Current Arena Squad

A few weeks back, there was a Legendary event for Rey Jedi Training. The requirements were quite mad, you needed the following at 7 stars:

  1. Finn (No problem here)
  2. Poe Dameron (Again no problem)
  3. BB8 (Tricky, Legendary toon who requires a maxed First Order Squad to get, but I got him)
  4. Veteran Han Solo
  5. Veteran Chewbacca

Now #4 and #5 killed me, you could only farm them on Cantina nodes which required 16 energy. Long story short, I needed another week or two (at minimum with 5 refreshes daily, 700 crystals daily, ouch), so I couldn’t get RJT. And guess what, more than three-quarter of the regular top 20 in my Arena shard got her, argh.

In an earlier update on my squad recently, you could see my current arena squad. That posting is here.

But of course, that squad had a roughly 40-50% win rate against Forehead Rey and gang, so I was suffering in the arena and getting too dependent on RNG. Thanks to my shardmate unatratnag, I started using this squad:

Now this squad takes apart Forehead Rey squads, and works against all other squads too, except for maybe Nightsisters. But since there’s only one guy running Nightsisters in my shard (the resident idiot), it’s not a problem, I can just switch back to Chaze for him. Having to run this squad finally gave me the incentive I needed to max out GK. Still have to tweak his mods abit and get two more Gear XII pieces, but he’s still quite solid now. Currently working on getting DN golden, should take another week or so. Interesting thing to note is that the guy I share my Arena payout with was struggling too, and guess what he did? He copied my (Una’s) lineup.  Anyway, now I don’t have issues winning in the arena again (for now).

So special thanks to Una, you can check out his YouTube channel here. Lotsa great videos and he’s a great guy too.

Sidenote: Currently farming the Veterans with less intensity (need to farm mods as well), but I definitely will be ready when Forehead Rey comes back.

Sidenote two: I was referring to Rey Jedi Training as RJT. Friend of mine called her Rey J, I didn’t like that coz I kept on thinking of Kim Kardashian. Then another shardmate of mine referred to her as “Forehead Rey”, and I’ve been using that since.

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SWGOH: Rancor Solo

I previously posted on my Rancor Raid solo here, and after I got CLS, I’ve used different lineups. The first was this one:

Now this was an auto on “basic” setup, though I usually had to manually do P4. Was decent enough, but then I tried a new lineup:

This lineup was faster and you could go full auto, so this was a lot more efficient (compared to the 45 mins Zader days).

Anyway, after my amazing HAAT run (you can read bout it here, I decided to try the same lineup in the Rancor Raid, and here are the results:

This lineup actually gets through the Rancor Raid faster, so I’ll prob be using this from now on. Give it a try.

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SW GOH: HAAT Progress

So I’m gonna post a little update on HAAT, you can read my last update (in July) here. So a lot has changed since then, and in my previous update, my clones were used in P2, but after a while, I ran a Princess Zody lineup in P4 instead and this was my best result:

I didn’t manage to get to 12 mil like some others did, and this was bout 70% in P4. Combined with other damages, I’d get around 10-13 mil total damage. The resistance squads were getting better results, so I was slowly gearing up my resistance.

But then I tested this new squad which features 4 legendary characters, which are Commander Luke Skywalker, Grand Admiral Thrawn, BB8, a raid character, Han Solo, and an old favorite, Admiral Akbar. I saw some others posting amazing damage with this squad so I decided to give it a shot. Couldn’t try earlier though coz I needed BB8 at 7 stars, so when I finally maxed him, I tested it out. So it took me a few tries till I got the right setup. Here’s the result:

This was a solo squad for P3 AND P4. Takes bout 45 mins to do this, but it’s really satisfying. For now, no one else in my Guild has done this, so I should be topping the HAAT for a while (provided I have time to do it). This squad is seriously amazing, there’s no other squads right now that can solo 2 phases.

Wonder if there’ll ever be a solo squad for HAAT starting from P1. 

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SW GOH Squad Update

Man it’s been ages since I’ve posted a GOH update (or any update for that matter, yes, I’ve been busy), so anyway, here’s an update on my squad right now, and man, have things changed since my last update.

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So what you see above is my profile extracted from swgoh.gg, and as you can see, I do have a somewhat decent roster (with a GP of 2.369 mil, I bloody well should). Let’s have a look at my top toons:

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Looks quite good right? What you don’t see in this pic is BB8 coz he’s not geared up that high yet, though he is 7 stars. I’m a bit disappointed that I didn’t get Rey Jedi Training (or RJT for short), but what to do, you can’t get it all, I’ll wait till she comes around again in 4 or 5 months.

Anyway, this is just a quick update on the state of my squad, I’ll be posting something on the raids soon.

