SWTOR Companions, Skill Bonuses and Gift Preferences List

SWTOR Companion Skill Bonuses and Gift Preferences List by ForceWelder

Disclaimer: This information is the work of a number of testers over the course of several testing cycles and changes may have occurred since this information was compiled.

If you see changes you would like to make to the post, constructive criticism is always welcome!

There are 5 main combat roles most companions fall into. They are:

Melee DPS
Melee Tank
Range DPS
Range Tank

Note 1: All companions are listed in the order in which they are acquired.

Note 2: All classes receive a droid companion when they receive their starship. This droid is the same for each class in a specific faction. For the Empire Classes the droid is 2V- R8. For the Republic Classes the droid is C2 – N2. Both faction ship droids have limited healing and combat options and can be used as a combat companion. You can also use the ship’s droid to complete crew skill missions.


FU: Force User
RIF: Romance Interest for Female Character
RIM: Romance Interest for a Male Character


Bounty Hunter

Mako (Healer) – Starter Companion on Planet Hutta – RIM
Gault Rennow (Range DPS) – Planet Tatooine
Torian Cadera (Melee DPS) – Planet Taris – RIF
Blizz (Range Tank) – Planet Hoth
Skadge (Melee Tank) – Planet Belsavis

Imperial Agent

Kaliyo Djannis (Ranged Tank) – Starter Companion on Planet Hutta – RIM
Vector Hyllis (Melee DPS) – Planet Alderaan – RIF
Doctor Lokin (Range Tank) – Planet Taris
Ensign Raina Temple (Healer) – Planet Quesh – RIM
Scorpio (Melee DPS) – Planet Belsavis

Sith Inquisitor

Khem Val (Melee Tank) – Starter Companion on Planet Korriban
Andronikus Revel (Range DPS) – Planet Tatooine – RIF
Ashara Zavros (Melee DPS) – Planet Taris – FU – RIM
Lt. Talos Drelik (Healer) – Planet Hoth – RIF
Xalek (Range Tank) – Planet Korriban – FU

Sith Warrior

Vette (Range DPS) – Starter Companion on planet Korriban – RIM
Malavi Quinn (Healer) – Planet Balmora – RIF
Jaesa Willsam (Melee DPS) – Hutta – RIM
Lt. Pierce (Range Tank) – Planet Taris – RIF
Broonmark (Melee Tank) – Planet Hoth


Jedi Consular

Qyzen Fess (Melee tank) – Starter Companion on Planet Tython
Theran Cedrex (Healer) – Planet Nar Shaddaa
Zenith (Range DPS) – Planet Balmora
Lt. Iresso (Range Tank) – Planet Hoth – RIF
Nadia Grill (Melee DPS) – Planet Belsavis – RIM, FU

Jedi Knight

T7-01 (Melee Tank) – Starter Companion on Planet Tython
Kira Carsen (Melee DPS) – Planet Coruscant – FU – RIM
Doc (Healer) – Planet Balmora – RIF
Sgt. Rusk (Range DPS) – Planet Hoth
Lord Scourge (Range Tank) – Planet Hoth – Imperial Palace – FU


Corso Riggs (Range Tank) – Starter Companion on Ord Mantell – RIF
Bowdaar (Melee Tank) – Planet Nar Shaddaa
Akavi Spaar (Melee DPS) – Planet Balmora – RIM
Risha (Range DPS) – Planet Alderaan – RIM
Guss Tuno (Healer) – Planet Hoth


Aric Jorgan (Range DPS) – Starter Companion on Ord Mantell – RIF
Elara Dorne (Healer) – Planet Taris – RIM
M1-4X (Range Tank) – Planet Nar Shaddaa
Tanno Vik (Melee Tank) – Planet Balmora
Sgt. Yuun (Melee DPS) – Planet Hoth

Companion Skill Bonuses

I am not in game yet, but as of the Thanksgiving Weekend test, these skill bonuses were still in game. Please let me know if anybody comes across any changes so I can update the list for everyone.

