Welcome to the Best Mods for General Hux, the latest article in our series about Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes where we take a look at the best mods for individual 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. These are mod recommendations based on the character’s kit and actual gameplay to help you in your quest to dominate the Galaxy of Heroes holotables.
Today’s character to review mods for will be the General Hux, a Dark Side Support character who was finally added to SWGoH just before the debut of The Rise of Skywalker in December 2019. While his kit is not terribly complex, it does add to the value of his First Order teammates. Let’s take a look at how we want to mod General Hux below. Note that I mention his use with Supreme Leader Kylo Ren many times below. For those without SLKR this does not drastically change the way you mod General Hux, however his primary use once SLKR is on your roster is to support the Galactic Legend and grant him bonus turns.
Main Focus: While almost every character needs Speed in SWGoH, General Hux is much like First Order Officer in the fact that they need to be super fast to be effective. When first released, AhnaldT101 showed a video of FOO and Hux working together, but the addition of Supreme Leader Kylo Ren to SWGoH was where General Hux became the most necessary. In order to maximize your effectiveness, my recommendation is to make General Hux the fastest member of your First Order team (other than SLKR) to support the Galactic Legend and let him carry the team to victory.
Additional Areas to Focus: Survivability in the forms of Health and Protection, Tenacity and both Offense and Critical Damage. General Hux is most effective when used alongside Supreme Leader Kylo Ren as grants him a bonus turn with his Devious Scheme special. Because of his ability to do this and call all First Order allies to attack dealing 25% more damage with Oppressive Fire, keeping Hux alive is a major priority. As a result ensure Hux has as much Health and Protection as you can get on him along with those high Speed secondaries. Tenacity is obviously a major part of his kit and his specials are the keys to his use, so adding some Tenacity is not a bad idea, but note that General Hux has 103% base Tenacity, second highest in SWGoH only behind Sith Eternal Emperor, so I would not sacrifice Speed or survivability just to add another 1-2% Tenacity on him.
Offensively, General Hux has just one attack where he himself does damage – his Commanding Shot basic. While his Special Damage stat is solid, note that Speed secondaries should be your focus first to allow Hux to use this nice kit. After the Speed, adding Offense and Critical Damage will help that basic attack hit harder, especially given the fact that he will (hopefully) have Advantage often, but ideally he will not be using his basic very often so while these offensive stat gains look nice, they do not apply well to his use alongside SLKR. If you are not an endgame player you will likely see more benefit in adding to these offensive stats.
While now dated a bit, non-endgame players should check out DBofficial125’s First Order Zeta priority guide, where he states “he is very soft so Hux will need help from Defence mods and some Critical Avoidance.” Also note that solid survivability stats are gained in the Relic upgrade for General Hux, but survivability needs to continue to be a focus from his mods as this does not alter the mod strategy.
Speed Priority: 9/10 – Hux is critical to the success of Supreme Leader Kylo Ren teams, so for anyone using SLKR extensively in Raids, the Arena, the Grand Arena Championships, Territory Wars, Territory Battles – anywhere, consider General Hux as one of your top characters for your highest Speed secondaries and best Speed mods.
In-game Mod Recommendations: Speed & Tenacity. No major disagreement here, but keeping Hux alive is a high priority and could be viewed as more important than the higher Tenacity, thus fast Defense or Health mods should also be in play.
Ideal Mod Setup for SWGoH General Hux:
When you look at what the “ideal mod setup” is for SWGoH characters, it can change based on your mods available, how the character is used and where you are in the game. For General Hux, I am choosing to go with a set of 4 Speed mods and I recommend 2 Health or Tenacity mods to gain as much as possible in these areas. Here is my preferred mod setup for General Hux:
- Transmitter (Square) – Speed mod with offense primary and a secondary focus on speed, tenacity, health and protection
- Receiver (Arrow) – Tenacity/Health mod with speed primary and a secondary focus on health, protection, defense and tenacity
- Processor (Diamond) – Speed mod with defense primary and a secondary focus on speed, tenacity, health and protection
- Holo-Array (Triangle) – Tenacity/Health mod with protection primary and a secondary focus on speed, health, tenacity and defense
- Data-Bus (Circle) – Speed mod with health or protection primary and a secondary focus on speed, tenacity, health and protection
- Multiplexer (Plus) – Speed mod with protection primary and a secondary focus on speed, health, tenacity and protection