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Crafting Skills: Cybertech 101

By on Dec 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm, in Article, Column, SideBarArticleList, SWTOR  |  Comments: 4 comments

SWTOR Cybertech 101 Guide

The Cybertech crew skill is another one of the six crafting skills that you can learn in SWTOR. This skill is focused on “the technical expertise to construct gadgets and components for Droids and high-tech armors.” Cybertechs will be able to create a vast array of different types of items in comparison to all of the other crew skills. Keep reading to learn about everything this exciting crew skill has to offer.

Once you get past your first planet and onto your faction’s fleet you come across your first set of crew skills trainers. This is where you get to make another important decision that will affect the rest of the game for you. You get to decide what crew skills you want to specialize in. If you decide to choose the Cybertech crew skill it is suggested to also take the gathering crew skill called Scavenging. This will allow you to gather the needed materials to craft your Cybertech items. You will also be needing to pick up a mission skill which will provide you with the more rare materials needed for your crafting. The mission skill that is suggested is called Underworld Trading.

Bioware threw us Cybertechs a little bit of a curve ball with the other option of taking up slicing as a gathering crew skill. While this is not suggested because slicing doesn’t provide any materials needed for Cybertech; it is important to mention because slicing is said to provide certain Cybertech schematics. Once you have all of your crew skills trained up and you venture out into the world to gather your materials, you are then able to begin crafting the many different items Cybertechs can make. Let’s take a look at just what this crew skill offers.

One of the first items you will be able to make as a Cybertech are the Mods and Armoring. Both of these items are placed onto pieces of gear to add specific stats to that piece of gear. While you are out on your many adventures you will come across many gear pieces that have slots on them. With this crew skill you will be able to quickly add just the right stats to all of those pieces of gear. You will quickly become very popular with your friends who will also be needing Mods and Armoring for their gear. Below is an example of a Mod that Cybertechs can make.

Mod Cybertech

Cybertechs also get to make ship parts. Once you leave Coruscant or Dromund Kaas you will have access to your very own space ship. This spaceship offers players a way to travel to all the different planets in SWTOR and also provides players with special fleet missions. The fleet missions can become quite difficult if you don’t equip your ship with new fittings like ship armor and energy shields. With this crew skill you will be able to make all your own fittings.

Earpiece Cybertech

Many of the other crew skills focus on creating actual gear pieces for you to equip, well Cybertechs don’t get left behind here either. Cybertechs can craft gear for droids, and Cybertechs are the only crafters who will be able to create earpieces for players to equip. Below you can see an example of an earpiece that Cybertechs can make.

Cybertech Grenade

If all that wasn’t enough don’t worry, we saved the best for last. Cybertechs can also make grenades and speeder bikes! That’s right, we can make grenades that burn, freeze, stun, and slow. Cybertechs can make all kinds of fun grenades that can wreak havoc upon your enemies, and then ride over their corpses on your handcrafted speeder bike. Below you can see an example of one of the many grenades Cybertechs can make.

Well that about covers all you need to know about the exciting Cybertech crew skill. Hope you enjoyed.

  • Gilbert Palau

    I have been thinking of going Cybertech with my IA Sniper.  I particularly Dig the Slicing Skill so regardless I am going to get that… More Credits = bigger shopping sprees

  • JasonDodge

    Mo credits mo problems

  • Suro

    The images don’t correspond to the text for me. For example, I see no image of ship upgrades, and when you say “Below, you’ll see an image of an earpiece…” the earpiece image is above it, not below.

    • Unforgiven

      Thanks for bringing that to my attention. Not sure if it can be edited now. I’ll have to ask the boss…