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Every bit a massive fan of the Star Wars Universe, it can’t come as a surprise that I am a full
Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the game, I highly recommend y’all cheque it out as it’s one of the near fun free-to-play apps I’ve ever encountered and it requires a lot of strategizing if players really want to be effective at the game.
Below is my beginner’s guide for anyone that wants to optimize their gameplay and soar through the PVP content/events.
Like most gratuitous-to-play games, SWGOH is riddled with promotional packs, which toll crystals to buy. Crystals are awarded in-game for completing all kinds of tasks, simply they can be purchased with actual money for those who want to become ahead of the competition.
One of the biggest mistakes new players brand is saving their crystals or spending their coin purchasing Chromium Mega-Packs. I cannot stress how much of a massive waste of resource it is to purchase those packs. The rewards are piddling and the RNG awards nothing merely hands farmable materials to brainstorm with.
The only exception to this is the commencement day y’all play the game. Purchasing a Chromium-Mega Pack awards ane new character every time you lot open up them, while the toon you lot receive probably won’t be useable belatedly game (unless you get ridiculously lucky) it will give you a leg upward during the early weeks of gameplay and help yous get into a college squad arena tier, which gets you a lot of rewards for farming toons you lot will need if you want to be competitive.
The all-time place to spend your crystals is to refill your Cantina Energy. Cantina Energy is how you get ane/ii of the toons you need to do at least half of the in-game events. Each twenty-four hour period you lot get 3 refreshes for 100 crystals, so iii for 200, and then on. If you are a free-to-play player, simply spend your crystals on those commencement three daily refreshes. If you lot have some disposable income and go along topping off your crystals, it’southward a expert idea to too spend l crystals on your three daily (regular) free energy to maximize the rate of leveling and gearing.
If zero else, avoid the packs similar the plague. They are just money dumps. The average shard render for $ten plus packs is but ix character shards.
Team Building Recommendations
While everything that I’ve written then far is absolutely crucial to maximizing your leveling and gearing (which is backed past some of the most competitive players in the game), the rest of this info is based on my opinion. Maybe this will be helpful for you or non, I can tell yous I believe this is the nearly efficient strategy for dominating this game.
This strategy is designed to get you Insubordinate Commander Luke equally quickly as possible. As of today, xi/15/2017, Commander Luke is the most overpowered toon in this game.
Jedi Preparation Rey is at present the all-time in the game.
Jedi Revan is not the best in-game. New article coming before long
He is pretty much part of every non-empire and non-night sisters META (teams optimized by function). Getting him is a long and hard journey. He but appears during special legendary events, so keep in mind that if yous attempt to sidestep my instructions and focus on a different toon than suggested, you might lose out on an event that and then far is only held once a yr, so diverge at your own risk.
How to Build Your Teams During Early Game
In that location is a lot to cover on this subject, but the simplest way to look at information technology is to focus on five characters and ignore the residue. If you get a new graphic symbol you want to replace a member of your squad with, spend zilch resources on the toon you lot are changing out, and so pump all your resources into the new character until it is on par with the residuum of the team.
In that location are several reasons this is your best strategy.
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- The outset is completing the Galactic War. Galactic State of war picks your opponents based on your total galactic power. If your power is spread out across 20 mid-range toons, the organization is going presume virtually of it is coming from your strongest five toons and pit you against actually difficult teams. Having 80-ninety percent of your power coming from your primary team will result in a lot of easy battles, which means a lot more resources.
- The second reason this works well is that information technology gives you an early lead in Squad Arena. I cannot stress how crucial being in the acme 200 is. This means you become 10-character shards or more per 24-hour interval from the Squad Loonshit shop, which has a lot of characters you lot will absolutely demand mid-late game.
If you lot showtime striking gearing walls (such every bit raid gear beginning at gear level 8), so start gearing other teams, but save as much of your credits as possible for leveling and gearing your main team. Once you striking level 70, leveling them will start to become expensive, and managing your credits volition go the brand or intermission component of your strategy.
Thousand Primary Yoda Event
M Principal Yoda is the easiest of the events to articulate because Jedi are easily accessible from the beginning of the game. While he isn’t a top meta character he is a primary level toon that can exercise some very interesting things to give your arena team a leg up early-mid game (3/16/2019 update:
One thousand Master Yoda is now a part of the Jedi Revan meta and is one of the most valuable characters in the game) and Jedi Teams are amazing in both the Rancor and AAT raids.
