I've been farming to get R2D2 for two weeks now ever since I learned the event was coming at the end of this month. I now have 6 5 star empire characters and they are all at least at gear level 6. I just don't know how much I need to power them up.
Out of Royal Guard, TIE Fighter Pilot, Stormtrooper and Magma who do I leave out of my squad?
Is Vader lead or Tarkin lead better for my early unlock empire squad?
Do I need to buy any more mods and if so which ones? (I will move mods from Nihilus, Sidious and Unmasked for the event fights)
Now for character upgrading
I have Vader as my strongest character, kind of hoping he will carry my other ones through the fight, he's at Gear 8 5/6 pieces right now and 7.2k power
My Tarkin is at 4707 power right now, I just need a Mk 3 SienarHP to get him to Gear 7, will he be able to survive at Gear 7? Or should I try to get him to Gear 8 as well? Also if I go with Tarkin Lead, I'm assuming I'd need to get it to Level 6 so it gives 26 speed?
For Royal Guard, 3756 power atm, I'm planning on leveling all his abilities to 5 so that the basic has 80% stun chance and to reduce the cooldown of team defence up. I want to make him super tanky but I need Mk 3 SienarHP, Mk4 Soropad and Mk6 Bio Implant just to get him to gear 7, and I can't farm Mk6 Bio Implant yet, So I guess I'll be advancing to Dark Side 5 - L tomorrow.
I don't really like TIE Pilot tbh but he has buff immunity which I'm hoping will mess up R2's smoke screen, Will he be able to dish out enough damage at Gear 7? (3760 power right now) and what potency percentage should I get him to (or mod him to?)
For Stormtrooper (4k power atm) I am planning on getting him the two Mk 4 Soropads he needs for G7 because He'll be the first to taunt and I also want to make him really tanky. How much total health and protection does he need to survive?
I'm not sure about using magmatrooper either but he removes turn meter and gives stormtrooper tenacity and because it's so easy for me to get galactic war gems, I brought him to 5 stars and 3.9k power. Haven't really thought about him too much though.
My plans for the Tier 4 and 5 fights at this stage are (I expect 1, 2 and 3 to be simple)
Move the receiver on Nihilus and the Multiplexer on Sidious to Vader. +44 Speed Right There. If I use Tarkin Lead, +21 or 26 more. Because I have Vader's unique at Level 6, with 4 empire allys, that should be +28 speed. More with rebel enemies. With that much speed, I'm hoping to be using culling blade left and right, I don't know if that will actually be the case or whether he will just get ability blocked by some enemy.
Thanks for helping in advance.