Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes Poe Dameron Review

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes Poe Dameron Review

SWGOH Poe Dameron 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
Asajj VentressNightsister InitiateFirst Order TIE PilotSavage OpressPoggle the LesserDathchaRoyal Guard
Qui-Gon JinnPrincess LeiaObi-Wan KenobiStorm Trooper HanChewbaccaGeneral VeersLando Calrissian
Aayla SecuraBoba FettCaptain PhasmaCoruscant Underworld PoliceCT-5555 "Fives"Geonosian SoldierKit Fisto
Kylo RenAdmiral AckbarBiggs DarklighterCad BaneClone Sergeant - Phase 1Eeth KothJedi Knight Guardian
Ewok ScoutFinnFirst Order OfficerFirst Order StormtrooperGrand Moff TarkinGreedoJedi Knight Anakin
Hoth Rebel ScoutHoth Rebel SoldierReyIG-100 MagnaGuardIma-Gun DiNute GunrayGrand Master Yoda
General GrievousMagmatrooperResistance PilotPlo Koon

Poe Dameron is a tank with the ability to expose enemies as well. We will be looking at what he offers compared to the rest of the characters.

Type: Tank, Resistance

Side: Light

Synergy: Tenacity, Taunt, Self Heal, Expose, Offense

How to Get[Shards]: Data Cards, Cantina Shipments(400 Cantina Credits)

Pros Cons
Offensive tank with AoE Expose for more damage Lacks a nice heal for sustain
Works well with an AoE damage team Poor campaign map auto character
2 turn taunt and excellent in the arena Only available in Squad Cantina
Provides single target offense down Low special resistance
High tenacity and armor

Skills and Abilities

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

Basic Ability: Challenging Shot – Deal physical damage to target enemy with a 40% chance to inflict Offense Down for 2 Turns. This chance is doubled if the target is suffering any negative status effects.

  • LvL 2: +5% Damage(16)
  • LvL 3: +15% Offense Down Chance(26)
  • LvL 4: +5% Damage(36)
  • LvL 5: +5% Damage(46)
  • LvL 6: +5% Damage(56)
  • LvL 7: +5% Damage(66)
  • LvL 8: +5% Damage(76)

Special Ability: Resistance Bravado – Taunt for 2 turns and remove 25% Turn Meter from each enemy, with a 50% chance to Expose all enemies for 2 turns. (5 Turn CD)

  • LvL 2: Add 10% Turn Meter Reduction(18)
  • LvL 3: +15% Expose Chance(28)
  • LvL 4: +5% Turn Meter Reduction(38)
  • LvL 5: +5% Turn Meter Reduction(48)
  • LvL 6: Cooldown -1(58)
  • LvL 7: +5% Turn Meter Reduction(68)
  • LvL 8: +15% Expose Chance(78)

Unique Ability: Stand Firm – Poe has +35% Tenacity and recovers 7.5% of his Max Health whenever he resists a negative status effect.

  • LvL 2: +5% Tenacity(22)
  • LvL 3: Add 5% Max Health recovery on resist(32)
  • LvL 4: +5% Tenacity(42)
  • LvL 5: +5% Tenacity(52)
  • LvL 6: +2.5% Heal(62)
  • LvL 7: +5% Tenacity(72)
  • LvL 8: +2.5% Heal(82)

Leadership Skill: Ace of the Resistance – Resistance allies gain 25% Offense and 15% Potency.

  • LvL 2: +2.5% Offense(20)
  • LvL 3: +5% Offense(30)
  • LvL 4: +5% Potency(40)
  • LvL 5: +5% Offense(50)
  • LvL 6: +5% Potency(60)
  • LvL 7: +2.5% Offense(70)
  • LvL 8: +5% Offense(80)

Stat Growth/Increase Per Level Table

Star Grade 1★ 2★ 3★ 4★ 5★ 6★ 7★
Strength N/A N/A 3.1 3.9 4.7 5.4  6.2
Agility  N/A N/A 3.5 4.4 5.3 6.2  7.1
Intelligence  N/A N/A 2.2 2.8 3.3 3.9 4.4

Base and Max Stats

Stat Base Max
STR 17 580
AGI 22  719
INT 16  344
Health 469  15245
Speed 100 143
Physical Damage 48  1259
Physical Critical 8  430
Armor 3 174
Armor Penetration 0  32
Dodge 0 0
Special Damage 38  1333
Special Critical Rate 0  10
Resist 1  47
Resist Penetration 0  5
Deflect Rating 0 0
Critical Damage 150% 150%
Potency 0 71%
Tenacity 15% 71%


While Poe Dameron doesn’t have any strong heals as a tank, he is primarily built for offense. His 2 turn taunt comes with a chance to expose all enemies. Expose means the enemy loses 20% health on the next attack , allowing AoE skills to deal more damage.

Therefore, he is best paired with AoE damage characters like IG-88, HK-47, Captain Phasma, Kylo Ren, Jedi Anakin. Lando, Darth Sidious, Ugnaught, Kit Fisto, Underworld Police, Boba Fett, Jedi Knight Guardian, Darth Vader, Dathcha, Jawa, Snowtrooper, Clone Sergeant and more.

His only glaring weakness that his 2 turn taunt will often put him at red health. It is dangerous to taunt a team full of offensive units. He will get destroyed unless you have a good healer to keep him healthy. He is very useful in the arena to soak up damage as long as you have 2 decent healers.

As for Galactic War(GW), he is a poor choice since it is all about survival. However, you can use him in GW to taunt a very hard battle, let him die to attacks and burn enemy cooldown. Then you retreat and sub a strong character in to take advantage of the already burnt cooldown characters and carry on your assault. 🙂


[usrlist “Campaign Map:4” “Arena: 4.5” “Galactic War:3”]

Verdict: Only max him after your core characters(JC, Talia) unless you want him exclusively for the arena.

References: SWGOH

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