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Star Wars: Commander has just been launched, the Clash of Clans set in the Star Wars universe. It’s pretty fun to play the game, actually and even though most of the mechanics are similar to the aforementioned strategy hit, I still want to give you a helping hand with some Star Wars: Commander cheats and tips that will help you build the best base around and rule the galaxy.

So read on our Star Wars: Commander ultimate strategy guide for some great tips and tricks to get the most out of this game!

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1. Build up resource buildings first
The Credit Market and Alloy Refinery are the first things you should build on your base and level them up quickly, followed by the Credit Vault and Alloy Depot.

You need a ton of resources throughout the game, but especially early on, you want to get an advantage.

Nobody will attack you for three days (or until you attack another human player), so don’t worry about defenses and focus on the resources to build up your base as much as possible.

2. Get more Crystals
You can clear up the debris on your base to get some free Crystals and you should also focus on completing the missions in order to get some extra Crystals. Connect your game on Facebook and use any opportunity you have to get free Crystals in Star Wars: Commander, then buy the third Droid to help you build up your base faster.

This is the only real thing that you must spend your Crystals early on, not on rushing production!

3. Focus on the missions first
The missions are made in such a way that they are easy to beat for beginner players, while offering you some nice rewards as well. So focus on completing the missions and mastering them to increase your resource counts and get some free Crystals.

When you hit the point where you can no longer get three stars in the single player missions, that might be the time to start attacking other players.

4. How to properly attack other players
Early on, you only need a bunch of troops to make things count. Upgrade your barracks to level 2 and build some Wookie Warriors to take down turrets, then send Rebel Soldiers to gather resources.

Focus on attacking players with a lot of resources and poor defenses: you want it to be easy for you to target the Resource Silos, because it’s resources you’re after early on and not Medals.

The more Medals you get, the tougher your opponents will be, so it’s a good idea to keep the Medal count low in order to get players that are easy to beat.

There are two strategies for advanced players as well as beginners in Star Wars: Commander when it comes to attacking: resource stealing (similar to what I have explained below) when you lower your Medal counts, or Medal attacks where you don’t care too much about the resources, but winning the battle and getting the Medal rewards instead.

If it’s the latter you’re after, find the bases that reward you with the most medals and attack them. Just make sure that you win!

5. How to defend your base
When you start caring about the defense of your base, you should start up with building some new Turrets. Build all that you can and learn the troops they are good against and use them to their maximum potential.

For example, Proton Mortars should be placed somewhere in the middle of the base to have access to all surrounding areas, while Rapid Fire Turrets should be placed in a circular pattern to cover all the corners and leave to piece of base unprotected.

A good strategy is to keep the turrets, Headquarters and Resource Silos behind as many layers of walls as possible, and keep the other structures outside to be used as bait for incoming forces.

When it comes to building the base and hiding your buildings behind the walls, it would be perfect if you could build as many rooms as possible, so that your enemy has to breach multiple layers of walls in order to get to your buildings.

If you want to lose Medals and maybe save some resources, simply take your Headquarters out of the protection zone and place it in an area that’s not defended. Hopefully other players will attack it, ignoring the resources and you’ll enter protection after losing the battle.

6. Who should you choose: The Empire or The Rebels?
This does not really influence the game as the troops that you can build after joining any party are similar in stats, just their design matters.

Make your choice based on your preference, but it appears right now that the Empire is more popular and has most followers.

7. Cheat to choose both the Empire and the Rebels
First of all, if you have multiple iOS devices, it’s really easy to select both: simply start a game on each device and on one, choose the Empire and on the other – the Rebels.

If you don’t, you can still cheat the system and experience both factions: simply create two Facebook accounts if you don’t have them already, then connect the game you have started to one Facebook account. Delete the game and reinstall it, then connect the game to the other Facebook account.

Now you can switch from one to another and play as both factions. If you want to just change the faction (but restart the game), you can uninstall your game and install it again.

8. Join a squad
Joining a squad as early as possible is essential for your well being. Not only that you get a group of players to play with, but they can also help you by sending out troops which can be used in battle. Don’t forget to also donate troops to your fellow squad mates, so everything is fair!

9. Be patient
Star Wars: Commander is a game that requires a lot of time, just like Clash of Clans, if you want to be really successful. Build a solid base by constantly upgrading your buildings and walls and by training and upgrading your troops and heroes.

Attack players that have lower stats than yours and focus on getting as many resources as possible – then use them all not to risk losing them.

If you manage to do all this and combine it with a solid squad, then you will surely become one of the best players in the galaxy.

Are there any other tips and tricks that you would like to share with fellow Star Wars: Commander players? Let us know by commenting below!

