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Old 09-13-2017, 02:11 PM
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Finally pulled Green Ike today. I picked Lucina as my free one after much debate between her and Lyn. I still don't have regular Lucina, but now have this one, Spring Lucina and Masked Marth which is amusing.
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Old 09-15-2017, 04:57 PM
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Ugggh, just figured out my Reinhardt has -Atk. I'll probably still promote him because who knows when I'll decide to binge on a banner again (or even how long I'll be playing before I get bored again), and he's the best shot I have at a party with actual synergy. Trying to optimize in a gacha will only lead to tears.
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Old 09-21-2017, 04:57 AM
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The Fire Emblem Warriors special maps are pretty fun, and an excellent source of experience.
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:45 AM
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Ugggh, just figured out my Reinhardt has -Atk. I'll probably still promote him because who knows when I'll decide to binge on a banner again (or even how long I'll be playing before I get bored again), and he's the best shot I have at a party with actual synergy. Trying to optimize in a gacha will only lead to tears.
I wouldn't sweat it... None of my characters have great IVs, I just try to play with people I like.

Also, the metagame at high levels isn't very fun, IMO. The good thing is that they seem to be working to open up the number of viable teams.

I honestly think the developers could stand to make some more interesting fodder units rather than just making more and more rare 4/5 star heroes. I'd be pretty stoked if I never pulled another Draug, Raugh, Frederick or Fir again.
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:03 AM
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Well, other than logging in for my free orbs I guess I'm done with this for a while since Terra Battle 2 came out. Hopefully I'll have a backlog of story stages to run through when I come back, the slowness of the masked man plotline is driving me nuts.
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:04 AM
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I've been sniping blues from the Crimean banner in hopes of nabbing a second Nephenee so I can put a Slaying Lance+ on Catria (...I like themed teams, and my defensive arena team is a Whitewings Flier Emblem team) and I just lost my summoning rate to a -Atk 5-star Reinhardt. Boo. You're not wanted, Mr. Tinyhands. Especially because I have five 4-star Reinhardts sitting on my bench already, two of which are +Atk.

I had a thought about the summoning rates... they should add some 2-star units to the pool, but make them as rare as 5-star units. They could place the "Est" units (Est, Nino, Elincia, etc) and the trainee characters like Amelia in this 2-star pool. Maybe villagers and other low-level characters like Tiki, too. Ideally, summoning one of them wouldn't reset the rate, either.

IMO, they should also rotate in new 3-stars for each banner.
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:58 AM
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I've been using my unleveled GHB units in the Warriors Maps and, well, Camus appears to be wielding Gradivus less like a lance and more like a...


...pool cue?

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Old 09-21-2017, 12:04 PM
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Ugggh, just figured out my Reinhardt has -Atk. I'll probably still promote him because who knows when I'll decide to binge on a banner again (or even how long I'll be playing before I get bored again), and he's the best shot I have at a party with actual synergy. Trying to optimize in a gacha will only lead to tears.
Do you have a spare Odin, or Cecilia + Nino? A mounted mage with a -blade weapon and both cavalry buffs winds up doing +30 damage per hit, and can be devastating even at 4*. I agree that waiting for perfect stats is nuts, but you might have better options than pouring resources into someone with a penalty to their most important stat.
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Old 09-21-2017, 12:10 PM
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It's worth noting that if you merge a developed unit into a brand new one of the same rarity, that new unit automatically unlocks all of the developed unit's skills and and any previous merge bonuses. You can use Rein now and merge him later if you get a better one.
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Old 09-21-2017, 01:12 PM
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I promoted him, he's now level 40 and doing great. Wouldn't even know he was sub-optimal if I hadn't checked.
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Do you have a spare Odin, or Cecilia + Nino? A mounted mage with a -blade weapon and both cavalry buffs winds up doing +30 damage per hit, and can be devastating even at 4*. I agree that waiting for perfect stats is nuts, but you might have better options than pouring resources into someone with a penalty to their most important stat.
I have multiples of all three of those heroes. What would I be grabbing from who?
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:15 PM
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I have multiples of all three of those heroes. What would I be grabbing from who?
From Odin you'll want to grab Blarblade (and maybe Moonbow if you haven't replaced Reinhardt's special).

Cecilia + Nino is more of their own combination - that is, giving Cecilia a spare Nino's Gronnblade tome, then have Reinhardt/whoever support her with buffs.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:28 PM
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Yes, give Cecilia Gronnblade from Nino, then make sure she starts the turn next to someone with Fortify Cavalry and someone with Hone Cavalry. That gives her +6 ATK/SPD/DEF/RES, and since Gronnblade adds total bonuses on unit to damage dealt, that's +24 damage, on top of the normal 6 she gets from higher ATK. Note that it only counts bonuses that show up on the unit stats as a buff and apply until the next turn, such as from Rally and Fortify -- not from Goad or Ward Cavalry that give +4 to anyone within 2 spaces at the time of combat.

If you've already promoted Reinhardt, you're probably set for blue -- his unique weapon is worth keeping. Though if you have an Ursula lying around, she could do the same thing as above with Odin's weapon.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:54 PM
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Oh, and I should mention that you probably want Draw Back from Nino on Cecilia too. That and Reposition are very helpful for keeping your glass cannons out of danger range after they nuke someone.

My most effective team for a while now has been anchored by Lyn and Cecilia taking turns one-shotting things then pulling each other back to safety. And you have Roy, who should be a big upgrade over the Stahl I've been using to buff and protect them.
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Old 09-23-2017, 05:19 AM
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Thanks for the tips! Might be a while before I can act on them but I'll definitely look into investing in a 4* Cecilia.

