Initially I was obtaining shards for Rey from hard light-side and dark-side battles. I noticed some shards appearing in the guild store, but decided to focus on Gamorrean Guard. A few weeks ago, I decided to grab Rey shards as well from the guild store since the drop rate was not that great from hard battles and it was taking forever.
I also figured there would not be much of a point unlocking her until I could promote to 6* since any lower level would not be viable for raiding. Today I finally got enough shards to unlock and promote to 6*! It is a good thing I saved up gear, credits, and materials since this cost a bit:
Upon activating, I was presented with the option to power her up a bit for $16. But of course, this seems like a horrible deal for what you get and I’ll just stay free-to-play:
Initial Rey has a whopping power of 272 at 4*, level 1, gear 1!
Raising to 5* only increases power by 6:
And power increases another 4 when promoting to 6*:
Raising from level 1 to 80 ended up costing a staggering 4,636,584 credits! This is a little cheaper than just hitting the “Assign All” button (but I don’t remember exactly how much… I’ll try to capture that in the future).
This also raised her power by over 3,000:
Using what I had, was able to get her to gear 6, which increased her power another 1,000:
Used the energy I still had to get what material was needed to raise the gear level and ended up at gear 7 (close-ish to 8):
Last, maxed out all her abilities:
At the end, left with just over 5.5 million credits. Total cost of all this was about 6 million credits plus lots of materials, but I now have Rey! Now to continue until I can get her maxed at 7* and highest possible gear.