Decided to splurge abit, help me redesigning my new roster?

As per title above, my previous free roll was pretty good but a lot of times, it was pretty underwhelming since I had to force an archetype due to my limited roster. Now this game is good enough for me to splurge a lil, and I have been farming non stop the new event to get the upgrade materials, can I know who should I focus on? Thanks a lot :)

It would really help if we also knew who you’ve raised already since some operators serve similar roles, and if you’ve already raised one, you don’t need another right away (example: Manticore and Ethan). But in a vacuum…

Myrtle if you love yourself - E2 and M6 her for an easy DP-generating life.

Gravel and Red since fast redeploys help you save your other operators’ collective bacon.

Amiya in a long perspective should be E2-ed in time Chapter 8 drops (approx. somewhere between half a year and a year from now).

Ptilopsis for SP generation.

Hoshi E2 for making a nice fine mincemeat out of your enemies with her S3.

Either Shaw or FEater. In any case, you need their skills at level 7 at minimum if you’re past chapter 4 in the story. Same for Cliffheart or Rope (or Snowsant if you have her).

Cuora for being one of the tankiest defenders in the game period.

Astesia is a good arts guard. Not a necessity per se, but really nice to have raised when the need for an arts guard arises.

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Looking mainly at the levels you already have, and it looks like you’re still a good distance from seriously recommending focusing on any E2s just yet. I’d say get these guys around E1:30 with your main team roughly in order:

Ptilopsis first. Looks like you’re in need of an AoE healer, and she does this well along with boosting everyone’s SP generation.
Greythroat makes a good sniper, and looks like she’s probably your strongest long-term (Kroos will probably stay your second sniper for a while)
Projekt Red for assassination deals, especially with spiders
Shaw and Rope to E1:1 so you can get their skills leveled to 7 for better shifting
Astesia for some pretty awesome Arts melee smashing.

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Thank you for your input. If you dont mind me asking noob question, can I know what is m6?

All my main units are just at most level 40 of e1, cause I dont wanna waste too much resources since I have a busy work life, and I cant stand trying to 3 star missions constantly and sacrificing my sleep :confused:

Some units that I am constantly using would be (all at e1)
Hoshiguma
Cuora (secondary tank)
Magallan (to snipe some troublesome units using skill 2)
Gitano ( art aoe)
Kroos
Shirayuki ( mainly for aoe too)
Breeze (secondary healer)
Mryhh
Vigna ( secondary dp generator)
Courier ( dp generator)
Amiya
Ethan ( aoe)

My problem here would be trying to kill enemy earlier or generate fast enough dp to hope i can stand a few strong enemy heavy hitters especially the new limited event where I can only farm tw-4 and thats about it. 2nd Annihilation I am always dead to the samurai guy since their attack outpaced my defence and healing and the combined aoe plus damage is not strong enough to eliminate them quickly.

Here comes my new pull from today. Trying to pull for Angelina since I need some strong AOE art dmg ( I save enough to E2 and max skills or at least to level up some core strong units since I have been farming non stop as I realize I am closer to hitting roadblocks and my deploy timing is getting stricter.)

So I pulled
Hellagur
Greythroat
Ptilopsis ( saved enough to buy her from shop)
Perfumer
Susuroo
Astesia
Projekt Red
Myrtle

Some possible good units but I am not aware of.
Estelle
Momotaru
Franka
Sora (was my first aoe healer before I farmed for breeze)
Usage(my emergency drop to kill troublesome unit)

Judging from the comments, I guess I would focus on
Ptilopsis ( Healing and sp regeneration)
Myrtle ( Dp regeneration)
Asteria ( since I lack art melee dps for tanky hard hitting enemy)
Hoshiguma ( bread and butter tank dps)
Grey throat ( ranged dps)

I am surprised no one tried to say to raise hellagur though.

Hello, thank you for you reply. I am wondering does leveling Shaw/FEater , Cliffheart/Rope would be worthwhile since their skill only benefit the most if I m3 their skills?

Is Hellagur worthwhile since I need a melee dps who can tank a bit. I am already slowing leveling up my Astesia as per your recommendation.

