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How to use Darth Talon in SWGOH – Abilities, tips, best squads

Darth Talon is a bit of a deep cut in the Star Wars expanded universe that most moviegoers and gamers wouldn’t recognize. Star Wars Legacy comics present Darth Talon as an important agent for the Sith, helping revitalize the Sith in the aftermath of the fall of the Empire. Let’s check out how to use Darth Talon and where she fits in SWGOH.

Character overview

Darth Talon is tagged as an Attacker but serves a strong Support role. She has two Unique abilities that give substantial stat bonuses to Sith allies. Her Unique ability, Sith Cruelty, gives Sith allies a bonus percentage to Max Health, Offense, and Speed. An allied Sith Tank will also gain Retribution and Taunt for one turn if Darth Talon falls below 100% Health. Sith Cruelty has an Omicron tier that gives strong bonuses when paired with Darth Traya and Darth Sion.

Her other Unique ability, Proven Loyalty, is massive for giving a bonus Turn Meter whenever the ally Leader takes damage, and will revive the ally Leader immediately with 100% Health and Protection the first time they are defeated.

While Darth Talon’s Unique abilities offer a lot to her allies, she seems to do little damage with her damaging abilities. There isn’t much to count on in her offensive kit past some minimal debuffs. While she seems soft now, there is hope that a complementary piece like Darth Krayt will make her more combat-ready somewhere down the line.

Best squads for Darth Talon

Darth Talon is an adequate filler at the 5-slot for any squad in SWGOH. She is strictly viable on Sith squads and won’t fit in a theory-crafting off-meta squad since she lacks synergy anywhere else. Try using Darth Talon with some of these SWGOH squads:

  • Sith Eternal Emperor (L), Darth Traya, Darth Sion, Darth Nihilus, Darth Talon.
  • Emperor Palpatine (L), Darth Vader, Mara Jade, Sith Empire Trooper, Darth Talon.
  • Darth Revan (L), Bastila Shan (Fallen), Darth Malak, Sith Empire Trooper or Sith Marauder, Darth Talon.

It’s tough investing into high-risk, high-reward potential, but that’s what Darth Talon seems to be in SWGOH right now. Outside of using her, Darth Talon is also a prerequisite for Starkiller’s Journey Guide event. That seems to be the only reason to farm her at the moment if your roster goals are set for Starkiller.

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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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