SWTOR Races – Playable and Non-playable Races

April 30th, 2011 by Marcus

Below is an overview to SWTOR Races. More detailed content and coverage of the topic could be found in this SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle.

Star Wars the Old Republic has plans for a total of eight available playable races. All the eight races are derived from the movie. Besides these eight playable SWTOR races, there are a great number of other races that would be found throughout the galaxy as either companion or NPCs. Here’s an overview of all the SWTOR races. Check out the SWTOR Classes category for a more in-dept description for each one of the playable classes.

Playable SWTOR Races:


The Chiss appears very human except for their blue skin. This SWTOR race comes from Csilla, a planet from far away. The Chiss forms strong allies with the Sith Empire. This class is available to the Imperial Agents and the Bounty Hunters.


Humans are the dominant race in SWTOR. Quite ironically, humans do not have an originating planet. Many believe the humans come from Coruscant but this has never been confirmed. Humans are found throughout the galaxy. For gamers who couldn’t care less which race to play, the human race is recommended given that it is available to all the eight SWTOR classes.

SWTOR Miraluka

This race is available to the Jedi Knight and Jedi Consular classes. The SWTOR Miraluka is a race that is born without eyes. This is because their world, Alpheridies is almost light-less besides the minimal light from the red dwarf star. The Miraluka are thus very sensitive the the force and has the ability to use the force for seeing.

SWTOR Mirialan

The SWTOR Mirialan could be played as a Jedi Consular or Trooper. They come from the planet of Mirial and look very human-like besides their green skin. This is a very fast and agile race.

SWTOR Rattataki

Yet another Sith Empire race, the SWTOR Rattataki is available to the Bounty Hunters, Imperial Agents and Sith Inquisitors. The Rattataki are skilled fighters and fierce combatants.

SWTOR Sith Pureblood

Anyone who want to play a Sith Pureblood should take care given that the race is available only to the Sith Warrior. These red skinned Siths are born warriors of the dark side. Their capabilities with the force and combat skills make them a force not to be reckoned with.

SWTOR Twi’lek

The SWTOR Twi’lek uniqueness are in their head-tails. Skin-wise, the Twi’lek race can appear in multiple colors. Twi’lek females are often depicted as slaves or dancers and considered very beautiful. The playable-classes for the Twi-lek are the Jedi Consular, Smuggler and the Sith Inquisitor.

SWTOR Zabrak

The SWTOR Zabrak are also commonly referred to as the Iridonians who come from the palnet Iridonia. This race is available to the Trooper, Jedi Knight and the Sith Inquisitor. The Zabraks are marked by their horns and tattoos.

Non-Playable SWTOR Races:

Kel Dor
Mantellian Savrip
Mon Calamari

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April 25th, 2011 by Jack Matthews

In the midst of the Republic’s darkest and gravest hours, facing their largest attack yet from the Empire,they still remain united in one of many surprise attack by Malgus. In the Battle of Alderaan, SWTOR Hope trailer depicts a large scale warfare in the forests and mountains. With the city of the Republic burning up in intense flames, deep in the forest brave soldiers gather for a guerrilla type ambush on the Empire assault droids and Sith to stop their invasion.

Out of nowhere, the ambush begins with the Republic opening fire at the Empire enemies, blasting large rounds of firepower at the droids. A spectacle of chaos breaks loose within the dense dirt jungle now tainted with smoke and blasted rocks. Watch this latest trailer of SWTOR Hope where Alderaan has its back to a wall facing imminent danger from the Empire and while the Republic takes a last desperate stand against Darth Malgus and his force.

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April 21st, 2011 by admin

From recent interviews with BioWare’s developers, SWTOR PvP war zones are expected to be rather similar to those found in Warhammer and World of Warcraft. It’s not fully clear yet whether open PvP will be made available when the game is released, however, the team have mentioned that there will definitely be SWTOR PvP play and there will be instances.

Besides SWTOR PvP, raids will be available in different sizes to emphasize the massively multiplayer aspect of the game. Warzones such as the Alderaan Warzone will all have specific objectives. Particularly for this PvP Warzone, there will be three types of guns. The objective is to get the guns and aim them at the enemy’s ship to intimidate them and have them on the run. Plot-wise it’s like a planetary defense cannon. Both PvP parties will be on the ship at the same time. When the ship is destroyed, debris and smoke would appear, marking the end of the match.

According to BioWare’s developers, the plan is to create SWTOR PvP environments with increasing gameplay tension to keep gamers immersed in the game. Different warzones would provide different objectives for those engaged in the large scale PvP. The reward system would however remain the same throughout.

In SWTOR, it’s not about getting all or absolutely no PvP rewards but about maximizing those rewards. This means that the losing party would get rewards nevertheless but just less PvP rewards. The system is planned to be designed this way to keep gamers interested in rematches.

If you’re looking for more than preliminary info, this SWTOR Guide is recommended. The manual is also available as part of a SWTOR Complete Guides Bundle; further recommended for serious SWTOR gamers.

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SWTOR Space Combat Guide

April 18th, 2011 by Marcus

Star Wars would not be complete without space combat, after all, the entire setting is based on deep space. As such, besides the prominent existence of light sabers and the use of the force in Star Wars the Old Republic, SWTOR space combat is another highly anticipated feature of the game. SWTOR space combat comes largely in the form of pace missions throughout the galaxy. Some examples of SWTOR space combats that gamers can expect are those such as maneuvering a starship through dangerous asteroid fields, firing enemy ships down or even engaging in large-scale space warfare.

Other more simple SWTOR space combats that could be expected are those such as taking down targeted battle cruisers or escorting allies into secure areas. As gamers level up, they’ll also be faced with increasingly difficult space combat missions which would then call for having to spend credits for a more capable and well equipped ship.

Knowing what each SWTOR star ship offers is a huge help when doing SWTOR space combats. The same goes for knowing what upgrade options and ship specializations are out there for each star ship. For example, do you know the difference between a Fury and the BT-7 thunderclap? Knowing the difference and which is more suitable for your class is a must if you want to succeed in space combats.

Given that space combats in Star Wars: the Old Republic comes mostly in the form of missions and quests, space combat rewards is another thing to look forward to. Fine out more combat strategies and leveling strategies.


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