DLNarshen

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  1. New summoning banner: Doorway to Destiny

    Goodbye Lewyn, please come back again when I'm ready for you. =(
  2. [Datamine] New GHB: Garon, King of Nohr

    I couldn't remember off-hand, hence having to dig up the script again (Finding the script for this game is surprisingly annoying compared to other games, both English and Japanese), but it seems Garon speaks normally even in his dragon form: 何度やっても結果は同じ…▼ お前たちは… わしに負けるためにこの道を選んだ…▼ ここで死ぬのが… 運命なのだ…▼ (Conquest final boss spoilers)
  3. [Datamine] New GHB: Garon, King of Nohr

    In Japanese, writers can make the stylistic choice of making a character speak in all katakana or a katakana/kanji hybrid. Normally katakana is reserved for foreign words, names, or for emphasis, and using it almost exclusively has the effect of indicating that the speaker is not all-together human, or maybe they're possessed. Many final bosses in the FE series speak this way. All-caps is one way to translate that, I guess. Personally I think it looks goofy. Figured this one would be pretty easy given how clustered the enemies are. Green unit with TA? Oscar doesn't care. I'm a bit disappointed they didn't play End of All here. Even reusing Takumi's Land version would have been more appropriate than the generic Fates music they used.
  4. For some reason it never registered in my brain that the whole 170 thing would be referenced in the skill description for the new Duel skills. That's going to be really confusing for the casual audience, and even the not-so-casuals who may not take arena seriously.
  5. Official Pull Topic

    @daisy jane Bummer about having to spend the money, but nice to see you got him! It's taking every fiber of my being to avoid spending orbs on that banner. The characters, the map music it introduced -- it all stokes my FE nostalgia in a way few other banners have. Got to remain strong for my F!Grima project...
  6. Absolutely. I have 3* copies of Fir and Gaius with subpar natures I've never foddered or turned to books simply because they were from my first summoning session ever. I have a +Def/-Res Tiki as a base to my +10 despite having pulled -Spd variants for the same reason -- not only first session, but first summon ever. Some units I have I associate with certain milestones or events and thus won't fodder them, like a 4* Kagero who was instrumental in clearing F!Robin's GHB the first time it ran. Other seemingly useless units like 4* -Atk Jeorge are kept around solely for the good memories I had using them during the game's first few weeks. Needless to say, I have a hard time overcoming sentimentality. =(
  7. Not really sure how I should be reacting to these new A-skills. On one hand they allow for a bit more diversity in one's arena core by letting infantry and fliers score just as well as some armors at the expense of a more practical skill. On the other I don't think it really matters since competitive arena cores have been reduced to nothing more than stat sticks and support bots. It seems like they're doubling down on the BST+Skill cost scoring system unfortunately. Also, what' the point of making them so restrictive besides blatant cash-grabbing? The way they're set up now, they can potentially sell the same skill 12 times, and that's just assuming they don't make an Armor variant some day. Stupid.
  8. [Datamine] New GHB: Garon, King of Nohr

    I'm strangely excited for this. I never liked Garon as a character, but I'm really curious to see what they'll do with him in this game.
  9. Thanks! He'll be getting a well-deserved rest this cycle.
  10. Season 84 Results: Score: 3,786 Defense: 614 Rank: Great Summoner --> Great Summoner (!) A well-timed Narcian bonus cycle, having him land every kill, and fishing for exclusively 744+ scores allows me to actually to stay in the Great Summoner tier! I had initially scored something in the ball park of 3,77x, but this week was even more competitive than I was anticipating. I can now rest easy going back and forth between tiers for the foreseeable future. I recorded my arena run this time, if anyone's interested in watching Narcian go on a tear against some of the toughest foes the 740+ arena meta has to offer. Arena Assault: Previous Season Results:
  11. New summoning banner: Doorway to Destiny

    Man, if I wasn't so invested in my F!Grima project I would absolutely go for Lewyn. With a tome and skills like those, no doubt he'll be featured in future banners, so no rush I guess. Good to hear that Ethlyn's a staff user. More potential Dazzlers are always welcome in my barracks.
  12. The closest comparison to Julius is Summer Leo, who has -1 Hp and -3 Atk, but otherwise an identical stat line, color, and movement type. Hell, they even both come with Atk Ploy in their base kits. Summer Leo wasn't considered a worthwhile unit even when he was released more than a year ago, but is still arguably better than Julius thanks to IVs and better merge potential. Not every unit has to be good or have some serviceable niche in the arena meta, but you would think they could have done just a little better for who was lore-wise one of the most omnipotent threats in the entire series.
  13. Season 83 Results: Score: 3,742 Defense: 614 Rank: Tier 20 --> Great Summoner For his bonus week cycle, Narcian gets his summoner support back, as well as a brand new toy -- Slaying Hammer. Normally Narcian does not have to contend with anything he doesn't have the advantage over, but with the new bonus-kill system he needs something a little extra. With Goad, Drive Spd, and ally support from Shanna, he can even double and kill Zelgius. Naturally, the myriad of other armors found at my score range fall with relative ease. The real troublemaker was Tiki -- both the adult and young summer seasonal. Presumably the regular young version as well, but I never encountered her. With all the buffs Narcian receives it's doable, and Renewal comes in handy. Thankfully red units were not too prevalent for me this week, allowing Narcian to get 20/20 kills. Whether my score will be enough to stay in GS next week or not, I aim to repeat the feat. Arena Assault: Rank: 3,175 My first run failed in the 7th match when I mistakenly assumed my Axebreaker Alfonse could deal with a Bold Fighter L!Hector on the counter. Guess not. Previous Season Results:
  14. How many 5 star units do you have?

