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Tips for new players:
  • Unless you're into spending money, don't ever buy data packs (except the first Chromium--it guarantees you a character; you buy it with crystals).
  • Once in a great while you'll get a character from a daily pack, or shards, but 45% of the characters you get will be from the various stores in the game. You can only see 1-2 when you start (Cantina and Squad Arena), but eventually you'll see another 3 or so, and they'll keep you busy grabbing character shards. The other 45% of the characters you get will be from doing hard battles...one shard at a time.
  • At the start, you really just need to keep plugging away at what you know to do. The game is great at opening up new areas when you're about ready for them. Don't even be that concerned about which characters are the "right ones." For instance, you'll probably continue to use Clone Wars Chewbacca for a while...but you'll likely abandon him by level 60 or so in favor of other characters.
  • I do highly recommend doing nothing in the Cantina except getting GS shards (Battle 1-A). Just do it over and over again until he's 7*. I camped there until he was done and then started doing more cantina battles. You'll use him way into the end game. Do one Cantina refresh every day (100 crystals).
  • In the Squad Arena (PvP), ST Han and Leia are both great choices. Again, I'd just keep farming them until they were maxed, then move on.
  • Other than that, keep doing the Light and Dark side battles. (Refresh twice each day (50 crystals each)). Right now you can just try to get through the levels, but eventually you'll want each one three stars because you'll go back to them countless times to get specific character shards so you can get a character, or to get equipment parts to make them stronger. By the way, equipment (those green pluses) make a HUGE difference--more than anything!
  • Be sure to get through your Dailies every day. That maxes your growth.
  • It's a bit frustrating early on because you want to get a bunch of characters, but if you really focus on building a strong team, they'll open the game for you.
  • Don't hesitate to use ALL your energy every single day. And if you fight a battle a second time, use a SIM if you have it. I was so concerned early on with burning through my credits and SIMs that I hoarded them. No need to do that. They all refill the following day, and by using them you grow faster.
  • These are generally considered some of the best characters in each store, in order of general preference. If you're not sure who to get, get them in this order. But don't let the idea of getting the "best" characters rule your gameplay. It's fun to play with whoever you want and sometimes unique combinations do surprisingly well:

    Guild Shipments: Rey, Ewok Elder
    Arena Shipments: ST Han, Princess Leia, Admiral Ackbar
    Galactic War Shipments: Luminara, Captain Phasma, Teebo, Poggle the Lesser, IG-86 (Note: Luminara is best up to about level 75, then Phasma seems to shine more. Ultimately, you'll want both.)
    Cantina Shipments: Qui-Gon Jinn, Daka, Fives, Ahsoka
    Cantina Battles: Geonosian Soldier, Barriss, Count Dooku, Old Ben, Royal Guard, Jedi Consular, Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian

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Old 01-19-16, 11:46 PM   #251
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Man, that Kylo Ren is an asshole.

He's quickly becoming my #1 priority to eliminate when he's in the opposite squad. I swear he gets to attack 3-4x more than anybody else. Plus, he seems to counter attack every single time he takes damage.

I love this game, btw. It's like crack.
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15 sim's on the GS level in the Cantina and I got... ONE SHARD. Seriously game? Fuck you.
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Old 01-20-16, 04:58 PM   #256
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Geonosian Soldier.
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Old 01-20-16, 06:06 PM   #257
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Shard drops have extreme variance. I can get three in a row and then go 10 without one.

The good news is that due to nice run of arena luck, I am now 20 minutes away from Sidious and if I can get 2 Lumi shards out of six hard missions, tomorrow evening I will have her too. Poe by the end of the weekend.

