Malavai Quinn

Quick Facts

  • Level: 1
  • Classification: Standard
  • Faction: Empire
  • Combat Type: Humanoid


The Sith Warrior and Quinn rush to a scene.


Malavai Quinn

The location of this NPC is unknown.

An officer in the Imperial military, Malavai Quinn is loyal to the Empire and everything it stands for: order, the glory of the Sith and the conquest of the Republic. Following his mysterious disgrace at the Battle of Druckenwell, he was stationed on Balmorra where he occasionally carried out small missions for Darth Baras (to whom he owes much of his career's early success).

Duty-bound and honorable, Quinn is not afraid to express earned admiration for his superiors, but he is neither a bootlicker nor a mindless servant. He values competence alongside loyalty and will do whatever is necessary to thwart the enemies of the Empire as a whole and Darth Baras personally.

Likes: Patriotism to the Empire, rewarding hard work, honor
Dislikes: Selfishness, betrayal, irrational behavior

Primary Stat: Cunning
Secondary Stat: Endurance

Primary Weapon: Blaster Pistol
Secondary Weapon: Vibroknife

Companion Gifts

Cultural Artifactcross
Imperial Memorabiliastarstar
Military Gearstarstar
Republic Memorabiliacross
Underworld Goodcross


15 abilities found
402 missions found (50 displayed) – Try filtering your results
NameLocationTypeClassesLevelReq. Level
Clipping WingsOriconHeroic 2+
The Alchemy Of EvilIlum, Dromund KaasHeroic 4
The Shroud's Last StandNar ShaddaaHeroic 4
Gathering ForcesOricon
Revenge of the ArchonMakeb
Scarred ParadiseOricon
Seeds of DreadOricon
The Hand That SeesOricon
The Masters RevealedOricon
[OPS] Descent Into the Dark FortressOricon
[OPS] The Palace of FearOricon
A Cure for ArmageddonMakeb
Retribution from AboveMakeb
An Invitation From Darth AcinaDromund Kaas
Descent into the CoreMakeb5347
Recruitment DayMakeb5347
Shroud Of RuinDromund Kaas
Stealing ThunderMakeb
Weapons Of ChaosTaris (Imperial), Tatooine, Corellia, Hoth
A World AflameMakeb
The LurkerMakeb
The Monstrous Mesa of Solida HeskMakeb
Countdown to DoomsdayMakeb
To Pierce the HeavensMakeb
Alert: Hostiles ImminentSection XHeroic 2+50
Directive: Activate Assassination ProtocolsThe Theoretika, Tatooine, Taris (Imperial), Dromund Kaas, Hoth, The Foundry, Darth Malgus's Space Station, Section XHeroic 2+
Fatal ErrorsSection XHeroic 2+
Flashpoint: The Battle of IlumIlumGroup
Flashpoint: The False EmperorIlumGroup
Freeing the FallenBelsavisHeroic 2+
Kaon Under SiegeKaon CityFlashpoint
Lights OutBelsavisHeroic 2
Lost IslandLost IslandFlashpoint
Old EnemiesBelsavisHeroic 25047
Prison BustingCorelliaHeroic 45044
The Battle of IlumIlumFlashpoint
The False EmperorDarth Malgus's Space StationFlashpoint
A New OrderIlum
A Tightened GripIlum
An Empire BetrayedIlum
Ancient TransmissionsBelsavis5047
Baras's LairCorellia, Fury (Sith Warrior)
Belsavis: Bonus SeriesBelsavis5047
Coronet Arms MassacreCorellia5044
Deadly MutationsBelsavis5047
Defection on DenovaImperial Fleet
Defend the ShipmentIlum
Droid MalfunctionBelsavis5047
endgame crawl
endgame crawl
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32 comments found
By Darklink136 at 2011-11-23 02:12:55

You receive this companion on Balmora.

He is a ranged DPS/Healer. He uses medium armor and a blaster pistol.

By Smackybear at 2011-12-30 00:13:55

Malavai Quinn is a good versatile healer/ranged dps companion that Sith Warriors can get very early in the game. His healing is very effective and he's even got an ability to remove status ailments. The best part is that when he's not healing he does ranged dps so it's not a bad idea to keep his blaster up to date. While his dps is nowhere near Vette's, he's much safer to have by your side if you're venturing into an area you're not too sure about or taking on a challenging mission.