Akavi Spaar: +10 Armormech, +2 Bioanalysis Critical

Andronikus Revel: +2 Slicing Critical, +2 Underworld Trading Critical

Aric Jorgan: +10 Armstech Efficiency, +2 Diplomacy Critical

Ashara Zavros: +10 Synthweaving Efficiency, +10 Diplomacy Efficiency

Blizz: +15 Armormech Efficiency, +1 Armstech Critical

Bowdaar: +10 Cybertech Efficiency, +10 Scavenging Efficiency

Broonmark: +10 Scavenging Efficiency, +2 Bioanalysis Critical

Corso Riggs: +5 Underworld Trading Efficiency, +5 Armstech Critical

Doc: +5 Underworld Trading Efficiency, +5 Biochemistry Critical

Doctor Lokin: +15 Biochemistry Efficiency, +10 Investigation Efficiency

Elara Dorne: +10 Biochemistry Efficiency, +10 Bioanalysis Efficiency

Ensign Raina Temple: +10 Scavenging Efficiency, +2 Armormech Critical

Gault Rennow: +10 Underworld Trading Efficiency, +2 Biochemistry Critical

Guss Tuno: +10 Archaeology, +2 Treasure Hunting Critical

Jaesa Willsam: +5 Archaeology Efficiency, +5 Synthweaving Critical

Kaliyo Djannis: +10 Armstech Efficiency, +2 Underworld Trading Critical

Khem Val: +15 Artifice Efficiency, +5 Research Efficiency

Kira Carsen: +5 Synthweaving Critical, +1 Research Critical

Lt. Talos Drelik: +5 Treasure Hunting Efficiency, +5 Archaeology Critical

Lt. Iresso: +2 Armstech Critical, +2 Scavenging Critical

Lt. Pierce: +10 Cybertech Efficiency, +2 Research Critical

Lord Scourge: +10 Artifice, +10 Archaeology

M1-4X: +5 Cybertech Efficiency, +5 Scavenging Critical

Mako: +5 Cybertech Efficiency, +15 Slicing Efficiency

Malavi Quinn: +10 Armstech Efficiency, +10 Diplomacy Efficiency

Nadia Grill: +10 Synthweaving, +2 Diplomacy Critical

Qyzen Fess: +5 Biochemistry Efficiency, +15 Archaeology

Risha: +15 Diplomacy, +1 Slicing Critical

Scorpio: +10 Cybertech, +2 Slicing

Sgt. Rusk: +10 Armstech Efficiency, +10 Scavenging Efficiency

Sgt. Yuun: +10 Investigation, +10 Slicing

Skadge: +10 Scavenging Efficiency, +2 Treasure Hunting Critical

T7-01: +10 Bioanalysis, +2 Slicing

Tanno Vik: +5 Armor Critical, +1 Underworld Trading Critical

Theran Cedrex: +10 Cybertech, +10 Slicing

Torian Cadera: +10 Research Efficiency, +2 Bioanalysis Critical

Vette: +5 Underworld Trading Efficiency, +5 Treasure Hunting Critical

Victor Hyllis: +5 Bioanalysis, +5 Diplomacy Critical

Xalek: +10 Bioanalysis Efficiency, +2 Scavenging Critical

Zenith: +15 Investigation Efficiency, +1 Underworld Trading Critical

Companion Gifts

IMPORTANT UPDATE: New Complete Gift Preference List Click Here

The following list is outdated, please click the link above for the latest gift preference list.

This list is not complete and may have some additional changes since BETA.

Note 1: Once the romance option becomes available for a companion, courting items can be used.

Akavi Spaar:
Likes: Imp Memorabilia, Republic Memorabilia, Technology, Underworld Goods
Loves: Military Gear, Trophy, Weapons

Andronikus Revel:
Likes: Luxury, Trophy
Loves: Military Gear, Underworld Goods, Weapons

Aric Jorgan:
Likes: Republic Memorabilia, Technology, Trophy
Loves: Military Gear, Weapons

Ashara Zavros:
Likes: Luxury (may have changed to indifferent), Technology, Weapons, Military Gear
Loves: Artifacts, Republic Memorabilia

Likes: Artifacts, Luxury, Trophy
Loves: Technology, Underworld Goods, Weapons

Likes: Luxury, Military Gear, Technology, Underworld Goods
Loves: Artifiacts, Trophy, Weapons

Likes: Artifacts, Imperial Memorabilia, Military Gear
Loves: Technology, Trophy, Weapons

Corso Riggs:
Likes: Artifacts, Luxury, Republic Memorabilia, Technology, Trophy
Loves: Military Gear, Weapons

Likes: Artifacts, Military Gear, Technology, Trophy, Underworld Goods
Loves: Luxury

Doctor Lokin:
Likes: Imperial Memorabilia, Republic Memorabilia, Underworld Goods
Loves: Luxury, Military Gear, Technology

Elara Dorne:
Likes: Military Gear, Republic Memorabilia, Technology
Loves: Imperial Memorabilia, Luxury

Ensign Raina Temple:
Likes: Luxury, Republic Memorabilia, Weapons
Loves: Imperial Memorabilia, Military Gear

Gault Rennow:
Likes: Artifacts, Technology, Weapons
Loves: Luxury, Underworld Goods

Guss Tuno:
Likes: Artifacts, Imperial Memorabilia, Republic Memorabilia, Trophy
Loves: Luxury, Technology, Underworld Goods

