Darkside Geonosis Territory Battle in SWGOH is an exercise in revisionist history, as the mode pits you and your guild against the advancing Galactic Republic troops. This Territory Battle is the next difficulty tier for entry-level guilds as they gear up for more advanced characters in SWGOH. Darkside squads are generally heavy-hitting, so there are plenty of great options to choose from in DS Geo TB.
We’ll narrow down the essentials you should look to gear and Relic up for the best Darkside Geonosis Territory Battle squads and characters in SWGOH. Unlike the Lightside counterpart, there’s a lot of flexibility in DS Geo TB.
Galactic Legends | Supreme Leader Kylo Ren, Sith Eternal Emperor, and Lord Vader
Galactic Legends were brought to SWGOH to be the cheat code to most game modes. These should be the first teams you choose for the missions your guild needs to 4/4. Lord Vader hasn’t been out long enough, but his kit looks geared to auto through to 4/4 victories. Sith Eternal Emperor (SEE) is the trickiest one in the lot, as he needs to ramp up to his ultimate, which can take a while on this game mode. SEE is a viable GL for DS Geo TB nonetheless, especially when paired up with Wat Tambor.
Finally, Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (SLKR) is a tried and true character for pure dominance in DS Geo TB.
Separatist | Droids
The Separatist faction earns hefty bonuses throughout the entirety of DS Geo TB – especially the droids. One of the best investments you can make for this game mode is to farm General Grievous, B1 Battle Droid, B2 Super Battle Droid, IG-100 MagnaGuard, and Droideka. These are the droids you’re looking for since they’re requirements for some of the missions within DS Geo TB. Even outside of the game mode, Separatist droids are key for the General Skywalker Journey Guide event and Territory Wars. They also hit hard on Galactic Conquest.
Separatist | Geonosians
Allow me to reemphasize the bonuses for the Separatist faction as well as the importance of the mission requirements that extend to the Geonosians. Geonosians are a fun faction to use, and they’re required to unlock shards for Wat Tambor. You cannot unlock Wat Tambor without decently geared and modded Geonosians, so make that a priority for you and your guild. Wat Tambor is one of, if not the best, plug-and-play characters in SWGOH.
The gear investment isn’t too crazy, and you can get by with only giving Relic levels to Geonosian Brood Alpha. If you’re feeling ambitious, you should Relic Sun Fac, Geonosian Soldier, and Geonosian Spy for some increased power to their ships that are also used in DS Geo TB. Outside of this game mode, Geonosians are also handy for unlocking Padme Amidala shards in the Journey Guide event.
Darth Revan once ruled the galaxy in SWGOH. It was dominance in the meta in every game mode possible. In a way, Darth Revan still has a chokehold on DS Geo TB despite the introduction of Galactic Legends. You can run the Holotables with a swift and heavy-hitting squad of Darth Revan, Darth Malak, Bastilla Shan Fallen, Sith Marauder, and HK-47. Their debuffs cripple Turn Meter for the Galactic Republic – unless Padme Amidala is there – leaving endless turns for your squad if managed properly.
Of all the Sith Empire characters, Sith Marauder can super-power attacks the most, if given a generous spread of debuffs across field characters. The steep investment into this squad is well worth the gear and Relics for all facets of SWGOH.
DS Geo TB | Honorable Mentions
- Sith Triumvirate: Darth Traya (L), Darth Sion, Darth Nihilus, Savage Oppress, Sith Empire Trooper.
- First Order (No SLKR): Kylo Ren Unmasked (L), Kylo Ren, Sith Trooper, First Order Executioner, First Order Officer.
- Empire: Emperor Palpatine (L), Darth Vader, Royal Guard, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Admiral Piett.
- Asajj Ventress.
- Count Dooku.
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