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103 COMMENTS

  1. I recruited a hero (level 1 Hans Solo) but I don’t know how to activate him. I can’t take him on missions; is there some way to use him?

        • For the Chapter 5 Mission 3, build 4 Speeders in the factory, and 6 Dark Troopers from the Barracks. Deploy 3 dark troopers near the border of the base to take out the defenses. When the infantry comes out to kill the Dark Troopers, deploy 2 Speeders. Speeders make quick work of infantry. Then deploy the rest of your troops as needed to replace ones that are killed.

          • That sounds like an imperial solution – anyone have one for rebel alliance? I’m stuck on 5-3 also. They wipe me out very quickly.

          • lancer it very easy u need alot of troops and u know what side to strike but u know u are talking to the empire right but if u are the rebels u know we are coming for u

  2. I’m at hq 3 but it won’t let me build the mortar. It says 0x which is 0 built, it doesn’t have a message overlapping the image but it doesn’t let me build it. I didn’t build it yet either. Anybody have the same problem or a solution?

    • There is a maximum number of defensive structures that you can build and the game doesn’t care what you build. So you can build all turrets or all mortars. You probably filled the numbers with turrets and that’s why you can’t build mortars. You can change that by tapping on a turret and selecting the “swap” option which allows you to swap it with a mortar (and vice versa).

      • Thank you. I know your post is old, but I was having the same issue and couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t get the mortor.

  3. Hi all,

    have anyone idea how to mobilize the Hero. See that lot of you have same problem but I dont see any clue how to solve it.
    Thanks a lot
    Jan

  4. 2nd question…

    They said in ther update news “get ready for the dandoran war…” and where is it ?
    Some one know when this event starts ?

  5. Hey, I got capacity to mobilze two imperial heros … But seem never to be able to do so. Only 1/2 is “standing by” anyone know how to solve this ? Thanks

  6. I play imperial…
    The dandoran missions are now playable but mission 16 doesnt start…
    Can see the dandoran planet and hear the jungle sounds but nothing happens….

    Any help ?

  7. The previous bug on alliance of convenience 6.6 has been addressed. There are now 6 Tanks total with better Ai. All buildings and tuskens will register as part of the 100%, with three stars now attainable.

  8. What is the most effective way to take down rebel wookie units when they attack your base? In other words what defense is most effective against them?

  9. Start with your hq. Then place as many turrets and shield generators as you can build around it. place the shield generators so that they overlap your hq and at least one other generator so they help protect each other. Then build a complete wall (don’t leave any gaps in the wall.. make a solid perimeter). double up some of the walls if you extra segments left over. You can then place other buildings around your enclosure, kinda like extra walls..or place them around the map and make opponents run around the map, consequently, burning time up and possibly foiling 100% victories AGAINst you. I place my resource buildings around my walls and my non-resource buidlings further out around the map. Oh and make sure your squad building is nearby so your friends troops can help you.. If you requested troops and didn’t use them already attacking lol.

  10. A new campaign chapter came out….. but for some reason I cant open my Star Wars Commander. Also I don’t want to delete it and install it again because I had just unlocked Heavy Cannons. Can someone please help with this problem

  11. I seem to be stuck. I can’t produce any more alloy collectors because it says I need to upgrade my command center. I can’t upgrade my command center because I can only hold a max of 15000 alloy and it costs 45000 to upgrade my command center. Any thoughts? Thanks.

  12. Hi All,
    I need some help: on Chapter 8, level 11, my turrets stop firing and targetting the bigger mechanized unit so i always end up defeated. Any way to resolve this?

    Also, is there a way to deploy troops when under attack from another player?

    • I cant remember my exact strategy but it might help you to use rocket turrets – they are more effective against mechanised attacks than laser turrets. Try swapping them around for this mission.

      A good tip I have is to deploy an R2/drone unit (hight level the better) when you drop down a group of troops, or a dark/wookie warrior. Your troops will take much more of a hammering and in some cases they are almost invicible!

  13. Hey guys do you have any advice to get 3 stars on chapter 7 mission 9 and also for the last mission of chapter 7 plz ? I tried many times but always end up loosing or getting only one star

  14. I seem to have an issue with login on facebook. When I click login in button just shows that I want to share info, but I’m not connected. Any help appreciated.

  15. Does anyone know why you cannot donate troops to certian members? I see the donate button but it is grey end out. I haven’t donated since the request was made?

  16. Any suggestions for three starts on Chapter 8.8? Tried different variations of troops/vehicles, but can’t seem to destroy all in time.

  17. Having trouble with the imperial mission chapter 7 mission 5 can only seem to get 2 stars, it is the mission with the 8 of each airstrike.

