I don’t know much about him but Olivier is supposed to be pretty good. Plus if it’s like Klose from the previous event, you can get enough shards to make him 5* which is very nice.
Sold! I think I’ll get all the shards I can then.
Olivier seems quite good: I agonised over which of his two trees to pick. I am thinking I actually might multiclass him, because he got two super sexy skills, each in one tree — although one is really only meant for PVP. Also, he uses angels, which makes him automatically as buffy as a Rachel ;)
Please note: I think Scott or Emerick are quite good, so set your expectations accordingly.
Emerick is awesome, I wish I played strategy/empire so I could field him or Vargas.
As for Scott, you might be on your own there ;)
Vargas is beyond awesome. He’s the reason I wished males weren’t excluded of those silly inappropriate confession right ouf of some Bioware game!
I haven’'t the chance to do any of the levels in the new event barring the first yet. Here’s a list of all the rewards though. Gotta get that magic stone!
What does the Magic Stone do?
It’s the Runestone I am guessing, Magic Stone is a very simple and litteral translation of the original 魔導石. I bet that helps!
@soondifferent Do you need to complete one stage 100% to access the next?
Yeah pretty sure magic stone is runestune, I just enjoy that translation!
@Left_Empty not sure, I havent had a chance to dig into the new event yet.
I checked, and there are little chained tabs on the top, a bit like those during the initial Cherie event. Upon tapping those, it seems they will unlock upon completion of some further mission. No need to grind that much, phew!
Finished up my two SSR item pulls for the event. Got Purgatory and Carbon Fiber helm. Pretty meh
I cannot reliably auto the level 45 Screw Materials mission at War Preparation zone.
I lack the words to explain how annoying this is.
Party up if you can’t manage it with bonuses.
Yeah I am only running 2 bonus drop people as is (I only have 4 options; Hein and Alemda are in andSilver Wolf and someone else are on the bench). I should try to do some runs with clannies.
But I also think I know the problem. Right now, Cherie (with Faction buff from Ledin) cannot reliably one shot an archer with Lightning. Lightning Speed, with it’s 1.6 multiplier, seems to work. So I can kill the first, and then go for the second. If I fail to kill the second, sometimes things go sideways but not always. If I do not kill the first (which auto battle seems to sometimes do), its up for grabs as Cherie gets nuked on the enemy turn. Sometimes Ledin et al in the bottom prevail, sometiems they don’t, sometimes I run out of turns.
So I am working on getting her damage up. I decided to go ahead and use an SSR spirit on Last Knight and it’s current level 44. I also upgraded Esoteric Slate to 40, and redid a couple of enchantments. I’ve already boosted her attack by a couple dozen probably. It’s a very close thing, but it would be even better if I could do this without needing Vindication up (I have to start manual because Auto will use Divine Guard first and then if Cherie gets the two kills I can auto).
Also, I really wish it was possible to condense hammers a higher value hammer, just to spare all the damn clicking for upgrading items.
when does the faction buff stuff start taking affect? I haven’t noticed anything about it yet, I’m at level 36 I think.
Only specific characters can get a faction buff, usually 1 or 2 out of the entire faction. Matthew, gets it for the Protagonist faction e.g. To get it, you have to take him down his middle path, Swordsman -> Hero. AFAIK characters who get faction buffs always get them from the “third” class.
It only works on people in that faction of course. You can see who is in which faction clicking on the icons under the XP bar/above the stats on the info page of a character. Ledin is in Protagonists and Legion of Glory. I am actually thinking of bumping up my matthew and using him to do the Protagonists buff instead of using Ledin to do Legion of Glory, because Rachel and Tiaris will benefit that way.
I can’t recall what level you have to be to get to the class that provides faction buffs though. 35 or 40 maybe.
I think it is always level 35.
Using them takes a little time to get used to, as they don’t stack with a variety of buffs the player usually has been using until then. You see those wasted behaviour perdure even in a lot of endgame’s players (i.e, using Varna’s Mass Attack skill on top of a Faction Buff).
I just noticed there are daily sweeps implemented on the Japanese version. That version is on turbo, might I add, as they have been throwing about twice the events the past couple of weeks (they already caught up to the first Trails of Whatever event!). Hell, I guess they have so many whales*: this week, they have been throwing free daily Epic Martial Spirits just for the lols.
Anyway, the daily sweep interface is quite unfriendly, which is why I wouldn’t have noticed it at all if not for a counter for “5/5 daily sweeps” showing discreetely on top of some dailies screen. You get thus five sweeps, that you activate only by tapping the little glowing ball you get as a cue for the Goddess Blessing upon clearing solo a daily level for the first time. Quite obscure, uh.
You get of course the daily reward if applicable, but you can’t benefit from team or friends bonuses, of course.
Also you can’t sweep what isn’t marked by the Goddess Blessing.
This means no Eternal Temple (sorry, @soondifferent!) nor Goblins sweeps, arguably the two aggravating events that need those the most.
*They do: while being a few months newer than worldwide server, you can see lots of 6k/7k (!) leons and bozels around. They are insane.
Noooo I don’t mind the goblins so much, but eternal temples are a pain. I know on the Chinese side they can sweep the temples, so we should get that eventually.
I could sure use some daily epic spirits…
Well I’m looking forward to being able to sweep bonding realms and troublesome Aniki like Rocky/Jones, who I can’t auto reliably.
And I got a dupe Last Knight from dragon today after spending a spirit for the last star :P
Uh, is Last Knight good enough that I should consider bumping it above Frostrend on my “to upgrade” list? Seems so to me?
Probably not, as you get more ssrs your flyers / offensive calvary will probably want to field axes for the higher attack, and calvary will want swords. I still use Last Knight for cherie because it helps keep her health up for Legion (and because I rolled a 15% attack enchant) but you probably dont want to upgrade a second one.