Admiral Ackbar

Admiral Ackbar

Light Side

Classes: Rebel, Support

Description: Support character with healing and multiple ways to give ally characters additional turns.

Synergies: , , , , , , , ,

How to Acquire and Promote: Data Cards, PvP Squad Arena Shipments

General Consensus Review: Please discuss Admiral Ackbar in the comments below and let’s come to a consensus on this character’s performance in Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes.

Character Abilities

Basic Ability
Special Abilities
Leader Ability
Unique Ability
Level 7
Quick Shot – Deal Physical damage to target enemy with a 55% chance to gain 30% Turn Meter.
Level 7
It’s a Trap! – Dispell all negative status effects from all allies. Each ally recovers 9% of their Max Health for each effect dispelled this way. Admiral Ackbar has a 25% chance to gain 25% Turn Meter.

Level 7
Tactical Genius – A random ally gains 100% Turn Meter and 40% Defense Penetration for 1 Turn.
Level 6
Rebel Coordination – Rebel allies gain +23 Speed and 10% Tenacity.
Ability Upgrades:
LvL 2: +5% Damage
LvL 3: +15% Turn Meter Gain Chance
LvL 4: +5% Damage
LvL 5: +15% Turn Meter Gain Chance
LvL 6: +5% Damage
LvL 7: +5% Damage
LvL 8: +15% Turn Meter Gain
Cooldown: 4
Ability Upgrades:
LvL 2: +1% heal
LvL 3: Cooldown -1
LvL 4: +1% Heal
LvL 5: +1% Heal
LvL 6: Add 25% chance to gain 25% Turn Meter on use
LvL 7: +1% Heal
LvL 8: +15% Turn Meter Gain

Cooldown: 4
Ability Upgrades:
LvL 2: Add 20% Defense Penetration for 1 Turn
LvL 3: +5% Defense Penetration
LvL 4: +5% Defense Penetration
LvL 5: Cooldown -1
LvL 6: +5% Defense Penetration
LvL 7: +5% Defense Penetration
LvL 8: +10% Defense Penetration
Ability Upgrades:
LvL 2: +2 Speed
LvL 3: +2 Speed
LvL 4: Add +10% Tenacity
LvL 5: +2 Speed
LvL 6: +2 Speed
LvL 7: +2 Speed
LvL 8: +10% Tenacity

Admiral Ackbar Stat Increase per Level

The Stars increase the STR, AGI, and INT gains per Level of Training which effects many stats of a character. Please Submit info to help us determine this for Admiral Ackbar.

Stars 1* 2* 3* 4* 5* 6* 7*
Strength 3.5 4.2 4.9 5.7
Agility 3.5 4.2 4.9 5.7
Intelligence 4.7 5.7 6.6 7.6

Admiral Ackbar 7* Cap Stats & Gear

The balancing efforts are always evolving and so may these stats as patches are issued. Compare Cap stats with other heroes.

STR
AGI
INT
Health
Speed
653702112714584113

B-Dam
S-Dam
S-Dam2
A-Dam
Phy CR
Spec CR
385428560

Crit Dam
Armor
Armor Pen
Dodge
Resist
150%207470124

Resist Pen
Deflect Rat
Potency
Tenacity
HP Steal
370%92%48%0%

Admiral Ackbar 7* Max Stats & Gear

These are the predicted Max Stats of the Level 90 End Game for long term planning. Very much subject to change. Compare Max stats with other heroes.

STR
AGI
INT
Health
Speed
703754133517354119

B-Dam
S-Dam
S-Dam2
A-Dam
Phy CR
Spec CR
446032260

Crit Dam
Armor
Armor Pen
Dodge
Resist
150%27347190

Resist Pen
Deflect Rat
Potency
Tenacity
HP Steal
370%104%57%0%

Admiral Ackbar Base Stats

These are the base holo stats this character starts with once unlocked. Compare base stats with other heroes.

STR
AGI
INT
Health
Speed
15172544580

Phy Dam
Phy CR
Armor
Armor Pen
48630

Dodge
Spec Dam
Spec CR
Resist
06002

Resist Pen
Deflect Rat
Crit Dam
Potency
Tenacity
00150%015%

Admiral Ackbar Reviews & Ranking

This ranking is an opinionated assessment of a character’s performance and availability as compared to other heroes.

Overall
PvP
GW
Avail
74807255

Feel free to discuss and give your own opinion on Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes Admiral Ackbar in the comments below. If anything is incorrect and is different from the ingame character, please do us a favor and submit a character info update.

