Ok, so I've just failed GW for 2 days in a row. By that, I mean all my tools are all dead. Twice in a row.. I'm only level 47, and it's putting me up against level 57 teams, that are 5-6 star.. what's up with this stupid matchmaking? Any ideas for tomorrow? Or should I just put this game away, if I get 7 battles in GW and fail?
Reading other people's GW team setup, it sounds like I have a long ways to go, but not being able to farm GW is putting a huge crimp into my progression.
Try to eliminate the tank first with no healing debuffs and big attacks. That's round one. Round two should be focused on the lowest HP except Dooku. Always save him for last.
Who's on your team--maybe I can help?
Sid - 4*
IG-86 - 4*
JC - 4*
Daka - 4*
Jawa 4* or Cad Bane 3*, I haven't quite decided who is better.. Cad's stun or Jawa's damage. He actually seems to pair well.
I also have Chewie and Talia, but they are only 3* still.
I was doing quite good in GW for the last 4-5 days, since I was able to do them, but these last 2 days have really been bad..
My strat normally goes like this: take out JC first, he normally is one now the lowest HP characters, plus that gets rid of his heals. Then I normally go for the next lowest hp, sometimes focusing the stuns on the top guy, or whichever one does special damage like armor pen buffs.
But that's not the problem I'm having lately; it's the much higher level enemies I'm encountering. Like today: enemies that are 10, I repeat TEN levels higher than me. How do you fight that? Their aoe pretty much kills me in one go around.
It was probably the easiest teams I've ever fought relatively I'm lev 69 and teams were 64 or 65 at maximum tonight . Usually I fight around my level at hardest, never seen one 2+ levels higher, I have 5 7* full gear characters.
Tldr, no idea how gw teams are matched, my #1 arena doesn't appear to get me harder gw teams relative.
Knowing to not expect to win has made it easier to accept defeat.
Here is a guide that discusses which target to kill first. Your JC is a great asset in GW. Not sure if you have luminara yet, but she is also a great one to use.
Also don't get discouraged. GW is the hardest part of the game. That's why there is so much discussion about strategy to beat it. As your characters develop in level, gear, and stars, you will be able to do a little better each time.
Then when you are able to complete the whole thing it will be a great accomplishment.
Keep at it!
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I also find GW to be where I learn the most about my toons. E.I. Which leader to use (Sid or Phasma), which attacks to do first (AoE or single hit), and I actually enjoy the puzzle of putting in fodder to weaken your opponents and get them to waste their special attacks.
It's meant to be hard but use it as an opportunity to learn more about your team and it should feel rewarding to clear GW after beating teams that are 10+ levels than you.
Go to work on payday and let everyone else get paid except you. That's why people are complaining. For the most part the people that keep on about how easy it is are the same ones who have all the cool high level toons. Some of us who can't afford to spend a thousand dollars want to play too. We are left behind even further when we can only get one GW shipment a day. Mind you I'm not complaining, I was seriously trying to answer your wondering. I managed to win one before I hit 50 and can't even get close now. By the middle I'm fighting squads that are synergized and much higher in level pretty much every day. I get teams with Sid and dooku and Phasma etc and I usually lose someone I need before I ever get a turn. Then people offer stupid advice like use so and so like I have 7* good toons on the bench lol. I agree it shouldn't be a cake walk but it should be reasonable for everyone and not just big pockets.
So the RNG is set before the fight even begins it seems to me. How else could this happen?
Oh and to make it more fun I got to fight a team with a 7* Sid and a 6* dooku and a 6* Phasma. All 3 were around lvl 60 and my highest to on is 4* lvl 47 lol. Thanks matchmakers.
I am level 61 and already saw level 66 by my 4th battle.
The difference? I think because yesterday I was able to get #1 in Arena at the deadline for the first time. I had been consistently top 3-5 the previous days but maybe getting #1 caused the difficulty to intensify.
I use lumi as leader in GW. Raise his leader skill to 4, and you get a passive heal which is good in GW
Phasma 5* g7 (lead)
Dooku 4* g7
Lumi 6* g7
JC 5* g7
Sid 6* g7
I occasionally swap in 4* Daka for extra heal or stuns
If I come across a really high team then a scrub round usually eats their specials
I've won every GW since the change
Atm I am only gearing and leveling those 6 and have kept everyone else low on the assumtion total power contributes the GW opponent matching.
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