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Currently How To Make The Most Credits In The Game

Almar's Avatar

01.15.2012 , 03:08 PM | #1
How To Make The Best Money In Swtor

Some of the best money I have found in Swtor is made by simply just raising some Crew Skills. Since the game is still very new almost all of the profession materials are still in very high demand. On my server there are almost NO Grade 6 materials ever on the Auction House and all Grade 5 materials sell so fast from everyone raising their Crew Skill it is insane. This guide is so good because depending on how many Companions you have, within an hour you will be able to start seeing profit.

Of course this guide is best for players being able to send all 5 of their Companions out at once, but you don't actually need that for this to work. The more companions you can send out on a task the more Credits you will make by using this guide, that's all. Now I am going to break this guide down into two parts, the first part is kind of the preparation (you don't really need this part, but I am putting it here because by doing this you can increase your income). The second part is the meat of the guide and exactly what you will be doing to make money.

The guide can be found on my website here:

But, since I'm so kind I'm also going to post it below (Can't include the pictures though, so if you want them you're gonna have to use the website.)

Prepare To Have Your Credit Socks Rocked!

First step is to drop two Crew Skills and pick up Underworld Trading and Bioanalysis. With Underworld Trading you are going to be running primarily Companion Gift Missions all the way up until you can start collecting Grade 5 and 6 Fabric/Metals. Don't bother running the Silk/Metal missions under Grade 5/6 as you won't even be able to sell them on the Auction House. Any and all Companion Gifts you get give to your Companions to increase their affection level. If you want to see what gifts your Companion likes take a look at my Companion Affection guide here.

While running Underworld Trading missions for the Companion Gifts you will want to run any Bioanalysis missions that reward you with "Bioanalysis Samples" or "Bioanalysis Compounds". Unless you plan on raising Biochem list all of the Bioanalysis materials you gather on the Auction House once their stack reaches about 20 to 30. The main reason you don't want to wait until 99 is because it's more common that people will buy stacks of 20 or 30 than 99. You can wait until 99 though if your Auction House is getting kinda full and you don't have an alt you can send your materials to.

While you're running missions for materials I recommend you don't stray very far from the Auction House. The materials you are gathering sell very quickly so it's important to keep anything new you gather up on the Auction House. Also since you can only have 50 items up at once that makes overcrowding for your inventory a very common issue. At least for the first 200 points you want to stay as close to the Auction House as possible, after that you can head out to Ilum and do your dailies or whatever it is that you do.
TIP: As I mentioned before, just run PvP Warzones while you stand in front of the Auction House to list your items after each Warzone.

As far as pricing goes I usually go with what the Auction House says since it's so damn hard to search for something... The only way I ever change the price that the Auction House gives me is if the item sells extremely quick after a few times of listing it. From leveling Underworld Trading to 320 and Bioanalysis to 320 you should have made about 50k after selling most of the items you got on the Auction House. If you're at all interested in seeing a list of items that you will be gathering from Bioanalysis and selling click here. Also, here is a list of Underworld Trading materials you will be gathering, although you'll only be selling the Grade 5 and 6 materials from that list.

This part is extremely simple since mainly you're just going to be farming missions the entire time. What you want to do is run Bioanalysis missions for Grade 5 and 6 materials until you're blue in the face. Literally. Stock up on about 250 - 300 of all the different materials as well as keeping at least 50 of them up on the Auction House at all times. The main reason you want to do this with Bioanalysis is because of the great Biochem reroll that is going on now. Almost everyone is switching to Biochem since it has tons of Reusable items available to it. If you'd like to learn more about them and what materials they require click here.

While running Bioanalysis missions sometimes sub out a Grade 5 or 6 mission for an Underworld Trading Grade 6 Metal or Silk. For those that get confused by this guide, below is an entire list of the items you're going to be farming with these two professions, it'll make things much easier to understand because it even comes with pretty pictures!

