SWTOR Tips: Which Crew Skills Should I Choose?

If you are new to the game of SWTOR or just made a new character and you want to know which crew skills to choose, here are some guidelines to help you. First, you can choose any crew skills you want. However, just like crafting in any MMO, there are certain skills that make more sense to certain classes. There are also companion bonuses that come with certain crew skills. Here’s an overview to help you make your decision. Just keep in mind, it’s not set in stone and ultimately, you can choose anything you feel like doing. Play the game your way and have fun!

Class / Skill Recommendations

Smuggler / Imperial Agent
Armor: Armormech, Scavenging, Underworld Trading
Weapons: Armstech, Scavenging, Investigation

Trooper / Bounty Hunter
Armor: Armormech, Scavenging, Underworld Trading
Weapons: Armstech, Scavenging, Investigation

Sentinel / Marauder
Armor: Synthweaving, Archaeology, Investigation
Weapons: Artifice, Archaeology, Treasure Hunting

Guardian / Juggernaut
Armor: Synthweaving, Archaeology, Underworld Trading
Weapons: Artifice, Archaeology, Treasure Hunting

Consular / Inquisitor
Armor: Synthweaving, Archaeology, Diplomacy
Weapons: Artifice, Archaeology, Treasure Hunting

Companion Crew Skill Proficiencies

Aric Jorgan: +10 Armstech Efficiency, +2 Diplomacy Critical
Elara Dorne: +10 Biochem Efficiency, +10 Bioanalysis Efficiency
M1-4X: +5 Cybertech Efficiency, +5 Scavenging Critical
Tanno Vik: +5 Armormech Critical, +1 Underworld Trading Critical
Yuun: +10 Slicing, +10 Investigation

Corso Riggs: +5 Underworld Trading Efficiency, +5 Armstech Critical
Bowdaar: +10 Cybertech Efficiency, +10 Scavenging Efficiency
Risha: +15 Diplomacy,+1 Critical Slicing
Akavi Spaar: +10 Armormech,+2 Bioanalysis Critical
Guss Tuno: +10 Archaeology,+2 Treasure Hunting Critical

Jedi Consular
Qyzen: +15 Archaeology Eff., +5 Bioanalysis Eff.
Tharan: +10 Cybertech Eff., +10 Slicing Eff.
Iresso: +2 Armstech Crit., +2 Scavenging Crit,
Nadia: +10 Synthweaving Eff., +2 Diplomacy Crit.
Zenith: +15 Treasure Hunting Eff., +1 Underworld Trading Crit.

Jedi Knight
T7-01: +10 Bioanalysis Efficency, +2 Slicing Critical
Kira: +5 Synthweaving Critical, +1 Rescarch Critical
Doc: +5 Underworld Tradeing Efficiency, +5 Biochem Critical
Sargent Rusk: +10 Armstech Efficiency, +10 Scavenging Efficiency
Lord Scourge: +10 Artifice Efficiency, +10 Archaeology Efficiency

Bounty Hunter
Mako: +5 Cybertech Efficiency, +15 Slicing Efficiency
Gault: +10 Underworld Trading Efficiency, +2 Biochem Critical
Torian Cadera: +10 Research Efficiency, +2 Bioanalysis Critical
Blizz: +15 Armormech Efficiency, +1 Armstech Critical
Skadge: +10 Scavenging Efficiency, +2 Treasure Hunting Critical

Imperial Agent
Kaliyo D’jannis: +10 Armstech Efficiency, +2 Underworld Trading Critical
Vector Hyllis: +5 Bioanalysis Efficiency, +5 Diplomacy Critical
Doctor Lokin: +15 Biochem Efficiency, +10 Research Efficiency
Ensign Raina Temple: +10 Scavenging Efficiency, +2 Armormech Critical
Scorpio: +5 Bioanalysis, +5 Diplomacy Critical

Sith Inquisitor
Khem Val: +15 Artifice Efficiency, +5 Research Efficiency
Andronikos Revel: +2 Slicing Critical, +2 Underworld Trading Critical
Ashara Zavros: +10 Synthweaving Efficiency, +10 Diplomacy Efficiency
Talos Drellik: +5 Treasure Hunting Efficiency, +5 Archaeology Critical
Xalek: +10 Bioanalysis Efficiency, +2 Scavenging Critical

Sith Warrior
Vette: +5 Underwould Trading Efficiency, +5 Treasure Hunting Critical
Malavi Quinn: +10 Armstech Efficiency, +10 Diplomacy Efficiency
Jaesa Willsaam: +5 Archaeology Efficiency, +5 Synthweaving Critical
Lieutenant Pierce: +10 Cybertech Efficiency, +2 Research Critical
Broonmark: +10 Scavenging Efficiency, +2 Bioanalysis Critical

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.