How to best use the Scavenger in SWGOH to get the most out of it

If you are a free to play player, gearing a character to Gear 13 is no easy task for in Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes. Between earning the shards to bring the character to 7-stars, and farming or hoarding gear, it could take you upwards of three months to finish Gear 13. Once you finish that, then you have to start farming Relic Amplifiers and Scrap Pieces. Relic Amplifiers are a straightforward Cantina node farm, so let’s focus on how to get the most out of the Scavenger in SWGOH.

The Scavenger is meant to take your spare pieces and convert them into Scrap Pieces you need for Relic levels; there are currently 7 different types of Scrap Pieces you can collect to help Relic up your character in Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes. Each Scrap Piece uses a different set of gear, so you have to make sure you’re not using up important pieces and handcuffing yourself later on.

You should be passively collecting gear through your various node farms, and we seriously recommend spending the time to cash in your Ally Points for the Bronzium Data Cards. We’d hate for you to waste Energy on low priority nodes.

Carbonite Circuit Board

It takes 200 Carbonite Circuit Board Scrap Pieces to take your character from Relic 1 to Relic 7. It doesn’t sound like a lot until you contextualize it being 1,164 pieces of gear worth 6 points of Carbonite Circuit Board. It’s very easy to start adding Relic levels to your character and realize that the pieces of gear you’ve been accidentally hoarding over the years are starting to run out.

The best way to make sure you have enough gear for Carbonite Circuit Board Scrap Pieces is to make sure you’re using those Bronzium Data Cards, completing the max Challenges every day, and even asking for donations in your Guild if you’re desperate. Who would’ve thought that the SWGOH Scavenger would have you pulling out hair for low level gear…

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Bronzium Wiring

It’s a shame that the Scavenger mailed it in with seldom used pieces for Bronzium Wiring. Most of the gear you’ll use in this section isn’t used for most characters, and it easily obtainable in Challenges. Don’t feel guilty about scrapping most of your trash.

Chromium Transistor

Ugnaught is useful here. One of the worst characters in SWGOH finally has a purpose, and that is Scrap Pieces. The key is to farm the MK 7 BioTech Weapon Mod on Ugnaught’s Gear Lvl V. That piece alone is worth 300 points of Scrap for the Chromium Transistor. He should leave you with an infinite amount of Scrap Pieces for you to never worry about Chromium Transistors.

Aurodium Heatsink

This is when you start using higher value gear pieces. Aurodium Heatsink Scrap Pieces are for when you need to get to Relic 5-7. Your best bet is to use your MK 3 Sienar Holo Projector as a fully assembled piece to earn 10 out of the 20 Scrap Pieces you need to advance a Relic level. It stings a lot less than using Stun Guns or Stun Cuffs.

It only takes 6 fully assembled MK 3 Sienar Holo Projectors to gear a character all the way to Relic 7.

Electrium Conductor

Now we’re on SWGOH end-game gear pieces needed for the Scavenger. Out of the three Gear 12 pieces needed to build Electrium Conductor Scrap Pieces, the circular Mk 12 ArmaTek Wrist Band Prototype is probably the least used of the lot.

The best way to accumulate these pieces is to spend your Shard Shop currency when the drops are available. You can also dip into your Guild Event Store 1 tokens to purchase this gear, but that’s a hefty investment.

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Zinbiddle Card

Pick your poison. The good thing about these Scrap Pieces is that you don’t need a lot of them. Figure out which pieces you could afford to scrap, and just commit. Most of this gear can be earned in bulk through the Sith Triumverate Raid and Geonosian Territory Battles.

Impulse Detector

Out of the three Gear 12 pieces as options, opt into turning the Mk 12 ArmaTek Bayonet Prototype into Impulse Detector Scrap Pieces. You won’t need the Impulse Detector unless you’re pining for Relic 8, which most players aren’t even close to yet. 

Also check out our guide if you need help beating the Challenge Tier Rancor Raid to earn the Relic 8 Aeromagnifier Scrap Piece!

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Aja Jones

Writer from Toronto, Canada. Can taste the difference between Coke and Pepsi. Learned how to play drums through Rock Band. Named after a Steely Dan album.
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