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

Reizo Ryuu

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So how do the companion settings work exactly? I've set all 5 slots, does this mean that it doesn't matter whoever is leading my party? Like does the leader get ignored in favour of the 'favourite' unit?

Also how does it refresh the other tabs? Is it a global thing where the friend has to show up in the main 'favourite' tab before being able to show up in the others? Cause I find it pretty odd that the other tabs are pretty sparsely populated.
 

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Companion Settings are done from the Friends menu. You can set them independently of your own adventuring party. You have to set-up a character for each tab for them to show up there. Your leader/favorite/first slot is the character that shows up when you send out gifts etc and is. Gear works just like normal but it's separate from your own parties elsewhere so you can do unique set-ups without affecting your play.

They're not filling out because folks probably aren't putting units there, lol
 
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Lol the never ending Katy Perry event continues. None of this news really excites me all that much, though GL buffs are always appreciated. I still haven't done more than log in and collect freebies over the past 3 weeks. Yesterday's 5+1 ticket got me a Summer Fina + Lid. It was strange though, it didn't pop up like a "new" pull, with the animation showing the unit, and there was no "new" icon next to her. I checked my inventory afterwards to see if I had accidentally pulled one earlier, but I didn't. Oh well, still pretty happy about that. I really wanted one of Folka/Citra but I can always just UoC one later if I don't quit. Basically the only thing keeping me around right now at all is the upcoming anniversary. It better be damn good.
 
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You're gonna be merging for hours after the anniversary.
Also can someone check and see if all my set units show up? Still think it's weird for the tabs to be so empty for me.
Should be esther, elly, malphasie, kryla, lilith.
 

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You're gonna be merging for hours after the anniversary.
Also can someone check and see if all my set units show up? Still think it's weird for the tabs to be so empty for me.
Should be esther, elly, malphasie, kryla, lilith.
So I actually had some free time waiting for SE's conference at E3 last night, and I merged down all of my units. Took me a total of 2.5 hours ; ;

Afterwards, caught up on general housekeeping stuff and did half of the story event. From some collected tickets, I actually got a single copy of Folka/Citra, so that was pretty exciting. Also got my 4th Beryl for his STMR and another CG Fina.

So what's this new companion thing? I haven't really been keeping up on the news.
 

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You can set 5 companions in the friends menu now, each of them go into seperate tab, shouta's post above explains the rest of it.
 
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You can set 5 companions in the friends menu now, each of them go into seperate tab, shouta's post above explains the rest of it.
Oh that's actually pretty cool. I'll have to spend some time customizing that later. I'm going to try to finish the story event and farm some tank crysts, I didn't have enough of the little ones to fully enhance my Merc Ramza. How embarrassing.
 

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I used 20 Select Tickets and picked up Esther. She seems pretty badass and one more badass for my crew won't hurt. Not sure what's up with this Katy Perry stuff, but not sure why they keep giving these units that most people won't even bother using.
 

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I used 20 Select Tickets and picked up Esther. She seems pretty badass and one more badass for my crew won't hurt. Not sure what's up with this Katy Perry stuff, but not sure why they keep giving these units that most people won't even bother using.
Esther and Sylvie are my 2 favorite units that Gumi has ever added to GL. They're both so good, their kits are nearly perfect for their roles, and they make chaining an absolute breeze. I never used macros or third party apps to chain, so it's been soooo fucking nice to be able to grab a friend Esther and pop out an easy 50 elemental chain with her LB. They even make the numbers so visually appealing (they continually stack on top of each other, it looks so damn good). Sylvie lets you bring all sorts of random units and still get a chainer out of them. She's probably the most versatile unit in the whole game and she hasn't left my team since I got her. I wish ever GL exclusive character was as good as these two. Frankly I'm shocked Gumi left them in the UoC pool with how good they are.
 

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I'm so glad I got CG Cecil. He's so good. D=
I'm really glad to hear this. I still don't like Summon Fests on concept, but Cecil and FFIV has always been a personal favorite. I haven't looked up much about him, is he a tank again or some other role?
 

