SWTOR offers 16 classes, split between two factions. This guide will help you decide your main, by listing each one's gameplay differences and combat roles.
Classes in the Star Wars: The Old Republic are divided into two sides – The Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire – with each side offering 8 different classes, that are actually quite similar on both sides, in terms of the weapons used, the roles covered, and the base class mechanics. That’s quite innovative, since you can base your choice into the Faction you love the most, without losing access to anything cool from the other side, while still having unique differences.
The guide below offers all the in-game texts provided for each class, so it will hopefully help you choose your SWTOR class without much friction!
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Founded 20,000 years ago by explorers and diplomats, the Galactic Republic is a vast democracy led by the Supreme Chancellor. The Republic is a chaotic amalgam of many worlds, corporations and species, which often clash with each other.
Jedi Knight Lore
A symbol of hope in dark times, the Jedi Knight stands for the legacy of the Jedi Order – more than 20,000 years of protecting the Republic and keeping the peace across the galaxy. Though Jedi Knights have served as generals, guerrilla fighters and warriors for generations, their legendary combat prowess faces its greatest test during this age.
Through years of disciplined training and meditation, the Jedi Knight hones body and mind into perfect harmony. Combining the foresight of the Force with unrivaled reflexes and practical physical precision, the Knight turns combat into an art form, gracefully executing acrobatic feats in tandem with elegant lightsaber tactics.
A source of inspiration to allies and intimidation to adversaries, the Jedi Knight’s presence is welcome in any confrontation. The order’s long history of fighting for justice has earned the trust of countless friends and the hate of innumerable enemies. Few, though, are foolish enough to challenge a seasoned Jedi Knight unless they have the skills and technology to even the odds.
Facing the Dark Side
The Jedi’s dark counterparts scored many victories during the war, expanding their Empire and putting the Republic on the defensive. Since the Treaty of Coruscant, the Sith have consolidated their military might, even while the Jedi have withdrawn to Tython, a move that’s been looked at with suspicion by many of the Republic’s politicians. Nonetheless, the war is far from over, and the Jedi Knight’s resolve remains firm. With unwavering allegiance to the Republic and the light side of the Force, the Jedi Knight fights with valiant determination, wading into the thick of any battle to protect freedom and democracy and to hold fast against those who oppose it.
No matter how dire circumstances may become, the Jedi Knight trusts the Force and keeps a cool head. Knowledge and self-control are the critical components of wise decisions, and emotional and mental clarity are an absolute necessity. Maintaining focus allows the Knight to rely on intuition; a right mind leads to right action.
For many, the Jedi Knight is the guardian of a precious dream; a dream of peace, a dream of justice, a dream of a brighter future. The fate of the galaxy depends upon the Knight’s ability to keep this dream alive.
Equipment: Lightsaber, Generator
Main Stat: Mastery
Jedi Guardian Lore
A wall between the good people of the Republic and their enemies, the Guardian stands firm in the face of overwhelming odds and dares opponents to attack.
Jedi Guardian Combat Role
Defiant foes and perilous circumstances await Guardians at every turn, requiring them to display the full range of combat acumen. When defending their allies from blaster fire, Guardians can tap into the Force to weaken the impact of incoming attacks and bolster their own protection. Following an unwavering defense, Guardians can shift to a hammering offense that leaves foes battered and dazed. A focused mind and limitless determination make Guardians key defenders at the forefront of any battle.
Jedi Guardian Equipment
The Jedi Guardian must always be prepared to defend the people of the Republic with lightsaber in hand. Guardians complement the traditional heavy cloth and sturdy leather robes of their Order with parts or entire suits of heavy armor. These armors are specially designed to ward off blaster fire and lightsaber strikes while still offering enhanced mobility.
Jedi Guardian Abilities
Jedi Guardians are icons of hope and justice across the galaxy. Disciplined in protective Force techniques, Defense Guardians don an aegis of willpower to batter opponents and persevere against all odds. Vigilance Guardians employ a dominant offense, plunging into the thick of combat as a maelstrom of lightsaber strikes and Force attacks. Focus Guardians manipulate the Force around them to exhaust enemies beneath a constant bombardment of Force and lightsaber blows.
Jedi Guardian Disciplines
– Defense – Tank
– Vigilance – Damage
– Focus – Damage
Equipment: Two Lightsabers
Main Stat: Mastery
Resources: Focus, Centering
Jedi Sentinel Lore
Control and focus are the hallmarks of the Sentinel. Through years of training, the Sentinel learns the art of using two lightsabers simultaneously to create an intricate web of damage that is almost impossible to evade.
Jedi Sentinel Combat Role
Following the teachings from generations of Jedi Battlemasters, Sentinels have become an unmatched force on the battlefield. Wielding two lightsabers with expert precision, the Sentinel can ovepower the enemy with unrelenting strikes that dismantle the stoutest defenses and bring the fiercest foes to their knees. The Sentinel’s expertise makes equally quick work of a single target or a group of foes.