GMY also gains massive buffs in the newer Sith raid likewise. I’ll post a link with videos that break downward the relative strength of each toon at the end. While a lot of people will say build a rebel team first due to their raw damage output, well-constructed Jedi teams can beat out your early-mid game Arena contest, which is the most critical fourth dimension to rank high to maximize your farming for the residual of the events. Beneath is my breakup of who to get from where to what star level.
5 Battles: vii stars
- Lando: Cantina Battles: Just unlock him
Cantina: 7 Stars
Cantina: seven Stars
Galactic War Store: 7 Stars
Qui Gon Jinn (Leader):
Cantina Battles Shop: 7 Stars
Storm Trooper Han:
Squad Arena Store: Just unlock him
Mace Windu: Team Arena Store:
seven Stars (don’t gear him by level 8)
Accessibility is the primary reason for grabbing these toons as soon as possible. In one case y’all’ve capped your Old Ben and Ezra, you lot can also use the Cantina Store to finish star leveling Mace Windu.
Don’t gear Windu past eight for now as Thou Master Yoda will supplant him on your team. Picking Windu over Ashoka early on game is too a practiced choice considering one time Ships open upwards, you’ll already take the Endurance beefed upwards and ready to kickoff climbing ship battles.
Unlocking Lando and Tempest Trooper Han ASAP is critical to your success because combined with Clone Wars Chewy, you at present have three scoundrels for the Credit Heist Result, and trust me, you will exist hurting for credits later in the game, so kickoff capitalizing on this event ASAP.
None of them need to be geared by 5, star capped, or leveled past 35 at this phase. You only need them to articulate the Credit Heist.
Emperor Palpatine and Thrawn Events
For these two characters, nosotros get to impale two toons with one team. Once yous’re washed with the Yoda event, kickoff building a Phoenix Squadron team. For the rest of this blog, none of the toons need to geared past nine until y’all take Commander Luke.
Cantina: 7 Stars
Squad Arena Shop: vii Stars
Cantina Battles Store: 7 Stars
Cantina Battles Store: 7 Stars
Galactic War Store: Merely Unlock
Galactic War Shop: 7 Stars
Equally I said, Zeb is a bit redundant in my stance (3/16/2019 update: Zeb is superior to Chopper in the squad line upward since his zeta rework lets him put out 45K + damage), although it is essential mid-late game, between Chopper and Kaanan, the Phoenix squadron already has ii tanks, calculation a 3rd won’t make for a amend squad. These three together are what you lot usually see in Squad Arena and my Jedi team demolishes them every time.
They aren’t that great of a squad early on game, with Ezra as the standout exception that can be used in many Insubordinate and Jedi lineups very effectively. Ashoka before Chopper seems a chip odd.
However, by the time y’all get Sabine to 7 stars, y’all’ll be able to farm every other toon on the list. Racing to get Chopper to 7 doesn’t aid you cease either of these events, whereas Ashoka will come in handy because of her ship and you can switch her out during Galactic War if you lose i of the Jedi on your primary squad.
Biggs serves ii purposes, the outset being his send. The second is for the Emperor Palpatine event. Fifty-fifty with Sabine and Ezra putting out massive damage, Palatine tier vi and vii are really really difficult. The Emperor’s speed is so high that he essentially tops off his health every 3-four turns, switching out Chopper for Biggs volition be the easiest way to counter his heals due to his high damage.
Thrawn requires a full Phoenix team and then finishing this team pays out for two events.
The R2-D2 event is also desultory, and he is a requirement for getting Commander Luke, and so edifice an empire team is essential. At this point its assumed that you take 7 star Palpatine and Thrawn so y’all merely accept three characters left to round out this team. There are several options, simply these are my picks. Likewise while you lot don’t need Thrawn past gear viii for the time existence, bear in mind that he is arguably a close second in overall amazingness to Commander Luke, and then feel gratuitous to max him out as soon as you can.
Fleet Arena Store: 7 Stars
Tie Fighter Pilot:
Cantina Battles: 7 Stars
Farm Boy Luke:
Cantina Battles: vii Stars
Yard Moff Tarkin:
Squad Arena Shop: 7 Stars
Tempest Trooper Han:
Squad Arena Store: 7 Stars
Team Arena Store: seven Stars
Darth Vader is one of the biggest pains to farm in this game. Y’all get shards for him hither and there from achievements, simply if yous want him capped in under a twelvemonth, make sure to e’er have 800 Fleet Loonshit Tokens in the bank for when he pops ups ane-2 times a twenty-four hour period every other solar day or and then. From the moment you have admission to Ships, he needs to exist your priority until he’southward star capped.
