Items and Equipment
While exploring the galaxy, you obtain various items that help you on your journey. To hold all these items, you’re given an Inventory Module that can contain up to 30 items. To open your Inventory Module, press I. You can expand your module another 10 slots for a certain amount of Credits or Cartel Coins. Free-to-Play players can only purchase further expansions with Cartel Coins, but subscribers have the option of purchsing them with Credits or Cartel Coins.
The galaxy is full of various objects from small trinkets to large weaponry, and all of them serve a purpose. Hover over an item to view more details about it.
Loot: These items have no use but can be sold to any vendor for some Credits.
Consumables : Use these items to heal yourself, gain special attributes, or get a boost in certain stats.
Equipment : Outfit yourself or companion with these items to change your physical appearance and/or increase your defensive or combat statistics. Some equipment cannot be used by Free-to-Play players without acquiring the proper license through the Cartel Market.
Item Modification: Attach these accessories to a weapon, armor, or other equipment with modification slots to enhance the object’s stats. Subscribers have the ability to remove these modifications in order to apply them to new items.
Crew Skills: Use materials to create equipment or other items.
Commendations: Items specific to the different locations you have traveled to.
Mission Items Tab
These are items obtained while completing a mission, and in some cases, you may be required to use these items in order to complete a mission. These items do not take up any space in your regular inventory and are stored in a separate module. Click the Mission Items tab on the bottom of the Inventory Module to access these special items.
The color of an item’s name indicates its rarity and quality.
Gray: Low-quality items that have no practical value to you but can be sold to vendors for some Credits. Your companion will sell these if you select the Sell Junk option.
White: A common low-quality item or equipment that gives no boost to stats. Health and recovery items are in this category.
Green: Premium or uncommon items and equipment that give you a small stat boost.
Blue: These items (usually labeled Prototypes) increase your stats more than green items. They can be modified to boost their general attributes.
Purple: These powerful items (sometimes labeled Artifacts) have additional effects on top of increased stats. Free-to-Play players may not equip many purple items without acquiring a license from the Cartel Market.
Yellow: Special mission-specific items obtained during a mission.
Orange: These custom items can be fitted with a range of item modifications.
No matter how powerful a weapon or armor becomes, it still suffers general wear and tear. Weapons and equipment degrade the most when you are defeated in combat. To check your equipment’s durability, hover over the item. The item's durability is represented by a numerical value, and if it reaches zero, the item is ineffective until repaired.
When an item is nearly broken, a yellow indicator appears near your portrait. When that icon turns red, the item is completely broken is no longer useful to you. Hover over this indicator to see which items in the inventory are in urgent need of repair. Regularly repair your items through any vendor.
You can modify some equipment to enhance general statistics. To modify an item, hover over the desired item and press CTRL and right-click the item to open the Item Modification page. Only items that have the Right-click to Modify option can be modified in this fashion. The Item Modification page displays all the available modification slots, including upgrades already installed and any open slots. To add a modification, click-and-drag a modification item into a slot to attach it to your equipment. Once you are satisfied with your modifications, click APPLY to attach the modification. Adding a new modification to a slot that already contains one replaces the old modification with the new one.
Most modifications inside of items can be removed by a player, although there are some exceptions. Free-to-Play players may not remove modifications, but they may instead install new modifications over existing ones.
Equippable items have a rating indicating their general level of quality. This number gives you a rough idea of how powerful the viewed item is compared to other items you’re wearing. To raise the rating, look for certain modification items that can increase these ratings, and attach them to your equipment.
You can equip yourself, your companion, and your starship with a variety of items that enhance stats and change appearances. In order to equip an item, click-and-drag it from the inventory into an equipment slot on the Character Sheet.
Most items have set requirements that can only be equipped if the character meets a set of parameters. To view an item’s requirements, hover your mouse over the item to see whether you can equip the item. Items often require a character to be at or above a specified level as well as to possess the right proficiencies for type of weapon (blasters, lightsabers) or armor grade (light, medium, heavy). Certain items also require a license for Free-to-Play players. Free-to-Play players can purchase a license through the Cartel Market.
Certain equipment items bind to you once you equip them. You can sell them to vendors for Credits or destroy them, but you cannot trade them to another player or sell them in the Galactic Trade Network.
Clearing out Your Inventory
Over time, your Inventory Module fills with items. Space in your inventory is limited and you will eventually need to make room for new items. There are several ways to clear space in your inventory:
- Destroy an item, permanently removing it from your inventory. To do this, click-and-drag the item to an area of the game screen outside of your inventory, then left-click. A window appears asking you to confirm the item’s destruction.
- Sell an item to a vendor. You also can send your companion to sell your gray items to a vendor.
- Put up the item for sale in the Galactic Trade Network.
You can trade items or Credits with any player in your faction that you see on the game screen. Target the character, right-click the character's portrait, and then select TRADE to open the trade window. You can trade up to seven items in one trade. You can also trade credits. Both you and the other player can place items from your inventories into the trade slots. Select TRADE when you are satisfied with the deal to complete the transaction.
Free-to-Play players cannot trade, until they make a purchase on the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ web store at http://buy.swtor.com. Making any purchase on the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ web store changes Free-to-Play Players to a Preferred Status. Preferred Status players can begin trading items at Level 10.