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[FFBE] Item World, holiday trial marathon, and one big moose. Halloween event next week?

CruorCruor Registered User regular
edited October 15 in Games and Technology
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What is Final Fantasy Brave Exvius?
A mobile game for iOS and Android, produced in collaboration between Square Enix (Final Fantasy et al) and Gumi/Alim (responsible for Brave Frontier). The game’s story is based around a young knight named Rain and his friend and stepbrother Lasswell, who one day encounter a strange sight: a young girl trapped in a crystal. Following her words, they encounter the power of “Visions,” or the ability to summon warriors from other places and times to assist in battle.

Note to new or returning players
You can now make 7 star units with dupe 5 stars, and it means that you can spend even more resources failing to get OP units! Whooo!

I've played Brave Frontier and liked/hated it. How does this compare?
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is an expanded spin on Brave Frontier, with whom it shares some similarities. It's another gacha game, meaning you will earn in-game currency, coming in the form of Friend Points and Lapis, to summon new units on a seemingly unfair spreadsheet of hidden factors that emerge in the form of unique characters, and many familiar to the world of Final Fantasy. This game, though, adds the usual Final Fantasy elements of equipment and materia, giving a surprising depth to the gameplay as units can be mixed and matched with different abilities and stats boosted or modified.Each unit can equip up to 6 types of equipment and 4 materia, but each unit also has limitations and advantages to what they can equip and use.

You mentioned Final Fantasy characters? I love Final Fantasy!
FFBE has a wide variety of characters from Final Fantasy, with its own beefy roster of unique names original to FFBE. Characters from Final Fantasy 1 all the way to 15 and even outliers such as Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy Type-0 are represented. We have pretty much all major FFs represented at this point. Yay!

The roster of characters in game is a mishmash of various Final Fantasy games and units exclusive to FFBE, although most people care about the FF characters. As previously mentioned, characters are added to the gacha, usually alongside special events that tie into the game they're from (unless it's just more FFBE exclusives). Unlike other games of this type, the rarity isn't just in the higher rank of the unit, but also the characters themselves.

Further, different units are good at different things. Some are chainers, some straight damage or support, healers, and so forth. Good units often do a useful mix of those abilities.

Here's a link to a site that will update regularly as the global version gets more characters, and ranks the units by various categories to back up the reasoning for their position in the tier list. Unit Rankings

I'm new, and got a bunch of these characters out of my first 11-pull. Are any of these good? I love Shadow/Sabin/Penelo!

Unfortunately, your Shadow/Sabin/Penelo are some of the worst characters in the game. Yes, they are beloved Final Fantasy characters, but that doesn't exclude them from being King of the Trash Heap. Someone has to be, right? A lot of early characters are mainline Final Fantasy units, but by nature of power creep, they’ve been long overshadowed by new units. Different units are powerful or weak in different ways, and just because a unit is popular in their original Final Fantasy series doesn’t mean they will be useful in FFBE.

However, FFBE is unique in that many older units are perfectly viable. Good team composition and strategy can make mid-tier units very good, and sometimes spending a bit of time thinking through a tough fight can result in eeking out a well-deserved win. Many players are F2P (they spend no money) and have a good roster of units, or are otherwise able to tackle some of the hardest content in the game.

If you're just starting out and want to know who to look for, note that as we are 18 months into the game, the hardest content tends to require some fancy gear and "rainbow" base units. If you see a rainbow crystal, rejoice, for it will grant a 5* base unit, which range from useful to very powerful and can easily secure a spot on your team! Now, get 2 of them!

The state of the game:
Pull for 5 star units, as they have the best future, and most, when they get to 7 stars, will carry your team.

Helpful Links:

ExviusWiki: Best source for Global version information, with maps for exploration dungeons, quest guides, and unit details.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Reddit: The reddit community for FFBE, containing info and updates for both the Japan and Global versions. Check here if you want to know what kind of stuff we'll get 5-6 months in advance since Japan gets it first. Also contains useful player-submitted guides, and has a Wiki which is up to date with the current state of Japan's game, so you can look ahead at unit enhancements and trust masteries, that sort of thing.

Friend ID List!:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HfEIPxz_tV42C8dhfSiuVsWJ_f2YQhXiNg5BwiuJCik/edit?usp=sharing

To find your friend ID in the game, tap Home in the upper right corner (on most screens), then the Menu icon in the upper right, then Player Info on the left. Your ID should look like this in your little character card: 123,456,789. This is also where you change your greeting, and rename your character if you like. Adding friends is the only way to use your "guest character" limit break in combat, and only your current party's Leader is shared to friends. Remember to set a Companion Party from the Options in the Main Menu! This way, you will always have a party set up with a specific character that will be shared to your friends, and you should never ever edit that party except to change the Leader if you want to change who you share.

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  • LorekLorek Registered User regular
    9k pull got me a bonus rainbow!
    Auron #2, Auron #3, Jecht #3, Elena #6, and Nyx #3.

