SWTOR Class Guides
In this article, I will be giving a brief SWTOR guide to the different classes available for play. The first thing you should know in this SWTOR guide is that each faction has different classes.
As a result, if you choose to side with the Galactic Republic then you will not have access to the same classes as if you chose the Sith Empire.
You should plan to join a faction according to the class you want to play, although there are some very similar classes between the two factions.
Sith Empire Classes – SWTOR Guide
The Sith Empire has access to four known classes: the Bounty Hunter, Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitor, and Imperial Agent.
The Bounty Hunter is the same type of character Boba Fett was in the original Star Wars movies. The Bounty Hunter will easily be one of the most popular classes in SWTOR, right after the Jedi Knight. It is also likely to be the most popular class for the Sith.
This class specializes in heavy firepower and can fly around on its jetpacks, making it a very unique class. If you want to blow things up, this is the class for you.
The Sith Warrior is the lightsaber-wielding Jedi class for the Sith. It can specialize into a defensive or offensive melee class. If you want to do melee damage and dual-wield lightsabers, this is the class for you.
The Sith Inquisitor is the only real caster in SWTOR announced so far. This class uses the dark side of the force to cast offensive spells and can also heal via drains. This will be one of the most in-demand classes in the game.
I can easily nominate the Imperial Agent as the least popular class in this SWTOR guide. Almost no one will play this class, given it is like a Bounty Hunter but less cool (seriously). Despite that, its variety of stuns and shields should theoretically make this class a great PvP class.
Galactic Republic Classes – SWTOR Guide
Regardless of the classes listed in this SWTOR guide, you can be sure that most players will side with the Galactic side. This is simply because everyone wants to be a “good” jedi. It is just something we will have to live with.
The Trooper is the middle ground between the Imperial Agent and the Bounty Hunter. It also looks to be a high-powered ranged class like the Bounty Hunter, but has a few tricks up its sleeve including sticky grenades.
If you imagine the non-Jedi classes as ranging on a spectrum from “most damage and least support” on the right to “least damage and most support” on the left, then Smuggler the Smuggler is on the far left.
It sacrifices damage and “tankiness” for surprise abilities and a variety of unusual tactics, like stun grenades and head shots.
Likely to be the most popular class in game. This is the melee Jedi class which uses lightsabers.
The Jedi Mendicant also uses lightsabers, but uses more force abilities and less melee abilities than the knight. It does not cast the same type of spells as the Inquisitor however and retains some melee abilities.
SWTOR Class Guide Conclusion
One thing not covered in this SWTOR guide is that each class will have a “specialization” which will allow it to move into more offensive or defensive/support roles. For example, the Jedi Knight can specialize into a dual-wielding offensive powerhouse or a defensive/tank type role.
Not all of the specializations have been revealed yet so we will have to wait for more developments on this matter.