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SW GOH: Best Rancor Raid Drop

So I’ve decided to focus all my gear farming on Commander Luke Skywalker since I unlocked him. A lot of the guys in my Arena Shard have been using him, so my daily climb has been getting tougher lately. There was a rancor raid last night and by far, I got the best drop ever:

So why was this drop the best ever? Well look below:

Three gear slots coz of the raid rewards. I was already in the process of farming the damned stun cuffs, so even that 16 pieces I got made a diff. So now all I have to do is farm another 40 cuffs and he’ll be at Gear X and I can throw him in the arena and retire my Rex (sob sob). Not that I really wanna retire Rex, but two of the mods on him will have to be moved to CLS so that’s gonna kill his effectiveness in the arena. 

I’ve been testing a lineup of CLS lead, Leia, R2 and Chaze in GW and it’s quite good, but Leia is too squishy for Arena so I’ll leave DN in until my Han is ready. Han is gonna take me at least a month though, urgh. 

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SW GOH: CLS Unlocked

Been a while since my last GOH post (22 days, but who’s counting). It’s been quite interesting lately because CG pulled a fast one and caught everyone off-guard. We all somewhat knew that Commander Luke Skywalker (CLS) was coming, but no one knew exactly when. But the thing that shocked (and pissed off) everyone was the requirements to unlock CLS. Here they are, 7-stars required for all:

1. Luke Skywalker – a few people got annoyed, but since the flash event started 2 months ago, I made it a point to star up my Luke. Plus I wanted the 3 Zetas from the flash event, so I maxed out my Luke more than a month ago.

2. Stormtrooper Han – Not a problem for most people, cause he’s one of the first few toons you should have when you play the game. Even my alternate account has him maxed.

3. Princess Leia – again, not a problem for most, coz this is another toon you should max out (by right) in the early days.

4. R2D2 – this annoyed a few people, coz some didn’t have him maxed, and they surprised everyone by suddenly pulling the Yoda event and running the R2 event again. Again, this shouldn’t be an issue, coz if you didn’t get him or max him out the first time the event came out, then you should have started preparing the squad already. (Take note, prep your Phoenix, I’ve maxed most of them out since the Thrawn event ended).

And the final requirement:

5. Obi Wan Kenobi (Old Ben)

Yes, Obi Wan Kenobi (Old Ben). I’ll let that sink in for a while. This massively pissed EVERYONE off. Ok, well almost everyone. Apparently Old Ben was META early last year or something, so some of the older players have him. But most don’t, and even someone like me who has been playing for a year (GOH anniversary was on August 7th) did not have him unlocked, I only had 32/80 shards. So the mad farming began. My entire Cantina energy went to farming OB, 3 refreshes (100 crystals each) per day, and one lucky chromium drop (80 shards), and by the time the event started, I was bout 120 shards away from max or something. Fast forward to Sat night, and this happened:

Finally managed to unlock him. I had to add on 3 200-crystals refreshes towards the end, not that I needed it really, but I was pressured after seeing everyone unlock him. Plus he was starting to pop-up in GW and my Arena, so I had to unlock him fast. Btw, there’s a nice video of the event done by my Arena shardmate, can view it below:

I’m starting to build him up, but it’s gonna take a while. Here’s where I have him at now:

Those 3 remaining gears for IX are stun cuffs, stun guns and syringes, the killer gears. Good thing I’ve got the furnace out of the way. Hoping to get him to IX by the end of the week. CLS is quite brutal leading a rebel squad, lots of videos online. Plus he can solo the Rancor Raid (no surprise, he whacked the Rancor in the movies) and is good in HAAT P3.

So the META is gonna change now, I’ll also have to build up Han Solo soon, he works well with CLS.

The endless grind continues….

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SW GOH: Heroic Rancor Solo

If you’ve been following my posts, then you should know that my Guild has been doing Heroic Rancor since Feb, and that my Han Solo has been maxed for quite a while already. However, the Rancor raid is still important coz of the gear you get. 

Since my Han is maxed, I usually just target top 10 placing for the better gear drops, but I am capable of soloing the raid. I’ve done that with two diff squads, here’s the first:

This was done with the “traditional” Rancor solo squad. Problem with the above is that it’s tedious and even though you can auto certain portions on basic attack only, it’s pretty much manual work, and it’s long, takes close to an hour. I’ve only done this once just to prove I could solo it, but I’m prob not gonna bother again. Plus this run got a bit scary coz I lost TFP in P4. Maybe it’ll be better if my Phasma gears up.

The above was done a few days ago and I finally got my Zader team to work. This lineup still requires manual work but it’s a bit faster. Notice that Rex scores less damage on this lineup compared to the first one, so that alone shows how much faster this squad is. My GMT will prob do better once he’s geared up more. 

I’ll prob be experimenting with diff lineups somewhere down the line. Will post updates when that happens.

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