How to get and upgrade your Starship in Swtor

Spaceship, Player Ship or Starship can be describe as your home where you can relax, talk to your companions and other players or access your Cargo Hold. In the future Player ships will be SWTOR’s Housing system. Your friends can visit your spaceship only if they own their own spaceship. There is a small fuel cost (about 40 credits) to move around the galaxy map.


What level do I get my starship?
After completing the last class quest (level 16) on your second planet you will receive your ship:

Planet: Dromund Kaas

Planet: Coruscant
  • Jedi Consular will receive a spaceship after completing the quest- Ancient Secrets
  • Trooper will receive a spaceship after completing the quest – Assault On The Works
  • Smuggler will receive a spaceship after completing the quest – Race the Devil
  • Jedi Knight will receive a spaceship after completing the quest – Race to the Ruins


How to customize / upgrade you starship?

At launch you will not be able to customize the interior of the ship, but you can add torpedoes, shields, weapons and rockets as mods to your spaceship. There are 5 grades of each item and the vendors sell grade (rank) 1, 3, and 5. Grades 2 and 4 can be obtain as quest rewards or by crafting . At Republic/Imperial Fleet, there are two Starship Upgrades vendors:

Republic Fleet – Captain Gek and S-4SO located at Galactic Trade Market area.
Imperial Fleet – Ensign Brukes and S-1A0

These vendors also sell Pilot’s Equipment like Boots, Gloves, Helmet, Pants and Tunic for Fleet Commendations and require Social level II or higher. The prices are approximately 200 – 250 Fleet Commendations.



How to obtain Fleet Commendations?

After completing a space mission you will receive 1 Fleet Commendation. There are also daily space quests which give you 3 to 6 Fleet Commendations.

Class Spaceship Types

There are six different Spaceship types assigned to different classes. The only way to obtain particular Starship is to choose appropriate class:

Jedi Knight & Jedi Consular – Corellian Defender
Smuggler – Corellian XS Stock Light Freighter
Trooper – Rendili Hyperworks BT-7 Thunderclap


Sith Warror & Sith Inquisitor – Fury-Class Imperial Interceptor
Imperial Agent – X-70b-Phantom Prototype
Bounty Hunter – D5-Mantis


All Starships have a Protocol Droid companion:
  • 2V-R8 for Empire Side and
  • C2-N2 for Republic Side


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0 Responses to How to get and upgrade your Starship in Swtor

  1. Comment by Kenneth made on December 20, 2011 at 1:07 am

    You may wish to add the different Starport vendors who sell upgrades.

    I’m not sure if they are on all planets past the capitol worlds, but I can verify they are on Balmora and I believe on Tat. Shaddaa and Alderaan.

    • Comment by Kenneth made on December 20, 2011 at 1:08 am

      Not that it’s a big deal, but for those of us who are too lazy to wait through the load time for the fleet to upgrade can use planets as we quest to do so.

      The level requirements for each upgrade might be useful as well.

  2. Comment by Sparhawk made on December 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Grades 2 and 4 are almost useless – they can be crafted by cybertechs, but no RE’ing is allowed on the items for additional bonuses..

    The best gear, of course, is only attainable at lvl 50 for fleet commendations..

    Pretty sad because I actually enjoy the space combat portion of the game as a break from time to time.. They really need to fix the bugs though – both “station” runs will crash the game client if you manage to destroy the communications array on the stations.. :(

    • Comment by Tomi Keränen made on January 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      on the opposite. grade 2 is a rare, and as such its just a hitch better than green grade 3, same goes with grade 4 and 5. Even better Cybertech can get recipes for purple versions which are the best known parts as of now.

      • Comment by Arkhanis made on January 30, 2012 at 10:55 pm

        Grade 2 is much better than 1 and actually better than 3 in a lot of ways. The bonuses they give outweigh the grade 3. Get them from a cybertech. Grade 4 will last you til end game, once you hit 50 you will get them with commendations. Just my 2 cents but 2 and 4 are MUCH better than any of the bought ones!

    • Comment by Heliac made on March 22, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      My client doesn’t crash when that happens; in fact, when I destroy the Comms Spike I get something like 2k credits for completion of a Daily Bonus.

  3. Comment by Jonathan Todd made on January 17, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Slight error as the protocol droid you get is determined by Empire/Republic not Light/Dark. Thus a Jedi Consular who plays Dark Side Choices will still get C2-N2 when he/she gets the Defender