SWTOR Possible models for the Dread Forged new PvE armor

SWTOR Dread Forged armor set, a new PvE set to be introduced in patch 2.4, has being added to the PTS. While the armors are still using placeholders, the vendors are possibly wearing some of it. Here are some screenshots to pique your interest. Update: Weapons have also being added. 

The new armor set is rating 180 with 78 mods. This is better than the Kell Dragon gear gained from Nightmare TFB and S&V. Set bonus remains the same.

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Inquisitor

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Warrior

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Bounty Hunter

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Agent

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Consular

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Knight

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Smuggler

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Trooper

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Please note that once again that these are possible models and could be entirely wrong or placeholders.

Dread Forged Blaster Pistol

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Dread Forged Sniper Rifle

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Dread Forged Blaster Rifle

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Dread Forged Assault Cannon

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Dread Forged Lightsaber/Saberstaff

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  • ginsuchop

    I certainly hope those are placeholders. They are ugly, uninspired and don’t feel SW-ish imo.

  • Catidia

    I actually don’t dislike those armors for once.

  • SirRobinII

    the non force user armors are ugly :/

    • Fuggy

      The Bounty Hunter armor looks the worst … AGAIN !!! :(

  • Vuun

    Star Wars is now a med-fan universe ? :/

  • bleeters

    They’re alright, ignoring the whole ‘damn near identical to each other’ part, but I’m not sure the aesthetic really fits star wars, let alone for classes like smugglers or bounty hunters. They remind me of Paladin armour from warcraft.

    I guess we’ll see. I can always just rip out the components.

  • Thaxyll

    I hope this is a joke… awful :(

    • Tman_ac

      Basically this. It MUST be a joke….

  • jjjj

    Can’t get past the warrior’s bith head helmet,

    • qq

      At least he got few unique pieces(helmet and gloves). All other pieces are reused few times, and all other helmets are pretty much same thing +/- ‘horns’ on top and ‘thingies’ on sides.

  • Darth

    Are you guys crazy!? Those look amazing… sure its not SW inspired but it is SWTOR inspired. It’s obviously inspired by the Dread Masters and they are a purely SWTOR creation, and IMO a good one. Certainly leaps and bounds better than any ops set this far.

    • David Pielmeier

      I don’t like all of them, but the inquisitor’s one in particular shines as one of the first Ops gear that didn’t make me cringe.

      • Darth

        Yeah I do play a sorcerer so that was the one I looked at the most closely. But the others look pretty good too.

  • bllazingzealot

    i don’t about you but i like them very much ;) they are not bad if you don’t like them just don’t wear them its simple

  • Vicious

    Looks terrible, IMNSHO

  • Darkbrew

    I don’t know that I dislike the Bounty Hunter armor, but I also know that I won’t be wearing it.

  • deathmetalnightmare

    the masks and shoulders are fine. the poses are hilarious and make everything look dumpy.

  • JCortez

    I really like this armour. It suits the whole Dread theme

  • ZakarosTarsus

    Just a question – do you know where these items drop: I would assume these would drop on HM or NiM mode for these ops but I got to thinking, if the minimum gear level would be the nightmare level of TFB and S&V (which is 162/8) – they might drop in SM. Any thoughts?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      They drop in Hardmode Dread Fortress/Palace.

      • Matteo Fabbrini

        so what drops in SM?

        • cookster

          black market/arkanian gear drops in sm

          the recommended gear level(according to the weekly) is 168 for hm, 156 for sm

          • waitno-keel

            That’s kinda odd… they skip 2 tiers of gear entirely from sm to hm….

            • cookster

              that was the first point i made when i did it, oh well makes getting higher tier gear easier for me on live game once it comes out :)

            • cookster

              they fixed the loot now sm drops black market, verpine, arkanian and underworld

  • JadeUnseelie

    I will finally have WINGS on my Knight…gahahaha…private joke

  • NoParadeForYou

    I can’t believe someone got paid to create that armor… That’s such a waste, looks like another reason to go F2P.

