Star Wars: The Old Republic: Advanced Classes (Fully) Revealed

Regardless of my feelings on the “shortcomings” of the real game, I’m still following the development of the most anticipated MMOG in 2011, Star Wars: The Old Republic.  In my opinion that is.

Sadly, the last time that we were actually updated on new features, or clarification on already known ones, was back at E3.  Just under 3 months later, we finally have video footage of the interesting space combat. That, coupled with that the first we heard of sub-classes back in May, I’m scared that a first half of 2011 release may not be in the books anymore.

What makes this even more depressing is that sign-up for the beta has been out for some time now. With beta testing commencing isn’t it safe to assume that the core of each class is complete?

Perhaps I’m too demanding, but regardless, BioWare had a Fan Friday to showcase the new classes:

BioWare on Advanced Classes

The main goal of the Advanced Class System is to allow you to customize your character according to your play style. So far, we’ve announced the Advanced Classes for the Sith Warrior and Jedi Knight. Today we’re letting you in on the names and specializations of the remaining Advanced Classes! Please be aware that since the specific class details are still under development, the information provided below may be subject to change.

We’ll, be updating the class pages with more information in the months to come, so be sure to check back for our future Friday updates.

And here is the list:



  • Heavy Blaster Cannon
  • Grenades
  • Ranged DPS


  • Blaster Rifle
  • Energy Shields and Defense
  • Tank



  • Blaster ‘Shot Gun’
  • Stealth / Medicine
  • Burst ranged damage or Healing


  • Dual Pistols
  • Quickdraw / Fast Attacks
  • Ranged DPS

Jedi Knight

Jedi Sentinel

  • Dual Wield Saber
  • Saber fighting specialist
  • Melee DPS

Jedi Guardian

  • Single Saber / Heavy Armor
  • Leadership / Party Buffs
  • Tank

Jedi Consular

Jedi Shadow

  • Double Bladed Saber
  • Stealth
  • Burst melee damage

Jedi Wizard

  • Single Saber
  • Powerful Telekinesis / Healing
  • Ranged Control / Damage or Healing

Bounty Hunter


  • Flamethrower
  • Defense / Energy Shields
  • Tank


  • Dual Wield Guns
  • Missiles
  • Ranged DPS

Sith Warrior

Sith Juggernaut

  • Single Saber / Heavy Armor
  • Fear and Darkside Auras
  • Tank

Sith Marauder

  • Dual Wield Sabers / Armor
  • Saber fighting specialist
  • Melee DPS

Imperial Agent


  • Blaster Rifle / Energy Blade
  • Stealth
  • Burst Ranged damage


  • Sniper Rifle
  • Cover, Ambush, Orbital Strikes
  • Ranged DPS

Sith Inquisitor

Sith Sorcerer

  • Single Saber
  • Force Lightning / Force Drain
  • Ranged DPS or Healer

Sith Assassin

  • Double Bladed Saber
  • Stealth
  • Burst Melee DPS

Call me old-fashioned, but I will be rolling a Jedi Knight and a Jedi Guardian. I may then roll an alt as the hybrid healing sub-class of a Jedi Wizard. Unimaginative?  Perhaps.  What are you going to roll?


  1. well of course. Sith of today is really a religion/way of life. the true sith died out milenia ago. super SW nerd over here. ^_^

  2. *gasp*

    I thought I was alone in the universe! Star Wars is my die hard lore basis. The only things I don’t know is stuff from the extended extended universe (the many books).

  3. Most likely either a Jedi Sentinel or Sith Marauder. Melee DPS is what I know and love the most, so that’s what I stick with. Now to decide if I want to be good or evil…

  4. I looked it up, and the only reference is to Old Republic itself. I know naming is difficult, but wizard should not be used as a class in Star Wars. Or Sci-Fi in general.

  5. oh damn, mybad, put the (dot-commer) lol. and yes,trust me, you have to do a little digging, because it was a rank for jedi back in the great hyperspace wars, and up to the Mandalorian wars. after that it was dropped. and replaced by the ranks we know of. Sentinel,Gaurdian,Padawan,Knight,Apprentice,Youngling,Master and Grand Master(not in order sorry)

  6. I don’t know. I’m stuck between Sith Assassin and Imperial Agent. I want to do burst DPS, but I guess I have to chose ranged vs melee and I have no preferance liking both. I wonder which one can out dps the other.

  7. I’m doing a consular with healing specialty…I’ve always liked healing classes. Good luck to all the Knights/Guardians juggernauts/marauders trying to find a group or guild later though…

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