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[Guide] Companion Gifts & Affection Guide

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[Guide] Companion Gifts & Affection Guide

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Almar
02.23.2012 , 12:27 AM | #1
Companion Gift & Affection Guide

Companion Gifts are the easiest way to raise your Companion's Affection levels. Rank 1 and 2 of these gifts can be purchased from a vendor in the Fleet Station but all other ranks must be gathered through Mission Crew Skills. If you don't have any Mission Crew Skills you can always just purchase these gifts from the Auction House. The rank 5 blue ones aren't that expensive and there are usually tons on the Auction House at all times.

Depending on what Companion you have determines what gift you will want to give to them. Not all Companions like the same gifts and not only that but there are three different levels in which they can give you Affection for the gift. Love being the highest affection gain per gift, Favorite being the second most and Like being the least. It will be cheapest and most effective to feed them gifts they Love rather than gifts they like or that are their favorite. However, not all Companions have gifts that they Love, some only have Favorites as their max gift (Qyzen Fess being a prime example). If you'd like to see a list of what gifts each Companion takes, follow the link below.

http://almarsguides.com/swtor/gettin...es/companions/

What Is The Best Way To Raise My Companion's Affection?

That is probably the most common question players ask and the answer is by starting out with Rank 5 gifts (Blue or Epic ones) and just feeding them the gifts until max. It will be more expensive by about 10k Credits per Companion but you will save HOURS of time by skipping the earlier gift ranks. Since you have to wait 30 seconds inbetween giving your Companion a gift starting out with a low rank gift will take entirely way too long. For this reason I am only going to chart out the Rank 5 Blue and Epic gifts for each Companion.

If you want to start out with lower rank gifts because you're raising a Mission Crew Skill then all you need to know is Rank 1 Gifts stop giving affection at 6k and Rank 2 gifts stop giving affection at 8k. The rest give affection up to max.
First up, let's take a look at the "Love" gifts.

Complete List of Rank 5 "Love" Gifts

"Love" Gifts : 0 - 2000 Affection Points

Green Gifts - 144 Affection per gift
Blue Gifts - 240 Affection per gift
Purple Gifts - 576 Affection per gift

"Love" Gifts : 2000 - 4000 Affection Points

Green Gifts - 144 Affection per gift
Blue Gifts - 240 Affection per gift
Purple Gifts - 576 Affection per gift

"Love" Gifts : 4000 - 6000 Affection Points

Green Gifts - 125 Affection per gift
Blue Gifts - 208 Affection per gift
Purple Gifts - 499 Affection per gift

"Love" Gifts : 6000 - 8000 Affection Points

Green Gifts - 106 Affection per gift
Blue Gifts - 176 Affection per gift
Purple Gifts - 422 Affection per gift

"Love" Gifts : 8000 - 10000 Affection Points

Green Gifts - 96 Affection per gift
Blue Gifts - 160 Affection per gift
Purple Gifts - 384 Affection per gift

Complete List of Rank 5 "Favorite" Gifts


"Favorite" Gifts : 0 - 2000 Affection Points

Green Gifts - 81 Affection per gift
Blue Gifts - 135 Affection per gift
Purple Gifts - 324 Affection per gift

"Favorite" Gifts : 2000 - 4000 Affection Points

Green Gifts - 81 Affection per gift
Blue Gifts - 135 Affection per gift
Purple Gifts - 324 Affection per gift

"Favorite" Gifts : 4000 - 6000 Affection Points

Green Gifts - 70 Affection per gift
Blue Gifts - 117 Affection per gift
Purple Gifts - 281 Affection per gift

"Favorite" Gifts : 6000 - 8000 Affection Points

Green Gifts - 59 Affection per gift
Blue Gifts - 99 Affection per gift
Purple Gifts - 238 Affection per gift

"Favorite" Gifts : 8000 - 10000 Affection Points

Green Gifts - 54 Affection per gift
Blue Gifts - 90 Affection per gift
Purple Gifts - 216 Affection per gift

Complete List of Rank 5 "Like" Gifts

"Like" Gifts : 0 - 2000 Affection Points

Green Gifts - 36 Affection per gift
Blue Gifts - 60 Affection per gift
Purple Gifts - 144 Affection per gift

"Like" Gifts : 2000 - 4000 Affection Points

Green Gifts - 36 Affection per gift
Blue Gifts - 60 Affection per gift
Purple Gifts - 144 Affection per gift

"Like" Gifts : 4000 - 6000 Affection Points

Green Gifts - 31 Affection per gift
Blue Gifts - 52 Affection per gift
Purple Gifts - 125 Affection per gift

"Like" Gifts : 6000 - 8000 Affection Points

Green Gifts - 26 Affection per gift
Blue Gifts - 44 Affection per gift
Purple Gifts - 106 Affection per gift

"Like" Gifts : 8000 - 10000 Affection Points

Green Gifts - 24 Affection per gift
Blue Gifts - 40 Affection per gift
Purple Gifts - 96 Affection per gift

That about does it for the basics of Companion Affection... There are two more links though which you will find extremely helpful in raising your Companions Affection levels. These links both can be found below.

Link to all the gifts and which companions accept what:

http://almarsguides.com/swtor/gettin...es/companions/

Details on gift affection levels: (Really what I put into the post above)

http://almarsguides.com/swtor/gettin.../affection.cfm

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olderhead
02.23.2012 , 08:32 PM | #2
Almar how do you figure so much of this stuff out about the game?

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Almar
02.24.2012 , 01:47 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by olderhead View Post
Almar how do you figure so much of this stuff out about the game?
Research and personal experience a lot of the time. I normally research things endlessly and then try them out myself over and over and over until I learn everything about them.

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Almar
02.25.2012 , 11:17 PM | #4
I may add a bit of information about Treasure Hunting soon, since how that gives Companion Gifts is completely different than other Crew Skills

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CarpeSangrea
02.26.2012 , 08:27 PM | #5
This is a particular area I'm always seeing people fumble with. Being able to refer them to such a resource is very nice

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Almar
02.27.2012 , 07:05 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by CarpeSangrea View Post
This is a particular area I'm always seeing people fumble with. Being able to refer them to such a resource is very nice
You're welcome, again!

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Almar
02.28.2012 , 07:10 PM | #7
Adding some updates to my Imperial Companion pages

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Almar
04.06.2012 , 01:07 PM | #8
Few alterations made

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Almar
04.13.2012 , 07:38 PM | #9
Doing some research for 1.2 and how it affected Companion Gifts. Also experiementing with C2-N2 to see what he likes!

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Morolac
04.14.2012 , 10:38 AM | #10
Found out that both IMP and REP ship droids love cultural gifts (+96 for the polished meteorite till affection is >2000).
Didn't bother checking the other gifts, sorry 'bout that.

Small question: Am I right that gifts are the only way to raise the ship droid affections?
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