SWTOR Commando Builds (updated for 1.3)

Troopers in SWTOR can become one of two advanced classes at level 10, a Vanguard (Tank / DPS Class) or a Commando (DPS / Healer class). The Commando uses a BFG for increased ranged dps and has healing skills. Commandos have three trees to choose talents from: Combat Medic (Healing tree) Gunnery (DPS tree), and Assault Specialist (a shared DPS tree shared with the Vanguard Class).

Below I will list the best SWTOR commando builds to use for your trooper so you do not have to waste valuable play time figuring out what commando builds work :)

If you wish to submit a commando build please email it to admin@commandobuilds.com. When you email in your build please have a link to your build, clearly list what it is for and any other relevant information I should know about this commando build.

When playing a Commando in SWTOR it is important to remember that management of ammo is key to any battle. Commandos use ammo as a resource just like Vanguards do, the lower your ammo gets the slower it regenerates. In short battles sometimes you can get away with letting your ammo get down but if you do this in any longer fight you become less and less effective. Keep your ammo supply high.

Commando changes in patch 1.3:


•Cell Charger has been redesigned. While Armor-Piercing Cell is active, there is a 50% chance to generate 1 Energy Cell every 6 seconds.
•Charged Barrel and Gravity Surge have swapped positions in the Skill Tree. Charged Barrel now requires Grav Round and Gravity Surge now requires Charged Barrel.
•Gravity Surge now additionally grants an extra stack of Charged Barrel and Charged Barrier, if applicable, with each Grav Round fired.
•Heavy Trooper now increases healing received by 1% per point (down from 3%).

Assault Specialist (Commando)
•Target Lock has been redesigned and now gives Full Auto and High Impact Bolt 10% of armor penetration per point.

Combat Medic Builds(updated for 1.3)

Commando builds that focus on the Combat Medic tree(Healing tree).

(31/8/2) PVE Trooper Commando Healing Build - This is a good PVE healing spec for troopers.

swtor commando healing build

(31/8/2) PVE Combat Medic Raid Healing Spec - This Commando Raid healing spec has all the skills needed to max your raid healing. This will be considered the cookie cutter build for raid healing.


Gunnery Builds(updated for 1.3)

Commando Builds that focus on the Gunnery (DPS tree) will be listed here.

(13/28/0)Gunnery DPS/Healing/Survivability Build - Build with very good dps, CC abilities and healing to help with survivability.

(5/33/3) Gunnery PVP Build - Commando PVP Build.


Assault Specialist Builds(updated for 1.3)

Commando builds that focus on the assault tree(DPS tree) will be listed here. This tree is also shared with the Vanguard class.

(3/7/31) Assault Specialist PVE Build - This build works very similar to the Vanguard build for this tree but does ranged instead of melee damage. This spec is heavily dependant on procs to do high damage.

(3/7/31) Assault Specialist PVP Build - This is very similar to the above build with PVP abilities added for cc.


Hybrid Builds

Commando builds that have talents mixed in several commando trees will be listed here.


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