IG-100 MagnaGuard

IG-100 MagnaGuard

Dark Side

Classes: Droid, Support

Description: Disruptive Droid Tank that becomes deadly if ignored.

Synergies: , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Acquire and Promote: Data Cards, Holotable Battle 3-C, Dark Side 6-E.

General Consensus Review: Please discuss IG-100 MagnaGuard 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
Electrostaff Assault – Dealt Physical damage to target enemy with a 60% chance to inflict Offense Down for 2 turns.
Level 7
Disruption – Deal Physical damage to all enemies with a 50% chance to remove 30% Turn Meter for each Jedi enemy, plus an additional 35% for each enemy that Evades this attack.
Level 7
Subdue then Strike – Magnaguard has +45% Counter Chance. In addition, MagnaGuard gains Speed Up at the start of each of its turns if it hasn't been damage since the end of its next turn. If it already has speed up, it also gains offense up.
Ability Upgrades:
LvL 2: +5% Damage
LvL 3: +15% Offense Down Chance
LvL 4: +5% Damage
LvL 5: +15% Offense Down Chance
LvL 6: +5% Damage
LvL 7: +5% Damage
LvL 8: +15% Damage
Cooldown: 4
Ability Upgrades:
LvL 2: +15% Damage
LvL 3: +5% Damage
LvL 4: +5% Damage
LvL 5: +10% Turn Meter per Evade
LvL 6: +5% Damage
LvL 7: +5% Damage
LvL 8: Cooldown -1
Ability Upgrades:
LvL 2: +5% Counter Chance
LvL 3: +5% Counter Chance
LvL 4: Add Offense Up if MagnaGuard already has Speed Up
LvL 5: +5% Counter Chance
LvL 6: +5% Counter Chance
LvL 7: +5% Counter Chance
LvL 8: +10% Counter Chance

IG-100 MagnaGuard 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 IG-100 MagnaGuard.

Stars 1* 2* 3* 4* 5* 6* 7*
Strength 3 4 5 6.1 7.1 8.1
Agility 2 2.7 3.3 4 4.7 5.4
Intelligence 1.6 2.2 2.8 3.3 3.9 4.5

IG-100 MagnaGuard 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
10345775752313987

B-Dam
S-Dam
S-Dam2
A-Dam
Phy CR
Spec CR
3165240934010

Crit Dam
Armor
Armor Pen
Dodge
Resist
150%241200124

Resist Pen
Deflect Rat
Potency
Tenacity
HP Steal
100%135%41%10%

IG-100 MagnaGuard 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
12086266192787199

B-Dam
S-Dam
S-Dam2
A-Dam
Phy CR
Spec CR
4202293336010

Crit Dam
Armor
Armor Pen
Dodge
Resist
150%28420261

Resist Pen
Deflect Rat
Potency
Tenacity
HP Steal
100%147%54%15%

IG-100 MagnaGuard 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
21171757580

Phy Dam
Phy CR
Armor
Armor Pen
45640

Dodge
Spec Dam
Spec CR
Resist
04001

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

IG-100 MagnaGuard Reviews & Ranking

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

Overall
PvP
GW
Avail
66706555

Feel free to discuss and give your own opinion on Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes IG-100 MagnaGuard 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

24 Comments

  1. nice addition to droid teams. not a tank, but a controller.
    works great against droid teams ( can survive 1 against 2/3 last enemy droids – magnaguard vs hk-47 & b-2 have good chances to win )

    4
  2. The new update made IG 100 tanky as heck, so he’s great against single-target enemies like Rey but wunerable to AoEs like Tarkin and Lando.

    5
  3. Since the last update I think the armor stats his very boosted it a little bit insane !! I don’t think it the same stats that on this website

    5
  4. I also run IG-100 since the last update. I only have him at 5 stars now, but i put him in my droid team (over GS which has +800 power) and it worked very. Counterattack (with Offense down!), good AOE and very tough body.

    Current team:
    HK-47 (Leader)
    IG-86
    IG-88
    Poggle
    IG-100

    4
  5. I love droids so recently decided to give my 7* Gear 9 Magnaguard a try. I’m probably the 1st one to get him to gear 9. : ) I frequently finish top 5 in my payout and used him in my arena fights. I think he is viable if you do not rely on him as the only DPS character. Fun for sure, living the dream with droids!

    Here is some top 20 arena gameplay so you can see it for yourself.

    https://youtu.be/1WvJq1TSh4I?list=PLtoAQc3PGovw8sfA8SixbYt587W_PPxgt

    4
  6. king under the mountain

    he should be great against the meta(dooku lead) now.

    3
  7. Terrible after the update. Hits worse than an ewok, doesn’t counter more than 25% of the time, and the AI always saves him for last anyways. Have him totally maxed out and he sucks – waste of a ton of rare resources.

    1
  8. The offense down is one of the best basic attacks in the game, and he has turn meter reduction for jeedi and evasion. Speed needs to be buffed tho.

