Welcome to the latest article in our series about the popular game Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes where we take a look at the best mods for SWGoH toons. While I do not claim to have all of the answers in this game, I do my research and have used every toon I write about extensively.
Today’s mod review is for Luminara Unduli. One of the first toons available in the game and entirely accessible as F2P, Luminara is often the very first toon new players begin to star and gear. Luminara’s kit is highly useful in the early stages of gameplay because she has the ability to heal toons, apply Heal Over Time effects, and apply Ability Block, as well as increase Max Health with her Leader ability. A new Arena shard is often ripe with teams featuring Luminara or even leading with her.
That said, Luminara was categorized as Attacker in the game until the launch of the Sith Triumvirate Raid when she finally became a Healer, and when compared with other Attackers, her max damage and max speed are both very average, and her Leader ability loses practicality once Protection is factored into a toon. She also is unable to react to Critical Damage hits, Dispel debuffs, or remove Turn Meter, all crucial elements in late-stage gameplay. As such, Luminara’s kit often leaves players abandoning her once they have passed the middle stage of the game (around Level 65-70).
All of this notwithstanding, Luminara was one of my favorite characters from The Clones Wars series and, since I was intent on making the most use of her, I’ve found that she has some uses even past the mid-range of gameplay since she is relatively easy to gear to Gear 11. Running Luminara with high Potency and Speed ensures that she lands Ability Block consistently and often, which can be useful in P1 of HAAT under the right leadership. Luminara’s healing ability also gives her strong use through much of Galactic War, and using her as a healer in other game modes can also mean the difference between allowing a team to survive to the next stage versus defeat.
Main Focus: Speed. As with virtually every toon in the game, Speed is the one stat that determines any toon’s effectiveness. The higher the speed, the more often a toon can use its abilities. Getting Luminara to 200+ Speed is crucial to her utilization.
Additional Areas to Focus: Potency, Health, and Offense. One of Luminara’s best abilities is her Force Blast which will apply Ability Block for a turn while also delivering a fair amount of damage. Potency is the key to ensuring that the Ability Block will stick and Offense ensures that the attack will provide decent damage. Also, Luminara is essentially a Healer hiding behind an Attacker tag, so she needs as much Health as possible to make her Master Healer’s Blessing Special ability useful.
Ideal Mod Setup for SWGoH Luminara Unduli:
I recommend utilizing Health and Potency mod sets on Luminara, with as much Speed as possible and with high Offense (40+) or Offense % (.60%+) secondaries. Both Health and Potency require just two mods to complete their sets, so it is best to use 4 Health mods and 2 Potency mods to maximize set bonuses. Here is my recommended approach for mods on Luminara Unduli:
- Transmitter (Square) – Health mod, with Offense primary and secondaries focused on Speed, Health, and Potency
- Receiver (Arrow) – Potency mod, with +30 Speed primary and secondaries focused on Health and Offense
- Processor (Diamond) – Health mod, with Defense primary and secondaries focused on Speed, Offense, Potency, and Health
- Holo-Array (Triangle) – Health mod, with +36% Critical Damage or Offense primary and secondaries focused on Speed, Offense, and Health
- Data-Bus (Circle) – Potency mod, with +5.88% Health primary and secondaries focused on Speed, Offense, Potency, and Health or Protection
- Multiplexer (Plus) – Health mod, with +24% Potency primary and secondaries focused on Speed, Offense, and Health
Note: Transmitter, Processor, and Data-Bus mods are MUCH more common. If you can maximize the stats from these using a MK V, Tier A mod, that is ideal.
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By Kaitco of Descendents of the Empire
Gaming-fans.com Staff Writer