    Really close to Nyx's dagger now. Elena #6 gives me the option to run my own two Elena's now, that's nice. And Auron now completes my set of 7* breaker units, I think.

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    I'm tempted by the 4 rainbow pull, but I desperately need some Halloween units in my life so I'm gonna keep saving.

  • DrascinDrascin Registered User regular
    I did the 4 rainbows pull.

    I got Sylvie #3, Regina #1, and Vincents 1 and 2. It couldn't really have gone a lot worse, I think!

    Steam ID: Right here.
  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    Drascin wrote: »
    I did the 4 rainbows pull.

    I got Sylvie #3, Regina #1, and Vincents 1 and 2. It couldn't really have gone a lot worse, I think!

    You could have gotten a Yego!

  • marajimaraji Registered User regular
    5* ticket: Elfreeda #3
    4 rainbow pull: Akstar #2, Esther #8, Sabin #2, Zack #5

    Not sure it was worth it, though Esther’s STMR is pretty good.

    CruorTrajan45Tiphares
  • ZomroZomro Registered User regular
    Said screw it and did a pull on the 4 5*

    Myra #3
    Yuraisha #1
    Regina #1
    Ultima #2

    Not getting a 5th copy of a unit is fine by me.

    Tiphares
  • urahonkyurahonky Dayton, OHRegistered User regular
    Nope. Y'all won't tempt me!

    CruorShadowfireTrajan45Halfmex
  • AhiMahiAhiMahi Registered User regular
    Yuraisha #2
    Aerith #1
    Zack #1
    Mrya #1

    Tiphares
  • ArtereisArtereis Registered User regular
    For some reason I had in my head that this was a 4k banner. I can't bring myself to do 9k, though.

  • ZomroZomro Registered User regular
    CG Firion this week. Overlapping MK events seems dumb to me.

    Trajan45CruormarajiTipharesHalfmex
  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    Yeah jeez, overlapping MK events is rather bad. Also, Firion and Leon coming now is really messing with the release timeline. We still are missing Galuf/Krile/Exdeath and CGTerra/Locke.

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  • CiriraCirira IowaRegistered User regular
    My 9k pull was Elena #1, King Edgar #3(I think), Regina #3, and A. Fry #3.

    TipharesJoe Camacho MKII
  • marajimaraji Registered User regular
    Ugh. At least the MK shop for DQXI is underwhelming, right?

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    maraji wrote: »
    Ugh. At least the MK shop for DQXI is underwhelming, right?

    It's the EP rewards that matter. Gumi must be counting on people not getting the silver key rewards

  • LorekLorek Registered User regular
    Assuming the FF 2 MK has EP Rewards the same as the last batch of mog kings, I think you can still get the 30k EP in Dragon Quest and the 15k for the 5* ticket in FF2.
    Just be cutting it close, and that means the next event can't be energy based.

    Also, can't remember how much mog king currency is normal around 15k EP; if it's enough to get everything. Especially with no 75% bonus unit. Hopefully this is the "cheap" UoC ticket this time and won't be 150,000. Knowing Gumi though, they'll put the 150k cost here just to force pulling for bonus units.

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  • TipharesTiphares Registered User regular
    But there is still quite a grind to get the 30k EP for the free random DQ hero. I will be using NRG pots to make sure I wrap that up this week. Any of their TMRs would be pretty good to have and their prisms could show up later for the repeat event when they get their upgrades.

    I know the FFII MK will have a lot of farming to do with the UoC and 5* special summon. I will just farm with what I have (4 Marias/Guys) and save my tickets again. All Hallows Eve event is nigh!

    Cruor
  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    Maybe they moved Firion up because, at least in JP, he was really bad on release. Seeing as how our powercurve is a lot higher than JP's was at this time, his GLEX upgrades are going to have to be really good for him to be exciting.

    Tiphares
  • TipharesTiphares Registered User regular
    But of course, the Halloween units are going to creep everything to date. They need to get what they can out before them so people are tempted to pull.

    Cruor
  • ArtereisArtereis Registered User regular
    I finally ended up using my STMR moogle. Since Katy's tmr is pretty similar to Rena's STMR, I ended up getting Kaito's STMR. A tank having 100% dodge from 4 items is probably the single biggest unit upgrade I could think of. Olberic is extremely stacked now.

    Cruor
  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    Kaito's STMR is pretty ridiculous. I'm still sitting on my STMR moogle. Stupid elixir problem!

    Supposedly JP got a 100% STMR moogle in a campaign to complete the Season 2 story sometime after their last Season 2 story update. I seriously doubt we'll get the same, but it would be incredibly nice if we did.

  • ArtereisArtereis Registered User regular
    edited October 1
    So for kicks I went to the builder, and I can get Charlotte set up with 14k HP, 100+% resist all and 100% dodge. That's pretty fun.