Jedi Sentinel Equipment
To weave through the battlefield with minimal hindrance, the Jedi Sentinel forgoes full suits of armor for tough leathers and heavy robes. Where one lightsaber suffices for many Jedi Knights, Sentinels have mastered the efficiency of dual lightsaber combat. Unrestricted attire and nimble movement make them peerless duelists.
Jedi Sentinel Abilities
Focus and a calculated approach mark Sentinels as the paramount warriors of the Jedi Order. Using deft lightsaber slashes to overwhelm their opponents, Combat Sentinels subdue oppressors with precision strikes and unparalleled swordsmanship. Watchman Sentinels rely on calculated blows that dismantle their foes overtime, melting defenses and weakening resolve over the course of combat. Melding their minds with the flow of Force, Concentration Sentinels batter their enemies with bursts of Force power and focused strikes that exhaust even the toughest opponents over the course of a melee.
Jedi Sentinel Principles
– Watchman – Damage
– Combat – Damage
– Concentration – Damage
Jedi Consular Lore
For more than 20,000 years, the Jedi Order has worked to promote peace and balance in the Galactic Republic, but each new day brings with it a new threat, promising to rip the Jedi and the entire galaxy apart. If the Republic is to survive, it needs leaders and visionaries-it needs the Jedi Consular.
Jedi Consulars channel the power of the Force for strength in combat and wisdom in diplomacy. Years of arduous training and meditation have sharpened Consulars’ minds to cut to the truth as cleanly as their lightsabers cut through their foes. Whether unlocking long forgotten mysteries of the Jedi, raising armies to fight for the Republic or engaging in mortal combat with Dark Lords of the Sith, the Consulars’ deep attunement to the Force gives them all the power they need to rise to the occasion with poise and balance.
Intimate attunement with the deepest Force mysteries gives Jedi Consulars the insight and empathy to deftly handle charged conflicts that confound even the most cunning Senators and governors-but Consulars know when it’s time to talk and when it’s time to fight. When negotiations turn aggressive, Consulars demonstrate their gifts of foresight, anticipating and deflecting enemy attacks with fluid strikes from their dual-bladed lightsaber.
Facing the Darkness Within
Jedi Consulars always seek to grow their knowledge of the galaxy, in understanding of themselves, and in comprehension of the Force that binds it all together. The commitment to this pursuit gives Consulars an unrivaled capacity for clarity in situations otherwise shrouded in darkness. However, this same dedication can also prove to be extremely perilous- inviting Consulars to explore paths that are better left untraveled. Some of the Jedi Order’s greatest minds have been seduced to the dark side through purely academic inquiries. The Consular knows the pain of this temptation as a battle-hardened warrior knows the throbbing of an old wound.
Before they can dispel the darkness in the galaxy, Jedi Consulars know they must first come to terms with the darkness within. There’s no avoiding the temptation to take shortcuts or even to use their knowledge for personal power; Consulars must constantly check their own motives. When tempted to step onto the path leading to darkness, Consulars must remember the tormented fate of the Jedi who have passed that way before. This is the only way they can unite the Jedi Order and the Republic and rally the troops to rescue the galaxy from the menacing darkness.
Equipment: Lightsaber, Focus
Main Stat: Mastery
Jedi Sage Lore
Sages are famed for their wisdom as much as for their powerful healing and defensive skills. In troubled times, a Sage brings together the insight of the past with raw power to change the flow of galactic events.
Jedi Sage Combat Role
Sages’ powers are as boundless and comprehensive as their knowledge of the Force. Standing beyond the heat of the fray, the Sage offers healing and respite to allies. When engaged directly, they unleash volleys of telekinetic energy and Force power to keep foes at a distance or fling them across the battlefield. As an offensive warden, the Sage can assail multiple enemies with Force attacks that diminish and absorb the opponents’ vitality.
Jedi Sage Equipment
Sages require attire that permits unwavering focus in diplomatic and combat scenarios alike. Light cloaks and ornamented robes grant effortless movement and an unrestricted connection to the Force. Jedi Sages proudly display their lightsabers at their sides, reminding them of their virtuous purpose and place in the Jedi Order.
Jedi Sage Abilities
Renowned for their wisdom and meditative prowess, Sages are viewed as avatars of the Force among the Jedi Order. Seer Sages reach into their innermost selves to cure and rejuvenate their allies. Telekinetic Sages hone their connection to the world around them, summoning gales of raw Force power to scatter their foes. Balance Sages tap directly into the Force to revitalize their own reserves and simultaneously dismantle large groups of opponents.
Jedi Sage Principles
– Seer – Heal
– Telekinetics – Damage
– Balance – Damage
Equipment: Double-bladed Lightsaber, Focus
Main Stat: Mastery
Jedi Shadow Lore
Wielding double-bladed lightsabers, Shadows embrace the synergy between melee and Force combat, enabling them to strike down enemies of the order with deadly efficiency.
