Darth Vader

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Darth Vader

Fearsome Attacker that applies AoE Damage Over Time, and crushes debuffed targets for extra turns

Unit-Character-Darth Vader.png
Description
Alignment Dark Side
Role AttackerLeader
Faction EmpireSith
Lead Synergy SithEmpire
Synergy Damage Over Time
Anti JediRebel
Ship TIE Advanced x1
Immune to Turn Meter ReductionFear
Release Date November 24, 2015
Rework Date June 22, 2020
Shards to Activate 80
Accelerated Never Accelerated units have increased drop quantities. See Character Shards for more information.
Acquisition Fleet Arena Store Fleet Arena Token 400  (5x)
Military Might
Buffs Merciless
Debuffs Ability BlockDamage Over Time
Other Status Merciless Target
Battle Mechanics Attack - Can't Counter
Turn Meter Gain - Self
Attack - Can't Evade
Heal Health - Self
Turn Meter Reduction Immunity
Bonus Turn
Ignore - Taunt
Lead Mechanics Offense
Turn Meter Reduction - Target (20%)
Attack - Can't CounterTurn Meter Gain - SelfAttack - Can't EvadeHeal Health - SelfTurn Meter Reduction ImmunityBonus TurnIgnore - TauntAbility BlockTurn Meter Reduction - Target (20%)

Stats

Stats displayed are for unit at max level with max stars. Mods are not included in calculations.

Physical Offense
Damage 2444
Critical Chance 27.75%
Armor Penetration 25
General
Health 26646
Protection 39883
Speed 121
Potency 31%
Tenacity 33%
Critical Damage 150%
Defense Penetration 0%
Gear 12
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85
Darth Vader - Gear 12
Gear Materials Needed
Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Tactical Data.pngMk 12 ArmaTek Tactical Data
Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Tactical Data Prototype.png
1Mk 12 ArmaTek Tactical Data Prototype
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30Mk 12 ArmaTek Tactical Data Prototype Salvage


Gear-Mk 8 Nubian Design Tech.png
2Mk 8 Nubian Design Tech
Gear-Mk 8 Nubian Design Tech Salvage.png
40Mk 8 Nubian Design Tech Salvage


Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Visor.pngMk 12 ArmaTek Visor
Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Visor Prototype.png
1Mk 12 ArmaTek Visor Prototype
Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Visor Prototype Salvage.png
30Mk 12 ArmaTek Visor Prototype Salvage


Gear-Mk 7 CEC Fusion Furnace.png
2Mk 7 CEC Fusion Furnace
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40Mk 7 CEC Fusion Furnace Salvage


Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Cybernetics.pngMk 12 ArmaTek Cybernetics
Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Cybernetics Prototype.png
1Mk 12 ArmaTek Cybernetics Prototype
Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Cybernetics Prototype Salvage.png
30Mk 12 ArmaTek Cybernetics Prototype Salvage


Gear-Mk 7 Merr-Sonn Thermal Detonator.png
2Mk 7 Merr-Sonn Thermal Detonator
Gear-Mk 7 Merr-Sonn Thermal Detonator Salvage.png
40Mk 7 Merr-Sonn Thermal Detonator Salvage


Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Thermal Detonator.pngMk 12 ArmaTek Thermal Detonator
Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Thermal Detonator Prototype.png
1Mk 12 ArmaTek Thermal Detonator Prototype
Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Thermal Detonator Prototype Salvage.png
50Mk 12 ArmaTek Thermal Detonator Prototype Salvage


Gear-Mk 12 Czerka Sensor Array Prototype.png
2Mk 12 Czerka Sensor Array Prototype
Gear-Mk 12 Czerka Sensor Array Prototype Salvage.png
40Mk 12 Czerka Sensor Array Prototype Salvage


Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Thermal Detonator Component.png
1Mk 12 ArmaTek Thermal Detonator Component
Gear-Mk 6 Athakam Medpac.png
2Mk 6 Athakam Medpac
Gear-Mk 6 Athakam Medpac Salvage.png
40Mk 6 Athakam Medpac Salvage


Gear-Mk 3 Carbanti Sensor Array.png
1Mk 3 Carbanti Sensor Array
Gear-Mk 3 Carbanti Sensor Array Salvage.png
50Mk 3 Carbanti Sensor Array Salvage


Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Stun Gun.pngMk 12 ArmaTek Stun Gun
Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Stun Gun Prototype.png
1Mk 12 ArmaTek Stun Gun Prototype
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50Mk 12 ArmaTek Stun Gun Prototype Salvage


Gear-Mk 12 Czerka Hypo Syringe Prototype.png
2Mk 12 Czerka Hypo Syringe Prototype
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40Mk 12 Czerka Hypo Syringe Prototype Salvage


Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Stun Gun Component.png
1Mk 12 ArmaTek Stun Gun Component
Gear-Mk 8 Nubian Security Scanner.png
2Mk 8 Nubian Security Scanner
Gear-Mk 8 Nubian Security Scanner Salvage.png
40Mk 8 Nubian Security Scanner Salvage


Gear-Mk 5 A-KT Stun Gun Prototype.png
1Mk 5 A-KT Stun Gun Prototype
Gear-Mk 5 A-KT Stun Gun Prototype Salvage.png
50Mk 5 A-KT Stun Gun Prototype Salvage


Gear-Power Cell Injector (Fusion).pngPower Cell Injector (Fusion)
Gear-Mk 5 Arakyd Droid Caller Salvage.png
50Mk 5 Arakyd Droid Caller Salvage
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1Injector Handle
Gear-Injector Handle Salvage.png
50Injector Handle Salvage


Gear-Mk 9 Kyrotech Battle Computer Prototype.png
2Mk 9 Kyrotech Battle Computer Prototype
Gear-Mk 9 Kyrotech Battle Computer Prototype Salvage.png
100Mk 9 Kyrotech Battle Computer Prototype Salvage


Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Data Pad Prototype.png
1Mk 12 ArmaTek Data Pad Prototype
Gear-Mk 12 ArmaTek Data Pad Prototype Salvage.png
50Mk 12 ArmaTek Data Pad Prototype Salvage


Special Offense
Damage 2061
Critical Chance 11.88%
Resistance Penetration 0
Survivability
Armor 32.79%
Resistance 23.7%
Dodge Chance 2%
Deflection Chance 2%
Critical
Avoidance
0%
Health Steal 15%
Accuracy 0%

Abilities

Tex.ability darthvader basic.png Terrifying Swing
Basic Ability Material Omega Level 8

Deal Physical damage to target enemy with an 80% chance to inflict Ability Block for 1 turn. Jedi and Rebel targets cannot Evade or Resist the effects of this attack.
More Details

Tex.ability darthvader special01.png Culling Blade
Special Ability Material Omega Level 8
4 Turn Cooldown

Deal Physical damage to target enemy and dispel all debuffs on them. This attack deals 50% more damage for each effect dispelled and grants 100% Turn Meter on a finishing blow. This attack can't be Evaded.
More Details

Tex.ability darthvader special02.png Force Crush
Special Ability Material Omega Level 8
5 Turn Cooldown

Deal Physical damage to all enemies and inflict Speed Down and 3 Damage Over Time effects for 2 turns. This attack can't be Countered.
More Details

Tex.ability darthvader special03.png Merciless Massacre
Special Ability Material Zeta Level 8
9 Turn Cooldown

Gain Merciless and take a bonus turn after this one. All enemies gain Merciless Target, which can't be evaded or resisted. When Darth Vader uses an ability, Merciless Target is removed from the target enemy and Darth Vader takes a bonus turn. If the target did not have Merciless Target, Merciless expires and Merciless Target is removed from all remaining enemies. Darth Vader can ignore taunt effects when targeting enemies with Merciless Target.

Merciless: +50% Offense, +25% Critical Chance, and +50% Critical Damage; immune to Fear, Stun, and Turn Meter manipulation and Darth Vader's bonus turns do not trigger other characters' effects based on bonus turns or Turn Meter gain

Merciless Target: Darth Vader must target a unit with this or a taunt effect, can ignore Taunt to target this unit, and takes a bonus turn after using an ability while targeting this unit
More Details
Merciless Massacre

Tex.abilityui passive attack buff.png Inspiring Through Fear
Leader Ability Material Zeta Level 8