As soon as you’re washed with Tarkin and the fighter pilot, start working on Farmboy Luke, Leia, and Storm Trooper Han as they are the last requirements for the Commander Luke event. Some people like to build them early, but until you have R2-D2 (who is also one of the all-time toons in this game), in that location isn’t any indicate in prioritizing them as he is the hardest to become and needed for the Luke event.
If the outcome is looming and you’re non using your Galactic War currency on anything that is needed, Magma trooper is a solid alternative for any of the empire spots. You can likewise grab the stormtrooper from the Cantina Battles Store, but he’s not a very skillful graphic symbol, and I wouldn’t waste resources on a character that has zero belatedly-game viability.
Post Commander Luke
If you’re finished building your Luke team or accept gotten to the indicate where you’ve nerveless all the toons I’ve suggested from a particular store and can start using those resources on someone else, I recommend building a First Order Team and a Resistance Team in that order.
The exception to this is Rey Scavenger. The moment you are done farming Sabine, get-go farming Scavenger Rey, she is also a very long farm.
A First Order team is needed for the BB-8 event. For your First Society Team, the most attainable farms are Kylo Ren, First Order Officer, and Captain Phasma. Start Order Pilot volition be a long farm through battles so get started on him as soon every bit you can.
Your fifth member, Kylo Ren (unmasked), is the most viable choice and his node also drops shards for his ship. Offset Order Trooper should also exist on your passive farming listing equally he is needed for Kylo Ren’s Shuttle, which is a decent ship.
After that, piece of work on Finn and Poe and if you lot want to circular out your resistance team, become the Resistance Trooper. Combined with Poe and Finn, these iii toons can demolish Meta teams left, and right due to their chaining stuns and exposures.
Wrapping It Up
That’due south my guide!
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For simplicity and a quick reference guide. I’m list what order to subcontract each toon based on the store below. I besides included my recommendations for mail-Commander Luke farming. If you desire details equally to why I’m picking ane toon over another, feel free to comment, and I’ll first a dialogue with y’all.
Cantina Battles Store:
Qui Gon Jinn, Ashoka Tano, Chopper, First Order Officer, Poe, Bobba Fet, Old Dhaka, Fives, Hoth Rebel Spotter… and so just buy mats.
Scavenger Rey, Fulcrum, Darth Maul, Echo, Commander Cody, Ima Gun Di…. Then mats
Storm Trooper Han (unlock), Mace Windu, Kaanan, Grand Moff Tarkin, stop Han, Leia, Admiral Ackbar, Asajj Ventress, the remainder is really upwards to you. The Sith Characters (you’ll need them for the Jedi Assault Battles) and the Rogue One characters in any order. Keep in mind that Territory Battles have Rogue one nodes, so investing in them early on is an excellent idea.
Galactic War Store:
Luminara, Biggs, unlock Zeb, Biggs, Phasma, Night Sister Initiate, the rest is upwardly to you.
Fleet Arena Store:
Vader, get seven ships to 7 stars, Chirrut Imwe, Fullcrim, Darth Maul, Fives, King the remainder is upwards to y’all.
Gild Events Store:
If you lot’re non farming Hermit Yoda…you lot are wrong! Hermit Yoda is a game-changer for the Jedi just every bit Luke is for the rebels and Rey is for the resistance, coupled with a General Kenobi or Qui Gon Jin leadership, and pretty much any other Jedi you can think of, Jedi Teams volition be making a improvement in tiptop tier arena very before long. (2019 update: This prediction came true Revan was a game-changer Jedi have dominated for most five months in the arena.)
Unlock Lando, Ezra, Old Ben, Mace Windu, Hera, Farm Boy Luke, Tie Fighter Airplane pilot Kylo Ren, Finn, Barris Offee, Jedi Knight Anakin, Aayala Secura, Count Dooku (Note: Aayala, Anakin, and Barris are insanely powerful toons, they just have long farms compared to other Jedi on my list, which is why I don’t prioritize them)
Scavenger Rey, Get-go Order Tie Airplane pilot, Showtime Society Trooper, Resistance Trooper, Jedi Knight Anakin, Fives…
Questions & Answers
Any information on SWGOH mods?
