This article provides a preliminary guide for Crafting and Crew Skills, more advanced content such as related gameplay strategies could be found in this SWTOR Guide.
In SWTOR, crafting and crew skills comes hand in hand. To get a full grasp of how it works, let’s start on crew skills. SWTOR lets you manage your own crew and assign skills to them. While you’re off doing your own stuff in the game, you can assign a crew member to go on diplomatic missions or so. After which, they’ll automatically complete on their own and return to you with the mission completion rewards.
There are three main skill categories that you can assign to crew members which are: Gathering Skills, Crafting Skills and Mission Skills. Starting to get a picture of how crew skills relate to crafting?
Gathering skills include those abilities that are needed to collect the raw materials used to assemble and craft objects in the game. Crafting skills is as the name suggests and then finally Mission skills is about looking for hidden treasures or negotiating diplomatic terms.
Now onto the SWTOR crafting guide (note that this is a preliminary crafting guide to get you started on). There are two main crafting skills which are crafting and gathering.
Gathering offers four sets of different abilities which are scavenging, archaeology, slicing and bioanalysis. Crafting skills also comes in further specializations, which are Armortech, Synthweaving, Biochem, Cybertech, Artifice and Armstech.
You’d then need to mix and match these skills to craft the items of your choice. There you go, crafting and crew skills made easy.