All items in Star Wars: The Old Republic have a quality or rarity rating associated with them, which is defined by the item's text and icon border color. The item quality indicates the item's worth and rarity. The item's level should also be considered as higher level items with a lower quality might be better than a lower level item of better quality. There are eight types of quality.
Cheap quality (Grey)[edit | edit source]
Items of this quality are the most common mob drop and are mostly useless. They can be sold to a vendor for credits.
Standard quality (White)[edit | edit source]
Premium quality (Green)[edit | edit source]
Prototype quality (Blue)[edit | edit source]
Cartel Market Item(Orange)[edit | edit source]
Items of this color come from the Cartel Market and usually nowhere else.
Artifact quality (Purple)[edit | edit source]
These are high quality items. They can be found on corpses of flashpoint and operation bosses, as rare mission rewards or from crafting. These items are sometimes customizable. F2P players cannot use Artifact quality equipment.
Legacy quality (Orange Yellow)[edit | edit source]
Items of this quality are part of the Legacy system of the game.
Mission quality (Yellow)[edit | edit source]
Items of this color are used for missions. They are either used or just collected to fulfill mission objectives. They are stored in the Mission Items section of a player's inventory.