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Best SWGOH Characters to Inflict Damage Over Time (DoT)

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SWGOH Best DoT characters

Damage Over Time (DoT) debuffs in SWGOH are often required to complete certain feats in Galactic Challenges or Galactic Conquest game modes.

Some characters have abilities that can inflict Damage Over Time, and other characters have entire kits built around DOTs.

In today’s guide, we will check out the best characters to inflict Damage Over Time in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. Let’s get it started!

SWGOH Damage over Time
Plenty of DoT chars in the game

1. Darth Vader – Best DoT Character

The DoT chatter can more or less start and end with Darth Vader. His whole kit is an onslaught of attacks, and his Leader ability can keep the punishment going by forcing enemies to regain DoTs the moment they expire.

Since his early days, when he was soloing the OG Rancor raid, he has been buffed further through his new ability, Merciless Massacre.

When the ability is used correctly, Darth Vader can spread an insane amount of DoT to the entire enemy team before they can even take a turn.

Best Darth Vader DoT team: Darth Vader (L), Darth Sidious, Wat Tambor, Darth Nihilus, Grand Admiral Thrawn.

If you want to learn more about the game, read on to find out how to counter Genosian Teams in SWGOH.

2. Lord Vader

Yes. Vader is on this list twice. 

Lord Vader is the Galactic Legend iteration of the iconic character. While his SWGOH kit isn’t designed to oppress enemies with previously-inflicted and sustained DoT like Darth Vader, Lord Vader passively inflicts DoT to all enemies every time he takes a turn.

He also has a special AoE ability, Unshackled Emotions, which inflicts 4 DoT effects to all enemies – and they can’t be Resisted.

Best Lord Vader DoT team: Lord Vader (L), Darth Vader, Wat Tambor, Grand Admiral Thrawn, Darth Nihilus.

Next, you can read about the best characters for evading attacks in SWGOH.

3. Old Republic faction

The Old Republic faction is a DoT machine in SWGOH.

Carth Onasi (L), Mission Vao, Zaalbar, Canderous Ordo are the core of any Old Republic squad with the fifth spot as a filler (Juhani or T3-M4).

A flurry of attacks out of turn, coupled with passive Health and Protection regeneration from inflicted DoT effects can cover many feats in Galactic Conquest, even if Victory isn’t an option.

So, we have the best characters for dealing damage over time in the game above. Now here’s a full list of them – focus on a few, create the best team with them as a foundation and you’ll do great.

  • Darth Vader
  • Lord Vader
  • Carth Onasi
  • Mission Vao
  • Zaalbar
  • Canderous Ordo
  • Boba Fett
  • Boba Fett, Scion of Jango
  • Darth Nihilus
  • Darth Sidious
  • Wat Tambor
  • Dengar
  • Gamorrean Guard
  • IG-11
  • IG-88 (Only when in Leader slot)
  • Kylo Ren
  • Luke Skywalker (Farmboy)
  • Nightsister Initiate
  • Talia
  • Resistance Hero Poe
  • The Mandalorian (Beskar Armor)
  • Tusken Shaman
  • Wampa


There are plenty of characters in Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes capable of dealing Damage over Time. You have the best listed above, as well as a full list of them, so that you can mix and match as you please.

Who’s your favorite SWGOH DoT Character? Let us all know by commenting below!

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