Combat Guide for Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
Even though the essence of Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes revolves around collecting many characters, assembling squads, and increasing the stats of your favorite teams, an essential part is still maintaining the combat effectiveness of your troops. In this sense, you will notice from very early on that it’s not enough for winning battles to unleash the strongest units and mash random buttons.
It’s true that, on many occasions, you will use the game’s auto-battle once you have enough strength to do so without the risk of losing. However, to get to this point, you must first think long and hard before committing to any move to get the most out of every turn and defeat your enemies efficiently. In this sense, there are many aspects that you’ll need to keep in mind when devising combat strategies.
However, it’s possible for newer players to feel overwhelmed due to the sheer number of options available to them from the start, especially when it comes to combat. Furthermore, there are numerous currencies to gather, many game modes that give different prizes, and many other features to unlock. Because of these reasons, it’s challenging to decide upon which tasks to complete daily, not to mention the complexity of mixing and matching units to create powerful teams.
If you want to get the most out of your units in combat, then you must consider the following tips:
There is a wide variety of characters in this game, some of which are inherently stronger than others. However, do you know which character is the weakest? A dead one.
Because of this, the heroes that can maintain and restore the health of their allies are as important as those who deal massive amounts of damage to the enemy. In Galactic Wars, above all other game modes, these healers are crucial for winning since this mode consists of a series of back-to-back battles, which don’t stop coming until you finish them all. Furthermore, the damage you take in each battle doesn’t get healed for the next, so your healers are essential for surviving in this mode.
Likely, you won’t find good healers at the beginning. Luckily, the Jedi Consular, which is the first unit you receive from the tutorial, is an excellent choice for the early game. However, his ability to heal damage depends exclusively on his max health. Consequently, as the unit has more health, he will be able to recover more damage. Because of this mechanic, try to outfit him with mods that increase his max health to boost his healing capabilities.
Block Your Opponent’s Healing Capabilities
Just like your healing is paramount for increasing your odds of success, blocking your enemy’s ability to heal is also crucial for winning in both PvE and PvP. This dependency is due to two reasons: First, the act of blocking healing, as its name implies, will prevent your enemy from restoring their health. And second, even though the AI does a decent job at fighting, it fails to consider adverse status effects when performing actions. In this sense, you can trick it into wasting a turn, trying to heal an ally who cannot be cured.
There are many characters that can inflict this condition, among which we can find Anakin Skywalker, IG-88, and Kylo Ren, among others.
Unlock Characters of Every Class
In past guides, we’ve mentioned how it’s essential to focus on your main 5-man squad. This applies to the vast majority of the game. However, certain modes limit your options of classes that you can use. Due to this limitation, we recommend trying to unlock at least five characters of every class. In other words, 5 DPS, 5 Healers, and 5 Tanks.
By unlocking these characters, not only are you increasing your adaptability to most situations, but you’re also ensuring that you’re always prepared for the challenges and arbitrary restrictions imposed by the game.
Save Up for the Chromium Megapack
Our last bit of advice when it comes to creating excellent teams is to always shop smart in the store.
The store only takes crystals as currency when performing transactions. These crystals are, by far, the most challenging type of currency to gather in the game. Free players can only receive daily crystals according to their rank in the arena, as rewards for the first-time completion of any stage, or by completing the daily Galactic Wars. Regardless of the method that you choose for farming this currency, there’s a high chance that you won’t get it as fast as you want.
The snail’s pace at which crystals are gathered can drive some players to invest real money in this game. However, it’s very much possible to receive good returns on your investment and assemble dominant teams, without spending a single dime on microtransactions. To achieve this, you must first gather enough crystals and then spend them wisely in the store.
The Megachromium Pack is, without a doubt, the best item you can purchase on the store. Some players opt for spending their crystals as soon as they can get enough to buy small prizes, but buying character shards or training droids is just a waste of money since these can be found in many places for free. On the other hand, the Megapack is very expensive but grants you a myriad of prizes: From entire characters to many, many shards, as well as many other prizes.
By following the tips in this guide, you can create teams that can surpass any and every challenge that the game throws at you. Furthermore, you will also master one of the most effective tactics for winning in this game, which is borderline AI exploitation: blocking the enemy’s healing. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to face and win against any enemy.