Underworld Trading

Ciridium (Blue Metal)
Mandalorian Iron (Epic Metal)
Denebrillan Star Silk (Epic Silk)
Nanosilk (Blue Silk)


Psychoactive Compound (Grade 5 Material)
Red Goo (Grade 5 Material)
Parasitic Microorganism (Grade 5 Material)
Nutrient Gel (Grade 5 Material)
Quick-Growth Agent (Grade 5 Material)
Immunity Cell Culture (Grade 6 Material)
Mutagenic Paste (Grade 6 Material)
Neurochemical Extract (Grade 6 Material)

You want to stock pile tons of these items, especially the Grade 6 materials since most players aren't at endgame yet, meaning the market for these items has not even started!! Also if you're level 50 you can run around Ilum at the same time and gather Bioanalysis materials (also if you have an additional gathering Crew Skill you can gather those materails too!) The best split that I have found to running missions is the following...

2 Companions on Underworld Trading Missions

3 Companions on Bioanalysis Missions

Usually there will always be at last 2 Underworld Trading missions available that will reward you with Metal/Silk but if not run a few for Companion Gifts to open up some Metal/Silk missions.

The main reason that I chose both of these Crew Skills is because they take the two most popular professions (Synthweaving, Biochem) and provide you with materials for them

And again just because, the guide can be found on my website here:

Any questions comments or concerns post here or toss me a PM. I'll answer them as quickly as possible!

NoaFlux's Avatar

06.17.2012 , 06:19 PM | #2
This guide makes a lot of sense! And I agree! Nice work by the way! Very detailed, yet easy to read!

I am maxed in Diplomacy. Some people think Diplomacy is lame. It is. That's why I can sell the Grade 6 items I get from it for 8,000+ credits. No one else has it. lol.

Just something to think about.

Ka-tel's Avatar

06.17.2012 , 10:54 PM | #3
Hmmm TS, so your guide is to sell stuff on the GTN for the "suggested" prices? LOL, it's people like you that make 90% of my money. I buy your stuff and sell it for many times what you're selling for =)

Keep it up. Get more people to do this. I'll love it.

Darzil's Avatar

06.18.2012 , 04:08 AM | #4
I made a lot of money whilst maxing out my companion's affection and collecting Modable schematics by running tier 2-5 Moderate difficulty Underworld Trading Moderate difficulty missions, mainly gift ones. Moderate difficulty missions give a lot more schematics than others, it seems (around 1 in 5), and gift missions cost less and are faster. I was able to sell each modable schematic on my server for around 15k, normally the same day (have sold several hundred over the last few months). Tier 1 doesn't sell well as people skill up on Moderate at tier 1, and tier 6 doesn't sell at all as people gather materials on Moderate. Create a legacy alt on the other side to trade the stuff your faction can't use (til 1.3), as more people shop there than the Hutt Cartel. You can even play the market a bit, as people often assume that this stuff should be cheaper than tier 6, or dump stuff for the other faction on for peanuts.

Frostbyt's Avatar

06.18.2012 , 05:53 AM | #5
stoped reading after he said he lists items for the gtn suggested price

Raora's Avatar

06.18.2012 , 10:17 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Frostbyt View Post
stoped reading after he said he lists items for the gtn suggested price
agreed, to all those people selling at suggested retail price thank you. I buy all those and re-sell at the going rate. Gotten to the point I dont even have to gather ANY mats on my own.

Yogol's Avatar

06.19.2012 , 05:15 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Ka-tel View Post
I buy your stuff and sell it for many times what you're selling for =)

Keep it up. Get more people to do this. I'll love it.
This is clearly a guide written by a reseller, written so he can buy the goods from his readers for extreem low prices and then resell them, lol.

It's the oldest trick in the book: write a guide so that dumb people do what you tell them and YOU can profit from the readers.
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tglass's Avatar

06.19.2012 , 09:33 AM | #8
To be fair, this guide was written back in January before there was any idea what grade 6 items were really worth on the GTN. At that point using the default GTN prices was a little more common until people figured out what the 'real' prices should be.
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abercromb's Avatar

06.19.2012 , 11:15 AM | #9
Making money is easy.

Can I pick it up from a slain enemy or from a random bush//rock/safe = easy to get = lower prices

Can I only get it from normal crew missions = medium demand = ok prices

Can I only get it from critted crew only missions = high prices

I should probaly add if what you are gathering is used only in a few items that no one wants then obviously they won't sell that well + your insane and just to be clear no I don't need any more underworld trading cloth.

NoaFlux's Avatar

06.19.2012 , 09:50 PM | #10
buying other peoples things and reselling them should be banned.