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 specific SWGoH characters. 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 character to review mods for is the newest character in SWGoH – BB-8, a character I have not much yet used but, after evaluating his kit, feel confident will be a major player in SWGoH moving forward. Made available in the Pieces & Plans BB-8 Legendary Event, “He’s a BB unit. One of a kind. Orange and white. Utterly unique and utterly invaluable.” With this in mind, I suggest you take modding BB-8 very seriously. Given it takes a Legendary event to unlock him, BB-8 will undoubtedly become an important player in Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes moving forward.
Main Focus: Like everyone in the game, Speed is a heavy focus. With a 162 base Speed, BB-8 is one of the fastest in the game, so build on that and annoy the heck out of your enemies with a 220+ Speed for BB-8 if you are a serious player and investing heavily into this droid.
Additional Areas to Focus: Potency, Critical Chance and survivability. Potency will help make his basic, Arc Welder, be more well, potent, to inflict the Tenacity Down debuff which, if already on the enemy, results in a Daze the next time around. It will also help land the Expose debuffs on the Illuminated Destiny special, which, in a long battle, can be used multiple times despite the 70 cooldown. Given he is a Resistance character that Tenacity Down will make a Zeta Finn leadership even more effective which is scary for any opponent. Since BB-8 has a solid amount of Health to start and can taunt in an all-droid squad, look to build his survivability – defense, health and especially protection – to keep him alive longer to hopefully get to use that very interesting Illuminated Destiny special. The survivability is especially important if you plan to use him in an all-droid lineup where he taunts and, with a Zeta, can regain health and protection for all droids. Finally, higher Critical Chance makes sense given BB-8’s Illuminated Destiny special has its cooldown reduced by 1 every time a droid scores a critical hit.
Ideal Mod Setup for SWGoH BB-8:
As Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes continues to evolve, one thing the dev team does well is matching up the strengths of new characters with their faction. BB-8 can not only inflict Tenacity Down on enemies but also increase Potency for his allies – both strengthen a Zeta Finn Resistance team.
Of course I will re-evaluate these recommendations after his release, but with all of this in mind, here is my recommended mod approach for BB-8:
- Transmitter (Square) – Speed mod with a primary focus on offense and a secondary focus on potency, speed, critical chance and protection
- Receiver (Arrow) – Speed mod with +30 speed – all other stats gained are a bonus
- Processor (Diamond) – Speed mod with a primary focus on defense and a secondary focus on speed, health, critical chance and protection
- Holo-Array (Triangle) – Potency mod with a primary focus on critical chance and a secondary focus on speed, potency, health and defense
- Data-Bus (Circle) – Potency mod with a primary focus on protection and a secondary focus on speed, health, potency and critical chance
- Multiplexer (Plus) – Speed mod with +24% potency – all other stats gained are a bonus
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. Images courtesy of SWGOH.gg