Empire and Sith allies have +30% Offense and have a 50% chance to remove 20% Turn Meter when they damage an enemy. This Turn Meter removal can't be Resisted. While Darth Vader is alive, enemies immediately regain Damage Over Time for 2 turns whenever Damage Over Time expires on them.
Zeta
More Details
Unlocks at Gear Level 4.
Level 7:
Empire and Sith allies gain 30% Offense and have a 25% chance to remove 10% Turn Meter when they damage an enemy. This Turn Meter removal can't be Resisted.
Level Unit
Level
Ability Material Credits Adds
8 82
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20
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10
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20
105000 +25% Turn Meter Reduction Chance, +10% Turn Meter Reduction, enemies immediately regain Damage Over Time for 2 turns whenever Damage Over Time expires on them while Darth Vader is alive
7 72
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk I.png
9
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7
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5
28800 +3% Offense
6 62
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6
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk II.png
5
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk III.png
4
9600 +2% Offense
5 52
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk I.png
4
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk II.png
4
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk III.png
3
4800 Add 25% chance to remove 10% Turn Meter on hit
4 42
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3
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3
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk III.png
2
2400 +3% Offense
3 32
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2
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2
1600 +5% Offense
2 22
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2
800 +2% Offense
1 Description: Empire and Sith allies gain 15% Offense.
Inspiring Through Fear

Tex.abilityui passive darthvader.png No Escape
Unique Ability Material Zeta Level 8

At the start of each encounter Darth Vader gains 8 Speed until the end of the encounter for each of the following: Empire ally, Sith ally, Jedi enemy, Rebel enemy. Darth Vader is immune to Turn Meter reduction and recovers 5% Health whenever a Damage Over Time effect on an enemy expires. Whenever Darth Vader activates Merciless Massacre, dispel Stealth from all enemies.
More Details
Unlocks at Gear Level 6.
Level 7:
At the start of each encounter Darth Vader gains 8 Speed until the end of that encounter for each of the following: Empire ally, Sith ally, Jedi enemy, Rebel enemy.
Level Unit
Level
Ability Material Credits Adds
8 84
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30
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13
Game-Icon-Ability Material Zeta.png
20
125000 Darth Vader is immune to Turn Meter reduction and recovers 5% Health whenever a Damage Over Time effect on an enemy expires; whenever Darth Vader activates Merciless Massacre, dispel Stealth from all enemies
7 74
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk I.png
10
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk II.png
9
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk III.png
6
32900 +1 Speed
6 64
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7
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk II.png
6
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk III.png
4
11000 +1 Speed
5 54
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5
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk II.png
4
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk III.png
3
5500 +1 Speed
4 44
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3
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk II.png
3
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk III.png
3
2700 +1 Speed
3 34
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3
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk II.png
3
1800 +1 Speed
2 24
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2
900 +1 Speed
1 Description: At the start of each encounter Darth Vader gains 2 Speed until the end of that encounter for each of the following: Empire ally, Sith ally, Jedi enemy, Rebel enemy.
No Escape

Recommendations

Abilities

Omega and Zeta Rankings
Ability Name Ability Type Cost Get OPTIONS:Yes,No<br />This field is just a quick reference of whether an ability is worth the mats investment at all. Priority Number in order of most important, 1, to least important Best for OPTIONS:Raid, PVP, PVE, All<br />This field is used to specify abilities that may be really good to have but only for specific content. Reasons
Terrifying Swing Basic
Game-Icon-Ability Material Omega.png
5
? ? ?
Culling Blade Special
Game-Icon-Ability Material Omega.png
5
? ? ?
Force Crush Special
Game-Icon-Ability Material Omega.png
5
? ? ?
Merciless Massacre Special
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk III.png
40
Game-Icon-Ability Material Omega.png
16
Game-Icon-Ability Material Zeta.png
20
? ? ?
Inspiring Through Fear Leader
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk III.png
20
Game-Icon-Ability Material Omega.png
10
Game-Icon-Ability Material Zeta.png
20
? ? ?
No Escape Unique
Game-Icon-Ability Material Mk III.png
30
Game-Icon-Ability Material Omega.png
13
Game-Icon-Ability Material Zeta.png
20
? ? ?

Mods

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Notes

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Trivia

  • Vader's Culling Blade attack is derived from a scene in Episode VI where he throws his lightsaber at Luke.