SWTOR Strongholds Comparison

SWTOR Strongholds Comparison

Strongholds are Star Wars: The Old Republic’s version of housing, where you can create your own personal fortress and decorate it with Decorations you can collect form across the galaxy. There are 12 different strongholds to choose from, and each one has a different cost, layout, theme and size. You can earn up to one of every stronghold so you don’t need to choose just one – but some of the strongholds are quite expensive, so you may want to work on saving up for one you really like first!

How are the Strongholds different?

Location – The biggest difference between the strongholds is what planet they are located on – each stronghold has a different theme, for example the Alderaan stronghold is a castle nestled in the snowy Alderaanian mountains, and the Nar Shaddaa Stronghold is a floating casino cruising through Nar Shaddaa’s red sky and neon signs. Each one will have a different layout that fits its theme, and lots of little built-in details in the environment that match that planet it is located on. Even the lighting is different in each stronghold, with Tatooine being lit by a setting sun, and Mek-Sha only lit by the glow of the nearby neon signs and asteroid shield. Most players pick their favorite stronghold based on the way it looks.

Size – The strongholds also vary in size, with some being a lot larger than others. There’s no such thing as a “square foot” measurement when it comes to strongholds, but in general, the more expensive strongholds tend to have more space, more individual rooms, more hooks to place down decorations, and allow more guests to visit. While the larger strongholds are often considered more desirable by players, many players also like the smaller apartment-like strongholds which are a more realistic size for a house.

Cost – When choosing with stronghold to save up for, cost will also be a factor – some stronghold are much more expensive than others. The Coruscant and Dromund Kaas strongholds are by far the cheapest, and at 5,000 Credits, they are considered the “starter” strongholds and are quite easy to get. Almost all strongholds also have an initial cost and a full-unlock cost – for example, to enter and decorate the first area of the Alderaan Stronghold, it costs 4 million credits, but if you want to unlock all the Alderaan rooms, it will cost you a total of 17 million credits. Other strongholds don’t cost any credits at all, but you will need to earn and save up another type of currency to buy them, like Galactic Seasons Tokens.

Stronghold Comparison

StrongholdInitial CostFull CostVisitorsDecorationsRooms
Coruscant Stronghold5,000 / 500 CC1.45 million / 4,000 CC5035010
Dromund Kaas Stronghold5,000 / 500 CC1.45 million / 4,000 CC5035010
Nar Shaddaa Stronghold250k / 500 CC8.5 million / 11,750 CC5047510
Umbara Train StrongholdNone5.215 million / 3.01 million + 2,450 CC304253
Imperial Fleet StrongholdNonex8 Galactic Seasons Tokens304004
Republic Fleet StrongholdNonex8 Galactic Seasons Tokens304004
Mek-Sha StrongholdNonex14 Galactic Seasons Tokens305006
Tatooine Stronghold2.5 million / 2,500 CC9 million / 10,100 CC503008
Manaan Stronghold2.5 million / 2,500 CC8,375,000 / 7,000 CC306505
Yavin 4 Stronghold2.5 million/ 2,500 CC13 million / 11,000 CC6075010
Alderaan Stronghold4 million / 1,900 CC 17.6 million / 8,900 CC 70103510
Rishi Stronghold3 million / 2,650 CC19.85 million / 15,075 CC75160014

Stronghold Features

Each stronghold has unique features that make it stand out – check out the individual stronghold guides for layouts, room costs ,and screenshots of every room in every stronghold.

Alderaan Stronghold

Special Features:

  • Alderaan Stronghold Tour Guide
  • Planet: Alderaan
  • Initial Cost: 4 million / 1,900 Cartel Coins
  • Full Cost: 17.6 million Credits / 8,900 Cartel Coins
  • Visitors: 70 People
  • Decorations: 1,035 Decorations
  • Rooms: 10 Rooms
  • Very large in size and number of decorations hooks
  • Multiple different areas – front grounds, castle inside, upper snowy area and upper buildings
  • Waterfall balcony
  • Fancy indoors walls and windows
  • Large stain glass window inside castle
  • Lots of trees and mountains outside
  • Secret cave
  • Killik cave with adjustable number of killiks
  • Free throne background decoration
  • Training Dummy
  • Taxi
  • Secret Achievement with Legacy title reward
  • Four large starship hooks in the front and one hidden in the back