The Tempest Trials prize unit is Black Knight, an armored unit with Wings of Mercy, Steady Breath, Distant Counter, and Black Luna, a power-creeped Luna. Pretty absurdly good for a free unit, albeit one you have to grind a ton to get. I'm totally feeding the 4* to Azura so she can get Wings of Mercy.
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:50 AM
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I just want another Nephenee Slaying Lance, but for some reason my TT orbs decided to give me another Reinhardt. This one isn't -Atk, but still...

I'm surprised they're giving away the Black Knight for free. He looks insane. I wouldn't feed him to Azura, though... Wings of Mercy 2 is useable and available on several 4* units, and you can get Wings 3 from Cain, also available at 4*. Steady Stance seems like better inheritance material, since it's only available on Greil cosplay Ike.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:59 PM
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I will not feed him to Azura, then. She'll eat a Frederick and use Mercy 2, as you suggest.

After a bit of Googling, I turned Masked Marth into a battle cleric with Renewal 3 and Reciprocal Aid. Together with Fae and Azura, they form a pretty solid core for grinding the Tempest Trial. They can even Auto most of the Level 35 trial, though they're usually creamed by Black Knight and I have to step in and nuke him with the horses. I chugged three or four Stamina Potions over the weekend and let them go at it.

This game's a pretty darn satisfying experience if it deigns to give you decent units.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:36 AM
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Everybody dance now!

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Old 09-28-2017, 07:46 AM
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Oh man, Conquest Azura's outfit was always my favourite, and then Inigo (Laslow has been pretty great but this is even better) and Shigure! I guess a Pegasus Dancer would be a bit too crazy of a unit, but I wish I had one!
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Old 09-30-2017, 03:20 PM
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Got dancing Inigo as my free summon on this banner. I am pleased.
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Old 09-30-2017, 04:27 PM
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I just discovered that the Paralogue chapters all have chain challenges. I had no idea. So many orbs, right under my nose this whole time...
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Old 10-01-2017, 11:38 AM
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Oh yay, pulled Amelia. She should pair nicely with my shiny new Black Knight.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:00 PM
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I'd like to try armor emblem some day. Amelia sounds great, if only because managing armor movement is a pain in the ass most of the time. In addition to Black Knight, I've got Sheena and Hector right now, but they don't really synergize as well as some of the other armors.


I've been working through the Chain Challenges that I've been neglecting. I think I'm going to just have to write off the the 12 orbs from Chapter 10, Chapter 12, and the two marathon challenges associated with them. Inflated stats + reinforcements/defense tiles/turn limits? Yeah, not gonna happen.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:28 AM
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This map was fun, spoiler popped for size.



It turns out that Azura is fantastic partner for the Black Knight, thanks to her Axe that gives anyone she sings to +3 to all stats.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:22 AM
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I spent too many orbs trying to get Axezura, ended up with Shigure and Olivia instead, as well as a 4* Gwendolyn and Effie. Now I have SO MANY DANCERS and enough ingredients for a B-tier Armor team (no Hector, sadly, only Sheena).
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:07 AM
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Sheena's not bad if you give her Ignis or Bonfire. Relative to Hector, she gives up some HP and attack for a huge boost to Resistance, making her pretty effective at tanking both physical attacks and magic. The sad part is she could really benefit from Distant Counter and a Slaying Axe, but those both come on superior axe units...


I've spent about 60 F2P orbs on this banner so far, and have nabbed:
  • +HP/-Speed Minerva, which might actually be worse than my current +HP/-Attack Minerva? So I fed her to herself.
  • +HP/-Speed Julia which is... not good. 27 speed is a bad place to be.
  • 4-star Seliph x 4

Breiğablik seems to be encouraging me to play Genealogy of the Holy War. Or maybe it just hate speed.
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Old 10-03-2017, 01:16 PM
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Ha, pulled Axezura and Inigo one after the other. After 80 orbs spent I got the entire banner. Why do I always have good luck with these games and how do I import that to the rest of my life? Hearthstone is the same way.

Six dancers feels like overkill, though it should make Arena Assault a lot more fun.
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Old 10-03-2017, 01:48 PM
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I also got a Shigure, still going to keep trying for one of the greens so I can have a dancer in each color to fit into any team. But I'm out of easy orbs to harvest other than the slow drip of dailies.

At this point I'm close to being able to put together solid balanced teams for each movement type. Just need a blue flyer to join Elincia and both versions of Camilla, and another armor to go with BK, Effie, and Sheena.
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:31 PM
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I want more opinions, cause y'all steer me right.

Got two vanilla Cordelias, both +Res, one is -Atk and the other is -Spd. Neither is good, but which one should I keep? The loser will be fed to my +Spd -HP Inigo for Triangle Adept, because I want to twink out Inigo.

Also got two vanilla Azuras, one is +Def -Res, the other is +Atk -Def. I assume I want to keep the +Atk one? And would it be better to feed one Azura to the other for the bonus stat, or have someone inherit her Sapphire Lance+ for more Triangle Adept times?
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Old 10-04-2017, 09:03 PM
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If she's using her default Brave Lance, the attack loss is more debilitating than the speed loss. In almost every other situation, speed is going to be more important. If you're planning on giving her another weapon or want to build her to quad hit things, keep the -Atk. Otherwise, keep the -Spd and avoid letting her take attacks in the enemy phase.

For Azura, you probably want to keep the +Atk unit. In most cases, you'll only want her fighting greens, and her Sapphire Lance cuts their attack by 40% anyway.
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:21 AM
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I tried to get an Adult Tiki through her new Summoning Focus banner and guess what?

I got her! as a 3 star, boo.
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