Quick Facts

  • Level: 1
  • Classification: Standard
  • Class: Bowdaar
  • Faction: Republic
  • Combat Type: Humanoid




The location of this NPC is unknown.

The mighty Wookiee gladiator named Bowdaar has spent over a century facing countless opponents without ever losing a match. He solidified his title as the galaxy's greatest gladiator when he defeated notorious Wookiee-hunter Karssk on Ord Mantell. The more gullible underworld scum whisper that Bowdaar is an immortal creature who can't be killed, but those who have faced him and lived know that he is simply the best there is.

On the surface, Bowdaar may seem like a simple-minded brute, but nothing could be further from the truth. Case in point: Bowdaar eventually discovered the identity of the Trandoshans who first captured and enslaved him. One night in an arena on Loovria, Bowdaar learned that his former captors were sitting in the stands. An unfortunate "weapons malfunction" caused the drunken Trandoshan slavers to meet an untimely--and extremely messy--end.

Likes: A good fight against worthy foes, protecting the weak, personal honor
Dislikes: Cruelty, bullying, slavery, respecting authority that's in the wrong

Primary Stat: Strength
Secondary Stat: Endurance

Primary Weapon: Vibrosword
Secondary Weapon: Shield Generator

Companion Gifts

Cultural Artifactstarstarstar
Imperial Memorabiliacross
Military Gearstar
Republic Memorabiliacross
Underworld Goodstar


329 missions found (50 displayed) – Try filtering your results
NameLocationTypeClassesLevelReq. Level
The Darkening StarsOriconHeroic 2+
The Shroud RevealedNar Shaddaa, CoruscantHeroic 4
Uprooting The Last SeedIlum, CoruscantHeroic 4
Day of DreadOricon
Eye of TerrorOricon
Haunted ParadiseOricon
Seeds of ChangeOricon
Spark of HopeOricon
Taking on ToborroMakeb5547
[OPS] The Bastion of FearOricon
[OPS] The Dying LightOricon
Consulting the ExpertMakeb541
Extraordinary MeasuresMakeb
Planetary SurgeryMakeb541
For the RecordMakebHeroic 2+
Buried EvilsTaris, Tatooine, Corellia, Hoth
Hitting the HuttsMakeb
Master Gend's MissionCoruscant
Old FeudsMakeb5347
The Shroud's GambitCoruscant
The ArkMakeb
Savage SkiesMakebHeroic 4
Shelter From The StormMakeb
Trouble in ParadiseMakeb
A Lesson is LearnedBelsavisHeroic 2+
Flashpoint: The Battle of IlumIlumGroup
Flashpoint: The False EmperorIlumGroup
Kaon Under SiegeKaon CityFlashpoint
Lost IslandLost IslandFlashpoint
Open CommunicationsBelsavisHeroic 2
The Battle of IlumIlumFlashpoint
The False EmperorDarth Malgus's Space StationFlashpoint
The Stasis GeneratorBelsavisHeroic 2
A Gentleman's AgreementIlum501
Belsavis: Bonus SeriesBelsavis
Betrayal on DenovaRepublic Fleet
Containing the BeastBelsavis
Crystal BallCorellia, Republic Fleet, Ilum501
Crystal Clear SabotageIlum
Emergent MedicineBelsavis
endgame crawl
Explosive ConflictExplosive Conflict, Republic Fleet
Government ClearanceCorellia
Ilum Under SiegeIlum
Ilum Under SiegeIlum
Keeping a SecretCorellia5044
6 NPCs found
Bowdaar1 - 50StandardBalmorraE R
Bowdaar1 - 50StandardE R
Bowdaar1 - 50StandardE R
Bowdaar1 - 50StandardE R
Bowdaar16StandardTarisE R
Bowdaar22 - 23StrongNar ShaddaaE R
31 comments found
By Draahl at 2011-11-28 18:38:53
+10 Cybertech Efficiency.
+10 Scavanging Efficiency.
By Darklink136 at 2011-11-23 02:43:31

You receive this companion on Nar Shadaa.

He is a melee Tank. He uses heavy armor and a vibrosword.

By rrracheljoy at 2011-12-05 23:45:39

If you're trying to gain Bowdaar AP, here's a list of his likes/dislikes, beginning with gifts (0 = does not like, + = likes, ++ = loves, +++ = favorite):

Courting: +
Cultural Artifact: +++
Imperial Memorabilia: 0
Luxury: +++
Military Gear: +
Republic Memorabilia: 0
Technology: +
Trophy: ++
Underworld Good: +
Weapon: ++

If you want to conserve your less effective gifts for other companions, stick primarily to cultural artifacts and luxury items with the occasional trophy or weapon.

As far as his conversational likes and dislikes go, his Codex entry indicates that he likes "A good fight against worthy foes, protecting the weak, personal honor" and dislikes "Cruelty, bullying, slavery, respecting authority that's in the wrong".

While I highly suggest not picking an answer just because "Bowdaar would like it", it's still nice to know what you can say and/or give to get on his good side. Remember: an answer he doesn't particularly favor will still only lose you 1AP under most circumstances. Don't ruin your story just to get on his good side. :) And you can always hit ESC mid-conversation if you want to start over.

