New Gunslinger Gear in SWTOR

In Star Wars: The Old Republic, the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion has brought gunslingers more options for gear.  Gunslingers used to take the Field Tech gear.  Gunslingers could also mix in some Field Medic gear or Enforcer gear for desired stats.  The Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion brings smugglers a new set of Professional’s Gear.

Field Tech Gear or Professional’s Gear

Whether you want Field Tech gear or Professional’s gear for your gunslinger is totally based on your playstyle.  Partisan Field Tech gear is for a high Crit / lower damage gunslinger build.  Partisan Professional’s gear is for low Crit / high damage gunslinger builds.  The only difference in stats is the Critical Rating and Power. Stats for Partisan Field Tech and Partisan Professional’s sets are below so you can make an informed decision.

The following includes all gear without augments:

Partisan Professional’s Gear Set Stats

  • Armor : 3801
  • Endurance: 1732
  • Cunning : 1533
  • Power : 479
  • Tech Power : 1606
  • Surge Rating : 360
  • Critical Rating : 238
  • Alacrity Rating : 120
  • Accuracy Rating : 120
  • Expertise : 2018

Partisan Field Tech Gear Set Stats

  • Armor : 3801
  • Endurance: 1576
  • Cunning : 1533
  • Power : 274
  • Tech Power : 1606
  • Surge Rating : 360
  • Critical Rating : 443
  • Alacrity Rating : 120
  • Accuracy Rating : 120
  • Expertise : 2018

Sharpshooter builds, Saboteur builds, and Dirty Fighting builds each can benefit from both of these sets.  You can also mix Partisan Professional’s and Partisan Field Tech gear for your own tastes.  For Saboteur Gunslingers, I am testing Partisan Professional’s gear.  It’s what I recommend right now.  You may still need to swap out mods for more accuracy.  I’m working on testing that as well.

You can buy smuggler PvP gear on the fleet.  See the picture below.

Smuggler PvP Gear Vendor
This is where you get PvP Gear for warzones.

PvE Gear Is Better Than Partisan PvP Gear

Unfortunately, Partisan PvP gear is worse than War Hero gear.  Partisan PvP gear is also worse than regular PvE gear.  The bolster system in warzones is bugged right now.  I’m sure Bioware will fix it soon, but in the meantime there’s no real reason to get Partisan PvP Gear.  Conqueror gear still looks to be the best right now as far as I can tell.

Will you be using Partisan Professional’s gear or Partisan Field Tech gear on your gunslinger?

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