F2P player feeling a little stuck.
Currently I'm running a pretty run-of-the-mill 6* level 60 maxed gear team with Sidious leading Lumi, JC, Daka, and Dooku (okay, Dooku is only 5*). This team is good enough for me to finish between 7-20 in my server's arena on a daily basis with no crystal refreshes in that department.
In the meantime, I've been farming Phasma from GW, Fives from Cantina shipments, and Kylo from Cantina missions, with the plan of eventually rounding out a Phasma-led counter/assist team with Dooku and Daka for multi-attack and stuns. The new guys are all in the 3-5* range, max level and fully geared, abilities ranked 3-6, and getting close to prime time. I got impatient and took them out for a trial run.
Very unimpressive performance. It dawned on me that my team lacks a strong healer and relies on taking hits to thrive. I could continue leveling up my team as planned and see how they perform when fully maxed out. I've toyed with the idea of swapping out Daka for a proper healer like Lumi, but the fact of the matter is that marginally increasing that team's survivability isn't going to have a huge impact if I don't have anyone capable of providing some burst damage.
I've been farming Assajj in Arena shipments for lack of a better option, so I could throw her in with Dooku and Daka and ???? for a stun heavy assist team, or I was thinking of going full assist.
I have an unlocked 3* Tusken Raider (assist and turn meter reduction) who would be easy to farm up to 6-7 after I finish with Phasma. I also have the uber-farmable IG-86 unlocked, along with the slightly less but still impressively farmable Geonosian Solider unlocked and slightly ranked up in ability and gear (IG and GS are still at 1* unfortunately). While farming IG/GS I could also switch my Cantina shipment purchases to Poe, to finish out the squad with some more turn meter control and a modicum of protection for the glass cannons IG or GS. Then there's Greedo with multi-attack in arena shipments, but from what I've seen and read he's pretty meh. I'm also slowly but surely farming Rey (40/80 to unlock) to replace either the tank or DPS in the aforementioned build.
I could also just save those shipments for the allegedly incoming update and wait to see what new synergies and strategies it brings, but I have to farm SOMEONE in Cantina Missions so that energy doesn't go to waste.
Any thoughts/suggestions/feedback from players who have experimented, run with, or regularly faced similar squads? Unfounded opinions from those who haven't?
Poe/Lumi/remainder of IG or GS
In any of the above, Rey will hopefully replace weakest link eventually.