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Endgame crafting mats and space missions in 1.2!

Hey everyone! Patch 1.2 has finally made a lot of the endgame exotic crafting materials (Alien Data Cube, Biometric Crystal Alloy, Self-Perpetuating Power Cell and Rakata Energy Node) tradeable and also added an entirely new list  of crafting materials (Molecular Stabilizer, Synthetic Energy Matrix, Baradium Flux). What is neat is that you can also obtain these materials via methods other than raiding, like doing space missions!

I will give you a little overview of the old and new crafting materials and then jump into ways you can obtain them in 1.2! However, first I want to say thank you to Shoogli on the SWTOR forums who alerted me to this thread on the official forums, which I would have definitely overlooked otherwise and is the inspiration for this article. 

Endgame exotic crafting mats and traditional means of acquiring

Grade 7 Crafting Mats (Click on the link to see what each mat makes but keep in mind that not everything listed in the database is craftable)

  • Alien Data Cube – Drops from Hardmode/Nightmare Eternity Vault/Karagga’s Palace bosses. Used mainly for crafting exotech/columi level stuff (rating 136)
  • Rakata Energy Node – Drops from Hardmode/Nightmare Soa/Karagga. Used mainly for crafting exotech/columi stuff along with Alien Data Cube (rating 136).
  • Biometric Crystal Alloy – Drops from the last boss of Hardmode Flashpoints (except False Emperor) and normal mode Eternity Vault/Karagga’s Palace bosses. Used mainly for crafting  Energized/Tionese level stuff (rating 126).
  • Self-Perpetuating Power Cell – Drops from the last boss of Hardmode False Emperor and normal mode Eternity Vault/Karagga’s Palace bosses.  Used mainly for crafting Energized/Tionese level stuff along with Biometric Crystal Alloy.
  • Baradium Flux – New crafting mat purchased from PvP vendor for 1k Warzone Commendations or 1 Battlemaster Commendation. Used for crafting expertise crystals for PvP (blue, cyan, purple, yellow)

Grade 8 Crafting Mats

  • Molecular Stabilizer – Drops off random trash mobs in storymode Explosive Conflict and also found in chests scattered throughout the instance.
  • Synthetic Energy Matrix – Found in chests scattered throughout storymode Explosive Conflict.

You might be wondering what exactly is the use of these Grade 8 crafting mats. There isn’t a lot of information on the PTS right now as many people do not have access to the new gear let alone RE them for schematics. Based on some database crawls (which may not be accurate), it appears that the new Campaign/Black Hole PvE gear, if they can be crafted, will utilize these new mats. Here are is an example.


Here is a picture of the chest found in storymode Explosive conflict, which gave us 4 Black Hole Commendations and 1x Molecular Stabilizer + Synthetic Energy Matrix


I do not know what Hardmode Explosive Conflict drops at the moment and therefore cannot comment on it yet. If you have defeated bosses in Hardmode and know what mats/schematics drops, please let me know and I will update it!

Space Missions

This is the big change that will allow even casual players to obtain operation level mats! The fleet commendations vendor (Starship upgrades) in the Galactic Trade Market now sells Grade  6, 7 and 8 crafting boxes for 50, 125 and 200 fleet commendations each! The Grade 7 and 8 boxes will reward you with the Grade 7 and 8 exotic crafting mats I described above! (I got 2x Synthetic Energy Matrix with the Grade 8 Material Box I opened).


Currently, on the PTS, you can get 100 Fleet Commendations max per day by doing space mission dailies. You can no longer get fleet commendations via repeatedly doing space missions over and over. What this means is that on live servers, you could be grinding those space missions now and stock up on the fleet commendations to buy these crafting boxes when 1.2 hits!

The rewards for the dailies have also being increased slightly to compensate for the removal of fleet commendations from just doing space missions. Here are the new rewards for the dailies!

Empire Daily Republic Daily Reward Pre-1.2 Reward
Ascendant Pride New Eclipse 20 Fleet Comms + 2 Daily Comms 15 Fleet Comms + 2 Daily Comms
Raging Dawn Grand Nova 20 Fleet Comms 10 Fleet Comms
Sweeping Menace Sunder Zero 15 Fleet Comms 9 Fleet Comms
Rising Fury Glory Cyclone 14 Fleet Comms 8 Fleet Comms
Molten Splinter Ardent Wave 11 Fleet Comms 7 Fleet Comms
Eternal Domain Noble Gambit 8 Fleet Comms 6 Fleet Comms
Echo Quake Searing Light 7 Fleet Comms 5 Fleet Comms
Silent Roar Midnight Freedom 5 Fleet Comms 4 Fleet Comms
Total   100 Fleet Comms + 2 Daily Comms 64 Fleet comms + 2 Daily Comms

You are probably wondering which Space Missions to grind before 1.2 arrives to get the most fleet commendations using the least amount of time/effort. I would have to go with either Clouds of Vondoru/ Aeten Defense on the Empire side or Zosha Advance/Kalee Fortification on the Republic side. They are both around 5 minutes and rewards 5 Fleet commendations per run on the live servers right now. If you do them nonstop, you can net 200 fleet commendations in about 3-4 hrs.  Once patch 1.2 arrives, you will be able only to get 200 fleet commendations every 2 days.

