Most Star Wars The Old Republic players, like me, have been eagerly awaiting what the legacy system will bring to the game in patch 1.2. The wait is over!
Here is a preview of the bonuses you will be able to unlock by reaching a certain legacy level and reaching certain in-game goals.
And how will this effect daily quests?
It will mainly give you and your companion buffs and new abilities, that will make doing daily missions a lot easier and faster.
By reaching level 50 with one of your classes you will unlock the species of that class for all the other classes. The most interesting one from the daily quests point of view is to level a human as it will grant you 100 presence bonus to all characters! You can also buy this unlock and it will cost you 1,500,000 credits for each class. It also has a legacy 5 level requirement.
By completing all the Chapter 2 quests you will unlock your classes buff on all other alts. You will also unlock class specific emotes. Completing Chapter 3 with your character will unlock that classes special ability to all classes to be used during Heroic moment. These unlocks have no legacy requirement. Here is a list of class buffs and special abilities you will be able to unlock:
Imperial agent – Coordination Buff – Legacy Orbital Strike ability
Bounty Hunter - Hunter Boon Buff- Legacy Flamethrower ability
Sith Inquisitor – Mark of Power Buff – Legacy Lightning Storm ability
Sith Warrior - Unnataural Strength Buff - Legacy Force Choke ability
Jedi Consular – Force Valor Buff – Legacy Project ability
Jedi Knight – Force Might Buff – Legacy Force Sweep ability
Smuggler – Lucky Shots Buff – Legacy Dirty Kick ability
Trooper – Fortification Buff – Legacy Sticky Grenade ability
A very important update will regard your characters companions. By raising their affection and completing all the conversations and quests given by the companion, you will unlock a bonus stat, Heroic Moment increased by 12 seconds and cooldown reduced by 1 minute and a +10 presence increase on all characters. Each type companion will give a different bonus:
Ranged Tank – Bonus to Max Health
Melee Tank – Bonus to Accuracy
Ranged Damage – Bonus to Critical Hit Chance
Melee Damage – Bonus to Surge Raiting
Healer – Bonus to Healing Received
These do not stack and you will only have to finish one type of role companion and you will get the bonuses for all your alts and companions. They also have no legacy restrictions.
There are a lot of other legacy unlocks that require a legacy level and credits to unlock. Here are some of the most useful ones:
Legacy of Sacrifice - Grants Sacrifice ability – injures your companion and heals you
Requirements: Level 50, Dark V, 250,000 Credits and Legacy Level 10
Legacy of Unity – Grants Unity ability – reduces damage taken for you and companion for a short time
Requirements: Level 50, Light V, 250,000 Credits and Legacy Level 10
Legacy of Equilibrium – Grants Equilibrium ability – Increases damage done and healing for you and your companion for a short time
Requirements: Level 50, Neutral, 250,000 Credits and Legacy Level 10
Legacy Fleet Pass – reduces the cooldown of Emergency fleet pass
I – Reduces cooldown by 1 hour (Legacy Level 5, 100,000 credits)
II – Reduces cooldown by 2 hours (Legacy Level 10, 200,000 credits)
III – Reduces cooldown by 3 hours (Legacy Level 15, 300,000 credits)
Legacy Travel – reduces cooldown of Quick Travel
I – Reduces cooldown by 1 minute (Legacy Level 5, 100,000 credits)
II – Reduces cooldown by 2 minutes (Legacy Level 10, 200,000 credits)
III – Reduces cooldown by 3 minutes (Legacy Level 15, 300,000 credits)
Rocket Boost – provides an intense speed burst for a short time (Legacy Level 8, 2,000,000 credits!)
Improved Rocket Boost I – decreases cooldown of Rocket boost by 30 seconds (Legacy Level 10, 1,000,000 credits)
Improved Rocket Boost II – decreases cooldown of Rocket boost by 60 seconds (Legacy Level 12, 1,500,000 credits)
Ship interior upgrades - once unlocked, they are available on all your characters ships.
Ship Mailbox – (Legacy Level 10, 500,000 credits)
Operations Training Dummy – simulates combat with another player (Legacy Level 10, 500,000 credits)
Warzone Training Dummy – simulates combat with another player (Legacy Level 10, 500,000 credits)
Repair Droid – buys items, repairs gear and sells unique modifications for your protocol droid (Legacy Level 7, 1,000,000 credits)
Galactik Market Kiosk – unlocks a Neutral Galactic Trade Network (Legacy Level 25, 5,000,000 credits)
Legacy of Combat – you unlock four different unarmed attacks
Punch – an advanced brawling attack (Legacy Level 5, Valor Rank 5)
Jab - an advanced brawling attack (Legacy Level 8, Valor Rank 10)
Uppercut - an advanced brawling attack (Legacy Level 10, Valor Rank 15)
Bash - an advanced brawling attack (Legacy Level 15, Valor Rank 25)
So what do you now? How do I get them all?
Here are 3 tips for getting all your legacy unlocks:
1. Get each type of companions affection to maximum. You can do this by giving them gifts, but beware – each companion likes different types of gifts. Check out a list of what the prefer here. Also companions like, favourite and love gifts give at different levels and affection levels different quantities of affection points – click here to see how much your companion can gain.
2. Level at least one of your characters to level 50. Try to level the others at least to completion of Chapter 2 of their story. If you are not leveling at the speed you want, this guide may help you a lot.
3. Earn as much credits as you can. As you can see, some of these unlocks are very expensive and you will need a lot of credits to buy them all. Do your level 50 daily missions daily, sell the stuff you don’t need on the Galactic Trade Market and if you have a crafting crew skill see what’s in demand and sell it. If you are short of credits do check out this guide so you will not be broke when 1.2 goes live.
The unlocks that Legacy provides are well worth your effort. If you level a 50 human and get all his companions affections you will get +150 presence, Heroic Moment increased by 60 seconds and cooldown reduced by 5 minutes. You will also get Max Health, Accuracy, Surge Raiting, Critical Hit Chance and Healing bonuses plus the classes buff on all characters!