His two stances (one improves healing and one improves damage) add some versatility for when you may not be taking much damage and would prefer some extra firepower while still receiving some moderate healing and support that Vette can't provide. However, if health is not a concern, Vette will help you down enemies considerably faster.

By terraxzohar at 2011-12-29 16:35:52
Crew Skill Bonus:
+10 Armstech Efficiency
+10 Diplomacy Efficiency
By Fritz at 2012-02-12 11:44:35

For those of you looking for the Quinn quests (since they seem to not be the easiest thing to find)...

Quinn's Quests

By Lailya at 2011-11-26 10:29:24
Malavai is also a romance option for female Sith Warriors.
By IPonly at 2011-11-29 08:18:47

He likes imperial memorabilia, survival gear, and people who appreciate his advice. He identifies with a lot of questgivers, and so treating them well when they've done a good job also gets you +affection. If you're irritated by Vette freaking out every time you toss off a death threat, suck up to your superiors, or mistreat one of the empire's slaves, this guy comes as a nice change of pace. Much better dark side companion. On the ship, after you recruit him, he is standing at attention by the captain's chair.

Alas, he does not keep his cool imperial agent outfit when you get him as a companion, but exchanges it for a light colored and somewhat dorky trench coat. He wears +cunning medium armor.

By IPonly at 2011-12-04 21:02:12

At about 3750 affection, if in a romance, Quinn confronts the player about being unprofessional. It's unclear if he's upset with you for flirting with him or with himself for being interested by this, but you do get the chance to initiate a classic terribly animated bioware kiss. No idea if there's a conversation option here if you're not in a romance.

Around 4370, Quinn requests permission to investigate another screwup by his least favorite moff. Around 4750, if granted permission, this will lead to another lightning fast mission. As usual, referring to the empire when praising him is much better than encouraging him to take personal pleasure in a bit of vengeance. It might slow me down in advancing the romance plot, but I am quite curious to see if he ever actually gets the hang of thinking like a sith. Hm.... no, probably never.

By Slimwit at 2011-11-28 08:29:45

As a Juggernaut, I wished that I got this healing companion earlier in the game.

My advice for Juggernauts is to prioritize the completion of the class quests on Balmorra to accelerate "unlocking" Quinn. He becomes one of your companions at the conclusion of the Balmorra class quests; you can complete the remaining Balmorra quests before you move on to Nar Shaddaa.

By IPonly at 2011-12-03 16:58:16
Around 2000 affection, in an on-ship conversation, Quinn requested permission to chase after a republic spy he had mentioned before. This 'chase' takes all of two seconds- he reports back to you with the mission complete. He takes the spy into custody and thanks you for the chance to pursue his own mission. I think I may have missed a +affection option here by being bloodthirsty. After he thanks you, there's a flirt option worth +20. In the next dialogue option after that, he responded to being told we could 'have fun and unwind' by being awkward (as you should expect if you've been pursuing the romance) but gave +20 for the 'don't be gentle' option afterwards since it comes out as something like "Just say so if you're not interested. Be honest, don't make excuses."
By mikl352 at 2012-12-31 14:57:37

- Arm Yourself - Level 3
- Judge and Executioner - Level 4
- Slaying the Beast - Level 6
- A New Master - Level 7
- Sith Arithmetic - Level 8
- The Final Trial - Level 11 [Vette]
- Leaving Korriban - Level 11

Dromund Kaas
- The Flight to Dromund Kaas - Level 9
- The Transporter - Level 10
- Pull the Plug - Level 12
- Laying Waste - Level 14
- An Ancient Answer - Level 16
- Leaving Dromund Kaas - Level 16 - [Spaceship & Start Chapter 1]

- Contact Made - Level 15
- Erase the Past - Level 17
- Silence the Son - Level 18
- To Kill a Legend - Level 19 [Malavai Quinn]

Nar Shaddaa
- Seek Your Contact - Level 21
- Disrupt Negotiations - Level 21
- An Army of One - Level 22
- Distress Call - Level 22
- To Kill a Sith Lord - Level 23
- A Threat Leveled - Level 24

- Seek Answers - Level 25
- Demon's Blood - Level 26
- Oasis - Level 27
- Guru in the Dunes - Level 28

