The current endgame is level 60 so all discussions will revolve around that. It's the same questions over and over on these boards. Usually you get 20 different answers mostly from people in there 40's who haven't even reached endgame and they just regurgitate what they "heard". So continue reading to get advice from someone who is at endgame, has sniped #1 at reset everyday since the launch of the game & spent a lot of $$$ unlocking and gearing up around 80% of available character unlocks. I've tried many different combinations and I will share with you what I have learned. Let's begin.
Can I ever compete with big spenders in arena?
Short answer no. Regardless what people say on these forums some Chrono Card only characters are head & shoulders above any available unlocks. The good news is most are stuck at 4* so it balances out as of right now the farmable characters are hitting 6-7* so low or not at all spenders are able to compete. But there are some big spenders who have chrono only toons at 7 star. Once they reach 60 unless you're a big spender too....you won't win. But that is a very small %. So long answer yes you can compete as a low spender. You just won't be the best. Fair enough.
Who do I unlock first in Arena Shipments?
As someone who has almost all the arena shipment toons unlocked, semi geared and played I can tell you with no doubt Darth Sidious is by far your best option. It's not even close. None of the other characters have as much usefulness. If you try to break into the top tier of arena without Sidious as a low spender I can tell you quickly you won't. Without his heal immunity you will find yourself getting frustrated wasting a whole turn focus firing one toon just for Luminara or Consular to heal all your damage. And good luck killing healers without heal immunity. He is durable, does great damage at 7* and his leadership skill is a shining star when you build crit reliant teams. And crit reliant teams are the strongest teams currently at endgame. Make sense?
Who do I unlock first from Cantina shipments?
Again I have most if not all the toons unlocked from cantina shipments. For endgame PvP there IS NOT a better option than Boba Fett. People complain that he doesn't do a lot of damage and that's true he is no Lando. But guess what? None of the other cantina shipment toons do either. But they don't have an AOE ability block. They dont have a self rez ability aside from Old Daka. But she is basically a free kill currently at endgame. Offensive attackers will target her first everytime. And if they have a solid team will make it 4 vs 5 by the second turn as Old Daka drops like a sack of potatoes. I compete against big hitters at the top and in almost every situation Boba is always left standing and many times has won me the match as the last person left on my team. Seven star him. You won't regret it.
Who should I unlock first from GW shipments?
Luminara. She was a gift from the developers. Powerful attacker with ability block, clutch party heal and she has a special that can crit 5k. Any questions?
What is the best meta to reach the top tiers
I've tried most of them. 4 healers & a DPS. Jedi counter team , 3 healers & 2 DPS, 5 DPS etc etc. The best balance I have found is 3 DPS 1 healer, 1 attacker/healer (Luminara). If you go to healer heavy the DPS teams will roll you because they will pick one healer at a time to FF slowly dwindling your numbers down till your dead. You won't be able to stop them as you won't have the DPS to lower there numbers so every turn 5 DPS are pounding your healers. If you go full DPS team you will struggle with 3 DPS/ 2 healer teams because there DPS will FF one of your toons down while the healers will keep there DPS alive long enough to dwindle your team down. The full Jedi counter team is the best there is if you have them all 7* and your opponent is dumb enough to throw an AOE with all 5 jedi still alive. If they are not all 7 star they are easy to counter by FF one target down at a time. Once they are down to three you can start unloading your AOE's and mopping up the rest. I have fought a full 7* counter team and I can say I don't see it being beat at the moment. But a 4* counter team is manageable consistently with a 3 dps/2 healer team. So in conclusion 3 DPS 1 healer, 1 healer/attacker in my opinion is the best balanced team at the moment.
What are the best characters to have in an endgame arena team?
I honestly don't know. There are so many combinations of characters there isn't a right answer. That's the fun of the game. You build a team of your design stick them in arena and see if they sink or swim. My personal favorite are AOE heavy teams as I am a min/max type of player. Would I rather have one toon that hits one character for 4k or a toon that can hit 5 characters for 3k. Compound 3 AOE characters together and they can disable a team in just the first turn. Personally I would only do a 3 aoe team if one of them is Lando. I say this from experience...Lando is the biggest damage dealer in the game. There isn't a close second. He can drop 15k+ damage in one turn. Any questions?
Feel free to use this thread to ask any and all questions and I or other endgame players will answer as quickly as possible. Do not listen to lower levels advice as they may be able to answer some questions..... without actually competing at the higher levels they can't give you an experienced answer. And when it takes weeks to unlock some characters the wrong choice because you took someones opinion as advice gets frustrating fast. So I and I am sure other endgame players will do our best to help you!!