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joined Apr 30, 2020

O boi Archetto's SP passive stacks with Ch'en's. Sniperknights confirmed?

Nice to know tho I've been seeing that Archetto isn't that good even comparatively to 5 star snipers but also she is currently bugged(?). Didn't look around too much tho. Maybe someone more familiar can shed light on how good Sniperknights can be.

Anyway, next CC is confirmed for Feb. It says "early Feb" so likely first week. Everyone get your Liskarms ready. Most players consider this CC (at least the permanent map) jokingly easy.

W
joined Jun 5, 2015

Sakura Cartelet posted:

Not sure I need any more (...) snipers since I have (...) W, Exusiai, Meteorite, Sesa, and Firewatch for snipers.

Outside of Exusiai they're all AoE snipers. There might be maps where you need more than 1 fast sniper.

myrrhmidon posted:

Personally going to use the tokens for Indra lol. I might not use her as much but it seems very unlikely for me to get another Indra.

Yea. I feel like I should spend my Defender/Guard tokens on Vulcan/Indra, since they're hard af to max. Only limited operators are harder.

myrrhmidon posted:

Anyway, next CC is confirmed for Feb. It says "early Feb" so likely first week. Everyone get your Liskarms ready. Most players consider this CC (at least the permanent map) jokingly easy.

Seriously? I barely moved with E2'ing/Mastering my operators since last one. I really hoped I'll be fully prepared before next one. I guess I'll never play my favorite part of the game on the level it's meant to be played ever. FML. BTW, why Liskarm?

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joined Apr 30, 2020

myrrhmidon posted:

Anyway, next CC is confirmed for Feb. It says "early Feb" so likely first week. Everyone get your Liskarms ready. Most players consider this CC (at least the permanent map) jokingly easy.

Seriously? I barely moved with E2'ing/Mastering my operators since last one. I really hoped I'll be fully prepared before next one. I guess I'll never play my favorite part of the game on the level it's meant to be played ever. FML. BTW, why Liskarm?

As this video shows there are brawler enemies. Get Liskarm to block them, they'll charger her skill AND an adjacent operator's skill real fast. Good for skill spamming like Bibeak's skill as per the video. There are higher risk strats with Liskarm + Weedy specifically rapid charging Weedy's 3rd skill for that True damage spam. Tho any DPS with good burst damage skills benefits from Liskarm combo tho strats without Liskarm do exist.

joined Jul 26, 2016

^One variation of that map I've seen had Lisk in that corner immediately above where Ptil is in this vid and then Shifting several brawlers into her for surreal SP gen.

"Small wyvern girl relentlessly pounded by 3 guys" (͠≖ ͜ʖ͠≖)

Sakura Cartelet
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joined May 28, 2016

Looks like that time will be downtime for me. I'm not interested in the Contingency Contract "event". I hope the next real event will come soon.

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joined Jun 27, 2014

The next CC shop will have sloth girl (aka one of the best welfare operators in the game), which is reason enough for me to be excited.

Sakura Cartelet
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joined May 28, 2016

She's permanently added to the shop according to the wiki so there's no need to rush to get her.

[idiot]
joined May 10, 2014

6* spook from free roll and it was Magallan NICE. I still have Skadi, Shamare and Vulcan at lvl1...
CC time again? I don't think my new units will be ready for it but we'll see.

See!? Turns out it's not that stupid of a idea xD (assuming you maxed her out, I think she's M3 in this video, but no sure)

E2 45 M2 is enough since that's what I have. I'll max her out once I'm out of poverty.

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joined May 28, 2016

I got Vermeil (now pot 4) today. I also forgot to mention pot 6 Jessica, Kroos, pot 6 Adnachiel, and pot 6 Shirayuki as some of my other snipers.

Sakura Cartelet
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joined May 28, 2016

Tonight I got a recruitment tag with Survival+Specialist. It stuck and I got my first Manticore. How does she compare with the other specialists including Red, Rope, and Shaw?

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joined Jun 27, 2014

Tonight I got a recruitment tag with Survival+Specialist. It stuck and I got my first Manticore. How does she compare with the other specialists including Red, Rope, and Shaw?

She's pretty hard to compare since they have totally different roles. Manticore's mostly used for slowing/stalling large groups of enemies; she's probably a bit more niche than Fast-Redeploy or Shift Specialists.

Guide on preparing for the upcoming CC event. It's apparently significantly easier than the previous ones, and considering how many people got Risk 25 or higher clears I'm inclined to believe it.

W
joined Jun 5, 2015

Finally finished episode 7. Wow Patriot's story was tragic. Also Rosmontis is so shippable with Amiya. They even p'ei fu each other! Not to mention mutual forehead touching. Have to say was a bit disappointed with the way W was reunited with Rhodes Island. I expected something completely different than what we got.

Here is my clear. Ifrit and Eyja teaming up to bring down Patriot. Sora also showed up there for some reason. Thinking her song will end the war or something. As if that ever worked out before. Didn't try CM yet.

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joined Apr 30, 2020

CCs, conveniently summarized.

Missing CC beta which should be FEater just punching the red weebs XD

Finally finished episode 7. Wow Patriot's story was tragic. Also Rosmontis is so shippable with Amiya. They even p'ei fu each other! Not to mention mutual forehead touching. Have to say was a bit disappointed with the way W was reunited with Rhodes Island. I expected something completely different than what we got.

There will be more to W's role in chapter 8 and I assume even more so in chapter 9. I'm guessing she becomes officially part of Rhodes Island in chapter 9 and perhaps her elite 2 promotion archive happens during that time.

