In this article we are going to cover the next gathering skill which is called Slicing. Now slicing is fairly unique in relation to all of the gathering and crafting skills because it is pretty much straight forward credits. For instance if you look at Archaeology or Bioanalysis you can use these gathering skills with crafting skills or you can just make the "base" items and sell them on the Galactic Trade Network.
However with slicing you are pretty much making credits by sending out your companion and getting lockboxes in return and you open these up and you will get credits inside. Now the awesome thing about Slicing is that normally you get more credits than it cost you to send your companion out on a mission.
However bear in mind that as of SWTOR patch 1.1 this skill has been adjusted and you will not always make a profit. You will also be able to receive Augments. These augments slot into "critical" gear in the game.
Some Augments include:
These start off at level 1 and can go right up to Advanced level 25.
These Augments you can either use yourself or make a profit by selling them on the Galactic Trade Network.
Slicing Leveling Guide Levels 1-400:
Now we will move onto how to level Slicing and unlike the other gathering skills like Archaeology and Bioanalysis where you go around the planets and level then up Slicing works a little differently.
The fastest way to level Slicing is just to send your companion out for missions and collect the credits they bring back. If you get Augments you can list these on the Galactic Trade Network. Of course while you are leveling you will find safe boxes, computer systems and more that you can slice to increase the level of the skill as well and normally you will get credits back as well.
To level Slicing to 100 you just send your companion out on all the missions that are available. You will find this takes about 1 hour and the cost of this will be 15,000 credits. Again you will get some credits back and can sell the Augments as well to make a profit.
Slicing Levels 100-200 is more of the same with the rank 2 missions and the only difference is that you will get better quality Augments and also more credits back from the safe boxes as well.
To level Slicing from 100-200 will cost about 25,000 credits.
Slicing leveling from 200-300 is again the same as above but this time with rank 4 missions and you will be spending about 50,000 credits in total to get to 300. Another thing to be mindful of is that the missions will take a lot longer at this stage but you should have more companions that you can send out while you level up and do your missions.
From levels 200-300 it will cost you 50,000 credits!
Slicing up to the level cap from 300 to 400 is the same thing once more. You will get much better Augments and credit rewards but this last piece of leveling can cost 75,000 credits and the times that the missions will take to complete are a lot longer.
Once you have completed this though you will be at level 400 in slicing.
Out of all of the gathering skills this is one of the easier ones to level up because you just need to keep sending your companion out on missions and then reap the rewards!