Final Fantasy: Record Keeper |OT| Renewal Era

Tiddy

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Oct 25, 2017
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40 pulls:
Yuna USB1 new (bad healing USB but still better than her BSB2... So I take it as a win for the torment)
Yuffie USB1 dupe (That's the 4th Yuffie relic I got this week)
Leon USB ( oh god....)
Aemo USB (Are you fucking kidding me?)

also Strago LMR, Galuf LMR (quickcast)

Select draw: Celes LMR dupe - Probably gonna pick Zidane's USB2.
 

Hours Left

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Oct 26, 2017
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My pulls~

Bartz USB2 (!!!)
Agrias USB2 (!!)
Luneth USB2 (!)
Cloud USB2 (dupe)
Ultimecia OSB
Ysayle BSB
Vanille BSB2
Penelo BSB (dupe)
Vaan LMR1
Garnet LMR1
Fran LMR1 (lol)
Gladiolus LMR1 (dupe)

Haven’t chosen my free USB yet.

I’m very, very happy that I FINALLY have one of Bartz’s USBs. It definitely wasn’t for a lack of trying. Agrias’s USB2 will also be super useful for my FFT Holy team. I forgot that Luneth even had a USB2, but seems nice. Ulti’s OSB is alright, got nothing else for her though.

The rest seem pretty standard, and people weren’t kidding about how useless Fran’s LMR1 is.

I was considering one of Bartz’s USBs for my selection, but now it’s wide open! I’ll have to think about it a bit.
 

Ahnez

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Oct 27, 2017
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Mog USB2
Vincent CSB dupe
Cid VII USB dupe
Celes OSB dupe
Serah BSB dupe
Laguna BSB dupe
Dorgann BSB dupe
Kuja BSB2
Edgar BSB
Luneth glint
Ovelia LMR (!)
Gladio LMR dupe
Aphmaul LMR dupe

The amount of dupes is disappointing, but I got Ovelias wcast LMR so its ok. Mog is also cool, but breaks are not the most useful things nowadays
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Seph USB 2 dupe
Tifa USB new double cast one!
Minwu Bsb. Dupe
Barb USB !!
Rinoa busb dupe
Lulu usb dupe
Faris bsb dupe
Porom Bab new
Montblanc bsb dupe
Warriro of light aosb new!

Wonder
Barb bsb new (hah, w USB now)
Curilla bsb dupe

Not sure on pick yet, thinking kelger or Marche to finally sub 30 a torment.

For free, tifa and Barb usbs, pretty pleased, both have been high on my wish list for a while.
 

Jux

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Oct 27, 2017
180
Paris
Usual USB select question...

In term of progression, I beat all 4* magicite except Dark (my Holy sucks very bad, the only thing I have is TGC USB and random BSBs not really worth anything) and I've been doing some D240 Torments as well (just beat one D280)

Among the usual suspects I already have Elarra USB and OK mUSB.
So I'm still missing Tyro GodWall (seems like it could still be pretty useful), OK pUSB (less useful but I find myself very often wishing Ramza was more versatile...)

I'm thinking different use cases:
- Improve elements where I have a gen 2 chain in preparation for 5* magicites, so that would be Magic Fire (Vivi apparently is best?) or Physical Water (not sure if there is any obvious choice here, I'm usually taking Tidus and Bartz USB as DPS)
- Pick Tyro or OK pUSB for more general purpose
- Pick any Holy physical USB so that I get a chance to beat 4* Dark (Does anything stand out here?)

I'm leaning toward Holy because it might be a big road block for me but not sure... what do you guys think?
 

Pharaun

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Oct 27, 2017
956
I did alright on the 40 pulls.

Warrior of Light Usb
Decil usb
Ramza usb2
Tidus osb (dupe, but +water sword)
Vivi osb
Vivi bsb
Reks bsb
Ovelia bsb
Vayne bsb (dupe)
Lightning bsb2 (dupe)

The ultras are all new and all useful so that's nice. I got +20 mag for my Ultra/lmr Vivi which is good.

Wondrous draw was ok as well.

Reno usb
Beatrix usb

Reno is whatever because I'm pretty good on both physical and magic lightning, but Beatrix is nice even with my glut of holy Knight usbs.

For the free pick I'm thinking

Palom - Versatile mages are nice but I already have Vivi even if I don't like relying on trance mechanics.

Celes - because waifu

Edgar - I need a fire/lightning machinist.

