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Sith Inquisitor "SWTOR" Companion Gift Guide

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Sith Inquisitor

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Their Love Is Only a Gift Away

One of the interesting parts of leveling a character is having your companion standing next to you and listening to their 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 really tick them off with your actions. Don't let one guy get revenge . . . or don't let your companion eat people. There are things they just don't like. 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 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 perform 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.

Khem Val

Your first companion and likely your most useful one for the majority of your leveling. You aquire Khem somewhere around level 8 and he is your Melee Tank.

Gift TypeAffection Gain

Weapon

Favorite (+2)

Military Gear

Indifferent (0)

Courting

Indifferent (0)

Luxury

Indifferent (0)

Technology

Like (+1)

Republic Memorbilia

Indifferent (0)

Imperial Memoribilia

Like (+1)

Cultural Artifact

Love (+3)

Trophy

Like (+1)

Underworld Good

Indifferent (0)

Andronikos Revel

This is your second companion and he fills the role of Ranged DPS. This is the sole romance option for the female Inquisitor. You get him at around level 28 on the planet Tatooine.

Gift TypeAffection GainRomance Affection Gain

Weapon

Love (+3)

 

Military Gear

Favorite (+2)

Love (+3)

Courting

Indifferent (0)

Like (+1)

Luxury

Like (+1)

Love (+3)

Technology

Indifferent (0)

 

Republic Memorbilia

Indifferent (0)

 

Imperial Memoribilia

Indifferent (0)

 

Cultural Artifact

Indifferent (0)

 

Trophy

Indifferent (0)

Like (+1)

Underworld Good

Favorite (+2)

Love (+3)

Ashara Zavros

Ashara is your Melee DPS and is very good about leaping into enemies and creating a lot of damage. You acquire Ashara at around level 36 on the planet Taris. Ashara is the single romance option for the Male Inquisitor. As you can see from the table below, unless you're in a romance with her its going to be very tough to get her affection up with gifts. Just keep plugging away at it.

Gift TypeAffection GainRomance Affection Gain

Weapon

Like (+1)

Favorite (+2)

Military Gear

Like (+1)

Favorite (+2)

Courting

Indifferent (0)

Love (+3)

Luxury

Indifferent (0)

Like (+1)

Technology

Indifferent (0)

Like (+1)

Republic Memorbilia

Like (+1)

Love (+3)

Imperial Memoribilia

Indifferent (0)

Like (+1)

Cultural Artifact

Like (+1)

Favorite (+2)

Trophy

Indifferent (0)

 

Underworld Good

Indifferent (0)

 

Talos Drellik

Talos is your Ranged Healer and you acquire him on the planet Hoth when your around level 41. Although you get him late in the game he makes an excellent companion with healing, decent DPS, and crowd control abilities.

Gift TypeAffection Gain

Weapon

Indifferent (0)

Military Gear

Indifferent (0)

Courting

Like (+1)

Luxury

Favorite (+2)

Technology

Like (+1)

Republic Memorbilia

Favorite (+2)

Imperial Memoribilia

Favorite (+2)

Cultural Artifact

Love (+3)

Trophy

Indifferent (0)

Underworld Good

Indifferent (0)

Xalek

Xalek is your final companion and you get him after you finished with your class story on Voss, which will be at around level 47. He fills the role of Ranged Tank and is a great substitute for Khem Val, and you are able to change his look with armor changes instead of just companion customization like Khem.

Gift TypeAffection Gain

Weapon

Love (+3)

Military Gear

Love (+3)

Courting

Indifferent (0)

Luxury

Indifferent (0)

Technology

Indifferent (0)

Republic Memorbilia

Indifferent (0)

Imperial Memoribilia

Indifferent (0)

Cultural Artifact

Indifferent (0)

Trophy

Like (+1)

Underworld Good

Like (+1)

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 TypeAffection 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

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, it's 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)

Treek

Treek

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)

CompanionBest Gift Type

Khem Val

Cultural Artifact

Andronikos Revel

Weapon

Ashara Zavros

Republic Memorabilia

Talos Drellik

Cultural Artifact

Xalek

Weapon or Military Gear

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 . . . with the exception of Ashara. Some companions, like Ashara, don't have a gift that gets top results, and some gifts only work if you're in a romantic relationship with them, but I've listed your best shots 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.