Crew Skills

Crew Skills are Star Wars: The Old Republic take on MMORPG crafting and professions. You will be able to choose three professions out of fourteen available. These crew skills are separated into three main categories. Beside Gathering and crafting professions SWTOR introduces special Mission Skills which let you send your companions on special missions that can result in rare recipes, crafting components, items or even light/dark side points and affection. Another unique feature is the Reverse Engineering ability. It allows you to deconstruct every item you create to extract some of the source materials. In rare occasions it will provide you with a new schematic, which can be of the highest quality.

Some crew skills supplement each other much better than others. Mouse over any of the crew skills below to see which other skills complement it the best.

Gathering Skills

IconCrew Skill NameDescription
Archeology Crew Skill


The ability to seek out imbued items like Lightsaber crystals and ancient artifacts
Bioanalysis Crew Skill


Harvesting genetic material from creatures and plants
Scavenging  Crew Skill


Harvesting materials and parts from old or damaged technology
Slicing Crew Skill


Lets you access secured computer systems and lockboxes to extract valuable data and rare schematics

Crafting Skills

Armormech Crew Skill


Lets you create personal armor from hard metals and electronic shielding
Armstech Crew Skill


Skill of constructing blasters, blaster rifles and upgrades
Artifice Crew Skill


Construction of Jedi and Sith artifacts
Biochem Crew Skill


Creation of performance-enhancing chemical serums and biological implants
Cybertech Crew Skill


Construction of gadgets and components for Droids and high-tech armors
Synthweaving Crew Skill


Creation of Light Armor and outfits

Mission Skills

Diplomacy Crew Skill


The art of conducting and managing negotiations
Investigation Crew Skill


The skill of examining evidence and following clues to discover valuable secrets
Treasure Hunting Crew Skill

Treasure Hunting

The ability to track down and recover valuable items by investigating a series of clues
Underworld Trading Crew Skill

Underworld Trading

Expertise in the trading of illegal goods and services

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