Jedi Shadow Combat Role
Fit to engage opponents head on or with subtlety, the Shadow is a master of martial dexterity. Kinetic wards and defensive skills let the Shadow survive astonishing odds or protect their allies in the heart of the fray. When dealing with a single hazardous target, Shadows may veil themselves in the Force to execute opportune strikes that swiftly rend defenses and restore their own vitality.
Jedi Shadow Equipment
To move unseen through hostile territory, the Jedi Shadow requires equipment that embodies both balance and subtlety. Light cloth and concealing robes give Jedi Shadows their hallmark agility and unparalleled stealth. With honed finesse in double-bladed lightsaber combat, Shadows are prepared to end any engagement before wandering eyes find them.
Jedi Shadow Abilities
Shadows embrace a balance between melee combat and Force techniques to subtly dispatch any foes they are forced to face. Serenity Shadows follow the ebb and flow of the Force around them, weaving a series of blows that sap the target’s vitality while replenishing their own. Focusing on opportune strikes and a stealthy approach, Infiltration Shadows cut through enemies with a crescendo of strikes that they never see coming. Kinetic Combat Sages use Force-based techniques that block enemy attacks while employing defensive strategies to control the flow of battle.
Jedi Shadow Principles
– Kinetic Combat – Tank
– Infiltration – Damage
– Serenity – Damage
Sometimes luck is more important than skill, but it never hurts to have both.
Lawlessness has become common in the wake of the devastating war between the Republic and Empire. Shifting political allegiances and marauding pirates have made independent space travel a dangerous enterprise. Cut off from traditional supply routes, entire star systems waver on the verge of collapse. An adventurous spirit who’s not afraid to break a few rules can make a handsome profit hauling cargo to these hotspots, but it requires fast reflexes, fast wits and a fast draw with a blaster. Even then, the life of a Smuggler is always a gamble.
Stacking up enemies as fast as they stack up credits, Smugglers only survive in this galaxy by being slick, sneaky and street-smart. Whether sweet-talking an attractive alien or bargaining with a hardened criminal contact, the Smuggler’s charm is a notorious asset, and often the ticket to turning around a deteriorating situation. If circumstances get too complicated, though, count on a Smuggler to always have an escape plan. Experienced in flying under the radar, Smugglers are amazingly elusive. Yet when backed into a corner, they quickly become cunning and often deadly combatants.
Above all else, Smugglers make their own destinies. Despite their affinity for credits, Smugglers have been known to turn down lucrative opportunities when the clients have demanded too much control. Some Smugglers are even more discriminating-refusing to work with slavers and representatives of the Sith Empire. It’s a business where one is always looking for trustworthy allies, but they are often few and far between. Whether running an Imperial blockade or shooting down a double-crossing gangster, Smugglers are always flying by the seat of their pants. Every deal carries the chance for wealth beyond their wildest dreams… or an anonymous death in the harsh void of space.
Relations with the Republic
Faced with choosing an allegiance in these uncertain times, Smugglers have been forced to consider the implications of trying to operate under the tight controls imposed by the Sith Empire. Though never the most patriotic members of Republic society, many Smugglers have decided that siding with the Republic is siding with freedom, and of course, freedom is everything.
The Republic has never indulged a systematic prejudice against Smugglers. Generally speaking, they have more commonly tangled with laws and law enforcement measures from specific star systems, not the greater Republic. Thus, it has not been overly difficult for the Jedi and the Republic military to accept Smugglers as allies in resisting the growing dominance of the Sith Empire.
Equipment: Two Blaster Pistols
Main Stat: Mastery
Master of the trick shot and willing to take advantage of every opportunity, the Gunslinger learns how to fire two blasters at once, specializing in long-range combat.
Gunslinger Combat Role
Gunslingers assail their opponents from a distance with blaster bolts that rattle and ravage the competition. A fist full of combustible charges evens the score with radial explosives that leave entire rooms empty. If time isn’t of the essence, the Gunslinger can mock foes with shots that debilitate and maim, allowing the scuffle to last just long enough to leave a lasting impression.
Gunslingers don’t need fancy armor or high-caliber armaments to whittle down their foes in an old-fashioned firefight. Donning flexible vests or dashing dusters, Gunslingers always aim to stay light on their feet and quick on the draw. They wield two blasters to give them a definite edge while displaying their undeniable roguish charm.
Masters of long-range combat and evasive maneuvers, Gunslingers provide the sly firepower to pull off any job. The Sharpshooter is a twin- blaster ace who uses trick shots and penetrating fire to rapidly resolve any hostilities. Saboteurs specialize in dispatching foes with a rain of incendiary grenades and sabotage charges, adding flair to any skirmish. When the occasion calls for a more sinister approach, the Dirty Fighting Gunslinger unleashes canny tricks that engulf enemies in blaster fire and shrapnel.
– Sharpshooter – Damage
– Saboteur – Damage
– Dirty Fighting – Damage
Equipment: Blaster Pistol, Scattergun
Main Stat: Mastery
Resources: Energy, Upper Hand
In addition to a trusty blaster, Scoundrels pack a stealth belt, a scattergun and a medpac-everything they need to get in, knock the enemy for a loop and get out alive.
