Credit Farming Through Space Combat

swtor credit farming through space combat

It is the truth that credits make the galaxy go round in SWTOR. Whether you're playing as a hardened Bounty Hunter, an idealistic Jedi Consular, or as a roguish Smuggler, you're always in need of credits. The best items in SWTOR aren't free, whether it's gear, speeders, skills, or legacy upgrades. Unless you have the vast wealth of a Hutt crime lord, you're going to have to earn those shiny credits to keep your character and companions up to snuff. While there are several methods to farm credits in SWTOR, most players overlook the ability to do so in space combat. To that end, Swtorhub.com looks at how players can farm credits by playing space combat missions.

There are a multitude of ways to farm credits in SWTOR (playing the Galactic Trade Network, chest farming, planetary daily quests, and crew skills), but farming credits through space combat is a viable and hassle-free way to do so. One good reason for credit farming through space combat is that you don't have to waste a lot of time running around to do so. You can engage in as many space combat missions as you wish from the cockpit of your own spaceship. Second, there is no competition for resources in space combat. Each mission takes place in a solo instance so you don't have to worry about other players grabbing resources before you or opposing faction players getting the jump on you as you're running around. Third, you can redo the space combat missions as often as you want. While you can only do the daily space combat missions once per day, you can do the individual battles as often as you wish. A final consideration for space combat credit farming is that you can do it at all level ranges once you've acquired your ship. The higher level missions give the highest rewards, but you can earn some decent credits comparably for lower levels.

swtor credit farming through space combat
Getting my reward for finishing a daily space combat mission

Space combat missions in SWTOR not only reward you with credits, but you can also earn fleet commendations for doing the daily missions. You'll spend the fleet commendations on ship upgrades (power conversion module, electronic warfare pod, EMP generator, and proton torpedo tube), but you can also spend them on storage boxes. These storage boxes have several rarity levels and they can be sold off to a vendor for credits. You can also open them and perhaps get something useful or valuable to sell. Overall, you get the greatest reward for doing the daily space combat missions so it's best to make sure you complete those to get the biggest bang for your effort. The highest level daily mission also rewards you with a couple of daily commendations.

Now that we've gone over the basics of why space combat is a good option for credit farming, let's examine exactly how much you can earn. Below is a table with a complete breakdown of space combat missions for both Republic and Sith Empire showing the rewards for completion. The daily mission is listed first followed by the individual missions that are required to complete the daily.

REPUBLIC
Mission Name Rewards
Daily: Operation Midnight Freedom 502 Credits, 5 Fleet Commendations
Fondor Escort 330 Credits
Daily: Operation Searing Light 1320 Credits, 7 Fleet Commendations
Javaal Fleet Action 330 Credits
Balosar Outpost 330 Credits
Daily: Operation Noble Gambit 1885 Credits, 8 Fleet Commendations
Archenar Interception 645 Credits
Makem Te Assault 645 Credits
Daily: Operation Ardent Wave 2575 Credits, 11 Fleet Commendations
Syvris Evacuation 1413 Credits
Llanic Station Strike 1413 Credits
Daily: Operation Glory Cyclone 4068 Credits, 14 Fleet Commendations
Pakuuni Defense 2227 Credits
Kovor Ice Field 2227 Credits
Daily: Operation Sunder Zero 5196 Credits, 15 Fleet Commendations
Hydian Way Blockade 3247 Credits
Drexel Sweep 3247 Credits
Daily: Operation Grand Nova 6432 Credits, 20 Fleet Commendations
Kalee Fortification 4020 Credits
Zosha Advance 4020 Credits
Daily: Operation New Eclipse 6540 Credits, 20 Fleet Commendations,
2 Daily Commendations
Impossible Sector 4905 Credits

 

SITH EMPIRE
Mission Name Rewards
Daily: Operation Silent Roar 502 Credits, 5 Fleet Commendations
Jabiim Escort 330 Credits
Daily: Operation Echo Quake 1320 Credits, 7 Fleet Commendations
Cartel Listening Station 330 Credits
Saleucami Fleet Action 330 Credits
Daily: Operation Eternal Domain 1885 Credits, 8 Fleet Commendations
Nez Peron Sweep 645 Credits
Sarapin Assault 645 Credits
Daily: Operation Molten Splinter 2575 Credits, 11 Fleet Commendations
Taspan Ambush 1413 Credits
Ezran Outpost 1413 Credits
Daily: Operation Rising Fury 4068 Credits, 14 Fleet Commendations
Skaross Fortification 2227 Credits
Mugaar Ice Field 2227 Credits
Daily: Operation Sweeping Menace 5196 Credits, 15 Fleet Commendations
Polith Minefield 3247 Credits
Sullust Interception 3247 Credits
Daily: Operation Raging Dawn 6432 Credits, 20 Fleet Commendations
Aeten Defense 4020 Credits
Clouds of Vondoru 4020 Credits
Daily: Operation Ascendant Pride 6540 Credits, 20 Fleet Commendations,
2 Daily Commendations
Ascendancy Barrier 4905 Credits

Space combat is a safe, low-risk method to farm credits in SWTOR. While some other methods could earn you more credits, space combat missions guarantee you a specific amount of credits every time you do them. They are a reliable source of credit revenue in SWTOR and you don't have to compete with other players to earn them. Plus, you get to blow up tons of enemy ships as a bonus. Pew-pew-pew!