Making Credits In SWTOR
The easiest way to make credits in SWTOR is the daily quests. You can start doing daily quests at level 50. Only one daily quest hub requires the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion, and only one daily quest hub requires an unlock from the Cartel Market. Luckily the best quest hubs are available to everyone, subscriber and free accounts.
I have rated the quests hubs from worst to best, the very best being at the bottom. Read on to find out how to make easy money in SWTOR. The Priority Transport Terminals offer quick transport to several of these daily quest hubs, so getting there is simple. Also keep in mind if your time to complete may be different than mine if you are a healer or tank class, or the area is full. If the area is full, consider switching to another instance if possible.
Bad Daily Quest Hubs
I recommend you skip the following daily quest hubs. They either do not reward enough credits, or require too much time. This guide is aimed at making you the most credits possible in the least amount of time. If you have plenty of time, or really need the credits, some may be worthwhile.
Makeb Daily Quests
These are the worst daily quests I have ever experienced in any MMO. It takes 15-20 minutes to finish 2-3 quests, and you might get 20,000 credits if you’re lucky. The staged WEEKLY quest is an interesting idea, but terrible execution. You must be level 55 to do the Makeb daily quests. You must also have the Rise of the Hutt Cartel Expansion to do the Makeb daily quests. The terminal is at your main faction base on the planet of Makeb.
I recommend you avoid this quest hub at all costs.
Belsavis Daily Quests
The Belsavis daily quests take a long time to do. For this reason alone, I don’t like to do them. You can make over 100,000 credits, but you’re going to spend over an hour here. If you have the hour to dedicate to these quests, they can be worth doing. These quests can also generate some companion affection through conversations. If you only want to dedicate small amounts of time per run, look at one of the other daily quest hubs. Belsavis Dailies start at the Republic Wilderness Outpost or the Imperial Domination Outpost on Belsavis. You can do the Belsavis daily quests at level 47.
I recommend you do all the Belsavis daily quests.
Good Daily Quest Hubs
These daily quest hubs are standard. They reward a decent credit-per-minute value. These are worth your time if you need the credits.
Yavin IV Daily Quests
Recently the rewards for these quests were normalized. Before, they were completely worthless. Now, they are more in line with other daily hubs. These took me 47 minutes to complete just the quests, albeit I was kinda rusty and there was a UI bug going on. My total credit haul, including loot and repairs, was still 99,871 credits. That comes out to 2124 credits-per-minute. I suspect it will be better than that for you, and that it will be worthwhile to do the daily quests as well. You will also get 4,158 reputation with these quests.
I recommend you do this quest hub.
Section X Daily Quests
The Section X daily hub must be unlocked for free accounts. Subscribers can access Section X for free. These quests take about 30 minutes if you do the HEROIC 2+ quest. The Section X daily quests reward about 75,000 credits without doing the HEROIC 4. You are also rewarded reputation items that increase your reputation with your faction’s reputation. The HEROIC 4 quest for Section X requires 4 players to complete, so don’t try to do it with less. You can get to these quests by using any travel terminal across the galaxy. You can unlock the Section X daily quests at level 50.
I recommend you do all the Section X daily quests, but skip the HEROIC 4.
Ilum Daily Quests
Ilum daily quests are easy and quick to do. They take about 20-30 minutes to solo if you do the HEROIC 2+ quest. You can solo the HEROIC 2+ quest at level 50 with a healing companion. These return about 60,000 credits per run. These missions begin at your faction Base Camp on Ilum. You can do the Ilum daily quests at level 50. This is also a great place to farm credits by just killing mobs.
I recommend you do all the Ilum daily quests.
Best Daily Quest Hubs
The following are the best daily quest hubs. They offer the best credit-per-minute return, and can usually be done in an exceptionally short amount of time.
Oricon Daily Quests
The Oricon daily quests take a little longer than i’d like, but the reward makes them worth it. You can knock out all the quests, including the HEROIC 2+, in 35 minutes with two people. The heroic only adds 5 minutes, so it’s worth doing. You will make about 100,000 credits and 2268 reputation with Strike Team Oricon per run. You will need to be level 55 to do the Oricon daily quests, as well as have completed the Oricon planet storyline quests.
I recommend you do all the Oricon daily quests.
CZ-198 Daily Quests
The CZ-198 daily quest hub is one of the best. You can knock out the 4 daily quests in 10-15 minutes solo. You will make about 42,000 credits per run, more with good drops. You are also rewarded reputation items that increase your reputation with your faction’s reputation. If you are only interested in money efficiency, skip the flashpoints and go do another daily area. The flashpoints do offer level 53 gear which may help you gear up as a fresh 55. Most of the drops are BoE, so you can sell them on the GTN. You can get to these quests by using any travel terminal across the galaxy. Anyone can do these daily quests starting at level 50, but they will be difficult until you reach 55.
- Daily Quests: 40 – 50k, 10-12 minutes
- Flashpoints: 19k, 22-24 minutes
- Weekly Quest: 15,164 credits
I recommend you do all the CZ-198 daily quests.
Corellia Daily Quests (Black Hole)
The Corellia Dailies in the Black Hole are my favorite ones. They reward the most credits for time spent. I can do all but the HEROIC 4 quest in 12-15 minutes at level 50. That is running solo. If you have a friend, you might be able to do it faster. You will make about 75,000 credits per run if you skip the HEROIC 4. The HEROIC 4 will add about 60,000 credits and take two players about 15 minutes. That is a total of about 135,000 credits in less than 30 minutes. You can get to these quests by using any travel terminal across the galaxy, or by using a shuttle outside the Corellia spaceport. Anyone can do the Black Hole dailies on Corellia at level 50.
- Daily Quests: 75k, 12-15 minutes
- HEROIC 4: 60k, 15 minutes
I recommend you do all the Corellia Black Hole dailies, but skip the HEROIC 4.
Maximize Your Credit Income
As you can see above, I have found the best way to make credits with dailies is generally to skip the HEROIC/Flashpoint quests. Not all daily quest hubs are created equal though, so your mileage may vary based on your playstyle preferences. If you have any questions or suggestions for this guide, please leave them in the comments below.
What daily quests hubs do you like? Do you have any tips for other players?