Scoundrel Combat Role
It’s a ruthless galaxy out there, and the Scoundrel is just the person to tackle it with a smile and a whip of their scattergun. When “clean-up” is necessary after a deal goes sour, Scoundrels can pummel their way out of any opposition. If the fist doesn’t finish the job, a quick blast of the scattergun will. Healing is no trouble for the Scoundrel, as their skill in back-alley medicine lets them mend friends in a scrap to keep the momentum alive.
The encumbrances of heavy armor and bulky weaponry are the last thing a Scoundrel wants in a shower of blaster fire. Comfortably fitting clothing with face-concealing masks and stealth-enhancing modifications are all they need to slide past wary guards or an automated defense grid. When their trusty pistol falls short, Scoundrels are quick to reach for their scatterguns to even the odds with a point-blank punch of searing shrapnel.
Moving in and out of combat to confuse their opponents, Scoundrels are tactical rogues prepared for any scenario. The Scrapper flies into the fray to pummel foes beneath a barrage of crippling blows and blasts to weaken their resolve. Ruffians are dedicated opportunists who incite chaos with shrapnel bombs and maiming shots before moving in to finish the job at immediate range. Sawbones Scoundrels provide the necessary boosts from underworld medicine to keep their allies alive and aware in even the direst circumstances.
– Sawbones – Heal
– Scrapper – Damage
– Ruffian – Damage
Not all heroes carry lightsabers. Some just have the will to fight.
For decades, the armed forces of the Galactic Republic defended their civilization against the seemingly unstoppable Sith Empire. Despite countless setbacks, the men and women of the Republic military never backed down until the Senate ordered them to do so. These brave souls remain ready and willing to lay their lives on the line today.
In the wake of the Treaty of Coruscant, the Republic military has begun recruiting from within its own ranks, creating cutting-edge Special Forces squads for the inevitable day when the war with the Sith Empire begins anew. These advanced strike teams are comprised of only the most talented and disciplined soldiers-a new breed of elite Republic Troopers.
These Troopers are the embodiment of the Republic military’s highest aspirations-the most advanced fighting force in the galaxy. They are equipped to face any foe in any environment, but it’s not their gear that makes them tough-it’s their guts. The Troopers’ greatest weapons are their indomitable spirit, their unwavering sense of duty and their undying loyalty to each other and to the ideals that the Republic represents. In this age, the stakes have never been higher. The Republic must win or face extinction. The fate of the galaxy rests upon ordinary men becoming extraordinary heroes. This is the path of the Republic Trooper.
Relations with the Jedi
The Knights of the Jedi Order have defended the Republic for generations, but they have not fought alone. A host of unsung heroes have marched at the Jedi’s side-common men courageous enough to enlist and face the same risks as their Jedi comrades despite not having access to the Jedi powers of protection. These heroes have not gone unappreciated by the Jedi. The men and women of the Republic military are accorded complete respect and admiration by the order and by the Republic’s political leaders.
In the years since the Treaty of Coruscant, the Jedi have withdrawn in significant numbers to their homeworld of Tython. Their presence in the Republic military, though still significant, is not what it was during the war. In many ways, the Republic’s newly trained elite Troopers have stepped up to take charge of the Republic’s defenses. When Troopers are partnered with the Jedi, they are a force to be reckoned with on any battlefield.
Equipment: Assault Cannon, Generator
Main Stat: Mastery
Resources: Energy Cells, Supercharge
Trained in advanced assault tactics and weaponry, Commandos charge into battle with massive assault cannons, overwhelming their enemies with brute firepower.
Commando Combat Role
Providing artillery support to tactical operations and assault squads, Commandos dominate their foes through relentless firepower. Assault- cannon sieges rapidly dismantle single targets, and when an enemy station requires comprehensive destruction, the Commando can cause pandemonium with a salvo of incendiary projectiles. Following Republic military regulations, Commandos can perform impromptu medical assistance in hazardous environments to keep squads fit and primed.
To face down the enemies of peace and freedom, the Republic’s Commandos require ordnances that rival the power of its most sophisticated ground assault vehicles. Outfitted with next-generation heavy armor for maximum protection with unhindered mobility, Commandos are ready to wade into any firefight. With an assault cannon and a bandolier of demolitions at the ready, Commandos prove no foe can withstand the fury of their arsenal.
The Commando is a ground-assault specialist proficient in demolitions operations and strike-team deployments. Gunnery Commandos overpower foes with barrages of assault-cannon fire and gravity-manipulating munitions. Assault Specialist Commandos tear through enemy lines with a hail of incendiary rounds and demolitions. Combat Medics tend to wounded comrades with kolto boosts and medical probes to see the mission through.
– Combat Medic – Heal
– Gunnery – Damage
– Assault Specialist – Damage
Equipment: Blaster Rifle, Generator
Main Stat: Mastery
Resources: Energy Cells
Unstoppable and utterly fearless, Vanguards are the first and best line of defense in the Republic military.
