Welcome to the best mods for Taron Malicos – the latest article in our series about the popular game Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes where we take a look at the best mod sets & stats for each SWGoH character. While I do not claim to have all of the answers in this game, I do my research and have used every character I write about extensively. These are mod recommendations and they are certainly not the only options for modding this character. However we look to help players maximize their rosters in SWGoH and we are always open to feedback if you have a mod setup that works well with your gameplay.
Today’s character to review mods for will be Taron Malicos – the reward of Conquests 31-33 in July through September of 2023. Malicos was first introduced in the game Jedi: Fallen Order and in SWGoH is a Dark Side Attacker who is a member of the Unaligned Force User faction. Let’s take a moment to look at which mods will best suit his kit and abilities in the game.
Main Focus: To start, I always talk about the importance of Speed in this game. Taron Malicos is not a character designed around Speed, or his base Speed stat of 140 would not be so low. He is designed to boost the Unaligned Force User faction and add some serious punch to that team and has a complex kit that will involve a lot of counter attacks. As a result you want him to be able to counter and hit hard doing so, all while taking as many hits as possible. When it comes down to what mod sets to use, Critical Damage and Offense are the two to decide between. I am eager to see what the developers recommend, and I am thinking they will say Crit Damage, but I tend to prefer Offense mods over CD.
Additional Areas to Focus: Potency, Offense, Critical Chance, Critical Damage & survivability in the form of Health and Protection. Potency is a definite stat to boost for Malicos as can apply valuable debuffs like Vulnerable and Stun with his Die, Whelp! special. A dealer of Physical Damage, Malicos has a Top 25 stat in that category with a strong Armor Penetration, and that damage stat that can be built on with a set of four Offense mods. However, at Gear 13 Malicos has over 57% Critical Chance before mods, so a set of CC mods and some secondary stat boosts can push this toward 100% pretty easily. The triangle (Holo-Array) is going to have to a have a Crit Damage focus no matter what, but the Offense or CD mod set debate will have to be one you test on your own, as will I.
In terms of survivability, as I have mentioned before, the Health/Protection debate from the circle mod (Data-Bus) is where we see the sloppiest modding in SWGoH. For Malicos, he starts off tied for the 8th highest base Protection stat in the game, but with Relic level increases, his Health stat gets closer and closer to his Protection stat. I still lean toward a Protection-focused circle (Data-Bus) mod and percentage-based Protection secondary boosts. I do mention Health as a good stat to boost over Defense simply because Malicos does have a high Health Steal stat, thus each attack (and counter attack) heals him.
In-game Mod Recommendations: TBD.
Omicron Upgrades: When looking at Malicos and his Omicron upgrades, the one that really stands out is his Strength is Power unique. The Omicron adds immediate Critical Hit Immunity, +100% Max Health and +50% Mastery for a massive stat-stuffing boost to Malicos and his Unaligned Force User team.
Ideal Mod Setup for SWGoH Taron Malicos:
Taron Malicos will be a nice offensive character for the Unaligned Force User faction along with (likely) Cere Junda, Cal Kestis and Ahsoka Tano (Fulcrum). As I look at Taron Malicos’ stats and kit, I recommend the following mod approach:
- Transmitter (Square) – Offense mod with a primary focus on offense and a secondary focus on speed, potency, offense, health or protection
- Receiver (Arrow) – Offense mod with a primary focus on speed and a secondary focus on offense, protection, health and potency
- Processor (Diamond) – Critical Chance mod with a primary focus on defense and a secondary focus on speed, potency, offense, protection or health
- Holo-Array (Triangle) – Offense mod with a primary focus on critical damage and a secondary focus on speed, potency, offense, protection or health
- Data-Bus (Circle) – Critical Chance mod with a primary focus on protection and a secondary focus on speed, potency, offense and health
- Multiplexer (Plus) – Offense mod with a primary focus on offense and a secondary focus on speed, potency, protection and health
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