+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 113
  1. #1
    Nidhogg
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    3,946
    BG Level
    7
    FFXI Server
    Diabolos

    FFRK - The Earth Stirs (FF3) Event & Strategies

    One trouble after another, eh? - Desch

    Event Start Date: May 16
    Event Bonus Battles: May 19
    Event End Date: May 26

    All Information is taken from a mixture of Reddit/Spreadsheets/Kongpakbao Site.

    Most, if not all info for the event (Commentary/Ultimate Abilities was directly copy/pasted from it, so all credit to the site for that especially!) comes from this site: http://ffrk.kongbakpao.com/desch-event/

    Notable Rewards

    A FF3 Event Finally!

    New Characters Acquired
    Desch (BLM:5, Spellblade:3, Brd:4)

    Old Characters Acquired
    Luneth
    Refia
    Arc
    Ingus


    Memory Crystals

    Luneth: MC1/MC2
    Refia: MC1/MC2
    Arc: MC1/MC2
    Ingus: MC1/MC2
    Desch: MC1


    New Record Materia

    Luneth RM2: Boost DMG when exploiting a weakness.
    Refia RM2: Moderate increase in DMG when equipping thrown.
    Arc RM2: Small increase in MAG and MND when equipping a staff.
    Ingus RM2: Moderate increase in DEF when equipping shield.
    Desch RM1: Small increase in Black Magic when equipping sword.

    Characters Needed for Battles
    None

    Relics

    Banner 1
    Spoiler: show
    Lust Dagger: SSB, Luneth, 8 hit (0.97 per hit) Ranged Single Target Wind PHY & All Allies +50% DEF
    Elder Staff: SSB, Arc, All Allies Shellga & High Regen & Magic Blink
    Desch's Sword: SB, Desch, 4 hit (2.35 per hit) All Target Lightning MAG & En-Thunder to User
    Heroic Shield: SB, Ingus, All Allies Protectga & Hastega
    Moonring Blade: SB, Refia, 1 hit (3.40 per hit) Ranged All Target Non-Elemental PHY and MAG -50% for 25 seconds
    Scholar Hat: Shared SB, All Allies Cure (c???)
    Genji Gloves


    Banner 2
    Spoiler: show
    Break Blade: SSB, Ingus, 5 hit (1.58 per hit) Single Target Earth PHY and Sentinel to User
    Rising Sun: SSB, Refia, 8 hit (0.98 per hit) Single Target Non-Elemental PHY and Haste & ATK/DEF +35% to User
    Gauntlets: SB, Desch, All Allies ATK/DEF+35% and damages User for 40%? of Max Health
    Holy Wand: SB, Arc, All Allies Cura (c50), damages undead, and RES +50% for 25 seconds
    Royal Sword: SB, Luneth, 4 hit (1.28 per hit) Single Target Non-Elemental PHY and Causes Stun (20%)
    Scholar Hat: Shared SB, All Allies Cure (c???)
    Genji Gloves

  2. #2
    Nidhogg
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    3,946
    BG Level
    7
    FFXI Server
    Diabolos

    Bonus Battles
    Goldor Manor +
    • Gold Knight x4
      HP: ~37300 each
      Target Score: Defeat Gold Knight without being KO'd, Reduce Gold Knight's ATK.
      • Weak: None
      • Absorbs: None
      • Resists: None
      • Vulnerabilities: Slow Abilities, Poison Abilities, Confuse Abilities, Stop Abilities, Blind Abilities, Sleep Abilities, and Sap Abilities
    • Goldor
      HP: ~115000
      Target Score: Defeat Goldor without being KO'd, Reduce Goldor's DEF.
      • Weak: None
      • Absorbs: None
      • Vulnerabilities: Slow Abilities, Poison Abilities, Sleep Abilities, and Sap Abilities

    Commentary
    Gold Knights x4: Break Fever is excellent here. AoE is also obviously a great choice. Other than that, make sure you buff your party accordingly so you don’t get overwhelmed by them
    Goldor:
    • Acts twice a turn
    Goldor can be really annoying especially if he decides to use debuffs on you. Other than that this fight is prettty straightforward. Bring Esuna (or Y’shtola’s Medica II) if you have to.

