A very common question is, “Who should I invest credits, remotes, shards, and gear into first?” The answer really varies depending on which type of gameplay (damage, healfest, tanky, zombies) and synergies (Droids, Nightsisters, Ewoks, Jedi) you enjoy. Your fan favorite Heroes or who you unlocked may also be a factor despite actual in-game performance. In order to help you in developing a roadmap, I present this character ranking list. Keep in mind, most Heroes can synergize and perform well in a proper squad which makes this list very difficult to produce and highly opinionated. You can’t just pull the top 5 and do well, you’ll need to assess abilities, stats, and synergies as well. We’re just not quite deep enough in the lifecycle of the game to start ranking Squad variations, but that time will come soon. In the meantime, feel free to use this assessment to get a general idea of which characters are a worthwhile investment.
You can order rankings by Overall, Availability, PvP Squad Arena, and Galactic War performance. The character scores will be updated based on Community feedback, new synergies, unexplored potential, newly released Heroes, skill diversity, EA buffs and nerfs, and the general consensus of the players that contribute to this site.
Overall – This score is determined by the PvP Squad Arena and Galactic War performance of a character as well as Availability. This does not reflect challenges or the campaign battles as those are custom designed with a specific mechanic in play. The overall score will give you some good farming options and those that can do well in most of the game’s content.
PvP Squad Arena – This is how well a character performs or is easily countered in the most competitive feature of the game and is weighted heavily in the Overall Score. Sort by this field to see which Heroes do best in a properly build PvP Arena Squad. Just make sure you pick 5 that work well together.
Galactic War – The GW rating takes into account cooldowns and the abilities of a hero to contribute to the battle of attrition that is the Galactic War. Sort by this field to see which characters can go the distance in GW.
Availability – This reflects how easy it is to obtain and promote a Hero through shard farming. It plays a small part in the Overall score, but is a very valuable sorting feature for the free to play folks looking to identify squad members that don’t require significant monetary investments to 7 Star.
SWGoH Character Rankings
This list is based on capped Heroes including promotion, training, gear, and ability levels. Some Character’s perform better at lower player levels, so keep that in mind. If you don’t agree on a ranking, feel free to discuss in the Comments below.
Rankings Based on Level 70 Meta Game…New Level 80 Meta with upcoming major patch will shift these quite a bit.