Promoting characters in Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes is the act of acquiring enough shards to increase the base stats of Strength, Agility, and Intelligence which in turn boost Physical Damage, Health, Armor, Physical Critical, Special Damage, and Resistance. To bring a character up to 7 Stars, you’ll need to focus on farming shards by winning Hard Mode battles of the Light and Dark Side Campaigns, utilizing shipments, pulling data cards, and/or completing the Galactic War Battle map. If you’re looking for a specific shard, a consolidated list is located on each character’s individual pages.
Which Hero Shards are available in each Battle
Most Hard Mode battles provide a chance to acquire a character shard. The fights are restricted to 3 wins per day and using energy refreshes is an effective way to build the promotion level of a hero you are interested in. The following table details which battles you can find a specific character shard to plan your priority mission unlocks.
|1-A||Ewok Scout||None||Geonosian Soldier|
|1-B||Jedi Consular||Clone Sergeant – Phase 1||Luke Skywalker|
|1-C||Count Dooku||Count Dooku||Clone Wars Chewbacca|
|1-D||Royal Guard||Jedi Consular||None|
|2-A||Rey||First Order Storm Trooper||Nightsister Acolyte|
|2-B||First Order Storm Trooper||Boba Fett||None|
|2-C||Ewok Elder||Clone Wars Chewbacca||None|
|2-E||Mace Windu||Luminara Unduli||None|
|2-F||Talia||IG-86 Sentinel Droid||Obi-Wan Kenobi (Old Ben)|
|3-A||Resistance Trooper||Resistance Trooper||Jedi Consular|
|3-E||Clone Wars Chewbacca||Clone Sergeant – Phase 1||Finn|
|3-F||Dathcha||Jedi Knight Guardian||None|
|4-A||Teebo||Biggs Darklighter||Mace Windu|
|4-C||General Veers||Ahsoka Tano||Kylo Ren|
|4-D||IG-86 Sentinel Droid||Stormtrooper||None|
|4-E||Poggle the Lesser||Boba Fett||IG-86 Sentinel Droid|
|5-A||URoRRuR’R’R||Ima-Gun Di||Luke Skywalker|
|5-B||Lobot||Jedi Knight Anakin|
|5-C||Jedi Knight Anakin||Barriss Offee||Finn|
|5-D||Ahsoka Tano||Rey||Chief Chirpa|
|5-E||Clone Sergeant – Phase 1||Barriss Offee||Talia|
|5-F||URoRRuR’R’R||Royal Guard||Lando Calrissian|
|5-G||Clone Wars Chewbacca|
|6-A||Luminara Unduli||Hoth Rebel Scout||Barriss Offee|
|6-B||Jawa||First Order Tie Pilot||Obi-Wan Kenobi (Old Ben)|
|6-C||General Veers||Tusken Raider||Kylo Ren|
|6-D||First Order Tie Pilot||General Veers|
|6-E||Poggle the Lesser||MagnaGuard||Jedi Consular|
|7-C||Ima-Gun Di||Plo Koon|
|7-D||Luke Skywalker||Jedi Knight Anakin|
|8-B||Hoth Rebel Scout|
Shard Farming with Data Cards
Chromium Data Cards utilize crystals for a chance to pull full characters which convert into Shards if you already have unlocked the Hero. You will primarily pull x10 Shards for Chromium exclusive characters and x12 Shards for those that can be farmed elsewhere. The Bronzium Data Cards spend Ally Points for a roughly 12% chance to gain 1 random shard.
The shipments in the Main Menu, Galactic War, Cantina, and Arena contain Shards for various Heroes. I won’t list them all here as you can view the inventory in game fairly easily. These shipments refresh every 6 hours from the last time you opened the application and provide a reliable way to to gain shards of a Hero you are interested in. The crates in the Galactic War map also have a small chance to provide 1x random shard.
You may be farming a character and using this guide because the ingame “Find” button disappears when a hero is eligible for a promotion. You could continue to farm shards until a character is worth promoting or you have the credits to 7 Star, or simply just want to get enough shards for when the time comes. To prevent you from overfarming, here’s what you’ll need.
|Promotion||Credit Cost||Shards Cost|
|1* to 7*||1.88 Million||320|
|2* to 7*||1.87 Million||305|
|3* to 7*||1.85 Million||280|
|4* to 7*||1.75 Million||250|
|5* to 7*||1.5 Million||185|
|6* to 7*||1 Million||100|
We’ll update this article as new battles and features are released that offer a way to farm character shards.