    Recommended abilities: Break Fever, Protectga, Shellga, AoE
    Recommended RW: SG/SS2


    TOTAL medals = 30 medals
    , meaning you can only lose a max of 5 medals to get Mastery.

    Castle Saronia ++
    Garuda
    HP: ~187000
    Target Score:
    • Defeat Garuda without being KO'd.
    • Exploit Garuda's weakness to wind attacks.
    • Reduce Garuda's MAG.
    Weak: Wind
    Null: Earth
    Vulnerabilities: Poison Abilities, Slow Abilities, and Sap Abilities

    Commentary
    • Acts twice a turn.
    Garuda hits really hard, especially its physical attack. Make sure to have Protectga up ASAP and Power Break it if you need to. Once you get mitigation up before he acts, this is an easy fight. Slow is great to have here.

    Recommended abilities: Protectga, Shellga, Breakdowns, Slowga
    Recommended RW: SG/SS2


    Total medals = 18, meaning you can only afford to lose 3 medals to get Mastery.

    Saronia Catacombs +++
    Odin
    HP: ~214700
    Target Score:
    • Defeat Odin without being KO'd.
    • Reduce Odin's ATK.
    • Reduce Odin's DEF.
    Weak: None
    Absorbs: None
    Resist: None
    Null: None
    Vulnerabilities: None

    Commentary

    Get Protectga up ASAP and make sure to reduce his ATK and DEF. This is a pretty straightforward with no special mechanics whatsoever

    Recommended abilities: Protectga, Full Break, Power Breakdown
    Recommended RW: SG/SS2, Lunatic High, Fabled Song, etc


    Total medals = 18, meaning you can only afford to lose 3 medals to get Mastery.

    Lake Dohr (U)
    Leviathan
    HP: ~287100
    Target Score:
    • Exploit Leviathan's weakness to lightning attacks.
    • Reduce Leviathan's MAG.
    Weak: Lightning
    Resists: Fire DMG, Earth DMG, Water DMG
    Vulnerabilities: None

    Abilities

    ► Normal

    Attack: Deal physical damage to one target.
    Blizzaga: Deal heavy ice damage to one target.
    Protect: Grant Protect to one target.
    Haste: Grant Haste to one target.
    Tsunami: Deal moderate water damage to all targets.

    ► Weak

    Attack: Deal physical damage to all targets.
    Blizzaga: Deal heavy ice damage to one target.
    Protect: Grant Protect to one target.
    Haste: Grant Haste to one target.
    Tsunami: Deal moderate water damage to all targets.

    Commentary
    • Leviathan acts twice a turn.
    • Only 2 target scores.
    No Petrify debuff attached to his attacks this time unlike the one in the story paintings.

    This is actually an easy fight. Make sure you have important buffs up such as Protectga and/or Shellga and also use Magic/Power Breakdowns. DIspel/Banishing Strike is recommended here to remove his occasional buffs. (You could also cast Reflect on him to get his buffs!)

    Recommended abilities: Dispel / Banishing Strike, Reflect, defensive/offensive Breakdowns, Multi-Break / Full Break, Protectga, Shellga.
    Recommended RW: SG/SS2, Scream


    Total medals = 15, meaning you can only afford to lose TWO medals to get Mastery.

    Bahamut's Lair (U+)
    Bahamut
    HP: ~330000
    Target Score:
    • Reduce Bahamut's DEF.
    • Exploit Bahamut's weakness to wind attacks.
    • Defeat Bahamut before he uses Megaflare three times.
    Weak: Wind
    Absorbs: None
    Resists: All except Lightning and Wind DMG
    Null: None
    Vulnerabilities: None

    Abilities

    ► Normal

    Attack: Deal physical damage to one target.
    Flare: Deal massive non-elemental damage to one target.
    Wing Buffet: Deal moderate ranged physical damage on all targets.
    Rake: Deal moderate physical damage on all targets.