Vanguard Combat Role
Leading the charge into any encounter, Vanguards hit the front line with the force of a heavy artillery round. Vanguards go toe-to-toe with their foes, assaulting them with rifle fire, energy bursts and a well-placed vibroblade to the gut. When enemy forces cluster in a final defense, the Vanguard razes their numbers with a shower of plasma at point-blank range. Top-of-the-line shielding lets Vanguards protect their allies and storm through all opposition as an unyielding bulwark of freedom.
Vanguards call for state-of-the-art armaments and protection to face down the enemies of justice. The brilliant minds of Republic engineering have fashioned revolutionary plate armors and on-board shield generators capable of withstanding punishment in the field. Blaster rifles armed with plasma and ion discharge capacitors let the Vanguard turn a steadfast defensive into an unstoppable offense at a moment’s notice to guarantee victory.
As the first line of defense in the Republic military, Vanguards meet their foes with brute force and unwavering willpower. Plasmatech Vanguards wield unrivaled incendiary armaments as a mobile force of destructive power. Tactics Vanguards charge into the fray to suppress the enemy with a torrent of vibroblade slashes and energy burns. Shield Specialists storm into battle with sophisticated ion shielding and defensive tech to conquer any aggressor.
– Shield Specialist – Tank
– Plasmatech – Damage
– Tactics – Damage
A rigid, militaristic society where aliens are subjugated and the Sith Lords are supreme, the Empire is ruled by the mysterious, all-powerful Sith Emperor. To Imperial citizens, power is everything; only the strongest ascend to glory.
Sith Warrior Lore
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.
Working with Others
Natural leaders in any context, Sith Warriors inspire both fear and undying loyalty into their followers and allies. Though they rarely exercise patience for incompetence or indecisiveness, Warriors have realized the importance of strength in numbers in their war with the Jedi and have learned to accept and sometimes even encourage their comrades, whether they are like-minded Sith, ruthless Bounty Hunters or others who embrace the darkness.
Equipment: Two Lightsabers
Main Stat: Mastery
Resources: Rage, Fury
Sith Marauder Lore
Entrusted with the task of destroying the Empire’s enemies, the dual-wielding Marauder embodies the teachings of Naga Sadow. Never hesitating, never faltering, there is no swifter bringer of pain in the galaxy.
Sith Marauder Combat Role
Dark energies feed the insatiable rage of the Marauders, letting them dominate foes with unflinching savagery. Agile aggression is the Marauder’s hallmark as they carve through opposition with unrivaled speed. The Marauder can also destroy targets slowly, prolonging their suffering with ruptured, burning wounds.
Sith Marauder Equipment
Flexible armors and adrenal enhancers propel Marauders across the battlefield while imbedded cybernetic fortifiers grant them unmatched speed and response. Wielding two lightsabers to both intimidate and eviscerate anyone they face, the Marauder cleaves through foes of any size or number with absolute efficiency.
Sith Marauder Abilities
As the personified rage of the Sith Empire, Marauders cut through legions in a flash of sparks and fury. Carnage Marauders swiftly carve through opponents with a storm of lightsaber strikes and debilitating attacks. Annihilation Marauders prefer to enact prolonged suffering, rupturing their prey with strikes that cause lasting pain and searing wounds. With the dark side sustaining their rage, Fury Marauders crush their victims in a blitz of lightsaber and Force attacks.
Sith Marauder Principles
– Annihilation – Damage
– Carnage – Damage
– Fury – Damage
Equipment: Lightsaber, Generator
Main Stat: Mastery
Sith Juggernaut Lore
A stalwart defender of the Sith Empire, the Juggernaut embodies the teachings of Marka Ragnos, charging into enemies with heavy armor and pure rage.
Sith Juggernaut Combat Role
Juggernauts’ tenacity is only matched by their unshakable attunement with the dark side of the Force. Capable of tearing through enemies with single swipes of their lightsabers, they shatter and slam their prey across the fields of war. When the enemy attempts to flee, the Juggernaut can chase them down with terrifying speed. Embracing the dark side of the Force, Juggernauts rise to near-invincibility to defend their allies and secure the ambitions of the Sith Empire.
Sith Juggernaut Equipment
While rage and resilience drive the boundless fortitude of the Juggernaut, brawny suits of durasteel and augmented plate let them shrug off injuries received in their onslaughts. Imperial engineering has supplied experimental components and metabolic enhancers that infuse the Juggernaut’s lightsaber blows with sinister might and unparalleled power.