    September 2018 update: 120 in the barracks, 97 foddered or merged away.
  15. Official Pull Topic

    @mcsilas Hey, that's the same Nanna I use. You can't go wrong with any of the mounted healers, and Nanna can shine even with just a little investment. Still, bummer about her breaking your pity rate. >< @mampfoid Man, I thought for sure you'd finally get lucky on this banner with F!Grima. =/ On the bright side, it looks like she'll get two more reruns before a new colorless legendary is introduced, so we still got chances. Here's the results of my roughly 300 orbs-worth of summoning legendary banner, in my ever continuing quest for more F!Grima and Nanna merges:
  16. @mampfoid You sure didn't waste any time incorporating that shiny new Celica into a 1-turn clear, and with Alm too! Celica needing three attacks to kill a green armor with an Armorslayer is a testament to the absurdity of this map. As expected, I needed to whip out a more conventional team to stand a chance here. Obscene player-phase power, insurmountable enemy-phase tankiness, Movement suppression via Gravity, and dancing -- all of it has to come together to make some magic happen here. Special shout-outs to the enemy healer. She ultimately made this clear possible.
  17. Legendary hero battle: Marth

    Fun fact: I was never able to clear L!Grima's Infernal map the first time around with my usual team -- I had to swap in Genny simply because my units could not keep up without healing support. Falcon Knights in FE4 can canonically use staves, so perhaps there's a chance in the next banner. I have a summer Corrin built up, but I found a less painful solution: I don't know what I'd do without Gravity. Congrats on your own clear! One-turns almost seem ideal for this mode, if only to avoid the reinforcements.
  18. Legendary hero battle: Marth

    Infernal has been cleared with my usual team. Narcian gets a new toy to play with this time around, and let's just say the Marth engagement was a little bit too close for comfort. I haven't tried Abyssal yet, but seeing as how we just squeaked by here, I may need to try something a bit different.
  19. Season 82 Results: Score: 3,681 Defense: 612 Rank: Great Summoner --> Tier 20 There was zero chance that I was holding on to Great Summoner this week, so I took it easy and let my crests start building up again. Wasn't fighting for points this time, so Narcian gets back in on the action, along with a movement assist and Iote's Shield to counter all the L!Lucina running around. You might notice his stats are lower than usual -- I'm using him as part of this week's RD feather grinding strat, and even with an Emerald Axe and LaD2 equipped the enemy Ike still can't knock him into WoM2 range if he has summoner support. Naturally, he'll be getting it back soon for this upcoming bonus-unit cycle. He's not usually one to get kills against any non-blue unit, but I have some ideas for how I can make it work. >=) Arena Assault: Rank: 3,492 Nearly every participant had an appropriate blessing just like last week, but the game didn't see fit to give me high rolls. Previous Season Results:
  20. @mampfoid If your goal is simply to achieve Great Summoner, you should be on the right track with what you have now. Like LordFrigid mentioned, there are still some measures you can take to optimize scoring, but that comes at the cost of some reliability. Fliers' chief advantage over other movement types is their unhindered movement that render some of the usual problem maps trivial. Duel Rallies undercut that advantage somewhat. Thankfully, I don't think you'll have to this much. I believe that once the dust settles over the next few weeks, Great Summoner is going to be more or less the new Tier 20. Easy to get into with a highly merged team, hard to stay. Even now, all the folks who took up the top spots of the old tier 20 are now permanent fixtures in GS, and the number of those players are going to grow. That means all the 19.5 players who were normally scored out of tier 20 are now competing with a lot more players from the lower tiers instead. Teams not overly optimized for score will stand a better chance of moving to GS as time goes on.
  21. Official Pull Topic

    @mampfoid Very cool Celica. If IS insists on sticking the GHB/BHB/LHB enemies as far back as possible it might be difficult to implement her in your usual clears, but I look forward to seeing her in action nonetheless. :)
  22. I still can't get over how ugly the border around DB4 looks. A big, bold yellow makes it pop out, and not in a good way -- like some cheap edit done in Paint. Similar to how they've tweaked the colors behind the assist skill on the status screen, I hope a future update subdues the color the color a bit, or better yet changes it entirely.
  23. Tier 4 Skills

    The only way I'll be ok with it is if these tier 4 skills are not actually inheritable, but rather upgrades to the tier 3 versions using in-game currency like stones, coins, medals, etc. Otherwise it just seems silly.
  24. Season 81 Results: Score: 3,720 Defense: 606 Rank: Tier 20 --> Great Summoner I got to say, I wasn't expecting to be among the first group to promote to the new tier. Thank goodness for the Lucina pity breaker on the last legendary banner! She proved to be quite the force, ultimately landing 16/20 kills. One clean sweep, and then every other match had a strong green armor that proved impossible to take out safely. Caeda's Wing Sword works against me here, as she can't be used to weaken any of them. Like last week, Nowi was public enemy number one. Arena Assault: Rank: 2,301 After some pretty miserable fails early on in the week, I collected my bearings and managed to obtain my highest AA score yet, breaking through the 5,200 mark. I finally gave F!Robin the high scoring skills she needed to score better than Narcian, which doubly served to make him available to counter all the L!Lucinas running amok. Aside from the first match, every character used had the appropriate blessing. Previous Season Results:
  25. Bound Hero Battle: Micaiah & Sothe

    @mampfoid Nice work! This map certainly looked a lot more challenging than it winded up being. Congrats on the Cordelia as well! Now you can get even more Galeforce fodder. x)