IG-88

IG-88

Dark Side

Classes: Droid, Attacker

Description: High-damage stifler with high dodge, enemy heal reduction, and enhanced critical damage.

Synergies: , , , , , , ,

How to Acquire and Promote: Data Cards, Squad Arena

General Consensus Review: Please discuss IG-88 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
Mortal Wound – Deal Physical damage to target enemy with a 45% chance to inflict Healing Immunity for 2 Turns.
Level 7
Rapid Fire – Deal Physical damage to all enemies with a 55% chance to inflict Ability Block for 1 Turn.
Level 7
Resourceful Pursuer – All allies gain 20% Critical Chance.
Level 6
Adaptive Aim Algorithm – IG-88 has +45% Critical Damage and deals 15% more damage for each enemy suffering a negative status effect.
Ability Upgrades:
LvL 2: +5% Damage
LvL 3: +15% Healing Immunity Chance.
LvL 4: +5% Damage
LvL 5: +15% Damage
LvL 6: +5% Damage
LvL 7: +5% Damage
LvL 8: +15% Healing Immunity Chance
Cooldown: 4
Ability Upgrades:
LvL 2: +5% Damage
LvL 3: +5% Damage
LvL 4: +15% Ability Block Chance
LvL 5: +5% Damage
LvL 6: +15% Ability Block Chance
LvL 7: +5% Damage
LvL 8: Add 50% chance to inflict Defense Down for 2 turns
Ability Upgrades:
LvL 2: +1% Critical Chance
LvL 3: +3% Critical Chance
LvL 4: +1% Critical Chance
LvL 5: +1% Critical Chance
LvL 6: +3% Critical Chance
LvL 7: +1% Critical Chance
LvL 8: Add Damage Over Time effect on a Critical Hit
Ability Upgrades:
LvL 2: +5% Critical Damage
LvL 3: Add 10% Damage for each enemy suffering a negative status effect
LvL 4: +5% Critical Damage
LvL 5: +5% Bonus Damage
LvL 6: +15% Critical Damage
LvL 7: +5% Bonus Damage
LvL 8: +15% Critical Damage

IG-88 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-88.

Stars 1* 2* 3* 4* 5* 6* 7*
Strength NA  NA 2.7  3.3 4.1 4.8 5.5
Agility NA  NA 4.1  5 6.2 7.2 8.2
Intelligence NA  NA 2.3  2.8 3.4 4 4.6

IG-88 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
559114458210830121

B-Dam
S-Dam
S-Dam2
A-Dam
Phy CR
Spec CR
4958310274970

Crit Dam
Armor
Armor Pen
Dodge
Resist
150%173270100

Resist Pen
Deflect Rat
Potency
Tenacity
HP Steal
100%60%44%15%

IG-88 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
641138667312566121

B-Dam
S-Dam
S-Dam2
A-Dam
Phy CR
Spec CR
6115380784670

Crit Dam
Armor
Armor Pen
Dodge
Resist
150%20227129

Resist Pen
Deflect Rat
Potency
Tenacity
HP Steal
100%72%45%15%

IG-88 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
18251549280

Phy Dam
Phy CR
Armor
Armor Pen
551040

Dodge
Spec Dam
Spec CR
Resist
03601

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

IG-88 Reviews & Ranking

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

Overall
PvP
GW
Avail
71806055

Feel free to discuss and give your own opinion on Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes IG-88 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

16 Comments

  1. I’m gearing/leveling/starting this toon. He is such a pain to gear! Going from gear VII to VIII is the worst. Trying to get (amongst other horrible item farms at the same tier) these MK3 chedak comlink prototype salvage is not fun at all. I think I’ve sunk almost 400 energy into these and I have 4… So 16 more to go… Knowing what I know now, I would go back and not farm this questionable toon.

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    • I finished the character some time ago. I stand by my earlier statement that gearing him was a pain, but now that I’ve finished his gear, the process wasn’t much worse than other difficult gearing toons; I just had some bad luck. Now that he’s finished he has been in my arena squad with poggle support and a quick taunting tank since. Solid toon for the free-to-play/ cheap player.

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  2. after last update, it become much better in GW ( better than ig-86, and probably even GS – they don’t have life draining) – with another debuffer in team, his damage becomes enough to provide healing from health stealing ( 10%, irc )
    sid’s mass debuff && aoe from IG-88 = healing for both)

    5
  3. Can anyone explain why this character’s description says “high dodge” but his dodge and deflection ratings are zero?