  18. How do you chose which player to attack? When I press the button to attack another player it automatically picks someone to attack. Why can’t I chose an easier target?

    • If you don’t like your current target, you can move on to another and keep doing so until you find a good target. This costs money, though.

  19. I’ve completed the end of chapter 9 but there’s no chapter 10???? Has it been made yet ? I’m playing as rebel and would like to continue …

  20. These CAMPAIGNS like the death troopers that ended just now, I haven’t been able to finish them due to how short they last, people sleep and have school and jobs, this is ridiculous to think that 3 days for tough missions is enough, and making certain troops only available by completing the campaign is madness when some where originally available by upgrading the barracks or whatever is called, trying to be different than other games is cool but too different ain’t always cool.

  21. Hi there, my entire rebel base is at level 7 and I can’t upgrade my command center up to level 8 to keep going. Is there anything special required? Does anyone know what to do?

  22. I attaked a players rebel base… they had a tank defending??…I destroyed it but how was this possible for them to have a tank defending the perimeter?????

    Wat is the best imperial offense against rebel players health droids???? Hate those things… and why does the imperial health droid only protect mechanical forces and not troops????

    I deployd a huge army of troops and a bunch of health droids and they just sat like kfc chickens in a huddle while all my troops got slaughtered lol!!!

    • The tank was there because it was sent by somebody from their squad. There are differences between droids and troops, and you can take out the rebel one with mortars.

  23. Join our galactic empire squad! Squad name is:
    Dab’lldoya We are looking to grow with members that want to be active as well as donate, we are generous with donations and are always willing to help out newer members to the game. Come fight the rebel scum with us now!

  24. I am pretty new to the game.
    The transporter says full but then when I go to battle there are only a few troops on board?

    Also is there a way to select the type of troops I want for a certain battle? Is this an option? If so how do you do it?

    Thanks

  25. hello, i just got this game on my phone, and i joined the dark side. when it asked me to up grade my main building, i taped on it and i cant do any thing after that. can some one please help me?

  26. NEW Squad seeking members

    Black_Pearl

    Pirates of the Empire

    Required Medals 500

    We are a NEW Squad with NEW Tactic

    Come Share Your Chat with us, and we will gather our share of Gold Medals

  27. Windows Platform

    Squad name: WookiesOnMilk

    We now have a new private squad forum and chatroom ( looking for mods )

    We are a group who battles the empire! (must be active and no city builders!! warriors only ! )

    We are currently looking for 3 new free players who are insane active ( we will help you advance )

    We donate troops that are higher than your level ( go into battle with a advantage! )

    new members do not need to donate troops ( just gain medals! )

    Seasoned players we want you too! come join the family !!

    Lets show the empire what Wookies On Milk can do!!!!

    WookiesOnMilk attacking your Empire base soon!!!

  28. yeah the game replay has a problem it wont connect the sever and can’t watch the replay please fix the sever so we can see the replay

  29. is there a big game hunter 2? i mean what comes next, ive completed all the chapters with 3 stars and cant go any further. any advice?

  30. support1 is a new rebel squad we are on very regular and consistently support. We are level 7 building level 8 and level 8 building level 9. Please join if you want an active higher level squad.

  31. Greetings fellow Imperials I am Darth Raven a member of the Imperial Squad Sith_Remnant. We are currently in need of fellow Imperial players to aid us in destroying the Rebel Alliance. If you think that you are up the task then search for Sith_Remnant using your squad centre the squad is open to all and there is no specific amount of medals needed to join. We currently have positions open for 6 new Imperial members you will be promoted by our Squad leader Mr Solo Dolo based on your base rating and amount of troops that you’ve donated to other Squad members. Long Live the Galactic Empire!

  32. My sisters Samsung Galaxy Young’s screen isn’t big enough or something as the upgrade button doesn’t show up like it does on my pc. Help?

  33. I play it and i joined the empire because im a imperial fan. I love the empire. For ppl who play on the reble side, there is missions where a commander guy allows you to use AT-ATs in a attack on a rebel base.

  34. EMPIRE SQUAD NAME: ×Cartel×
    Squad Leader: InvadeHer
    Min Medal Requirement: 0
    Just made the alliance last night so its new !! We looking for active players
    who wanna Galactic war and supporting starting players with advice and troops !!

    When Yall typa in the name, keep in my that the Cartel× part is in a different color !!! So youll know its me
    We the empires death stick dealers for a reason. When the Hutts need a job done, they call us !!!!! ACTIVE ALWAYS ACTIVE JOIN UP ALL!!!

  35. does anyone know what the T T H is in the player list. You gain these when you win a battle. Medals and these other items.

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