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I'm really glad to hear this. I still don't like Summon Fests on concept, but Cecil and FFIV has always been a personal favorite. I haven't looked up much about him, is he a tank again or some other role?
He's a magic tank with support and debuff skills. He has a Light and Dark mode that he can swap between during battle, each with different skills. Lots of utility and strong damage reduction abilities too.
 
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Angela and Duran are in JP now thanks to another SD3 event. They're both ridiculous units,l ol
 

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Esther and Sylvie are my 2 favorite units that Gumi has ever added to GL. They're both so good, their kits are nearly perfect for their roles, and they make chaining an absolute breeze. I never used macros or third party apps to chain, so it's been soooo fucking nice to be able to grab a friend Esther and pop out an easy 50 elemental chain with her LB. They even make the numbers so visually appealing (they continually stack on top of each other, it looks so damn good). Sylvie lets you bring all sorts of random units and still get a chainer out of them. She's probably the most versatile unit in the whole game and she hasn't left my team since I got her. I wish ever GL exclusive character was as good as these two. Frankly I'm shocked Gumi left them in the UoC pool with how good they are.
Lenneth still does the heavy lifting for me, but I figure it wouldn't be a bad idea to get Esther since she seems pretty powerful when I use other people's versions. Now, I just gotta figure out how to add her into my current group. My main issue is that I can't seem to pass the 1700 ATK/MAG cap and I'm not sure how other folks do it. I'd love to hit or get closer to 2k ATK for my Lenneth. Also, deciding which TMRs to get has been something I've been struggling with for the last couple of weeks. I ended up getting lightning sword for Esther, but it ended up not working out as well as I expected it to. Gonna have to mess around with things a bit more to figure out what I can do to improve the guys I have now. I'd like to add Sora and Esther into my main group, but I'm not sure who to give up to get there. Heh, heh.
 

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Lenneth still does the heavy lifting for me, but I figure it wouldn't be a bad idea to get Esther since she seems pretty powerful when I use other people's versions. Now, I just gotta figure out how to add her into my current group. My main issue is that I can't seem to pass the 1700 ATK/MAG cap and I'm not sure how other folks do it. I'd love to hit or get closer to 2k ATK for my Lenneth. Also, deciding which TMRs to get has been something I've been struggling with for the last couple of weeks. I ended up getting lightning sword for Esther, but it ended up not working out as well as I expected it to. Gonna have to mess around with things a bit more to figure out what I can do to improve the guys I have now. I'd like to add Sora and Esther into my main group, but I'm not sure who to give up to get there. Heh, heh.
Standard TDH build for her will get around 2k ATK without any special equipment. So basically Cloud's TMR, 2x Esther TMR (should have been a free TMR if you played a lot during the easter event) or a Marshall Glove thrown in, then just stack equipment in the order of Flat ATK > ATK% > LB Damage once you hit an acceptable ATK number. Use any of the good Large Sword materia if you have it (Proud Fencer, Large Sword Mastery, etc) Also, revolving saw 2h sword (3* TMR) is a great budget weapon for her. She can self-imbue lightning element so you don't need a lightning sword. The extra ATK and weapon variance is worth more. You shouldn't try to build her MAG at all, she's pure physical DPS.

She's definitely better than Lenneth and once you try chaining bolting strike or her LB with a friend Esther, you'll never want to go back to other chaining families. It's just so easy to do.
 

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Standard TDH build for her will get around 2k ATK without any special equipment. So basically Cloud's TMR, 2x Esther TMR (should have been a free TMR if you played a lot during the easter event) or a Marshall Glove thrown in, then just stack equipment in the order of Flat ATK > ATK% > LB Damage once you hit an acceptable ATK number. Use any of the good Large Sword materia if you have it (Proud Fencer, Large Sword Mastery, etc) Also, revolving saw 2h sword (3* TMR) is a great budget weapon for her. She can self-imbue lightning element so you don't need a lightning sword. The extra ATK and weapon variance is worth more. You shouldn't try to build her MAG at all, she's pure physical DPS.

