Bounty Hunter

A thorough professional, the Bounty Hunter trains mind and body for every possible job. Blasters, flamethrowers, missiles, energy shields, jetpack and the best armor money can buy-the name of the game is preparation and versatility.


Preparation is the Bounty Hunter's best defense, and cutting-edge protective gear is standard equipment for most Bounty Hunters. Artisans spend months and even years hand-crafting the Bounty Hunters' heavy armor to ensure it offers superior resistance to all manner of weaponry, and that each suit will still allow maximum flexibility and versatility. Offense is just as critical as defense, however, and powerful weaponry is necessary for any Bounty Hunter who might have to shoot his way out of a messy situation. It's not unheard of for a Bounty Hunter to spend as many credits on an advanced blaster as others might spend to purchase an entire starship.


Bounty Hunters come and go as they wish across the galaxy, some working alone, others in groups. Though not uncommon for them to pursue targets in the core worlds, the majority of any Bounty Hunter's work takes place in the Outer Rim where wary and elusive targets often seek places where they 'drop off the radar'.

Combat Role

Whether working for credits or principle, the Bounty Hunter pursues his targets with dogged determination and methodical precision. Bounty Hunters are renowned for their versatility on the battlefield and their ability to go toe-to-toe with force-users. Their legendary abilities in this arena have earned them the nickname "Jedi Killers". Whoever they must face, however, the Bounty Hunter comes armed with the most-advanced weaponry on the black market, packing heavy firepower but always keeping a variety of tricks and gadgets ready to go.

Advanced Classes

The best in shielding, defensive tactics and high-powered flamethrowers combine to make the Powertech an impenetrable one-man blockade, getting up close and personal to take down enemies of all size.
  • Class Role: Tank, Damage
  • Weapon: Blaster Pistol
  • Armor: Heavy
  • Resource: Heat
A pair of blasters, deadly heat-seeking missiles, and heavy armor make the Mercenary a mobile weapons platform. There's no problem extra firepower can't solve, and no one with sense gets between a Mercenary and their target.
  • Class Role: Heal, Damage
  • Weapon: 2 Blaster Pistols
  • Armor: Heavy
  • Resource: Heat


19 comments found
By Nater at 2011-12-21 10:40:11
We already get heavy armor, blasters, healing abilities, bombs, jet packs, a jawa companion, and we freeze people in carbonite. Although it may be confusing to me also, I'm not complaining that we don't get blaster rifles. :)
*Edit* And flame could i forget about that?
By Yenoren at 2011-11-22 15:22:56

Taken from SWTOR official website


Countless enemies stand in the way of the Sith Empire?s drive for domination. The Empire spares no expense eliminating these threats, offering massive bounties to employ the galaxy?s most lethal hunters. Earning a death mark from the Empire means a life spent in fear, constantly looking over one?s shoulder. It?s never a question if a Bounty Hunter will find you? only when.

Both infamous and anonymous at the same time, Bounty Hunters are far more than mercenaries for hire?they?re heirs to a professional legacy?an ancient brotherhood with a glorious history. Tracking elusive targets across multiple star systems requires expertise, especially when the targets can be prominent, powerful, and often prepared for confrontation. Thrill seekers from all walks of life set out to become Bounty Hunters, but only the most hard-boiled survive in this competitive and deadly business.

The Bounty Hunter?s path lies along the edge?the stakes are always high?and the path only leads two places, to a life of infamous glory? or to a quick and ignominious death.


Though the Empire disapproves of the Bounty Hunters? fierce independence, exceptions are made for those who get results. Few individuals in the galaxy have the gall and the stomach to deliver on the delicate and grim tasks in which Bounty Hunters excel. Nonetheless, no one is irreplaceable in the Empire, and even the most proficient must repeatedly prove their worth. In the bounty business, one?s name is everything, and with each mark a Bounty Hunter takes down, his reputation grows, as does his price.


Bounty Hunters are far from a homogeneous lot?they come from all races and affiliations and each pursues his quarry in his own unique way. Some Bounty Hunters adhere to the rugged Mandalorian code of honor while others answer only to their own moral compass. Some work only on behalf of organizations they agree with, while others have no sense of loyalty.

Despite being kindred spirits, fellow Bounty Hunters cannot always be trusted?among the profession?s most notorious members, competition turns colleagues into the most ruthless of enemies. Even the Bounty Hunters? employers harbor hidden agendas; the tables are turned quickly when complications arise? and they always do. Shifting allegiances, unbeatable odds, and deadly showdowns are common in the occurrences in the life of a Bounty Hunter.