    • Andy

      You know, I really don’t understand how people can be so cheap. It’s 50 cents a day. BioWare doesn’t work for free. You F2P people are all freeloaders (and yes, I’m aware there are exceptions).

  • BrianDavion

    armor sort of has a “dread guard” look to it.

  • ops

    These new armors look amateurish and not even in line with SWTOR’s art style much less SW. I felt the same way when they redid the dread master helmets in 1.2, complete with pointy teeth and all:

    http://www.joltmonkey.com/swtor/DreadMasters.png

  • Mhonde

    They will be fine as long as you put some darker Dyers Modules to entirely remove the golden shiny parts. The important thing is the outline, and here I find these models really lack some more details (they look pretty plain to me).

    • Mumakil

      I guarantee the Gold will not dye

  • Tyran

    Looks awful. More cheesy Flash Gordon than Star Wars.

    But once again, thank you Dulfy for running the best swtor site on the web.

    • Tyran

      I am still staring at this artwork in disbelief.

      Please let this be placeholder art.

      It’s so hideously garish!

    • guest

      It’s funny, because George Lucas’s biggest inspiration when creating Star Wars was Flash Gordon.

  • Gustav

    I’ll buy the concept somewhat for the force classes (Mostly for the siths), but for Trooper, BH, Agent and Smuggler, this just looks stupid imo.

  • Jennifér
    • Dummy_burger

      There is just no creativity in gear stat creation. Same procs, same clickies just higher stats. Same goes for all gear in general because it’s limited to that stats the mods can have. There are no special items at all.

    • Ancaglon

      I don’t see the point of that “30% chance to absorb 1625 damage for 6 seconds once every 40 seconds” relic at all…

  • Kayti

    the heavy armor boots. . . are exactly like Captain Falcon’s.

  • Mathew Chilton

    Ew…..

  • Jim

    Hey Dulfy, I was curious has your guild worked on the Hateful Entity yet?

  • Crixa

    OMG I hope the gold dyes so we can all run around looking like Dr. Zoidberg!
    Plzzzz

  • Miffmiff

    Couldn’t be worse. So ugly!

  • Sibakero

    wow, Juggs got the short end of the stick..lol

  • dis

    Yay… what is this? This has nothing to do with Star Wars! To the art team of SWTOR: f*#k off to some fantasy knight game but leave our Star Wars universe alone!

  • Sean

    what do u use to record videos dulfy?

  • Kraka

    Very shiny. Unlike

  • Uber
  • Sens

    They just forgot some Swarovsky.. I guess I’ll see it in 81 Nim version of this garbage

  • Qi’lavi

    actually those look kinda in theme of Dread Masters, but if they won’t make more differences between classes and add some animated parts, it’ll be the worst gear ever

  • Neroth

    I am actually really liking these armor sets, sure a few changes wouldn’t go astray but over all I think they work given where they drop from.

  • sardokar

    Well I guess it’s a good thing they have the mod system and adaptive armor. Lets their art team just get high and create whatever “inspires” them.

  • p00n

    I quite like the look of some of these sets and well if they come with dye module slots then I think there will be some nice possibilities for customization

  • Zolis

    is it just me or do those weapons have a very steampunk vibe to them?

  • Jim Bressler

    The Jedi armor reminds me of this:

    • bleeters

      …Cannot unsee.

  • Rapptus

    When will you upload gameplay from the operations?

  • Demolish

    That armor looks SWEET! Keep pumping out the great Ideas Bioware! :)

  • Thraxara

    Dulfy do you know if the “Dread Forged” gear is from the Hard mode version of the new ops, I’m guessing yes as its better then Kell dragon?

    • cookster

      yes they sure do, pants, implant and offhand drop from dread fortress atleast, not sure what last boss drops and 2nd boss just drops credits atm

  • Uber

    Oh, oh.

    Oh, no!

