Sith Warrior

An unstoppable force of darkness, the Sith Warrior is entrusted with the task of destroying the Empire’s enemies and enforcing Sith domination across the galaxy. The Warrior channels the destructive emotions of fear, anger, and hatred to purge weakness from body and mind and become a being of pure, brutal efficiency.

Destined to eradicate the incompetent chaos created by the Jedi, the Sith seek to rule the galaxy through power and intimidation. The armies of the Sith Empire are trained to accomplish this task, but they require the leadership of bold Sith Warriors—loyal and mighty overlords—who will drive them to conquest and victory.

These cold-blooded conquerors waste no time with cunning manipulations and carefully-crafted plans. Sith Warriors crush their opponents and stride toward their goals with dreadful determination, leaving ruin and annihilation in their wake. Emanating awe and terror at every step, they accept nothing but absolute obedience from their followers. In turn, Sith Warriors can serve as loyal subjects to their own dark masters, often surprising enemies and allies with their rigorous honor and perfect discipline.

Whether they align their ambitions with those of the Dark Council or become renegades in pursuit of their own goals, they are never far from the action. Their fierce hatred of the Jedi keeps Sith Warriors at the forefront of any conflict with the Republic. The passion to eradicate the Jedi Order fuels many of their actions, but that does not make them single-minded fools.

Ultimately, the destiny of any Sith Warrior is his own to choose… and woe to those who would stand in his way.

Sith Warrior Combat

Sith Warriors’ skills with Lightsabers are unrivaled. Driving at their enemies with strong, crushing blows, Sith Warriors quickly beat foes into submission or death. Though Lightsabers are the Warriors’ primary method of attack, they also use their dark command of the Force to paralyze, terrify, and kill. Protected by heavy armor and powers of intimidation, Sith Warriors wade into the thick of the fight and unleash pure hatred and fury to eliminate all in their path.

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 Warrior class (which will be called your Origin Story in the expansion), you will be able to choose from the Juggernaut and Marauder, 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 Warrior, 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 Warrior. This choice to flip happens after you reach Chapter 3 of your Sith Warrior 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 Warrior 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 Warrior 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 Warrior, 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 Warrior 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 Warrior Origin Story on any of your Sith Warrior 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.


Once you have chosen your Sith Warrior’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 Warrior has the same Combat Style options (mirrored) as the Jedi Knight. Please see the in-progress Jedi Knight guide for now!

Sith Warrior Story

The Sith Warrior storyline focuses on the Sith Warrior’s rise within the empire, from Acolyte to being one of the most powerful and influential members of the Empire.

Players looking to complete the Sith Warrior storyline can expect to experience a very traditional Sith Master/Apprentice story that focuses quite heavily on the infighting and politics of the Sith. Highlighted storybeats include turning your very own apprentice to the dark side and enacting the will of an entity that was long thought to be dormant in the Sith hierarchy. 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 force choke every NPC in sight, the Sith warrior story has something for any player who enjoys the Darth Vader or Darth Malgus kind of aesthetic.

Finding and following the Sith Warrior 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.


The Sith Warrior origin story is normally restricted to Humans, Cyborgs and red Zabraks for free-to-play players, and Sith Purebloods, 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) No Yes Can be unlocked
Sith Pureblood No Yes Can be unlocked
Zabrak (Neutral) Yes No Can be unlocked
Twi'lek No No Can be unlocked
Miraluka No No Can be unlocked
Mirialan No No Can be unlocked
Chiss No No Can be unlocked
Rattataki 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 Warrior

As you play the Sith Warrior 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 Warrior, 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 Warrior when they are first creating a character at level 1.

(If you are a returning player and already have a Sith Warrior 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 Warrior, 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 Warrior.

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 Warrior’s fluid combat style requires very flexible armor and the Sith Warrior 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 Warriors 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 Warrior Combat Style focuses on wielding a different type of lightsaber style, and your Sith Warrior’s weapon will be restricted to the weapon of that Combat Style. The Sith Warrior’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 Warrior Companions

The Sith Warrior 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!



Few people have seen as much of the galaxy as Vette and few have had as little control of their destiny. Vette was separated from her family at an early age and sold to a series of minor crime lords. When legendary pirate lord Nok Drayen utterly destroyed her latest owner’s holdings, Vette and the other slaves were given their choice of freedom or joining up with Nok. Vette became a pirate, travelling the known worlds and learning to get in and out of places she wasn’t allowed.