So I double-checked because it appears I misremembered a bit–I thought I remembered skill level 7 decreasing the SP cost, but looks like I was wrong (it does help on the S2s but they won’t be used as often). With that in mind, for the Push specialists you really just want to level them enough to be able to survive two or three hits for now, in case you’re not able to position them so that they won’t take any hits. Later on for Annihilation 3 it’s good to have a well-leveled Push specialist who can survive a beating from the later enemies, saving you the need to swap them out (or at least as early). I had FEater around E1:50 when I first cleared it.

The Pull specialists are a different matter–because at E1 their range extends by 1, and there will be maps that you’ll need that distance. For the most part though, until you’re ready to E2 M3 them, a Puller can sit at E1:1 and will do their job just fine.

As far as Hellagur, he’s one of the units that are “Amazing at E2, takes some playing around with before that.” He can do great damage and can hold some lanes on his own, but until he’s E2’d you have to make sure he’s not taking damaged from ranged enemies or he will just stand there and die while your medics cry in frustration. I’d hold off on leveling him until you have a solid team at least E1:50, but he’s definitely worth leveling down the line.

Edit: Also, I think by M6 she meant to get M3 in both of her skills. Skill 1 is the more often used one, but sometimes the healing from S2 can be handy. (Edit edit: corrected pronoun, sry bout that)

Ah. Yeah, sorry. You can Master 4* and higher operators’ skills after level 7, Mastery gives you an ability to raise every skill by 3 more levels. So, m6 = two skills mastered to the Mastery level 3. M9 = three skills to the Mastery level 3)

Okay, I think I need to revise some of the earlier recommendations seeing that you’re pretty new to the game.

All my main units are just at most level 40 of e1, cause I dont wanna waste too much resources since I have a busy work life, and I cant stand trying to 3 star missions constantly and sacrificing my sleep

That’s quite understandable) And if you struggle to complete a level for 3*, you can see guides on YT. For example, this guy makes amazing guides with low rarity servants, you can look for some strategies)

Also, the general rule with team building in AK goes “You’d better have two of each class raised”: two vanguards, two snipers, two casters, two guards, two defenders, two medics. Extra classes are more situational.

I know that AK can be pretty mind blowing when in comes to figuring out who does what (like, ShiraYuki, in addition to being an AoE sniper, has an arts damage on her second skill).

You should probably raise Vanilla as your secondary normal vanguard. Vigna is nice, but she’s DP-on-kill vanguard and, what’s more important, has block-1. And often you need two block-2 vanguards.
Save raising Myrtle for later then, when your roster is more developed. She’s great, but she needs skills to generate DP, and when she uses skills, she doesn’t block anyone.

Then yes, you do need to raise Ptilopsis, you need a true AoE medic. And probably Perfumer if you can spare resources, because she also heals passively all your operators (it’s a small number, but it’s nice).

You should raise Gummy, she’s a healing defender, and she’ll help your operators.

You need Meteor as a second ST sniper, she also lowers def of enemies with skills.

Hellagur is probably too advanced for you for now, he’s impressive, but he’s better be E2 for stats. He can’t be healed by other operators (tho passive heals from Angelina and Perfumer work on him), he has block-1 (you can see where he can be tricky to use), and yeah, he needs stats to stay alive, kill everything dead, and self-heal. That’s why no-one recommends you to raise him yet)

2nd Annihilation I am always dead to the samurai guy since their attack outpaced my defence and healing and the combined aoe plus damage is not strong enough to eliminate them quickly.

Ah, that’s because avengers hit harder when they have less HP. So you time your operators’ skills to kick in when avengers’ HP hits red zone.

Also, have you looked through the GamePress annihilation guide?

Susuroo is one of the best ST medics with her skill two, except that there’s a penalty using it, and you should time her skill well is you’re planning to use her.

Sora is… weird. I still can’t make her heal my operators enough when medics are banned. She’s mostly used as a buffer for you operators, but I’d say you have to have pretty advanced roster to use her well.

By the way, you also have Lava. She’s a 3*, which means she’s easier to raise. And she deals an OK AoE arts damage if you don’t have many alternatives. She’s easy to use, really beginner-friendly. Gitano needs more investment to perform good.

Also, when you’ll have an opportunity, definitely roll for Eyjafjalla. She is arguably the best caster. She’s technically ST, but moonlights as an AoE, and you can never, NEVER go wrong with a sheep daughteru.

