SWTOR Sith Inquisitor Stats Guide

In this SWTOR Sith Inquisitor Stats guide, you will get a complete guide to what each stats are good for all the Sith Inquisitor’s roles and advanced classes.

We will start with an overview of the Sith Inquisitor’s primary stats, and then discuss the best secondary stats to add on for the Sith Inquisitor’s advanced classes: the Assassin and the Sorcerer.

SWTOR Sith Inquisitor Stats – Primary Stats

The Sith Inquisitor’s primary stat is Willpower. This effect’s the Sith Inquisitor’s damage and healing of all types. It does not matter if you are playing Assassin or Sorcerer – both of these classes benefit from Willpower.

The other stat you should focus on is Endurance. Players tend to take a lot of damage in SWTOR, whether you are leveling up, PvEing, or even doing Flashpoints. As a result, even as a DPS class, you will need some HP to survive. For this reason, you will want Endurance.

As a DPS class, you will seek gear that has both Willpower and Endurance, but look for gear that lends a stat preference towards Willpower. Tanking classes should focus on gear that is rich in Endurance as a primary stat and then Willpower.

Strength will result in very mild DPS increases since it does increase melee damage, but is is an extreme waste of a primary stat since it is so inefficient at raising your damage.

Two other stats of interest for Sith Inquisitors are Presence and Expertise. Presence increases your companion’s effectiveness and can be used for soloing. Expertise on the other hand is a very powerful stat for PvP which increases your damage and healing while also reducing the amount of damage you take versus healers.

SWTOR Sorcerer Stats – DPS & Healing

The Sorcerer advanced spec focuses on either doing damage via spellcasting or healing, depending on which talent choices you pick. Since both abilities are calculated in a similar way, they have similar stats that are important:

  • Force Power: Force Power is an efficient stat which boosts your raw healing and spell power. This stat is typically only found on things like Lightsabers and Foci, but it is a good stat.
  • Power: Power also increases your healing and spell damage. It is a good stat to pick up on things like Implants and Earrings, where it is more commonly available.
  • Critical Rating: Critical Rating increases your critical hit rating for all abilities and is a decent stat to pick up for PvE and is very good in PvP. For PvE healing, you cannot really rely on critical hits for output. It is nice to have, but you cannot cast a heal expecting it to crit. When it comes to PvP though, it is very useful and one of your best secondary stats. Note that some Madness talents (the shared talent tree).
  • Alacrity: Alacrity increases the rate at which your spells are cast. It is a good stat for healers and spellcasters to pick up as it is simply an easy way to increase your DPS and healing output. However, there are two caveats. The first is that having more Alacrity will cause you to run out of focus faster. Additionally, it scales with gear, becoming much better as your gear gets better. Alacrity is really good for Force Lightning builds, since it increases the speed at which this spell channels. Alacrity also tends to be extremely good for healers in PvP as focus management is not often a concern given how short fights can be.
  • Surge: Surge increases the damage dealt by your critical strikes. This is a good stat for DPS classes, especially in PvP. Like Alacrity, it gets better as your gear gets better (since you crit more often).
  • Accuracy: A lot of people do not realize this, but most energy attacks are actually mitigated by armor rating. Accuracy past 100% actually decreases your target’s armor rating, so any Accuracy will increase the damage of your Force Lightning attacks. This could be useful if found on the right gear, but if it is worth it or not over other stats would require some calculating and testing.

In short, DPS Sorcerers should focus on Force Power, Power, and Critical Rating as secondary stats, while taking Alacrity and Surge Rating on top-end gear which has multiple stats. Healers should focus on Force Power, Power, and Alacrity first and then grab crit rating and surge rating when it is offered.

SWTOR Assassin Stats Guide – DPS

The Star Wars The Old Republic Assassin is very similar to the Sorcerer as both DPS classes rely heavily on Force Attacks. In addition to Willpower and Endurance, all of the DPS stats in the Sorcerer section have the same effect for the Assassin.

However, there are a few differences between the classes:

  • Critical Rating: Critical Rating does the same thing for the Assassin, but the Assassin has damage modifiers in its talent tree which make Critical Rating very effective for this class.
  • Accuracy: As a melee class, you will want to bring up your Accuracy to 100% as a minimum. You should also consider grabbing extra accuracy to reduce the amount of armor your opponent has.
  • Power: Power helps boost your overall damage, and is much like Willpower and Force Power. However, since the Assassin does some melee damage and Power increases melee damage whereas Force Power does not, Power is better for the Assassin than Force Power. Both are good, but Power is more important.
  • Surge: Since you will be having quite a bit of crit gear as an Assassin, Surge becomes more valuable for the Assassin as it increases your cirtical hit damage even further. This makes the Assassin very bursty (and hence effective) in PvP.

In short, the Assassin should focus on Critical Rating, Accuracy, and Power as its secondary stats. Surge works well too, but is not as effective until your gear gets better as it depends on critical hit to be effective. Alacrity does not seem to be very useful for for the Assassin.

SWTOR Assassin Stats – Tanking

The Assassin tanking tree uses entirely different secondary stats than the DPS and healing specializations.

The first thing you should know is that Endurance is your true number one primary stat with Willpower being a secondary stat. Always focus on Endurance first, then Willpower, and ignore the rest.

As far as your secondary stats, here are what is important:

  • Shield: The Shield stat increases your chance to block with a shield. Increasing this stat means you will block more often.
  • Absorption: Absorption improves the actual strength of your blocks. Increasing this stat will make your shield powerful enough to be effective versus flashpoint bosses.
  • Armor: Armor reduces the amount of damage you take from Kinetic and Energy attacks. This represents the bulk of attacks in the game. Since the Sith Inquisitor wears light armor, it gets abilities which boost the effectiveness of its limited armor supply. You can take advantage of this by equipping and using any off-slot items which may have the armor stat on them.
  • Defense Rating: Defense Rating increases your chance to parry and deflect (deflect is your chance to parry ranged attacks). This improves mitigation.
  • Accuracy Rating: Make sure your accuracy is at 100% so your threat-generating attacks do not miss. This is key for threat generation and for a smooth tanking experience.

Any of these stats are great for an Assassin tank and I would focus on picking whatever the highest quality gear you can get with a variety of these stats.

However, always remember that your primary focus first and foremost is Endurance and everything else is secondary to that.

SWTOR Sith Inquisitor Stats Guide – PvP

Everything mentioned here applies to the PvP section of the game except that in PvP you will also want to get Expertise. Since PvP gear is the only real gear which contains expertise, gearing yourself for PvP is easy – just buy the PvP gear for your class. The PvP gear seems to be very well itemized so it is likely going to be your best bet for getting the best stats for PvP in SWTOR.

SWTOR Sith Inquisitor Stats Guide Conclusion

By following the tips in this SWTOR Sith Inquisitor Stats guide, you wlil be well on your way to gearing out your character with the appropriate stats in Star Wars The Old Republic.

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