Sephiroth - his usb2 is awesome, but since I scored Riku's awakeing it's kind of redundant.

Rinoa - I need ice magic help.

Ysale - Same reason as Rinoa.

Alphinaud - Wind magic is needed too, but I took Barb's usb in the last select. I also have his chain so having meter for both abilities can be tough.

Minwu/Rem are outside possibilities, but the need for holy magic is down the road a bit.
 

jarekx

Member
Oct 25, 2017
244
Got a few dupe USBs, CID XIV USB, and Kuja USB are new. Got Ramza LMR2 so he’s complete now.

I’m gonna have to make a serious go at the XIV D??? Now. I’m stacked on that realm without really pulling for it.

Picked up Seph USB2. Have his AOSB and endark LMR, along with future awakening pulling plans made my decision for me.
 

ShinUltima

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Oct 30, 2017
653
Trinidad, West Indies
Did the free pulls, wonder draw will come later. That for sure is going to come down to Sephiroth USB2 vs. zidane USB2.

Anyway:
4/40 - Selphie LMR, Horsefart something, Rem OSB (dupe), Bartz AOSB (dupe)

The discos would have been great if they weren't both dupes. Not sure what to do with them (I already have two Bartz AOSB max rosetta'd, plus I have a Cloud AOSB+ of this)

4/40 - Horsefart BSSB, Prompto BSSB (dupe), Refia USB (dupe, already have 6++ of this), Squall AOSB

RNG didn't give me the Sora AASB I wanted to make Syldra my bitch, but instead it gave me Squall USB4 and now AOSB to back up Sora and guarantee my win, plus making me much more likely to bear VIII D???

3 disco dupes out of 4 and 4/8 dupes overall is irritating, but one grand prize (and hey, Selphie LMR could come i. Handy roo!) makes up for it.
 

ccbfan

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Oct 25, 2017
597
Just realized I have Vayne OSB (Dark magic sword) and I just pulled Riku AASB.

Is Riku a better darkness magic user or physical user.
 

ccbfan

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Oct 25, 2017
597
Ehh free rolls, must have used all my luck in KH banner 1

7/80

Tifa AOSB - Have her OSB and LMR, so pretty usable.
Firion USB - Dupe
Quina USB - Dupe
Ramza USB1 - Not bad since I have his LMR.
Galuf BSB - Dupe
Gogo(V) BSB - looks interesting
Sara BSB - first FF1 healer SB so always welcome.
Lann LMR - trash
Papalymo LMR - I have his bsb and OSB so I guess its pretty good.
 

Keym

The Fallen
Oct 26, 2017
4,785
I caved in and bought got Elarra's USB from the select. What a difference that makes.
 

chronobeej

Member
Oct 27, 2017
279
Did my two draws:

Snow USB1 (dupe)
Minwu USB1
Zidane AOSB!!
Golbez CSB!!
Seifer LMR(EN-dark, I already had his w-cast)
Minwu BSB2
Strago LMR(En-water, got the w-cast from daily draw a couple of weeks ago)
Machina LMR
CId(lV) LMR
Mustadio LMR(dupe)
Zell BSB1(dupe)
Bartz BSB2(dupe)
Larsa BSB(dupe)
Cloud BSB2(dupe)

Overall pretty happy. 2nd pull was much better than the 1st. I have so many good things for my wind team I don't know what to do with them all. Was hoping for a fire or ice chain to get one in every element but getting a dark magic chain is also nice.

Did the 500 gem pull and got Porom BSB(dupe) and Lulu LMR... At least the selected relic will be nice.
 
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Pharaun

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Oct 27, 2017
956
Just realized I have Vayne OSB (Dark magic sword) and I just pulled Riku AASB.

Is Riku a better darkness magic user or physical user.
He's better physical, but his Awakening makes him the best or second best darkness mage depending on who you ask. That Vayne sword will come in handy when gearing him for magic.
 

hesho89

Member
Nov 13, 2017
116
......

was thinking of quitting since i find the game more is a chore now... oh look, 2 free 40 pulls...

1st pull

Edea USB
Barret USB (......)
Fang LMR


2nd pull

Selphie USB (dupe)
Garland AOSB (dupe)
Barts LMR (dupe)

that it...

i think i'm out... geez.. the salt is real.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So far behind on magicites it's depresssing. The notion of killing each one 8 times, is just...too painful. I've downed mateusn once and none of the others since.
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Oct 30, 2017
247
10/80. All dupes except Seifer USB. I did the USB select and went with Vanilla USB2. Unsure how wise that is, but I feel like healer USB will have more longevity in the Woke age, she was my first healer dive, and it might be useful for the holy magicite.
 

