When it comes to MMORPGs, I’m a pet girl. I have always loved my vanity pets and in every game that has them, I try to collect them all. I found out shortly after I got my first 4 that there were many more I did not have yet and I was on a mission to track them all down. I’m going to make it easier for you to get the pet or pets that you want by telling you just how to get them. We will update this guide as new pets are introduced to the game.
SWTOR vanity pets are non-combat pets that can be obtain in different ways:
- As a monster drop
- Purchased from the Collector’s Edition vendor
- Purchased from Vendors with some restrictions like Social Level, Dark Side/Light Side Level
- As part of the Collector’s Edition
If you want to have the best chance of getting as many pets as possible, then it’s important to learn where they come from and how to get them for yourself. There are some that you won’t be able to go back and get. For example, the Collector’s Edition pet if you did not purchase the CE of SWTOR or pets obtained from a world event once that event has passed. This is what increases the rarity and collectability of the vanity pets.
Some things to know about vanity pets in SWTOR:
– Pets are summoned/unsummoned from the PETS tab of your Abilities window
– You can only have a single pet summoned at a time
– You can have a pet and a companion summoned at the same time
– A summoned pet will follow you even if you are on a speeder
How to summon your pet?
When you obtain a pet right-click the pet item in your inventory to add a pet to your collection of pets. You can then summon it from the ‘general’ tab of your abilities page (press P for abilities window). By clicking on the pet icon the pet will be summoned.
How to unsummon your pet?
Press P for your abilities window, go to the general tab and click on the pet icon.
Now let’s take a look at all the vanity pets and where you get them. (Pics of each to come)
Orobird Vanity Pets
Orobirds are vanity pets that are hatched from various eggs. There are actually three different ones in the game for you to collect and each one comes from a different type of egg. Here’s an overview of the different Orobird vanity pets.
This orobird is found on Alderaan and is hatched from an Unusual Egg. The egg can be found at the following locations: (1930, -1451) for Empire, (168, 1836) for Republic, and (-2469, -293) at Castle Panteer.
This orobird hatches from the Mysterious Egg and is found in a loot drop from Doctor Lorrick from the Lost Island flashpoint on Hard Mode.
Rakling Vanity Pets
This vanity pet rakghoul was a quest reward during the Tatooine Rakghoul Pandemic event.
The Pale Rakling can be bought from Jeelvic, a jawa vendor, on Tatooine for 60 Rakghoul DNA Samples (during the Tatooine Rakghoul Pandemic event). He can be found at The Dune Sea at -891, -1919.
This tauntaun was available from a code given out at the Pax East 2012 convention.
This miniature tauntaun can be purchased from the Collector’s Edition vendor on each fleet station. It costs 200,000 credits.
This little guy is a free vanity pet sent out to active subscribers of SWTOR for patch 1.2, which added the Legacy system as well as other updates.
This little tauntaun requires a great deal of time and energy to capture it. Players will need to travel to Hoth to the Glacial Fissure (834, 759) and use the Ice Scrabbler Jerky to make the tauntaun appear. Once it does, then you’ll need to use the NVSCCS (non-violent small creature capture system), purchased from the vendor Lain-Ricie on Alderaan, to catch it.
This vanity pet can be found by looting the Exotic Animal Crate from the Hoth world boos, Gargath. He’s on the Calburn Tundra at -2340, 400.
Droid Vanity Pets
The Minimech CE is a mouse droid that players receive if they purchased the Collector’s Edition of SWTOR.
The Hutt Observer can be purchased from the Special Edition vendors found on the respective fleet stations. It costs 25,000 credits.
Rhythm Augmentation Droid
This droid can be purchased from the security key vendor and costs 55,000 credits. Unlike other vanity pets, it does perform an action. It plays music for the player for about 30 seconds. It does not travel with the player, but stays in place.
The Czerka Eye
The Czerka Eye is a probe droid that can be purchased from the social vendor on Hoth. It requires 25,000 credits and a social ranking of level VII.
The Interrogation Droid is purchased from the Dark Side vendor found on each faction’s fleet station. This will cost you 25,000 credits and you’ll need a Dark Side level of III or higher.
This droid can be found on both factions’ fleet station at the Light Side vendor for 25,000 credits. Players will need to be Light Side level III or higher.
So there you have it- a guide to vanity pets in SWTOR. We expect that with new future world events and other promotions, we will see new vanity pets added to the game so we will update this guide accordingly if and when that happens. If you see any we are missing, leave me a note and let me know. We’ll be sure to get them added to the guide.