I'm asking for a friend, but I'm sort of his main advisor and feel some responsibility to lead him right. (He doesn't have an swgoh.gg account yet.)
So a friend of mine just hit level 82, and he got Thrawn and the Palpatine a couple weeks ago. Of course, he's been maining Phoenix in arena, but they're going down fast. His roster is pretty thin since he was making bee line for Thrawn. So with what he's got, I've suggested that he works toward an Empire team, since the most powerful toons he has now are 7* g9 EP and Thrawn. He can add a 7* g8 Tarkin/TFP, a 6* g8 Vader, and a 7* g9 KRU as stand-in tank. (Besides Phoenix, his other 7* toons are Boba, Phasma, Biggs, and Starck.)
Here's my conundrum: While this is clearly the most powerful team he can put together at the moment, I know that the second that Bastilas on his shard start getting zetes, his EP team is going down in flames.
Have I steered him wrong? Should I be steering him toward Bastila instead (which he has a 3*), ignoring that his best toons are Empire? Or dowe just make the best with Empire while we can as a he continues farming for CLS?