This game is addicting...
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Old 01-20-16, 06:08 PM   #258
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Re: Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (iOS & Android)

How is Finn? I got him out of an eight pack.
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Old 01-20-16, 07:42 PM   #259
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How is Finn? I got him out of an eight pack.
One of, if not THE, worst premium player there is. Had you gotten Rey, well, that's another story.
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One of, if not THE, worst premium player there is. Had you gotten Rey, well, that's another story.
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Update - now rocking with Sidius. Tomorrow brings Lumi (probably). Need training droids bad. Shouldn't have trained up all those worthless players. I hope at some point they allow trade ins. I doubt it though.
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Yeah I'm not seeing reason to use him over Poe.
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Yeah I'm not seeing reason to use him over Poe.
Poe is the premier taunter.
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I spent the last day leveling my 4* Poe up and getting him geared up. I am in love with Oscar Isaac all over again.
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I spent the last day leveling my 4* Poe up and getting him geared up. I am in love with Oscar Isaac all over again.
Gear is much more important than stars with Poe due to the speed boosts.
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I spent the last day leveling my 4* Poe up and getting him geared up. I am in love with Oscar Isaac all over again.
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Got Sidious and Luminara today. Trying to get them up to speed has really slammed my reserves.
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Got Sidious and Luminara today. Trying to get them up to speed has really slammed my reserves.
Nice. I'll be getting both today too. I think I'll be okay, I've been hoarding money and training droids.
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Nice. I'll be getting both today too. I think I'll be okay, I've been hoarding money and training droids.
I really wasted alot of training droids on players I'll probably never use. They'll end up being suicide squad members for early stages of GW.
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GW is seriously bugged. I can get through the first six battles then I get hit with a super team 10 levels above me. It's beyond aggravating.
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Alright, so I spoke too soon I guess. I beat my first GW! Levels and power don't really matter - just finding the right combination and sequence of enemies. Once you have Lumi as a second healer, things just go much better.

I've found that having a taunter, damage dealer, two healers, and a sacrificial pawn is a great combination.

However, I was REALLY undewhelmed with the loot for winning GW. Just some gems, ability disks and a useless shard. Is that it? Does it get better at higher levels?
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1,200 daily gems = 15 Lumi or Phasma shards. That's not nothing! Plus achievement progression for more Vader shards.



I'm about to unlock Daka from Cantina and shard farming. Is it worth taking her beyond 4* given the rest of my team? I imagine only needing her for DS battles and occasionally GW if, for some reason, it suddenly becomes difficult. I would much rather switch my focus to getting Poe to 7*. Thoughts?
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I'm about to unlock Daka from Cantina and shard farming. Is it worth taking her beyond 4* given the rest of my team? I imagine only needing her for DS battles and occasionally GW if, for some reason, it suddenly becomes difficult. I would much rather switch my focus to getting Poe to 7*. Thoughts?
I've left my Daka at 4*. I don't find her entirely useful in GW, and she is already strong enough for the DS battles as long as you gear her up. I may return to her later, but for now my Cantina shipments are better used on Poe or Fett.
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1,200 daily gems = 15 Lumi or Phasma shards. That's not nothing! Plus achievement progression for more Vader shards.



I'm about to unlock Daka from Cantina and shard farming. Is it worth taking her beyond 4* given the rest of my team? I imagine only needing her for DS battles and occasionally GW if, for some reason, it suddenly becomes difficult. I would much rather switch my focus to getting Poe to 7*. Thoughts?
Let me ask you a question first - work on getting Lumi to 7* or unlock Phasma first? My sense is to concentrate on at least 6* both DS and Lumi as having them on my team at my level (sub-50) would pretty much rock me through everyone on arena and in GW. But I would like to have Phasma as well. What do you think?

Also, my reading of the official forums is that Poe is FAR more dependent on gear than * level. Many folks are stopping at 6* with him to focus on gearing him up. Everyone is big into gear over stars on the forum. That's the meta right now. There are even some folks with 5* characters and complete gear mopping up 7*s with lesser gear. Seems to me like the prevailing opinion is to star to 6* then gear up to max, then 7*. Calculating ROR, max gear make more difference (alot more) than 6 to 7 star bonus. However, this may exempt Lumi and DS given how powerful they are.

As for Daka, she is really a glass cannon of sorts. Great heal for a DS but zero offense so you really have her only to heal. I would probably keep her at 4* for now, gear up, then maybe refocus.

I was under some crazy impression you got alot of shards in addition to gems for completing GW. Oh well.
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