    4
  9. I’m going to start grinding him for the droid event, along with 86 and 88, you only need three droids for the event so those three will do

    0
  10. https://forums.galaxy-of-heroes.starwars.ea.com/discussion/15822/how-to-make-ig-100-usable

    I made a new concept in the offical forum, because right now, he’s completely useless. Let your opinion there if you have another idea or suggestion or a complain.
    Anyways, he’s garbage .
    2/5*

    2
    • I was hoping the update would make him viable, but it gimped him further. Offense down on basic alone (albeit, without having to crit) is still just as pointless due to his lack of potency. Then, they went and removed his level 8 basic upgrade (which was to gain retribution for 2-turns). They flipped his INT and STR attributes, and while his HP jumped, his damage actually plummeted. His speed is still atrocious. He’ll rarely ever get speed up due to at least 1 AoE foe, or 2+ enemy turns prior to his first.

      Basically, I think they further handicapped him with this update overall.

      0
  11. Your lucky to get 2 turns with him. Even if your using HK he dies back to back with AoE usually but after that even buffed by poggle he is slow and barely crits at 3500 with no buff. He is worthless and unusable. I have him maxed 7* and geared his power is 57** but he blows. I would never used him if I knew what I know now. Even with full droid only benefit was extra crit for ig86. With new speed additions in next update and reworked abilities I highly doubt he become useful.

    2
    • Pre-update, his basic (at level 6) was critting for 5200’s (un-buffed) in an HK led group. That’s pretty dam high for droids (making him 2nd/3rd most powerful with basic after IG-88 when multiple foes are debuffed and only slightly less or ties HK with self-buffed offense up with his basic).

      His AoE, although still week, was still probably the 2nd most potent AoE of the droid squad (again, after IG-88). And it was vital for knocking chunks of turn-meter off foes to get consecutive turns for your droids. His 15% crit chance passive (along with HK’s crit chance boost) pretty much made any usage of his AoE give him full turn-meter, so he could really drop a bit of surprise burst when his turn came around.

      He was “ok” before-hand. A bit of a hidden gem for me, really, but now… He’s gimped.

      0
  12. Even with +23 speed from a Lobot leader he’d still be slow but I’ve been mulling over starring him up to give it a try with my other 3 droids.

    I ran into a high starred/geared one in Arena and a moderately upgraded one in GW. The problem is, you want to deal with the other droids first to mitigate the damage then wham, this guy unloads and you’re losing turn meter and he’s cut the offense on any Jedi you had. I think if you run Lobot to speed this slow poke up a bit and give him potency boost he might be good, especially against jedi. Don’t know if he’s a better choice than Poggle or Poe for 5th spot though.

    4
  13. Don’t bother soooo slow,
    negates any speed buff as can be targeted and rinsed.

    0
  14. Surprisingly good despite his stat short-comings (health and speed) but low potency in addition to a low chance to reduce turn-meter (except against Jedi) tends to make him far less effective than he likely should be.

    If his potency were increased, he could be amazing (AoE offense down via crits, HK synergy for immediate follow-up on next turn, where a level 8 basic attack will grant him retribution for 2 turns, potentially making him the droid that gets the most turns due to HK’s leader buff, I can’t wait until the level cap extension).

    0
    • And I should point out that offense down is one of the most significant debuffs in the game, particularly with the meta’s emphasis on the high-speed, insane damage-dealing units.

      0
  15. I’m tempted to pursue this toon as the the best 5th member of HK’s team. Seems his dmg on physical attacks should be about half-way between HK (decent) and the IGs (spectacular). Synergies are certainly there, to justify using it rather than any of the 4-5 other options (at least for PVP). However, i cant shake the inclination to just plug in mediocre options to the 5th spot, and wait for new droid chars to come along eventually.
    I would very much like to hear the perspective from someone that has actually trained-up IG-100.

    0
    • Have him at 7* gear 6 or 7. His damage is mediocre. His speed holds him back significantly, but in the full-droid squad + poggle when HK is the leader, he serves as the droid responsible for reducing enemy turn-meters so that they can continue getting consecutive turns after their AoE’s go on cool-down.

      Problem is, he needs Poggle’s speed buff just to be able to make it to his first turn timely. So, if say you’re doing a GW, and you finish the fight without Poggle’s buff coming off cool-down, there’s pretty much no point in fielding IG-100 for the next fight since his first turn will come so late.

      0
      • Copy. Honestly, it is a pretty bad team for GW anyway. I just use it to punch through one big darth-team, and rely on my jedi to carry me through most teams. So pvp is all I would be concerned with, for the most part. thanks for the info.

        0
  16. Defenatly not better that Hk 47 but seems as if he is his lesser apprentice, serves the same purpose, Tank, Support, And anti-jedi capabilities, he is most clearly made to serve as a support tank, like the plo koon of the dark side

    4
  17. He can’t be That bad with HK as leader, right? There’s probably more valuable characters that can fill his slot, though.

    He has low health and is slow for current meta, but then again, he is far away from the priority target and he can get turns with crits, specially his AoE… In theory.

    Droid teams focus on max damage, his underperforms. No one is playing him enough to be able to tell. The possibility is always there, go for it if you want.

    0
  18. with HK-47 as lead or any other source of crit from a leader his offence down on crits could make him very useful in making high damage targets into low damage targets. depending on what his gear levels give him and the scaling on his attacks is he might be pretty good

    0

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