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SWTOR HK-51. How to get this companion? Long way to ge.t Is it still worth it in 2021?

SWTOR HK-51. How to get this companion? Long way to get but is it worth it in 2021? As usual, I describe the matter in terms of leveling and effective playing SWTOR.

Is it worth having additional companions?

Of course, the question relates to whether it is worth having more companions than those gathered while completing class missions (class story contained in three chapters).

getting the HK-51 is an interesting story, but ... is it worth it?

I will try to explain quickly:

  • if we have a companion already at the stage of the game where we are just starting our adventure, it is very helpful. It’s very easy thanks to this
    support to reach the mission where we get our first class companion and finish this mission without any problems
  • from the very beginning of the game, we can send more companions on missions
  • you can complete eight companion missions or crafting missions simultaneously.
  • There are 5 class companions.
  • To be able to, for example, crafting most effectively we need 9 companions (1 for combat, 8 during this time crafting).

Important information for players who will start the “Knights of the Fallen Empire” expansion: once it starts we lose all class companions. We stay with the new one. We must slowly gain new ones. This way, we can’t efficiently send companions on missions for a while, nor can we efficiently craft. We just have few companions.

But if we have acquired additional companions, they do not disappear after starting KOTFE. One of such companions is Darth Hexid.

I hope I managed to convince you that these additional companions are worth getting.


I personally got the HK-51 but to be honest I expected a lot more. I am reminded of the game KOTOR where HK had a great dialogue line. The one in SWTOR is … an ordinary companion. In battle I also use another.

SWTOR HK-51: Who is HK-51?

The droid designated HK-51 is cold, calculating and incredibly lethal. Housed in a sleek body resembling an antique Systech Corporation protocol unit, this HK-series assassination droid lay dormant in the hold of an Imperial vessel for many years. Whatever HK-51’s original programming dictated, he pledged absolute loyalty to his new master upon his reactivation.

HK-51 is a model of ruthless efficiency. His assassination protocols deteriorate unless they are put to frequent use. This leads to a constant acquisition, pursuit and permanent removal of qualified targets that would be seen as an obsession in any living being. Beyond expressing pride in successful assassinations, HK-51 has little patience for the trivial emotional problems of organics.

Excerpt from “swtor.fandom.com/wiki/Treek” (link).

How do i get HK-51?

It is a tiring journey consisting of tiring, long, boring missions.

I used a great tutorial myself, which is here: dulfy.net/2012/10/11/swtor-patch-1-5the-hunt-for-hk-51companion-droid/

I recommend it, I would not describe better the guide on getting the HK-51 in SWTOR.

Darth Rithven

Most importantly, forgive me for my level of English. If there are any serious mistakes in my writing - feel free to write comments.