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Tidd
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(12-25-2016, 11:09 PM)
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I WANT TO PULL!!! AHHHH! Stay strong. :( It will be hard to resist the first phase because I really like the BSBs/OSB but outside of that I have everything on this banner or don't need it. I probably end up pulling nonetheless. Hopefully my 100gem will give me something good.

I don't bother with refreshes. As long as I can finish the roulette I'm okay with it. We get some hyped banners in the next few weeks and a FF IX event is coming up. I need to make some hard decisions. I want Zidane's OSB and his Vest and from the 2nd banner Steiner's BSB and Garnet's dress. But Steiner's BSB is a guaranteed 100gem pull for me considering that I got every other relic for him. ;)

Originally Posted by Anustart

hehehe

Edit: Guy on reddit got faris' burst from free daily draw :/

Best thing I pulled was the Platinum Sword (XII)
Wazzy
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(12-25-2016, 11:20 PM)
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I have almost everything from roulette except the conductor outfit. Why won't it drop. :(
Zippedpinhead
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(12-25-2016, 11:23 PM)
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That new OT smell!

Since I splurged on Greg OSB, I've got forty mythril. I'm trying to remain strong and wait for XIV...
MrDaravon
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(12-25-2016, 11:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Anustart

If I remember correctly you were the guy that was getting like 3 gigantuars every go around, every refresh last fest and walked away with like 700 of each major orb. Can't have that kind of luck all the time.

I don't think so? The last post I can find from the last orbfest I got 16 Major orbs total as direct drops (aka Gigantaurs) across one phase which was 23 refreshes + natural stamina, and looking at reddit larger sample posts from the last orbfest people seemed to be averaging much better than that with at least one direct MO per stamina and most folks way more (lots of folks with 50ish refreshes getting 70+ gigantaurs etc).

I got 3 total here with 10 refreshes + natural stamina lol. Obviously RNG something something, but that's a drastic falloff, and even RNG aside this orbfest is definitely worse than the last one. Not sure if the Knights fuck it up or what. Obviously there will be some benefits from up-converting 3* and 4* orbs, but nowhere near making up that difference. On my last refresh I had an entire dungeon run that was literally nothing but the two enemy battles and Knights all 9 rounds. My luck this phase has definitely been rock bottom no doubt, but this orbfest is still lacking in general even outside of my shitty luck here.
Last edited by MrDaravon; 12-25-2016 at 11:34 PM.
Anustart
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(12-25-2016, 11:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by MrDaravon

I don't think so? The last post I can find from the last orbfest I got 16 Major orbs total as direct drops (aka Gigantaurs) across one phase which was 23 refreshes + natural stamina, and looking at reddit larger sample posts from the last orbfest people seemed to be averaging much better than that with at least one direct MO per stamina and most folks way more (lots of folks with 50ish refreshes getting 70+ gigantaurs etc).

I got 3 total here with 10 refreshes + natural stamina lol. Obviously RNG something something, but that's a drastic falloff, and even RNG aside this orbfest is definitely worse than the last one. Not sure if the Knights fuck it up or what. Obviously there will be some benefits from up-converting 3* and 4* orbs, but nowhere near making up that difference. On my last refresh I had an entire dungeon run that was literally nothing but the two enemy battles and Knights all 9 rounds. My luck this phase has definitely been rock bottom no doubt, but this orbfest is still lacking in general even outside of my shitty luck here.

I'm just sad I have so many skills to hone and not enough orbs to hone anything! NOOOOOOOO
thedan001
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(12-25-2016, 11:47 PM)
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This Orbfest is lacking with major orbs.

For everything else, I'm satisfied.

Past 2 days I got a FFV CM team up to lv65's and 2 characters to lv99 (Luneth and Celes).

I plan to get more teams ready for CM and maybe 5 characters to lv99 from this event.

My goals for 4* are doing great too, especially summons like Valefor and Leviathan, I didn't have them honed before this event.

Basically I gave up on my dreams of amassing major orbs and focused on everything else this orbfest offered me as a returning player.
MrDaravon
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(12-25-2016, 11:50 PM)
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Yeah for XP this has been roughly on par with previous orbfests; a bit worse for me since I'm barely even getting the mini-cactuar waves, but could definitely be worse. The biggest reason I did so many refreshes in previous orbfests was I wanted to level cap everyone which I did (I burned 125 myhthril last orbfest to do it), so now that everyone is pretty much capped (I have like...4 people that aren't) now I'm salty about not getting shit for orbs which is what I would actually be willing to refresh for. First world problems etc. I just goddamn know I'm going to get Kain's BSB on Banner 1 and I can't even come close to honing Lightning Dive :/
thedan001
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(12-25-2016, 11:56 PM)
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I'm not fretting over major orbs right now because I've heard good things about the daily dungeon update in JP.
Anustart
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(12-26-2016, 12:05 AM)
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Really wish a banner popped up today.

