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Old 12-04-2018, 04:40 PM
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Should I worry about reforging my good weapons or wait?
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Old 12-04-2018, 04:44 PM
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Reforged 4*s are decent weapons and armor with synergy. Worthwhile if you have something for a realm without a lot of natural 5*s and 6*s. The 4* pool is a god damn mess, though, outside of XII.

It's pretty expensive in terms of Greens for Dark Matter and gil, though. I'd likely hold off buying more and focus on being able to get the dark matter we get in event rewards.
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:27 PM
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So I feel like I have to be close to the end of the realm dungeons on Classic difficulty. I'm for sure in the middle of the end dungeons of V and VI, finished Midgar in VII, Lunatic Pandora in VIII, halfway through Eureka in III...
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:42 AM
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There are lots of early elites easier than later classics.

At least there used to be, they reworked the whole thing a while ago.

Be glad, Lunar Subterrain used to be like 6 stages long followed by a very hard boss like Ogopogo.
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:01 AM
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Yeah I bounce into the Elites a lot, especially for Memory Crystals. I just did a Type-0 one to get Deuce's Crystal II
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:47 AM
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This is why they started adding second and third-string stages for After Years and Dirge of Cerberus and crap. None of the games so far have actually reached The End in the Realm dungeons, and I don't think they ever will until the game officially shuts down.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:57 AM
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Oh yeah, the recent TAY stages thing was funny. "Look, here's two stages of one battle each! Isn't that hardcore?"
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:05 PM
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I think at some point they'll start up realm final bosses, though I think Chaos is the only one in the game so far (Zermous from last fest is a pretty different gimmick fight and also uses that weird sprite from the JP easy mode).

Wouldn't surprise me at all if we see them in the next few months in JP. Add a third difficulty level in line with the current end game for just these fights, maybe even hand out rubies. They announced two new abilities at 6* today so another source of rubies is going to be needed soon.
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:42 PM
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So I was leveling Vanille as a healer but with Garnet and Deuce having good relics I benched Vanille at 80.
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:42 AM
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Okay, this IX pull is a bit more like it

IX - Kain's Lance - Dragoon's Storm USB - Freya
IX - Silver Knife - Angel's Banquet BSB - Quina
IX - Hamelin - Prayer of the Lost BSB - Eiko

Edit to add in this from the daily

VIII - Ulysses - Canister Shot SB - Invine

(Also I did some maths, I'm about 53.8% done with Realm Dungeons according to the numbers listed on each door. FFV is the one with the most stages!

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Old 12-08-2018, 10:17 AM
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Beat all 48 Nightmare guardians.
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Old 12-08-2018, 03:37 PM
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Most nightmares can be brute forced with a RW these days. Hell half were brute forcible back when they released, usually because they seemed to forget Ninja, Summoners and Dancers were things that exist.
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Old 12-08-2018, 11:30 PM
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So I found out I've been looking at the Mote dungeons in entirely the wrong way. I thought I could just brute force with my normal team. Nope, need to actually focus on the elemental stuff. I was probably warned about this on one of the screens I skipped. Maybe a few Tornado Strikes for Bartz and Squall will be a good start for today.
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:48 AM
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Just to be sure: please don't make tornado strike. It's a marginal 2 hit AoE.

What you want is Raging Quadstrike.
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Old 12-09-2018, 05:14 PM
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It was the game that suggested Tornado Strike, sadly I did make them but also made Raging Quadstrike.

However I was unsuccessful at beating Lich and the date changed on me, so now I have limited Dark attacks for the current Red Dragon.

I did see that one of Cloud's sphere skills unlocks 5* Spellblades which would probably help a ton with Lich since I have that LM for him.
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:58 PM
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I have actually honed Tornado Strike to r2 in the past month for the 7 Torment, it has its uses! Well, use.

Also you said you probably skipped over it, the mote dungeons rotate every 2 days, it'll be back soon enough. The mote bosses aren't easy though, I had a hard time with them when I was a returning player several months ago and I had a couple years of gear on you, granted most of it was power creeped by the time the mote fights dropped, much less when I got to them. I wouldn't stress out about them too much for right now, you should be focusing more on setting up to beat the Nightmare bosses so you can get the good shit like Curada and Meltdown, in my opinion. The soul breaks to deal with the mote fights will come with time.
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Old 12-09-2018, 09:10 PM
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Vit and Wis motes are the bottlenecks at 4*, if you need to make choices about what to hone.
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Old 12-09-2018, 09:13 PM
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I mainly looked at Mote Dungeons because of the Mission Book.

