SWGOH: Rebel Farming Guide

SWGOH Rebel Farming Guide

A lot of people have been thinking about creating a rebel team as of late for the Emperor event in order to unlock the exclusive Emperor Palpatine. However outside the event, a lot of rebels are very good and should be looked at. Unlike the Yoda event, EA hasn’t given up much time to farm rebels for the event so it is very likely you will not unlock Palpatine if you did not start beforehand. Nonetheless, you should still farm 5 rebels for when the event comes back in a month or two and also some of them are very good toons in general. This guide will tell you the recommended path to farm each rebel and also the time it takes to 5* or 7* them if you do not choose to use crystals to refresh.

Currently the list of Rebels are:

  • Admiral Ackbar
  • Biggs Darklighter
  • Han Solo (Raid)
  • Hoth Rebel Scout
  • Hoth Rebel Soldier
  • Lando Calrissian
  • Lobot
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Princess Leia
  • Storm Trooper Han
  • Wedge Antilles

There are 11 possible Rebels you can farm:
*Bold text under farm rate is the recommended farm path*

Admiral Ackbar
Admiral Ackbar:
It’s A Trap! Ackbar used to be a laughingstock when the game first came out with his poor damage and utility. Then EA gave him a rework and made him a staple for a rebel team with his excellent leader ability. This guy is one of the best utility heroes for a rebel team and can make opponents rip their hair out with good assist RNG. He also has his use in p1 of the Rancor raid with his cleanse for deathmark. He can only be farmed in arena shipments and is probably one of the better toons to farm there after ST Han and Leia.
Farm Rate (low-medium):
10 shards a day if top 200 in arena (faster if you can get top 100 or better)
15 days to 5*
33 days to 7*
Consensus: FARM

ST Han
Stormtrooper Han:
One of the two most seen tanks you will see in arena (ST Han and Royal Guard) and for good reasons. This tank becomes EXTREMELY durable once he hits gear 11 and can take quite a beating. What makes him better is the fact he gains turn meter for your team when taking a beating while taunting and that he’s slightly slower than QGJ who would normally dispel him. Pair him with an Old Ben lead and your opponents will rage when you manage to get off your Mind Tricks + Taunt combo. This guy is a staple in numerous high ranked teams and should be one of your farming priorities.
Farm Rate (low-medium):
10 shards a day if top 200 in arena (faster if you can get top 100 or better)
10 days to 5*
33 days to 7*
Consensus: FARM

Leia
Princess Leia:
A once only chromium character turned f2p. This offensive beast can be farmed in arena. She is one of the strongest offensive characters with high crit, an insane triple tap basic attack, and ability to stealth to protect herself from damage. Her biggest downfall is that her basic is very RNG dependent where it can instantly kill an opponent by attacking 3 times or do one measly attack. Overall she is definitely one of the top arena characters to farm even if the event is over.
Farm Rate (low-medium):
7.5 shards a day if top 200 in arena (faster if you can get top 100 or better)
10 days to 5*
33 days to 7*
Consensus: FARM

Biggs
Biggs Darklighter:
Probably the easiest of all the rebels to farm. This guy can be farmed EVERYWHERE…. cantina node, galactic war shipments, hard missions. He recently received a rework where he works extremely well with Wedge on his team. He has a 2 turn assist attack if omega’d which is good. Overall a very average hero with very poor speed with his assist ability being his only good factor if not paired with Wedge.
Farm Rate (high):
15 shards a day through GW shipments if you can finish it every day (10 shards if you can get up to 11)
~6 shards a day through Cantina nodes if you choose to farm him there (144 energy daily + 45 from noon refill at a 33% drop rate, no refills via crystal)
~3 shards a day through two hard missions (72 energy total at a 50% drop rate) – Not Recommended
10 days to 5* (recommended path only)
22 days to 7* (recommended path only)
Consensus: FARM

