Final Fantasy Brave Exvius |OT5| Our Golden Anniversary Brings Us Hope

Nice, glad I saved my lapis, I'd really like a Barbariccia.

Also, side note - burned one of those free tickets we got yesterday and got a rainbow last night doing the "summon a unit" mission, ended up being my 5th Delita though, no Loren.

Highs and lows, man.
3* ticket from community reward:

Blue>Gold>Rainbow

Loren!
Gratz!

Though uh, Delita is gonna be useful until for breaks until his 7-star, lol.
 
Well damn Bonk... Congrats!!

Hard passing on this banner. After seeing the rewards on this event, may go for Fist, all tickets... and then pass.
Not a bad plan, unfortunately FFIV is my favorite FF, so I'll be going in for nostalgia's sake. Can't wait to hear FFIV music again.

Wonder if the event will have a throwback to Cindy Mindy and Sandy, that boss fight was the one that killed me the most on my first playthrough.

Damn, it might be time to replay FFIV again.
 
Not a bad plan, unfortunately FFIV is my favorite FF, so I'll be going in for nostalgia's sake. Can't wait to hear FFIV music again.

Wonder if the event will have a throwback to Cindy Mindy and Sandy, that boss fight was the one that killed me the most on my first playthrough.
I kind of expect them to be the 2nd to last set of bosses or THE last set of bosses, even though Barbariccia was the last enemy you fought in the Tower of Zot anyway. It's weird because she's a summon this time, so...

Damn, it might be time to replay FFIV again.
You already do it yearly like I do? :eek: The only decision to make with it is which version.
 
I kind of expect them to be the 2nd to last set of bosses or THE last set of bosses, even though Barbariccia was the last enemy you fought in the Tower of Zot anyway. It's weird because she's a summon this time, so...



You already do it yearly like I do? :eek: The only decision to make with it is which version.
I do it every few years, but yea I have the itch back. Last time, I finished the mobile version, which is basically the DS version with improvements. It was different than the SNES version but still a great game. It's a shame they didn't wait a bit or clean up the models to current graphical standards.
 
I do it every few years, but yea I have the itch back. Last time, I finished the mobile version, which is basically the DS version with improvements. It was different than the SNES version but still a great game. It's a shame they didn't wait a bit or clean up the models to current graphical standards.
Yup. I actually have that version on DS and Steam, but also the PSone version (which is actually good and still my preferred version), GBA and PSP versions. I haven't had either SNES/SFC cart for years, sadly.
 
Naru/Nal information is out. She's the Girl on the Coeurl and the new 5-star in JP.

Quick thoughts on Nal:

Trust Master Reward: +25% ATK & 25% Accuracy + +50% Equipped ATK when 2-Handing

This was kind of expected in regards to modifiers. I was secretly hoping for 75% TDH but that definitely wasn't happening, lol. This is nice though because you'll be able to use it alongside the Martial Gloves and Buster Form to determine what your best in slot will be. In some cases, you might want to use this one over the Martial Gloves so you can take advantage of Desch's Earring or the flip might be true too. It'll depend on character. If they end up adding more TMRs that are higher than Desch's 45 attack, the value of this TMR will go up.

She has a lot going for her surprisingly for what folks would consider an off-peak 5-star unit.


  • 200% TDH with her own TMR
  • 5 Turn Thunder Imbue
  • Max LB is -100% Thunder imperil + 140% Attack buff
  • 100% Killers for Beast/Plant/Insect with and extra 50% Beast Killer with 1 turn prep
She easily caps both attack and equipment attack with her best in slot equipment. She can use a TDH weapon like the Zodiac Spear while imbuing and imperiling her opponents to further increase her damage alongside damage variance. She has a lot of Killer effects and can reach ridiculous levels in Beast Killer with Ifrit.

Her two attacks are:


  • 雷鳴槍 - 250% ST 12 Hit (5Fr) Physical Attack + Ignore 50% DEF & ST 3 Turn -60% Thunder Resist
  • 槍牙襲雷 - 2 Turn Cooldown: 1100% AoE 12 Hit (10Fr) Thunder Physical Attack
The former's damage gets increased by 70% at max level in 7-star form which puts it at 640% after the ITD is included. The cooldown skill goes to 1170%. Modest percentages when you look at it but they're 12 hits each and she has damage variance on her side for this as well. Still, that's pretty strong. I'd have to look at the other 7-star characters in detail to see how she compares to them.

