agument sllot guide

One thing that most Star Wars: The Old Republic players have in common is a desire to have the very best gear possible. Building up your character is part of the fun and there are several items available to help you reach your goal. You have the option of modifying gear by using Augments but before you can use them, your gear must have Augment Slots.

This Augment Slot guide will show you how to acquire Augmentation Kits, so you can upgrade your character’s gear.

Understanding Augments

Augments increase the stats of your character to maximize your gear. You can get Augments by using the “slicing crew skill” or you can buy them at the Galactic Trade Network. The type of Augment you use will determine which stats are increased. Here are some examples:

Other Augments are available, some of which can even increase more than one stat. When SWTOR was first released, some items automatically come with Augment Slots for increasing your stats. However, crafting was the main way to acquire the slots but when crafting the item you had to hit a critical. In other words, they weren’t that easy to come by and you couldn’t get them on some weapons and armor. Then, things changed with the release of Patch 1.3.

Post Patch 1.3: Augment Slot Changes

Many changes took place with the way you can acquire Augment Slots after Patch 1.3 was released. Instead of hoping that you get an item with a slot or that you get a critical hit when crafting, you can now add Augment Slots to any gear that is equitable by using an Item Modification Table. You can find these at fleet stations but you can only use green level items or higher.

Augmentation Slot Components

Before you can craft the Augmentation Kits, you need Augmentation Slot Components. You’ll need to reverse engineer one of the crafted items within the specified tier to acquire an Augmentation Slot Component. You’re guaranteed to receive one component for each reverse engineered item.

Augmentation Slot Kits

When adding an Augment Slot to any item, you’ll need an Augmentation Kit and credits to spend. You can craft Augmentation Slot Kits using the Synthweaving, Armstech and the Armormech skills. Crew skill trainers have the recipe for crafting these kits. The kits are the same for each skill but the materials that you’ll need are a little different.

Each kit has six tiers that begin with the MK-1, which is the lowest grade and the highest grade Augment Slots are found in MK-6. To create an Augmentation Kit, you need a few crafting materials, a set amount of credits and 10 Augmentation Slot Components for each tier.

Credits and materials needed for Armstech and Armormech skills are as follows:

Credits and materials needed for the Synthweaving skill are as follows:

Once you have your Augmentation Slot Kits and the credits needed for each tier, you’re ready to add the Augment Slot to your gear using the Item Modification Table.

Installing Augment Slots

You’ll need to go to the nearest Item Modification Table in order to install the Augment Slot to your gear. Select the “Modification Table” filter on the map to find them. Right clicking on the tables will open up the Augmentation Workbench interface. Once opened, click on the item you want to use to drag it into the empty slot on the workbench or you can click the box labeled “Click here to show items you may modify” located in the top part of the workbench. When the dropdown list appears, choose the one you want to add to the Augment Slot.

Next, choose the tier you want to install and click the “Buy Augment Slot” button to complete the installation. If you want to upgrade later, you can. However, it will cost you the same number of credits as it would for originally installing the Augment Slot, so don’t expect a discount for already having an installed slot.

Patch 1.3 made a huge difference that allows any player to upgrade equipment so you can improve your stats and excel in the game.