[Fire Emblem] Ah Yes, the Three Houses

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Re: [Fire Emblem] Ah Yes, the Three Houses

Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

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Heh, that's how I am with empty slots, too. At least he's got 9999 SP for when you do think about it. Leon is one of my merge projects, too.

The tickets for this new banner are earned through forging bonds rather than login bonuses. I like that. Sets a precedent for more ticket earning quests and options in the future...
Yeah, it's a solid move. Unfortunately, all my tickets have gotten me squat so far, and burning my orb stockpile sniping blue for Nailah only yielded an effin' Harkin and an effin' Quan. Get outta here.

I guess I at least also pulled the final L'Arachel I need for that merge project, so that's another +10 in my lineup with another 10k feathers or so, and I also pulled enough spare Effies to eventually +10 her as well someday, though I really need to finish a green first.

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Re: [Fire Emblem] Ah Yes, the Three Houses

Post by John Layfield » 5 months ago

At least y'all are trying to snipe 5-stars, you should expect to be disappointed. I've been trying to grab Virions for ages and managed to pull ONE.

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Re: [Fire Emblem] Ah Yes, the Three Houses

Post by Bier_Engel » 5 months ago

I got my Nailah earlier. I spent my remaining tickets pulling red, and using orbs for remaining reds within the session. Down to 80-something now. I don't think I'm going to bother anymore now that I my tickets are gone. There's a mythic banner at the end of the month, and 2 special banners coming up (I guess they're adding a Chinese New Year holiday banner prior to the Valentine's Day one).

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Re: [Fire Emblem] Ah Yes, the Three Houses

Post by Falcon Critical » 5 months ago

Dropped the 70-odd orbs I had plus whatever I've earned since on this banner hunting Nailah, ended up with my first copies of Shiro and Alm. Will keep trying with whatever I can scrounge up.

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Post by Bier_Engel » 5 months ago

Naesala is very fun to use. Upgrade him immediately. You won't regret it. That extra movement is just insane, and if you pair him with regular Ninian as a dancer, he can get across the whole map on turn one. Gave him Savage Blow, so that he can do chip damage, and once the other characters catch up, they can be one-shot. I want to merge him but I know the F2P guides will use him :/

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Re: [Fire Emblem] Ah Yes, the Three Houses

Post by Falcon Critical » 5 months ago

You could live dangerously and +1 him anyway. I did with NY!Laegjarn, but there is always potential that it will mess up a solution somewhere down the line.

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Post by Bier_Engel » 5 months ago

Ugh, I know (actually he'd be a +2 with the current quests, so that'll really fuck things up). I also want to +1 merge her too. On that topic, I finally beat the Michalis all cavalry quest today, and it was with NY Laegjarn because she's a fucking tank and I love her.

Old school FE news: I have a translation patch of FE6 that I got before Nintendo took the FE ROMs down. I had to try a map like 8 times today because I kept leaving someone in a stupid position. Very annoying. After finally recruiting a character that was hard to recruit (because he can easily crit anyone in range), I got to the end of the map and then an archer got my vulnerable mage. I'm a scrub and I like the newer games with casual mode for these raisins...

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Re: [Fire Emblem] Ah Yes, the Three Houses

Post by Bier_Engel » 5 months ago

I spent the 20k feathers to allow my Naesala to get Galeforce but he doesn't have enough SP yet. RIP.

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Re: [Fire Emblem] Ah Yes, the Three Houses

Post by Falcon Critical » 5 months ago

Haha whoops! He'll get there. I managed to draw Nailah, so pretty stoked about that. She's +HP/-RES which is solid, I just need to focus on her speed so mages can't double her and she should be able to take hits nice.

Similar to having a fast dragon, it's nice that there's no 'beastbreaker' B skill to guarantee doubles against her.

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Post by Bier_Engel » 5 months ago

Just pulled NY!Azura! I was debating about whether or not to bother, and thankfully I didn't throw away my whole stash on it or anything.

Slightly on topic, I think the grand conquest maps and the weekly big maps (whatever they're called) should drop the 1 dancer limit. There are just so damn many dancers now, that it's hard to pick just one. At least up it to 2, or something.

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Re: [Fire Emblem] Ah Yes, the Three Houses

Post by Falcon Critical » 5 months ago

NY!Azura is really good in my flying team (as my only flying dancer). Flier formation is so good, I use her in my Aether Offense and it's often clutch. I'm using it as the seal.

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I gave her Iote's Shield since she had no original A skill. I normally wouldn't sacrifice a non-summonable character (Michalis) but I had 2 4-star spares and with grails being a thing, I can still buy 8 more to +10 my current Michalis with 12 more copies to eventually burn, so I did it. And, it's doubtful I'll ever +10 him anyway, especially now that I gave Azura that and his specials. She's like, a Michalis with sing now.

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Post by Falcon Critical » 5 months ago

Ah, you made me wonder what A skill I put on mine - defense +3 so a pretty nothing skill really.

In levelling up Nailah and Naesala I needed to bring someone to cover their weaknesses and noticed the Alm I got recently is high on the tier list. After looking into it, it seems he gets the double-lion effect on his sword - allowing him to Reinhardt and hit em twice before they counter. This apparently works with his standard windsweep so I'm bringing them all up.