By Jshadowhunter at 2011-12-09 15:08:05
These days you just can't be a smuggler if you don't own your own Wookie. =P
By cyvaris at 2011-11-24 20:48:53
Hopefully he will gain a "Rip Enemies' arms out of their sockets" ability in a later expansion.
By Vistix at 2011-12-24 20:02:19
I guess every Han needs a Chewie.
By YiddishYeti at 2012-01-02 07:52:31

Just maxed out my affection with good ol Bowdarr.

Guess What?

Nothing happened.

But needless to say, we are pretty good friends.

By Ariescz at 2013-01-05 11:58:51
By jonsolo at 2011-12-27 09:50:29
The earliest Customizations for Bowdaar can be found on Balmorra
You can find his 1-4 customizations there
By dyalad at 2012-01-09 08:07:15
An advice for scoundrels using Bowdaar as a tank.
If you like to Tranquilize or Slice robots to CC packs, you should turn off the ability Wookie Roar from Bowdaar, because he will break CC everytime he uses it. He also has a cleave that is an AOE as well, but won't be activated by default. Also, you need to deactivate Wookie Roar anytime your companion dies and needs to be rezzed, or if you log out/back in.
By Taav at 2012-01-27 18:43:05

As efficiency only speeds the crew skill completion time, Bowdaar is best used to complete "mission" crew skills rather than "crafting" crew skills.
The Smuggler companions that best support crafting crew skills are:

Armstech: Corso Riggs (+5 Crit Armstech) and Guss (+2 Crit Investigation)
Biochem: Akaavi (+2 Crit Bioanalysis)
Cybertech: Risha (+1 Crit Slicing)

Clearly, Corso is the only companion that really aids a smuggler in the actual act of crafting; the others facilitate the collection of components either through critical enhancements or speed of mission completion (which as we all know is marginal at best even with max affection)

By tobarstep at 2012-02-09 18:53:53

Bowdaar, more than any other companion I've come across, needs a gear upgrade as soon as you get him. If you send him into a group of same-level mobs thinking he's going to tank them like Qyzen, you're going to be disappointed when he gets flattened in 5 seconds. I had a ton of extra Coruscant commendations, so I picked up the orange vibrosword from the vendor there and then slapped in some more level-appropriate mods. I'd also suggest buying as much level-appropriate +STR heavy gear from the GTN as you can afford, then put it on him right away. Once he's geared, he's a fantastic tank though. For gunslingers I much prefer Bowdaar to Corso; he keeps mobs at range and holds aggro on more than 1 at a time.

I should clarify too, that his weapon he comes with is upgradeable, I just had a ton of Coruscant commendations so I used them on an orange sword. As an illustration of how bad his gear is when you get him, I compared tooltips of the level 16 orange sword to his sword he had when I acquired him (level 24) and he would have only lost 4 STR and 5 END if I had given him the level 16 sword.

By gooberdabone at 2012-05-08 21:02:10
For the love of god, it's spelled W-O-O-K-I-E-E
By Imjudas at 2012-03-15 03:55:45
COME ON! No Bowcaster?
By Mephista at 2012-04-22 07:38:12
his wookie toss ability is seriously annoying for a scoundrel trying to position himself behind mobs. how bout changing it to knockDOWN instead of knock100YARDSBACK? :)
By Chelle at 2012-04-25 13:21:41
I really haven't seen any indications that our fabulously furry friend is a love interest for the female smuggler, which makes me question the courting gifts. Then again, my smuggler is still only level 27 and her affection with him is only about 1600. And even if he was available for a romantic story line, I really don't know if I would pursue it considering I'd have "beastiality" screaming in the back of my mind despite how awsome he is. XD
By Smantha at 2012-04-26 04:35:02
If you're looking for his quests and how to respond:
By kishe at 2011-12-27 05:52:55
Romance interest for female smugglers, I hope?
By gloryb at 2011-12-29 10:39:43
He comes with weapons and armor level appropriate and gets 22 effection instead of Corso's 15.
By rolie123 at 2012-01-08 18:06:24
My Gf's Smugger got some issue, where Bowdaar tells her he would like to talk to her on the ship, but when she arrives, he won't say anything, no quest mark, nothing. Plus the ship icon on his companion panel randomly appears and disappears from time to time. She has around 3000 affection with him but she talked to him like twice during the whole time. Probably irrelevant, but she is 33 on Balmorra at the moment. Cantinas don't work at all. Any suggestions?
By Kasakuie at 2011-11-29 20:59:39
Race doesn't matter when it comes to what companion you get.
By Bensinstopp at 2012-03-06 17:04:05
Dat disappointment when there was no comment saying "Bowdaar is a romance option for female smugglers".

Male smuggler here, happily married to Risha.
By catflapps at 2011-12-03 16:06:58

most likely this is the coolest companion you get first out of all the classes.

that is a lie. it is the coolest.

By Hamsterboom at 2011-12-27 08:38:21
in nar shaddaa at the moment i ca't wait for him i hope he's better than Corso
By jamplans at 2011-12-23 02:00:07
It's hard to see most smugglers fighting against worthy foes and adhering to personal honor... Good luck gaining AP!
By Darklink136 at 2011-11-24 20:58:14
We can only hope, Cyvaris. We can only hope.
By getaphixx at 2011-12-22 19:31:11
I love a smuggler; We already knew!
By getaphixx at 2011-12-22 19:32:04

"I love the smuggler"

:We already knew that.

By Raginbum at 2011-12-28 13:30:32
Why is there no details on how to get him? >_>
By Iwictoan at 2011-11-29 20:12:54
Which race receives Bowdaar as a companion?
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