As for the event, used D??? Torment team (Vivi/Garnet/Freya/Kuja/Eiko) and burned down the D260 CM/D220/D180 CM. Used multi-element resist accessories but prioritzed lightning. RW OK mUSB on D260/180 (piercing attacks mostly, according to Dr. Mog) and Tyro USB3 on D220.
A note about D260: Use mage team, Dispel the Reflect, and just eat the Apocalypse Death. Hope he doesn't hit anyone important (my Garnet got hit) and/or keep HP high on everyone except the one you want to sacrifice, OG 3* magicite Shadow Dragon style, and just burn him down. He didn't even get to re-cast Reflect against me.
On 425 mithril after that IX carnage (which I totally didn't need because I beat the d??? fairly easily before the banners came out).
Is this what it feels like to be a whale?
I'll pull on RoP, Bomb Fest (whatever banner Vivis ASB/Glint is on) and maaaaaybe Gau/Wol banners because I love those characters so much.
But I honestly need to save for 4A for that chain banner because that's the biggest road block for me now. Having chains of only 2 elements has screwed me over more than my lack of superior relics in realms other than IX.
I did a necrophobe with a second dampen holy inherited and one Hades with a second lvl 15 empower dark inherited. Unless you are running some serious Last Stand shenanigans Dragon Zombie isn't worth it.
Pulled on FFIX Banner 2. Got Eiko Last Stand USB and Vivi BSB. Apparently Eiko's USB is good for some fights where last stand is required?
Also, did the FFT pull... got meliadoul LMR. Dunno what to do with it, I have nothing else for her :/
Had to give Shan and Ashe SB generation RMs so they could juggle multiple SBs. Geosgaeno enters Savage mode so often that Ashe practically has to spam OSB, Quetz' regular overflow attack (not the entry one) doesn't even break Savage unless Shan's Chain is at a high hit count. Got my 4 copies and am done with this fight for now.
T0 - Queen OSB, new. Good to go with her wcast LMR. My phys lightning is so lacking she might make my Famfrit team with this.
FFT - Rapha USB, new. Happy to have a source of enelement for Rapha, would have been nice to have when fighting Geosgaeno.
My first version of this team was with LD Rydia w/ BSSB2 instead of Alphinaud. It took a while to find a turn rotation that would even get me out of Phase 1 without someone dying, but eventually I got it and mastered in 33 seconds or so. I did this twice, then swapped Rydia for LD Alphinaud and Deployment Tactics. I thought for sure this latter team wasn't going to cut it, since the damage ramped up MUCH more slowly than with Rydia. I renewed Rikku chain around 15 seconds and I had barely done 15% damage. But somehow I got a sub-30 out of it more or less on my first try. That reflected damage really piles up near the end, I guess. It was very close, though, 29.49 or something like that.
I fought Belias 4 times with this team, got 2 sub-30s (both 29.XX), 2 in the 31-32 second range. I went back to the Rydia team for 2 more fights, still didn't get any time better than 32-33 seconds. So despite the slower ramp up and lack of imperils, the Alphinaud team seems to be slightly better, but they're both very RNG, dependent on a lot of dualcasts and Vivi triple casts. Very annoying and inconsistent. Good thing this isn't a major farm.
Oh, and I also tried this with Tidus CSB in place of Rikku, since I saw some sub-30 teams doing that. Quick cast from Tidus CSB allows you to do somethings early that you can't with Rikku CSB. But under Tidus chain, my damage was too low and it never really went anywhere, so I switched back to Rikku.
Got Agrias USB1 last night. Got a dupe Ignis LMR today. Was hoping for a healing relic but no luck. I'll probably still pull on the FF14 banner tomorrow. Lots of useless stuff but Alphinauds or Cid's USBs would be nice.
T0 - Queen OSB, new
FFT - Rapha USB, new
XV - Noctis USB2, new. This is the one that basically gives him enelement for Non-elemental, as well as a self-boost, quickcast, and a 5 hit chase, so he may just see use vs omni-resist bosses. Though I typically cheat those bosses with Rinoa Chain and Squall BSB2, so i'm not sure if Noct would actually be better. Still, very happy with this pull!
Question for ShinUltima, Falk , or any of our other experienced end-game players. Looking at my phys lightning users who can break Rage mode for Famfrit, all i have are Raijin (LMR/BSB/OSB), Queen (LMR/OSB), and Steiner (OSB). Which of these 3, if any, should i LD and put on my Famfrit team? Or is Famfrit's Rage mode okay to leave on?