Game Update 7.0,  Star Wars The Old Republic

SWTOR Legendary Implants (Set Bonus) Guide

Here is my guide on how to obtain Legendary Implants in Star Wars The Old Republic. This guide goes through step-by-step what you need to do to get Legendary Implants, which are the new Set Bonus items, in SWTOR.


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How to Obtain Legendary Implants AKA Set Bonuses

Set Bonuses are now on Implants and are called Legendary Items or Legendary Implants. Obtaining these Legendary Implants is fairly straightforward. Legendary Implants and their upgrades will be purchasable from a vendor. But first, you need to complete a Mission to gain access to this vendor.

Technological Advancements Mission

As soon as you are level 80, speak to Lonndar Eadwinn on your Factions Fleet to get the Technological Advancements Mission. They can be found in the Supplies Section of your Factions Fleet near the other 7.0 Gear Vendors (next to <SN-4RK> on the maps below).

SWTOR 7.0 Gear Vendor Locations Imperial Fleet
Imperial Fleet
SWTOR 7.0 Gear Vendor Locations Republic Fleet
Republic Fleet

You will then have to wait for around 30-seconds, then speak to Lonndar again when it prompts you that you can. Once you finish speaking to them, again, you will have the mission.

All you have to do is complete any of the various activities listed to charge a Neuro-Key. You can do any combination of the following activities to earn 100 points (charges):

Activity Charge
Personal Conquest 34
Flashpoints or Operations via Groupfinder 2
Story Flashpoints 2
Veteran Flashpoints 6
Master Flashpoints 10
Story Mode Operation Boss 4 charge per boss
Hard Mode Operation Boss 7 charge per boss
Nightmare Operation Boss 8 charge per boss
Unranked PvP Match 10
Solo Ranked PvP Match 10
Group PvP Ranked Match 10
Daily Area Weekly Mission 10
Heroic Weekly Mission 10

Once you earn 100 points, return to Lonndar and you will then gain access to the Implant Vendor <SN-4RK>.


Legendary Implant Cost

By default, the vendor will only show you Legendary Implants relevant to your class (Combat Style). You can choose to see all Legendary Implants. However, you can only purchase Legendary Implants useable on the base class you are on. This is because Legendary implants are base-class bound.

All Legendary Implants (Set Bonuses) and their upgrades all cost exactly the same. The only difference is when you’re upgrading a Legendary Implant, you will have to turn in the current tier you have (more on this below).

SWTOR Advanced Scanning Legendary Implant Set Bonus
  • 100 Medal of Commendation
  • 20 Aquatic Resource Matrix
  • 6,500 Tech Fragmentations
  • 25,000 Credits

The currencies to purchase Legendary Implants can be earned from the following activities. You can find out more about how to earn these currencies in my Game Update 7.0 Gearing Guide.

Currency Main Sources
Medal of Commendation Personal Conquest Completion
Aquatic Resource Matrix Daily and Heroic Weekly Missions
Tech Fragments Weeklies, Conquest

Upgrading Legendary Implants

Legendary Items start at Item Rating 326 and go up to 334. You can upgrade them four times, to 328, 330, 332 and 334.

To upgrade Legendary Implants, all you have to do is go to the Set Bonus Vendor droid. Once you’ve bought a 326 Implant, you unlock the ability to purchase the 328 version from the vendor. Then the cycle continues until 334.

Note you do have to turn in the previous implant to get the next tier. So make sure you remove your augments first.


Legendary Implant Upgrade Costs

The cost to buy and upgrade your Implants initially is as follows.

  • 100 Medal of Commendation
  • 20 Aquatic Resource Matrix
  • 6,500 Tech Fragmentations
  • 25,000 Credits

However, in Game Update 7.1, two achievements were added to the game that once achieved, reduce the cost of upgrading your implants. Implant Destiny: 330 and Implant Destiny: 334. These achievements can be found under Feats of Strength -> Advancement -> Legendary Items.

SWTOR Legendary Implant Achievements - Implant Destiny 330 and 334

Once you have these achievements, it reduces the cost of upgrading your Legendary Implants across your entire Legacy. This is the new upgrade cost.

  • 2,500 Tech Fragments
  • 20 Aquatic Resource Matrix
  • 60 Conquest Commendations
  • 25,000 Credits

If you only have the Implant Destiny: 330 Achievement, it will only reduce the cost of upgrading up to 330 Item Rating. Upgrading to 332 and above will still cost the normal amount.


Legendary Implants and Alts

As stated above, Legendary Implants are base-class bound. This does mean a PowerTech can wear a Legendary Implant designed for a Mercenary (and vice versa). This can be beneficial to do temporarily while gearing up alts of the same base class as it will increase the item rating of those pieces. That way you won’t get any useless implant upgrade pieces from Requisition Caches. To understand more about how gearing by Item Rating works, check out my Game Update 7.0 Gearing Guide.


Legendary Implant Lists

Here are tables of all the various Legendary Items listed by Base Class. Click on any Base Class below to see all the available Set Bonuses and their primary tertiary stat.

Be mindful of the tertiary stats when considering which Legendary Implant to buy for your Discipline. Also, Legendary Implants do not stack! This means you can not wear two of the same Legendary Implant.


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