SWTOR: the best fortresses

Star Wars: The Old Republic offers players the ability to purchase customizable housing through the game’s Galactic Stronghold system. But with 11 different fortresses ranging from small apartments on Dromund Kaas or Coruscant to a sprawling Alderaan mansion, how do you know which one? Choose ?

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Whether you choose a single stronghold or opt for a collection of residences across the galaxy, you’ll be able to name them, customize them with decorations, invite your friends with special keys, or show them off to the in-game audience. Here, we’ll go over the price and special features of each stronghold to help you decide which ones are right for you.


9 Umbarra Mobile Base

  • Price:
    5,000 Credits or 50 Cartel Coins

Set on the dark and eerie planet of Umbarra, the Mobile Base is a fully armored, mobile supply train that you can turn into your base of operations. With three cars practically filled with decorating hooks and a convenient taxi system that transports you from car to car, it can be a great choice for decorators just starting out.

Although most housing in the game can be purchased from a kiosk set on the Republic or Empire fleets, you will need the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion and point access. Crisis on Umbarra Lightning Bolt to purchase the Mobile Base.

8 Carrick Station and Vaiken Spacedock Penthouses

  • Price:
    8 Galactic Seasons Tokens

Located in the higher areas of Carrick Station and Vaiken Spacedock, these comfortable apartments offer you a quiet space away from the hubbub of the lower floors. To access it, you will need to participate in daily Galactic Seasons objectives until you earn enough tokens to purchase a Penthouse deed.

While it may take a while to earn tokens, both penthouses are fully unlocked, so you can spend your precious credits on decorations to spruce up the fortress entrance and four rooms instead. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic views of fleet ships and VIP areas.

seven Coruscant And Kaas Apartments

  • Price:
    5,000 Credits or 50 Cartel Coins

Overlooking the sad city of Kaas or glittering Coruscant, these homes in the Imperial and Republican capitals are incredibly affordable for their size. A great place to start if you’re new to the game – or low on Credits – the Coruscant and Kaas City apartments can be acquired as early as level 15 after completing the Introduction to Strongholds quest.

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Capital world apartments are of course specific to each faction, but characters from opposing factions can get temporary access for 1,000 credits.

6 Nar Shaddaa Heavenly Palace

  • Price:
    250,000 Credits or 500 Cartel Coins

If you want to gaze upon the shining lights of Nar Shaddaa, the Sky Palace has a huge open balcony, a separate landing pad for your ship, and two massive staircases among its nine extensions and 500 decorative hooks.

Another reasonably affordable option if you’re credit conscious, the Nar Shaddaa Sky Palace is a great canteen for your smuggler or an arms depot for your bounty hunter.

5 Tatooine Farm

  • Price:
    2,500,000 Credits or 2,500 Cartel Coins

The Tatooine Farm spans multiple structures in a wide expanse of sand where you can relax after your galactic adventures. You get hundreds of decorative hooks, indoor and outdoor spaces, a spaceship docking bay, and a balcony that overlooks a cliff.

It’s a bit pricey at over two million credits for the initial unlock, but well worth the experience of gazing at the two suns of Tatooine. Keep an eye out for the jawa ball circling the perimeter and the giant sandcrawler in the distance.

4 Hideout of the Rishis

  • Price:
    3,000,000 Credits or 2,650 Cartel Coins

A sprawling island stretch once owned by a pirate crew, the Rishi Hideout is a paradise of beaches, caves, indoor and outdoor spaces, secret hideouts and more. With twelve extensions and over 2,000 decorative hooks – yes, you read that right – you can create your own captain’s quarters, sundeck, skydeck, and more.

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It also includes a private PvP arena, a feature unique to this stronghold. Entering the arena allows you to participate in free-for-all PvP games that include a deathmatch and huttball simulation mode.

3 Manaan Retreat

  • Price:
    2,500,000 Credits or 2,500 Cartel Coins

If you like the idea of ​​wide open spaces and gazing out over an expanse of ocean waters, you might feel right at home at the Manaan Retreat. It’s both the smallest and most affordable of the higher level fortresses, but makes a great meditation chamber or science lab with its shades of blue, gray, and white.

Features include an expansive rooftop garden and two deep-sea sanctuaries with huge windows where you can view underwater wildlife.

2 Yavin Temple 4

  • Price:
    2,500,000 Credits or 2,500 Cartel Coins

Perfect for a brooding Darth rivaling Vader, Yavin Temple 4 is lush with jungle vegetation and waterfalls in its interior and exterior areas. It comes with 250 decorative hooks, two temples, a large balcony, a bridge and a massive ship dock.

This fortress can be a challenge to decorate, as many of its rooms are dimly lit and use up a lot of vertical space, but a completed temple makes a great tropical retreat where you can escape your troubles.

1 Noble Domain of Alderaan

  • Price:
    4,000,000 Credits or 1,900 Cartel Coins

If you are looking for luxury living, the Alderaan Noble Estate is the place for you. This massive castle features a throne room, study, stained glass windows, a balcony that overlooks the snow-capped mountains, and a mountain retreat with its own private elevator. There’s even parking for up to four starships.

This fortress also has a few secrets to discover, including a hidden cave and an unlockable Killik habitat.

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