Guess I'll pull on banner 1. Kains would be nice, no interest in Terra osb so I'll probably get it.

14 banner hype has subsided for me too, while some nice relics, I'm in a good spot so it would probably end up just being a luxury.

I don't do many 11 pulls, usually get lucky from single pulls.
cpp_is_king
(12-26-2016, 12:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Shadow780

Did anyone got RM drop in Golden Vault yet? I've been running a team hoping their RM2 will drop for a while now.

I ran Palom from 65-78 in Golden Vault without seeing her RM pop, went and did some regular dungeons, still no pop, came back to Golden Vault and got the RM drop. After that I got like 3 more RMs in the vault. So yes it can drop.


In other news, so far I've gotten the following hones completed since Orbfest began:

Lifesiphon R1 -> R4
Thundaja R2 -> R4
Blizzaja R2 -> R4
Stoneja R2 -> R4
Waterja R2 -> R4
Alexander R0 -> R1
Multi-Break R0 -> R1
Full Charge R0 -> R1
Protectga R2 -> R4
Power Breakdown R2 -> R4

Hoping that I can make as much progress when phase 2 drops as I did for Phase 1. But the real blocker for me is Power Orbs, I'm going to have to hit that like a ton of bricks.

Edit: If I have Multi-Break, why do I need Full Break? Isn't MB strictly better than FB?
Edit 2: Shit, Multi-Break is Dancer only. Well, that was kind of a waste of some perfectly good orbs :(
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cpp_is_king
(12-26-2016, 12:55 AM)
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Who are some good people to get to Lv. 99?

I'm thinking Luneth for her RM4, but who else? I only have 1 MC3 Lode right now, but I might be able to get a second one if I make enough progress during Orbfest that I can finish off the FFV events.
Caim
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(12-26-2016, 12:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by cpp_is_king

Who are some good people to get to Lv. 99?

I'm thinking Luneth for her RM4, but who else? I only have 1 MC3 Lode right now, but I might be able to get a second one if I make enough progress during Orbfest that I can finish off the FFV events.

I'd say:

Cloud +30% sword damage
Cecil +30% holy damage
Tyro +30% when hitting element weakness
cpp_is_king
(12-26-2016, 12:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Caim

I'd say:

Cloud +30% sword damage
Cecil +30% holy damage
Tyro +30% when hitting element weakness

I already bought Cloud and Tyro's MC2 for Mako Might and Dr. Mog's Teachings, so those seem like good candidates. Thanks
Anustart
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(12-26-2016, 01:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Caim

I'd say:

Cloud +30% sword damage
Cecil +30% holy damage
Tyro +30% when hitting element weakness

That 30% sword better than One Eyed General?

I'm gonna be hitting this phase decently hard. Fire Queen Krile demands it.
Last edited by Anustart; 12-26-2016 at 01:04 AM.
Balphon
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(12-26-2016, 01:08 AM)
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Wouldn't be Dena if they didn't screw up the relic draw schedule image somehow.

Originally Posted by Anustart

That 30% sword better than One Eyed General?

I'm gonna be hitting this phase decently hard. Fire Queen Krile demands it.

OEG/Pride of the Red Wings is +20%.
Advocatus Diaboli
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(12-26-2016, 01:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by cpp_is_king

Who are some good people to get to Lv. 99?

I'm thinking Luneth for her RM4, but who else? I only have 1 MC3 Lode right now, but I might be able to get a second one if I make enough progress during Orbfest that I can finish off the FFV events.

Her?