Jaesa Willsam (Dark):
Likes: Imperial Memorabilia, Military Gear
Loves: Luxury, Trophy, Weapons

Jaesa Willsam (Light):
Likes: Military Gear, Trophy, Weapons
Loves: Artifacts, Republic Memorabilia

Kaliyo Djannis:
Likes: Military Gear, Technology
Loves: Luxury, Underworld Goods, Weapons

Khem Val:
Likes: Imperial Memorabilia, Technology, Trophy
Loves: Artifacts, Weapons

Kira Carsen:
Likes: Artifacts, Military Gear, Republic Memorabilia, Trophy, Underworld Goods
Loves: Courting, Luxury, Technology

Lt. Talos Drelik:
Likes: Technology
Loves: Artifacts, Imperial Memorabilia, Luxury, Republic Memorabilia

Lt. Iresso:
Likes: Luxury, Weapons
Loves: Republic Memorabilia, Trophy

Lt. Pierce:
Likes: Imperial Memorabilia, Technology, Trophy, Underworld Goods
Loves: Military Gear, Weapons

Lord Scourge:
Likes: Artifacts, Military Gear, Underworld Goods, Weapons
Loves: Imperial Memorabilia, Technology, Trophy

Likes: Artifacts, Military Gear, Trophy, Weapons
Loves: Republic Memorabilia, Technology

Likes: Artifacts, Luxury, Trophy, Weapons
Loves: Technology, Underworld Goods (may have changed to like)

Malavi Quinn:
Likes: Trophy, Underworld Goods (may have changed to indifferent)
Loves: Imperial Memorabilia, Military Gear, Weapons

Nadia Grill:
Likes: Luxury, Underworld Goods
Loves: Courting, Artifacts, Republic Memorabilia

Qyzen Fess:
Likes: Military Gear, Technology, Underworld Goods
Loves: Weapons

Likes: Imperial Memorabilia, Military Gear, Republic Memorabilia, Weapons
Loves: Artifacts, Luxury, Technology, Underworld Goods

Likes: Artifacts, Military Gear, Trophy
Loves: Technology, Weapons

Sgt. Rusk:
Likes: Artifacts, Luxury, Technology, Trophy
Loves: Military Gear, Republic Memorabilia, Weapons

Sgt. Yuun:
Likes: Military Gear, Republic Memorabilia, Weapons
Loves: Artifacts, Technology, Trophy

Likes: Luxury, Military Gear, Trophy
Loves: Underworld Goods, Weapons

Likes: Military Gear, Weapons
Loves: Artifacts, Republic Memorabilia, Technology

Tanno Vik:
Likes: Military Gear, Technology
Loves: Underworld Goods, Weapons

Theran Cedrex:
Likes: Artifacts, Underworld Goods
Loves: Luxury, Technology

Torian Cadera:
Loves: Military Gear, Trophy, Weapons

Likes: Imperial Memorabilia, Republic Memorabilia, Technology, Weapons
Loves: Artifacts, Luxury, Underworld Goods

Victor Hyllis:
Likes: Luxury, Trophy, Weapons
Loves: Artifacts, Imperial Memorabilia

Likes: Trophy, Underworld Goods
Loves: Military Gear, Weapons

Likes: Military Gear, Underworld Goods
Loves: Weapons

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13 Responses to “SWTOR Companions, Skill Bonuses and Gift Preferences List”

  1. C2-N2 Now accepts gifts, as of 1.2. he likes tech, luxury i believe and trophy. he loves republic memoriabilia, cultural artifact

  2. No weapons reque's in this skill-bonuses-gift.

  3. Zenith's crew skill bonuses aren't correct. He has +15 Treasure Hunting Efficiency, not Investigation.

    Great source of information though. Thanks :)

  4. There is a problem with you Tallos Drelik section.

    In BETA he was not romanceable but I see recently it was put he was. Asking in the main forums, Level 50 SIs say they CANNOT romance him.

    Mistake? Or if he is how do you do so?

  5. Andronikos does not like 'Trophy'.

  6. Ashara "likes" military gear. She doesn't "love" it.

  7. Ashara doesn't like technology either. Just tried that one.

  8. thank you all for the information, they have been updated accordingly =)

  9. Mako is not a lesbian. She doesn't like courting gifts…like gold necklaces.

  10. Ashara does not like luxury at all i give her luxury its always a 0

  11. And Kaliyo is ranged tank, while SCORPIO is melee…

  12. Malavai Quinn gets +0 Affection from Underworld goods, instead he likes Courting and Technology… I'm not sure if he would like courting from a Male though..

  13. Mako is only getting +24 for 'Underworld Goods' so she doesn't "Love" those gifts. Tech certainly does net +94 so she *does* "Love" Tech Gifts.

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