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Jedi Knight SWTOR Companion Gift Guide

Updated on April 14, 2016

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.

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.

T7-O1

T7 is your Knight's first companion and his role is that of Ranged Tank and is a great companion for your earlier levels. Even if you choose a tanking role, you won't really come into your own till you have access to Kira anyway, and this little guy fills the gap quite nicely. Even if you plan to never use him after you get other companions it is important to keep this guy geared as you level... especially on Corellia. Trust me, you'll thank me later.

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

Kira Carsen

Kira Carsen is your Melee DPS companion and you get her somewhere around level 16 while your still on Coruscant. Kira is the single romance option for the male Jedi Knight

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

Doc

Doc is your Ranged Healer companion and is especially useful for this class. Unfortunately you don't acquire him till around level 36 while on the planet Balmorra. Doc is the single romance option for the female Jedi Knight.

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

Sgt. Fideltin Rusk

Rusk is your Ranged DPS companion and as such is helpful in generally staying out of the danger zone when you're in the thick of things but still causing mayhem. You get Rusk somewhere around level 39 while your on the planet Hoth.

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

Lord Scourge

If you've read the Revan novel this companion is well worth the wait to get even though you get your final pet later then most other classes. You get Lord Scourge after you leave the planet Hoth at about level 41 and he is your Melee Tank companion.

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

C2-N2

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
Like (+1)
Imperial Memoribilia
Indifferent (0)
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)

Jedi Knight Companion Top Gifts

Companion
Top Gift
T1-O1
Technology
Kira Carsen
Luxury
Doc
Courting
Sgt. Fideltin Rusk
Military Gear
Lord Scourge
Trophy
C2-N2
Cutural 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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    • player 20 months ago

      In the top section, HK-51 has listed "Underworld Good", but in the previous list that has 0 preference and "Weapon" seems to be top gift with a +2. Which is the error?

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      Ben Martin 20 months ago from Nova Scotia

      Hmmmm... looks like I made a mistake there. The correct one is Weapon. I'll fix that up shortly :)

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