Anyway -- I'd say it depends on if you're pulling on any of the upcoming banners. You'll likely want the MC3s for the characters you have decent BSBs for.
zerokoolpsx
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(12-26-2016, 01:21 AM)
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We're getting more memory lodes for the Countdown to 2017 login.
Login Bonuses:

1st Day: Cloud’s Goggles (VII)
2nd Day: Soul of a Hero
3rd Day: 3 Memory Crystal Lodes
4th Day: 3 Memory Crystal II Lodes
5th Day: 10 Major Growth Eggs
6th Day: 1 Memory Crystal III Lode

Use Memory Crystal III on your best characters with relics. Also spotted my 2nd Gigantuar.
Brazil
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(12-26-2016, 01:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by zerokoolpsx

We're getting more memory lodes for the Countdown to 2017 login.
Login Bonuses:

1st Day: Cloud’s Goggles (VII)
2nd Day: Soul of a Hero
3rd Day: 3 Memory Crystal Lodes
4th Day: 3 Memory Crystal II Lodes
5th Day: 10 Major Growth Eggs
6th Day: 1 Memory Crystal III Lode

Use Memory Crystal III on your best characters with relics. Also spotted my 2nd Gigantuar.

That's a lot of stuff. Nice.
BassForever
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(12-26-2016, 01:27 AM)
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Another cloud goggles? Good grief
Balphon
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(12-26-2016, 01:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by BassForever

Another cloud goggles? Good grief

Gotta get that full set of major blind res!
Anustart
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(12-26-2016, 01:29 AM)
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They should pass out alphinaud burst for new years.
Syntsui
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(12-26-2016, 01:32 AM)
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Dr Mog's Teachings got, hell yeah!!!! Shit about to get scary.
cpp_is_king
(12-26-2016, 01:42 AM)
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lol, just hit the trifecta. 7200 casino chips in a single run.

Edit: I've now encountered 3x regular mobs, 3x rounds of mini cactuars, 3x rounds of cactuars, and 3x rounds of golden knights. Why can't I get 3x gigantaurs? :(
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MrDaravon
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(12-26-2016, 01:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Anustart

Really wish a banner popped up today.

Guess I'll pull on banner 1. Kains would be nice, no interest in Terra osb so I'll probably get it.

14 banner hype has subsided for me too, while some nice relics, I'm in a good spot so it would probably end up just being a luxury.

I don't do many 11 pulls, usually get lucky from single pulls.

Yeah, I really don't understand why they didn't have the banners either correspond with the orb phases, or at the least start them today (Christmas). Seems an odd choice unless it's to correspond with something else I'm not thinking of.
Kyari
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(12-26-2016, 02:02 AM)
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Christmas and the fact that I'm sitting on so much mythril means I am desperate to just pull on SOMETHING but alas, OSB fest has not started yet :(
Tidd
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(12-26-2016, 02:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by MrDaravon

Yeah, I really don't understand why they didn't have the banners either correspond with the orb phases, or at the least start them today (Christmas). Seems an odd choice unless it's to correspond with something else I'm not thinking of.

Yes there is another event that correspond with the OSBfest: http://ffrk.kongbakpao.com/event-538/
MrDaravon
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(12-26-2016, 02:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tidd

Yes there is another event that correspond with the OSBfest: http://ffrk.kongbakpao.com/event-538/

God I totally forgot this event was even happening lol.
Anustart
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(12-26-2016, 02:24 AM)
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Sweet, first boss of event is fire weak. here comes my new 99 krile with new burst.
Kyari
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(12-26-2016, 03:16 AM)
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Man its going to be real sad when we have to wait 6 months for this Noctis mini event, only to not actually get it, and then have to wait even longer to get him on global for a real event or a dungeon update that adds him.
Anustart
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(12-26-2016, 03:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kyari

Man its going to be real sad when we have to wait 6 months for this Noctis mini event, only to not actually get it, and then have to wait even longer to get him on global for a real event or a dungeon update that adds him.

I have nightmares from my brief stint with exvius trying to get him. He can stay gone!
Lights and Waves
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(12-26-2016, 04:40 AM)
Running a two person team for the + orbfest levels and it's taking forever to level up! Grr. Just a few more house until OSB fest. I've got 3 MCIII crystals saved up for whoever gets a burst or an osb!
B.K.
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(12-26-2016, 04:56 AM)
I finally mastered all my Soul Breaks. I even found Edward's BSB in my Vault. I don't remember getting it.
Shadow780
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(12-26-2016, 10:54 AM)
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Grinding Golden Vault while grinding Justice Monster 5, DAT FF synergy.
DukeLongfellow
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(12-26-2016, 11:56 AM)
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I never thought the day would come when Healing Grimoire would come in handy but I managed to use it to save our team when Zantetsuken got both of our healers. I've had the relic since a year ago almost but I've only now seen the animation. Lol.