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Re: [Fire Emblem] Ah Yes, the Three Houses

Post by Bier_Engel » 5 months ago

I think Alm got an upgrade after I stopped leveling mine. I'll have to bring him back out again.

But speaking of beasts and covering weaknesses, I really want Leanne now. I have a ton of dancers so I didn't care about her at first, but she'd be the only one to be able to keep up with Naesala's movement range without ruining his ability to keep transformed. That's important. No wonder they gave him out for free... it makes us want at least one of the two new beast dancers!

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Re: [Fire Emblem] Ah Yes, the Three Houses

Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

another one done, still no thought put into skills yet, yadda yadda

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I now have a +10 for red, blue, and grey, which just leaves green, but I think my highest merge there is Titania at like +4 or something, so this'll take a while, maybe long enough that she'll end up getting overtaken by someone else.

...Tharja, Leon, L'Arachel, and Titania will absolutely not be a balanced +10 team composition, of course. :pacdown

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Re: [Fire Emblem] Ah Yes, the Three Houses

Post by Bier_Engel » 5 months ago

Hey, that's more than I have. I'm too indecisive and spread out, so despite playing every day since launch, I don't have a single +10 yet. My Reinhardt is still only +9 (I have the feathers in reserve to promote one more on hand at all times now, though. I just need to... get one more). I have Nowi at either +6 or 7, Masked Marth at +7, and a bunch of others randomly below that. Because what is planning?

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Re: [Fire Emblem] Ah Yes, the Three Houses

Post by Delthazar » 5 months ago

I spent forever waffling on merges as well 'til one day I just decided to settle on a mental flow chart, like "is character cool, cute, or useful y/n" > "do you have ten copies of that character or can ten copies be easily sourced y/n" then if the answer to both questions is yes, start mergin'

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Post by Bier_Engel » 5 months ago

Makes sense.

Also just got my Leanne. I'm down to 49 orbs now, but the next banner isn't until next week, and there's login bonuses, and then a Mythic banner with login bonuses and a Tempest Trial... so I'll be alright as long as I stop here.

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Re: [Fire Emblem] Ah Yes, the Three Houses

Post by Falcon Critical » 5 months ago

Yeah I have a few characters where I'm hoarding a bunch of 4-star versions so that I can merge-em-up. Before I commit I'll need to figure out what IVs my main version has so I end up with the right primary. I think my OG!Camilla is one of the ones that's pretty merged, though I might do Serra first.

My main roadblock is feathers, I'm always ALWAYS low on feathers.

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Post by Bier_Engel » 5 months ago

Pulled a 3rd Dierdre on the latest banner with my free pull. I think that was the situation the first time I got her, too, since I never pulled for her on purpose. The second one I got was when I was going for someone else who was green on a legendary banner. I'll never use her, so it'll be a waste to merge her again. She has quick riposte 3... now who to fodder her off to? Ideas welcome. I also still need ideas for who to fodder my duplicate Helbindi to (most likely infantry pulse and not that weird arena niche skill).

Another 2-person banner incoming, and it's hot spring themed. The silhouettes look like 2 young girls, and there's a good case for one of them being Mozu. *¯\_(ツ)_/¯* I guess I'll wait and see about their skills, but I'm not excited yet.

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The bucket hat from tap battle makes more now.

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I don't know who to give that to yet. Doesn't look good on any of my current units.

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Re: [Fire Emblem] Ah Yes, the Three Houses

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Bier_Engel wrote:
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Another 2-person banner incoming, and it's hot spring themed. The silhouettes look like 2 young girls, and there's a good case for one of them being Mozu. *¯\_(ツ)_/¯* I guess I'll wait and see about their skills, but I'm not excited yet.
y'all order more Fates alts



and continuing the recent trend of lotsa fliers and cavs with the new colour daggers.

ehh, I'll shoot for Hinoka I guess, but this ain't really looking like an all-orbs-on-deck priority banner for me though.

funny that Camilla's new alt is a TT freebie this time. feel like usually she'd be in the banner to help draw out the whales.

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Re: [Fire Emblem] Ah Yes, the Three Houses

Post by Falcon Critical » 5 months ago

I'd draw for Hinoka mostly because the anime hotsprings fight with throwing wash buckets is a great trope. Also kinda want Ryoma because I don't have enough half naked men on my roster. My 40 orbs probably won't get me either of them though, so yeah not going deep.

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Post by Bier_Engel » 5 months ago

Weird that they only showed 2 silhouettes for a full banner, then. Also, Fates alts. UGH.

Ryoma- I have a ton of flying spear people, so I don't care.
Sakura- She's only the second flying staff user so far and I don't have Mia, so I'd like her for that and her unique skill. However, why did Intsys think it was a good idea to have 2 little girls in towels after the backlash of Bride Sanaki? Also, why are any of these characters riding mounts in nothing but towels?
Elise- Don't have a red dagger user yet, and probably not a cavalry dagger unit at all if I recall correctly, and she has a new skill too, but yeah, see above.
Hinoka- I don't have a green dagger unit yet, and new skill, but I'm not excited for her. At least she's an adult.
Camilla- I will take any free unit so whatever... I could be mad about her having so many alts, but I also don't actually have any of her alts. (I can't seem to find her art or skills anywhere).