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Final Fantasy: Record Keeper |OT| Renewal Era

ShinUltima

Member
Oct 30, 2017
716
Trinidad, West Indies
XII RoP kicked me in the balls.

1/3 - Balthier USB1 (DUPE).

Un-FUCKING-believable. This is one of my absolute worst realms (D??? is currently a painful, RNG-filled slog at 1:15:15), I only have 6/31 6* relics in this realm (two of those being Vaan/Vayne OSBs), and I still dupe? And it's a dupe of something I got from the daily two months ago (not my last 6*, that was Kelgar USB1 I got last month... which was also a dupe). Holy CHrist, that's not even fucking funny.

The 50 L3 lenses weren't worth this. This is just a goddamn insult.

Goddamit, I was really hoping for something good here. Sigh.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Yeah my xii was a dupe Vayne lmr. Ugh. So close.

Daily draw FFT sb less dagger, spell binder. Sigh, useful only for filling out my equipment history and rainbow shards.

I am in full resource stock mode, have massive work deadlines on Friday so nothing has been afoot at all, I think I can sub 30 at least two more torments but no time.

Delaying lens decisions and hone decisions.
One of
Chain blizzard, stone or water
One of
Lunar dragon lunar leviathan
Stormspell

I guess I’ve been hoping that I could tweak and sub 30 another torment or two and hone based on Odin alone (water, dark, holy weak to kill)
 

jarekx

Member
Oct 25, 2017
248
daily prompto USB which makes my choice for who to bring on Lightning weak Odin a tad more complicated. I have both garnets and his chain along with garnet reflect damage USB and now prompto imperil.

My AASBs — Ashe w/ AOSB
Noctis
Sora w/ AOSB

Gotta slot in Astra too which I’ll pickup up for Tyro soon
 

Jux

Member
Oct 27, 2017
250
Paris
Hey, since fest is around the corner, I figured it would be interesting to do a small poll to see where everybody's at in term of relics before we go crazy on fest banners.
The idea is just to post the number of top relics people have. I think AASB, CSB and AOSB are a good indication of current power (even though most people still use mostly USB, it's not super interesting to count those :) ). For those who wonder, you can see the exact numbers in the Equipement Collection in the Library (you can sort by Soul Break type, don't forget to look at both weapons and armors).

I'll start!

AASB: 8
AOSB: 10 including 2 freebies
CSB: 14 including: 3 realm, 3 gen2 and 2 black chocobo freebies (And yet still no earth or holy chain at all!)
 

Pharaun

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,020
I'll play along.

Aasb: 14, I've gotten incredibly lucky a few of times that has boosted my count here.

Aosb: 20, I'm not huge fan of these so I don't go out of my way trying to pull for them.

Chain: 25; 13 gen 2, 2 realm, 10 gen .5/1. When 5* magicite hit I made it a point to go hard for chains. I have full element coverage and only need magic earth, physical lighting, physical fire, and magic dark to have complete phys/magic coverage.
 

ShinUltima

Member
Oct 30, 2017
716
Trinidad, West Indies
AASB: 6 (Bartz, Rydia, Cloud, Squall, Snow, Locke).
AOSB: 21, not including free ones
CSB: 14, not including free ones (13 physical, 1 magic; 9 gen 2 overall). Every element is covered, wind being the most (Zack, Faris, Fujin).
 

ultra7k

Member
Oct 27, 2017
544
Here we go:

AASB: 5 (Bartz, Noctis, Zidane, Snow, Raines)
AOSB: 19
Chain: 18

Have full elemental coverage for chains with at least Gen 1. Missing the following gen 2 chains:
Ice MAG
Lightning MAG/PHYS
Fire PHYS
Wind MAG/PHYS
Holy MAG
Earth MAG/PHYS
Water MAG

Have the 2 freebie chains, and Realm chains for IX, VI.

Need better pulls for AASBs lol.
 
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Ahnez

Member
Oct 27, 2017
615
AASB: 6 (Terra, Bartz, Zidane, Cloud, Squall, Alphinaud)
AOSB: 20 plus 2 free ones.
CSB: 12 plus the 2 free ones. My only lightning chain is Reno's, and no earth chain yet.
 

ccbfan

Member
Oct 25, 2017
665
From https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/114492-final-fantasy-record-keeper/78002528?page=1

Apparently the record board was only a partial release. Only 5 new skills released and none are really amazing.

Onion Knight (Grand Onion Magic): 5 single-target Wind/Water/Fire/Earth magic attacks
Rydia (Summoners’ Band): 4 AOE Water/Earth/Holy summon magic attacks
Locke (Mirage Raid): 4 single-target Fire physical attacks, ATK & DEF -50%, ATK & DEF +50% to user
Rikku (Al Bhed Steal): 4 single-target Water physical attacks, ATK & DEF -50%, ATK & DEF +50% to user
Noctis (Shift Flame): 3 single-target Fire physical attacks, Instant Cast 1 to user
 

Ahnez

Member
Oct 27, 2017
615
* Screams in 16:9 *

Well, only 5 of them actually having new abilities is pretty sloppy.. but I guess they wanted the big new update out for 5A
If they update the remaining boards to add the abilities eventually, then its less bad at least.
 

