SWGoH: Rise of the Empire – Phase 1 Dark Side Combat Mission (Middle)

SWGoH - Rise of the Empire Territory Battle

The newest Territory Battles are here as the Rise of the Empire Territory Battle was launched in December 2022. Unlike previous Territory Battles in SWGoH, the Rise of the Empire TB features Light Side, Dark Side and Neutral paths and Platoons are now called Operations and character used in Operations now have minimum Relic levels.

The Rise of the Empire Territory Battle features six Phases which last 24 hours each. Each of the six Phases of the event has a Special Mission rewarding Mk III Guild Event Tokens in Phases 1, 4, 5 and 6 and Reva (Third Sister) shards in Phase 3.

The following is a Walkthrough of my experiences in Phase 1 that will be updated over time. Specifically, this covers the Dark Side Combat Mission at the top in the middle that requires five Dark Side of Neutral characters at Relic 5 or higher.

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Phase 1 Combat Mission Requirements:

  • Dark Side of Neutral – Relic 5+


My Roster of Characters:

  • Total Squad Power – 170k
  • Supreme Leader Kylo Ren – Relic 8
  • Kylo Ren (Unmasked) – Relic 8
  • General Hux – Relic 7
  • Sith Trooper – Relic 6
  • First Order Officer – Relic 7


Phase 1 Dark Side Combat Mission Battle Notes:

12.13.22 – The first wave proved to be a mess as I lost FOO and Hux. Fortunately, SLKR went into his ultimate as I started the second wave and while they nearly killed KRU, they were unable to do so with ease. I eventually took out Geo Spy with SLKR and when SLKR went back into his ultimate I was able to finish the Geos off for the 200k Territory Point reward.

01.09.23 – Running this for the third time after failing to publish it sooner, I use the same First Order team and try with Captain Phasma at Relic 5 in place of First Order Officer just to see if there is a difference. In this battle I start with the AoE Ability Block, take out the Droideka with SLKR’s stun, and survive the wave of enemies with all five alive.

The second wave of enemies is the challenge as the Geonosians are tough, but I dispel the Brute, stun GBA with SLKR and then go into the ultimate after some TM from Hux and Phasma. After a couple of swipes SLKR finishes them off for an easy 200k Territory Points.

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