Padawan Obi-Wan

Kit Reveal: Padawanda Express – Exploring the New Additions to Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes

In the ever-evolving universe of Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes, the recent update brings an exciting addition to the character roster—Padawan Obi-Wan, also nicknamed “Padawanda Express.” This new character kit, unveiled by EA Community Manager CG_Tusken_Meathead, introduces a young Obi-Wan from the era of The Phantom Menace, complete with unique abilities and strategic gameplay enhancements.

Character Overview: Padawan Obi-Wan

CATEGORIES: Attacker, Galactic Republic, Jedi

Padawan Obi-Wan is characterized as a high critical chance attacker who brings both charm and battle prowess to the game. His abilities are designed to provide significant advantages in various game modes, particularly in the new Battle for Naboo raid.


Key Abilities and Strategic Play

  1. Basic Ability – Practiced Aggression: This ability allows Padawan Obi-Wan to deal physical damage, inflict Potency Down, and gain Turn Meter and Foresight under certain conditions, enhancing his survivability and attack cadence.
  2. Special 1 – Redirected Blast: This powerful attack deals physical damage, dazes the target, and can remove 100% Turn Meter if it critically hits, making it a game-changer in controlling enemy actions.
  3. Special 2 – Sweeping Assault: Affects all enemies with Defense Down and deals double damage if Queen Amidala is active, showcasing synergy with specific characters.

Unique Traits and Synergies

Padawan Obi-Wan’s kit is designed to synergize well with other Galactic Republic allies, particularly Queen Amidala and Master Qui-Gon. His unique ability, “Nobility in Restraint,” boosts his critical chance and offers additional buffs when paired with these characters. His role as a “hero unit” in the Battle for Naboo raid underscores his importance in specific game contexts.

Exclusive Datacron and Omicron Abilities

An exclusive feature for Padawan Obi-Wan is his Datacron, which is obtainable through his Marquee event. This Datacron enhances his abilities and is critical for maximizing his potential in battle. The Omicron upgrade, particularly potent in the Conquests, further amplifies his and his allies’ abilities, providing substantial boosts in Health, Protection, and Speed, as well as strategic debuffs against Sith enemies.


Community Reaction and Developer Insights

The introduction of Padawan Obi-Wan has been met with enthusiasm and curiosity by the Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes community. The developers have emphasized their intent to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Phantom Menace by integrating thematic elements and characters that resonate with the fans. The community’s feedback highlights excitement around the strategic depth Padawan Obi-Wan brings to the game, alongside concerns about the accessibility of the new features like the exclusive Datacron.


Padawan Obi-Wan’s addition to Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes not only commemorates a significant milestone in the Star Wars saga but also enriches the strategic possibilities within the game. As players explore the new abilities and synergies, Padawan Obi-Wan is set to become a pivotal character in both new and veteran squads, promising a dynamic shift in gameplay dynamics and team compositions.

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