So are these 3 draws coming out worth it?
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Old 12-09-2018, 09:26 PM
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The 3-draws are extremely worth it, as they're about as cheap as a guaranteed 5*+ gets. Realms on Parade are routinely the most cost-efficient pulls in the game, and this time around they're limited to BSB+ and LMRs, so you don't have a chance of pulling an ancient SSB.

The only reason not to pull on any of these is if A) you are low on mythril and want to set aside a budget for December's fest and B) you have overwhelming coverage in a given realm already.
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:36 PM
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IX - Durandal - Seiken Thunder Slash BSB - Beatrix
IX - Mage's Hat - Part of the Sky LM - Vivi
FFT - Rapha's Bracer - Keeper of Faith LM - Rapha
0 - Skull Crusher - Gaia Pulse BSB - Cinque

The Beatrix BSB is actually one I use a lot on RW, so I'm excited about that for sure.

Since I've been trying to pay attention to elements, let me ask... If an attack has two elements, like Beatrix's Lightning and Holy, and fight an enemy where they have different stats, like a Mote dungeon with a Lightning Weak and Holy resist, how does it count? With it give the Lightning Damage?
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Old 12-10-2018, 05:34 AM
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The damage will be dealt based on the one that would give the most. There are over a dozen ways to modify elemental damage, it takes into account all of them and picks the best. In the event of a tie it picks the one listed first.

It, however, is still a lighting + holy attack. If a requirement is not to use lightning damage you'll fail that one even if holy is used for the damage calculation, for example.
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:11 AM
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Today's relics are a little meh, but...

V - Sage's Staff - Princess's Favor SB - Lenna
XV - Aranea's Gauntlet - Soaring Valkyrie LM - Aranea

So what does starting a fight infused with X do? I have a few LM that do this.
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:00 PM
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It's the same as the SBs that do it, en<element> is the community name.

+40% ability damage with that element and +80% SB damage.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:26 PM
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Now if only I could get something like that on characters I care about!

While leveling Garnet I've been using her Record Materia that makes summons sometimes go off twice, mixed with the Bahamut (VI) I got for free. It's pretty good!
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:02 PM
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So my FFXIV draw was a dupe dagger... yay? I did get another relic in my daily draw though...

IX - Needle Fork - Mighty Guard SB - Quina

Yeah, it's probably not super great, but still.

The realm dungeons went back up in price, but I think I did pretty good while they were half off. I got my Stamina to 160, did a bunch of Orb farming with Stamina refills, and got all the Nightmare Guardians down.
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:22 PM
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Finally got Belias. Actually an easy fight except it demands a lot (Protect, Power Break, Dispel and Astra/Esuna are all good) and of course water mages are in short supply. Absolutely lacking the damage to win without Alph's SSB. God wall did less good than he extra Atk/Mag from Shaz USB, since I can't really get any use from the heal. Could swap Elarra into the last slot for more gauge, in retrospect.

Got my four, have a few dozen 4*s I can use for inheritance from farming fire crystals so I'm done with this one.

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Old 12-16-2018, 08:03 AM
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Alright, don't think any of this sounds super exciting, except Fang and Shantotto:

II - Healing Staff - Will of the White Mage SSB - Minwu
X - Bridal Gown - Just Whistle LM - Yuna
XI - Terra's Staff - Elemental Celerity GSB - Shantotto
XII - Goggle Mask - Leading Man LM - Balthier
XIII - Banescissor Spear - Soaring Spear OSB - Fang

So the holy event dropped with the presents and I bought everything with them, including some new abilities.
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Old 12-16-2018, 01:28 PM
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Shantotto GSB is really, really bad I'm afraid (Maria, too).
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:13 PM
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I feel like I've been getting a lot of LM lately.
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Old 12-16-2018, 05:17 PM
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I feel like I've been getting a lot of LM lately.
There's a lot of them in the game, and most banners now have them as filler instead of BSBs.
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