I am level 72 on my main account and started with Phoenix squad. Now I am having a very hard time staying just in the top 500. My toons are all level 70, gear 7 with most of their special abilities at 7 and star levels of 6-7. I'm trying to do a better start this time around to see if I can make it higher in the arena and do better overall in general.
I also want to try and play with a different team as I am a little bored with Phoenix squad. I am not particularly interested in Thrawn (I already have him on the other account) or EP, and if needed, could get them down the road.
Any suggestions on what I should pursue? Also, I am F2P.
I am thinking of using either scoundrels or first order as my starting team this time around, but I would be open to any suggestions other than phoenix.
I am also open to any tips, tricks, suggestions or anything that I can do to make my gameplay better overall. I'd also consider phoenix if that is the ONLY viable option early game, but I'd like to explore other options if possible.