The first update for 2021, SWTOR 6.2.1, released yesterday on March 2 after a significant delay and brought a number of new items to the in-game store the Cartel Market. This review will help you determine if you should buy these items and if they are worth your real-life money!
Note: I have purchased all of these items with my own Cartel Coins for the purposes of this review. Special thanks to the many of you, who use my Referral Link and allow me to do these reviews.
SWTOR Update 6.2.1 came out after a significant delay caused by the extreme weather conditions that occurred in Austin Texas in USA, where the BioWare studio is located.
There are eight new items added to the Cartel Store with this game update and below you can learn everything you need to know about them, including pricing, special effects and features.
Note that all items reviewed below are only cosmetics. They will not improve your performance during combat. The SWTOR 6.0+ Class Guides could help you with that!
Patient Defender’s Armor Set
The Patient Defender’s Armor Set looks like it has taken inspiration from The High Republic Jedi characters. It contains the following pieces:
- Patient Defender’s Helmet
- Patient Defender’s Chestpiece (hood-down)
- Patient Defender’s Chestpiece (hood-up)
- Patient Defender’s Bracers
- Patient Defender’s Gauntlets
- Patient Defender’s Belt
- Patient Defender’s Greaves
- Patient Defender’s Boots
The Patient Defender’s Armor Set is available for purchase for 1440 Cartel Coins.
The armor set offers two chestpieces, because this is the current method BioWare has at its disposal to offer a hood-down and hood-up alternatives.
Cybernetic Pauldron’s Armor Set
The Cybernetic Pauldron’s armor set contains the following armor pieces that you can use on any character class of any level:
- Cybernetic Pauldron’s Headgear
- Cybernetic Pauldron’s Chestguard
- Cybernetic Pauldron’s Bracers
- Cybernetic Pauldron’s Gauntlets
- Cybernetic Pauldron’s Belt
- Cybernetic Pauldron’s Greaves
- Cybernetic Pauldron’s Boots
The Cybernetic Pauldron’s Armor Set costs 1440 Cartel Coins in the Cartel Market at the moment. This is the item’s regular price.
Force Pilgrim’s Armor Set
The Force Pilgrim’s armor set is my personal winner out of this bunch and it consists of the following orange shell armor pieces:
- Force Pilgrim’s Mask
- Force Pilgrim’s Robe
- Force Pilgrim’s Belt
- Force Pilgrim’s Bracers
- Force Pilgrim’s Gloves
- Force Pilgrim’s Lower Robes
- Force Pilgrim’s Boots
The Force Pilgrim’s Armor Set is available in the store for 1440 Cartel Coins.
Rass Ordo’s Helmet
This is a single item available for purchase at a retail price of 500 Cartel Coins.
Rass Ordo is a side character part of the SWTOR 6.2 Spirit of Vengeance storyline following the events of the 6.0 expansion Onslaught. Rass plays a temporary role as your companion during a certain part of the narrative.
Here is a quick reminded of Rass Ordo’s bio (very minor spoilers in the next paragraph):
Trained as a Mandalorian alongside his older siblings, Rass showed a gift for combat and a friendly manner that made him popular with his fellow warriors. Known for his sense of humor, bravery and fierce loyalty, Rass was marked early as a future leader.
While Rass can be reckless in his pursuit of mission goals, his long list of victories for the Republic, Empire and private interests has solidified his reputation as a dependable soldier capable of keeping galactic politics out of his work and staying focused on the task at hand.
With the loss of his sister, Rass has grown closer to his older brother, Jekiah. They are often seen together between assignments.
Fractured Bogan Lightsaber
This is a stand-alone purchase item, available at the moment for 4800 Cartel Coins. The Fractured Bogan Lightsaber is for the force-wielders that seek an absolutely unique style and look.
The small particles on the top and at the bottom of the hilt are actually moving constantly – kind of floating around the blade. The back of the hilt has a small beam of light as well.
Fractured Ashla Lightsaber
The Fractured Alsha Lightsaber is the “light side” alternative to the Fractured Bogan Lightsaber. This hilt looks a big more clean and “preserved”, as if its owner has been taking better care for it compared to the “sith” version of the hilt.
The Fractured Ashla Lightsaber costs 4800 Cartel Coins.
Vectron Mynock Jetpack (Mount)
This bulky jetpack is not for every body type for sure. The Vectron Mynock costs 1500 Cartel Coins.
The item features a unique flourish that positions the thrusters in a unique way. Also the color of the thrusters matches the color of your light saber crystals.
To pilot this jetpack you will need Speeder Piloting I.
Opulent Dar’manda Skiff (mount)
This giant mount also has a unique flourish that you can activate whenever you want by pressing the Flourish key. Default should be CTRL+Z. The animation allows you to have the shields up and the side door closed or the shields down and the door open.
The Opulent Dar’manda Skiff costs 1500 Cartel Coins at the moment on the Cartel Market.
Before I leave you to go buy your Cartel Coins and spend them on shiny new luxury outfits, mounts and toys, I would like to extend one final warning – the gameplay in SWTOR is far more enjoyable with a Subscription. If you are not certain where to spend your money, I urge you to consider subscribing for a month.
This is not just a clear signal to BioWare that you enjoy their game, but also shows them that you value the gameplay, stories and content more than the Cartel Market items they often seemingly spend more time and resources on than the real stories and new content they develop the for the game.
I spent my own Cartel Coins for all of these items without having any intentions of using them on any of my characters. My most loyal followers from years ago might remember that I do not like changing outfits or appearances very often (my first Commando I created and play to this day still uses the legendary Rakata armor. My sentinel (who I don’t log on very often any more) still wears the Battle Monk Outfit. My first Marauder still wears the outfit I gave him when I was leveling up in Shadow of Revan on Rishi.
I hope that this review has helped you decide if and which item or items are worth your money! Enjoy the game!