PvP Crafting

Doing space missions isn’t the only way to get crafting mats! PvPers can also purchase Grade 6 Crafting PvP box using either 45 Centurion Commendations, 30 Champion Commendations, 1 Battlemaster Commendation or 1000 Warzone Commendations (note that it is no longer possible to obtain centurion/champion/battlemaster commendations in 1.2).


These boxes will award random Grade 6 crafting mats, expertise color crystal schematics, and/or Mission Discoveries. This is probably more beneficial for the Artificers as they are the first crew skill profession to benefit from PvP Crafting with the expertise crystals. As someone with Biochem as Crew skill, the box I brought gave me 22 Mutagenic Paste, a Grade 6 Biochem mat.

I also want to mention a bit about Baradium Flux, which I mentioned earlier. Crawling through the database, it appears that it is used to craft +31 expertise crystals like this one here, and +41 expertise crystals like this one.


Lastly, all the endgame PvP armor (Battlemaster, Unrated War Hero, and Rated War Hero) can have their shell crafted for appearance and augment slots!

On the Armorsmech/Synthweaving PvP vendors there are schematic boxes you can purchase for 50 k credits that give you empty orange shell schematics for the 5 set piece. These schematics don’t require any fancy crafting mats and the pieces they crafted are BoE (Bind on Equip, tradeable) but they have certain requirements to wear. Battlemaster crafting pieces require Valor 60 to wear, Unrated War Hero pieces require Valor 70 to wear and Rated War Hero pieces require a certain PvP rating to wear.


All the Armorsmech crafted stuff will require Ciridium, Durasteel, Thermoplast Flux, and Zal Alloy (Grade 6 common mats)

All the Synthweaving crafted stuff will require Cortosis Substrate, Nanosilk, Primeval Artifact Fragment, and Upari Crystal. Switch Nanosilk for Ciridium if you are crafting heavy/medium stuff for synthweaving.

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By Dulfy

MMO guide writer and blogger. Currently playing and covering SWTOR, GW2, and TSW.

56 replies on “Endgame crafting mats and space missions in 1.2!”

At full Battle Master already, would you use your extra BM comms to purchase your alternate spec BM gear or hold off to purchase the Baradium Flux mats?

Great article.

Just a quick editorial note – you have “All the Armsmech crafted stuff will require” instead of “Armormech”.

Again a really nice guide. What would I do If I could not read your guides!? 😉
Do I have to be level 50 and rank 400 to craft the endgame gear?
Greetings from Germany

I’d like to know how armstech is affected, and if battlemaster, war hero weapons schematics are given

I am guessing it is going to be the grade 7 box, give me 24 more hrs and I should know – just spent 200 fleet comms on the grade 8 box so need to grind more dailies for the 125 box

I am curious as to what all, if any, of these materials are currently BoE on the PTS.  If they will all be BoE then I can do space dailies on my main who is Biochem to feed mats to others to get stuff crafted.

All the mats are “BoE” – they don’t bind, you can freely trade them on the GTN/alts/friends etc 🙂

Hey Dulfy! really nice guide, thanks alot for the work you do informing us of upcoming changes in 1.2 !
Do you know what materials are needed to craft armoring, mods (cybertech) and enhancements (artifice) that were learned trough reverse engineering from endgame items? e.g. do I need alien data cubes/rakata enegy cells to craft an enhancement I learned after reverse engineering an enhancement I took out of a columni or rakata set item? Thanks alot and greetings from Germany

I am guessing you are going to need grade 7 mats for the columi/rakata stuff, I will ask some people around but the cybertech in my guild said he has not gotten any schematics from REing the mods in the rakata gear 🙁

Do you know if he was able to RE the mods without removing them from the armoring, or if he had to pay to pull them out first?

Slightly Off-Topic, but do you know if Sythweavers (or another crafter) have the ability to take players existing Orange Gear and Add an Augment Slot to it?

