Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes IG-86 Sentinel Droid Review

SWGOH IG-86 Sentinel Droid Review

GeneralCharacter Guide & StatsShard LocationTeam ComboGalactic WarArenaKeycards
Jedi ConsularTaliaPoe DameronLuke SkywalkerBarriss OffeeDarth SidiousMob Enforcer
Mace WinduJawaCount DookuHk-47Old DakaDarth MaulNightsister Acolyte
IG-86IG-88Luminara UnduliAhsoka TanoEwok ElderDarth VaderLobot
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Hoth Rebel ScoutHoth Rebel SoldierReyIG-100 MagnaGuardIma-Gun DiNute GunrayGrand Master Yoda
General GrievousMagmatrooperResistance PilotPlo Koon

IG-86 is a ranged assassination droid with high damage and high critical rate. This brief guide will give you a rough idea of what he can offer to your team.

Type: Droid, Attacker

Side: Dark

Synergy: Critical, Assist

How to Get[Shards]: Data Cards, Dark Side 2-F, Light Side 4-D, Holotable Battle 4-E, Galactic War Shipments

Pros Cons
Best damaging first skill with critical bonus  No AoE damage
Decent health pool for a droid assassin  Requires Hk-47/IG-88 for full offensive effectiveness
Assist attack does bonus and insane damage with another droid  Gear takes quite a bit of time to farm for a 1 star character
Critical goes up with more droids in the party Easily disabled by anti-droid characters like Jawa/Dathcha/Ima-Gun Di
Easily farmable   Low resistance – this vulnerable to special attacks

Skills and Abilities

Note: All skill descriptions are based at max level. The bracket denotes the level required to upgrade that skill.

Basic Ability: Precision Strike – Deal Physical damage to target enemy with an additional 50% chance of a Critical Hit.

  • LvL 2: +5% Damage(16)
  • LvL 3: +5% Damage(26)
  • LvL 4: +15% Damage(36)
  • LvL 5: +5% Damage(46)
  • LvL 6: +15% Damage(56)
  • LvL 7: +5% Damage(66)

Special Ability: Assassin Droid Tactics – Deal Physical damage to target enemy and call a random ally to assist. If the assisting ally is a Droid, both attackers have an additional 75% Critical Damage. (3 Turn CD)

  • LvL 2: +5% Damage(18)
  • LvL 3: +25% Critical Damage(28)
  • LvL 4: +5% Damage(38)
  • LvL 5: +5% Damage(48)
  • LvL 6: +15% Damage(58)
  • LvL 7: +5% Damage(68)

Special Ability: Droid Squad Tactics – IG-86 gains 4.5% Critical Chance for each living Droid ally. In addition, he has +15% Critical Damage.

  • LvL 2: +0.5% Critical Chance(20)
  • LvL 3: Add 10% Critical Damage(30)
  • LvL 4: +0.5% Critical Chance(40)
  • LvL 5: +5% Critical Damage(50)
  • LvL 6: +0.5% Critical Chance(60)
  • LvL 7: +0.5% Critical Chance(70)
Star Grade 1★ 2★ 3★ 4★ 5★ 6★ 7★
Strength 1.3 2 2.7 3.4 4.1 4.8  5.5
Agility 2 3.1 4.1 5.1 6.2 7.2  8.2
Intelligence 1.1 1.7 2.3 2.8 3.4 4 4.6

Base and Max Stats

Stat Base Max
STR 16  534
AGI 22  818
INT 13  442
Health 451  10925
Speed 100 116
Physical Damage 49  1698
Physical Critical 8  557
Armor 3 143
Armor Penetration 0  32
Dodge 0 0
Special Damage 45  1201
Special Critical Rate 0  20
Resist 1 49
Resist Penetration 0  0
Deflect Rating 0 0
Critical Damage 150% 150%
Potency 0 64%
Tenacity 15% 35%
Hp Steal 0 0


IG-86 is a surprisingly  good unit when alone and gets better when you team him up with Hk-47(as leader) and IG-88. Anytime he criticals, you can feel the pain incoming. A great team setup for the high damage droid squad is Hk-47/IG-88/IG-86/Poggle the Lesser/Old Daka. Until we can get a good droid healer, this team will wreck faces when they are highly geared.

Old Daka can revive your droids if they ever go down. Plus, most enemies will get focused down and die before you know it.

The only weakness to building a strong droid squad is the anti-droid characters such as Ima-Gun Di/Dathcha/Jawa/Eeth Koth. You will meet them mostly in the arena, so do not worry too much about it.

Otherwise, you won’t regret getting him to max level and enjoy Max Payne.


Campaign Map:4 Stars (4 / 5)
Arena: 4 Stars ( 4 / 5)
Galactic War:3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

Verdict: Max him only if you run a droid squad.

References: SWGOH


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