Madvin_a

Member
Oct 25, 2017
278
2x 40 Pulls:
Snow Chain
Terra USB 2(?)
Steiner OSB
Rem BSB
Rinoa Glint
Rosa LMR
7 dupes.

New Terra gear and a Chain is always nice. So many dupes though.
 

ActStriker

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,146
1st 40 pull:

Squall USB2 dupe
Relm USB dupe
Edward USB
Balthier OSB
Minfilia LMR
Barret BSB

2nd pull:
Delita USB
Golbez USB Mag... axe?
Maria USB
PCecil Glint
Vaan LMR
Celes LMR
Yuna LMR
OK LMR (Start IC2)

not bad
 
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Silex

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Oct 25, 2017
1,605
So the game really wants me to go all in with Riku. Already had his USB, but 100 gem gave me his LMR and Relic Draw x10 gave me his glint, BSB and AASB.
 

jarekx

Member
Oct 25, 2017
244
Tried Syldra again replacing Ignis with BSB for my decked out squall(BSB2,USB2,AOSB) so he could entrust and buff Sora and it was only slightly slower. That AASB powercreep is real. Got all triple casts using BSB and the chase was nearly at the 19,999 cap. I may try replacing Elarra with Relm and see if the instant cast can speed it up any.
 

Jux

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Oct 27, 2017
180
Paris
2x40:
Hilda USB
Maria Glint (dupe)
Meia BSB (dupe)
Queen USB
Gabranth OSB (dupe)
Squall BSB1 (+10 atk I guess?)
Quistis OSB
Seymour CSB 1.0
Exdeath USB
Thancred BSB
Sarah BSB
Aerith LMR (W-cast, pretty nice, if only I had anything else for her :p )
Cid LMR (last stand)
Cait Sith LMR (quick cast)

500 Gem
Cloud OSB

Nothing game changing for me but not too many dupes and some stuff for realms where I was weak so pretty good overall!

Also, as I said in my previous post, I'm probably gonna choose to up my physical holy game for the USB select.
So, short list would be beatrix/agrias/marche apparently? (already got TGC). Any one of those clearly better? (note that I have Beatrix OSB too, which my help decide)
 

friz898

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,249
Florida Panhandle
I wasn't planning on wondering back over here until 4A advice time, but with the two 40 pulls today, I figured I'd share. The first one was really good.

17/80:

Yuffie AOSB

Rydia Water USB (dupe)
Krile Glint
Hilda USB
Fran USB
Vanille USB
Aerith USB2 (Yay!)
Auron USB2 (dupe)

Y'sh BSB (new, wow)
Noel BSB
Vaan BSB (dupe)
Cloud of Darkness BSB (dupe)

Vaan LMR
Galuf LMR
Raijin LMR (dupe)
Noel LMR (dupe)
Noel LMR2 (dupe)


Between this and the KH pulls, maybe I should go check out some 5* magicite and Torments.
 

WarAdept

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,516
Australia
Got a few winners from x80 pull

Potato USB
Yuna wcast white
Ovelia wcast white
Potentially Fran crushdown USB

Everything else needs something to combo with it or dupes.

There's also an IX banner before 4A.

I also thought Bartz was on the same banner as Zidane for 4A

I'm so screwed
 

MrDaravon

Member
Oct 25, 2017
901
My x40 pulls:

Raines USB
Kefka OSB
Yuna LMR (the w-cast Summon one)
Ramza BSB2 (dupe)
Ovelia BSB2 (dupe)

Yuffie ASB (dupe but actually useful for me since Bartz can also equip it)
Garland USB (finally a good +dark sword!)
Josef USB
Montblanc USB
WoL USB2 (dupe but actually useful as it's my best +holy armor)
Balthier OSB
Cid (VII) LMR (more Jump damage with spear equipped)
Ovelia BSB1 (dupe)
Shadow BSB

And my 500 gem Select pull:

Rydia USB2
WoL USB1 (dupe)
Locke BSB1 (dupe)

My x40 pulls were ok overall, not great but some situationally useful things and it was free so whatever. The 500 gem pull was worth the price of admission for Rydia USB2 alone holy shit! I've already got her dived with her enWater LMR, USB and earth BSB so that's a fantastic pull there.

