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Best First Order squads to use in every SWGOH game mode

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The First Order have become a powerhouse of a faction for Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes since the release of Galactic Legend Supreme Leader Kylo Ren. It’s been a while since any new First Order characters have been released in SWGOH, but that doesn’t mean they’re not getting any attention from the developers. Captain Phasma recently received a minor rework, being among the first batch of characters with an Omicron tier ability. With its release, there hasn’t been a better time to check out the top First Order squads to use in SWGOH. We’ll cover everything from Territory Battles to Grand Arena Championship!

Best First Order squad

Let’s get the layup out of the way. Galactic Legend Supreme Leader Kylo Ren is a safe bet for any and every SWGOH game mode. You could pair him with Ewoks are he’d still probably field an effective squad. Double down and flank him with some Resistance characters; doesn’t matter because he’ll hit like a truck no matter what. As we lay out the best First Order squads, just remember that this is in strong consideration for every game mode since we won’t mention this squad again.

Best all-around First Order squad: Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (L), Kylo Ren Unmasked, General Hux, Sith Trooper, First Order Stormtrooper.

Territory Battles | Geonosis

DS Geo TB is a game mode of attrition, and few squads do attrition better than those led by Kylo Ren Unmasked. His Leader ability self-sustains through status effects, recovering 5% Health and 5% Protection for every effect. This means both buffs and debuffs help, and there are tons of those in DS Geo TB. A strong First Order team can carry you through into the last phase, even without Supreme Leader Kylo Ren.

Best First Order TB squad: Kylo Ren Unmasked (L), General Hux, Sith Trooper, First Order Executioner, Kylo Ren.

Territory Wars

Captain Phasma recently received a rework with the addition of an Omicron tier ability. The mode-specific ability bonus impacts the Captain Phasma Leader ability in Territory Wars. She’s instantly a game-changer, capable of taking out anything short of Galactic Legends squads.

Best First Order TW squad: Captain Phasma (L), First Order Executioner, First Order TIE Pilot, First Order SF TIE Pilot, First Order Stormtrooper.

Grand Arena Championship

The best Grand Arena Championship 5v5 teams are already listed above, so refer to those until some more Omicron abilities arrive for the current roster of First Order characters. GAC 3v3 is a different beast offering some flexibility and variations.

Strong GAC 3v3 Offense squads:

  • Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (L), General Hux, First Order Officer.
  • General Hux (L), First Order Stormtrooper, Sith Trooper.
  • Kylo Ren Unmasked (L), First Order Executioner, Kylo Ren.
  • Captain Phasma, First Order TIE Pilot, First Order SF TIE Pilot.

Strong GAC 3v3 Defense squads:

  • Supreme Leader Kylo Ren (L), First Order Stormtroopver, Kylo Ren Unmasked.
  • Kylo Ren Unmasked (L), Kylo Ren, First Order Officer.
  • Kylo Ren Unmasked (L), First Order Stormtrooper, Sith Trooper.
  • Captain Phasma (L), First Order Stormtrooper, First Order TIE Pilot.

It’s never too early to start farming First Order characters as they’re some of the most accessible characters in SWGOH. Their versatility can also take early and mid-game players reasonably far through all events. Even with all the Galactic Legends releases, Supreme Leader Kylo Ren remains a viable choice with his heavy-hitting kit that can reliably solo most squads that don’t have an opposing Galactic Legends character.

There is a lot of new stuff coming to Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, including new content and mechanics, so make sure to stay tuned for more SWGOH content!

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Aja Jones

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