By fric at 2011-12-26 18:20:47
Your first companion will be Mako.
By Rinor at 2012-02-13 11:23:33

Companion? affections:

? Co? CA? IM? Lu? MG? RM? Te? Tr? UG? We
Blizz? 0? 2? 2? 2? 2? 2? 3? 2? 3? 2
Gault? 0? 1? 0? 3? 0? 0? 1? 0? 2? 1
Mako? ?? 1? 0? 1? 0? 0? 3? 1? 2? 1
Skadge? 0? 0? 0? 1? 1? 0? 0? 1? 3? 3
Torian? Cadera? ?? 1? 0? 0? 2? 0? 1? 3? 1? 2

Considering the state of the site, the acronyms are not showing just yet, thus here is the missing information:

1. Courting Mako by Male = 3, Female = 0.
2. Courting Torian Cadera by Male = 0, Female = 2.

The two letters stand for: Co = Courting, CA = Cultural Artifact, IM = Imperial Memorabilia, Lu = Luxury, MG = Military Gear, RM = Republic Memorabilia, Te = Technology, Tr = Trophy, UG = Underworld Good, We = Weapon

By Jiranty at 2012-03-02 07:51:49

Wondering about which crew skills to pick? Here's a list of the crew skill bonuses Bounty Hunter's companies have.
(Note: "eff" stands for efficiency, "crit" for critical chance. Efficiency is a direct percentage that is reduced from each task's duration.)

Mako: +15 Slicing eff, +5 Cybertech eff
Gault: +10 Underworld Trading eff, +2 Biochem crit
Torian Cadera: +10 Investigation eff, +2 Bioanalysis crit
Blizz: +15 Armormech eff, +1 Armstech crit
Skadge: +10 Scavenging eff, +2 Treasure Hunting crit

No bonus to: Diplomacy, Artifice, Synthweaving, Archaeology

Other classes:
Imperial Agent
Sith Inquisitor
Sith Warrior

By Draconax at 2011-12-03 20:49:51
As a clarification, because I discovered this during the beta playing a BH and Trooper, the resource system is in fact fluid, and not static. That is to say that the higher your heat gets, the slower it vents. This places an onus on keeping your heat as low as possible at all times in order to maximize your regeneration. I didn't even realize it worked this way until after about 13 or 14 levels of playing the Trooper, so it's not something thats immediately obvious, especially in solo play where you don't use alot of abilities back to back. This makes resource management for the class far more interesting and challenging, imo, and definitely heightened my play experience of the class after realizing it.
By mikl352 at 2013-01-10 12:46:04

- Gauntlet - Level 3
- Tools of the Trade - Level 2
- The Last Flight - Level 4
- Big Chief - Level 6
- Settling Accounts - Level 7
- House Cleaning - Level 8
- My Sponsorship - Level 9 [Mako]
- Escaping Hutta - Level 11

Dromund Kaas
- The Hunt on Dromund Kaas - Level 9
- The Huntmaster - Level 9
- A Musty Trail - Level 9
- Family Cleansing - Level 14
- The Spy Game - Level 15
- The Melee - Level 16
- Joy Ride - Level 17 [Spaceship & Start Chapter 1]

- The Balmorran Target - Level 15
- Pirrell's Ambitions - Level 15
- Chaos at the Droid Factory - Level 17
- Down with the Queen - Level 18
- Bait and Switch - Level 19
- Meeting the Admiral - Level 19

Nar Shaddaa
- The Enemy of My Enemy - Level 20
- Economic Boom - Level 21
- The Underdogs - Level 21
- Catching Zees - Level 22
- Industrial Espionage - Level 22
- Professional Courtesy - Level 23
- A Dangerous Auction - Level 24

- The Tatooine Target - Level 24
- Tracking the Smuggler - Level 24
- Confronting Veeboo - Level 25
- A Barter With The Lady of Pain - Level 26
- Catching A Slippery Eel - Level 28 [Gault]

- The Alderaan Target - Level 28
- Spiking the Punch - Level 28
- Like A Rancor In A Pottery Shop - Level 29
- Silver Tongues - Level 30
- Kingmaker for a Day - Level 31
- Honor Regained - Level 32
- The Mandalorian Killer - Level 32
- Hail the Conquering Hero - Level 32
- Fortune and Glory - Level 32 [End Chapter 1]
- The Heart of Darkness - Level 32

