The best SWGOH characters to inflict damage over time (DoT) with

Damage Over Time (DoT) debuffs in SWGOH are often required to complete certain feats in Galactic Challenges or Galactic Conquest game modes. Some characters have abilities that can inflict Damage Over Time debuffs, and other characters have entire kits built around DOTs. In this quick guide we’ll check out the best characters to inflict Damage Over Time debuffs in SWGOH.

Darth Vader

The DoT discussions can more or less start and end with Darth Vader. His whole kit is an onslaught of attacks, and his Leader ability can keep the punishment going by forcing enemies to regain DoTs the moment they expire. Since his early days when he was soloing the OG Rancor raid, he has been buffed further through his new ability, Merciless Massacre. When the ability is used correctly, Darth Vader can spread an insane amount of DoT to the entire enemy team before they can even take a turn.

Best Darth Vader DoT team: Darth Vader (L), Darth Sidious, Wat Tambor, Darth Nihilus, Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Lord Vader

Yes. Vader is on this list twice. Lord Vader is the new Galactic Legend iteration of the iconic character. While his SWGOH kit isn’t designed to oppress enemies with previously-inflicted and sustained DoT like Darth Vader, Lord Vader passively inflicts DoT to all enemies every time he takes a turn. He also has a special AoE ability, Unshackled Emotions, which inflicts 4 DoT effects to all enemies – and they can’t be Resisted.

Best Lord Vader DoT team: Lord Vader (L), Darth Vader, Wat Tambor, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Darth Nihilus.

Old Republic faction

The Old Republic faction is a DoT machine in SWGOH. Carth Onasi (L), Mission Vao, Zaalbar, Canderous Ordo are the core of any Old Republic squad with the fifth spot as a filler (Juhani or T3-M4). A flurry of attacks out of turn, couples with passive Health and Protection regeneration from inflicted DoT effects can cover many feats in Galactic Conquest, even if Victory isn’t an option.

Below is a full list of damage-over-time characters in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heres.

  • Darth Vader
  • Lord Vader
  • Carth Onasi
  • Mission Vao
  • Zaalbar
  • Canderous Ordo
  • Boba Fett
  • Boba Fett, Scion of Jango
  • Darth Nihilus
  • Darth Sidious
  • Wat Tambor
  • Dengar
  • Gamorrean Guard
  • IG-11
  • IG-88 (Only when in Leader slot)
  • Kylo Ren
  • Luke Skywalker (Farmboy)
  • Nightsister Initiate
  • Talia
  • Resistance Hero Poe
  • The Mandalorian (Beskar Armor)
  • Tusken Shaman
  • Wampa
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