Sith Juggernaut Abilities
Juggernauts are the embodiment of the brawn and fortitude of the Sith Empire. Rage Juggernauts are torrents of destruction on the battlefield who wield their ferocity to obliterate all who stand against them. Vengeance Juggernauts tap into the dark side of the Force to impale their foes and shatter their resolve with menacing tenacity. Imbued with dark Force energies, Immortal Juggernauts tear through legions of foes with crushing blows that rend their opponents’ defenses while bolstering their
Sith Juggernaut Principles
– Immortal – Tank
– Vengeance – Damage
– Rage – Damage
Sith Inquisitor Lore
The history of the Sith Empire is fraught with scheming politics and dark secrets-the lifeblood of the Sith Inquisitor. Treachery hides around every corner in the Empire’s dark corridors, and survival depends on an individual’s natural cunning and the will to manipulate and defeat their enemies and allies alike. The Inquisitor experiments with forbidden powers to not only survive in this cutthroat environment, but to excel and seize authority.
Regardless of potential, few acolytes succeed in facing the rigorous trials to become Sith Inquisitors. Only the most determined acolytes attain such an achievement, but these Sith are often the ones to watch. Due to their manipulative genius, Inquisitors are skilled at exploiting both their enemies and their allies to further their own personal agendas. Channeling this Force energy, Inquisitors are capable of draining the life from their enemies and using it to feed themselves and their allies.
Though their skills are varied and many, Sith Inquisitors are most feared for their ability to channel the energy of the Force, making them a spectacle to behold on the battlefield. Seething sparks of lightning explode from the Inquisitors’ fingertips and wrap their enemies in tendrils of pure Force energy. Because Inquisitors can twist the Force into lightning to stun, subdue or destroy their foes, it has become their signature. Those who have experienced the sensation of the Inquisitor’s Force Lightning and survived forever recoil from the crackling sound of electricity.
Mastering the Dark Side
To reach the highest echelons of power, the Inquisitor needs more than Force Lightning and a razor-sharp mind. The most formidable Inquisitors dare to explore unorthodox practices by investigating the enigmas of the past and by unlocking new powers for themselves. The Force is a source of unlimited potential-a wellspring Inquisitors tap and bend to their will. Such intensity allows Sith Inquisitors to become architects of the Empire’s future… or simply the architects of their own destruction.
Equipment: Lightsaber, Focus
Main Stat: Mastery
Sith Sorcerer Lore
The Sith Sorcerer draws energy from the forbidden depths of the Force, mastering techniques that sap and drain enemies as they invigorate allies-or simply wreak utter devastation.
Sith Sorcerer Combat Role
Conduits of the dark side of the Force, Sorcerers unleash corruption and ruin on their enemies without hesitation. The Sorcerer can raze entire enemy battalions with tempests of Force lightning and mind-flaying terror. Supporting their comrades, the Sorcerer wards off death itself by twisting latent Force energy into corrupted sources of revivification.
Sith Sorcerer Equipment
Sith Sorcerers select robes to supplement their sophisticated tastes and fear-inducing visages. Dark foci collected from the tombs of forgotten Sith Lords offer unnatural sources of power. While Sorcerers relies on malign manipulations of Force energy, their lightsabers remain at their side as instruments of dark channeling and Sith status.
Sith Sorcerer Abilities
Sorcerers are fonts of dark energy from the forbidden depths of the Force. Lightning Sorcerers master the Sith art of Force Lightning, summoning torrents of energy to overwhelm foes from a distance. Madness Sorcerers thread their fingers through their foes’ minds, damaging their sanity and leeching their life essence. Aiming to conquer death itself, Corruption Sorcerers twist the Force around their allies to revivify and sustain them in their continued service to the Sith Empire.
Sith Sorcerer Principles
– Corruption – Heal
– Lightning – Damage
– Madness – Damage
Equipment: Double-bladed Lightsaber, Focus
Main Stat: Mastery
Sith Assassin Lore
Assassins leap from the shadows, channeling Force Lightning through their double-bladed lightsabers to disable and drain their enemies. They are masters of subterfuge, feared by even the most terrible opponents.
Sith Assassin Combat Role
Assassins know no equal in double-bladed lightsaber combat, calling upon dark Force energies to wrack and wither their prey. They can use mysterious Force wards to grant themselves unnatural fortitude and draw the ire of their enemies. Disappearing to strike from the shadows, Assassins excel as lethal executioners. Surprise slashes tear through foes, letting the Assassin stage the next attack as they weave through enemy lines.
Sith Assassin Equipment
One with the shadows, Assassins don obscuring cloaks and malice-imbued vestments. The double-bladed lightsaber-the Assassin’s ultimate tool of execution-is quick to ignite within their hands, striking down any who block their ambitions. Using a dark side Force focus, Assassins amplify their aggression, becoming an unstoppable wraith of death.
Sith Assassin Abilities
Assassins harness the powers of subterfuge and the dark side to tear their foes asunder. Deception Assassins hide in the shadows, preparing assaults that ravage their quarry in a blaze of lightning-infused lightsaber strikes. Hatred Assassins employ leeching strikes that drain the life from their foes. Darkness Assassins raise shadowy wards to defend themselves and drain their opponents as they savage the enemies of the Sith Empire.