    • bleeters

      Hah, yes! I was just thinking that :D

    • Konoha the Wiper

      gonna give to my scoundrel healer so at the end of pvp when I have 0 dmg its coz nobody paid the million per shot

  • DaGhostDS

    Cartoony knight armor? -_-
    Where’s the dread theme i would expect from a tier about the Dread Master…
    Not to say they lack details, that just shows on which path the game is set to go.

    P.s. i imagine the gold is not even dyeable.

    • David Pielmeier

      According to Swtor_Miner it’s not. The Red/Green-Blue underpart is the Primary color and the black underpart is the secondary color.

  • Bebechen

    Looks like more football armor to me. :( Very disappointed.

  • http://www.madoremartialarts.com/ Osik

    The Dread Forged Lightsaber pics look more like an advertisement for a Shake Weight

  • Konoha the Wiper

    and pvp is always a different shade/color

  • Gustav

    Confirmed to be placeholders as of the recent patchnotes for the PTS.

    • Selenial

      Pretty sure that was the PvP set.

      • Gustav

        So you really think the PvP set and PvE set will have different models?

  • LordElfa

    Exactly what difficulty mode are you going to have to defeat these operations on in order to secure this gear Dulfy?

    • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

      Hardmode

      • QQuestioner

        Can it only be purchased with tokens or is there a comm option available? Also, does 75 gear become available from vendors as a result?

        • http://dulfy.net/ Dulfy

          Only tokens for now and no 75 gear is still same – drops only or exchange w/ tokens

  • Enomeg

    Maybe it’s just me, but if it wasn’t for the Lightsabers at the end, I would have no idea that this stuff was in any way related to Star Wars. They really need to consider that they are in a Canon Star Wars universe here. This isn’t WoW.

    • JediTev

      I agree with what you said, but my impression of it is it’s supposed to represent the “Dread Masters”, but I think it ends up more “Dread”ful than anything else. I will be ripping mods out of these.

    • Zagan

      this is based long before darthvader 3,000 years or more who knows what crazy shit they wore

  • darkfather

    ALL of this is atrociously ugly. Again, the people who design gear in this game have zero understanding of flow and aesthetic.

    • Aeruhl

      I don’t agree with that at all. Ugly it is not. I think it was a great aesthetic. The problem is that this kind of armor pretty much has no business in a Star Wars game.

      • justinstrife

        Oh it’s definitely ugly. And it has no business being in Star Wars either.

  • Justin

    this reminds me of the dwemer from the elders scrolls

    • rawr

      yessssssssssssssss

    • stephantasy

      Or Saint Seya :)

  • Kyrae

    So all head gears are some sort of Grievous wannabes with exception to Warrior who choose to be Predator…

  • Aeruhl

    I think this armor would be great if you looked at it just for it’s own merit.The problem is that nothing about it says Star Wars in the least. This armor really makes no sense except perhaps on a Sith. Jedi aren’t about flash. Golden armor with menacing masks don’t fit the Jedi persona at all. And that says nothing of the other classes… What smuggler would want to attract that kind of attention? What kind of trooper wears armor like that? An Emperors royal guard, maybe…

    • Zagan

      dreadguard based planet oricon

  • AriesCZ

    *drools* That is so awesome *drools*

  • Scarlakk

    So does 75 gear drop from SM in the new ops = new gear reset?

    • cookster

      no, 69/72 gear drops in sm new ops

  • cemerian

    when will the gear look like it should be in star wars rather then all this bs

  • Quen’tin

    Do You already have numbers of Might and Guardian equipment? I assume it would be like 105 Str and 88 End on the guardian armor 35?

    • Quen’tin

      might armor*

  • http://darthnoxaeterna.com/ Serea

    The Sith warrior is supposed to be Darth Vader like, and this armor doesn’t resemble Vader’s armor at all, nevemind something any Sith would wear. Do they not know how people dress in Star Wars?

  • cookster

    are the vendors still on pts somewhere? they’re not there on vaiken space dock atleast

  • Skeith_

    I never thought i would prefer Rakata gear over something but here it is. WTF is that? Since when do we all wear IronMan suites?? Might as well stick to the classic >1.2 gear sets.