    ► Weak

    Attack: Deal physical damage to one target.
    Flare: Deal massive non-elemental damage to one target.
    Vacuum Wave: Deal moderate physical damage to all targets.
    Rake: Deal moderate physical damage on all targets.
    Megaflare: Deal massive non-elemental damage to all targets.

    ► Very Weak

    Attack: Deal physical damage to one target.
    Flare: Deal massive non-elemental damage to one target.
    Wing Buffet: Deal moderate ranged physical damage on all targets.
    Vacuum Wave: Deal moderate physical damage to all targets.
    Megaflare: Deal massive non-elemental damage to all targets.

    Commentary
    • Whenever Bahamut enters a new phase, Megaflare is used and it is followed immediately with another attack.
    • When Bahamut reaches his Weak state (~55%-60%HP), he acts twice a turn.
    This can be a difficult fight if you don’t have proper mitigation plans. His AoE attacks hurt a lot, and he starts with a regular physical attack that hits for ~4.7k.

    You’re going to need to manage phase changes well with his scripted Megaflares. Pre-cast AoE heals where necessary, or make sure mitigation (SG/SS2/Defend) is up.

    Don’t forget wind attacks for target score!

    Recommended abilities: Power/Magic/Armor Breakdown, Full Break / Multi-Break, Protectga/Shellga,
    Recommended RW: SG/SS2, Scream


    Total medals = 18, meaning you can only afford to lose 3 medals to get Mastery.

  3. #3
    Absolute Messenger of Promathia
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    9,138
    BG Level
    8
    FFXIV Character
    Blaise Destin
    FFXIV Server
    Sargatanas
    FFXI Server
    Asura

    All this Shellga+High Regen SSBs.... Are we ever due for a Protectga/High Regen? cause I could use that on some fights lol.

  4. #4
    Nidhogg
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    3,946
    BG Level
    7
    FFXI Server
    Diabolos

    Quote Originally Posted by Karbuncle View Post
    All this Shellga+High Regen SSBs.... Are we ever due for a Protectga/High Regen? cause I could use that on some fights lol.
    Sadly I don't think so, all the combos i've seen have only been shellga/res + high regen, I don't think we ever see another protectga combo that isn't protectga/shellga or protectga/hastega. Considering magic is still the most deadly of all bosses attacks these days, it's not necessarily a bad thing.

  5. #5
    Old Merits
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,083
    BG Level
    6
    FFXI Server
    Shiva

    I'd rather have shellga/high regen. I'm going to take protect for trash mobs/lower tier fights anyways.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    3,642
    BG Level
    7
    FFXIV Character
    Zeb Adiah
    FFXIV Server
    Hyperion

    how long until we get a wall + buff?

  7. #7
    CoP Dynamis
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    255
    BG Level
    4
    FFXIV Character
    Ikuni Kuni
    FFXIV Server
    Gilgamesh

    There isn't a Wall + Buff yet. iirc Echo had one data mined originally for the Mobius collab but Dena changed it before the banner released. Presumably it was too strong.

  8. #8
    CoP Dynamis
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    286
    BG Level
    4
    FFXIV Character
    Bladen Ansgar
    FFXIV Server
    Excalibur
    FFXI Server
    Asura
    WoW Realm
    Exodar

    How about more walls in general to get some diversity and more chances for those of us with far too much mythril spent chasing SG and watching Stoneskin get dropped from every celebration banner which I can only imagine is going to happen to banner 4 in the next fest?

  9. #9
    Nidhogg
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    3,946
    BG Level
    7
    FFXI Server
    Diabolos

    Quote Originally Posted by Bladen Ansgar View Post
    How about more walls in general to get some diversity and more chances for those of us with far too much mythril spent chasing SG and watching Stoneskin get dropped from every celebration banner which I can only imagine is going to happen to banner 4 in the next fest?
    Walls in general are starting to get phased out in JP atm, more and more bosses are having defense/resistance ignoring attacks which make wall irrelevant and more and more unique debuffs are becoming available making wall not as necessary.

  10. #10
    BG Medical's Student of Medicine
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    20,409
    BG Level
    10

    Hmm. I think I'll keep Edward on deck for this one.

