New SWTOR Players- How to Pick Your Advanced Class

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If you’re new to SWTOR, one of the first questions you might have is about which advanced class you should play. Don’t worry- everyone asks this question. The truth is, there is no wrong class. There are good things about all of them but you will want to choose the one that best suits your player style for starting out, until you learn the game more and really get into it.

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Many players find after playing SWTOR for awhile, that they want to have one of every class or at least a couple of different Advanced Classes that interest them. So we’ll take a look at the different Advanced Classes and help you know how to make the decision for yourself.

The first thing you need to know is that once you  choose an Advanced Class, you cannot change it. The decision is final and you cannot respec or change the AC you select.

You can reset your talents by visiting a class trainer but you cannot change the Advanced Class at any time.

So now that we know that, let’s take a look at what Advanced Classes are…

The Advanced Class (AC) is a more upgraded or specialized version of the class that you choose on character select. Once you reach level 10, you have the choice to make to follow one of the unique paths available to your class. These different choices affect the combat role you will play and how you will interact in groups as well.

For example, one of your AC choices might be as a healer. You may have created a class that could heal on character select but choosing this AC means healing would be your main task. So when choosing your Advanced Class, you want to think about how you want to play the game and what role you want to fill.

If you want to learn a bit more about each AC, you can take a look at them n the character creation process and see what each AC offers and what it would be like to play.

Once your character reaches level 10, you are ready to pick your class. You do so by completing your last class quest on the origin world for your character. You will then be given a quest that sends you to your Fleet Station. Then you can leave the origin world and head to the fleet to find your class trainer.

Once you find the trainer, you can learn more about each AC available to you and what skill trees they have. This is when you need to think carefully about your final choice because there is no going back once you pick it. The trainer will give you a basic description of the AC and then once you choose, you will have that skill tree available to you.

This is when you will receive any special gear or items available to your Advanced Class. You will also be given a bag that contains the items you need. Be sure to look for it in your pack. Don’t forget to open it for your goodies!

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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.