- Shake Down - Level 28
- Knock Knock - Level 29
- Front Lines - Level 29
- Choke Point - Level 30
- Battle Organa - Level 30
- Deal with Kendoh - Level 31
- The Plan is Working! - Level 32
- The Padawan Exposed - Level 32 [Jaesa Willsaam]
- A Sith Lord's Rise - Level 32 [End Chapter 1]
- Set the Table - Level 32

- Check in - Level 32
- General Frellka - Level 32
- General Minst - Level 33
- General Durand - Level 34
- General Faraire - Level 35 [Lieutenant Pierce]

- Ambush! - Level 36

- Debriefing - Level 37
- Rescue Lanklyn - Level 37
- Interrogate the Talz - Level 38
- The Master's Weapon - Level 39
- Jedi Master on Ice - Level 40 [Broonmark]
- Power Play - Level 41
- Fanning the Flames - Level 41 [End Chapter 2]
- Declaration of War - Level 41

- Strong Arm - Level 42
- Locate the Enemy - Level 42
- A Mass of Assassins - Level 43
- Thwart the Rescue - Level 43
- Reallocation - Level 44

- Request and Audience - Level 44
- The Pain of Healing - Level 45
- Pendant of Bone - Level 46
- The Voice of Darkness - Level 47
- The Transponder Station - Level 48

- Protect Vowrawn - Level 47
- Squeeze the Spy - Level 48
- Jedi Spy - Level 49
- Baras's Lair - Level 50
- Retribution - Level 50

By Frag971 at 2012-07-14 04:14:00
Affection missions: Malavai Quinn
By AbsolutGrndZer0 at 2012-12-26 17:46:52
I don't get why Quinn is the romance interest given certain events in the warrior story... I won't say much more to avoid spoilers, but seriously. WTF Bioware?
By Quilan at 2013-01-05 15:14:34
I'm at about 4k affection with him on my sith warrior (female) going for romance... still on Chapter one, will he not talk to me again until chpt 2? Last thing he talked about was the SIS agent, gave the romance options, now nothing.
By JamieK at 2012-03-21 02:58:15

I am sad to say this, but from experience so far, if you do not use this companion while you level up, you will either nearly or completely die when facing a group of mobs comprising of atleast 1 strong and several normals, going against an elite on its own, you MIGHT and i stress the world MIGHT beat it, but if you don't use your survival CDs, you will die without a doubt, if you don't use this companion.

Which is a disappointment for the Sith Warrior Class, since i would have preferred to have used a different companion, but its either this dude or nearly die or completely die, so it is obviously a class imbalance, if you NEED to use a healer companion to get the same results as a ranged class with any companion it chooses, then its obviously a problem with the class itself and i hope to see it fixed soon, but i doubt it, you know how it goes, it only gets altered if there are enough QQs in pvp.

Overall, this is a very good companion, if you are playing a female sith warrior and you like him, good for you, since you have to use him or feel like you are going through heroics all the time....yep, it feels like that all the time.

By BlackAngelBR at 2013-02-18 20:00:50
He likes imperial memorablia? Ya dont say? :P
By Excivius at 2012-05-03 02:14:58
I personally liked using Quinn all the way up to lvl 50. I tried using a mix to test abilities and combat but ended back on healer everytime. I would prefer using a dps but i usually got ahead of myself doing the Class quests and they were always two-three levels above me. So I could not survive without a healer.
I must agree to the post By JamieK:
"I am sad to say this, but from experience so far, if you do not use this companion while you level up, you will either nearly or completely die when facing a group of mobs comprising of atleast 1 strong and several normals, going against an elite on its own, you MIGHT and i stress the world MIGHT beat it, but if you don't use your survival CDs, you will die without a doubt, if you don't use this companion."
Atleast I was able to kill 2-3 strongs without dying around my level but I used Artifice to keep my gear somewhat up to speed, but on some levels I had to accept this aswell, but hey, at level 50 you're almost free to pick any companion.
By wyshbonez at 2012-01-27 18:17:37
I don't know why ppl are hatin on quinn so much, as a sith marauder he's saved my arse a couple dozen times already, true i decked him out in gear, but i don't use any of my other companions, even if i tried id die lol (Level 42 Sith Marauder)
By Talisera at 2012-06-12 00:28:07
He is actually a terrible healer, the entire point of companions in this game is to be useful, and out of all the healing companions you get in the game on various classes, he is BY FAR the worst. He will DPS when his heals are up and he will just continue to DPS despite both of you dying in situations where you're taking on huge amounts of mobs. I don't care what anyone says about "your healing companion shouldn't heal you efficiently, it's all on you" etc. BioWare said from day 1 they designed companions to act as substitute players, and thus should do their designated job as such. Quinn does not do that.
By Cetan at 2012-01-29 05:01:37
Anyone else think his base appearance looks a bit like Keanu Reeves? :P
By MrMiracle at 2012-07-01 18:04:04
Pommel Strike can be used as a follow up to his Carbonite Stream for a high-damage opener on standard or silver enemies.
By luminator at 2012-01-29 15:57:54
@Jez7 : he's amazing, actually. Heal over time, really efficient. If you're in trouble, use your CDs, don't expect your companion to magically turn the tide.
By mpdugas at 2012-11-23 08:09:43
Or you can just swap gear with Vette...
By NinetyProof at 2012-02-16 14:10:56

