Jedi Knight Anakin

Jedi Knight Anakin

Light Side

Classes: Jedi, Human, Attacker

Description: High-pressure Jedi attacker that punishes enemies for wounding his allies.

Synergies: , , , , , , ,

How to Acquire and Promote: Data Cards, Dark Side 5-B, Dark Side 5-C, Dark Side 7-d

General Consensus Review: Please discuss Jedi Knight Anakin 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
Deft Bladework - Deal Physical damage to target enemy with a 40% chance to inflict Healing and Buff Immunity for 2 turns.
Level 7
Smite - Deal Physical damage to all enemies and grant allies Offense Up for 2 turns if an enemy is killed.
Level 6
Lead from the Front - Jedi allies gain 24% Offense.
Level 6
Righteous Fury - Whenever an ally is defeated, Anakin gains 90% Turn Meter and his next attack deals 50% more damage.
Ability Upgrades:
LvL 2: +5% Damage
LvL 3: +15% Healing and Buff Immunity Chance
LvL 4: +5% Damage
LvL 5: +15% Damage
LvL 6: +5% Damage
LvL 7: +5% Damage
LvL 8: +15% Healing and Buff Immunity Chance
Cooldown: 3
Ability Upgrades:
LvL 2: +5% Damage
LvL 3: +5% Damage
LvL 4: +15% Damage
LvL 5: +5% Damage
LvL 6: +15% Damage
LvL 7: +5% Damage
LvL 8: +15% Damage
Ability Upgrades:
LvL 2: +2% Offense
LvL 3: +4% Offense
LvL 4: +2% Offense
LvL 5: +2% Offense
LvL 6: +4% Offense
LvL 7: +2% Offense
LvL 8: +4% Offense
Ability Upgrades:
LvL 2: +10% Turn Meter Gain
LvL 3: +25% Damage
LvL 4: +10% Turn Meter Gain
LvL 5: +10% Turn Meter Gain
LvL 6: +10% Turn Meter Gain
LvL 7: +10% Turn Meter Gain
LvL 8: +25% Damage

Jedi Knight Anakin 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 Jedi Knight Anakin.

Stars 1* 2* 3* 4* 5* 6* 7*
Strength 2 5 6 7 8
Agility 1.3 3.3 4 4.6 5.3
Intelligence 1.1 2.7 3.3 3.8 4.4

Jedi Knight Anakin 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
92869058518331144

B-Dam
S-Dam
S-Dam2
A-Dam
Phy CR
Spec CR
435639007020

Crit Dam
Armor
Armor Pen
Dodge
Resist
150%20340063

Resist Pen
Deflect Rat
Potency
Tenacity
HP Steal
150%105%58%5%

Jedi Knight Anakin 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
107282765321433144

B-Dam
S-Dam
S-Dam2
A-Dam
Phy CR
Spec CR
508043237570

Crit Dam
Armor
Armor Pen
Dodge
Resist
150%2335470

Resist Pen
Deflect Rat
Potency
Tenacity
HP Steal
150%117%58%5%

Jedi Knight Anakin 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
251716627100

Phy Dam
Phy CR
Armor
Armor Pen
52640

Dodge
Spec Dam
Spec CR
Resist
03801

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

Jedi Knight Anakin Reviews & Ranking

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

Overall
PvP
GW
Avail
73857520

Feel free to discuss and give your own opinion on Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes Jedi Knight Anakin 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

40 Comments

  1. If he is used with Ahsoka she gains critical hit immunity

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  2. Anakin Is a great character , once again my favorite Character in Star Wars. He won’t be in my team for long because I’m replacing him With Vader. There’s no point in having them both in the same team because their the same person . Keep that in mind . I feel like their trying to make again Un Rare and Less valuable putting him in the store a lot ! I have mixed feelings about this character .. However I laugh at their attempt to make him look like Hayden .

    4
  3. Is it just me or should capital games should release a different variation of Anakin, like a dark side version. Like when he had just become Darth Vader. He can be called Reckless Vader, or something like that.

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  4. Ive been building Anakin up. I think he is great. The new update makes him the boss Jedi he is in the Movie’s. Great job EA thanks.

    5
    • Anakin will devastate Yodas everywhere now… His leader will make Fives a god

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    • yep the boss who got his ass kicked in the movies by dooku & Obi &it woulda been mace if not for the sneaky bs, however the character in the game is better wit the update, it was much needed

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  5. I have him at 7* 78 maxed abilities, Gear 8. I’m not all that impressed. I read positive things about him and yes, I keep him on my Jedi teams, but he isn’t an all star like many of the comments imply. His aoe isn’t strong enough to kill toons in the red. His main strike is lackluster and the debuffs are unreliable. His unique ability only kicks in once you lose a toon. He’s got decent speed and health, but just isn’t anything special. And that grind was brutal! I think he definitely needs a rework from EA.