I remember reading from Dev’s they may or may not have this implemented for 1.2. 

 I read a Dev comment somewhere saying in 1.3 or later there will be options to add augments to any gear (orange, epic) that don’t recommend a specific crew skill.

Hey Dulfy, the last time I was on the PTR, maybe 2-3 days ago, I thought I saw that the crafted Battlemaster and War Hero shells were BoP, leading me to level Synthweaving on my marauder. Have they changed it since then? When did you check the PTR when these screenshots were taken?

I noticed the comment about being able to purchase the level 50 pvp gear schematics to craft the shells.  Does anybody know for certain about the level 40 pvp gear shells.  For example, on my marauder I really like the look of the furious assault set.  Will I have to RE the furious assault gear to get the schematics, or are they purchasable, or neither?

I think I already know the answer, but I prefer to be sure, is the Rakata gear still BoP ?
Thanks in advance

Can you get other classes PVP sets (assassin set as juggernaut) or just the class you are currently a Synthweave with?

Ya you can buy the orange shell schematics for other classes. They are tradeable anyways and the stuff you crafted is all BoE 🙂

 One more question? Can you use the crafted item for the required piece needed to get the war hero piece (ex: crafted BM boots for vendor WH boots)? Thanks again!!

You know that is a really really interesting question. I don’t have enough ranked wz comms for a war hero piece but ya if it works damn lol! I will see what I can find out 😉

I read that you can research end level relics. Do you have anyone with a relic and artiface who can use the tooltip to determine research chance? Thanks

[…] Endgame crafting mats and space missions in 1.2! Hey everyone! Patch 1.2 has finally made a lot of the endgame exotic crafting materials (Alien Data Cube, Biometric Crystal Alloy, Self-Perpetuating Power Cell and Rakata Energy Node) tradeable and also added an entirely new list  of crafting materials (Molecular Stabilizer, Synthetic Energy Matrix, Baradium Flux). What is neat is that you can also obtain … […]

Hey Dulfy. 

I am just wondering if there is a cap on how many fleet coms one can have (I think it is 1000), also wondering if the champ and cent coms are also a 1000. 

Hey, the cap on fleet comms is definitely 1000 (increased to 2000 in 1.2), not sure on the champion/cent but I am going to guess it is around 1000 as well 🙂

Will the grade 7 crafting material box drop the Biometric Crystal Alloy?  This is huge to me on a low population server where getting an OP, or HM FP group going is hard to do.  (we usually have 5-12 people on fleet).  I noticed the box is purple whereas the alloy is blue…

 Hmm.  Grade 7 purple box dropped several blue?  Does that mean the purple grade 8 box can drop molecular stabilizers?  I certainly hope so!

Update on 1.2: They added artifice schematics for empty orange shell lightsabers with decent material cost accessable trough treasure hunting missions. Crafted 2/5 one-handed lightsabers t and 1/1 dual wield lightsaber (the old one: Zenz-Kai-Ell) with augment slot as Inquisitor (no +crit artifice companions, 10000/10000 affection). Haven’t tested synthweaving augment crafting bye now due to low companion affection. REed about 20 low lvl orange oder epic items with modification slots but so far not one proc to learn a schematic. I assume it will only work with the new T2 gear. Haven’t found any schematics for Bracers, Belts, Hands and Boots (exept for the new PvP ones). Since RE orange/epic items seems not to get you schematics I assume there ain’t no way of getting any. In total I think you can get 4 augmented orange items (Head, Chest, Legs and MH Weapon) witch are all tradeable before clearing Denova HM. Anyone has any more data on that?

Can you RE the Rakata implants from the Daily Com. vendors for 120?  I’d hate to buy one only to not be able to RE it.

You can RE it yes but you probably won’t get anything from it as it doesn’t show the the 20% chance to get a schematic out of it. 

After getting the Black Hole implants (those can be RE’ed to learn to a schematic), I was tempted to RE my old rakata sets but I was disappointed that you can’t get a schematic from it. 

Howdy Dulfy…Great guide…Thanks a bunch for your hard work and effort you put into these guides…just a couple of questions…I am having a hard time finding out where can you get end game schematics from…for example, artifice–according to torhead has 1,711 schematics, where a bunch of schematics are BoE purples…I just hit artifice 400 ( I’m lvl 41 at the moment) and can the only make the rakata relics…but according to torhead…there are a bunch more BoE relics (i.e. Denova Relic of Elemental Transcendence) and a whole bunch of other BoE purples, that I can make…but just don’t know where to get schematic from…of course, schematics drop from ops and such…but anywhere else? World Bosses, FP, etc…?

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