Edit: Not sure what I'm going to pick yet for my USB. Looking at the list of relics available on this that are NOT available via Anima Lens (which yes I know is still a ways off) I'm looking at probably something between:

Maria USB
Palom USB
Aerith USB2
Zidane USB2
Tyro USB3

I already have ridiculous physical earth options along with several good earth magic options, so Maria seems like maybe more of a luxury than some of the other options. Similar situation for Zidane; I have ridiculous physical wind options already, so even if he's the best (?) at that grabbing him would be even more overkill than Maria. I grabbed Vivi's USB2 off the last gem select, so Palom isn't as much of a need here but obviously still very very good. Aerith would also be great, but I've got Elarra's USB along with most of all of the other best healer options so again a luxury.

I go back and forth every time one of these comes up on Tyro USB3. Outside of freebies we've gotten for him, I don't have anything else for him *except* his start battle with 2 instacasts LMR, which would be great for Godwall. On the other hand I feel like Godwall is usually just my go to RW option; usually I'm running either OK BSB, OKmUSB, or Ramza BSB2 as my boostega and then can also entrustbot/break just like Tyro. Would be useful as a slotsaver in Magicites if nothing else but I feel like Tyro's DPS sucks so I'd have to run him as full support/entrustbot.

I'm thinking it's between Tyro and Palom for me?
 
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Ahnez

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Oct 27, 2017
526
Well, while Syldra still is impossible, my Tiamat clear is much better with Sora's USB. Even on a run with both Sora and Squall str absorbed, and Rinoa mag absorbed, its still easy to sub25

I'm using Squall's USB4 and SSS instead of his BSB2. But both seems to be equal here at least
 

MrDaravon

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Oct 25, 2017
901
I really think that Godwall is overrated. I use Tyro in one magicite party, but he's so painfully average at everything that he feels like dead weight after using it.
That's kind of how I feel; I don't know that I'd say it's overrated as it's my go-to RW for "harder" content, but it seems much better suited to a RW since Tyro as a character is versatile but not amazing at anything. Slotting him into any of my magicite teams would work just fine and be easier in some regards since I wouldn't have to worry about slotting in protectga/shellga but he's gonna probably be worse at anything else than the character he'd be replacing, and I've already got entrustbots in Shelke/OK/Ramza etc if that's all he's gonna be doing.
 

Pharaun

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Oct 27, 2017
956
That's kind of how I feel; I don't know that I'd say it's overrated as it's my go-to RW for "harder" content, but it seems much better suited to a RW since Tyro as a character is versatile but not amazing at anything. Slotting him into any of my magicite teams would work just fine and be easier in some regards since I wouldn't have to worry about slotting in protectga/shellga but he's gonna probably be worse at anything else than the character he'd be replacing, and I've already got entrustbots in Shelke/OK/Ramza etc if that's all he's gonna be doing.
That's a better way to put it than overrated. It's a fantastic RW choice, but harder to slot into an actual party.

It really comes down to the problem that nearly all jack of all trades characters fall into. They are fantastic at lower levels/difficulties, but once things start needing specialists they fall off hard.
 

ShinUltima

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Oct 30, 2017
653
Trinidad, West Indies
Tyro USB3 is a decent slot saver for hard fights. It's quite good with LMR.

But here's the general consensus on USBs, as taken from Gamefaqs:

Elarra USB > Aerith USB2 > Onion mUSB > Palom USB (or Vivi if you have his LMR) > Bartz USB1 >Tyro USB3 > Strong USBs in elements you’re weak in

For that last one, this is the topic:

https://www.reddit.com/r/FFRecordKeeper/comments/ao4ug7/usb_select_for_magicite_v2_electric_boogaloo/

Finally did the Wonder draw.

4/11 - Wakka LMR, Selphie Glint, Shantotto BSSB (dupe), Kain CSB (dupe)

Good quantity, and the Kain chain would have been great if it wasn't a) a dupe and b) I already have Prompto chain and c) I've already sub-30'd Famfrit. Not even useful as a stat stick.

The remaining non-dupes are meh. Wakka LMR might be kinda okay in D??? to help bring Yunalsesca's damage further down while juggle his USB1/BSSB. I can't see myself using Selphie's Glint ever. ALready have her USB1. And two Selphie relics in one day, really? The first free 40 draw gave me her LMR this morning.