Sith Assassin Principles
– Darkness – Tank
– Deception – Damage
– Hatred – Damage
Bounty Hunter Lore
Countless enemies stand in the way of the Sith Empire’s drive for domination. The Empire spares no expense eliminating these threats, offering massive bounties to employ the galaxy’s most lethal hunters. Earning a death mark from the Empire means a life spent in fear, constantly looking over one’s shoulder. It’s never a question if a Bounty Hunter will find you… only when.
Both infamous and anonymous at the same time, Bounty Hunters are far more than mercenaries for hire-they’re heirs to a professional legacy, an ancient brotherhood with a glorious history. Tracking elusive targets across multiple star systems requires expertise, especially when the targets can be prominent, powerful and often prepared for confrontation. Thrill seekers from all walks of life set out to become Bounty Hunters, but only the most hard-boiled survive in this competitive and deadly business.
The Bounty Hunter’s path lies along the edge-the stakes are always high— and the path only leads two places: to a life of infamous glory… or to a quick and ignominious death.
Though the Empire disapproves of the Bounty Hunters’ fierce independence, exceptions are made for those who get results. Few individuals in the galaxy have the gall and the stomach to deliver on the delicate and grim tasks in which Bounty Hunters excel. Nonetheless, no one is irreplaceable in the Empire, and even the most proficient must repeatedly prove their worth. In the bounty business, one’s name is everything, and with each mark a Bounty Hunter takes down, his reputation grows, as does his price.
Affiliations and Loyalties
Bounty Hunters are far from a homogeneous lot; they come from all races and affiliations and each pursues his quarry in his own unique way. Some Bounty Hunters adhere to the rugged Mandalorian code of honor while others answer only to their own moral compass. Some work only on behalf of organizations they agree with, while others have no sense of loyalty.
Despite being kindred spirits, fellow Bounty Hunters cannot always be trusted; among the profession’s most notorious members, competition turns colleagues into the most ruthless of enemies. Even the Bounty Hunters’ employers harbor hidden agendas; the tables are turned quickly when complications arise… and they always do. Shifting allegiances, unbeatable odds and deadly showdowns are common occurrences in the life of a Bounty Hunter.
Equipment: Blaster Pistol, Generator
Main Stat: Mastery
The best in shielding, defensive tactics and high-powered flamethrowers combine to make the Powertech an impenetrable one-man blockade, getting up close and personal to take down enemies of all sizes.
Powertech Combat Role
When credits are on the line, Powertechs will wade into any scenario to subdue their prey and finish the job. They push past friend and foe alike to assault single targets or groups of enemies with uncompromising force. Impenetrable shielding lets the Powertech support their comrades by soaking up enemy fire and taunting targets to control the field and seize victory.
To tread into perilous environments and unknown hazards in search of their mark, the Powertech become a mobile fortress of destruction. Well- earned credits go into outfitting Powertechs with augmented durasteel plate and impregnable shield technologies. With only a single blaster visible at all times, the Powertech masks the full array of their combustion and immolation tech until they are on top of their quarry.
Investments in revolutionary shielding and weapons technology make the Powertech a lone war machine against any number of foes. Advanced Prototype Powertechs use retractable blades and magnetized melee- suppression technology to subdue their quarry with minimal resistance. Pyrotechs unleash steams of fire and incendiary ordinances to quell their mark with an overwhelming inferno. Shield Techs charge into the fray with infallible defenses to spray their opponents with a variety of debilitating and damaging tech-based attacks.
– Shield Tech – Tank
– Pyrotech – Damage
– Advanced Prototype – Damage
Equipment: Two Blaster Pistols
Main Stat: Mastery
Resources: Heat, Supercharge
A pair of blasters, deadly heat-seeking missiles and heavy armor make the Mercenary a mobile weapons platform. There’s no problem extra firepower can’t solve, and no one with sense gets between a Mercenary and their target.
Mercenary Combat Role
Only the bold and the foolish get between Mercenaries and their marks. Salvos of rocket fire and blaster bolts drop single opponents while combustible munitions vanquish entire groups of ill-fated prey. When Mercenaries need to give the blasters some time to cool off, they can assist their comrades with medical support to keep the crew focused and efficient through the end of the mission.
When a mark hides behind fortified defenses or a trigger-happy guard, the Mercenary relies on cutting-edge weapons and armor to pound them into submission. Dual pistols charged with high-powered rounds complement Mercenaries’ volleys of missiles and incendiary ordnances. Heavy armors augmented with sophisticated energy shielding and kolto dispersion systems ensure the Mercenary survives to get paid for a job well done.
Mercenaries are versatile weapon specialists with exceptional skill in taking out targets from a distance. Ordnance Mercenaries welcome chaos in their contracts, besieging with explosive and piercing munitions for lasting damage to anyone who survive the initial assault. Arsenal Mercenaries decimate their foes with heat-seeking missiles, blaster fire and tracer missiles that mark their quarry for ongoing destruction. Bodyguard Mercenaries employ recuperative scans and kolto technology to keep their allies safe in even the deadliest warzone.