She's definitely better than Lenneth and once you try chaining bolting strike or her LB with a friend Esther, you'll never want to go back to other chaining families. It's just so easy to do.
I'll have to mess with that. I use Lenneth because she can one shot things without needing anyone else. So no need to chain to get the damage out. She can solo the Legendary Mog King missions by herself so she's great for carrying four scrubs to max the bonus...and her damage is quick. Which is another plus when grinding these things out.

I've tried to use other units to replace her, but so far no one can do it. They always fall short in some way. I think it's mainly because Lenneth's 57 MP move (can't remember the name right now) hits so hard and quickly. Either way, I don't see the need in replacing her right now, but for times when I need a crew to do some damage, I want to have a stacked group. Just gotta break the 2k ATK barrier on Lenneth and my other units (A2, Sora, Esther...and Trance Terra).
 
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Esther and zeno do so much more damage than anyone else, they prolly replace an entire team of other damage dealers by themselves. Lenneth and such are def cool units, so I understand you want to keep using her, heck I love using aranea still, but esther and zeno make them kinda irrelevant.
 

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They are really trying to drain our resources with all these back to back banners before the anniversary.
Mediena looking to firmly take the magic finisher throne with those juicy buffs.
 

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Not sure if any of you guys pulled on the >actual< scam banner of that 5% rainbow banner, but they're actually refunding lapis for it. I fell for it, so it looks like I got a free 10k pulls worth of absolute garbage. The 5* guaranteed (20% Regina) ticket did get me my first Zeno though, so it wasn't all bad.
 

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With my refunded 10k, i had enough to do a full lap of the Secret of Mana banner. Randi eluded me even after quite a bit of whaling way back in the day of the original SoM banner, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Got a lot of rainbows suprisingly, including (finally) a Randi on step 5. Finally got my first MS Nichol too, now that he's thoroughly outclassed by other supports lol.

Lots of info on the anniversary today, looks like 23049234 currencies involved, I'm going to need a guide just to see what redeems where.
 
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Well, Anniversary started officially today. Time to post results:

5*EX ticket #1 - Loren #3
5*EX ticket #2 - Circe #1 (finally got to burn my 100TM moogle for her)
10+1 premium anni ticket - Jiraiya #3 and 10 golds

Not the best, but I can't complain about free. What'd you guys get?
 

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I ended up with CG Nichol and Pissed Shantoto. A bunch of 4* units I didn't have apparently. Not all that interesting, but I guess that's okay. I'm debating whether or not I should use this last 5* EX ticket. I guess it doesn't matter whether I do or not. I hope you guys ended up doing better. Heh, heh.
 

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10+1 anni ticket - Aerith #1
5* FF7 Mog King ticket - Roy #2

I'm saving the 5* EX tickets until the anniversary banners proper are announced just in case they make seasonals available in the general pool.
 

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Everyone is mad at the Anniversary stream and I don't know why. Something about tickets that JP got?
JP got daily login rewards of Anniversary tickets (apparently quite a few) that we aren't getting.

*edit* I did a little more reading. Apparently JP side also got 1 ticket per login day on their account, as well as tickets based on your rank, that we're also not getting. Apparently GL got shafted on about 1000+ tickets.
 
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They also changed the season 2 complete 100% stmr moogle to a 50% tmr moogle...
Unless everyone votes to get the stmr moogle, we aren't getting it. Also the vote makes it a login thing; miss one login and rip.
 

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They also changed the season 2 complete 100% stmr moogle to a 50% tmr moogle...
Unless everyone votes to get the stmr moogle, we aren't getting it. Also the vote makes it a login thing; miss one login and rip.
It's pretty baffling that they think they're going to screw GL and nobody is going to remember what JP got. I think that's been proven false time and time again.

The Global Exclusive CG character looks pretty cool though, so we got that going for us.
 

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They might talk about tickets later as JP got them in batches but who knows. The ability to choose one unit to buff is a really interesting idea for a reward though. That'd be super interesting in JP if they had it.
 