ANd come to think of it, the last time I pulled before KH banner 1 was on VII banner 2 3 weeks ago, and my last pull was a 1/11 Selphie BSSB2! WTF! >:|

HAven't selected as yet, but 99% sure it's going to be Sephiroth USB2
 
Oct 30, 2017
247
I use Tyro Godwall for magicite teams where I can bring a gen-2 CSB. He's a really good slot saver on that regard, and I usually run the healing RW in that setup.
 

ShinUltima

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Oct 30, 2017
653
Trinidad, West Indies
The beast Syldra has been slayed. After some rejigging of team to survive opening turns, first real attempt mastered in 27.91:

Team

Aerith (LM1+LM2): R3 Dispel, R4 VAligarmanda, Ace Striker (USB2)
Squall (LM1+LM2): R5 Life Siphon, R2 SSS, GAthering Storm (BSSb2/AOSB), double ice boost
Elarra (LM1+LM2): R2 Hastega, R4 Curada, MM (USB1)
Sora (LM1+En-Ice LM2): R4 SSS, R3 Shellga, Scholar's Boon (USb/AOSB), double ice boost
LAguna (LM1+LM2): R3 Icy Offering, R3 Freezing Snipe, Battleforged (CSB/USB1), double ice boost

RW: Guardian
MAgicite: Manticore (L15 Enpower Ice x2), Mateus (L8 Spell Ward/L10 Dampen Wind), Phoenix (L8 Blade Ward/L8 Spell Ward), Siren, Evrae (L8 HP Boon)

Squall had 10/30 HP and 20/30 ATK/DEF/RES waters, Sora had 30/30 ATK, Laguna had 10/30 HP/ATK, and Aerith/Elarra had 30/30 HP/DEF/RES/MND.

Sora was rocking that fire/ice/lighting+ keyblade we just got, BTW.

Very rough turn order:

Aerith: Dispel, Valix2, USB2, Valix2, USB2, Vali
Squall: RW, Life Siphon x3, BSSB2, CMD1x2, CMD2 spam, AOSB when near 40% mark, CMD2 spam
Elarra: Hastega, USB1 after Thundaja, Curada, Magicite, USB1, Curada spam, USB1
Sora: Shellga, SSS spam, USB, SSS spam, AOSB near 40% mark, SSS spam
Laguna: Icy Offering x 3, CSB, USB, ICe Offering/Snipe spam depending on number of IMperils, USB

These turns are very rough because I literally just ran this, LOL. I'll update this with corrected turn order if I run the fight again soon.

So. This was my first time fighting Syldra. I had a different arrangement of the team and Squall and Aerith had swapped RMs, and I couldn't get past the Phase 1 Turn 5 Thundaja. Needed Wall, Shellga and Hastega up ASAP, needed to Dispel by 3.74 and have Elarra ready to heal by 5.50. Rearranged my team to the above, mastered and sub-30'd first try.

I was a bit worried it wasn't going to work, since 15 seconds in and I hadn't even gotten out of Phase 1. Chain didn't drop until around 13 seconds in, BTW. But thanks to some imperils stacked and near permanent HQC from the healers, Sora/Squall/Laguna started pounding away and took down her HP astonishingly fast. The AOSBs didn't even hit close to max damage, probably because Savage mode was up - Squall got 55000x3+80000 while High Stakes was up, Sora got 80,000, which I'm hoping weren't all critical cause that would suck for next time. I'll definitely have to wait for Manticore to break Savage first before I fire the AOSBs off.

Regardless, Squall BSSB CMD2 still did 9999x7 even with High Stakes up. Syldra still had about 200,000 HP left after both AOSBs, but Squall/Sora/Laguna still chewed through it. But holy shit at that Phase 3 damage! YIkes! Definitely need Last Stand there!

I don't know how sustainable this is since I had a couple dualcasts from Squall for 9999x14, not to mention it probably relies on a lot of early imperil procs from Laguna, but I'm confident it can improve (and not get worse). I just hope it's not too RNG-based.

In the end, Sora USB+AOSB, despite being a year old, still puts in work in a team. And it seems I didn't need Squall USB4 (or Sora AASB, for the matter, though I still wish I had it!) after all. Still, this win couldn't have been done (or at least not done as easily) before today, when I snagged Squall's AOSB in the second free 40 pull.

11/11 5* magicites attempted sub-30'd now. Just Adamantoise left (haven't fought it as yet). Need to build up Syldra and do some more deck building first. But I'll leave that for now. I just wanted to see if I could beat Syldra right now. Now that I have, it's back to crystal farming.

