The Best Way To Gain Affection From Companions In SWTOR
Maxing your companion affection makes the companion work better for you. Your missions will have a higher chance to crit or finish faster, depending on the companion’s bonus. There is also an achievement involved in maxing out affection with all companions for each character class.
If you like being efficient, there is an optimal way to gain affection with your companions. There’s no complex formula or system, it’s really very simple. To find how high your affection is on a companion, open your companion window and mouse over the progress bar under their portrait. You’ll need to save your companions personal story quests until the proper time outlined below.
Affection: 1 – 6000
You can buy grade 1 gifts for your companion from the GTN or the companion gifts vendor. Pay close attention to the price. Sometimes you can find grade 1 gifts on the GTN cheaper than the vendor.
Affection: 6000 – 8000
Grade 1 gifts for your companion also come from the GTN or the companion gifts vendor. Remember to pay close attention to the price. Sometimes you can find grade 2 gifts on the GTN cheaper than the vendor.
Now is the time to do those companion conversations. This could take a while, so set aside a little time, or be prepared to continue later. If you lose affection in any conversations, don’t worry. We’ve got one last step to make sure we can max out on companion affection.
Leftover Affection To 10,000
Finally, just buy grade 5 gifts off the GTN until your companion is happy. You could also run the Esseles flashpoint over and over if you wanted, but it would take a lot of runs.