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Sith Warrior SWTOR Companion Gift Guide

Updated on May 8, 2014

Their Love is Only a Gift Away

One of the most interesting parts of leveling a character is having your companion standing next to you and listening to their unique insights as your leveling up. A lot of the time you can almost feel like your building a rapport with them. Sometimes though you can also really tick them off with your actions. There is a way to fix that though. You can raise their affection by buying your companion a gift. Each companion likes an assortment of different gift types, with some more pleasing then others. In this guide I'll be breaking it down by companion and telling you what will make them love you, and what will make them look for the nearest trash bin.

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Why Should I Care if They Like Me?

There are two main reasons to get your companions affection up. The first is that they give you specific missions as you gain more affection, letting you not only get additional experience but add a little more flavor to things as your leveling up. The second reason is to make them more effective at crew skills. The higher their affection for you the faster they'll be able to preform their tasks, and are more likely to be critically successful in the process.

As you get their affection higher, the effect of each gift lowers. There are five ranks of gifts, and you'll want to give your companion the appropriate level of gift. You can tell what's a good gift by taking a look at their affection score. Each level is an even 2000 points and is graphically shown in segments on the companion tab of your character screen.

Vette

Vette is your Ranged DPS companion and is received before you preform your final class mission on Korriban. Whether you choose to be DPS or Tank yourself she's a great companion all the way up to 50. She is also one of the two romance options for the the male Sith Warrior.

Gift Type
Affection Gain
Romance Affection Gain
Weapon
Like (+1)
 
Military Gear
Indifferent (0)
 
Courting
Like (+1)
Love (+3)
Luxury
Like (+1)
Favorite(+2)
Technology
Like (+1)
 
Republic Memorbilia
Like (+1)
 
Imperial Memoribilia
Like (+1)
 
Cultural Artifact
Favorite(+2)
 
Trophy
Indifferent (0)
 
Underworld Good
Love (+3)
 

Malavi Quinn

Quinn is your Ranged Healer companion and likely the best pet to level with for most play styles. You get Quinn while your on Balmorra sometime around the level 20 mark. Quinn is the single romance option for the female Sith Warrior. Unlike most romance options, he does not have additional gifting options once in a relationship.

Gift Type
Affection Gain
Romance Affection Gain
Weapon
Favorite (+2)
 
Military Gear
Favorite (+2)
 
Courting
Like (+1)
 
Luxury
Indifferent (0)
 
Technology
Like (+1)
 
Republic Memorbilia
Indifferent (0)
 
Imperial Memoribilia
Favorite (+2)
 
Cultural Artifact
Indifferent (0)
 
Trophy
Like (+1)
 
Underworld Good
Indifferent (0)
 

Jaesa Willsaam

Jaesa Willssam is your Melee DPS companion which you get after you finish the planet Alderaan at around level 32. During this mission Jaesa can be set on a Light or Dark path, but once you choose its final. Jaesa is a romance option for the male Sith Warrior but only if she is set on the Dark path. Unlike most romance options, her gift preferences are not dictated by whether you're in a romance with her but whether she is Light or Dark.

Gift Type
Affection Gain (Light)
Affection Gain (Dark)
Weapon
Like (+1)
Love (+3)
Military Gear
Like (+1)
Like (+1)
Courting
Like (+1)
Indifferent (0)
Luxury
Indifferent (0)
Favorite (+2)
Technology
Indifferent (0)
Indifferent (0)
Republic Memorbilia
Favorite (+2)
Indifferent (0)
Imperial Memoribilia
Indifferent (0)
Like (+1)
Cultural Artifact
Favorite (+2)
Indifferent (0)
Trophy
Like (+1)
Favorite (+2)
Underworld Good
Indifferent (0)
Indifferent (0)

Lieutenant Pierce

Pierce is your Ranged Tank companion which you receive on Taris at around level 36. Companion tanks at around this level start to become less useful but your mileage may vary.

Gift Type
Affection Gain
Weapon
Love (+3)
Military Gear
Love (+3)
Courting
Indifferent (0)
Luxury
Indifferent (0)
Technology
Like (+1)
Republic Memorbilia
Like (+1)
Imperial Memoribilia
Like (+1)
Cultural Artifact
Indifferent (0)
Trophy
Like (+1)
Underworld Good
Like (+1)

Broonmark

Broonmark is your final companion you acquire and is found on the planet Hoth at around level 41. Broonmark is your Melee Tank companion and as with Pierce, you may not use him much in your final levels.

