Smuggler Companion Guide


During their class story (levels 1-50), Smugglers meet five companions.  This guide will tell you how to raise their influence rank so that they are more effective in combat and get a bonus to crew skill missions.

Updated with Patch 4.0.2 changes (November 17, 2015).

To recruit these companions, just play through your class story missions. Your companions will be the same for both the sharpshooter  and the scoundrel advanced classes.

Smugglers may also recruit ship droids and HK-51, cartel market companions, and after level 60, Knights of the Fallen Empire main characters, alliance recruits, and Star Fortress recruits.

The most efficient  use of each gift type for a Smuggler:

Are you trying to decide what to do with a gift that you just received as a random drop? This chart shows which of your companions will gain the largest amount of influence from a gift because they “love” or “favorite” it.

Gift Type Companion
Weapon  Corso, Akaavi, Bowdaar
Military Gear  Corso, Akaavi
Courting  ❤ Corso, Guss
Luxury  Bowdaar, Risha, ❤ Corso, Guss
Technology  ❤ Risha
Republic Memorabilia Guss, ❤ Corso
Imperial Memorabilia  *
Cultural Artifact  Bowdaar, Risha
Trophy  ❤ Corso, Bowdaar, Akaavi
Underworld Good  ❤ Risha, ♡ Risha, Guss
Consumable/Maintenance  *
Artwork/Delicacies Bowdaar

*None of your class companions “love” or “favorite” this gift type. 

If you are leveling multiple classes simultaneously, or have recruited other companions, then click here for a guide on how to use gifts efficiently that includes all companions. It may make sense to mail the gift to one of your other characters. Otherwise, sell or trade these gifts to get a type that your companion likes better.

Gift Preferences

Companion names are linked to their page on the official website, where you will find a short biography of each character.

“Love” gifts give the highest influence gain, “Favorite” gifts give a medium amount of influence gain, and “Like” gives only a small amount of influence. Gift rank and rarity also affect how much influence your companion gets from each gift.

Corso Riggs

Love  Weapon
❤  Courting
 Favorite Military Gear
❤ Republic Memorabilia
❤ Trophy
❤ Luxury
Like  ♡ Courting
♡ Luxury
♡ Republic Memorabilia
Cultural Artifact
♡ Trophy

❤ = Romance storyline active; ♡ = Romance storyline not active


Love  Luxury
Favorite  Weapon
Cultural Artifact
Like Military Gear
Underworld Good



Love Luxury
❤ Underworld Good
Favorite ♡ Underworld Good
Cultural Artifact
❤ Technology
Like  Weapon
Military Gear
❤ Courting
♡ Technology
Republic Memorabilia
Imperial Memorabilia

❤ = Romance storyline active; ♡ = Romance storyline not active

Akaavi Spar

Love  Military Gear
Favorite Weapon
Like  Courting
Republic Memorabilia
Imperial Memorabilia
Underworld Good


Guss (Languss Tuno)

Love  Underworld Good
Republic Memorabilia
Favorite  Luxury
Like Technology
Imperial Memorabilia
Cultural Artifact


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