SWTOR Sith Warrior 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 Rage spec Marauder (Sith Warrior.)

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. Obliterate to proc Dominate
  2. Smash with Dominate and 3x Shockwave
  3. Force Crush to build Shockwave
  4. Force Choke
  5. Vicious Throw
  6. Vicious Slash with Berserk
  7. Force Scream
  8. Ravage
  9. Dual Saber Throw if okay to AoE.
  10. Vicious Slash
  11. Battering Assault or Assault

The key to the Rage spec Marauder priority system is to remember the following:

  1. Use Battering Assault or Assault if below 7 Rage.
  2. Use Obliterate to activate Dominate .
  3. Use Force Crush to build up the Shockwave buff.
  4. Use Smash when buffed by both Dominate and 3x Shockwave .
  5. Follow the priority list and use higher priority abilities as often as possible.

Multiple Target (AoE)

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


  1. Battering Assault
  2. Smash
  3. Dual Saber Throw
  4. Sweeping Slash
  5. Assault

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.