Gift Type
Affection Gain
Weapon
Love (+3)
Military Gear
Like (+1)
Courting
Indifferent (0)
Luxury
Indifferent (0)
Technology
Favorite (+2)
Republic Memorbilia
Favorite (+2)
Imperial Memoribilia
Like (+1)
Cultural Artifact
Like (+1)
Trophy
Love (+3)
Underworld Good
Indifferent (0)

2V-R8

Your ship droid can only have its affection raised through gifts, but unless you plan on buying the legacy sensor units and send him on specific crew skill runs it's likely not worth it to max out his affection.

Gift Type
Affection Gain
Weapon
Indifferent (0)
Military Gear
Indifferent (0)
Courting
Indifferent (0)
Luxury
Like (+1)
Technology
Favorite (+2)
Republic Memorbilia
Indifferent (0)
Imperial Memoribilia
Like (+1)
Cultural Artifact
Love (+3)
Trophy
Indifferent (0)
Underworld Good
Indifferent (0)

HK-51

HK-51 is the first additional companion added to the game. You must have a level 50 character to unlock him initially, but after that he can be unlocked on every character on your account. This character is mainly a ranged DPS type with some fun extra abilities. Due to the generic bonus to crew skills in both critical and efficiency rating its well worth it to raise his affection to the max.

Gift Type
Affection Gain
Weapon
Favorite (+2)
Military Gear
Like (+1)
Courting
Indifferent (0)
Luxury
Indifferent (0)
Technology
Like (+1)
Republic Memorbilia
Indifferent (0)
Imperial Memoribilia
Indifferent (0)
Cultural Artifact
Indifferent (0)
Trophy
Like (+1)
Underworld Good
Indifferent (0)

Treek

Treek is the second optional companion character that you can get. Treek is the exact opposite of HK-51 in that where HK only holds a DPS role, Treek's roles are only that of either Healer or Tank. Treek can be acquired through credits if you have a Legacy level of forty or above, otherwise you must use Cartel Coins to purchase her. No matter the way you first get her, you can unlock her in your collections menu and make Treek available for all of your characters once they can reach the fleet.

Gift Type
Affection Gain
Weapon
Like (+1)
Military Gear
Like (+1)
Courting
Indifferent (0)
Luxury
Indifferent (0)
Technology
Love (+3)
Republic Memorbilia
Indifferent (0)
Imperial Memoribilia
Indifferent (0)
Cultural Artifact
Indifferent (0)
Trophy
Favorite (+2)
Underworld Good
Indifferent (0)
Companion
Best Gift Type
Vette
Underworld Good
Malavi Quinn
Imperial Memorabilia
Jaesa Willsaam (Light)
Republic Memorabilia
Jaesa Willsaam (Dark)
Weapon
Lieutenant Pierce
Military Gear
Broonmark
Trophy
2V-R8
Cultural Artifact
HK-51
Weapon
Treek
Technology

Are You Just Interested in the Top Gift?

Sometimes you don't really need to know every possible gift for your companion, you just need to know the best type in order to maximize your investment. To make it easy I've assembled the information in the table to the right. This details the top gift that you can get for each individual companion. Some companions don't have a gift that gets top results, and some gifts only work if your in a romantic relationship with them, but your best shots are right here.

Who's Your Favorite Companion?

We all have our favorites that we like to keep with us just to hear what they're going to say next. Which one is yours?

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References

All images are from within the game Star Wars The Old Republic or from the swtor.com website

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      Ben Martin 3 years ago from Nova Scotia

      Glad you enjoyed this guide. I've got quite a few more guides listed in my master guide reference page if you're interested in additional tips and tricks :)

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      Jeremy 3 years ago from Grand Blanc, MI

      I left SWTOR for quite a long hiatus and just recently reinstalled it. This guide is awesome for anyone needing to keep track of gift allocation!

      Definitely bookmarking this and referencing it often and will be sharing with others.

      Thanks for this guide!