Recommended Farming starters for newbs (NA)
This is a suggestions for all newbies and by no means comprehensive. As we head into summer, with so many events and content being released regularly in FGO it can be daunting. This is a guide from my experience on how to get yourself a farming squad as quickly as possible in order to give yourself the best “bang for buck” during events and get as many rewards as possible from events as well as doing double duty in chaldea gate. Events are the best way to gather ascension materials, qp occasionally very strong 4* servants and Craft essences. Having 2-3 of these servants ready to go will go a long way to your success.
This guide is intended mainly for events that have a requirement of – Clear Fuyuki. Events with higher requirements that require the Clear Solomon or higher are not newbie friendly events.
The suggestions are based on a few criteria
-All ascension materials for servants must be available before the 1st difficulty spike in the game Camelot.
-As this is for more event farming and chaldea dailies AOE will be prioritized
-Servants that have a strengthening/interlude prior to Camelot
-Unit Cost can be an issue for newer players so 1-3* are prioritized. Especially when event bonus CE’s come into play.
-Skill levels – the lower the investment the better but level 6 skills shouldn’t be too difficult
-I am assuming the maximum starting charge Craft essence a new player has is either a couple of Max Limit Break Dragon’s Meridian (FP Gacha) or 1 or 2 4* Imaginary element or a combination of these 2.
-Servants with NP Battery skills or some way to charge their np are higher priority.
Not necessary for 1-3*s use a support aoe assassin or aoe Berserker
Spartacus lvl60 – (1/6/1 skills). IMO probably the most important and easy farming unit to get for new players. Gets his NP battery very early. Easy to NP5 from FP gacha. Approx 150 gold exp cards required. All materials are available from singularities from London to Fuyuki. Level his 3rd skill if you have spare resources
A note about berserkers: A lot of newer players underestimate the value of Berserkers, expecting them to sustain and survive for long periods of time. While there are bersekers that can do this berserkers are important in farming because they have class advantage over everything except 1 class. Getting them to fire off an np ASAP makes it easier so Dragon’s Meridian or better is very important to them. In the context of farming you will commonly come up against waves of enemies of mixed classes. Eg 2 archers 1 lancer. Sabers won’t do the job unless the archers are very low hp, an archer won’t do the job unless the lancer is very low hp. That’s where a berserker comes in
Shakespeare lvl65 (1/1/1skills) is fine. The ability to charge either his own np gauge by 20% or a party member is extremely useful. At even 1/1/1 skills he provides good support to buster servants. Easy to NP5 from FP gacha. Approx 150 gold exp cards required. Having a np that does some damage can also help deal with trash waves. Level his 1st skill if you have spare resources
A Note on Hans: Hans is undoubtedly one of the best servants in this game However the focus of this guide is to enable new players to farm event nodes and which Hans is less suited to.
Medusa NP5 level70 (1/1/1 is fine)
As a 3* rider she is the most expensive unit on this list – approx 200 exp cards required. You will need to max ascend her before you get access to her 3rd skill a 20% np charge but worth the investment as she will be seeing a lot of duty. Level 2nd skill if possible
Arash Np5 lvl60(1/1/6)
regarded as one of the top farming units as his np hits ridiculously hard for a 1*. A lot of new players think because he dies for the np damage output that it is a big problem. This is actually a good thing. See the link at the for an effective demonstration. It means you can position someone else in the backrow who has an np ready to go. The drawback is he does not get his full damage potential until you complete Camelot. But still generally good enough. Only important skill here is his 3rd so get it as high as possible if you have spare resources.
A note about Euryale: while strictly not a farmer she is important to have. Especially heading into Camelot
See example of basic 3 turn farming concepts (not my video and an old video and could be done faster but it’s the basic idea)
As for Lancer and Saber I will not really recommend any here as the choices are limited
There is only 1 3* aoe saber in game – Fergus
And there are 2 1-3* aoe lancers - Romulus and Hector take your pick roughly about the same
-Do the quest to get Mages Association uniform Mystic code ASAP
-Make friends with anyone who has Waver, Merlin, Helena (all casters)or Ozymandias (rider) as they have the all important Party Np charge skill
-roll the Friend point gacha daily - the most important craft essence is Dragon’s meridian. Try to Max limit break this asap.
-Squad composition doesn’t matter as much in most farming situations – it’s just getting the noble phantasms off that matter
-Events will obviously have boss battles however most of them are easy enough
-Check these forums when events are running - there will usually be budget farming comps posted within a few hours. (They will almost all involve Arash or Spartacus if not both HINT HINT)
-Do not bother with 30 ap or lower Ember gathering. 40ap only as soon as you are able to. Use a support servant preferably Jeanne or Hercules while you are getting your squad set up to appropriate levels
This was an old guide I wrote up a long time ago and I believe you need about 2-3 weeks time to get a farming squad up ready for events from experience. As someone who runs 2 accounts, 1x f2p, one whale account, everything I’ve recommended here I have done myself and tested. I started the f2p account during the original saber wars event in Jan 2018. It cleared shop of the original KnK event in that ran a month later using these servants and supports where necessary.