With the announcement of Rey’s Hero’s Journey earlier today, the panic farming has begun. While the Veteran Smugglers have been FTP for two full weeks, the difficulty in getting both VS Han and VS Chewie to 7-stars is only limited by time and, let’s be honest, money.
So with that said, here are the toons you need at 7-stars to even hope to open Rey (Jedi Training):
- Rey (Scavenger)
- Veteran Smuggler Han Solo
- Veteran Smuggler Chewbacca
As we know, the Veteran Smugglers are both in 16 energy Cantina nodes, Rey (Scavenger) and Finn has been FTP since early on, and BB-8 is available through the Pieces & Plans event which requires five 7-star First Order toons to unlock BB-8 at 7-stars.
So knowing the characters needed to unlock Rey (Jedi Training) let’s talk about the battle. It seems logical that we will face a First Order lineup – likely a solid synergy of FO Stormtroopers, TIE Pilots and possibly the new FOSFTP. Do not be surprised to see a Zeta Captain Phasma and possibly even a Zeta Kylo Ren at the 7-star level as it would make sense if the event was a significant challenge.
So how can I ensure success in Rey’s Hero’s Journey? Three of these characters are First Order, so if you have a Zeta Finn that will help – a bit. Rey (Scavenger) does not apply the Expose debuff, and BB-8 only does on his Illuminated Destiny special – on a 70-turn cooldown. So Finn’s special, Takedown, is going to be important to use for the Expose it can land and for the Stun. Veteran Smuggler Chewbacca’s basic, Explosive Bolts, can inflict Daze, which will help when Kylo has the Retribution buff and along with Finn’s Takedown, Veteran Smuggler Han Solo’s Can I Try That? and VS Chewie’s Furious Blow special can all stun Kylo, which, if he does indeed have a Zeta and the ability to recover Protection, stunning Kylo will be critical to success. Add VS Han’s ability to inflict Stagger on his basic, and his chance to inflict Ability Block on Can I Try That? and the benefits from both can come in quite handy in your quest to emerge victorious.
So where do you see advantages to ensure success in opening Rey (Jedi Training)? Let us know in the comments below and I will look to update this article after the event is live.