This forum speaks a lot about high crit and damage characters and not so much about Tanks....
I have chewie at 4* - gear 5, and Plo koon at 3* - gear 4, and these seem to be extremely useful with consular and if i pick another hero healer for leveling... Sometimes only used these 3 and left out Jawa(3*)and Resitance trooper(2*) fx.(4-L) so i could get a 3 star win, the last 2 just cant take any damage, dies quickly and gives me a 1 star win..
Chewie and PLO also do well in Arena, with talia and consular, no prob beeing in top 50/100 and beating higher power opponents..
I am level 39 and will soon start GW ... How do tanks do here???, what characters should i persued before going here??.. I am asking because i am about to make a choice in Cantina shard...thinking about "Fives" ... But that would be my 3rd Tank .. Am i gonna have my a.. Kicked in GW??
My team is this:
Resistance trooper 2*
IG 86 2*
= all in end 30'level and 3-5 gear
nightsister inititive 1*
Royal Guard 1*
=start 30, lebel and max 2-3 gear..
Snow trooper 1* - level 27
Clone trooper 1* -level 17 ( not used much)
And Ewok 1* level 1 ...never used
I am 20 shard away from SID in arena...
Any thoughts.. Advice ?
5s is a really good tank, and is able to keep 2 targets slowed for the whole fight. I am working him up slowly, along with han because i have some plans for team synergy way in the future. I only work on these guys when all of my primaries are hitting a further development wall. In both cases, their tank capabilities are simply a bonus, as it is their skill unlocked abilities im after.
That's pretty much what I use. Then when I borrow an ally if it's a healer I'll swap one of my healer's for another attacker.
I made it to 40 today and won 8 matches in GW before i was trashed by a level 44 and simply did not have more durable characters to fight with...(i know about retreat and all :-)
Need to level up more char so i dont only have 5-6 durable ones...had to fight with my ewok who made a 3 damage hit the only time he had a shot
Its a kind of hard choice... Its pretty good to have like 5 chars you really work on..gives you succes in arena... But its just too few to battle with when youvare level 40 and going in GW
It was Chewbacca, lvl 45 4* VI at 1/4 health, level 2 Coruscant Underworld Police and a level 1 Geonosian Soldier Vs Boba Fett at full health.
He gets really boring but he's just so darn dependable.
Edit: Once i took chewie off my arena team I went from 200s to 100s and im about to break sub 100s easily
I think we overrate PVP though - much of the game is outside of PVP and you can make improvements on your PVP team by being strong at the other content areas. GW for example gives you tons of credits, which can be used to build your PVP team. Also, gives you tokens to farm good PVP toons like Lumi.
I still use Chewy in my GW first team - put in a healer heavy squad along with Barriss and JC. So I have a gear 7 Vader (who's in my PVP team), a gear 7 5* Maul, and a 5* gear 7 Ahsoka on the bench among other solid toons for GW. So far I'm 12/13 getting through GW and I'm at level 56 as of today. My Chewy is 5* and just gear 6. I haven't even lost a toon in GW the last 3-4 attempts. Ahsoka, Maul, and Vader are all better PVP toons and I've used them there as they deal more damage and that's key with the timer, but GW is a different animal with no timer and a gauntlet of battles against a wide variety of opponents. I try to have a team that gives me as much tactical choices as possible that I can use when needed. Now, this ends up making some of the battles slow, but it reduces the variance of my squad's performance and allows me to adjust.
Another great taunting player is Han - more offensive than Chewy as he gives turn meter to the team when attacked - it's sneaky deadly. I'm just a fan of taunt in general on your team -esp in GW or PVE - because you never know when you will have a key team member near death that would severely weaken your squad that could use some protection until it can be healed by another ally...and you never know when or against what team that moment may come when RNG just says...I'm going to pound / stun your best toon off the screen.
Taunt in PVP is just a less valuable skill because taunt is a more defensive tactic that can generally result in a battle taking longer...and with a 5 minute timer in PVP you can't afford to delay and give up a turn for a defensive tactic.
Yeah, this is the truth... I decided to finally crack LS 5 now that I'm L44 and the Jawa is squishie enough he's costing me stars before I can get Chewie's taunt up to protect him. Bad RNG that the Jawa was targeted, I guess.
That said, in LS 5-B, the stuff hits so hard, even when I got Chewie's Taunt up in time, he went from full to dead under the barrage of the attackers. They hit that hard. My Chewie is 5*/Tier V/L43.
As you get farther along and don't out-level the content by a huge margin, it seems controlling the opponent turn meters becomes much more important, which is something characters like Teebo (up to 75% turn meter) and the Clone Sgt (AoE 30% turn meter) can help with.
May the Force be with you.
I only have Royal Guard (1*..soon 2*...not much when you are level 40) and spend my cantina on "Fives" instead of Boba...proberly a mistake...
But leveling dark side above 4 without any Tank.. Is that a prob? Seems to me my biggest prob is missing this type with taunt...and of course a healer
Any of you have something to share here...
Royal Guard passive ability has a +25% chance to Taunt when any ally reaches 30% HP if you upgrade it to Level 3: http://www.swgohcantina.com/royal-guard/
May the Force be with you.
once I get consular and talia to 5* each, chewie is next to go to 6* and eventually 7* alongside 5's.
he's not as bad as some say. yeah he's a brown lump but he does his job well.
I just fought an opponent that used royal guard at level 54. That ability kicked in a couple times, but it was more of a nuisance than a battle changer. I think that's the problem with tanks in general. I run Qui-gon and he has the ability to remove taunts with his second special attack. Ventress should be able to do this too.
add in windu. those buff removal skills are so annoying haha
May the Force be with you.
That said, I have yet to find the time to delve into the numbers of characters to determine mathematically which characters are superior to others, so the only thing I can say is what is already echoed above: use whatever works for you. My team needs Chewie to draw attention from my (as of yet) weak healers and he does a good job of healing himself up afterwards. I look forward to the day where Chewie is made obsolete by Timmy's effectiveness, but as of yet I'm the only player actively rocking the little Ewok.
I have to get more tanks anyway because I haven't been RNG blessed with any and can't clear the second level of the tank challenge with just two tanks. Stupid shatterpoint.