  11. #11
    Campaign
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    6,747
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Gilgamesh

    I think the issue with walls is that after Sentinel, DeNa realized it was pretty strong and Y'shtola probably only got one because of XIV lore.

    With the addition of Cid Missions and the move toward Def/Res ignoring attacks, DeNa probably didn't want every realm to have a wall as that would truly defeat the purpose of the additional difficulty of realm specific parties.

    If regain existed in FFRK, I could see pairing Protect + Regain and Shell + Regen. Though as it is with the amount of Def buffs around and the lack of Res buffs I can see why Regen gets paired with Shell a lot more often.

    What are Bahamut's HP thresholds for phase changes? 100/55/25?

  12. #12
    Prime Minister of Salt

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2,351
    BG Level
    7
    FFXIV Character
    Omega Deathbringer
    FFXIV Server
    Balmung
    FFXI Server
    Asura

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirin View Post

    What are Bahamut's HP thresholds for phase changes?
    ~55&25%

  13. #13
    I trusted Zet and this is what happened
    Eleven owes me $40 bucks

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    13,020
    BG Level
    9
    FFXIV Character
    Kaslo Essyx
    FFXIV Server
    Famfrit
    FFXI Server
    Carbuncle

    I know I should save for BSbreakfest, but Banner 1 looks tempting to pull on.

  14. #14
    BG Medical's Student of Medicine
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    20,409
    BG Level
    10

    Eh. I'm not worried. Only draw is getting a new SB for Luneth.

  15. #15
    Old Merits
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    1,157
    BG Level
    6

    I guess I should play FF3 at some point. Maybe by the time the next FF3 event comes around after this.

  16. #16
    Campaign
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    6,747
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Gilgamesh

    Quote Originally Posted by hyoton View Post
    I guess I should play FF3 at some point. Maybe by the time the next FF3 event comes around after this.
    There is not one for global If I recall, because the other FF3 events have been collabs. Same for FFII up until just recently in Japan.

  17. #17
    Pandemonium
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    7,917
    BG Level
    8
    FFXI Server
    Asura

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirin View Post
    There is not one for global If I recall, because the other FF3 events have been collabs. Same for FFII up until just recently in Japan.
    Yeah but we're way past the collabs. This one still is the last FFIII event released even in Japan. I suppose there could be more eventually but by then we'll have much better banners and, hopefully, the guaranteed 5* on each 11 pull.

  18. #18
    Old Merits
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    1,157
    BG Level
    6

    I'm making a mean joke at FF3's expense, I don't plan on playing it!
    (unless it's actually really good or something and I'm missing out)

  19. #19
    Nidhogg
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    3,946
    BG Level
    7
    FFXI Server
    Diabolos

    Quote Originally Posted by hyoton View Post
    I'm making a mean joke at FF3's expense, I don't plan on playing it!
    (unless it's actually really good or something and I'm missing out)
    It's as decent as FF1 was imo, it's nowhere near the scope of FF4 and up in terms of story, but it's a decent story, DS/PSP version is apparently the hardest version since they doubled/tripled enemy stats to compensate for not fighting against waves of 5-8 enemies.

  20. #20
    BG's most likeable Québécois
    Pens win! Pens Win!!! PENS WIN!!!!!

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    35,953
    BG Level
    10

    I try really hard to like ff3 but the fight pacing seems so slow

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

  • Decrease Size
    Increase Size
  • Remove Text Formatting
  • Insert Link Insert Image Insert Video
  • Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
  • Insert NSFW Tag
  • Insert Spoiler Tag

Similar Threads

  1. FFRK - A Brewing Nightmare (FF7) Event & Strategies
    By Robertfb in forum Square-Enix Titles
    Replies: 120
    Last Post: 2016-04-23, 23:12
  2. FFRK - The Eternal Calm (FFX) Event & Boss Strats
    By Aerin in forum Square-Enix Titles
    Replies: 90
    Last Post: 2016-04-07, 11:17
  3. FFRK - The Malice Within (FFV) Events & Boss Strats
    By Aerin in forum Square-Enix Titles
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 2016-02-25, 11:40