– Bodyguard – Heal
– Arsenal – Damage
– Innovative Ordnance – Damage
Imperial Agent Lore
The Empire dominates scores of star systems across the galaxy, but not through the power of the dark side alone. Behind the scenes, the cunning Agents of Imperial Intelligence track down and eliminate the Empire’s enemies-from intractable Republic Senators to traitorous Imperial Moffs to bloodthirsty rebels with Republic ties. Imperial Agents must master the arts of infiltration, seduction and assassination to advance the Empire’s causes; they face the opposition of a terrified galaxy and the capriciousness of their own Sith overlords.
Imperial Intelligence cultivates a notoriously vast and efficient network of informants, enabling the Agent to navigate the galaxy’s political landscape with effortless suave. Naturally, the Agent’s allegiance to the Empire is without question, but great latitude exists for those so closely attuned to the Empire’s secret agendas; Agents often harbor their own mysterious motivations as well. Having pierced countless layers of intrigue, these spies know of conspiracies within conspiracies. Even close contacts find it hard to predict what an Imperial Agent will do until it’s done.
The most elite operative within Imperial Intelligence is the “Cipher” Agent, recruited and trained to carry out the most dangerous and sensitive assignments the Empire has to offer. Whether working undercover or carrying out assignments in broad daylight, the Cipher races along the razor’s edge of disaster, using carefully orchestrated tactics that leave little room for error-the smallest slipup can be catastrophic. Each successful mission, however, shifts the galactic landscape in the Empire’s favor, and the Agent plays a supremely critical role in securing Imperial domination.
Relations with the Sith
The upper echelons of Imperial society are reserved for the Force- sensitive Sith alone, but theirs is a world apart. The heart of the Empire consists of millions of subjects, descendants of the original exiles who settled Dromund Kaas. For these loyal citizens, the Imperial Agent is the exemplar of the highest level of achievement one might aspire to. These are the people the Agent risks everything to protect. Though there are few idealists in Imperial Intelligence, the art of professional perfection is held in deep reverence, and the Agent embodies the Imperial ideal in this respect.
Equipment: Blaster Rifle, Vibroknife
Main Stat: Mastery
Resources: Energy, Tactical Advantage
Whether ambushing enemies from stealth or using advanced medical technology to keep colleagues in the fight, the Operative will do whatever it takes to advance the agenda of the Empire.
Operative Combat Role
Tasked with furthering the clandestine will of the Empire, Operatives are versatile tactical agents. As the tech-affluent lifeline of a strike team, Operatives wield state-of-the-art medical technology to maintain allies’ health. Operatives acting in the shadows debilitate and eviscerate targets by approaching unnoticed for a sudden lethal assault.
Discretion and secretive stratagems require precise toolsets and attire to guarantee the success of Imperial Intelligence’s top Operatives. Flexible leathers and lightweight field armor reinforced with climate-regulating tech grant unhindered movement during covert operations. When an assignment requires subtlety, Operatives turn to their deadly vibroknives to silence their targets.
Operatives are Imperial Intelligence’s premier agents of stealth and subterfuge. Concealment Operatives leap from the shadows to lacerate and cripple their prey with a series of vibroknife strikes. Lethality Operatives believe that no martial skill can match a good toxin, choosing to unleash corrosive assaults and toxic blasts that turn enemies into withered husks. Medicine Operatives use their extensive survival knowledge to mend allies with kolto and recuperative nanotechnology.
– Medicine – Heal
– Concealment – Damage
– Lethality – Damage
Equipment: Sniper Rifle, Vibroknife
Main Stat: Mastery
Identified as the most elite sharpshooters in the galaxy, Snipers use their extensive training to eliminate sensitive targets and turn the tide of the battle in the Empire’s favor.
Sniper Combat Role
Snipers’ expertise stems from honed tactical-assessment skills and the knowledge that their target will never see the shot coming. Snipers can execute single targets by tearing through defenses with unrelenting fire from long range. “Safety in numbers” doesn’t apply to victims in the Sniper’s scope. If an onslaught of assault probes and corrosive ordnances doesn’t finish the job, the Sniper need only whisper their targets’ coordinates to summon an overwhelming orbital strike.
Top-grade tactical suits and coats lined with armor mesh protect Snipers from wounds that would otherwise jeopardize the success of the Empire’s most sensitive schemes. Rifles equipped with state-of-the-art telescopic technology and armor-piercing rounds allow Snipers to dispatch sensitive targets with the utmost accuracy and efficiency.
Snipers are Imperial Intelligence’s elite executioners who have mastered the art of eliminating targets at a distance. Marksmanship Snipers understand lining up a perfect shot, keeping to cover as they tear through enemies with penetrating blasts and calculated ambushes. Engineering Snipers employ an array of combat probes to rain plasma, shrapnel and electricity upon victims. Virulence Snipers appreciate the prolonged agony and debilitating effects of lethal toxins, maintaining a safe distance as they barrage foes with acid grenades and noxious weapon effects.
– Marksmanship – Damage
– Engineering – Damage
– Virulence – Damage