If you have managed to join an active squad in Star Wars Commander (if you haven’t, make sure to check out our own article dedicated to finding good squads), then you probably know that you can request from your squad mates different types of troops and therefore create an even more difficult to beat base.
But what are the best troops to keep in your Squad Center in Star Wars: Commander in order to help you the most with your defensive duties? We’re going to try and answer the question in this article.
But first, there is an important thing to remember: units that work best in defense are not great when it comes to attacking. Also, I would really be against using the squad center troops when you attack simply because it’s usually a bit more difficult to get them back from your squad mates, so it’s better to try and keep them at home to surprise the enemy when he or she is attacking.
But back to the best choice of troops to keep in your Squad Center, here is my take for the Rebel side: first of all, it all matters on the level of your Squad Center and how many troops you can actually get. Then, I believe it would be a better choice to fill up those numbers with as many troops as possible. Fill your spaces with basic troops, Heavy Troopers or Grunts to have the numbers and confuse the enemy. Although larger vehicles or troops might seem better, in reality they are not because of the strange target picking. If your troops would always pick the best troop to take it out, then indeed having a giant to blast them away would be better. But usually, they pick up the strangest targets and that’s why it’s best to have the numbers: it takes some time for the enemy to destroy them AND it gives your troops more time to cause a lot of damage among the incoming forces.
I have friends who go for a speed/slow troops combo, but I really don’t see the point of that. Another good defense seems to be a mix of Wookies and a med-droid (just like in attack), which has been reported to yield great results. I haven’t personally tried this one yet, but it does make sense and sounds like a solid strategy and I will surely give it a try as soon as possible.
Also, an extremely important advice about the Squad Center is to make sure that you have it protected by shields. Otherwise, it can be easily taken down by enemy air strike, with all the troops inside – and that would be a terrible waste!
So this would be my take on what troops to keep inside your Star Wars: Commander Squad Center, for the rebel side. I am really curious to see what the Empire players believe is the best choice, so please share your opinion below. Of course, if Rebel players believe that a different strategy works best, let us know!