Discipline Guides

Advanced Class Set Bonuses


Increased drop rate from conquest.

(2) +2% Mastery

(4) Hot Streak additionally resets the cooldown Tendon Blast and Triage. Gaining an Upper Hand increases your Critical Chance by 10% for 10 seconds. Can only happen once every 18 seconds.

(6) Upper Hand gets an additional stack. Having an Upper Hand increases your damage and healing by 5%.

Comments: BIS for most situations for DPS and healers. The combination of high uptime of +10% critical chance and full uptime of +5% damage/healing buffs, and being able to hold 3 UH/TAs (for DPS) or 4 UH/TAs (for healers), is really really strong.

Aggressive Treatment

Increased drop rate from operations.

(2) +2% Mastery

(4) Bushwhack refunds all its energy.

(6) Bushwhack heals any allies standing inside it by a minor amount.

Comments: Situationally useful for fights with very heavy AoE healing requirements. That said, it only slightly outperforms Tactician in pure AoE healing and vastly underperforms Tactician in single target or mixed healing situations.


Increased drop rate from Nature of Progress (Dxun operation) and is not available from the Tech Fragment vendor.

(2) +2% Mastery

(4) Bushwhack refunds a Upper Hand.

(6) Activating Lacerating Blast reduces the cooldown of Bushwhack by 3 seconds. Every enemy affected by Bushwhack takes 20% more damage from Lacerating Blast.

Comments: Situationally useful for fights with heavy AoE DPS potential. Lacerating Blast does lackluster DPS but with the 6-piece set bonus buff to damage and reducing the CD on Bushwhack would be a sizable AoE DPS increase.


Increased drop rate from PVP.

(2) +2% Mastery

(4) Scamper's recharge time is reduced by 2 seconds.

(6) Dirty Kick gets two ability charges.

Comments: This set bonus is an interesting option for PVP. Higher uptime on your roll helps mitigate damage and an extra hard stun is always super helpful.


Increased drop rate from The Nature of Progress Operation on Master Mode Difficulty, and has a small chance from Unidentified items on the Spoils of War vendors.

(2) +2% Mastery

(4) Smuggle maxes out your Upper Hands when activated.

(6) Stack the Deck now consumes up to 2 Upper Hand stacks and scales its critical chance buff with the amount consumed, up to 20%.

Comments: A set bonus introduced in 6.1.2 with MM Dxun. The set is cool that in that it adds more power to your set bonus, but at the extreme trade-off of the many bonuses of the Tactician set. Not recommended.

Advanced Class Tacticals

Combat Medic Training

Crafted by Armstech.

Heartrigger Patch becomes instant cast and Kolto Pack can be cast while moving.

Comments: Situationally useful for healers for movement heavy encounters, but unlikely to be taken given the very strong tacticals available to healers.

Artistic Insights

Increased drop rate from daily missions.

Hot Streak maxes out your Upper Hands.

Comments: This set bonus sounds strong as extra UHs means more DPS and/or more healing. That said, getting an incremental extra 3/4 UHs over Hot Streak's cooldown is very marginal as compared to the benefits of specialization-specific tactical item options.

Augmented Holocomm

Increased drop rate from PVP.

Trick Move gains an additional charge.

Comments: This tactical could have very situational use in PVP for Huttball maps to quickly ping pong across a map to score. With a stealth out option available to then swap to a more traditional tactical, it has a very niche use in PVP.

Surgical Shiv

Increased drop rate from conquest.

Half of Blaster Whip's and Bludgeon's damage heals you.

Comments: Sounds nice but early testing suggests it is effectively providing a 1-2% heal every 4-5 GCDs, which is barely noticeable.