- A Friendly Wager - Level 32
- A Family Matter - Level 32
- Imperial Bounty - Level 33
- To Walk in Dark Places - Level 33
- Geroya be Haran - Level 34
- Honor or Glory - Level 35 [Torian Cadera]

- Endorsement - Level 36

- A Dish Served Cold - Level 38
- Cool Reception - Level 38
- Digging His Own Grave - Level 38
- Fire and Ice - Level 39
- In Cold Blood - Level 40 [Blizz]
- Notorious - Level 41
- A Failure to Communicate - Level 41
- Laying Low - Level 41 [End Chapter 2]

- The Ferryman - Level 40
- A Flicker of Hope - Level 41
- Juxtaposition - Level 42
- Mnemonia - Level 43
- Where Few Follow - Level 43
- A Thousand Pardons - Level 43
- No Strings Attached - Level 44 [Skadge]

- At Arms Length - Level 44
- Nihilistic Mystics - Level 45
- Captive Audience - Level 46
- To Still a Bleeding Heart - Level 47
- Thus, Always, to Tyrants - Level 47

- Hostile Takeover - Level 47
- A Queen's Ransom - Level 48
- The Thin Blue Line - Level 49
- Reckoning - Level 50
- Number One with a Bullet - Level 50
- Some People Just Need Killing - Level 50

By Elentil at 2011-12-14 01:29:37
thanks Willmaulyou
I youtubed these and saw a BH vid. must have been death from above :)
By LurkingMongoose at 2011-12-20 21:00:34
Is anyone else a little confused as to why Bounty Hunters can't use blaster rifles? Correct me if I'm wrong, but on the Executor, I'm pretty sure every single Bounty Hunter Vader called up for tea was packing some sort of rifle/carbine...
By myt362450 at 2011-12-22 02:38:44
The jet pack feature you saw maybe the ability "death from above" its an AOE spell, very powerful and extremely useful. When using it the BH jets up in the air and delivers a barrage of DPS down on an area, does a lot of damage to around 5 mobs and easily kills non-elites.
By k0re at 2012-01-02 19:07:33
The BH has a very, VERY impressive story line which so far, has had me completely addicted to only the BH main story quests.
So much so that I've actually leveled less than necessary for some of the quests later on.
Big tip is to do a lot of the extra Hutta quests, and nearly any quest you can get your grubby little Powertech or Mercenary hands on.
By shonnyboy at 2011-11-28 10:24:50
Fun class to play, definitely my favorite at the moment. They are very versatile in or out of a group.
By Samix at 2012-01-09 18:52:35
the bounty hunter is one of my Favorite classes of swtor im only 22 at the moment but i feel like this is the best class iv played. dont get me wrong i love the agent and sith warrior but to me i have more fun on this class then any other i hope you try this class out and grow to love it like i have
By nataro at 2011-11-30 04:32:49

I thoroughly enjoyed this class, more so then I expected. I was only going to play Bounty Hunter in the weekend beta ... But now I may very well end up been Bounty Hunter as a main character :)

The class comes with a Healing companion as its first companion by level 10'ish. This makes it a good class to start the game with.

By Noz1 at 2012-02-02 16:38:20
I've leveled every Imperial class and a couple Republic to at least 20 and while BH is an absolute blast to play, with a great storyline and the coolest companion in the game, it is also a bit faceroll. That may change at higher levels, but if you are looking for ease of play this is probably your class.
By Willmaulyou at 2011-12-13 19:17:59
Rocket punch and shoulder slam mention using the jetpack to complete the attack, I believe that is likely to be what you witnessed.
By TheCocaColaNinja at 2012-03-23 14:40:51
You know when you use recharge and reload on a BH, in one part you use Flame Thrower to get rid of heat so wouldn't it make sense for Flame Thrower to require heat?
By triaxis2020 at 2011-12-13 06:22:14
I think i saw someone use jetpack in the beta and i was wondering which class it was. I checked here and the ACs but didn't see anything.
Did i miss something or was that not a jetpack that i saw? :P
By JelloLax at 2011-11-22 01:51:14
The bounty hunter is a bad ass class, i would prob say that the AC which would give most dmg output is the Mercenary, with its long range spells.
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