    3
    • He’s been buffed by a lot lately, so here are his new stats:
      Smite now grants allies offense up on crits, but exposes Anakin if it doesn’t. Lead from the Front is changed to Always On The Offensive, and applies to Jedi & Clone Troopers (Rex, Fives, Clone Sergeant) and Righteous Fury triggers on teammates reaching 50% HP and/or on losing a toon. In other words, he got buffed of the charts.

      5
  6. Did anyone realise tht Anakin has the same name move, ‘smite’, as Mace Windu?

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  7. I thought replacing Luke with Anakin might put a dent in my offence, but he seemed strong so I tried it and he ended up really beefing up my team. I run him with Han L, Lumi, Barriss and Maul. He makes up for Maul usually getting focused, with Han staying alive long enough with Barriss and Lumi allowing his de-buffs do some real work. Quite often makes Chewie a non-factor, wasting 2 of his turns with him trying to taunt and heal too. He really mitigates the power hit I take when losing 1 of the 2 strong heroes I have that need to be focused, between Lumi’s decent burst and him having his offence up it’s fairly easy to get his Smite off.

    Only been using him for around 3 weeks now but my PvP has definitely improved; when I had Luke in my squad my rank was usually hovering around 600 – 300, with Anakin I’m usually around 400 – 200. I don’t seem to lose much rank during the night now, seems like people aren’t used to facing him.

    Just had an after-thought: buff heroes like Yoda, Ventress, Savage and Rey seem to be popular right now which means Anakin is definitely strong when used right.

    5
  8. With the recent update, kylo ren got a major rework which seemed to bypass Anakin, which is his comparable light side hero. Both have the same stats and with the gear rework, kylo’s damage output increased to 1800. It seems a shame ea labeled Anakin as an attacker when his damage output is less than obi wan at 6 stars and is less than his padawan, luminara, qgj, Yoda, and even count dooku has a higher base damage.

    Come on ea. Don’t label someone as an attacker when you gear then improperly. Kylo’s main gear improvement improved strength quite considerably. On the contrary, Anakin,despite being an attacker with a main stat of strength has a measly 5 increase to strength and an increase of 30 to agility.

    I think he needs a rework for his gear that will accurately reflect his label as attacker. Seriously ea…

    0
  9. I really like him. My main team is QGJ Lider Han Solo Luminara DarthSideous and Anakin. Today I reach the top ten of my server and QGJ and Anakin are only 6*. I haven been saved many times by the passive and Smite –> all offense up. Great champ

    5
  10. Faced QGJ L, Yoda, GS, Rey and Anakin all maxed in arena fighting forn #1. I was wrecked. I fought him 3 more times and was not even close. Then he had switched out Anakin for Leia, also maxed, and now I won with a breeze. Anakin was the major factor in that team comp and tbh that was the hardest team comp i ever met. For PVP he is a beast with the right team built around him.

    5
    • His Yoda goes first, cripple one of my toons. My QGJ goes for Rey but cant finish her off. His QGJ cripples another of my toons. I finish Rey but have to waste a GS attack for it. His Anakin gets full turn meter and kills my crippled toons with his AOE and grants offense up for all of them. Im now 3 vs 4 and they are all buffed up. His GS obliterates another of my toons. 2 vs 4, I cant finish his QGJ with one hit. His Yoda cripples another of my toons, i kill his QGJ, Anakin gets full turn meter and kill my guy. 1 vs Yoda, Anakin and GS. GG.

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  11. Jedi Knight Anakin is the only viable attacker outside of QGJ and Lumi for the jedi. His ability to gain offense up on top of his regular attack make him a monster when an opponent kills someone! Best of all his aoe is physical based so in conjunction with a tank (which most teams run) dying, he will easily put a heavy hurt on the opposing team.

    Lastly his ability to inflict the dreaded healing immunity and his unique buff immunity can screw over teams relying upon such synergies. If only his potency was a little higher and he was easier to farm…

    5
  12. I’m not sure why people are giving this guy so much love. In my opinion, he’s at the bottom of the list of Jedi’s along with his padawan Ahsoka and Eeth Koth.

    I’ve yet to see him in PVP, GW, or any other battle where he’s presented a danger to my characters. Just like Ahsoka, when he’s on the other team I leave him for last.

