Sith Marauder CARNAGE Discipline | SWTOR 5.0 Guide

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A Complete User-Friendly Sith Marauder CARNAGE 5.2+ Guide

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The guide is structured in sub-pages for better orientation, less scrolling and easier navigation. Click on one of the 4 tabs below to visit the INTRODUCTION TO THE DISCIPLINE, STATS PRIORITIES AND GEARING TIPS, ABILITIES, UTILITIES AND PRIORITIES and CONCLUSION sections. Inside each one of the tabs (or sub-pages) you will find Table of Contents to further ease your navigation and help you find what you are looking for. The 4 tabs are available on the top and at the bottom.


The Carnage Discipline is the 2nd of 3 available paths for the Jedi Marauder Class. It provides great Burst damage, weaker Single Target Sustained damage and incredibly good Burst AoE damage. Due to the small number of abilities included in the main priority, the great burst potential and high mobility, it is ideal for leveling up.

What is Carnage Good For

The playstyle involves a small number of abilities and has an opener capable of dealing very high amount of damage to one of multiple opponents quickly and efficiently. The spec is ideal for fights involving frequent target switching and/or multiple targets boss encounters. The AoE potential of Carnage is incredible. At the time of writing this guide, even if played to the best of its abilities, Carnage is still a little behind the highest parsing disciplines in the game. It does not have a specific rotation (well, you could use one, but it would ONLY be viable for the Ops Dummy), but rather relies on a very important abilities priority list and a various attack combos.

My personal recommendation for leveling Marauders is to use the Carnage spec. Watchman offers decent self-support passive abilities that may help with tougher bosses during your leveling adventures and Rage in 5.0 is a very powerful spec, but nothing compares to the pure raw feeling of bashing your enemies with your melee weapon.

Changes in Patch 5.0

With Knights of the Eternal Throne and Patch 5.0 the Carnage spec was not changed significantly. Some of them I covered in this post as well as in my Class Changes Overview Video, based on the Developer Blogs.

  • Ravage: This is now an instantly activated ability to help add more mobility to the Marauder.
  • Gore: New ability for the Carnage Discipline. High damage ability that hinders the movement of your enemy and reduces their armor.
  • Ruthless Aggressor: Vicious Throw refunds 2 rage on targets affected by your Obfuscate. Additionally, Vicious Throw is usable on targets affected by your Obfuscate, regardless of remaining health. Obfuscate also grants Ruthless Aggressor, increasing Force and tech defense by 75% for 6 seconds.
  • Hidden Savagery: While Force Camouflage is active, you gain a charge of Hidden Savagery every 0.5 seconds. Each charge of Hidden Savagery increases the damage dealt by your next melee attack by 4%. Stacks up to 12 charges and lasts for up to 6 seconds after exiting Force Camouflage.
  • Interloper: Force Charge grants Interloper, allowing you to activate Force Charge a second time. Interloper lasts up to 7.5 seconds and is removed if Force Charge is reused. If Interloper is not utilized by the end of its duration, Force Charge is placed on a 7.5 second cooldown. Additionally, Force Charge now builds 2 Fury.


Video guide to Marauder CARNAGE Discipline in SWTOR 5.0. Includes Ability Priorities, Standard Opener, Utilities and more

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  • Freakaclone

    Love the game, really helped med to get inro the game again after a long time. Just wondering if you could tell me what crew skills and crafting you would recomend for carnage spec?

  • Fusion

    When will the new tiers of gear be added for optimal stats?

    • Vulkk

      Just updated it, thanks for the reminder. I’m currently updating all the other guides for Tier 4 and 5.2 as well.

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  • Jeramy

    You don’t by chance have a Jedi Guardian guide? The full Tank one not the dps one?

    • Vulkk

      I don’t play tanks often, mate. Don’t have a guide on that spec :(

  • BlackJax

    If I may ask, how come you have “Jedi marauder” down instead of sith marauder? Just curious.

    • Vulkk

      Hi, BlackJax
      This is actually a typo in the title. I translated my Sentinel Guide into an Empire version (the Marauder one) and have forgotten to swap Jedi for Sith. Thanks for noticing.

  • Sanane Lan

    Even though ur guide seems pretty new, the utilities are not the same as in the current game version. Did the last patches after 5.0 change them all?

    • Vulkk

      I might have made a mistake somewhere with something during the translation from the COMBAT 5.0 Guide. Would you be so kind as to point where and what you believe is wrong. If it is, I’ll fix it.

      • Sanane Lan

        Thx for fixing, and ofc for the guide =). Thats the only one for 5.0 :P

  • Nathan Baron

    Hey Vulkk, I have a question for you. Why don’t you use Gore in the Ferocity window when it does more damage than Ravage?

    • Vulkk

      The reason I don’t prioritize it is because of the resource requirements. Gore costs 3 Rage points. Yes, it deals more (sometimes significantly more) damage than Ravage (which is completely free), but it is one of the most expensive abilities for the Carnage Marauder. If you find yourself full on Rage at some point and depending on what fight you are in, what comes next, you would want to have Gore inside Precision.
      A secondary (less important) reason is the fact that Ravage hits with multiple (6) attacks in the span of 1GCD. This also affects the chance of Ataru Form Strike to land. Gore hits only once with each saber and often the offhand is a miss, due to the mechanics of dual-wielding classes.
      That’s why I love the spec. It’s all about momentary quick decisions, there is no rotation.