It may not be pretty but herein lies one mans' useful TOR links and related stuff. I like stuff.

Author Archive

Looking for droids?


HK-51 guide:


Sith Warrior

Specialization: Marauder

Champion of the Dark Side

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.

Carnage Marauder Single Target DPS Rotation Priority

Due to the nature of the burst-potent Carnage Sith Marauder talent tree, the rotation of Carnage DPS talent builds is based on a priority rotation rather than a fixed rotation.

Phase 1: Rage building starter
Force Charge
Battering Assault
Force Scream

Some Sith Marauder players will place Massacre further down in the rotation right after Gore. The rotation ends with Ravage to get the CD rolling. Some players skip this.

Phase 2: Priority Rotation
Battering Assault
Force Scream
Berserk (Pool Rage for Berserk burst when procs align)

Mix in Assault and the non-Rage spenders Ravage, Savage Kick and Pommel Strike to max DPS and ease Rage management.


Annihilation Marauder Single Target DPS Rotation Priority

Phase 1: Rage building starter
Force Charge
Deadly Saber
Battering Assault

The rotation ends with Ravage to get the CD rolling. Some players skip this and hold Ravage for later or skip it entirely.

Phase 2: Priority Rotation
Deadly Saber
Rupture (DO NOT refresh until the debuff runs out)
Battering Assault
Force Charge
Ravage / Assault
Vicious Slash

Featuring Ravage in the priority might seem controversial as there usually is not much room for its application. Skip it for Assault if you are in need of Rage.


A useful guide:

The Datacron Hunt

Datacrons are powerful artifacts scattered around the game world that increase your stats or give you special Matrix Shards used for building Relics. Datacrons emit a colorful glow that identify the type of bonus they give.




Datacron Types

Blue: Willpower Green: Endurance Light Green: Aim
Red: Strength Yellow: Presence White: Matrix Shard
Orange: Cunning Purple: Willpower


A comprehensive guide to all the datacron locations.



Imperial Agent

Specialization: Operative

Assassin, Saboteur, the Empire’s Secret Weapon

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.

Operatives make good healers but sadly after the 1.2 patch operatives dps isn’t what it was. They still have a useful skill set though with lots of stuns etc.







A useful guide:


Operative Healing build:



Operative Concealment Dps:


Priority: Hidden Strike/Backstab + Acid Blade. You want to hit it every time backstab is up.
Basic rotation: HS+AB->BS->Debilitate->Shiv. From here, it’s subjective. If they’re smart and have CC break up, they’ll break it and come for you. So get ready for a Sever Tendon if it’s a sage/commando/gunslinger, and shield probe. If they don’t break, then judge by health: if 2-4k damage will kill them, Lacerate them to death (or BS/Shiv comes up). If not and it looks like a longer fight, Stim boost->corrosive dart->crouch+explosive probe->etc.

Make sure to be aware of your dots and their resolve. If they break your stun, they can’t break a Mez. So wait out your dots and resolve and toss a Flashbang+Orbital Strike (or Sleep Dart+Orbital Strike, which is just plain funny, if you want to use your Cloaking Screen on it).

Also, remember the battle is about control. Stop them from hitting you or make them focus on themselves/running away, then you’re doing it right. Plenty more, but you’ll do better to figure it out in game. Experience is the best guide.

Companion gifts list


Specialization: Vanguard


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.

Tank skill build:

Range DPS skill build:

Ability Priority Order:

+ Incendiary Round (if no dot is present)

+ High Impact Bolt (if not on cooldown)

+ Assault Plastique (if not on cd)

+ Stockstrike (if in range)

+ Ion Pulse

+ Hammer Shot

+ use Cryo Grenade followed by Blitz situationally