SWGoH: Best Mods for Tusken Chieftain

Tusken Chieftain - SWGoH

Welcome to the latest article in our series about the popular game Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes where we take a look at the best mods for SWGoH characters. While we do not claim to have all of the answers in this game, we do our own research and have used every character we 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.

Tusken Chieftain - SWGoHThe Tuskens aren’t generally known as long-standing fan favorites within the Star Wars galaxy, but the devs saw reason to have two Tuskens in the game at launch and then added Tusken Shaman rather early in the SWGoH timeline. The Disney impact on the Star Wars universe has completely flipped the script on the “sand people,” with The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett allowing us to see more about the lives of the Tuskens. The addition of a GAC 3v3 Omicron for Tusken Raider added a layer of interest for this faction in SWGoH in 2022, but with the Tusken Chieftain and Tusken Warrior coming in early 2023 and the need for the Tuskens in the new Krayt Dragon Raid, expect to see Tuskens all over SWGoH.

Today we’ll be taking a look at the mods for Tusken Chieftain. He is described as a “strong tribal leader who protects his allies with Momentum and inflicts foes with damaging effects.” Let’s look at what mods and stats you want to emphasize to ensure the Tusken Chieftain is as effective as possible in SWGoH.

Main focus: Health & Speed. Tusken Chieftain is a solid support character who provides Protection Up and dispels debuffs from his teammates, and we know that Protection Up is based on the character’s Max Health stat. Speed is still important to all Tuskens, and one could make a strong case for a Speed set on Tusken Chieftain given his base Speed of 204 is the highest non-Galactic Legend in the game. He is a support character who cleanses and calls teammates to assist, so a high Speed stat will only make him more effective, and a Speed set grants a 10% boost.

Secondary Focus: Speed, Potency, Tenacity and Defense. Potency is going to be a key stat for Tusken Chieftain given his unique inflicts a Damage Over Time (DoT) on enemies whenever they recover Health or Protection which then heals his Tusken teammates as well. Tenacity is important to keep him leading the Tuskens and building up stacks of Momentum on his teammates. It is worth noting that at Gear 13, Tusken Chieftain has 50% Potency and 96% Tenacity before mods, and when used as a leader, additional stacks of Momentum grant more Tenacity. Finally, additional survivability in the form of Defense will only help keep Tusken Chieftain alive to make the above happen, as more stacks of Momentum just enhance his Defense and Tenacity (when he is the leader).

In-game Mod Recommendations: Health & Tenacity. Interesting. This is not what I would have thought that the devs would recommend, and I have a hard time seeing a character with a base Speed of 204 (6 higher than Echo and Moff Gideon and tops among all non-GLs) and not putting a Speed set on them. In the case of the Tusken Chieftain, I think that a Speed set can be used and the desired stats gains can be achieved, with the right mods. More on that below.


Ideal Mod Setup for Tusken Chieftain:

Maximizing stats is the goal of how we use mods and the reason I write these articles and have for 5+ years. For the Tusken Chieftain, he has a fantastic base Speed and needs Potency, Health and Tenacity, so I am personally going with a Speed set of four and a Health set of two, and high Speed, Tenacity, Potency and Health secondary stats. Here is my recommendation for the best mod approach for Tusken Chieftain:

  • Transmitter (Square) – Speed mod with Offense primary and a secondary focus on speed, health, potency and tenacity
  • Receiver (Arrow) – Health mod with Speed primary and a secondary focus on health, potency, tenacity and defense and protection
  • Processor (Diamond) – Speed mod with Defense primary and a secondary focus on speed, health, potency and tenacity
  • Holo-Array (Triangle) – Speed mod with Health primary and a secondary focus on speed, health, potency and tenacity
  • Data-Bus (Circle) – Speed mod with Health primary and a secondary focus on speed, health, potency and tenacity
  • Multiplexer (Plus) – Health mod with Potency or Tenacity primary and a secondary focus on speed, health, potency and tenacity


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