Best Avatar PR Commanders: Obsidian Gathering

Obsidian - Avatar Pandora Rising

Since the site launched, has looked to educate gamers about games that our writers love to play. Over the past few years we have been able to expand from just a single game to several different mobile games including Avatar: Pandora Rising, after getting to preview APR at FoxNext Games in Los Angeles in September 2019. Below we take a look at our Best Avatar PR Commanders series where we break down the different commanders and resources in hopes that the data and our advice will help your gameplay in Avatar: Pandora Rising.

Obsidian is a resource in Avatar: Pandora Rising that is important to the Na’vi. The gathering of Obsidian, whether from a Rally or an individual commander on their own, provides the Obsidian Fragments needed to make weapons in the Weapons Hut including Obsidian Blades and Banshee Rider Helmets.

Obsidian can be acquired by any commander in Avatar: Pandora Rising who has the Gatherer tag, however three commanders specialize in Obsidian – Mo’at, Ralun and Ninat. So who is the best Na’vi Commander to gather Obsidian? This one is no contest, but let’s look at their stats anyway.

Nan’ti – Nan’ti started the BETA testing as an early open, jack-of-all-trades gatherer who was rather low in value after the first few months of play. However, as the game progressed, the need for a quick gatherer becomes greater. Her biggest weakness is a lack of solid defense – you have to level her up significantly and her key troop – Aroos Storm – is seen as lower value to upgrade as well.

Ninat – Ninat is a Rare Commander who serves as the Safeguard for Obsidian gathering in Avatar: Pandora Rising. Since Safeguards only boost Troops and defend better but do not gather/hunt at higher rates, Ninat is the choice for anyone on a particularly competitive server where defending their rallies is more important.

Mo’at – Mo’at is now a Rare Commander in Avatar: Pandora Rising and is one of the top Commanders available on the Na’vi side. A Gatherer of Obsidian with the Expert tag, her defensive boosts for all Troops are quite strong (+3 to +28) as well as to Tukru Fighters (+3 to +38). Head to head, Mo’at surpasses Ralun and Kiralu in all Obsidian gathering statistics when compared at the same levels. In addition, Mo’at’s defensive boosts are stronger and her buff for the Tukru Fighters sets her apart from the competition.

Ralun – Ralun is an Uncommon Gatherer of Obsidian for the Na’vi whose value drops a bit after Mo’at is added to any Na’vi player’s roster. She is statistically solid at all Obsidian sites, and her defense does add to Troop levels and to the Sentinels which are important in any defensive battle when gathering resources.


So we ask again, who is the best Na’vi Commander to gather Obsidian?

Mo'at - Avatar Pandora RisingThe answer to this question has continued to be the same despite some major changes to the game in late 2019 through mid-2020 before the global release. Mo’at certainly lived up to the “Epic” billing before being changed to a Rare commander, but she is still superior at gathering Obsidian by being faster and more skilled while also defending more effectively than Ralun or Ninat. While Ralun and Ninat are solid characters for early play and scale nicely, if you are fortunate enough to get Mo’at in Avatar: Pandora Rising it would be wise to level her up anytime you can.


updated 08.10.20

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