SWTOR Imperial Agent Guide - 2.10.1

Rotation & Cooldowns | Patch 2.10.1

A rotation is a system for ordering your abilities in a way that maximizes your damage, threat or healing. Mastering a rotation will help you to quickly prioritize abilities during actual encounters so that you will always have the highest possible output as a Lethality spec Operative (Imperial Agent.)

Single Target

Single target rotations are designed for maximum damage, threat or healing on one target at a time. Single target rotations are more effective the longer you are able to focus on the same target.


Execute the following ability priority for optimal damage, threat, or healing on a single target.

  1. Hidden Strike to build Tactical Advantage
  2. Shiv to build Tactical Advantage
  3. Cull with Fatality
  4. Corrosive Grenade
  5. Corrosive Dart
  6. Weakening Blast
  7. Cull
  8. Back Stab
  9. Rifle Shot

The key to the Lethality spec Operative priority system is to remember the following:

  1. Maximize Energy regen by staying above 60 Energy as much as possible.
  2. Use Rifle Shot if below 60 Energy.
  3. Keep at least 1x Tactical Advantage up at all times.
  4. Maintain the debuff from Weakening Blast .
  5. Maintain the DoTs from Corrosive Dart and Corrosive Grenade .
  6. Use Cull with 1x Tactical Advantage + Fatality or with 2x Tactical Advantage .

Multiple Target (AoE)

Execute the following ability priority for optimal damage, threat, or healing on multiple targets.


  1. Orbital Strike
  2. Corrosive Grenade
  3. Fragmentation Grenade
  4. Shiv (Generate Tactical Advantage )
  5. Carbine Burst

Burst Cooldowns

Burst cooldowns are used to increase your damage, threat or healing for a brief period of time.

Survivability Cooldowns

Survivability cooldowns help keep you alive and provide relief to healers.