Complete guide to the Sith Inquisitor companion Ashara Zavros customizations
A bit about Ashara Zavros from my experience (no story spoilers)
Ashara Zavros is the third companion that is unlocked at the end of Act 1 in the Sith Inquisitor class. Having played through every single class line in SWTOR, I have to say that she is one of my favorite companions. Ashara is a powerful Jedi Apprentice with Jedi Knight Sentinel type skills. She dual wields lightsabers and is the same species as Ahsoka from the Clone Wars. She has a similar type of attitude as well.
There is a lot of misinformation online about her being a light side companion but as you will find out, that’s not entirely true. Yes, there are a lot of light side options that she will approve of but there are also dark side options that she likes as well. She doesn’t appreciate cowardice; she likes going into a fight head-on. If anything I would say that she’s grey side – a warrior Jedi – a Jedi lured by the passion of the fight.
Unlike many other companions, Ashara Zavros has no Like or Favorite gift preferences outside of romance. For a full list of gift preferences, check this out. Despite this I was able to complete Ashara Zavros’ storyline on my dark side female Sith Inquisitor by the time I’d reached level 50. She surprised me on numerous occasions with what she thought was a right decision and I’m sure you will enjoy her storyline as much as I did.
Unfortunately for Ashara Zavros, it’s not possible to have her in a bikini to show off her many looks, like I normally do in these posts. For some strange reason, BioWare have chosen not to give Ashara any body skin detail. Equipping a bikini simply shows an ugly grey body suit underneath (shown below). The disappointments for this companion’s customization options doesn’t end there. She only has two customizations available and they only change her face and lekku (head tails in layman’s terms). This is quite surprising considering the amount of customizations available for the first Sith Inquisitor companion, Khem Val, who is an ugly beast and yet has fourteen!
As I already had Ashara Zavros equipped in a relaxed jumpsuit, I decided to leave her in it for these screenshots. As you can see it looks like she has a grey undershirt on and no chest or body detail changes with each customization. I don’t understand how BioWare has gone over a year and not changed this. If you look at the Togruta race in the expanded universe (such as in the Clone Wars) it’s abundantly clear that the skin color of a Togruta’s face matches their shoulders, arms, chest, etc. Ashara Zavros’s body skin color doesn’t ever change from the grey jumpsuit.
The other disappointment players have expressed is that her two customizations are only available from the security key vendor. Although I highly recommend that all players have a security key connected to their accounts, I can understand that some players don’t and unfortunately for those players, they have to stick with the default look that you see far left (yellow face).
The model detail on the two extra looks for Ashara Zavros is beautiful, however, and she is definitely one of the more attractive female companions in SWTOR. I am a fan of both the default customization, with yellow and white face and customization two, with the red and white face. Her default look is most like the Ahsoka character from Clone Wars, although Ahsoka’s face is orange.
Customizations for Ashara Zavros are available from Lieutenant Oarr on the Illum Imperial Orbital Station. Since he is a security key vendor you’ll need to have an active security key on your account to purchase them, although once you have them you don’t need to keep the security key activated to use them. The customizations are 20 000 credits each.