OH! Last thing: I honed my second copy of SSS, which I only got recently, to R2 but ended up never actually using it. Squall was all Life Siphon and burst commands. I'll still keep it as a just in case, but I find it hilarious that I've still yet to deploy 2 xSSS in any serious fight.
 

Ahnez

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Oct 27, 2017
526
Well, since I had credit left on my google rewards, I decided to use the usb select
and I cant call myself a f2p anymore
And choose Elarra. That thing is really broken, my test run was against Manticore, just by replacing my healer with Elarra. Gone from a very painful 55s to 31.59s. I can probably sub30 just by tapping faster

This helps a lot with my 4A planning as well, as her USB was the only reason for me to pull on the core banner.

edit: Also, I got Jacks USB on the pull, it seems.. Really strong. What is the best way to use it?
 
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ShinUltima

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Oct 30, 2017
653
Trinidad, West Indies
Ahnez: re: Jack USB

Spam 6* Fire Samurai ability.

Anyway, new team for Syldra. Managed to sub-25 her with the following team, though subsequent clears were in the 25-26 second range:

Ignis (LM2+LMR): R5 Wrath, R3 Entrust, MM (BSSB)
Squall (LM1+LM2): R5 Life Siphon, R4 SSS, Swd DMG+30% (USB4/AOSB), double ice boost
Elarra (LM1+LM2): R2 Hastega, R4 Curada, MM (USB1)
Sora (LM1+En-Ice LM2): R4 SSS, R3 Shellga, Scholr's Boon (USb/AOSB), double ice boost
LAguna (LM1+LM2): R3 Icy Offering, R3 Freezing Snipe, Battleforged (CSB/USB1), double ice boost

Bolded are the changes. Main one, obviously, swapping Aerith for Ignis, but also honing that second SSS to R4 at long last. Also gearing Squall for more damage and using that USB4 I picked up from KH banner.

Rough turn order:

Ignis: BSSB, CMD2 to Squall x2, Wrath, Entrust Elarra, Wrath, Entrust Elarra, repeat Wrath -> Entrust Elarra as necessary.
Squall: RW, SSSx2, USB4, SSS, Brave command if Syldra goes back into Savage mode, SSSx2, AOSB, SSS spam
Elarra: Dispel, USB1 after Thundaja, Curada, Magicite, USB1, Curada, USB1 before going into Phase 3, USb1 after Savage Thuderbolt
Sora: Shellga, SSS x2, USB, SSS spam, AOSB near 20 second mark, SSS spam
Laguna: Icy Offering x 2, CSB, Icy Offering, USB, ICe Offering/Snipe spam depending on number of IMperils, USB when available

I tried for several hours to repeat my initial sub-30 win with just Squall BSSB2 -> AOSB, but that was apparently one hell of a fluke. Didn't even come close to winning after that. After getting some suggestions on Discord, it was finally time to break out Ignis. I had considered it, but I figured that Aerith+Elarra would have meant my team was under near permanent HQC and had Last Stand as a safety valve. Which it did, but the overall damage wasn't enough, especially in Phase 3. Sora could still ht cap on his AOSB through High Stakes, but Squall wasn't even coming close. And the RNG nature of his BSSB2 was too much to overcome in addition to Imperils from Laguna.

Once I swapped out Aerith for Ignis, Squall's damage issues went away. Sure, I wasn't going to be able to do 9999x7-14 in one turn, but now a) I didn't have to take 2-3 turns to build up for that, and, b) more importantly, he built gauge faster with SSS than with BSSB commands. And even with no En-Ice (Squall's LMR would come in mighty handy right now), though High Stakes and Savage, under Ignis buffs Squall's AOSB still did 90,000x3 (with high chain count, of course).

The main issue now is trying to survive the last two turns needed after the AOSBs drop to win. It's a bit of a grind - after High Stakes, I have three turns tops before people start dropping. I normally have enough gauge for 1-2 USBs from Elarra if I entrust her with Ignis along the way, but I must make sure that everyone is at full HP right after she goes High Stakes to survive that dreaded Savage Thunderbolt, and then heal again right after. As long chain is still up, the three DPSers can get the job done but it's close!