Mods are pretty self-explanatory at this indicate. The game tells you the optimum modernistic types for a character, its really just up to you to brand sure the ones you invest time in take speed upgrades.
What is RNG?
Random Number Generator. It is a gamer/developer speak for whenever a game has a programmable prize system based on luck. It’s substantially how likely an action volition result in the intended reward.
Juan D Alfonso (author)
from Portland Oregon on November xi, 2019:
The actual team needed is the Phoenix Squadron. at 7 stars. Its easier with Sabine than it is with Chopper.
on Nov ten, 2019:
I’m confused near what the actual squad you need for thrawn and pap is. Could you requite me a full listing of the toons and star levels delight? Sorry I’thou a noob. I started farming the 6 you lot wrote but and then noticed you mentioned San and ezra
on May 09, 2019:
I take sent you a private message before, but not sure if information technology reached you.
At present here I attempt over again 🙂
First of all your guide is great. Really. Helps a lot.
Unfortunately for me by the fourth dimension I found it I was too far alee in the game that some of the recommendations couldn’t be followed, fifty-fifty worse is that I wasn’t familiar enough with the game to truly understand the wisdom of some of your recommendations from the get go and I did not follow all.
Never the less I’m not around level 50 and on good track with the Jedi team building.
Being still truly noob to many of the game elements a few questions:
The guide does not describe as how far should the player become in edifice the toon functions: ABILITIES, GEAR, and most notably MODs (post level 50)
Getting seven star squad is 1 thing, but for each team member is in that location any reasonable limits and focus to abilities, gear and mods?
One matter is for sure that LEADERSHIP ability should only exist developed for the squad leader… but the balance is still a huge grind.
Secondly practise yous accept whatsoever advice for Arena Battles for the Jedi squad?
Information technology seems that every time I’thousand on “equal” terms with the enemy (level, toon ability) I lose against Phoenix teams.
(mind that I’m virtually 5* teams level 50)
It seems impossible to get into the top 200 with the team I take. Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks for because the questions.
Final but not least: for whatsoever player because following the guide: do not underestimate the recommendation to focus on the limited number of toons that are the recommended prime team. I screwed this upward and now it is impossible to complete the Galactic War as I get pitted confronting far superior teams whom I can’t beat. I guess their galactic power is far more focused than mine. Eventually I hope I tin can grow this out, but for now it’s struggle.
Juan D Alfonso (author)
from Portland Oregon on April 29:
one) Mods are super important just early on in the game you want to focus your Cantina Energy on farming disquisitional toons. Focus on them more once you have your CLS and JTR toons farmed. I’ll exist doing an update to this article soon as its a flake outdated.
two) Just apply your five daily attempts at farming her everyday. Yous should have her at 7 stars inside 7-8 weeks on average.
three) That is a really good question. There are a couple of different Metas yo tin can try. My personal favorite pics are Chirut, Baze, Han Solo (rancor farm), and Leia With all the zetas, this is a beast squad, just your looking at viii months to a yr to existence able to build that team. My alt pick in use Biggs and Wedge instead of Han and Leia. But if you dont have JTR yet, id propose CLS, R2, Leia, Thrawn and either Erstwhile Ben or ST Han. Once you lot have Full general Kenobi, he is a must accept if you dont have JTR notwithstanding.
Hope that helps.
on Apr 25:
Sorry for my bad english i am French …
I follow your Beginner’south Guide for SWGOH and i have a few questions :
1. You don’t speack about mods, do you think they are useless or just usefull for the arena team ? And if then, when do yous advise to farm them ?
2. Sabine can’t be buy anymore from the Guild store nor from the society outcome store. Does that change your advice for build the phoenix team ?
iii. Last thing : Which characters practise you lot recommend for the CLS team?
Thanks a lot for your Guide.
on February 08:
Man followed the guide pretty closely. I am meridian 5 of my arena, not F2P but not a whale (200$) or so in.
Sadly, at the time of writing this I can about certainly say I would take done a lot better starting with Phoenix Squad (with Boba/Lando/STH farms along the way). In the hereafter there might be a return to the Jedi meta with some tweaks, merely over again, at this fourth dimension there is absolutely no reason to do a Jedi kickoff unless y’all are looking for a claiming.