Years later Nok Drayen mysteriously and suddenly released all of his people from service. Vette was left on Nar Shaddaa where she joined up with other young, idealistic Twi’leks and used her criminal abilities to rob and ruin those who exploited Ryloth’s cultural artifacts and people. An unquenchable spark, Vette is older than her years but far from mature, delighting in silly pranks and always ready to laugh at people who think too much of themselves.


Malavai Quinn

Intelligent, distinguished and competent, Malavai Quinn is the epitome of professionalism within the Imperial military. A career soldier, Quinn has always held the Sith ideals of order and stability in high regards, and views the Republic as a chaotic and unstable threat. From his first day as a cadet, Quinn has been driven by a steadfast belief that he could help lift the Empire to greatness, and he is willing to go to great lengths to see that the Empire’s enemies are crushed.

Quinn prides himself on absolute precision in carrying out his orders, and is quick to thrust blame on himself for even the most minor error. However, while other Officers are concerned only with climbing through the ranks of the Imperial military, Quinn’s first and only desire is the success of the mission. Yet for all the victories that he has orchestrated for the Empire, Quinn’s career has been stunted by the mysterious circumstances surrounding his participation at the Battle of Druckenwell. While others who have accomplished less than him have ascended to the rank of Admiral, Quinn remains a lowly Lieutenant who continues to serve the greater good of the Empire.



Jaesa Willsaam

Born on the idyllic planet of Alderaan to servants of House Organa, Jaesa Willsaam was raised in a life of relative privilege. Though she was not a member of Alderaanian nobility, her family’s position within one of the more esteemed Houses allowed her the opportunity to intermingle with the social elite. As she got older, Jaesa discovered that she possessed a gift; she could see the true nature of anyone, and learn of their true intentions. When Jaesa was chosen to be the personal handmaiden to an ambitious, yet deceitful aristocrat, she discovered the lies and hypocrisy that tainted Alderaan politics.

Disgusted with the deception, Jaesa grew tired of Alderaan politics and began to question her future. Around this time she also met the Jedi Master Nomen Karr. Master Karr sensed in Jaesa a strong connection to the Force, and believed that with the proper training and tutelage, she could become a powerful Jedi. When he offered to take her under his guidance and train her in the ways of the Jedi, Jaesa leapt at the opportunity to see the galaxy and put her faith in something that represented everything Alderaan’s high society was not.

Jaesa holds to the ideals of the Jedi with complete conviction, and has dedicated herself fully to the Jedi code. Yet, because of her skepticism from a lifetime of being surrounded by deceit and treachery, her complete faith in the Jedi teachings could lead to a great fall if she were to ever question them…


Lieutenant Pierce

Ambitious, ruthless, and utterly loyal to the Empire, Lieutenant Piece has garnered a reputation among his fellow soldiers as both a fearless warrior and an ambitious profligate. A child of the Imperial world of Ziost, Pierce always envisioned himself as a decorated hero to the Empire who would walk onto the most violently dangerous battlefields in the galaxy and lay waste to the opposition.

Pierce’s military career is marked by commendations of bravery, as well as reprimands for acts of recklessness. Pierce’s success rate remains among the highest in the Imperial military, though he is known for often ignoring orders and taking reckless risks to complete his mission. Although Pierce possesses a blatant disregard for the chain of command, his effectiveness has ultimately landed him the command of a small group of elite Black Ops specialists.

While his recklessness has stunted his climb up the Imperial chain of command, Pierce is often called on to take on the most dangerous missions and wreak the most destruction on the enemy. For Lieutenant Pierce, that works out for him just fine – for now.




Although they are rarely seen away from their homeworld, the Talz are generally recognized throughout the galaxy as kind-hearted and gentle creatures. Broonmark is nothing like your typical Talz. Early in his childhood, Broonmark witnessed his father be mauled by one of Alzoc III’s many predators. But rather than grieve at the loss of his father, Broonmark was ashamed at his father for being too weak to fend off the creature. As he grew, so did his need for violence. Soon Broonmark began to hunt in secret, savoring the rush he felt from each kill.

As his need to commit violence grew, so did his proficiency. When representatives of the Republic military came to recruit Talz to join their elite commandos, Broonmark was the first to volunteer. He quickly became an important asset to the Republic, and rose to become the leader of the Republic’s Talz Commando unit on the back of his decisive victories. But the more he fought, the more his desire to kill grew. His orders became more ruthless, and soon the Talz under his command rose up against him, narrowly escaping arrest. Now wanted by the Republic, Broonmark hunts down the Talz that he once commanded, demanding they pay for their betrayal.