    He’s not easy to get, and requires way too many shards to unlock, a lot like Tusken warrior and a few other 80 shard unlocks that simply aren’t worth the time.

    1
    • you just have to know how to use him right. by the way what’s your rank?

      0
    • I’m currently ranked top 40 in my ladder and I’m destroying people with him. Qgj (L) yoda lumi ani and kylo. Ani’s able to give the whole team offense up is a real problem and naturally occurs more often than one would think. Stick with him. He is a hammer

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    • OpenGungenStyle

      I agree entirely. He’s always left for last, doesn’t pose a threat, even with his crits. Ashoka is another as you say. Completely pointless chars in my eyes.

      And to the guy who replied, currently rank 29 but haven’t done my daily push yet.

      2
    • He got buffed insanely recently. And now he’s OP. His leader ability applies to Clones, Righteous Fury triggers when your toons reach 50% HP, and Smite triggers offense up on crits. Also, Ashoka is amazing.

      5
  13. I don’t see why people think he’s bad. If he’s used right, he’s amazing. Use the AoE when enemies have low health, it’s brutal if he can kill more than one at the same time. Put a cannon fodder toon, it’s amazing for GW, makes him amazing. Not the best leader, and not too many Jedi synergies if you take that off, but he works great on a Jedi team. His basic is a weaker version of Sid’s, but it’s not bad.

    4
  14. Anyone else had trouble farming him? I have two of his LS/DS battles open and for a week only got 1 shard.

    0
    • I swear, Anakin, Kylo, and Tie Fighter are rigged on shard drops. I’ve been doing the Tie for over 2 weeks and have only gotten 5 shards.

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      • word, anakin is rigged, i havent tried the other 2 but most characters wit 80 shards are got me thinkin its rigged, it should be guarenteed at least 1 shard every 2 or 3 tries, cause 9 times n gettin nothin is beyond ridiculous(when you play the other battles of that character when one battle needs to refresh)

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  15. I love running him everywhere.

    He was my second card into the game and I’ve had him on my team since.

    I’m nearing 5* now that I found out it’s Light Side 5-c and not Dark Side 5-c.

    Anyhow, he’s worth if you’re willing to put the time to him.

    5
  16. He is available in LIGHT side 5-C, not Dark side.

    0
  17. Why is he rated so low in PvP? Indeed, don’t see him much in Arena. I’m surprised as with QGJ as Leader his speed will be insane.

    AoE buff and healing immunity buff make him a good toon, no?
    Is the reason I don’t see him in Arena because he’s hard to farm?

    0
  18. APissedJediMaster

    Is the 26% offense like 26% more damage? If it is then why don’t they just say damage instead… I mean what else can be offense? They did say damage with upgrading skills so why not leader skill

    4
    • It’s simply to require us to gain stars and levels to make it viable. So the lower Jedi on your team will still be trash, while if it was a base increase they would be scaled to greatness. (Time/money/investment)

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    • Take Offense as the ATK status of a toon. So if it says “Offense Up” it means “ATK Up” Special ability level up says “damage” because it’s talking about the damage of the Special; it has nothing to do with the side effect. Buff up on SWGOH usually means “X stat + 50%” So in this case, Smite will rise party members ATK by 50%.

      Leader ability says “Offense” because it’s the trait involved on the ability. As you level it up, Anakin will grant more ATK up to the party as the leader.

      It’s not that hard to understand, seriously.

      4
  19. Goes great on squishy teams with lots of high priority targets. If your team is Mace Windu, JC, Luminara, and Plo, they will just focus Anakin first or second and he won’t be that useful. However, on a high damage team with Sid, Daka, Pilots, Poe, Han, droids, QGJ or other characters that HAVE TO DIE FIRST he will get tons of big free attacks. He also seems to be a little bugged, and gets long lasting offense up sometimes.

    4
  20. Useful in QGJ-led offensive Jedi team (if 7-starred).

    0
  21. I’ve found that he is useful in two ways. First, he is useful as mentioned by Ninjaben with his AOE offense up buff and the targeting specific individuals. Second, and to me more important, he is a great equalizer in fights that start going south. If you suddenly get crit and lose someone, his turn meter and 50% increase in damage on his next hit can often turn the battle back to a more level playing field or turn the fight to your favor completely.

    5
  22. This character synergises well with characters who block abilities, so you can target the healers ASAP and make them attempt to self heal in vain.

    High speed and damage doesn’t hurt, in addition to the AOE attack that gives an AOE offense buff.

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