Advanced classes

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Advanced classes are specialized careers that characters can choose in Star Wars: The Old Republic. As a character becomes more seasoned through adventure, they will be given the opportunity to undertake one of two advanced classes. This decision is equally as important as creating a character. This is because the choice will not only make a character more distinct and powerful, but it will also help further define the role a character plays.

In addition to class-specific skills and abilities, advanced classes grant access to role-defining abilities that represent additional areas of expertise. Some may even grant new weapon and armor types. Additionally, each advanced class has three sets of skills, or disciplines, available to further customize a character.

Advanced classes by faction[edit | edit source]

The main goal of the advanced class system is to allow players to customize their characters according to their playing style. For example, some Sith Warrior players will want to charge into the fight and take the full heat of the enemies' aggression. Others will want to execute their maneuvers more strategically, focused on channeling all their rage to destroy their enemies as quickly as possible. The advanced class system provides these kinds of choices and more.

Galactic Republic Sith Empire
Primary class Advanced class Skill trees Primary class Advanced class Skill trees
Icon class jediknight.png
Jedi Knight
Jedi Guardian Defense Icon class sithwarrior.png
Sith Warrior
Sith Juggernaut Immortal
Vigilance Vengeance
Focus Rage
Jedi Sentinel Watchman Sith Marauder Annihilation
Combat Carnage
Concentration Fury
Icon class jediconsular.png
Jedi Consular
Jedi Sage Seer Icon class sithinquisitor.png
Sith Inquisitor
Sith Sorcerer Corruption
Telekinetics Lightning
Balance Madness
Jedi Shadow Kinetic Combat Sith Assassin Darkness
Infiltration Deception
Serenity Hatred
Icon class trooper.png
Commando Combat Medic Icon class bountyhunter.png
Bounty Hunter
Mercenary Bodyguard
Gunnery Arsenal
Assault Specialist Innovative Ordnance
Vanguard Shield Specialist Powertech Shield Tech
Tactics Advanced Prototype
Plasmatech Pyrotech
Icon class smuggler.png
Gunslinger Sharpshooter Icon class imperialagent.png
Imperial Agent
Sniper Marksmanship
Saboteur Engineering
Dirty Fighting Virulence
Scoundrel Sawbones Operative Medicine
Scrapper Concealment
Ruffian Lethality

About Advanced Classes[edit | edit source]

A few important notes:

  • Advanced classes are actually the "class" of this game, so there are sixteen classes (eight classes for Republic and eight classes for Imperial). What SWTOR calls "class" would better be called "story" as the eight primary classes (four Republic and four Imperial) each have their own story.
  • Classes are exact mirrors of each other. For example, Smuggler and Imperial Agent are exact mirrors. They look different, have different stories, different special effects, etc... but the back-end numbers are all an exact match. The table above has been designed to mirror what is mirrored in-game.

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