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  4. Disappointing health, seems to rarely proc and I have 7*/gear8 maybe with poe to hide behind would be a useful assist. Easily replaced by any toon, vs Jedi I use DM if not Jedi 5’s a underrated beast!

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  5. maybe the most underrated toon. decent basic attack with healing immunity, great AOE with abilty block. his syngery with sidius makes him great even without droids

    i m running a sidius(l), 88, poe, poggle, lumi team and everyday i can easly snipe #1 at my server.

    5
    • Replacing Lumi with Kylo would be riskier AOE option due to no heals but may be able to wipe out the other team on first round if Poe’s Expose procs on at least 4 enemies. May be more viable setup when level cap is lifted to 80 and Poe’s Expose chance is back to 65%.

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  6. Rather than the others, I believe it is not necessary to have a tank within your arsenal, but rather a greater threat, a healer is a fairly decent choice as I target them first in every match, you must keep every match as short as possible, don’t drag it out by ignoring the real threat, Darth Sidious is another great option as I see him as the highest threat in the game. You just have to drag the attention of IG 88 away from him, overall great attacker that pairs great with HK 47.

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    • The only “healer” that I would ever target first is Daka… other than that it’s like you can target the healer first or you can just kill the damage and give the healer nothing to heal thereby making it useless… IG 88 is by far the biggest threat right now as his AOE can nearly wipe out any team… it’s stupid high damage right now

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      • Concur with above. Faced IG-88 twice today in arena. His AoE (after Sid) left my team at maybe 10% each (except RG). In terms of threats at Arena, top 5 places I most fear (and target first) Rey, QGJ and Poggle. Now I add IG-88 to the list. Put Sid as leader and add Leia (crit up) and his damage gets insane
        Looking at his speed, believe he’s very good for defense team too if led by Sid. Leia will go stealth (stupid AI!) but he’ll still get few crits.

        5
      • Ya Daka is the only heals I’d attack fist too. IG88 is someone I attack first so he never gets an ability off. For me it’s about taking about their top dps then ability block either Daka or Lumi with my Lumi.
        My team has changed a lot and I have a few teams I do but lately I’ve been messing around with (lead)QGJ, Yoda, Windu, Lumi and IG86. All 7* max gear. It takes me a refresh of arena battles but I can beat teams to the top 5 it’s just that my AI defense isn’t great so I derank. Working to get Dooku, poggle and GS 7*

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      • It’s that extra 20% damage per negative effect. Most squads have Sid at least in them, if not leader, and the computer almost always has him lead off with his AOE, which probably DOTs most of your characters. If the opposing squad has Poe as well, then most likely every member of your squad has either DOT or Expose by the time 88 rolls around, so he’s doing double damage, critting on most attacks, *and* if Poe was there, doing the extra 20% of character health for each Expose. Nasty nasty nasty.

        5
  7. Love IG-88 right now. He has great damage and a good leader buff to help with damage if you don’t have Sidious. Leveled up he crits like crazy and has a hard hitting AOE. Only downside is his health. I’ve found its very hard to keep him alive below 150 ranks in pvp. Decently farmable as well.

    4
  8. Pros:
    – One of the highest damage dealers in the game.
    – Ridiculously good cc with his aoe ability block.
    – makes fighting healers easy with his heal block.
    Cons:
    – Glass cannon
    – Needs a taunting tank to be effective
    – Needs supp champs to place negative effects for true
    effectiveness

    IG-88 is by far my favorite char in this game. Consistently half to full healths targets with one auto attack. Needs HK and IG-86 to bring out his full godlike status. I’ve wiped out all but the tank against plenty of top 10 pvprs with him in the first few(3-5) moves but aoe enemies and counter attackers are his bane, that and drawn out pve battles.

    5
  9. Positives:
    – Very high damage once geared
    – AoE is brutal against teams with no healer (or no healer still alive)
    – Pairs great with Poggle the Lesser and Darth Sidious
    – Easy to level through Squad Arena

    Negatives:
    – Super low health makes it basically necessary to pair him with a tank that can taunt for multiple turns (and if you need to keep the tank alive for missions then you’ll likely need a healer as well)

    Overall: Strong in a quick strike type compositions for Squad Arena, for ex.: Dooku, Darth Sidious(Leader), Poggle the Lesser, plus a tank. Rating: 4.3/5 Stars

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