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They might talk about tickets later as JP got them in batches but who knows. The ability to choose one unit to buff is a really interesting idea for a reward though. That'd be super interesting in JP if they had it.
I think it'd only be interesting if they let us vote on the unit and vote on which buffs they got. Seems like a lot of feedback to collect though, so I'm sure they wouldn't do that. Still, I'd love to see the relevancy of old favorite units like Noctis, Aileen, Cloud, etc. Or make units that were never good actually decent like DKC, Delita, etc.

I doubt that option would win over the STMR moogle though.
 

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DKC is good in JP now actually. The Series Boss Battle for FF4 gave him a huge buff.

He got

Soul Seeker:
Physical damage (19x) with consecutive increase (7 times, 3x each, 40x max) to one enemy
Heal (32000 HP) split over 4 turns to caster
Refresh (320 MP) split over 4 turns to caster
Enable skill for 5 turns to caster: Tあんこくけん

and

Dark Hand:
Increase ATK, DEF, HP and MP (50%)
Increase physical damage against humans (100%)
Increase equipment ATK (100%) and accuracy (25%) when single wielding any weapon
Increase LB gauge (9) per turn
Increase modifier (30x): ソウルイーター, ソウルイーター+1, ソウルイーター+2, ソウルオーバー
 

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So i finally cashed in my anniversary tickets (270 of them, I think that's all we can get for now) and I actually snagged a 5*EX ticket, 1 UoC ticket, and a container moogle. EX ticket gave me another Veritas of Light, joy.

Container moogle I'm having a tough call, and I'd like some opinions from you guys:

I have a TMR moogle for the following limited units, which one would you guys go with?
*edit* linked to the various TMRs
 
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Out of all of those, Maria's is prolly the most interesting imo; can't go wrong with a massive amount of resistance to a certain element.
 

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So i finally cashed in my anniversary tickets (270 of them, I think that's all we can get for now) and I actually snagged a 5*EX ticket, 1 UoC ticket, and a container moogle. EX ticket gave me another Veritas of Light, joy.

Container moogle I'm having a tough call, and I'd like some opinions from you guys:

I have a TMR moogle for the following limited units, which one would you guys go with?
*edit* linked to the various TMRs
The current king mog has a ring of lucii trust moogle for sale. That's a pretty good one too.
 

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Out of all of those, Maria's is prolly the most interesting imo; can't go wrong with a massive amount of resistance to a certain element.
I like Maria's too. I have 2 of Kryla's hat which does more elements to lesser degrees, but the MAG stat is pretty high for a hat too. Is KHloud's cape's passive exclusive to Cloud or does it work on any unit? The wiki is kinda unclear about it.

The current king mog has a ring of lucii trust moogle for sale. That's a pretty good one too.
That's good advice, but I already have a few of those hanging around. I'm trying to stick with TMRs for units I missed that were limited time. I guess I could just hold on to it for future collabs too. These types of things always burn a hole in my pocket.
 

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That might be a good idea, they said they have more collabs coming during the stream.
And yeah kh cloud's tmr works on anyone.
 

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Being able to see all the stats and such ingame finally was such a good part of this update.


Ofcourse they take it away until an undisclosed future update..
 
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Ran through my EX tickets, 3x 5* and a bunch of others:
Red XIII #1
Kunshira #2
Dark Fina #3
Emperor #3
Fohlen #2

You know, pulls in this game feel like pulls in Fire Emblem Heroes. Pulling a rainbow doesn't feel good because drop rates are horrible, pulling a rainbow doesn't even guarantee that you'll get something good, and you need multiples of a unit for it to be useful.
 

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Ran through my EX tickets, 3x 5* and a bunch of others:
Red XIII #1
Kunshira #2
Dark Fina #3
Emperor #3
Fohlen #2

You know, pulls in this game feel like pulls in Fire Emblem Heroes. Pulling a rainbow doesn't feel good because drop rates are horrible, pulling a rainbow doesn't even guarantee that you'll get something good, and you need multiples of a unit for it to be useful.
Yep, 100% agree. I like that we have UoC, but they also make pulls really boring because you know you can just wait and get whatever you want later. I still remember playing this game around launch and getting excited about golds, lol. 7* really fucked this game up, at least the way they implemented it.