HRScout
Hoth Rebel Scout:
Scout is sort of a hidden gem where its stronger than he looks but still just above average at best. This guy can gain turn meter very quickly for his team and for himself. He’s an ok toon to farm, but I wouldn’t really recommend farming him. You can get him through hard missions or cantina shipments, but I do not suggest farming him in cantina shipment as there are better choices in general.
Farm Rate (low-medium):
~4.5 shards a day through hard missions (156 energy total at a 50% drop rate) – Recommended path if you choose to farm him
~4 shards a day through cantina shipement (189 cantina energy spent at a 10 energy catina node. Higher shard rate if you choose a higher cantina node)
~32 days to 5* (recommended path only)
~73 days to 7* (recommended path only)
Consensus: DO NOT FARM

HRSoldier
Hoth Rebel Soldier:
Rebel Soldier is probably one of the rarest toon you will ever see as his kit is pretty awful. In my opinion, he’s just a worse version of ST Han and also harder to farm.
Farm Rate (low):
~4 shards a day through hard missions (72 energy total at a 50% drop rate)
~36 days to 5*
~82 days to 7*
Consensus: DO NOT FARM

Lando
Lando Calrissian:
Moustache man is an absolute monster now that AI will use his aoe ability against a taunt. High end arena players have started to include him in their teams since he can go off with his increasing aoe damage. His aoe damage ramps up as the fight progresses and resets. His only true downfall is that he needs to hit at least 2 critical hits on his aoe, but mods help alleviate that with both accuracy and crit chance/damage. He is definitely one of the best toons you can farm through cantina nodes.
Farm Rate (medium):
~8 shards a day through cantina nodes (189 cantina energy spent on a 8-energy node at a 33% drop rate, no crystal refills)
~18 days to 5*
~42 days to 7*
Consensus: FARM

Luke
Luke Skywalker:
Lightsaber-less Luke doesn’t really bring much to the game at the moment. He does great damage, but not spectacular and really is overshadowed by the fact that he has no utility whatsoever. You rarely see him him arena as someone who doesn’t have high end damage nor utility, he isn’t very good. He can be farmed through cantina battles and hard missions.
Farm Rate (medium):
~8 shards a day through cantina nodes (189 cantina energy spent on a 8-energy node at a 33% drop rate, no crystal refills)
~1.5 shards a day through hard missions (36 energy total at a 50% drop rate)
~18 days to 5* (recommended path only)
~42 days to 7* (recommended path only)
Consensus: DO NOT FARM

Lobot
Lobot:
You will almost never see this guy ever… His synergy is best when lead with droids, but is heavily outshined by HK47 lead. Very boring kit and has no place on a meta droid team. Can only be farmed in hard missions.
Farm Rate (low):
~3 shards a day through hard missions (84 energy total at a 50% drop rate)
~48 days to 5*
~110 days to 7*
Consensus: DO NOT FARM

Wedge
Wedge Antilles:
An awful aurodium character when first released but has been given a lot of love by EA to promote him. This guy has an insane lead ability for rebels that can either hit multiple targets or attack multiple times. He will often be paired with both Biggs and Lando in arena due to their insane synergy among them. This guy is not currently farmable unfortunately.

Han Raid
Han Solo (Raid):
The only character that can only be gotten through raid. He has a pretty magnificent kit that can honestly demolish a team before they get their first turn. Unfortunately if you haven’t started T7 raids to collect his shards, he will take a very long time to unlock. Lots of arena teams are barely starting to add him to their team, but still has AI issue of targeting the wrong unit.

Conclusion:
The five best Rebels you can farm for Palpatine event are Leia, Ackbar, ST Han, Lando, Biggs. All of them are very good outside of the Palpatine events and can fit into many different comps.

  • Rymas1

    Great guide. I have had better farm luck with Lando on cantina battles, but I might just be getting lucky. was dropping between 40-50% of the time. A little lower this morning, but so is the nature of RNG.

    Only comment is Leia farm time would be 10 shards per day (if you count the 200 bonus from 3 arena challenges).

    Rest looks great.