5.2 PvP Gearing Guide

Here’s my guide on how to gear through PvP in Game Update 5.2! You don’t have to be fully reliant on gear drops from Galactic Command Crates, you can gear through completing Warzones too! But honestly, you should supplement this with doing Operations so you can gear even faster.

Before we get started, here are the Gear Tiers and their corresponding Gear item ratings on the vendors:

  • Tier 1-  230
  • Tier 2 – 236
  • Tier 3 – 242
  • Tier 4 – 248

For PvP, there are two steps for getting gear.  First, you need to earn Unassembled Components which are used to buy the Unassembled Gear Piece of your choice. Then, you turn in the Unassembled Gear Piece with Command Tokens to buy the corresponding gear for whichever class you choose. You get Unassembled Components from completing PvP matches of all types as well as the Weekly and one of the dailies.

Both Unassembled Tokens and Command Tokens show up until in your Inventory in the Currency Tab.

Note: You have to log into all of your characters that have Galactic Command Ranks to get all the Command Tokens added to your Currency tab on all characters. The amount of Command Tokens you have is shared on all of your characters and shows up in each character’s inventory in the currency tab.

Unassembled Components

Here are how many Unassembled Components you get for winning and losing for all types of PvP:

Regular Warzone Win8 Unassembled Components
Regular Warzone Loss3 Unassembled Components
Regular Arena Win4 Unassembled Components
Regular Arena Loss2 Unassembled Components
Solo Ranked Win8 Unassembled Components
Solo Ranked Loss3 Unassembled Components
Group Ranked Win10 Unassembled Components
Group Ranked Loss4 Unassembled Components

Here’s how many components you get from completing Dailies and Weeklies. Note the [Zero Tolerance] and [United we Stand] Dailies do not reward any Components:

Warzone Daily12
Warzone Weekly40
Solo Ranked Daily16
Solo Ranked Weekly30
Group Ranked Daily20
Group Ranked Weekly60

Here are the Unassembled Component Costs for all Tiers. (Note: while Tier 1 is a direct purchase, for Tiers 2, 3 & 4 you will need to turn in the previous Tier Armour Piece Shell along with Unassembled Components):

 Tier 1 (230)Tier 2 (236)Tier 3 (242)Tier 4 (248)

You can find the vendors for spending Unassembled Components in the Supplies section of both factions Fleets.

Unassembled Piece

And finally, to buy the Unassembled Piece, you will need to turn in the Unassembled Piece you bought with Unassembled Components as well as Command Tokens.

For reference here are how many Command Tokens you get per Command Rank (they drop in Command Crates):

Tier 15 Command Tokens
Tier 28 Command Tokens
Tier 312 Command Tokens
Tier 414 Command Tokens

You can find the vendors for turning in Unassembled Pieces in the Supplies section of both factions Fleets.

Here is the Command Token Cost for each piece of gear:

 Tier 1 (230)Tier 2 (236)Tier 3 (242)Tier 4 (248)
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Gearing Tips

Do some Operations to gear faster: Honestly, the quickest and easiest way to get gear especially if you have no set bonus gear at all is to do Story Mode Operations (to get 236 Gear) and/or Veteran Eternity Vault and Karagga’s Palace (for 242 Gear). Make sure you keep the Gear Shells so you can upgrade them to higher tiered gear with Unassembled Components!

Use Legacy Gear: Put all your mods into Legacy Gear so you can play mirror class alts.

Alt Gearing: Get one Character to Rank 300 ASAP! Having at least one main character who you focus on gearing means that as you upgrade your main character’s gear, you can rip out their old mods and send them to an alt using Legacy Gear or just put the mods directly into your alts Legacy Gear.

Hope this guide helped you! If you have any questions or suggestions let me know!


  • Neg Sani

    The Tier 1 class vendor gives you MK-3 pieces, while the Tier 2 class vendor gives AND *requires* MK-15 pieces. So how are you supposed to upgrade from Tier 1 to Tier 2 using these vendors?? Just wait until you get really lucky and get an MK-15 Legendary piece from a Command Crate? Doesn’t make any sense.

    • Well you can upgrade with the vendors or hope you get lucky from Command Crates. Ultimately, they’re just giving us another way to get gear..