Coruscant Stronghold

Special Features:

  • Coruscant Stronghold Tour Guide
  • Planet: Coruscant
  • Initial Cost: 5,000 / 500 Cartel Coins
  • Full Cost: 1.45 million Credits / 4,000 Cartel Coins
  • Visitors: 50 People
  • Decorations: 350 Decorations
  • Rooms: 10 Rooms
  • The least expensive stronghold, considered a starter stronghold
  • On the smaller side of strongholds, but not small
  • Fully unlockable even for Free-to-Play and Preferred players credit limit
  • Can only be purchased on Republic side, but can be used on either side once purchased
  • Outside balcony, huge windowed room and many indoor rooms
  • Large centerpiece hook on balcony
  • Ambient quiet speeder traffic sounds
  • Sunset Coruscant lighting, orange-yellow
  • Decoratable double staircases
  • Exact same layout as the Dromund Kaas stronghold
  • No Taxi
  • No Training Dummy

Dromund Kaas Stronghold

Special Features:

  • Dromund Kaas Stronghold Tour Guide
  • Planet: Dromund Kaas
  • Initial Cost: 5,000 / 500 Cartel Coins
  • Full Cost: 1.45 million Credits / 4,000 Cartel Coins
  • Visitors: 50 People
  • Decorations: 350 Decorations
  • Rooms: 10 Rooms
  • The least expensive stronghold, considered a starter stronghold
  • On the smaller side of strongholds, but not small
  • Fully unlockable even for Free-to-Play and Preferred players credit limit
  • Can only be purchased on Imperial side, but can be used on either side once purchased
  • Outside balcony, huge windowed room and many indoor rooms
  • Large centerpiece hook on balcony
  • Ambient quiet rain storm sounds
  • Dark Dromund Kaas stormy weather lighting, blue-white
  • Rain falling against windows animation
  • Decoratable double staircases
  • Exact same layout as the Coruscant stronghold
  • No Taxi
  • No Training Dummy

Imperial Fleet Stronghold

Special Features:

  • Imperial Fleet Stronghold Tour Guide
  • Planet: Imperial Fleet
  • Initial Cost: None
  • Full Cost: x8 Galactic Seasons Tokens
  • Visitors: 30 People
  • Decorations: 400 Decorations
  • Rooms: 4 Rooms
  • Doesn’t cost credits, doesn’t have additional rooms to unlock, the cost unlocks the entire stronghold at once
  • The smallest of the strongholds, a very small compact apartment
  • Can only be purchased on Imperial side, but can be used on either side once purchased
  • View of the Imperial Fleet VIP area from one of the room’s windows
  • View of the Imperial Fleet space ships from another window
  • Large octagonal room
  • Exact same layout as the Republic Fleet stronghold
  • No Taxi
  • No Training Dummy

Manaan Stronghold

Special Features:

  • Manaan Stronghold Tour Guide
  • Planet: Manaan
  • Initial Cost: 2.5 million / 2,500 Cartel Coins
  • Full Cost: 8,375,000 Credits / 7,000 Cartel Coins
  • Visitors: 30 People
  • Decorations: 650 Decorations
  • Rooms: 5 Rooms
  • Large outdoor terrace
  • Strong bright white lighting
  • Upper story garden area
  • Below-water rooms
  • Hooks out in the water outside the submerged windows
  • Starship hook up high but inaccessible
  • No Taxi
  • No Training Dummy

Mek-Sha Stronghold

Special Features:

  • Mek-Sha Stronghold Tour Guide
  • Planet: Mek-Sha
  • Initial Cost: None
  • Full Cost: x14 Galactic Seasons Tokens
  • Visitors: 30 People
  • Decorations: 500 Decorations
  • Rooms: 6 Rooms
  • Doesn’t cost credits, doesn’t have additional rooms to unlock, the cost unlocks the entire stronghold at once
  • Doesn’t feel as big as some of the other strongholds, but isn’t small
  • Industrial feel, can see the shipping crates, neon signs and asteroid shield of Mek-Sha
  • Lower and upper balcony
  • Large concert-like room with small stage
  • Large stairwell with large window
  • No Taxi
  • No Training Dummy

Nar Shaddaa Stronghold

Special Features:

