Affection and Companion Gifts Guide

As we already know the most expensive way to gain the companions’ affection is by giving them gifts. In our Companion List guide you can find what gifts your companion prefers over others or if he / she is indifferent to some types of gifts. Your companion gift preferences can change from indifferent to like/love if you and your companion are in romance.

The gifts are categorized in several types: Military Gear Gifts, Weapon, Luxury, Imperial Memorabilia, Republic Memorabilia, Cultural Artifact, Trophy, Underworld Good, Technology, Courting and come in five Ranks. Gifts are also classified by quality: green, blue and purple. Green gifts are the most common and can be bought at vendors, while blue and purple ones can be obtained through Mission Skill quests or purchased from the Galactic Trade Network. Affection range is between 0 and 10.000 with new levels at every 2,000 points.

Companion affection can effect game play in several ways:
  • you will reduce the time for crafting by increasing affection with your companion
  • the success rate on missions is increased with higher affection

It seems that the only companion who doesn’t like any gift is the droid you get with your ship. I tried a few different gift types and nothing worked.Update: This has changed with game update 1.2 and ship droids now love Cultural Artifact (C2-N2 gifts, 2V-R8).

In the table below you can find how much affection you will gain for some gifts at certain affection level. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Plate Beard for making this table and removing any mystery to how companion gifts work, and allowing us to post it on our site. We think this will be extremely helpful for all of the SWTOR community members and we hope you will enjoy it. You can also follow Plate Beard work with some other interesting data here.

Affection Gain
Affection LevelRank 1 GiftRank 2 GiftRank 3 GiftRank 4 GiftRank 5 Gift
High (Loves)               
0 – 200096160384106176422125208499144240576144240576
Medium (Favourite)               
0 – 200054902165999238701172818113532481135324
Low (Likes)               
0 – 20002440962644106315212536601443660144

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13 Responses to Affection and Companion Gifts Guide

  1. Comment by Rosie made on January 28, 2012 at 9:20 am

    So I have noticed you get to talk toyour companion as the affection goes up. It seems to be every 1000 points. I have not focused on this to see if i am accurate, but i was trying to bring my affection up on a few of them, and found i started to need to talk to them as well. Pretty cool, but.. it doesn’t follow the story line well if you are doing this at 50.
    Nice guide by the way. very helpful

    • Comment by Werekit made on March 22, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      I have noticed that the side quests you get from your companions is every 500 not every 1000. I confirmed this on 2 different toons, a si and a bh, by going to the IF station. Buying up as many of the green gifts as I can that they love from the gift vendor. Sitting in the cantina, and clicking away every 25 seconds. I am doing that currently.

  2. Comment by Noggin made on March 10, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I don’t understand this. My Affection rating from Ashara is 1240 currently. She is listed as “likes” on green technology. I gave her a green rank 1 technology gift expecting to receive 24 affection. She didn’t care for it at all.

    • Comment by Noggin made on March 11, 2012 at 1:49 am

      I think I understand now. In addition to being listed as Likes, she was also listed as indifferent. I think this just means that some of the items in that category she’ll like, and some she wont care about.

      • Comment by The Spy (admin) made on March 11, 2012 at 8:03 am

        If you are a male character than Ashara will ‘like’ technology. If you are a female character than she won’t care about technology. It all depends on whether the character is romanceable or not.

    • Comment by Werekit made on March 22, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Ashara Technology: indifferent, like. with the possibility for being indifferent about it would mean that there is a chance she won’t like it at all. better to stick with the Republic Memorabilia which she likes/loves.

  3. Comment by Cyberchik made on April 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Great chart….noticed one thing though. FAVOURITE should be high and LOVES is medium

  4. Comment by Stephanie made on April 19, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Actually I did find that technology gifts for the droid did some affection gain, although it wasn’t much.

    • Comment by Moute made on May 6, 2012 at 7:13 pm

      they have made it so that your ship droid will gain affection with you after update1.2

  5. Comment by Loony made on May 26, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Now ship droids do accept gifts. 2V-R8, the Imperial droid, prefers cultural gifts the most.

  6. Comment by carl johnson made on October 4, 2012 at 7:51 am

    this affection guide is wrong. i used rank 5 gifts on ashara and they were gifts that she will accept and grant affection for, as per another thread about companion gifts. and the most affection i got was 60. on all my other class toons i used rank 5 gifts and was getting around 500 affection per gift what gives, is it that Ashara is a Ice queen or just a glitch.

    • Comment by sean made on November 17, 2012 at 3:36 am

      A traveling buddy of mine (Ezekius) a jedi sentinal. I give him my purple and blue, his female comp. gives 66 max. Dont understand. My crew gives the amounts listed above. Very fustrating.

  7. Comment by ray soyars made on September 27, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    all I want to know is what gifts each companion likes loves, GEEEEEEESH! WHERE IS THE GIFT GUIDE AT! I DONT EVEN GET WHAT THIS EVEN MEANS! or is there NOT LIST OF GIFTS SOMEWHERE THAT EACH COMP. LIKES MORE THAB OTHERS I’d hate to think i have to BUY EVERY BLOODY GIFT JUST TO FIND THE RIGHT ONE CUZ YOU PPL CANT JUST MAKE A FRIGGIN LIST LIKE I SAID…GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESH! AND WITH THE NEW CREATURE COMPS TOO AND HOW ABOUT UPDATED TO 2017 ins not 2014 NO MORE MAN! CATCH THE HELL UP WILL YA! I HATE ALL THESE ANTIQUE SITES ALL OUT DATED AND SHIT! Im not a spammer but im pissed off with all the dated Star wars sites…all i want is a NEW COMP GIFT LIST THAT INCLUDES ALL THE NEW COMPANIONS…NOT JUST THE ONES FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE DAMN GAME! specially if youre just starting to play, all the web sites are like 10000 years old! talking about crap thats not even in the4 game no more, and not talking about what is…