The 4 best Support characters to farm in SWGOH

Support characters in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes are the seasoning to the meal. The caffeine to start your day. Backpack Yoda to Luke Skywalker. While Support characters aren’t often the main feature of squad-building in SWGOH, they elevate the key pieces of your squad to hit new highs in battle.

No Support character is the same in SWGOH. There’s a variety of different roles in the umbrella term of Support, as certain characters can manipulate Turn Meter, heal allies, generate buffs, call all allies to attack, and do much more. In this list, we check out the best Support characters to farm in SWGOH.

Wat Tambor

Wat Tambor is the best plug-and-play character in SWGOH, bringing value to Dark Side and Light Side squads alike. His versatile kit can heal, revive, and give unique status effects. Only Wat Tambor can give Tech upgrades to allied characters. There are three different pieces of Tech:

  • Chiewab Medpac – Recover 5% Health and Protection at the start of every character’s turn, and 5% bonus Protection if this character is a Separatist.
  • Baktoid Shield Generator – At the start of turn, recover 30% Protection and dispel own debuffs. Tanks Taunt while they have Protection.
  • BlasTech Weapon Mod – Gain 15% Turn Meter at the start of each enemy’s turn. Attacks ignore defense and enemies defeated by this character can’t be revived.

Wat Tambor doesn’t directly deal damage, but he delivers damage-over-time debuffs if he uses his Basic ability out of turn. His kit is best suited for a Separatist squad, but he’s most valuable in a squad with Sith Eternal Emperor (L), The Armorer, and two additional beefy Dark Side characters likeDarth Malak, Darth Vader, or Darth Sion.

Early or mid-game players might have a tough time unlocking Wat Tambor. You can unlock him through the Dark Side Geonosis Territory Battle. Geonosians are the required faction if you’re looking to farm some shards up for Wat Tambor, so make sure to gear them up if you’re looking to consistently earn shards for you and your guild. He has value in every game mode in SWGOH, and has tremendous value for many squads in the Challenge Tier Rancor Raid.

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Grand Admiral Thrawn

Grand Admiral Thrawn used to be the best plug-and-play character in SWGOH. He was dethroned after a two-year reign when Wat Tambor was released back in June 2019. Despite losing that title, Thrawn is a phenomenal Support character in SWGOH.

There isn’t a character who can manipulate Turn Meter better than Grand Admiral Thrawn. His kit provides extremes through swapping Turn Meter with allies, and his Special ability delivers a one-of-a-kind debuff, Fracture, that will prevent an enemy from taking a turn until Thrawn takes a turn or is defeated. Use Fracture on Tanks who frequently Taunt, or on high damage Attackers. It’ll open up a hole for your squad to clear out the rest, saving that Fractured character for last.

Thrawn’s value in SWGOH is mostly realized in a squad of Empire units. Thrawn is best used with Emperor Palpatine (L), Darth Vader, Admiral Piett, and Darth Nihilus. Don’t waste deploying them against Jedi Knight Revan, General Anakin Skywalker, Darth Revan, Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker, or any Galactic Legend.

There’s little Thrawn can’t do as he’s the pilot for the Capital Ship, Chimeara. There’s so much value in this one character, making him a must-have on your SWGOH roster.

Geonosian Brood Alpha

Geonosian Brood Alpha is the main character of a Geonosian squad in SWGOH despite its Support tag. The Geonosian squad is useless without Geonosian Brood Alpha providing the summoned character, Geonosian Brute, and the passive ability to call all allies to attack. Its Leader ability gives each Geonosian ally +15,000 Max Health and Max Protection, +50% Health Steal, a 3% recovery of Protection when Geonosian allies use their Basic ability. On top of that, GBA’s Unique ability at Max level links all Geonosian allies to equalize their Health and Protection whenever an enemy uses an ability. It almost acts as one singular Health pool while GBA is alive.

Geonosian Brood Alpha and the Geonosian squad are needed to unlock Wat Tambor in DS Geo TB, and are key to easily unlocking Padme Amidala in her Journey Guide Event. The gear investment is rather tame since GBA is the primary character to Relic and mod among the overall squad. They’re also an effective squad in most SWGOH game modes, but can easily be countered by Darth Traya or a mid-geared Jawa team.

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Padme Amidala

Padme Amidala is scary to fight against if you’re not using a hard counter; you can chalk it up to her political background. Padme Amidala gives a unique status effect, Courage, that supercharges Galactic Republic ally attacks through dispelling Protection Up buffs. Galactic Republic characters generate plenty of Protection Up buffs, so they aren’t hard to come by with the right squad. If those Protection Up buffs are left unchecked, Padme Amidala can boost Jedi Knight Anakin’s AoE attack which in itself can wipe a team in one fell swoop. Make sure to avoid Stun abilities if you want to keep your Padme squad alive.

You can unlock Padme Amidala through her Journey Guide event after farming a formidable Separatist squad. Her best squad would have Jedi Knight Anakin, General Kenobi, Shaak Ti, and C-3PO on it.

Galactic Legends?

Unlike Tanks or Attackers, there is no SWGOH Galactic Legend character with a Support tag. Tons of Star Wars content will be released in the next couple of years, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see a Support Galactic Legend character in SWGOH in the not-too-distant future. Once that character drops, they’ll be sure to stake their claim to the top of this list. Hopefully this means Galactic Legend Jar Jar Binks!

Honorable mentions:

  • C-3PO
  • Emperor Palpatine
  • Admiral Piett
  • Bastilla Shan (Fallen)
  • General Hux
  • CT-7567 “Rex”
  • Grand Master Yoda

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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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