December 5th, 2011 by Vera Cannon
What exactly are datacrons and matix cubes? Why would you want to learn about them or make use of them in SWTOR? Easy. Datacrons are basically hidden elements found at various hidden locations in the vast Star Wars galaxies. Players who come across them can consider themselves very lucky given that these elements provide extra stats and bonuses.
How to spot a datacron? Although they are hidden in the more difficult-to-access parts of the game, when you do come across them, they can quite easily be identified given they radiate a glow. Word usually goes around where datacrons are hidden, thus knowing where they are located isn’t the difficult part. Getting to them however, is an entirely different topic since it involves puzzles and all that logic headache.
The great news is, if you successfully get to a datacron, you get a permanent stats increase.
Here’s a quick guide to which datacron offers what bonuses. Note that the extend of the statistics boost depends on the type of datacron and the planet.
* Strength – Red
* Endurance – Green
* Aim – White
* Willpower – Purple
* Presence – Yellow
* Cunning – Yellow
Besides stat boosts, some datacrons gives a Matrix Shard. These are what are used to assemble Matrix Cubes. So far, the known Matrix Shards comes in 4 colors: red, blue, yellow and green.
These shards can be assembled using what is called an assembler to create Matrix Cubes, which give more than 1 statistic boost. For example, a level 32 cube combined using a Blue, Red and Red shard will yield give the following stats boost: 22 End, 29 Will, 14 Crit.
Well, there you go. A fast track SWTOR guide to Datacrons and Matrix Cubes!
A single matrix shard serves no purpose, but in sets of three they can prove extremely valuable to the player in the form of a Matrix Cube via an assembler.
For a more in-depth insight into Datacrons and Matrix Cubes, please refer to this SWTOR Guide.
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