Average Hero Rating

50 Comments

  1. Pretty cool character. His “It’s A Trap!” and “Tactical Genius” abilities are super useful, and his basic attack deals decent damage when upgraded with Mods. Just don’t face off with Old Ben abd Ventress and you’re fine.

    Ackbar (L), Rey, Luminara, Leia and ST. Han seems like a sweet team to have.

    5
  2. Especially after fixing the ai with tactical genius, AA, is one of the best leads providing you like to play with rebels. I love him with Biggs and Leia now. Building rebel scout. Talia works well for extra healing, add in a tank if your going after a team with an RG or STHans. Or just add in OP Rey. Good for mixing and matching for cleansing in GW against Sid, Vader, HK, Kylo, Lumi, etc.
    Fun doesn’t stop with this toon, often saves the day with huge heals after getting the debuffs off.

    5
  3. I like using AA for his rebel coordination (level 4) which calls an assist when another character uses a non attack move, eg heal, BUT… it only ever seems to work in GW, not in regular cantina battles? Anyone else?

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  4. Ditto lol “diamond in the rust”

    Now why do you make like a tree and get outta here 😉

    He’s pretty good – I’m just about to lay an old Ben nuke on him in the arena

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  5. Ditto lol “diamond in the rust”

    Now why don’t you make like a tree and get out of here, you idiot 😉

    0
  6. Im level 75… and best team I’ve ever played is one with Ackbhar as lead, along with Sun Fac, Royal Guard, Rey, and Leia. The person with this team has been number 1 in the PVP arena for weeks. No one can take her out. MaryDare. amazing

    5
    • Junne le Solitaire

      Only just Sun Fac is a game, mate! Sun Fac IS the nightmare of all nightmares. When this guy taunts, he makes any tanker become jokes. In this way, Ackbhar is no-role in the battle.

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  7. Can we have the up dated version please

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  8. Since recent update , you can’t beat him. He is hands down the current best leader. Just put han and lando on the team. Or Leah if ur a chump.

    5
  9. AA is fun to play with the right team. Up against Vader and other enemies that lay down multiple negative status effects on your allies? Suddenly AA is the best healer in the game.

    With AA as lead any ally that uses a turn that doesn’t attack that will call an assist from a rebel. I currently use Lando as the other only Rebel on my team. This way I can make sure Lando gets his crit chance up before taking advantge of AA’s Tactical Genius so he can use this special twice. If you use Leia then you have more flexibilty but I am not spending money to star up Leia so I am going creative here.

    His basic attack and health pool are ok. Can’t expect a toon to be awesome at everything. And we know a good team is a sum of it’s parts.

    No need to go into the rest of the team I use with AA. I will say I am having a lot of fun in arena AND GW for a change thanks to AA as lead and the rest of the team!

    5
  10. Put him with Lando, since he’s a Rebel now. Two Double Downs in a row… that can and will hurt…

    4
  11. Skills not updated yet?

    5
  12. I have had Ackbar on my team for a while now – lvl 74, 7*, gear lvl 8 (half way to 9). He was always a nice character to have, especially when fighting the many Phasma and Sids in the arena, but I know he was a hinderance when the so controlled him.

    However, after this last update, they reworked his tactical genius to actually be worth using now – it is now applies to the whole team and then the first toon to use a special gets 30% health and an extra attack. So that is a nice change.

    Even better though is adding a fantastic passive to his leader ability. Now anytime a toon uses a non-attacking special, a rebel toon attacks the current target.

    Those two changes have made him an EXCELLENT leader. I already have maxed Biggs and ST Han, now I just need to work on Luke or Leah or unlock Ben.

    Highly recommended toon.

    5
  13. Might be the most overrated character on the overall rankings. I badly wanted to like him. But his attack is weak. Tactical genius is god awful. It’s a trap is highly situational. Worst of all is his AI, which doesn’t come close to understanding his weird niche.

    Sadly I’m still tempted to waste resources on him because I have fantasies about a Rebel team and his leader skill is best for it. He’s also a nice counter in GW, where you don’t need to worry about his AI on defense.

    2
    • Also, let’s say you do go for a rebel team. Han is a must-have. Both Han and Akbar get their shards exclusively from Arena rewards, and therefore must compete.

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      • His AI is totally broken, tries to heal with no DOT, uses the worthless tactical genius all the time, and is damage is low, he is the reason rebel teams are not viable in the arena, han taunt gets dispelled easy by qui-gon or mace, no turn gain there and its game over. Also his healing ability cooldown is way to slow to be viable and the 20% tenacity (LVL8) leader ability counters is own healing chance (Less DOT, less healing) and is not enough to prevent han taunt getting dispelled. I sugest changing the leader ability to +40% tenacity and keep the 25% speed, and is healing ability to be more like ewok elder, normal heal + % for cleaning dots, tactical genius could be advantage + turn meter like phasma or 1 turn offence up for the team like tusken shaman. This would make Rebel teams viable in the arena, broken as it stands i give him 1 star.

