Agents may be called on to eliminate any opposition that gets in the Empire's way. However, the Imperial Agent avoids the spotlight; in an effective mission, the survivors don't even realize the agent was there. Relying on high-tech tools and weapons, as well as an ability to charm-or prevaricate-a way through any situation, an agent may have to discern and neutralize double- or triple-agents, not to mention balance among the dangers of working with the Sith.
Imperial Agents pose a threat from both close range and afar. For example, they can use skills such as the Shiv ability to eliminate their targets by hand. In contrast, Agents also have the ability to call in Orbital strikes: attacks from orbiting vessels that do significant damage in the area.
The Imperial Agent is the spy of the Empire. His job is to go behind enemy lines and destroy something that is pivotal to the Republic and then get out before anyone knows what has happened. A single Imperial agent can change the course of a battle more than an entire legion of soldiers or army of Sith Warriors. Focusing heavily on recon and weapons with long range and accuracy, the agent is known for their life of solitude. Unlike the Sith who are all about more power and force insight, the Imperial Agent is the one who really has the Empire’s citizens in mind; he fights for them.
He comes with very durable heavy armor that allows quick motions. While the agent specializes in killing from afar, he is more than prepared to get in close and kill at this range. Sometimes they work alone; however, sometimes they are a part of a strike team of other agents. The Empire relies heavily on them for their cunning and sneaking. In the end, the fate of the Empire might rest on the information provided by the agent over any other class. However, maybe the agent will mess things up. You decide.
The Empire risks everything on the Imperial Agent’s performance and spares no expense to make sure Agents’ gear is as smart as they are. State-of-the-art attire with high-grade armor mesh provides protection and ease-of-movement. Many of the Agent’s outfits are augmented with advanced communications technology and attachments to facilitate interfacing with varied computer networks and security systems.
The Cheap Swtor Credits following progression trailer for the Imperial Agent class showcases several key abilities and armors, as well as displays the use of Cover system.