  • Mathew Chilton

    Theyre getting real lazy. Both sides look the same pve and pvp, and just different colors?

  • Sam

    They should just make all the new gear invisible… They do such a bad job lately (probably on purpose to force use of cartel armor) that almost nobody actually wears the stock gear.

  • toptek

    I keep hearing 72 wil be droping in SM OPs , 75 In HM OPS and in NIM 78s across the board . so that means if it happen the new gear in SV TFB NIM might be 78 sense right now there is no NIM on the PTS . if the above does happen it would make prefect sense that 78s would drop in NIM TFB and SV.
    I ve run the SM ops on the PTS and unless they are gonna tone down SM’s More, I see major pug fails coming worse then they are now . but again the above is just rumors i ve keep hearing ingame and on the forums about gear :) . i have yet to see a DEV post on any of it,if anyone has ssen a DEV post on it please post it here, i would love to read it. .

    • cookster

      who is saying this? idk if youve cleared any bosses in the new ops or not but as it stands on the pts: sm drops 69 and 72, hard mode new ops drops 78 and NiM tfb and SV drop 75 gear

      • toptek

        read what i said and no SM drops any kind of 72 . .players in the game, on the SW forums go look and listen,ask in game and i did say they may be rumors .
        atm this how things drop live

        69 all SM no 72

        72 HM no 75

        75 NIM don’t know if maybe some 72s drop in NIMs , i really don’t care about NIMs , so i don’t run them .

        and after the 2.4 we will be able to make 75 that much i do know . “) .

        • toptek

          And why do players get so upset if some one asks .
          and if you ment on the PTS 68 and 72 drop in SM yea they do . I didn’t they say they did not i did say once it goes live . and there is no new NIM for the new for OPS .. sigh . PLZ read what i said not what i did not say or said wrong .

          • Bengee

            Well, i tryed to read you man and im not able too…

        • DweedleDee

          Where did you see that 75 gear will be craftable?

      • toptek

        and it does not mean this might not happen once its live.. any way, GL ,sorry you did not understand what i was asking or looking for, some kind of statement form the DEV some place .

  • toptek

    guess, what i want to know has anyone seen any thing yet on how gear will work in 2.4. . i mean 72 etc . i see rumors and wish the Dev would give some insight and not pop it on us .. guess just wait now, i just want to be ready or know whats gonna happen.. its getting close … ty , sorry, about the post, i just should have asked in another way .

    Cya ..

  • Settesh

    Where are the vendors I have been all over the fleets and can’t see them

  • Tremed

    Good to see bioware showing us that really effort into making new teir gear…

  • DarkSergeant

    What will Ultimate comms purchase after patch?

    • ShiftyDevs

      That remains to be seen. Bioware is tight-lipped on this but others have said they briefly saw the tiers shift on the PTS, then they took the vendors away. But what they described was basic buying 69, elite buying 72 and ultimate 75. It’s also possible there will be no gear tier change with the comms.
      My money is on the tiers changing simply because Bioware refuses to confirm there will or won’t be any change. They deleted a thread discussing this on the official forums after a dev simply said Kel Dragon will not be craftable without addressing any shift in the tiers or if 75 mods will be craftable.

      • Zagan

        actually 75 existed when 72 came out it was unassembled gear purchase only and location still resides in the gav dragon its grade 78 rating 180 that is the current go for pve gear both by ultimate comm and unassembled gear pieces

  • Twinhammer

    A golden lightsaber!? Sith Sorcerer, Palpatine style!

  • B

    Since when does SW ever have gold armour? The designs look nothing like anything in the SW universe. PLUS the designs are incredibly non-functional, too elaborate and looks unbelievably awful. Is this a cruel joke? I hope so. Otherwise, I’m sticking with partisan or entry level 2.3 gear. If they take THAT away then SWTOR isn’t worth playing at all.

  • George Blair

    For some reason, some of the armor and weapons remind me of WH 40K.

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