She has 2 things that might be a problem. She doesn't do 2 attacks per turn while doing TDH and she loses out a bit of her effectiveness depending on the element. She either gives up her element or her damage variance for anything but Thunder, I think. That's a little unfortunate.

Her best in slot would be:

Weapon: Stoss Spear
Helmet: Dragoon Helm
Body: Cloud's Uniform or Sephiroth's Coat
Accessory 1: Martial Gloves
Accessory 2: Martial Gloves
Materia 1: Sonic Hunter (Nal's TMR)
Materia 2: Dragoon's Pride (Duke's TMR)
Materia 3: Dragoon's Pride (Duke's TMR)
Materia 4: Pride of the Veritas - Wind

Edit: Aranea's Stoss Spear has higher attack than the Zodiac Spear. I totally forgot about that one. Zodiac would be the best choice for folks that don't have Aranea though!
 
Hey Everyone

Just wanted to let you all know that I have decided to quit Brave Exvius. This isn't a rage quit or anything, it's just been a long time coming really. I've been on off with this game for a while now and I'm just at that point where I don't want to play anymore.

If you check the archives I've actually always said that I would probably quit when 7*s are announced, as this would mark the next era and would be a good time for me to leave. The fact that I don't really like the mechanic to acquire them makes this a bit easier. Having a use for 5* dupes is nice but I'm not really a fan of requiring them for the next powercreep.

I think the other factor to me leaving, which ironically happened at the same time as the 7* announcement, was GAF going down. I noticed after Nier that I was losing interest in the game again, not because Nier had done anything to me, but because the thread was so quiet. It was only then that I realised that my enjoyment of the game is tied to this community, and while it's still here, I guess our community is a little fragmented atm. You have some people choosing to stay on GAF, some people have moved to Era, and some people, like myself, are most active on Discord now. While we always had Discord and GAF it never really felt like the people who were active on Discord weren't active on GAF in the way that it does now with both GAF and Era. It's not really anyone's fault though, the chips fell where they did, but I guess for me that sense of community isn't as strong as it once was, and as such my ties to the game have waned.

So yeah, that's it. Feels weird having uninstalled the game. Think it's going to take some getting used to but I feel it's the right decision. There's so many other games that I want to play that I haven't had the time to because of BE. That being said I have loved this game, and I loved being a member of this community. This was the first time I was ever a part of an online community, or any community for that matter, and so leaving this game is probably more difficult for me than it should be. But I hope to remain in the community through Discord. And knowing me I'll probably be back within the month haha.

I just want to thank you all for making this community and experience what it has been for me. It's been about more than just BE. We've talked about other games, sports, life. I remember being on the outside looking in and just wanting to get an account so badly to join the conversation. Never would I have imagined what it would turn in to. I'm just grateful to have been a part of it.
 
Respect your decision Alkez. I'm still mixed on where I stand with 7* units, but it definitely deflated me a bit at first. I think it's easier for me to swallow since I have so damn many 5* dupes.

You did a lot of good stuff here, sucks to see you go, but I get it. Enjoy all the new free time!

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I had to do 2 10 pulls this AM to get Barbariccia, but I got her. Also snagged a Rubicante and several Scarmiglione. I'll keep doing dailies for a bit to see if I can snag a Cagnazzo, but since it's not limited, I'm not doing any more 10 pulls. The spritework on these guys still impresses me.

In other news - this happened with arena rankings. I wonder if I'll get the top 30k reward or not.

 
Been a lurker mostly, just popping in to say hello. Pulled all the units other than Barb, so that's good for the purposes of farming this event.
Welcome to the thread!

I was looking at Rubicante's kit....and got to thinking.

Could this guy be the next unsuspecting tank? I wish I had a second ring of Lucii to be able to test. Essentially with his "cloak closed" move, and provided he hasn't been imperiled, he would be completely invulnerable to all elemental magic. If you could get him to physical evade 100% (seems tough with his equipment limitations), the only thing that could hurt him would be non elemental magic or hybrid attacks. Now that we have iNichol, it really makes this type of thing viable. Not to mention he has auto-counters.

I might play around to see what level of physical evade you can get on him. Are there any cloth evade armors coming out eventually from what we know in JP?
 
Hey Everyone

Just wanted to let you all know that I have decided to quit Brave Exvius. This isn't a rage quit or anything, it's just been a long time coming really. I've been on off with this game for a while now and I'm just at that point where I don't want to play anymore.