    Artereis on
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  • LorekLorek Registered User regular
    Cruor wrote: »
    Kaito's STMR is pretty ridiculous. I'm still sitting on my STMR moogle. Stupid elixir problem!

    Supposedly JP got a 100% STMR moogle in a campaign to complete the Season 2 story sometime after their last Season 2 story update. I seriously doubt we'll get the same, but it would be incredibly nice if we did.

    Have to keep an eye out; it was given out for completing season two before the season 3 started, once season 3 was announced.

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  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    Lorek wrote: »
    Cruor wrote: »
    Kaito's STMR is pretty ridiculous. I'm still sitting on my STMR moogle. Stupid elixir problem!

    Supposedly JP got a 100% STMR moogle in a campaign to complete the Season 2 story sometime after their last Season 2 story update. I seriously doubt we'll get the same, but it would be incredibly nice if we did.

    Have to keep an eye out; it was given out for completing season two before the season 3 started, once season 3 was announced.

    Whattaya wanna bet we get a 100% TMR Moogle instead?

    urahonky
  • marajimaraji Registered User regular
    Cruor wrote: »
    Lorek wrote: »
    Cruor wrote: »
    Kaito's STMR is pretty ridiculous. I'm still sitting on my STMR moogle. Stupid elixir problem!

    Supposedly JP got a 100% STMR moogle in a campaign to complete the Season 2 story sometime after their last Season 2 story update. I seriously doubt we'll get the same, but it would be incredibly nice if we did.

    Have to keep an eye out; it was given out for completing season two before the season 3 started, once season 3 was announced.

    Whattaya wanna bet we get a 100% TMR Moogle instead?

    Or nothing.

    Trajan45CruorHalfmex
  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    DQ11 5* ticket got me Ignis#1. To the bench with you!

    I'll probably spend a bunch of time and NRG pots and push my way to the keys tomorrow. Pulling Ignis sapped my will to push more today.

  • CraigopogoCraigopogo Registered User regular
    I got Dressy Aileen. Fed her the 100% moogle I had for her TMR.

    CruormarajiCururuTiphares
  • LorekLorek Registered User regular
    Picked up Onion Knight #4. Thank you for that STMR. Too bad Onion Knight is junk.

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  • LuvTheMonkeyLuvTheMonkey High Sierra Serenade Registered User regular
    Flamelord #1 for me.

    Molten variables hiss and roar. On my mind-forge, I hammer them into the greatsword Epistemology. Many are my foes this night.
    STEAM | GW2: Thalys
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  • Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    I still have 10k to go. I’m probably going to be screwed with this double MK event.

    Origin ID\ Steam ID: Warder45
    urahonky
  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    Haha just kidding about the waiting part. Burned a bunch of NRG pots and now I have Veronica. She's who I was hoping for, her TMR is really nice.

    Tiphares
  • ZomroZomro Registered User regular
    Got Basch #2 fron the MK 5*. Other than Merc Ramza and WKN, I think I have all the 7* tanks now.

    CruorTipharesGriswoldCururuTrajan45maraji
  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    Ability awakening update coming. In a surprise twist, Shadowlord looks like he's getting really good enhancements! Permanent T-cast, big modifier boosts, 200% TDH, a cheat death passive that kinda sounds like he's getting multiple hard-lock HP thresholds, more uptime for his Blood Weapon cooldown. If his T-cast includes his cooldowns then he'll be a monster.

    In other news, today's raffle tickets got me a combined 700 lapis, a 3* and a 4* EX ticket. The 4* ticket dropped rainbow for Yuffie#2. Neat, new 7*, and the second Yuffie I have pulled within a week.

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  • TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    I got my 5* ticket yesterday. I don't even remember what I pulled, it was so unimpressive.

  • TipharesTiphares Registered User regular
    My DQ11 MK 5* was Flamelord #2. I doubt I'll 7* him unless he is a bonus for arena. Oh well. At least we have another one coming up this weekend with FF2.

  • ArtereisArtereis Registered User regular
    I actually pulled 305 lapis from the prize wheel this morning.

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  • TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    Just spent 4 hours inputting all my materia and equipment into FFBEEquip. I've given up on google importing ever working.

  • TipharesTiphares Registered User regular
    I need to re-sync my gear/materia. The builder is really nice once you have it setup. It will be worth it in all of the time savings later when setting up a party for future content.

  • SutibunRiSutibunRi Montreal, Quebec, CanadaRegistered User regular
    Did the 4 rainbow 9K summon.
    Yuffie #1, Auron #1, Beowulf #1, and Morgana #3.

    TipharesCruormaraji
  • CruorCruor Registered User regular
    That's pretty rad, Morgana's STMR is fantastic since it comes with 50% MAG TDW, which is so good to have in a weapon slot.

    maraji
  • ZomroZomro Registered User regular
    TDW / TDH on a weapon is why I've been tempted to STMR moogle Tsukiko's STMR. High MAG with MAG TDH on it. But I can always pull another two Tsukikos in the future, which makes me not want to do it

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