SWGoH: Best Mods for HK-47

Welcome to the third article in a series about the popular game Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes where we take a look at the best mods for individual 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.

SWGoh - HK-47 ModsToday’s toon to review mods for will be the HK-47, a strong, durable droid with a very good leadership ability. For many months, HK-47 proved to be a valuable member of the Phase 2 attack teams in the AAT or Heroic AAT for many players. While the game has evolved considerably since then, he is still a nice FTP character whow works well with other Droids as well as Jawas.

Main Focus: While every character needs speed, the main focuses for HK-47 are (like many) Critical Chance, Critical Damage and Potency. His Meatball Mayhem special attack is a AOE which can cause ability block, speed down, damage over time (DOT), offense down and defense down debuffs – thus the need for potency. His leadership ability is huge in SWGoH as he grants droids 30% Critical Chance and a 50% turn meter gain on a critical hit. Thus, high Critical Damage numbers are important since the stats are in favor of many critical hits.

Additional Areas to Focus: If you hit the stats mentioned above (and below) with the natural offense, defense, protection and health boosts from the mods, HK-47 can be a nice addition to your squad. More Speed is never a bad thing, so high Speed secondaries are preferred. After this any additional survivability is nice to have.



Ideal Mod Setup for SWGoH HK-47:

The preferred setup for HK-47 would be a set of 4 Critical Damage Mods and a set of 2 Critical Chance mods. Here is what I recommend:

  • Transmitter (Square) – Critical Chance/Critical Damage mod with focus on speed, potency, critical chance
  • Receiver (Arrow) – Critical Chance/Critical Damage mod with +30 speed or high offense
  • Processor (Diamond) – Critical Chance/Critical Damage mod with focus on potency, critical chance and speed
  • Holo-Array (Triangle) – Critical Chance/Critical Damage mod with critical damage +36%
  • Data-Bus (Circle) – Critical Chance/Critical Damage mod with focus on potency, critical chance and speed
  • Multiplexer (Plus) – Critical Chance/Critical Damage mod with potency as the main focus and speed and critical chance secondaries


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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7 Comments on "SWGoH: Best Mods for HK-47"

  1. This is really sloppy compared to most others. Are there 2 options for primary?!

    • “The preferred setup for HK-47 would be a set of 4 Critical Damage Mods and a set of 2 Critical Chance mods.”

  2. Also why is there no gammoren when he’s one of the originals?

    • Are you asking why no mod guide for the Gamorrean Guard? If so it is because 1) real people research and write these so time is hard to come by and 2) Gamorrean Guard is largely irrelevant in SWGoH and has been since being released. He is not an original toon though.

      My suggestion is survivability and potency for GG.

  3. But he is an original to the game so 2 years old. Irrelevant by your standards perhaps. Seems irrelevant to get upset when you offer a service and advertise you have it for each character and someone calls you out on the fact you really don’t. I didn’t make you do something you don’t have time for. I’ll just change out the link in my guild for mod help since you don’t really have the “the best mods for EACH character” only the ones you feel are relevant.

    • Wow man, you really took that the wrong way. We research each and every character – who else does that? This is a service to the fans of the game and sure, we make a couple of pennies each month, but there’s no need to get all angry about it. I answered your question and provided you with the focuses on the character giving you the honest reasons. There was no attitude in writing it but it seems you have unfortunately taken it that way.

  4. I think this is the first time I’ve commented on a gaming-fans.com post.

    To be perfectly honest, I think I check your site at least 3 times a week. I recommend it as a valuable resource to anyone that asks about SWGOH. There is some much content written by writers who care about the game.

    Thank you

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