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  14. Ackbar does a good job of making your rebel team fast. He’s also a pretty darn good healer in Galactic War and allows you to get out of DOT situations you find yourself in. He’s a dream against Darth Vader. Unfortunately, his AI is atrocious, he doesn’t hit that hard, and his Tactical Genius ability is just broken (doesn’t help that much). For it’s a trap the AI uses it when you don’t even have negative status effects. Once CG fixes these things he’d be a 4 star for me. As it sits he’s more like a 3 star and maybe even a 2. That being said if you want a rebel team, you have to have him.

    3
  15. I don’t have him. Maybe it’s a symptom of my levels (55 and 57 on my two accounts), or maybe it’s that I play Barriss as leader so my team’s health is higher than the other posters, but I don’t find enough incoming first turn AOE’s that justify investing in Ackbar.

    As it stands I’d suggest that everyone playing him consider using Ahsoka Tano or Talia instead. Either will heal more damage in more situations, and both have high burst damage.

    Yes he’ll remove the pesky healing immunity, but there are more proactive ways of dealing with that, most obviously by killing, stunning, or slowing (then killing) Sid before he attacks again (the latter I find most easily achievable with Fives). While “It’s a trap” recharges Sid will apply immunity several times. Finally Ackbar also leaves your team with a character that’s no opposition to speak of when controlled by the AI.

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  16. I’m going to attempt a rebel team but f2p so no leia. It will be ackbar (l) Han, hoth scout and Luke as damage dealers and lumi (just to try keep Han alive a bit longer). I plan on bringing in Rey later on though, and with 3 good damage dealers and insane TM manipulation I probably won’t need the healer anymore then

    0
    • Why not Biggs Darklighter too?

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      • I have Biggs seven stars and believe he performs better that Luke. Get Luke out of there and put Biggsin instead. Every time he gets critically hit by anything. 100% turn meter. That will win you games. Luke cannot do that. Plus his stun will not increase his value enough to put him over Biggs.

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  17. after getting ripped off on the Dark Side starter pack (thanks for nothing, CG), i lucked out today and scored a 4-star Admiral Akbar in a Chromium Data Card… looking forward to growing my team with him (i am still quite early in the game)

    5
  18. I starred building a rebel army with ben, leia, Han and luke. With Akbar as lead. I getting close to finishing it. In the meanwhile I tried it out in GW. It works like a charm…

    4
  19. Absolutely love this character. I use him in my area line up with Rey, Geo, Poe and Phasma as leader. My only wish is that “it a trap” had a faster refresh timer.
    As most teams include Sid and Phasma I am able to allow them do their round 1 debuffs then disspel and heal my team. Round 2 I use “tactical” and hope it lands on Rey or Geo, if it does their he usually does not get a fourth turn (third Is his basic attack).
    Healers are only able to heal one time if they are lucky and would rather give a turn to Rey and Geo over any true healer including Lumi (who I think is way overrated).

    5
  20. Question guys….

    If I am reading this correctly it seems that one comment says that he can dispel healing immunity with another comment saying that he cannot.

    Could someone please clarify? Is it that healing immunity is harder to dispel or is it not possible?

    Thanks everyone.

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    • I got Ackbar. He did not dispel healing immunity on himself. Have to test further…

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    • I believe it’s glitched right now. It heals healing immunity about 50% of the time.

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      • I agree it may be glitched. It is catqgorized as a negative status effect. It gets rid of it most of the time for me but occasionally it doesn’t

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    • It appears it will dispel on the second turn, so if the hero is affected with 2 turns of healing immunity, uses one turn, and is then dispelled with “It’s a trap!”, it will dispel. If it is the heroes first turn, the dispel will not work, unsure if it reduces to healing immunity by one turn though..

      5
      • You may have been playing with it while it was glitched. He removes all debuffs and heals ridiculous amounts of health if there are alot of them. Only wish the cooldown was shorter because unless you have some heavy hitters Sid just ends up putting healing immunity right back on with his next turn. Love him for GW but still trying to farm more rebels as a backup team.

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    • Must be fixed. He dispels all negative effects from everyone including healing immunity, and heals everyone on your team for it.

      So he’s clutch.