I still have no idea why it's 2 bars. I know it's a relic (HA!) of olden days but still.
BassForever
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(12-26-2016, 12:24 PM)
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How good would a 2 meter sb need to be to be viable?
Dragner
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(12-26-2016, 12:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by BassForever

How good would a 2 meter sb need to be to be viable?

With powercreep as it is...impossible to balance, new 6* relics that are coming from Japan are crazy powerful at only 1 bar, it would be impossible to balance something to make it worthy at 2 bars without breaking the game.
Razmos
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(12-26-2016, 12:51 PM)
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Eurgh I should have 100 mythril soon, and I can't decide whether to pull on the OSB phase 4 banner (I have no OSBs) or the FFXIV banner (I already have Stoneskin)

I suppose I could one on each but.. ehhh
BassForever
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(12-26-2016, 01:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Razmos

Eurgh I should have 100 mythril soon, and I can't decide whether to pull on the OSB phase 4 banner (I have no OSBs) or the FFXIV banner (I already have Stoneskin)

I suppose I could one on each but.. ehhh

100 mythril on osb phase 4

6000 gems on 14 banner
Kain
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(12-26-2016, 01:18 PM)
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I see Shadow's BSSB is the bomb for the fest, since it started I got like 70 summons every day.

If anyone wants: 9pxo
Razmos
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(12-26-2016, 01:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by BassForever

100 mythril on osb phase 4

6000 gems on 14 banner

Aha is it really that much better?

Ooh, looking at it I actually have 3 of Y'shtola's relics on that banner, the Omnirod, Thyrus and Healer's robe. Is it still worth it?
PixyJunket
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(12-26-2016, 02:20 PM)
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Need.. 4★.. motes..
Razmos
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(12-26-2016, 02:28 PM)
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Noctis OSB

Noctis
Black Magic 3, Combat 5, Celerity 5, Dragoon 5, Machinist 4
L99: 6658 HP, 209 ATK, 141 DEF, 149 MAG, 135 RES, 149 MND, 179 SPD
Dagger, Sword, Katana, Spear, Thrown, Gun, Shield, Hat, Light Armor, Bracer
Default SB: Single-target ranged physical attack, Instant Cast
RM1: ATK & DEF +10%, starts battle with Sleep
RM3: Defend -> ?% max HP heal to self
RM4: Attack -> High damage, Instant Cast, but no SB points will be earned
Record Dive Bonuses: Combat DMG +6%, Sword DMG +3%

Lol why
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Syntsui
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(12-26-2016, 02:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Razmos

Noctis OSB


Lol why

I can't fathom what goes through the mind of whoever designed this and thought it was a good idea. It was basically created to never be used.
BassForever
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(12-26-2016, 03:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Syntsui

I can't fathom what goes through the mind of whoever designed this and thought it was a good idea. It was basically created to never be used.

Accurate to noctis character in the game
cpp_is_king
(12-26-2016, 03:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Syntsui

I can't fathom what goes through the mind of whoever designed this and thought it was a good idea. It was basically created to never be used.

Maybe on a boss round where there are trash enemies before a boss giving you a chance to hit him with your mage before getting to the boss.

Alternatively, are there any accessories making you immune to sleep?
cpp_is_king
(12-26-2016, 03:39 PM)
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Would Gilgamesh and Krile be worth MC3ing? I've got osb abd bsb for Gilgamesh and bsb for krile
Kain
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(12-26-2016, 04:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by cpp_is_king

Would Gilgamesh and Krile be worth MC3ing? I've got osb abd bsb for Gilgamesh and bsb for krile

Hell yeah, what are your waiting for? Greg specially is a top tier char, don't even doubt it.
DukeLongfellow
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(12-26-2016, 04:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by cpp_is_king

Would Gilgamesh and Krile be worth MC3ing? I've got osb abd bsb for Gilgamesh and bsb for krile

I don't know much about Krile but you should have broken Gilgamesh yesterday. He is a great, great character if you have his stuff.
Dragner
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(12-26-2016, 04:48 PM)
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Gilgamesh doesnt have a MC3 yet in global.
Ahnez
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(12-26-2016, 04:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by cpp_is_king

Would Gilgamesh and Krile be worth MC3ing? I've got osb abd bsb for Gilgamesh and bsb for krile

Gilgamesh will get his MC3 in the next Hall of Rites update.

Save one MC3 Lode for him.

Having his OSB and BSSB can (and will) already make him a permanent member of your team.

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