If you check the archives I've actually always said that I would probably quit when 7*s are announced, as this would mark the next era and would be a good time for me to leave. The fact that I don't really like the mechanic to acquire them makes this a bit easier. Having a use for 5* dupes is nice but I'm not really a fan of requiring them for the next powercreep.

I think the other factor to me leaving, which ironically happened at the same time as the 7* announcement, was GAF going down. I noticed after Nier that I was losing interest in the game again, not because Nier had done anything to me, but because the thread was so quiet. It was only then that I realised that my enjoyment of the game is tied to this community, and while it's still here, I guess our community is a little fragmented atm. You have some people choosing to stay on GAF, some people have moved to Era, and some people, like myself, are most active on Discord now. While we always had Discord and GAF it never really felt like the people who were active on Discord weren't active on GAF in the way that it does now with both GAF and Era. It's not really anyone's fault though, the chips fell where they did, but I guess for me that sense of community isn't as strong as it once was, and as such my ties to the game have waned.

So yeah, that's it. Feels weird having uninstalled the game. Think it's going to take some getting used to but I feel it's the right decision. There's so many other games that I want to play that I haven't had the time to because of BE. That being said I have loved this game, and I loved being a member of this community. This was the first time I was ever a part of an online community, or any community for that matter, and so leaving this game is probably more difficult for me than it should be. But I hope to remain in the community through Discord. And knowing me I'll probably be back within the month haha.

I just want to thank you all for making this community and experience what it has been for me. It's been about more than just BE. We've talked about other games, sports, life. I remember being on the outside looking in and just wanting to get an account so badly to join the conversation. Never would I have imagined what it would turn in to. I'm just grateful to have been a part of it.
That's a bummer, Alkez, but I understand where you're coming from. Best of luck to you, man. Hope to see you in other games!
 
So this morning the weird trend for me continued with these farming events:

250: Scarmiglione (I was okay with this because some of these events I almost never get a banner unit)
1 ticket: Rubicante (that went well!)
2nd ticket: Barbariccia

So... wtf? This first happened with Queen, then later happened again with Trance Terra. I was afraid with Nier that 2B would evade me but I eventually got her the 2nd week.

What this means is that next event I probably won't get any of the banner units for bonus points or at the very most will all be the 3* unit constantly (like with Kingsglaive).
 
Hey Everyone

Just wanted to let you all know that I have decided to quit Brave Exvius. This isn't a rage quit or anything, it's just been a long time coming really. I've been on off with this game for a while now and I'm just at that point where I don't want to play anymore.

If you check the archives I've actually always said that I would probably quit when 7*s are announced, as this would mark the next era and would be a good time for me to leave. The fact that I don't really like the mechanic to acquire them makes this a bit easier. Having a use for 5* dupes is nice but I'm not really a fan of requiring them for the next powercreep.

I think the other factor to me leaving, which ironically happened at the same time as the 7* announcement, was GAF going down. I noticed after Nier that I was losing interest in the game again, not because Nier had done anything to me, but because the thread was so quiet. It was only then that I realised that my enjoyment of the game is tied to this community, and while it's still here, I guess our community is a little fragmented atm. You have some people choosing to stay on GAF, some people have moved to Era, and some people, like myself, are most active on Discord now. While we always had Discord and GAF it never really felt like the people who were active on Discord weren't active on GAF in the way that it does now with both GAF and Era. It's not really anyone's fault though, the chips fell where they did, but I guess for me that sense of community isn't as strong as it once was, and as such my ties to the game have waned.

So yeah, that's it. Feels weird having uninstalled the game. Think it's going to take some getting used to but I feel it's the right decision. There's so many other games that I want to play that I haven't had the time to because of BE. That being said I have loved this game, and I loved being a member of this community. This was the first time I was ever a part of an online community, or any community for that matter, and so leaving this game is probably more difficult for me than it should be. But I hope to remain in the community through Discord. And knowing me I'll probably be back within the month haha.

I just want to thank you all for making this community and experience what it has been for me. It's been about more than just BE. We've talked about other games, sports, life. I remember being on the outside looking in and just wanting to get an account so badly to join the conversation. Never would I have imagined what it would turn in to. I'm just grateful to have been a part of it.
Who's going to theory craft with me and Across now :-(

I don't like it one bit but I understand. Please drop by to say hi every now and then. You will be missed my friend. Hopefully I'll catch you in future games. Best of luck bro!
 
