Legacy panel, found under the icon of a person in the main menu.
You can only hold up to 200 Dark Spores, but it seems you can earn as many as you want each week. When you are turning them in, they are worth the same amount reputation each no matter which option you choose.
- Free-to-play/Preferred, with no boosts: 25 Reputation Points each Spore
- Subscriber, but no guild: 37 Reputation Points each Spore
- Subscriber with max 15% guild boost: 42 Reputation Points each Spore
- Subscriber with max 15% guild boost and Reputation booster: 57 Reputation Points each Spore
- You can see how many points you are actually earning in the “Other” chat tab after consuming a 1-Spore/single reputation item
No matter how many points your Spores are worth, you can only earn 5,000 Reputation points per week, which is the same as turning in 200 Spores to the Depository of Dark Wisdom.
The Depository of Dark Wisdom is the collection box for Dark Spores, and is a glowing blue box located in the Galactic Trade Network section of the Fleet.
If you wanted to reach max Reputation during the event, you would need to turn in a total of 70,000 Reputation points, which is equal to 2,800 Spores without any kind of boosts. Due to the weekly restriction, I think you would need to turn in 140 Spores per week for 20 weeks straight to reach the goal as a free-to-play player with no boosts, or, you could turn in the full 200 for 14 weeks straight. If you are a subscriber, they are automatically worth more, and if you are in a guild with a reputation boost they are also worth more. If you care about achievements, I recommend you turn in as many as you can each week before the weekly reset on Tuesday.
TIP: If you have any of the Reputation boosters from the daily login rewards, these might be a good Reputation track to use them on. They are called Complimentary Major Reputation Boost and they make it so when you consume the item, the next 15 Reputation items you consume will be worth double the reputation points. Do keep in mind that you still can only earn 5,000 points worth, and any additionally you earn go to waste. So don’t assume you can earn 15 purple reputation items and then eat them all in the final week. A good nice way to use this might be during a week where you don’t have a lot of time to play, and don’t plan to earn the full 5,000 Reputation Points for the week.
ESC BUG: When you are talking to 31-VL’s box to turn in Spores, if you are finding they aren’t going into your inventory, do not press ESC to exit the cutscene – instead follow its dialogue tree until he allows you to leave, or it will cancel your transaction before the Reputation items go into your inventory. To use the Reputation items in your inventory, just right-click them.
GROUP BUG: If you can’t talk to 31-VL’s box on the Fleet, you right-click it and nothing happens, you may need to first LEAVE YOUR GROUP. Many of the characters with the old-school text cutscenes can not be spoken to if you are in a group. So leave group, turn in your Spores, then reform your group.
How to Earn
You can earn Dark Spores these ways:
- Daily Objectives grant 2 Dark Spores
- Season Objectives grant 10-15 Dark Spores
- Some Reward Track levels grant 10 Dark Spores
- Flashpoints grant 2-4 Dark Spores
- Uprisings grant 3-5 Dark Spores
- 8 Player Operations grant 12-18 Dark Spores
- 16 Player Operations grant 14-24 Dark Spores
- Lair Bosses (including Event Lair Bosses) grant 2-6 Dark Spores
- Combat outside the above content without a companion is prone to produce higher yields of Dark Spores. Speaking with an ‘Informative Jawa’ on the Fleet may offer aid in locating Dark Spores (see below).
Rewards / Objectives
Unlike other Reputation tracks where there are big cosmetic rewards being earned as you go, the Galactic Seasons Reputations are meant to directly tie in with your Galctic Seasons track and help you earn rewards on the track faster.
There are a few Objectives on the track that require you to earn Spores, or to turn them in, so keep your eyes on the Objectives list.
|Gathering the Seeds||Obtain Dark Spores by completing Daily Objectives, Season Objectives,
Season Reward Track, Flashpoints, Uprisings, Operations, or by defeating enemies
across the Galaxy.
|Planting the Darkness||Turn in Dark Spores to 3V-1L on the Fleet to earn Reputation with The Master’s Top Secret Army.|
You do however unlock some legacy titles for The Master’s Top Secret Army Reputation track:
- Newcomer – Legacy Title: Classified
- Hero – Legacy Title: Confidential
- Legend – Legacy Title: Top Secret
If you are an achievement hunter, you will want to finish The Master’s Top Secret Army Reputation track during the season October 20, 2022 – March 6, 2023.
- The True Power of the Secret Army: Reach Legend Rank in The Master’s Top Secret Army Reputation Track during the Confidence in Power Season.
- Shades of Darkness: Complete all the Confidence in Power Season Achievements (the above Reputation achievement, plus reach Rank 100 on the track, plus complete 100 total weekly objectives during the season)
Brazz’s Gift: The Master’s Top Secret Army / Jawa Intel
At levels 4, 29, 43, and 58 on the Galactic Seasons 5 track, you’ll receive a special item called Brazz’s Gift: The Master’s Top Secret Army.
You can increase your chances of enemies dropping Dark Spores for 60 minutes by using a Brazz’s Gift: The Master’s Top Secret Army item, which you can right-click from your inventory. “Use: Increases the chance of obtaining Dark Spores from defeated enemies across the Galaxy for 60 real time minutes. Only one Jawa Intel can be active at a time. This effect persists through defeat. This Jawa has provided some interesting information which could be useful in tracking down additional Dark Spores from enemies across the Galaxy.” This item is bind-on-pickup so make sure to claim it on a character you want to use it on.
You can also buy a similar version of this item called Jawa Intel: The Master’s Top Secret Army for 500 pieces of Scrap: Jawa Junk, sometimes known as purple Jawa Junk, from a Jawa hidden in the Cartel Bazaar section of the fleet. This Jawa named Brrazz is located in the northern elevator of the fleet Republic side, and the southern elevator of the fleet Imperial side, and he is hidden behind a shipping crate behind some other Jawas. It is bound to your character once you buy it.
Brazz Jawa Bug: You will not be able to talk to Brrazz in a group. Leave group to speak with him.
The Jawa mentions you can get purple Jawa Junk from deconstructing items. You can still get small amounts of Jawa Junk from the Daily Login Rewards, and some from deconstructing level 80 gear, and some from gathering missions.
If you happen to have any green Jawa junk you can turn it in for blue Jawa junk, and if you happen to have blue jawa junk you can turn it in for purple by talking to a nearby Jawa named Fuleesh who will convert it for you.
3V-1L, a zealous disciple of a mysterious figure known only as “the Master,” is recruiting followers to its leader’s cause.
The Master’s Top Secret Army is completely shrouded in secrecy, except for the fact that its members allegedly study and serve the dark side of the Force. What dark mysteries will unfold as more secrets of The Master’s Top Secret Army are revealed?
Rise through the ranks of The Master’s Top Secret Army by collecting Dark Spores and turning them in to the Depository of Dark Wisdom on Carrick Station or Vaiken Spacedock.