Trooper Guide

Trooper Guide

Trooper Guide

Not everyone carries a lightsaber, some just have the will to fight. 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 beings anew. These teams are comprised of the most talented and disciplined soldiers. These Troopers are the embodiment of the Republic military’s highest aspirations.

Troopers are equipped to face any foe in any environment. The Trooper’s greatest weapons are their indomitable spirit, their unwavering sense of duty and their undying loyalty. Troopers combine leadership with suppression fire, a variety of explosives and incendiary weapons.

Class Role

The Trooper can fulfill any role in the game, including DPS (damage dealing), tanking, and even healing depending on the advanced class you pick. The Trooper has two advanced classes available to it: The Vanguard and the Commando. The Vanguard advanced class can be a Tank or DPS, while the Commando Advanced class can be a Healer or DPS.


Troopers will wear Heavy armor that provides maximum protection and flexibility in multiple environments. Troopers can use Blaster Rifles (Vanguard) or Assault Cannon’s (Commando). Troopers will want to have Aim as their primary stat/attribute on their gear whether they are DPS or healing. Tank Troopers will want endurance, Shield and Defense.
Trooper GearTrooper Weapons

Recommended Crew Skills (Professions)

Armormech, Scavenging and Underworld Trading

Armormech will allow you to create your own powerful gear for your Trooper, whether you choose the Vanguard or Commando Advanced Class. With Armormech you will be able to make the following gear: Chestguards, Gloves, Bracers, Leggings, Boots, Helmets, and Belts.

Some of the items that you can make for your Vanguard or Commando with Armormech are the following items:

If you pick Armormech as one of your crew skills then you should also get the Scavenging and Underworld Trading crew skills. These two crew skills will give you most of the materials you will need for the armor.

Other Possible Crew Skill Combinations

Armstech, Scavenging and Underworld Trading

Armstech will allow you to make your own weapons and weapon upgrades.

Cybertech, Scavenging and Underworld Trading

Cybertech will allow you to make your own gear modifications, ear pieces, grenades and even a custom Speeder Bike.

Trooper Vanguard Tanking Crew Skills

SWTOR Biochem Crew Skill
SWTOR Bioanalysis Crew Skill
SWTOR Diplomacy Crew Skill

If you plan on being a Tank then you will want to pick up Biochem for the [Rakata Fortitude Stim]. Bioanalysis and Diplomacy are the gathering crew skills for Biochem.

Abilities and Combat


Trooper Vanguard

The Vanguard is a ranged advanced specialization that has two talent trees available to it: The Shield Specialist and Tactics. Shield Specialist is the tanking tree and is highly based around shields. The Trooper excels very well at ranged tanking.

The Tactics Specialization tree focuses on helps the Vanguard do some DPS, but if you’re looking to be a DPS Trooper, then it’s recommended to be a Commando.


Trooper Commando

The Commando is an exciting class, and there are two unique talent trees available: Gunnery and Combat Medic. The Gunnery Specialization allows the Commando to focus on high powered ranged DPS (damage per second).

The Combat Medic specialization tree is the Trooper healing talent tree. This tree has AOE (Area of Effect) heals such as [Kolto Bomb] and HOT’s (Heal over time) such as [Trauma Probe], which makes this tree a very powerful healing specialization.

Trooper Advanced Classes

Trooper Commando
Trooper Vanguard
  • Class Role: Ranged Damage or Healer
  • Weapon: Assault Cannon
  • Armor: Heavy
  • Resource: Energy Cells
  • Primary Stats: Aim
  • Class Role: Tank or Ranged Damage
  • Weapon: Blaster Rifle
  • Armor: Heavy
  • Resource: Energy Cells
  • Primary Stats: Endurance/Shield/Defense

Trooper Companions

Aric Jorgan (Romance-able) – Ord Mantell
Combat Type: Ranged Damage
Armor: Heavy
Weapon Types: Sniper Rifle
Crew Skills: +10 Armstech Efficiency, +2 Diplomacy Critical
Starting Kit: Concussion Round
Primary Stat: Aim
Secondary Stat: Endurance
Tanno Vik – Balmorra
Combat Type: Melee Tank
Armor: Heavy
Weapon Types: Techblade
Crew Skills: +5 Critical Armormech, +1 Critical Underworld Trading
Starting Kit:
Special: Shield Generator
M1-4X – Nar Shaddaa
Combat Type: Ranged Damage, Can be Ranged Tank
Armor: Heavy
Weapon Types: Blaster Rifle
Crew Skills: +5 Critical Scavenging, +5 Cybertech
Starting Kit: Flamethrower
Primary Stat: Aim
Secondary Stat: Endurance
Elara Dorne (Romance-able) – Taris
Combat Type: Ranged Healer
Armor: Heavy
Weapon Types: Blaster Pistol
Crew Skills: +10 Biochem Efficiency, +10 Bioanalysis Efficiency
Starting Kit: Medpack
Primary Stat: Aim
Secondary Stat: Endurance
Yuun – Hoth
Combat Type: Melee Damage
Armor: Medium
Weapon Types: Electrostaff
Crew Skills: +10 Slicing, +10 Research
Starting Kit:
Primary Stat: Aim
Secondary Stat: Endurance
C2-N2 – Comes with BT-7 Thunderclap starship
Combat Type: Non-combat, but can craft and do missions.

Suggested Companion: Taking into consideration that you are a ranged class and your wearing Heavy armor, Elara Dora is a good choice as a companion due to her ability to keep your health up while you kill mobs. If you don’t need a healer, then Aric Jorgan would be the best companion to use for the extra damage to kill the mob faster and keep moving on.
You can find the Full Companion List Here


The BT-7 Thunderclap is the Republic’s largest and most elite rapid assault ship. With state-of-the-art armor plating and heavy laser cannons that provide exceptional combat capability, modular shield systems protect the Thunderclap from enemy fire, and the ship’s design deflects blaster fire away from crucial components in the event of a shield failure. The main deck contains a high-tech command center and briefing room, a secure armory, and a medical bay. Personal space is above average and recreational facilities are available for increased quality of life for the squad during extended missions.
Trooper BT-7 Thunderclap Starship

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2 Responses to “Trooper Guide”

  1. Richard Repper says:

    Thanks for the guide.
    It has really helped me understand the different classes.

  2. David Curenton says:

    very nice post, i certainly appreciate this amazing site, continue it

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