Hey everyone, I just wanted to share my post that I also made on reddit
for getting 7* Chewie.Preface
Before we get started, for those of you that are not yet aware, this event is very
difficult. Near impossible to even get 5* Chewbacca without at least half decent gear (G9 or so) and you won't stand a chance at 6* or 7* without great gear. If you are currently panic farming Bounty Hunter characters right now in hopes to be able to get him, stop now. You won't be able to get him in time for this event unless you have the gear ready to get to at least G9-10. Take your time instead and get him the next time he comes around.Squad
For all tier levels I ran zBossk (G12) lead with Boba Fett (G12), Embo (G12), Dengar (G9), and Greedo (G9). The only two which I see as being necessary are Bossk and Dengar, however, there have been reports of people who have beat it without Bossk. Bossk lead gives you the survivability necessary to survive the initial onslaught, some sustainability as well from his zeta, and a relatively easy contract that also gives more speed. Dengar is absolutely necessary because in order to have a good run, you must have Dengar gain stealth from being critted so that you can prevent R2D2 from being able to smoke screen his whole team (more on that later). On my successful tier 7 run, I killed R2 last, and I would recommend you do the same. If possible, I highly recommend using Embo since he can hit very hard and dispel buffs on his regular attack but he is not necessary. I stacked speed mod sets with pretty good overall mods but not the best either, landing around +70 to +80 additional speed. All of the enemies have very high speed so you want to get as much as you can to be able to get turns in.
Link to my characters and mods: https://swgoh.gg/squads/106274/Strategy
Besides the sheer strength of the stats possessed by the enemy, the abilities and passives also make this event extremely difficult. BH relies heavily on crits, ability block, and stuns. Chewie is immune to ability block, and guard makes it so that not only can't Han and ROLO be critted or stunned, but also so that the CD on Chewies Furious Bowcaster gets reduced every time they take damage which in turn can reset the cool down of pulverize buffing them and dispelling you. You can see how this together is a hard counter to the kit available to BH.
I touched on this just before, but in order to have a good run, you should look for a few things in your RNG. First
is that you need Dengar to gain stealth from being critically hit (most likely by Chewies Pulverize) before R2 uses Smokescreen. Dengar's unique makes it so that if he has stealth, the enemy can't gain stealth, effectively causing R2 to waste a turn and allowing you to focus on Chewie instead. Then
, in a very ideal run, you want to see that your Greedo is the one to take the stun. I got the furthest when Greedo was the one stunned because I needed my Embo to pump out damage and Bossk to get his taunt + frenzy up. My first move
was from Boba, my fastest character, who would use Execute on Chewie. My reason for this and not using DFA is because it would allow Chewie to get off another furious bowcaster/pulverize a lot quicker. Chewie was always the character I went for first.
Following that, Bossk taunt and then Embo throwing his helmet, giving Bossk another turn to use hunting party. On my best runs, by the time I got to use hunting party, Chewie had become the weakest character already, which would get me very close to completing my contract.
After Chewie is killed, it is not over just yet, but you've made it a long way. Don't let your guard down and make sure you're still playing it safe. Now that the Guard buff is down, you are able to inflict some serious damage with a lot more safety. Your next target will be ROLO since she is the weakest overall and you don't want her to get another cast of rebel barrage off. In the meantime keep Han CC'd if possible until she dies and then prioritize him as your next target. After Han goes down, its pretty safe to say that you have the event done provided you still have 3 BH alive. Finish off Lando and then finally R2. Congrats on unlocking 7* Chewbacca.Final Notes
- Remember that this event is very difficult. Don't get frustrated if you're losing, even with the gear. It took me many tries and playing around with what worked best for me.
- You don't need all G12 characters, but it certainly helps. The same goes for optimizing mods, however, I would put around what I have (maybe a bit below) to be the minimum without needing over 200 tries.
- My Greedo died quickly in almost every match. It's ok to lose him early on and if you're going to lose any of them, he is probably the best one to have die. If you have his zeta, that is less true, but the other guys are more important.
- Finally, if you don't get him this time around its okay. There will be more chances and you will get him next time now that you are ready. I was only ready to get him because I've been farming BH for a while just because I thought they were cool. Lucky me that my "wasted" farming paid off. Aim to get him to at least 5 stars this time around and then slowly keep building up your BH squad. By the next time he comes around, Embo will be completely farmable, as well as Aurra. On top of that, the changes to the Sith Raid and all raid drops will make it even easier to do the higher tiers and get better rewards.
I really hope this helps at least somebody and please don't get too frustrated. Remember, its just a game and he will be coming back again. I know it is annoying how difficult it is, but hey, at least its not another marquee. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.