Alkez making me cry after I get off from work. :( I hear ya man and I understand. I'll miss your football talk. Please stop by chat and still say hi? We still love ya man.
 
I only just realized how the new Awakening system works after folding two extra Rinoas into the first one I rolled, oops.
RIP those Rinoas. =(

This half-EN weekend is really helping me get gil and catuars to level my 7-stars. This is the first time in ages where I've been short on money, so I've needed it.
 
I only just realized how the new Awakening system works after folding two extra Rinoas into the first one I rolled, oops.
Ouch. That sucks, man.

I ended up farming another 5k lapis and did Step 2 and 3 on the FFVIII banner. I was hoping to get another Rinoa, but ended up getting Emperor, another Kunshira, and Ayaka. I'm happy I got Ayaka, but damn, I wanted that Rinoa. That 7* continues to elude me. Oh well, at least I can bench naked Fina and use Ayaka.
 
Ouch. That sucks, man.

I ended up farming another 5k lapis and did Step 2 and 3 on the FFVIII banner. I was hoping to get another Rinoa, but ended up getting Emperor, another Kunshira, and Ayaka. I'm happy I got Ayaka, but damn, I wanted that Rinoa. That 7* continues to elude me. Oh well, at least I can bench naked Fina and use Ayaka.
NANY?

Lol what do u mean farmed 5k
 
Woo, daily this morning got me Cag, so I have all 4 fiends now. I like his possibilities with iNichol, especially after watching Val's latest Aigiaon video.

Otherwise, no news on my end, just farming MK to replace a lot of ascension materials that I've been burning through lately. Wonder which banner we'll get this week?
 
Woo, daily this morning got me Cag, so I have all 4 fiends now. I like his possibilities with iNichol, especially after watching Val's latest Aigiaon video.

Otherwise, no news on my end, just farming MK to replace a lot of ascension materials that I've been burning through lately. Wonder which banner we'll get this week?
Time to make a fiends party? =o
 
Woo, daily this morning got me Cag, so I have all 4 fiends now. I like his possibilities with iNichol, especially after watching Val's latest Aigiaon video.

Otherwise, no news on my end, just farming MK to replace a lot of ascension materials that I've been burning through lately. Wonder which banner we'll get this week?
Nice! Congrats!
 
Used my free EX ticket today and got...Squall #2! That works I guess, haha.
I called my Rainbow in Discord before I pulled it. It felt like that kinda day. Dupe Wilhelm. I just finished capping Lightning at 120 last night. Wilhelm is now breaking my bank. He's at 108 right now. :(
 
Got my first Delita in JP there recently too. Most recent ticket was my first Queen.

Delita is still a mainstay in my global squad with his breaks, however with my current 7* Dark Veritas and two Sephiroths in my bank is he a good candidate for my 10/10 choice ticket?

Currently I have most areas covered (some in the future) with 7* units due to a great run of luck. But I'm wondering whether or not to go for a 5* tank when the time comes (still using WOL). Basch is very tempting, but I already have one Wilhiem. Damage and healing are covered but Delita as a finisher with my other two beasties is awfully tempting...

Thoughts? Of course it's all just in theory now...things could change with the rollout of 7* and anything I get in between.
 
Ariana raid? Ling is back? New 5* Ariana is a kelsus shard unit but is also the 5* banner unit? What is going on?!?!?
I think the new 5* Ariana is more like the japanese step-up system. You're guaranteed to get her after 5 10+1 pulls, based on the little I read. Weird system though.

I'll take my freebie version and be done though. Already have Ling, no way am I pulling that otherwise crap banner. Kitty Ariana would have to be balls crazy as a unit, and I doubt that's happening.
 
Got my first Delita in JP there recently too. Most recent ticket was my first Queen.

Delita is still a mainstay in my global squad with his breaks, however with my current 7* Dark Veritas and two Sephiroths in my bank is he a good candidate for my 10/10 choice ticket?

Currently I have most areas covered (some in the future) with 7* units due to a great run of luck. But I'm wondering whether or not to go for a 5* tank when the time comes (still using WOL). Basch is very tempting, but I already have one Wilhiem. Damage and healing are covered but Delita as a finisher with my other two beasties is awfully tempting...

