Swtor Confirmed Playable Races
Its been a while since the first few playable races were revealed by Bioware and last Friday they released another set of playable races that Sith players will be able to choose from. I fought this would be the idea time to take a quick look at the Swtor playable races and give you a brief look into each race.
Not much information is know right now but we do know that certain races can only play certain classes. I guess you are thinking what I am. “What if I want to play a class that my chosen race can not use?” The answer to this is yet to be anounced but I am sure somewhere in Swtor BETA someone will point it out and Bioware may considering changing it so all races can be all classes.
I have also heard that each class has a secret race that is unique to that class. I am not sure if this has been confirmed by Bioware right now but it sounds like the kind of feature my favourite game developers would add in.
Please check out our Swtor Races Update for the confirmed and up to date Swtor races
Ok let’s take a quick look at the confirmed classes for Swtor:
This is a gimme. Its rare to find a mmorpg that does not have a human as a playable class and in a Star Wars mmorpg it is almost expected. Right now the Swtor Human has a decent range of playable classes which will most likely mean a lot of people will consider playing one.
The Human customization is just like you would expect with a Bioware game, Just about every detail on the human from hair to lip stick can be customized. With lip stick being there as you can imagine Swtor Human players can choose between female and male character types. Another interesting customization for the Human is Tattoos and Scars.
The Rattataki in Star Wars look a lot like the Human race but they have very pale skin and no hair. This means that customization with the Rattataki is going be limited for the moment. Infact the only confirmed Rattataki customization is Tattoos. Although I am sure you will be able to make your character a little unique depending on what armour you use. Rattataki can also be female and male characters.
The Rattataki is also a playable race for the Bounty Hunter class which is awesome thing since the Bounty Hunters in Swtor are going to be amazing. I am sure that the Rattataki will be able to play either of the two Sith classes and the Jedi classes although this has not been confirmed right now. Due to the amazing look that this race has, I can see why a lot of players would considering playing one in Swtor. The only problem I would have is the lack of customization for the Swtor Rattataki.
I think this one was another gimme. The Twi’lek has to be one of the more common and well known races in Star Wars. They are known for their colourful skin and tails coming from their heads known as brain tails which can be used for communcation on a level other races can not hear. Twi’lek’s should also have a decent range of classes to choose from ranging from Jedi to Smuggler and although evil Twi’leks do exist I prefer the good ones.
The main customization of a Twi’lek character would be the skin color, You can choose from Blue, Yellow-Green and Yellow. A unique customization to the Swtor Twi’lek would be the lekku tattoos. Lekkus being the Twi’leks brain tails. You can choose to have these tattoos or not. Twi’leks players will be able to choose between female and male character types.The Twi’lek females may have some form of seduction skills since if you remember rightly they are used in Star Wars as exotic dancers because of their beauty.
The Chiss are tall blue aliens with beaming red eyes which are restricted to Empire players only meaning that Chiss can only be Sith, Bounty Hunters and Imperial Agents. Not much is known about the Chiss since they come from a remote planet in Star Wars but are said to be close to the human race in many ways. Right now there is no unique customizations for the Chiss but I understand that you will be able to customize you Chiss with the basic customizations of the Swtor Humans. Hair, Scars Tattoos etc.
The Chiss may be the choose of many Empire players due the fact that is it a Empire specific race and I would put money on the vast majority of Imperial Agents being a Chiss Race. Swtor Chiss players will also be able to choose between female and male versions of the race.
Finally a playable pure blood Sith. As you can imagine the Swtor Sith race is a Empire only race and will be very common for players playing Sith Warriors and Inqusitors. Basically the Sith hate the Jedi and will be going head to head with them in Swtor using the Dark side of the Force. The Sith is one of the oldest factions in Star Wars lore and in the Star Wars films there are only ever two Sith at one time which in the films are mainly human. Apart from Darth Maul who is a Zabrak not a pure blood Sith, but the good news is Zabrak is a confirmed race and I will get on to it a little later.
The Swtor Sith is one of the most evil looking races in the game and has a unique customization that makes them look even more meaner. This customization is Facial Tendrils which look a little like extra bone around the mouth and cheek bones. Right now I have only seen screens of bald Sith but it has not be confirmed that they can not have customized hair. Also from what I have seen players of Sith pure bloods are stuck with the dark red skin which is I think makes the race look rather cool. Although it is not confirmed only female Sith have been seen so I would think that Sith may only be females.
The Miraluka are a Force sensitive race who are a lot like humans but they do not see normally like humans they see using the force because they have no eyes. The Miraluka being so attached to the Forces means that a lot of them in Star Wars lore are within the Jedi Order although there as been some Dark Jedi Miraluka. The Miraluka will be many aimed at Jedi Classes and maybe Sith Force users. I can see the Miraluka being one of the strongest races to play a Jedi Knight due to there natural ability with the Force.
Customization with Swtor Miralukas will be Human like but they have the unique customization of special visors and veils to cover their faces.
Mirialan’s look a lot like humans but with yellow-green skin and sometimes even pale skin like humans. Mirialan are know for their speed and will be able to play a range of classes most preferred would be a Jedi Consular or Knight. Not much is known about the Swtor Mirialan’s but you will be able to choose both male and female versions of the race and choose to have their unique customization which consists of special tattoos on the face of the Mirialan.
Swtor Zabrak (Iridonians)
The Zabrak is one of the most impressive looking races in Star Wars and I doubt I will ever get to play on in Swtor since I play to play a Republic character and I am sure that the Zabrak will be a Empire race which will be most fitted to Sith Consular or Warrior. The Zabrak are normally red colored and have horns. Imagine Darth Maul from Stars Wars EP1. So we know that the Swtor Zabrak will be a Empire race due to there natural evil tendencies.
The customization of a Zabrak will pretty much consist of picking the most Evil character you can, Zabraks can have facial tattoos but most importantly horns. Zabraks are known to have many appearances and many different skin colors but the only color I have seen in Swtor right now is red, Although this is not confirmed I can see why people would choose only red Zabraks.
More Swtor Races To Be Confirmed
Below are more races that are yet to be confirmed that stand a good chance of being included in Swtor.
- Kel Dor
- Mon Cal