Like many classes in Star Wars The Old Republic, the Trooper is very versatile and can play as many different classes. Below, you will find an assortment of SWTOR Trooper builds for both the Commando and Vanguard advanced classes.
SWTOR Trooper Builds – Commando
There are two primary builds that you can play as a Commando in Star Wars The Old Republic: As Gunnery or as Combat Medic. Each one has a very different function.
The Gunnery talent tree allows the Trooper to be a ranged DPS class and a true Commando. The Gunnery talent tree puts an emphasis on the Assault Cannon, and makes the class play like you would think the Commando would play like.
On the other hand, you can also spec into Combat Medic, which allows the Commando to become a healer. This may be useful if you are having a hard time getting a group for a dungeon or you want to play with your friends and need a healer.
For specific SWTOR builds for the Commando, visit the appropriate section below:
Star Wars The Old Republic Trooper Builds – Vanguard
If you did not find what you were looking for in the Commando, the Vanguard offers both other types of classes available in SWTOR: melee DPS and tanking.
The Tactics talent tree is for melee DPS and grants the Vanguard access to a variety of melee damage-dealing abilities. This is a great off-spec for tanking and may turn out ot be a good class in its own right, but don’t hold your breath on it. After all, if the Vanguard could be a top melee DPS class, why would anyone play Jedi Knight?
On the other hand, the Vanguard does make a good tank. It has some ranged abilities, which makes it very good at tanking ranged bosses (which are actually very common in Star Wars The Old Republic).
The Vanguard’s Shield Specialist talent tree is what is most suited for tanking, and grants it health and defensive bonuses that you will want to take advantage of.
We have broken up our Vanguard builds into several sections, which you can find below:
SWTOR Trooper, Vanguard, and Commando Builds Conclusion
There are many potentially viable SWTOR Trooper builds you can use. The list of builds mentioned in this article is a great place to start if you are looking Star Wars The Old Republic Builds.