Thoughts? Of course it's all just in theory now...things could change with the rollout of 7* and anything I get in between.
Delita is probably the best Dark finisher in the game when it comes to physical attacks. He has a 760% and 1000% attack he can rotate between every turn and his 1000% attack has a -120% Dark imperil attached to it pushing his attacks to 1672% and 2200% respectively. He also has 60% DEF and SPR breaks as well which are fantastic for fights where they work and serve to further his attack strength.He's also very easy to gear for because he has 150% Doublehand with his Trust Ability. A Martial Glove and a Buster Form each will be enough to get yourself a damage dealer. He also has 110% ATK with a Sword and even has 40% critical chance to further increase his damage. So he potentially can be a very good one. In addition, he also can provide a MP refresh buff, lol

His downsides are that he loses out a lot if you don't use his TMR for his Trust Ability. 100% DH and 20% of his attack come from it. An additional 50% of his attack comes from equipping a sword as well. Trying to make the jump to a 2H weapon for damage variance would be pretty difficulty as a result. He also only has an imperil for darkness so if you use him as a finisher for other elements, you'll need to have folks that can provide it.
 
I think the new 5* Ariana is more like the japanese step-up system. You're guaranteed to get her after 5 10+1 pulls, based on the little I read. Weird system though.

I'll take my freebie version and be done though. Already have Ling, no way am I pulling that otherwise crap banner. Kitty Ariana would have to be balls crazy as a unit, and I doubt that's happening.
I never pulled Ling. I think at the time my thought process was: "Well, I'd mostly want her for the breaks, and 6* WoL will be here soon."

Then I spent months wanting for a 6* unit with 40%+ breaks and reliable AOE MP regen.

Kitty Ariana could be the first legit bard, but that is of suspect value.
 
I never pulled Ling. I think at the time my thought process was: "Well, I'd mostly want her for the breaks, and 6* WoL will be here soon."

Then I spent months wanting for a 6* unit with 40%+ breaks and reliable AOE MP regen.

Kitty Ariana could be the first legit bard, but that is of suspect value.
Ling has a real opportunity if her enhancements are good, though there are better MP regen units and breakers at this point in the game. She was priceless for a lot of fights back in the day though.

If Ariana is the first "real" bard we get, then I expect Roy, and Ramza/Lunera enhancements are going to be close behind.
 
Why is no-one mentioning the equipment? >.>? That shield is amazing... a bit light on defense, but 15% spirit and attraction of attacks? WoL, Wilhelm, VoE, WKN can all use it (Charlotte and Cecil too)
 
Why is no-one mentioning the equipment? >.>? That shield is amazing... a bit light on defense, but 15% spirit and attraction of attacks? WoL, Wilhelm, VoE, WKN can all use it (Charlotte and Cecil too)
Honestly, I haven't really looked at the gear. I just think it's more Ariana stuff so I'm not all that interested.
 
Delita is probably the best Dark finisher in the game when it comes to physical attacks. He has a 760% and 1000% attack he can rotate between every turn and his 1000% attack has a -120% Dark imperil attached to it pushing his attacks to 1672% and 2200% respectively. He also has 60% DEF and SPR breaks as well which are fantastic for fights where they work and serve to further his attack strength.He's also very easy to gear for because he has 150% Doublehand with his Trust Ability. A Martial Glove and a Buster Form each will be enough to get yourself a damage dealer. He also has 110% ATK with a Sword and even has 40% critical chance to further increase his damage. So he potentially can be a very good one. In addition, he also can provide a MP refresh buff, lol

His downsides are that he loses out a lot if you don't use his TMR for his Trust Ability. 100% DH and 20% of his attack come from it. An additional 50% of his attack comes from equipping a sword as well. Trying to make the jump to a 2H weapon for damage variance would be pretty difficulty as a result. He also only has an imperil for darkness so if you use him as a finisher for other elements, you'll need to have folks that can provide it.
With Dark Veritas and eventually Sephiroth at 7* I can see me seriously considering a super dark team. My other current options include 7* Trance Terra (has a decent dark attack) and eventually 7* CG Fina (also has some dark moves)...

Currently have Tidus at 7* using a dark weapon (doesn't chain fantastically with DV mind) and Nyx awaiting 7* too. Tank and/or finisher is where I have a hole in my roster. My bards are also lacking the option of 7* so could prioritise Roy over Delita or Wilhiem/Basch either. Just getting a bit excited about the choice ticket and what 7* will bring for these units in general.

Your Dark Veritas is nice and shiny too. It plays nice with mine. My Cloud and Elfried are currently off on their Chocobos looking for TM percentage, will give this true double hand thing a whirl when they are finished. 65% each now.