Hi all! New/returning player here. My context - joined the game when it first came out, levelled for a bit, got bored and left. Only recently returned 2 months ago, and stupidly resumed playing as if nothing had changed and wasted a month of resources and time on my mish-mash squad from before. Then realized GW and Squad Arena were way harder than I remembered, did some research, and realized I had to do this whole Phoenix --> Empire --> Rebel (and picking up legendaries) along-the-way levelling path. Currently, my Phoenix is in the mid-60's, G7 to G8 and 4-5 stars in about 2 weeks of dedicated resourcing. Ezra is about to crest 6 stars in 2 days, and the rest will be 5 stars in ~3 days. Sabine is a side project and is currently level 50 and 2 stars, but I'm doing a full round of 5 on her per day, and an additional 1x 25 crystal refresh. I'm mostly FTP. I'm a compulsive planner by nature, so this whole plan and grind sort of thing actually has me hooked. I have Phoenix related questions around where my resources should be allocated after I acquire 7* Palpatine and 7* Thrawn. QUESTIONS 1) What gear level do you normally stop at Phoenix? I'm thinking G9 oo maybe 10? Whatever my Phoenix stopping point, I'm planning on halting and dedicating my gearing towards Empire Squad, however should I eventually get Ezra to G12...maybe with a Zeta, since I've seen quite a few people say he's useful end game? 2) What about Kanan? I've read you can't have too many good tanks endgame - right? Plus he has cleanse capabilities which is nice, in my rookie eyes. 3) When I'm working on my Empire squad, I still want to do a minimum of 1 full round of Sabine attempts per day, and I'm tempted to use a 25 crystal refresh on her even then to get her eventually to 7*. My Phoenix Squad will be my only level 85, 7 star squad for another month or so, and I would like to help my guild out on raids, TW/TB. Yes I know there are other better squads for those things, but until I can get them I've read that Sabine can help give Phoenix more guild event viability. Is working on Sabine an ok approach while working on Empire Squad or is this a waste of resources on my part? 4) I actually have a 5* GM Yoda thanks to my original mish mash squad, and I have a 2* Bastila that I'm doing a full round of attempts on per day in fleet. After getting Thrawn and Palp, instead of going Empire Squad building, I could conceivably focus on a 7* Jedi Squad of GMY, Bastila, Old Ben/Luminara/Ahsoka, Kanan, Ezra. OB and Luminara are already 7* and level 77. Ahsoka is 6* level 72, Bastila's going to take awhile at 34 and 2* and GMY is level 50, 5*. Kanan and Ezra will be properly levelled due to my efforts on getting Thrawn and Palp. Should I just knock a Jedi squad out first before going Empire?