Newbie(ish) Player asking for help! Potential Rancor Solo

I am working towards a team that could solo the heroic rancor raid. The easiest one to obtain for me (that also seems to be the most viable?) would be Vader, Tarkin, Teebo, TFP, Darth Sidious. Is the Zeta on Vader necessary? (I literally cannot put one on him). This team composition (on swgoh.gg) has Jyn instead of Teebo (but Teebo is much easier to obtain). Can I substitute?
Preemptive thanks to anyone who can help me out!
Extra: what gear level would the characters need to be at?

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  • The Zeta on Vader is practically mandatory because that is what gives Empire/Sith Turn Meter Reduction. Jyn is a lot better than Teebo and would probably let you Auto the entire raid easier.
  • Vader has a 25% empire/sith turn meter reduction without the zeta already though. I know the 50% chance would be better, but is it really necessary?
    Jyn will certainly take me a long time.. Can Phasma substitute (she's already almost at 7*)??
  • Hairmonie wrote: »
    Vader has a 25% empire/sith turn meter reduction without the zeta already though. I know the 50% chance would be better, but is it really necessary?

    That depends on your team and how good the characters are - for instance, if you have excellent mods, you probably can do without zeta.

    You have to try and see for yourself. If your team is violently murdered on your first attempt, then maybe a Zeta is needed.
    Hairmonie wrote: »
    Jyn will certainly take me a long time.. Can Phasma substitute (she's already almost at 7*)??

    Jyn>Teebo>>Phasma.


    Also, I can't help but think that Darth Sidious brings really little to the table. He has some DoT and some Exposes, but I don't know if that'd be enough for me.
  • Vendi1983
    2841 posts Member
    edited February 10
    It also removes double the turn meter with the zeta. 25% chance to remove 10% becomes 50% to remove 20%. Makes a massive difference.

    A fast Jyn is phenomenal on that team. Omega her AoE and her Truncheon Strike. She steals TM for herself every second turn and can pass Vader advantage for guaranteed critical on culling blade, or TFP to guarantee Tenacity Down.

    Vader's lead zeta is also awesome in DSTB as well. It's not as useless as people make it out to be.

    Sidious removes TM under zVader lead, and he's inherently fast, so that's a bonus. He also inflicts DoTs which can't go away under zVader. Boosts culling blade even further.
  • Actually Sidious isn't that great in this scenario compared to other Sith/Empire because he lands Expose, which counts as another hit, which then triggers more TM gain for the Rancor.
  • Waqui
    4815 posts Member
    Without the zeta on Vader's lead, you may want to consider using Phasma instead of Sidious. Her synergy with TFP (guaranteed crit / tenacity down) and Teebo (grants 40% TM when needed to get ahead of the Rancor or when stealth is lost) is great.
    However, under zAder lead, you would benefit more from using empire/sith.
    (Make Phasma slow to not grant too much TM to the boss)
  • I was in your position, trying to do solo with what I had and didn’t want to put zeta on vader just to solo rancor.
    I also didn’t want to farm something I didn’t need.

    I did it with vader, tarkin, thrawn, fo officer and executioner.
    G12, g12, g12, g10, g9
    No zetas.

    Without tfp, vaders debuffs were not really sticking well.

    Went smoothly, a combination of manual and auto.

    @Vendi1983

    Suggested, kru , officer and executioner
    I will try that tonight, will add thrawn and tarkin.

    Not sure if you have any first order characters.
  • Vader tarkin magmatrooper thrawn tfp can do it with no zetas. A zeta on ebb and flow can help if you don't want the leadership.

    Remember the better your mods the easier things are in composition and gear.
  • Hairmonie
    3 posts Member
    edited February 12
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  • Thanks for everyone's help! Seems that I'm still far away from a team without the zeta or Jyn. I guess I'll just have to see what can work. Maybe Vader (no zeta), Tarkin, Sidious or Palps, Thrawn , TFP. (once I complete the Pheonix team).
    Huatimus wrote: »
    Actually Sidious isn't that great in this scenario compared to other Sith/Empire because he lands Expose, which counts as another hit, which then triggers more TM gain for the Rancor.
    --->Would Palpatine work better than Sidious?
  • In this particular scenario sure.
  • Depends who has better mods and gear. Once they're fast it won't matter which you run.
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