I am getting my butt handed to me in the gauntlet cause apparently i missed the memo on how to increase players proficiency/skill level (the nembers in parenthesis after their skills). Particularly, if the crew member is immortalized. Can some please clue me in!?!?!
Like others have said, the rolls in the gauntlet come from skill proficiency, aka the random additive numeric range on skills, which itself comes primarily from equipment (with a negligible base proficiency before any equipment is added).
There is no way to get higher gauntlet rolls for a particular crew member, if the crew member is immortalized.
To get higher gauntlet rolls, you need a particular crew member that has higher skill proficiency than your immortalized crew member.
Generally speaking, the higher rarity the crew, the rarer the equipment they require, which means higher skill proficiency. If you’re looking to rank in the top 50 or higher, 2 stars probably won’t cut it for very long.