Star Wars the Old Republic MMO is here, and yes, they have other classes available to play in addition to Jedi or Sith. One of these classes is Trooper. I’m going to give you a quick review of the SWTOR Trooper classes so you can see if they fit your play style.
The Trooper is an elite Special Forces fighting machine. They wear heavy armor and use great firepower to overwhelm their opponents. There aren’t many mystical force powers for the Trooper, instead they use powerful blaster rifles, two-handed cannons, and grenades to charge headlong into battle and take him to the enemy.
When you play the Trooper you have 2 advanced classes to choose from, the Commando and the Vanguard.
The command is the main specification of DPS and can also be used to heal. Their main weapons are heavy blaster cannons and grenades. They have 2 main skill trees, Artillery and Combat Medic.
Artillery: It focuses on maximizing the destructive power of your cannons.
Combat Medic: It gives the Commando the ability to heal in small groups and heal in larger groups.
Vanguard is the defensive specialization (Tank). Their main weapons are blaster rifles and energy shields. They have 2 main skill trees, Tactics Specialist and Shields.
Tactic: It teaches the Vanguard how to deal more effectively with close-range combat.
Shield Specialist: Focuses on upgrading shield generators to absorb more damage and protect allies.
The Command and the Vanguard share the Assault Specialist tree. These abilities increase the range of grenades and add explosives to your arsenal.
Each character in SWTOR has 5 companions to help collect, create and they can also go on missions. Troopers companions are:
- Assault droid
- Planet: Nar Shaddaa
- Melee / Tank DPS
- Ranged with blaster rifle
- Starter kit: flamethrower
- Species: Weequay male
- Planet: Balmora
- Heavy Armored Melee Tank
- Use a rifle and grenades
- Species: Human female
- Planet: Taris
- Ranged, use blaster pistol
- Heavy armor and healing
- Starter kit: Medpack
- Crew Skills: +10 Biochemical Efficiency, +10 Bioanalysis Efficiency
- Species: Cathar male
- Ranged DPS, use a sniper rifle
- Heavy armor
- Starter Kit: Concussion Round
- Gifts: ammunition belt, survival kit, padded gun case
- Crew Skills: +10 Armstech Efficiency, +2 Critical Diplomacy
- Species: male Ghent
- Melee DPS
- Medium armor
- Weapon: Electrobar
This gives you a short SWTOR Trooper Class Review so you can decide if this is the type of character you would enjoy playing with.