Proving Grounds: Ben Swolo

KDC99X
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Hey everyone,

I got an early crack at PG due to the + Pass, and wanted to go ahead and share what I learned on the Ben Swolo mission.

First, it definitely felt a little easier, to me, than the previous ones. I think a wider range of teams will be able to complete this one.

My first attempt was 501st, which I tried twice and failed both times, but I think that higher relics than mine (R5 GAS and R3 Clones), would be able to do it fairly easily. Probably around R7/8, and decent speed.

It seems like Ben doesn't have his full omicrons turned on: wasn't able to kill Rey with his present, but he didn't revive. So that's nice.

The main difficulty, is the event modifier. You gain 1 stack of "Unstable Energy" (or w/e it's called) when gaining a buff, and lose 3 at the end of your turn. Hitting 0 or 30 stacks, will incur 85 % max health AND 100% max protection damage on that character. The nice thing is that this can work against the enemy squad as well, so as long as you can survive and stay within those parameters, a lot of the enemy units will just blow themselves up.

They also can gain a lot of TM, so shock or daze to slow them down is helpful.

I played around with some SK comps next, but that didn't really go anywhere. I ended up just using SEE with Malak, Malgus, Sion, and Shorty, and got the job done. Only one star of course because it's SEE but it wasn't bad.

I thought Jedi might work well to pass around a lot of buffs and manage the event buff, but I didn't test that. Maybe I will on this next go round.

Update with your own strategies here!

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    If Swolo didn’t revive when you ran GAS lead, that’s down to GAS’s kit rather than any lack of omis on Swolo.
  • KDC99X
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    That's a good point Darjelo, the second time I took him out I used SEE ult, I don't think I took him out on any of my other attempts with other teams. So I could definitely be wrong on that, I'm not as familiar with Ben's kit, so I wasn't sure if his revive could be prevented by GAS or not.
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    I managed to hit 3* with JMK, CAT, AT, GK and GAS. I know it’s not a team a lot will have, but was never in doubt for 3*, so if you have it it should work for you. Key was to hit Rey with a healing immunity when they dropped below 50% health and then could drop the instakill on Ben. Super easy from there. I don’t think Bens omi is active as nobody ever revived in my battle.

    Hope that helps someone else.
    Account started June 2020. 100% FTP. 8.2m GP. JMK, JML, SLKR, and SEE. Exe and Levi. Ally code 117-269-921. Swgoh.gg
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    I easily won with JML, JKL, Hermit Yoda, GAS and Jedi Knight Revan. Take out Finn and then work down Ben Solo. Once he is out, you can eliminate Rey. Then the rest is history.
  • Wed_Santa
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    3 star first time Jabba and Hutt cartel. Thanks CG for giving us a bit of an easier time with this PG
  • AlexanderG
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    JMK, GAS, CAT, GK , Padme.

    1 and done.
  • Options
    JML, JKL both at R7, JKL, hermit Yoda, old ben at R5 cleared it for me
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    JMK, CAT, ahsoka, GAS, and GK got 2 stars for me- GK’s taunt kinda hosed me for that third star.
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    SKLR standard team for the win. Much easier with this squad than the interceptor and Malgus tiers. But i would imagine much more difficult for other team comps.
  • Screerider
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    This is my first Proving Grounds, which nicely also indicates when Conquest died for me.

    Anyhow, how do the refreshes work? Is it 2200 for just one extra refresh, or 2200 per a number of refreshes (like Capital Ship events let you refresh 19 times at 999 per refresh)?
  • Hortus
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    KDC99X wrote: »
    Hey everyone,

    First, it definitely felt a little easier, to me, than the previous ones.

    Update with your own strategies here!

    "Little" easier? It can be done with standard SLKR setup with eyes closed, much-much easier than Arena fights vs Rey-Ben setups, and nowhere near previous two PGs. Looks like it can be done with any sane GL setup without any problems. The only question is "which non-GL teams can beat it".
  • Grimsie
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    +1 for Jabba smashing it NP!
  • KDC99X
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    I was hesitant to oversell without more points of feedback. Sounds like overall everyone is having a similar experience regarding difficulty level — awesome!! B)
    Hortus wrote: »
    KDC99X wrote: »
    Hey everyone,

    First, it definitely felt a little easier, to me, than the previous ones.

    Update with your own strategies here!

    "Little" easier? It can be done with standard SLKR setup with eyes closed, much-much easier than Arena fights vs Rey-Ben setups, and nowhere near previous two PGs. Looks like it can be done with any sane GL setup without any problems. The only question is "which non-GL teams can beat it".

  • KDC99X
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    Like Darjelo said, that could just be from GAS. Maybe someone who does it with a non-GAS team can comment on whether Ben’s reviving or not!
    I managed to hit 3* with JMK, CAT, AT, GK and GAS. I know it’s not a team a lot will have, but was never in doubt for 3*, so if you have it it should work for you. Key was to hit Rey with a healing immunity when they dropped below 50% health and then could drop the instakill on Ben. Super easy from there. I don’t think Bens omi is active as nobody ever revived in my battle.

    Hope that helps someone else.

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    My SEE lead Sith Empire beat it pretty easily, though I couldn’t get the 3-star.
  • Gawejn
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    Rey with zorri cal kestis jtr and bariss 3 star, very easy comparing to Malgus tier.
    I also had a lot of luck and made 3stars on malgus. Rey zorri cal jtr and dash rendar. Nithgmare is over.
  • twstdbydsn
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    I was glad this one was easier. Only 2*d it on auto but that was fine since I was spending all my time on the Interceptor one. Only 2 left to go on that it's over.
  • Screerider
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    Screerider wrote: »
    Anyhow, how do the refreshes work? Is it 2200 for just one extra refresh, or 2200 per a number of refreshes (like Capital Ship events let you refresh 19 times at 999 per refresh)?
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  • Nagz
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    edited July 2023
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    Got 2* with GAS 501st after a few tries.

    Edit:
    R7 GS, 5s & ARC + R5 Rex & Echo
    No GLs needed, just dumb repetition and not getting "lol dazed"
  • Ryche
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    I easily won with JML, JKL, Hermit Yoda, GAS and Jedi Knight Revan. Take out Finn and then work down Ben Solo. Once he is out, you can eliminate Rey. Then the rest is history.
    3 starred easily with this strat and lineup.

  • LordDirt
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    Why wasn't Cobb Vanth shards a reward for the Krayt Dragon raid? Why wasn't Endor Gear Luke shards a reward for the Speeder Bike raid?
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