How to create your Shatterpoint Squad

Figure out what you need to know for squad building in Star Wars: Shatterpoint.

Patrick - 5/29/2023

Squad building in Star Wars: Shatterpoint will be quite important for the game going forward. Each expansion will introduce a couple of new characters and this will in turn create new synergies between characters.

Within Shatterpoint, you'll bring a team consisting of two squads. Both of these squads will then consist of a Primary, Secondary, and Supporting character. While that does sound quite easy, there are still some rules that you should keep in mind. In this blog post, we'll go over these rules so that you are all ready to create your team.

Squad rules

Building a squad for Shatterpoint is now that difficult, though there are some rules that you'll need to know before you get started. So let us go through all of them:


Squad points

Each primary character comes with squad points, which are spent when choosing characters for your squad. Every secondary and supporting character has point costs. To build your squad, you'll take the squad points of your primary character and subtract the costs of your secondary and supporting characters. If the result of this is negative, then your secondary and supporting characters are too expansive and cannot be chosen. The combined cost does not have to equal your squad points, as long as it is less or equal to the squad points.



Each character has an era on their character card. In the core box, we'll only have Clone Wars, but we know that this will change whenever we get more expansions.

To be able to add a character to your squad, all the other characters in that squad should have the same era. If it does not, then it cannot be added to the squad. However, this does not apply to your whole team. Your first squad can be centered around the Clone Wars era, while the second squad centers around another era. 


Unique names

Each primary and secondary character has two names. One on top of the card and one next to the unit type.

You cannot take character within your team with the same name. If I would take Padawan Ahsoka Tano in my first squad, I won't be able to use Ahsoka Tano, Jedi No More in my whole team. Each character in your team should be unique.

And those are all the rules that you'll need to know about for squad building. Those rules probably don't scare you too much, especially if you come from a Warhammer 40k background. 

I would also like to point out that this website contains a squad/army builder which lets you easily create your squads without having to know the rules. You can easily use this to prototype your squads and then share them around. I hope you'll find it useful.

And that will be all for today. I hope you like this post and that it has helped you in your Shatterpoint journey.

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