  • Nar Shaddaa Stronghold Tour Guide
  • Planet: Nar Shaddaa
  • Initial Cost: 250k / 500 Cartel Coins
  • Full Cost: 8.5 million Credits / 11,750 Cartel Coins
  • Visitors: 50 People
  • Decorations: 475 Decorations
  • Rooms: 10 Rooms
  • The original luxury stronghold when they were released, now the least expensive luxury stronghold
  • Free-to-play and Preferred players can purchase the first six rooms even with the credit cap
  • Casino/gambling feel and shape
  • Multiple balconies and overlooks
  • Large windowed rooms
  • Red lighting
  • Large Starship hook that you can jump down to
  • No Taxi
  • No Training Dummy

Republic Fleet Stronghold

Special Features:

  • Republic Fleet Stronghold Tour Guide
  • Planet: Republic Fleet
  • Initial Cost: None
  • Full Cost: x8 Galactic Seasons Tokens
  • Visitors: 30 People
  • Decorations: 400 Decorations
  • Rooms: 4 Rooms
  • Doesn’t cost credits, doesn’t have additional rooms to unlock, the cost unlocks the entire stronghold at once
  • The smallest of the strongholds, a very small compact apartment
  • Can only be purchased on Republic side, but can be used on either side once purchased
  • View of the Republic Fleet VIP area from one of the room’s windows
  • View of the Republic Fleet space ships from another window
  • Large octagonal room
  • Exact same layout as the Imperial Fleet stronghold
  • No Taxi
  • No Training Dummy

Rishi Stronghold

Special Features:

  • Rishi Stronghold Tour Guide
  • Planet: Rishi
  • Initial Cost: 3 million / 2,650 Cartel Coins
  • Full Cost: 19.85 million Credits / 15,075 Cartel Coins
  • Visitors: 75 People
  • Decorations: 1,600 Decorations
  • Rooms: 14 Rooms
  • The largest stronghold with the most number of hooks (1,600)
  • The most expensive stronghold to fully unlock (20 million)
  • Dueling arena with lockable doors
  • Floating pirate starship with hull rooms and deck
  • Custom huttball match deck with lockable doors, teams and score counter
  • White sands beach
  • Treasure island
  • Cliff-side apartment
  • Climbing rope
  • Fireable cannon
  • Taxi
  • Summonable Training Dummy

Tatooine Stronghold

Special Features:

  • Tatooine Stronghold Tour Guide
  • Planet: Tatooine
  • Initial Cost: 2.5 million / 2,500 Cartel Coins
  • Full Cost: 9 million Credits / 10,100 Cartel Coins
  • Visitors: 50 People
  • Decorations: 300 Decorations
  • Rooms: 8 Rooms
  • Large overlook balcony
  • Twin settings suns
  • Sandcrawler on the horizon
  • Sunset lighting
  • Lots of sand
  • Many small indoor rooms
  • Very large open-ceiling circular starship room
  • Starship pad
  • Outside hook arrangements
  • No Taxi
  • No Training Dummy

Umbara Train Stronghold

Special Features:

  • Umbara Train Stronghold Tour Guide
  • Planet: Umbara Train
  • Initial Cost: None
  • Full Cost: 5.215 million Credits / 3.01 million Credits + 2,450 Cartel Coins
  • Visitors: 30 People
  • Decorations: 425 Decorations
  • Rooms: 3 Rooms
  • Moving train stronghold, highly animated
  • The rooms are railcars
  • Can travel on top and through the rail cars, and decorate inside and above the cars
  • Grapple hooks
  • Taxi
  • No Training Dummy

Yavin 4 Stronghold

Special Features:

  • Yavin 4 Stronghold Tour Guide
  • Planet: Yavin 4
  • Initial Cost: 2.5 million/ 2,500 Cartel Coins
  • Full Cost: 13 million Credits / 11,000 Cartel Coins
  • Visitors: 60 People
  • Decorations: 750 Decorations
  • Rooms: 10 Rooms
  • Large starship hook where you load in
  • Jungle and blue sky sunset view
  • Waterfall in center of stronghold
  • Large temple building with roof access via grapple hooks
  • Waterfall bridge
  • Huge outdoor area with many hooks
  • Two smaller temples each with roof access
  • Watchtower with elevator
  • Secret tunnel cavern
  • Basement room with statues
  • Small jungle balcony
  • Causes certain statue decorations to grow moss
  • No Taxi
  • No Training Dummy