Hi I'm a newer player, not one of the "soft launch God's" that currently reside in this forum, but I have managed to clear all but one of my galactic wars. I've been playing for like 2 weeks now but I'm no stranger to turn based rpg's is all I'm saying. And most of this game or any game is common sense (for the most part)
But I digress today at like 89% into level 49 I ran into my first 60 epic team. I've faced difficult teams before but this was my first.
I decided to record some footage of how I went about handling the team but too much editing, so instead I have some nice screenshots from the videos and I plan to explain the best I can, if you want to add to anything or correct anything please speak up. But this post is for those future level 40 players.
First thing is first.
retreating is resetting the fight but all of the characters keep their same hp you left the fight with and have all buffs/debuffs removed.(so if that old Ben starts his Jedi mind tricks you can just retreat return to battle and you're clear and free to use abilities) ⊙⊙ ~added note~ if you kill the opposition's leader and retreat. The remaining members will no longer benifit from their leader skill.⊙⊙
2. Force Closing-
if you wanted to completely reset the fight. You could just force close the game and it would be like the fight never happened.(this is particularly good when things don't go as well as planned or someone important to your team happens to die).
^^ "(ok dooku, we've been doing this for 20 mins, if you miss we both know you die before I can pull you out. now all you have to do is not get dodged by that dathcha and we can retreat)".
she should be the only thing coming out of your galactic shipments as she is the best f2p character you can get to 7*s easily. None of the other options can compare.
4. Galactic Strategies
using numbers 1 & 2 Requires some thought, stretegic prowess, and a good amount of character bodies to throw at these higher teams. What I mean by that last part is, have some spare characters come in and take the special abilities,(I wouldn't start with less than three characters and risk the AI basic attacking everyone). I always leave Barriss/chewy to be left up last to recuperate ability cooldowns and health this works with any high health opposing character with low damage output and no counter attack mechanic.
"their ability aoe's are off cool down and I don't have a heal for 3 turns. time to Retreat and put 3 characters I don't care for to soak up the damage".
sometimes it's absolutely necessary to let someone go before their time if you come across a considerably higher level team.
"(talia..Luke listen. This was the plan all along, we need you guys to take one for the team so we can finish this Vader)"
"take that! Now let's get out of here"
In closing, sometimes you are unlucky and will get multiple teams that will make it hard to actually finish the rest of the GW. Get as far as you can continue gearing and starring your characters and try again TOMORROW.
all that for a guard shard.... Good grief.How and when to retreat-**Updated 12-16-2015**
Right now I am still in the beginning of my GW and haven't progressed far, there are many different situations when you will need to retreat, you will need to figure out when on your own, because every situation will not be the same and practice makes perfect. but I will show you how though. In this case I'm trying to wipe this whole team out and leave the chewy alive so I can get my abilities back in time for the next battle so you press the gear icon on the top left corner it will look like this.
"ok the chewy taunted me off his team, time to retreat, and comeback like nothing happened"
After retreating, you can swap characters in and out of your starting 5 line-up according to what you need at that moment (think of yourself as a sports coach and you call the plays, time-outs, and formations)
"ok from here I'll just put a bunch of characters that can AOE them down"
"look at that the taunt is no longer up and I can continue clearing his team. AND the map changed that's pretty cool. :-)