SWTOR Datacrons Locations Guide – Artifacts and Shards
During your exploration of the various planets in Star Wars: The Old Republic you will find several powerful artifacts called ‘Datacrons’ that will boost your character stats like Cunning, Presence, Endurance, Aim, Willpower and Strength.
These artifacts emit a colorful glow to show the type of bonus they give. Following is the list of colors these artifacts emit and the stat bonuses associated with each color:
- Blue: Willpower
- Green: Endurance
- Light Green: Aim
- Red: Strength
- Yellow: Presence
- White: Matrix Shard
- Orange: Cunning
Follow this guide to retrieve all these powerful artifacts. You can browse by the planet you are on, using the table of contents. For more help on Star Wars: The Old Republic, read our Skill Tree and Crash Fixes Errors guide.
Table of Content
You can click any planet name in the list that follows to find the locations of all the datacrons scattered throughout that planet.
- Dromund Kaas
- Nar Shaddaa
- Ord Mantell
Location. Kaamos Territory
Coordinates. X: 2191, Y: -2020
Go the vendor south of Tarlarn Outpost and buy MGGS. Now, go to Larantha Dam at (2164, -1992) and look for the red datacron half-way past the front of the dam.
It should be visible on the road if you approach it from the west. Hookshot onto the clickable panel above the datacron and retrieve it.
Location. The Juran Mountains
Coordinates. X:1106, Y: 79
Look for this datacron on an island that is inaccessible from the ground. To reach it, take the bridge to the ‘First Do Harm’ group quest (1241, -106), and look for a wire loading down the island and a ‘Damaged Lift’ that moves up and down the wire at (1083,0) toward the southern tip.
Jump over the damaged lift and use it to reach the datacron. You may have to give it a few tries to successfully retrieve it.
Location. King’s Pass
Coordinates. X:2373, Y: 2450
You will have to go through the ‘Syrush Estate’ group area to get this datacron. Go the vendor directly south of Tarlarn Outpost and buy a Red Detonite Actuator.
Next go to the above position leading into a cave called ‘Ruur Killik Burrows’. Inside the cave, go directly east to (2685, 2487).
Look for a cave-in here and find flashing red light. You will find the light behind a rubble, blow it away, and retrieve the datacron (2721, 2496).
Location. The Glarus Valley
Coordinates. X: -81, Y: -268
Look for it high up the rock face of the tall rock pillar in this location. You will have to fly up using the ‘Saddled Thranta’ location at (-413, -209) to reach this datacron.
Location. The Glarus Valley
Coordinates. X: -2508, Y: -427
Enter Castle Panteer at (-2317, -417). In the south-west corner of the main room is a smashed door with little gap to walk through (-2317, -370).
Take the stairs up and follow the balcony to the right. Travel around the balcony to the datacron lying beside the fallen statue.
Location. Gorinth Canyon
Coordinates. X:726, Y: 2033
Go to (718, 1860) and follow the path past the World Boss ‘Grandfather’ back through the rocks to reach this datacron.
Green Matrix Shard
Location. Gorinth Canyon
Coordinates. X: -504, Y: 2000
You will find it in the Neebray Warehouse and can retrieve it only if you choose Imperial class. To reach it, go the fast southwest corner of the Gorinth Canyon map and look for a cave complex at (-472, 1929).
Look for an elevator at the rear of the complex and go down this elevator. On the bottom level, you will find this datacron but you need another player.
Two players must activate the ‘Shield Control’ panels to the right and left, and get the timing right top unlock the door and retrieve it.
Tip. If you touch the panel when the targeting reticule is activate, you will be able to unlock the door.
Location. Balmorran Arms Factory
Coordinates. X: 1851, Y: 112
Go to far north of Sundari Flatlands and through the Balmorran Arms Factory at (1297, 728) player position, (1594, 723) cursor position.
Once you are at the Power Center, head to the east, get in to the water, and follow the shoreline to the datacron.
Location. Markaran Plains
Coordinates. X: -1018, Y: 1517
From the main level of the droid factory go to the far west elevator that leads to the Assembly line group area. Go down the elevator and in the group area. Look for the droid conveyors and drop down onto the first one to the right, then down onto the floor.
Inside the nearest conveyor support pillar at (-1023, 1515) is an opening shaft-way that drops down onto the pipe that holds the datacron. It’s the second conveyor north of the passage you entered into the conveyor room.
Coordinates. X: 191, Y: -344
Drop down into the water and head east to the vendor at player position (673, 36). Buy ‘Lost Code Cylinder’ for 5000 credits.