Jux

Member
Oct 27, 2017
250
Paris
Thanks guys for playing along with my little poll :)
Nice to see that I'm not so bad on AASB/CSB after all (just missing a few important pieces...). AOSB are something else though! (never really chased them before).

Also got Ysh bUSB from the LotR, now I can seriously think about FF XIV D???, nice!
 

ShinUltima

Member
Oct 30, 2017
716
Trinidad, West Indies
Took some time this evening to tackle II Torment again having gained and learned Maria En-Earth LMR (daily some weeks ago), Dualcast LMR +AOSB (11 pull on II banner 1), and Leon En-Dark LMR (II Banner 2 100 gems). I went from 53.96 to 35.73, then 32.13, then a tantalizingly close 30.34, and, after a number of tries, finally got my sub-30 at 29.40. Absolutely got lucky with Minwu triplecast at the very end, right after Ultimate Level Down (never did end up skipping it completely after all). Emperor was paralyzed too since I didn't cast Lakshmi!

Hilda (LM1+LM2): R3 Allegro Con Moto, R4 Enfeebling Jitterbug, Gathering Storm (USB), fire/ice/lightning resist accessory
Leon (LM1+EN-Dark LMR): R4 Memento MOri, R4 Necro COuntdown, Dark DMG+ RM (no SB), double dark boost, D.Odin accessory
Minwu (LM1+W-White LM2): R5 Holyja, R2 Hastega, Holy DMG+ RM (BSSB2/USB2), double holy boost, fire/ice/lightning resist accessory
Maria (En-Earth LMR+W-Earth LMR): R4 Chain Stoneja, R3 Shellga, Scholar's Boon (BSSB/AOSB), double earth boost, D.Odin accessory
Emperor (LM1+En-Earth LMR): R5 Meltdown, R3 Dispel, Earth DMG+ RM (USB1), double earth boost, ice/earth resist accessory

RW: Chain
Magicites: Lakshmi (MND/HP), Adamantoise (Empower Earth x2), Famfrit (HP/Dampen Fire), Madeen (Mag Boon x2), Madeen (HP/Fast Cast)

+100 magia on everyone (MAG for Leon, Maria, Emperor, MND for Minwu/Hilda). Leon is carrying a realm L50 magic bow artifact.

Approximate turn order:

Hilda: Enfeebling Jitterbug, chain, ACM, Enfeebling Jitterbug, ACM, USB, ACM, refresh chain, *magicite before P3 Ultimate Poison Cloud CXXVIII, ACM, Enfeebling Jitterbug, ACM, USB as necessary
Leon: MM, Necro Countdown spam
Minwu: Hastega, Holyja x2, BSSB2, Holyja x2, USB2, Holyja x3
Maria: Shellga, CHain Stoneja x2, BSSB, CHain Stoneja spam, AOSB
Emperor: Dispel, Meltdown x2, USB1, Meltdown spam, USB

*I should point out that the magicite calling is completely theoretical, since I intended to use it before P3 T4 Ultimate Blaze CXXVIII to block sap, but forgot about P3 T3 Ultimate Poison Cloud CXXVIII causing Sap+Paralysis. On my sub-30 run, I ended up not using Lakshmi at all.

That aside, aside from a healthy amount of RNG late in the fight being necessary, the key was to maximize DPS by using Hilda to handle re-freshing chain early and just let the DPSers attack relentlessly. Also, because Minwu kept running out of hones before the end, I started using his BSSB2 first, which allowed me to save USB2 and 3 turns of W-Holyja to blitz down the end along side Maria AOSB and (theoretically) Emperor USB1. On my sub-30 run, the last two Holyja uses were triplecast, giving me an extra 100,000 damage. CLutch.

With the realm artifact bow, Leon's MAG was over 800. With that and his En-Dark LMR, his damage was finally decent, unlike the last time I tried this back in late April. Also realised to ignore his useless USB1 and just keep blasting with Necro Countdown under QC. At high enough chain count at the end, after 25 seconds, his lack of En-Dark made little difference.

Poor Emperor didn't get to do much. I mean he definitely helped with those 9999x4 Meltdowns from the getgo, but no dualcast and his USB1, only used once, was kinda struggling at 8000x8, at best. As noted above, thanks to not using Lakshmi on my sub-30 run, he spent the last 3-4 turns paralyzed, but Minwu/Maria made up the slack, luckily.

That's 14 Torments sub-30'd. Only I, XII, and XIV left. I'm at 36 seconds for XIV, but my only addition since my last attempt is Papalymo Glint, which I doubt will be enough to make up the difference. I and XII are damn hopeless right now, and RoP has already failed me with a useless dupe for XII. Still have I RoP, but otherwise my only hope for those realms two is fest banners.