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Imperial Agent 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.

Kaliyo D'jannis

Kaliyo is your first companion and fills the role of Ranged Tank. Although necessary for your first levels, lots of players have different needs at later levels, and Scorpio can be tougher then Kaliyo. Kaliyo is one of the romance options for the male Imperial Agent and best for those with a dark slant.

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

Vector Hyllis

Vector is your second companion but he's a long time in coming. He fills the role of Melee DPS and is recruited on Alderaan when you're about level 32. Vector is the single romance option for the female Imperial Agent.

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

Doctor Lokin

Lokin is a unique companion in that he can fill either the role of Ranged Healer or the role of Melee DPS through his transformation, but most find him most useful as a healer. You find Lokin on Taris and get him somewhere around level 36.

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

Ensign Raina Temple

Ensign Temple fills the role of Ranged DPS and is recruited at the end of your Hoth missions at around level 41. Temple is the second romance option for the male Imperial Agent with a light side slant.

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

Scorpio

Scorpio is your final companion and fills the role of Melee Tank. I've you've been running with Kaliyo you'll find Scorpio is quite solid for a companion tank. You pick up Scorpio on the planet Belsavis at around level 44.

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

Imperial Agent Companion Top Gifts

Companion
Top Gift
Kaliyo D'jannis
Weapon
Vector Hyllis
Cultural Artifact
Doctor Lokin
Technology
Ensign Raina Temple
Imperial Memorabilia
Scorpio
Technology
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 you're 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 2 years ago from Nova Scotia

      No, if something is listed as indifferent it means they won't like anything from that category. If you give Kaliyo a Cultural Artifact, it doesn't matter if it's a level 1 green, or a level 5 purple, she'll just turn it down. Something they like might give you 50 points, a favorite might give you 100, and something they love might be 150. Those are numbers I pulled out of the air, but it explains how things go. Always give them what they love when possible. It's the fastest and cheapest way to do it.

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      Rocio 2 years ago

      I think I understand now. In aoidtidn to being listed as Likes, she was also listed as indifferent. I think this just means that some of the items in that category she'll like, and some she wont care about.