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Jedi Knight SWTOR Companion Gift Guide

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How to Use SWTOR Jedi Knight Companion Gifts

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 you're leveling up. A lot of the time you can almost feel like you're building a rapport with them. Sometimes, though, you can also really tick them off with your actions—but there is a way to fix that. You can raise their affection by buying your companion a gift. Each companion likes an assortment of different gift types, with some more pleasing than 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.

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T7-O1

T7 is your Knight's first companion. His role is that of Ranged Tank and he 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 TypeAffection 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)

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Kira Carsen

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

Gift TypeAffection GainRomance 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)

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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 TypeAffection GainRomance 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)

 

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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 TypeAffection 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)

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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 TypeAffection 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)

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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 TypeAffection 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)

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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 TypeAffection 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)

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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 TypeAffection 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

CompanionTop 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?

References

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

Comments

vergilsvk on October 21, 2019:

military gear is current most affection giving gift for HK

Ben Martin (author) from Nova Scotia on May 22, 2015:

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

player on May 22, 2015:

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?