Here is my clear. Ifrit and Eyja teaming up to bring down Patriot. Sora also showed up there for some reason. Thinking her song will end the war or something. As if that ever worked out before. Didn't try CM yet.

BBQ team for the win. You really do bring Executor to everything. I should really try harder to use him but I'm currently putting him off due to him requiring manganese and I'm running low on that stuff. For CM, you'll just need to adjust your mines cause certain tiles are banned.

W
joined Jun 5, 2015

myrrhmidon posted:

You really do bring Executor to everything.

What can I say? He was the first 5 star I got (second high rarity operator, after Hoshiguma from beginner's banner) and I really liked his gimmick, so he never left my team since then. He was also second operator I E2'd (the first was Jessica). He carried me through like 90% of content and just as with Ifrit, once you start using him, you just keep looking for Executor tiles. He is pretty cool as character as well. I mean, he's a freaking sniper with a shotgun xD Also totally his theme song. There's no denying that dropping him so early influenced my play-style a lot (though I always liked to use unique strategies and challenging myself) and if I got him later, I might not really use him like many operators I got since then.

I should really try harder to use him

TBF, just like Ifrit, he's incredibly hard af to use and you need to pretty much make your entire strategy and team around him, so it's actually often easier to not use him. His DP cost is insanely high, so he's hard to deploy fast, but also you want to make him backbone of your team and main DPS, so you want to deploy him fast... There were maps that were just too fast paced and I couldn't managed to use him and just let Apple Pie and Jessica handle it instead (I usually just use all 3 of them). Once you can overcome his DP cost and unique range though, he has many advantages. Dealing true AoE damage allows him to do job of 2-3 snipers at once and easily cover 2 lines, which one some maps was a yurisend. He also has quite high armor penetration even on E1, but especially on E2 he's able to deal damage normally to medium armored enemies and even still hurt high ones on lower end thanks to his very high attack stat and S1 for good measure. Because of that I didn't have to use casters on many maps that would normally require them to deal with those armored enemies. Like in episode 7, after certain point I stopped using Jessica and Exusiai, because they were simply killing enemies too slow and only scratching those high armor guerillas (C with 550 armor, someone fucked up ranks for those units badly, that's why they should have just give us actual numbers instead of trying to be cool), but Executor was able to deal with them just fine.

For CM, you'll just need to adjust your mines cause certain tiles are banned.

Yea, I saw in videos, but what I'm most afraid is increase in health/damage and if my operators can handle it then.

last edited at Jan 12, 2021 5:04PM

Sakura Cartelet
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joined May 28, 2016

Well I got Cutter from today's (final) free roll. She sounds like a discount Ch'en from what I've read about her.

joined Jul 26, 2016

So I redid my Anni1 auto for the sake of affection farming; turns out using E2 W, Mostima and Savage there is comical overkill. Who'd have thought? ┐(゚~゚)┌

Tonight I got a recruitment tag with Survival+Specialist. It stuck and I got my first Manticore. How does she compare with the other specialists including Red, Rope, and Shaw?

She's pretty hard to compare since they have totally different roles. Manticore's mostly used for slowing/stalling large groups of enemies; she's probably a bit more niche than Fast-Redeploy or Shift Specialists.

I'd say Manti and Ethan are more generally applicable than Shifts and F-Rs. They're basically minefields - depending on circumstances you can pretty much use them to replace Guards and/or Defenders and hold lanes without Medic support, since melee enemies can't touch this.

Also gr8 for ensuring whole waves tarpit in high-ground killzones for maximum amount of time.

W
joined Jun 5, 2015

I was checking Rosmontis again and now her giving attack buff to random caster makes so much more sense. The talent is even called Stabilizing Esthesia.

C6ecb18a42241236b33d8a43252bfaf1
joined Apr 30, 2020

Next event just got teased. Summer event rerun. This does not necessarily confirm Thorns/Adreana/Jaye banner but best be prepared for those who want the sea urchin, octopus, and fin-ball-selling polar bear.

joined Jul 26, 2016

RIP Bob, he's going to get destroyed so hard even his ancestors feel it.

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joined Jun 27, 2014

RIP Bob, he's going to get destroyed so hard even his ancestors feel it.

Pretty sure Bob's only fought in the Grani event and Ancient Forge, though?

Anyways, there's a new Medic welfare operator for the next CC event called Tuye. She seems like she lacks utility compared to other operators but she's cute and has an umbrella.

joined Jul 26, 2016

...oh yeah. Got them mixed up. Not like I'm going to envy what Giant Volcano Slug is in for either tho.

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joined May 28, 2016

Well today was a good day. I got yet another Top Operator tag (my third one so far). Picked Healing Hoping for Saria or Shining. The healing tag dropped and I got SilverAsh instead. I caved in and bought Skadi from the shop. I choose Vulcan. Hopefully I'll get her girlfriend Ceobe soon.

Edit: I just beat Annihilation 2 with my new Skadi and my other 6* operators including W and Exusiai.

last edited at Jan 16, 2021 12:17AM

W
joined Jun 5, 2015

Awesome. I tried to be smart for a change and save those new year's pots since they last longer to spend them for farming next event, but we're getting HotSF, which from what I understand has no stages to farm mats and next event is CC, so I actually won't have event to farm mats in, so I pretty much wasted them and could just use them now and at least get bonus drops...

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joined Apr 30, 2020

Provence's summer skin coming EN. A certain lesbian mouse is very excited.

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