I have 4 Syldras now, so I'm good for the time being.
 

chronobeej

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Oct 27, 2017
279
Just wanted a second opinion before I picked my USB. I was thinking of picking Palom but I had a couple of others on my mind. I have Elarra's USB, Tyro USB3, OK pUSB and mUSB. Here is what I have been considering:

1) Palom USB. - Only have his SSB. Completed 5/12 5* magicite so far. Could be of use as a potential water/wind/ice mage. FF4 torment team needs a good DPS. Not able to select from Anima lenses.
2) Vivi USB - Have BSB2/OSB/LMR1. Can choose from Anima lenses if I wanted it in the future. FF9 Torment team is much stronger so not as necessary.
3) Aerith USB2. Have most of her relics besides it. Would make my Torment team strong enough to beat D???. Not sure how much use she would get over Elarra
4) Sephiroth USB2. Have SSB/USB1/LMR1. Powerful relic that synergizes with his AASB. DPS for torment team is already really good. Have Vayne and Orlandeau USB with Seifer CSB for my dark team.
5) Decil USB. Have his Glint already. Could use in torment team.
 

WarAdept

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Oct 25, 2017
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Just wanted a second opinion before I picked my USB. I was thinking of picking Palom but I had a couple of others on my mind. I have Elarra's USB, Tyro USB3, OK pUSB and mUSB. Here is what I have been considering:

1) Palom USB. - Only have his SSB. Completed 5/12 5* magicite so far. Could be of use as a potential water/wind/ice mage. FF4 torment team needs a good DPS. Not able to select from Anima lenses.
2) Vivi USB - Have BSB2/OSB/LMR1. Can choose from Anima lenses if I wanted it in the future. FF9 Torment team is much stronger so not as necessary.
3) Aerith USB2. Have most of her relics besides it. Would make my Torment team strong enough to beat D???. Not sure how much use she would get over Elarra
4) Sephiroth USB2. Have SSB/USB1/LMR1. Powerful relic that synergizes with his AASB. DPS for torment team is already really good. Have Vayne and Orlandeau USB with Seifer CSB for my dark team.
5) Decil USB. Have his Glint already. Could use in torment team.
Out of those 5, probably Aerith.

DPS USBs are now garbage. AASBs or nothing.

Pick either a healer, support or slot saver USB.
 

Tiddy

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Oct 25, 2017
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DPS USBs are now garbage. AASBs or nothing.
Oh come on. You know it better especially for your beloved Zidane. :)
You actually use some DPS USBs in combination with AASBs. Be it for the extra quick cast or the chase.
Bartz wants his USB1 and 3. Sephiroth USB2. Zidane also USB2. And I believe the same goes for others. I like the Sora USB into AASB combo.
 

MrDaravon

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hmm I have Aerith's White Magic chance w-cast LMR, wondering now if it's worth grabbing her USB2 off the select even though I've got Elarra's USB and most of the other top healer relics. I really wish I was fully caught up with 5* magicites and Torments; I'm looking through my options and trying to decide things like would theoretically I be best grabbing Maria USB for magicite, or something specific for a Torment or whatever. But short of trying to pre-emptively theorcraft a dozen teams that's gonna go nowhere quick for me. Honestly tempted to just grab Aerith's USB2 just as a super safe pick if nothing else.

Edit: I'm off the next few days and sick as a dog so plan on trying to tackle some magicites, specifically Siren. I posted a few pages back about I tried Hades first since I have pretty great holy options + holy chain (WoL's) but I couldn't survive the incoming damage and was told tackling Siren first is a better bet even though I don't have a Dark chain because her stuff is more important for tackling Hades than vice versa. However since I posted that I've now acquired new dark options via our pulls so not sure what to run. Now with my new stuff my possible best options are:

-Shadow w/USB
-TGC dived w/w-cast LMR and USB
-Garland w/Glint (enDark + quickcast 2) + USB
-ExDeath w/BUSB
-Sephiroth w/enDark LMR, BSB2, OSB and ASB
-Kuja dived w/(imperil)BSB, OSB and USB
-Raines dived w/BSB and USB
-Riku w/ASB

I've never used most of this stuff so I have no idea what a good team comp is here. I don't have any of the 6* ruby abilities, but let's assume 5* abilities/hones aren't an issue. Also a bit thrown off by the fact Siren can Silence you. I can run OK for mixed teams (BSB/mUSB) and Ramza for physical team (BSB2) + Elarra USB but not sure on my other 3 team members, maybe TGC/Kuja and ?

I've had ExDeath's Brave forever and have never had a case for using it, is it actually any good? I think it's my only Brave lol. I have a ton of his other older stuff so I've got like +50ish MAG for him but he just seems...not great.

Edit 2: Gave Siren a couple goes with a quick team just to feel it out:



My magicites kinda suck for this, I'm running Shadow Dragon for the dark imperil then a 3* holy resist + stat magicites (level 15 atk/mag etc).