      5
  21. Ackbar is presently a DIAMOND IN THE RUST! Common arena and galactic war teams have players that can put many negative status effects on your characters. He wipes out players like Vader, Sideous (with his aoe attack) oldben(after ability block is over, or ability block doesn’t effect Admeral) and countless others that you would often see in arena. Using his It’s a trap move is like taking all the damage on the first turn that the enemy hit you with and erasing all of it and dumping the attack right back at them!

    I run chewbacca, luminara, JC, And Dhaka with him presently.

    I would suggest 2 healers, tank, and one attacker.

    One attacker that I believe would work great with him (that I don’t have as a free to play player) is Rey! Her and Ackbar can be a fantastic combo with her in as an attacker.
    1. She has bonus damage with no negative status effects. Ackbar can clear negative status effect of characters.
    2. She has crazy speed to attack first and gain foresight to evade attacks. Then Ackbar, after whatever negative status effects hits, will clear and set her up for another powerful attack.
    3. Ackbar can give her more attacks! That is great! She puts out so much damage with so many ways to do it!

    Negatives
    1. You have to work around Ackbar! my entire lineup revolves around him! If you can’t afford to do this that do not use him.
    2. Ackbar can be situational(that’s why he is great in galactic wars. You see what the opponent is doing before you enter the battle). He will not always be effective. Pay to win teams with princess leya and teams that don’t do negative status effect on you will destroy your Ackbar team!
    3. No great leader ability( unless you have a rebel lineup)

    Positives
    1.For now, I am number 13 on my server. With maxed out end game teams at the top. He counters many pay to win teams and the common arena team that includes Sideous. He give me huge advantages
    2. He has an element of surprise. No one plans for you to have Ackbar entering arena mode. If they walk in with Sideous and many other negative status effect characters they have a great chance of losing to you.
    3. He breaks you team away from the common teams and players you see every day! Please people! Have some fun! Go for someone else other that then what the common player does in this game! There are tons of undiscovered stratagies in this game that can destroy! Be the one to find it and take advantage of it! Look at me! I didn’t touch Sideous in my arena shipments because of Ackbar. I know almost everyone uses Sideous. I chose to be different any I am having tons of success! Be different but choose wisely(in other words, don’t try to get a seven star ugnaut who you will almost never use).

    If you read all of this thank you! I hope my thoughts and observations are useful. If not, I’m sorry I wasted your time 😀

    5
    • This is one of the best comments I’ve seen on here. I decided I wanted Ackbar as my “3rd healer” because of his dispel, and you’ve really reaffirmed my choice. Thank you for convincing me to finish farming him!

      5
    • Meh….that only counter those debuff teams….but if it encounter my assist team….i will squish and squash and mug your team like a bug…

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    • LOL “DIAMOND IN THE RUST”

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  22. This guy’s one of the best heroes I have… his special abilities are really great to change the way the battle goes, and can insure you a victory in Arena !
    The true + : his capacity to heal the team while erasing negative effects
    The true – : his leader ability which is pretty useless cause Rebel heroes are often hard to obtain and not that great…
    Conclusion : Admiral Ackbar is a must have in a team, but not as a leader… Moreover, I’d ad that his gear is pretty easy to upgrade (in comparison with other characters’ ones) and that you can easily unlock him or upgrade his rank thanks to the arena. And hey, it’s the Admiral Ackbar !!!

    5
  23. It’s a trap is such a great ability in Galactic War and Arena. I’ve been nuked with Sidious and Vader first turn then had Ackbar use it’s a trap and had my entire team back to full health with all debuffs gone. The only debuff it doesn’t clear is the Healing Immunity debuff :(

    His 3rd ability is pretty good unless as it pretty much just gives his turn to someone else and gives them armor pen. Thereby getting you closer to resetting their cooldowns (which is really great when you’ve already used your heals or want to push the dps).

    His first ability isn’t bad damage and it gives you extra turn meter which is always good.

    Overall, he’s one of my favorite characters right now plus he’s Admiral Ackbar and he is one of the few characters that know when it’s a trap.

    5
    • Healing immunity rebuff only works when it is not fresh, after one or two turn, it’s a trap works on any character with hearing immunity negative status

      0
  24. I don’t have this one, but I think this would be the perfect solution for Old-ben/sidious groups which is current arena in a nutshell.
    Imagine AI smashes you with old-ben’s lockout and sidious group AOE then you turn the tide of the battle simply by his “It’s a Trap!” ability.

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    • I’ve done exactly this. More annoying was Sidious “Anti-Heal” on auto attack. My Chewy would just die because I couldnt heal him. “Its a Trap” is perfect here. Didnt even consider Old-Ben.

      In arena he’s awesome. Rest he’s meh.

      0
    • If Old Ben silences Ackbar, doesn’t it prevent him from casting the ability to remove debuffs?

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