Plus, you have Midnight, as I see. He’s a ranged guard, his range of attacks extends at E1, and he deals arts damage with the skill. Also, can attack aerial targets.

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^this) With a small correction that I’m a she)

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Hello, thank you for you invaluable input. The community is really great so far, even though I cant say for sure for the pull rate HAHA

Yeah, KyoStin has been a life saver but where’s the sense of satisfaction if you don’t clear it by yourself hehe.

I have Hung who is ready to be E1 though, do you recommend him over Gummy?

I was contemplating to raise Meteor too but after reading the review that she needs to be leveled up quite abit in order to out damage Kroos, I put her on hold.

I do look through the guides on how/which to raise potential operators but gameplay wise not that much since my strategy is not that bad? Like I was struggling to clear annihilation 1 during the first week of playing and realized my strategy is the same as KyoStin, only that my operators were slightly underleved or the choice was less optimized.

I am looking out for Eyja which I do not get her at all when I just started playing. ( Rerolled more than 20 times and keep getting Magallan instead :( ) Nearly pulled the trigger for Ifrit but I withheld myself from doing it since she is quite situational?

I am saving for W but looking at your inputs, I guess I should just focus on pulling core units if there is one.

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Thank you for your reply. Ahhh I dint realized bout the range extension if you E1 a push specialist. I have a FEater ready to max her skill but was holding on it since the range is just meh but if the range is increased by 1, then this is another whole new game for me.

Yeah, gathering information from fellow helpful doctors that replied here, I guess I should just keep Hellagur at bay until I get my core teams ready.

The range increase is for pull specialists, not push ones.

ah noted, my bad.

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even though I cant say for sure for the pull rate HAHA

Have you ever tried Fate/Grand Order? Because if you didn’t, you know nothing about bad rates :'D (Please don’t get offended!) FGO is famous for its cruel gacha, so AK, especially in comparison, with its pity system, almost non-existent limited operators, and a certificate shop is one of the most forgiving gachas there is)

but where’s the sense of satisfaction if you don’t clear it by yourself hehe

On the other hand, you can always clear a stage again with YOUR strategy when you have a better developed roster, or a strategy) You can do it once with a guide for a first clear reward and auto-deploy, and then experiment)

I have Hung who is ready to be E1 though, do you recommend him over Gummy?

Ah, you see, Hung’s skills are charged when he’s attacked. So if he isn’t attacked, he won’t heal anyone, and you often use you healing defender in the back as an insurance and one more line of defence.
And Gummy charges her skills per second, meaning she heals your allies all the time and isn’t dependent on enemies to charge her skills. Hung is a nice option, but a bit too advanced for now, I’m afraid.

I was contemplating to raise Meteor too but after reading the review that she needs to be leveled up quite abit in order to out damage Kroos, I put her on hold.

I’m not saying to raise her instead of Kroos, but alongside her. ST snipers are cheaper DP-wise than AoE, and you often need two to complete the stage. So either Meteor or Jessica, but I’m biased towards Meteor since she saved my bacon many times.

Nearly pulled the trigger for Ifrit but I withheld myself from doing it since she is quite situational?

Iffy is great, but yes, due to her range, it’s often challenging to place her right to make the maximum of her abilities. But her 2nd skill is really overpowered. She just fries heavy-armoured mobs, so if there is a need for a caster and a straight line to exploit, Ifrit the Burninator is your girl.

I am saving for W but looking at your inputs, I guess I should just focus on pulling core units if there is one.

No, keep saving for W. W is limited, she’ll return only in two years as far as I understand. All other operators (minus Nian) are in a genera pool and can spook you any time. Also, W’s banner has one of the best utility vanguards Elysium and a really interesting specialist Weedy. Not mentioning that W is a nice AoE sniper to have.
You should save gold certificates and buy operators available from the shop. Also, I don’t think it’s a bad idea for a newish player to do single headhuntings on banners until the guaranteed 5* ot higher appear. You can build quite a roster this way. GamePress main site usually have “Should you pull” articles for each banner, so you can decide whether to spend your tickets and orundums on them or not.

Also, there’s the chat thread.


You can always ask questions there, as someone is bound to be lurking around and be available to help you) AK section isn’t that active, sadly, but this is the most active thread there is, and many people don’t check the rest of the section at all [sigh] So if you have a question, don’t hesitate to ask there as well)

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