MATRIX SHARD ASSEMBLY GUIDE

Welcome to the Matrix Assembly/Dissasembly Guide

Datacrons are an optional element of Star Wars The Old Republic. They are placed throughout the worlds for the players to find, usually in hard to reach places. Although some of these items are hidden from view, spotting other datacrons may be relatively easy, as they give off an extraordinarily bright glow from a distance. Even with these more visible items, though, reaching the datacron will typically entail extra exploration and navigation problem-solving. The true challenge with datacrons ironically, is not usually finding them but actually figuring out how to get to them, especially since some are hidden in elaborate and complex logic puzzles.

As a reward for this exploration ingenuity, if a player successfully reaches and interacts with certain datacrons, one of the player's character stats will be increased -- permanently. The player also gains a Codex entry, usually pertaining to the Infinite Empire, the creators of the datacrons, and the history of the galaxy up to the point in which the game takes place.


Variations

There are many different kinds of datacrons, each kind giving a different statistic boost, and each one of these different variations also has a different color to go with it. A datacrons statistic boost can range from +2 to +10, depending on the type and the planet.

Strength - Red
Increase damage dealt in melee combat and also increases your critical hit chance with melee attacks. This is the primary stat of the Jedi Knight and Sith Warrior.

Endurance - Green
Increases your total health and your health regeneration rate.
This affects all classes and is the most important attribute for tanks.

Aim - Blue
Increases ranged damage dealt and increases your critical hit chance with ranged weapons. This is the primary statistic of the Trooper, Bounty Hunter, various companions and all droids. This stat can be increased through certain datacrons scattered throughout the galaxy.

Willpower - Purple
Increases the damage dealt and healing strength of Force abilities. It also increases the critical hit rate of force attacks. This is the primary stat of the Sith Inquisitor and Jedi Consular.

Presence - Yellow
The presence stat increases companion health, damage, and healing, making it the ideal stat for soloing gear sets. It only works when equipped on your character. Equipping presence gear on a companion character does not apply the effect.

Cunning - Orange
Increases damage dealt with technological abilities. It affects both offensive and defensive abilities. This is the primary statistic of the Imperial Agent and Smuggler.

Matrix Shard - White
Matrix Shards are items gained from certain Datacrons. If several Matrix Shards are put together they create a Matrix Cube.

There are also datacrons that don't give a statistic boost at all, but in fact give a special item called a Matrix Shard. So far, matrix shards are known to be, but not limited to:

Red - Blue - Yellow - Green

A single matrix shard serves no purpose, but in sets of three they can prove extremely valuable to the player in the form of a Matrix Cube via an assembler.


Use

Both the Empire and the Republic have their own respective Matrix Assembler and Disassembler for players to use.

Republic Matrix Assembly
In an any-access phase just inside the Jedi Temple Ruins Coruscant

Imperial Matrix Assembly
In an any-access phase near the Dark Temple on Dromund Kaas

The Assembler is fairly straightforward. You insert 3 matrix shards in whatever color combination you desire into the 3 slots on the machine, and assemble it into a Matrix Cube.

The Disassembler is slightly less user-friendly, as it requires a "Reconfigured Disassembler Core", you need one for each seperate dissasembly for a cost of 8.000. These "Reconfigured Disassembler Core" can only be obtained from junk vendors on various planets, known vendors that sell a core are:

Empire
A Jawa named Pitkth on Tatooine in Mos Ila just inside the wall from the taxi pad up a ramp.


Republic
A Jawa named Kitpth on Tatooine, north of Anchorhead near a sandcrawler
north of arrival location.


Matrix Cubes

Matrix Cubes function as relic-type items, and are equipped as a part of the player's gear that grants a passive stat boost. Depending on the color combination, the Matrix Cube will give a different statistic boost and will also vary in level requirement. The level requirement has no relation to the current level of the player assembling the cube, but rather the colors of the three shards. There are four tiers of cubes at levels 15, 24, 32, 50. Though it's not always the case, usually the more of a single color shard in a cube the higher level it is. Therefore a cube made with Red, Blue, and Yellow, some of the first colors acquirable, you will have a very low-level cube.

Level 15 cubes

Color Combo
Statistic Boost
RBY
18 Str and 8 End
BYG
11 Str, 14 End
RBG
15 Aim, 10 End
RYG
18 Will, 8 End

Level 24 cubes

Color Combo
Statistic Boost
RYY
28 Str, 14 End
BYY
19 Aim, 24 End
GGY
28 Cun, 14 End
RBB
19 Will, 24 End
YBB
19 Str, 24 End
GBB
28 Aim, 14 End

Level 32 cubes

Color Combo
Statistic Boost
YRR
29 Str, 33 End
BRR
29 Will, 33 End
GRR
39 Aim, 23 End
RGG
39 Cun, 23 End
YGG
Bugged, gives YRR
BGG
29 Aim, 33 End

Level 50 cubes

Force Users
Color Combo
Statistic Boost
YYY
59 Str, 68 End, 21 Def
GGG
66 Str, 56 End, 27 Crit
RRR
66 Will, 56 End, 27 Crit
BBB
66 Aim, 56 End, 27 Crit
Tech Users
Color Combo
Statistic Boost
YYY
59 Aim, 68 End, 21 Def
GGG
66 Str, 56 End, 27 Crit
RRR
80 Cun, 54 End, 8 Crit
BBB
66 Aim, 56 End, 27 Crit

Empire Guide Assembly and Dissasembly Video  

Republic Guide Assembly and Dissasembly Video