SWTOR Trooper Class Review

Star Wars the Old Republic MMO is here, and yes they have other classes available to play other than Jedi’s or Sith. One of these classes is the Trooper. I’m going to give you a quick SWTOR Trooper class review so you can see if they might fit your play style.

The Trooper is an elite Special Forces combat machine. They wear heavy armor and use heavy firepower to overwhelm their opponents. There isn’t much sneaking around or mystical powers of the force for the Trooper, instead they use powerful blaster rifles, two-handed cannons, and grenades to charge head-long into battle and take it to the enemy.

When you play with the Trooper you have 2 advanced classes to choose from, the Commando and the Vanguard.

The Commando is the main DPS spec and can also be used for healing. Their primary weapons are Heavy Blaster Cannons and Grenades. They have 2 primary skill trees, Gunnery and Combat Medic.

Gunnery: Focuses on maximizing your cannons destructive power.

Combat Medic: Gives the Commando the ability to heal in small groups and off-heal in larger groups.

The Vanguard is the defensive (Tank) spec. Their primary weapons are Blaster Rifles and Energy Shields. They have 2 primary skill trees, Tactics and Shield Specialist.

Tactics: Teaches the Vanguard how to more effectively deal with close range combat.

Shield Specialist: Focuses on enhancing shield generators to absorb more damage and protect allies.

The Commando and Vanguard share the Assault Specialist tree. These skills increase grenade range and add explosives to your arsenal.

Each character in SWTOR gets 5 companions to help gathering, crafting and can also go on missions. The Troopers Companions are:


  • Assault Droid
  • Planet: Nar Shaddaa
  • Melee DPS/tank
  • Ranged with Blaster Rifle
  • Starting Kit: Flamethrower

Tanno Vik

  • Species: Male Weequay
  • Planet: Balmora
  • Melee tank with heavy armor
  • Uses a rifle and grenades

Elara Dorne

  • Species: Female human
  • Planet: Taris
  • Ranged, uses blaster pistol
  • Heavy armor and healing
  • Starting Kit: Medpack
  • Crew Skills: +10 Biochem Efficiency, +10 Bioanalysis Efficiency

Aric Jorgan

  • Species: male Cathar
  • Ranged DPS, uses a sniper rifle
  • Heavy armor
  • Starting Kit: Concussion Round
  • Gifts: Ammunition Belt, Survival Gear, Padded Weapon Case
  • Crew Skills: +10 Armstech Efficiency, +2 Diplomacy Critical


  • Species: male Gand
  • Melee DPS
  • Medium armor
  • Weapon: Electrostaff

This gives you a short SWTOR Trooper Class Review so you can decide if this is the type of character you would enjoy playing.