SWTOR’s Best PvP Classes in 2020

Let's take a look at the best PvP classes in Star Wars: The Old Republic in 2020.

Let's take a look at the best PvP classes in Star Wars: The Old Republic in 2020.

The PvP meta in Star Wars: The Old Republic changes every year. During this time soon after its Steam release, both ranged and melee DPS classes are in a particularly good spot in terms of PvP.

If you’re a new or a returning player, then be sure to check out this guide for the best PvP classes in 2020. We are going to go over the best classes for both Jedi and Sith factions, but be sure to check out or other SWTOR guides as well.

Best Melee DPS

Jedi: Scoundrel Scrapper

Scrapper is the sneakiest and most dangerous class in the game. It utilizes the Scatter Gun to take out enemies from behind and quickly get out of harm’s way.

The main advantages of this class are burst and single target damage. If you can successfully damage your enemies from behind, then you will be practically unbeatable in PvP.

The best skill is Scrappy, which increases the damage by Blaster Whip, Quick Shot, and Back Blast by 4%.

Sith: Operative Concealment

Imperial agents can be just as devastating on the battlefield as their Jedi counterparts. Concealment class is especially effective at stealth and close-range attacks.

If you like to kill enemies undetected, then this is the best choice for melee players. The strategy is the same as with the Scrapper, where you have to attack from behind in order to make the most out of this class.

The best skill is Surgical Strikes, which increases the damage by Shiv, Overload Shot, and Backstab by 4%.

Best Ranged DPS

Jedi: Commando Gunnery

Assault Cannon is by far the most overpowered weapon in SWTOR. That’s why the best class for utilizing this weapon is none other than Gunnery. Only this class can effectively squeeze the maximum damage out of it.

If you want to push Gunnery to its limits in PvP, then try to unlock the Armor Piercing Cell ability, which is available for training at Level 12.

The best skill is Blowback, which makes your next Boltstorm immune to interruption.

Sith: Mercenary Arsenal

Bounty hunters are dangerous, especially when they carry a huge load of rockets on their backs. The Arsenal class is especially brutal when it comes to burst damage.

This class becomes even more menacing, if you can unlock the High Velocity Gas Cylinder ability at Level 20, which increases armor penetration by 35%.

The best skill is Power Launcher, which increases the damage by Rail Shot, Tracer Missile, Heatseeker Missiles, and Electro Net by 6%.

Best Tank

Jedi: Guardian Defense

Guardian Defense is the most robust and durable class of all. Its abilities are focused around lowering enemy weapon accuracy, reducing the cooldown of his allies’ abilities, creating barrier that absorbs most of the damage, and much more.

The best skill is Warding Call, which reduces all damage taken by 40%.

Sith: Juggernaut Immortal

The dark side of the force makes Juggernauts the most sought out tank classes in SWTOR.

If you can unlock the Soresu Form ability at level 14, which increases his armor rating by 60%, then you won’t even need a healer on your team.

The best skill is Invincible, which makes Immortals invincible to damage for a short period of time.

Best Healer

Jedi: Sage Seer

The Force can be used for healing just as much as for offensive purposes, and that kind of power should not be ignored in any PvP match.

Seers not only heal effectively, but also build up a lot of rejuvenation buffs during the process. The Conveyance ability can be used to increase the healing power of a Jedi Seer by at least 50%.

The best skill is Salvation, which can heal up to 8 allies within 8 meters of your position.

Sith: Sorcerer Corruption

Even dark force can be used for healing and protection. The Corruption class can infuse its allies with dark force during healing, which makes their powers more potent.

Try to unlock the Electric Induction ability at Level 15, which can reduce all your healing costs by 9%.

The best skill is Force Bending, which reduces the cast time of healing abilities by 30%.


Class means a great deal, but personal skill means just as much. Don’t get discouraged if you’re not a pro at PvP just by choosing a particularly strong class. Practice, practice, practice and get that bloodthirst going.

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Serhii Patskan

Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.