Go to ‘Space Chest’ on the north side of the broken bridge at the coördinates given above. Open it and loot to retrieve the datacron.
Location. High Security Section
Coordinates. X: -2072, Y: 378
Another datacron that you can’t get access to directly because it is 20m above on the cliff-wall. To retrieve this datacron, go around the north of the rock structure to (-2400, 391) – you will encounter ‘Rabid Belsavis Varactyl’.
Look for a broken wall, difficult to notice, but once through you can follow the canyon to reach the datacron.
Green Matrix Shard
Location. The Tomb – Inside the Cave Under Tree
Coordinates. X: -315, Y: -2173
Find the elevator to the Cave Under Tree on the tomb map. You will find at (-547, -2172). Take the elevator down and travel through the far end of the room. Look for a glowing cube with quest reticule above it.
To reach the datacron, you will have to activate a machine powered by 4 Rakata Cubes. These cubes are found all over Belsavis and spawn at random locations. If you don’t have them, you can get two of these at:
- Minimum Security (-154, -45) on top of small hill at the base of a tree.
- High Security section (-2790, 955) on another hill near base of tree.
Place four cubes into the machine and activate it and get inside the datacron to get the shard.
Location. Maximum Security Section
Coordinates. X: -3484, Y: -866
Find a cave at (-3704, -565) and follow the cliff around to the datacron. From there, travel in opposite direction.
Location. The Tomb
Coordinates. X: 784, Y: 126, Z: -1929
Start at player position (-704, 141, -1897) in the western region of the Tomb area. From here look directly west and you will find yourself in front of an opening in some rock, with a large lave pool beyond it.
Walk toward it and you will come across a small rock extending out of the lave, and you should be able to see the datacron on an island on the other side of the lave pit.
Zoom out, try to see the view below you, you should see the outline of a small bridge. If you can’t see the bridge, look east and then look down, you should see the outlines of a narrow nearly invisible bridge.
Now, you need to make a precision drop down to it, and then a precision run to the other side to the island. Take the datacron, and then take the Rakata transport to reach the another transport out of this area.
Location. High Security
In the northern end of the zone, find an outcropping of rocks on the map which looks like a ‘L’. There is a cave on the north side of it. Enter the cave and look for this datacron at the back guarded by a boss.
Location. Blastfield Shipyard
From the Southeast corner, run along the side of the building, under the metal platform and jump onto a beam that goes east. From there look for the datacron in the southern area in the open.
Location. Labor Valley
Find a flaming pipe overhead on the East side of the road running North to South from north of Republic Train Station.
From around the building to the northeastern side, up the debris, run around the roof to where the pipe was, and look for the datacron inside the broken pathway.
Location. Labor Valley
Look for a crane holding a shuttle in the South of Republic Train Station. Go up the pipe that is holding up the canopy, and jump onto the shuttle from the canopy. Now jump off on the other end, and take the elevator to get to the higher box – from here jump to get the datacron.
Location. Old Galactic Market – Shipping and Receiving Docks
Coordinates. X: 2318, Y: 1051, Z: 472
Get on the lift to your left after crossing the bridges to reach this datacron. Go prepared though, there is an élite mob guarding the area.
Location. Black Sun Territory – Black Sun Market
Coordinates. X: -3626, Y: 147, Z: -1293
When you exit a small enclose halfway through the area, go left across a deep crack and you should find this datacron.
To reach this datacron, turn right, kill the mobs in the area, go around the back of the trash can, and fall down on the other side.
Location. Justicar Territory Shipping Docks
Coordinates. X: 1023, Y: 3967, Z: -1036
Look for the crates in center of the isle that divides two main paths. Head west and you should see it in the northern most part of the map. To reach it, time your jumps carefully.
Location. Jedi Temple Ruins – Mezzanine
Coordinates. X: -3088, Y: 3031, Z: 538
Get to the second level and turn left. Reach the area where Dark Sith Anew Xydes is meditating. Kill him or leave him, and look for this datacron overlooking the center of the area.
Yellow Matrix Shard
Location. The Works – Justicar Territory Checkpoint
Coordinates. X: 905, Y: 4557, Z: ???
You will find this datacron halfway through the rocks, above the level. Look for the hallways along the east central that is if you were to follow it around and to the north, overlooking a trench from where you came and couldn’t get up to before, a very well lit, yellow area.
If you are standing on that grating you have gone too far. Backtrack from there to the bend you just came from, this is where you see boxes and pipes you must jump up. Take these jumps to reach the datacron.
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