-OK feels useless with this team after doing his BSB/Protectga/Dispel, does he even have any dark options other than the Ninja stuff?
-Kuja does pretty great damage, DZ, is hitting for ~6000x4 plus double casts, but I can't keep him alive to save my life for some reason, he always dies first.
-Shadow also feels useless here, I'm not sure if the dark ninja stuff sucks, or it's because I don't him dived or what. SE is only hitting for like 1700x7 with the USB chase hitting for about 5700x2 so it's barely outdamaging her Curaja counters later on. He's got two pieces of +dark equipment on as well.
-TGC is also great here. I don't know much about the physical dark skills though, so I have no idea what to use, or if Mark of Darkness is actually any good or what.
-Elarra is obviously good here. With OK being largely useless Silence was only an issue if it tagged Kuja or Elarra and that only happened once in my 3-4 runs.

Not entirely sure what to tweak, in part because I have zero idea what dark skills are any good. Unless I'm totally missing something with Shadow he seems like maybe a no-go here unless I dive him, and without checking I probably have the motes to do so but want to make sure it's worth it. OK seems like a total whiff here though; maybe run Ramza BSB2, let Kuja fend for himself (maybe run BSB instead of USB?) and dive Shadow and/or maybe sub Garland in for Shadow and hone the Dark Heavy abilities to use with his USB or something?

Even though my tries were bad I still got her down to like 30% relatively easily, but Kuja was always dead at that point and with Shadow's lackluster damage TGC was the only thing really doing damage. My lack of any 4* dark/holy magicites also doesn't help but nothing to be done about that.
 
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friz898

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Oct 27, 2017
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Well shit. I was't even going to pull tonight since I don't have anything for them, or care about them.

2/11 - Cloud Dark AOSB, Axel AOSB

ehhh...ok one more pull, god that is killing my mythril!

2/11 - Axel AASB, Roxas AASB.

Well uh, time to legend dive them both I guess. I don't even know what I have, but it says Awakening and I'm all giddy.

I took a snapshot in case you didn't believe me Shin, but not going to go through all the imgur trouble unless someone calls me out lol, which nobody cares. But ya, that was luck. I now have 10 Cloud relics, and 9 total in KH realm, landing 3 of the 4 Awakenings this week using 4 50 myth pulls. God please help me at 4A so I can happily come back to this game and it's crazy Torment/5* magicite head-wall-banging.
 

Pharaun

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Oct 27, 2017
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Jeez friz898 you have some crazy good luck. Btw, I saw you made a multiplayer party 3 or so weeks back but I couldn't get in it before it was full.
 

Tiddy

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Oct 25, 2017
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100gem: Cloud LMR (2nd hit in a row)

2/11: Roxas AOSB, Cloud LMR (dupe=
3/11: Axel AASB, AOSB and Cloud AOSB (yep that was amazing, I was kinda scared that I would get 3 Cloud AOSBs)

I REALLY want Roxas AASB but I don't think I will chase it. Sure Glint, LMR or USB would be nice, but I got the big wins from the banner. My holy is also good with Beatrix USB, Marche USB and Agrias USB2. Just missing a chain.

2/11 - Axel AASB, Roxas AASB.
Wow... Awesome pull. And you also got Axel AOSB in your first pull! Congrats

friz898 My first pull was the same as your second. Was pretty surprised to get that lucky
You too? And I thought I was lucky. Better hide you both! Don't leave the house. :)
 

ccbfan

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Oct 25, 2017
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Still deciding whether to pull this kh banner or not.

Originally I decided 100 myths (have over a thousand saved for 4a) for both banners. I got lucky in banner 1 and got both AASB and a slew of gear for sora. (Along with last time I have everything for sora except his aosb and some glint)

Is it even worth pulling here or should I go even harder on 4a banner 3.

With bartz AASB I would pretty much cover every non holy/dark element. (Plus my other tech for him is ever better than sora)

Also terra is better than axel because she can use summons. While would allow me to cover 5 elements with her as well as destroy thing with aoe.

Basically I plan on going super hard on banner 3. Is there any point of getting both axel and terra or would terra basically invalidate him.

Sora with lmr AASB and usb or Bsb is basically melting a lot of my trouble content right now. (He technically can cover all 6 elements) I can probably wait till 4a before I need to start thinking about needing a magic AASB.

Lack of torments and possibly to being stagnant is another major problem with axel and roxas.