A) Medwatch is your friend. All the healers tend to fall out of the stance once in a while and it's hard to notice if your running the small bar.

B) Gear. Generally players that complain a comp is not doing well it is because they simply don't gear the comp appropriately ... and use a presence stim? Unheard of!

C) LoS / Pathing. That's on you ... the first time it one thing ... the second another ... but repeatedly choosing to fight in situations that will cause you Comp pathing issues is not BW's fault. All the comps use the same pathing logic ... which means dps doesn't dps, healers don't heal. You just don't notice the loss of DPS from a Comp that is stuck as easily.

In the end, if you L2P then the comps are fine no matter what role. I tend to do double DPS so I don't use healers except on my Tank Chars.

By Sindras at 2012-01-10 20:49:12
At lvl 50, this guy is must for Jug Warriors. He does get better with Healing. I know they have vastly improved his healing since the beta clients. its just making sure hes close, otherwise his healing does cause a few issues hes far away from you.
By JamieK at 2012-03-21 04:39:30

I personally hate on him because you are pretty much forced to use him the moment you get him, since otherwise you pretty much die all the time and no its not due to lack of skill, its likely a overall class survivability problem, which bioware said that they were working for both sith warrior and jedi knight classes, the problem i have is that every other class, all ranged have no problem, they can use any companion and get the same positive results, while a jedi knight or sith warrior has to use their healer companion to get that same result.

I can understand elites being difficult or challenging, since well, they are elites and i always use my Survival CDs, when i fight them, but the problem is, unless you use your healer companion, you HAVE to use those CDs against strongs, with normal adds, also the person that says to take out the weak ones first is totally wrong, in my experience, its take out the strong first, if the weaker ones die in the AoEs you do, then fine, but the stronger ones always kill me if i focus on the weaker enemies first.

By kanekewl at 2012-02-06 18:34:27
@ Jez7: Healing companions aren't supposed to save you and full heal you every second. This isn't WoW. Hes there to give you enough heals to keep you alive and sustained. If you don't hit your cooldowns then your just another bad.
By rustedangel at 2012-02-10 18:40:47
@ Jez7
try gearing him up, he's an excellent healer.
By luminator at 2012-01-29 15:56:35
Only if you're playing a female character, by the way.
By Dorf at 2012-01-13 09:30:31

I was sorely disappointed by Quinn's healing ability in the BETA, and on live, it's gotten nothing but worse.

Distance bugs his Kolto Jolt sometimes, playing the animation but giving no heal.
His already bad AI pathing is even worse up ramps/stairs, giving more LOS for heals.
His starting heals are distanced and have nearly no throughput, he spends more time shooting at stuff than healing you when you first get him. despite Med Watch.

I have lost count of the amount of times I've died due to Quinn being out of range or struggling to get into my LOS for a heal. As a vengeance warrior downtime without any healing is too much - which is why I hoped Quinn would be made infinitely more useful than he was in earlier beta builds. He wasn't.

Quinn's -one- saving grace is at higher levels, his extra heal, Medical Pack is very potent if you give him enough Cunning. It's almost as though he heals through his own stupid!

Overall though, Quinn as a healer is 'that new guy' in green gear you bring along to your raids. Not really useful until you start throwing purples at his face.

Edit: laaaawl -9. People don't like the truth it seems.

By Jez7 at 2012-01-10 14:06:24
Quinn's healing is very slow and intermittent.. Don't expect him to save you. The guys is next to useless. Buy medpacs and stick with Vette.
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