Today’s hunting quest is a lot easier than yesterday’s because it’s time to shine for the casters. Not only are great supports like Merlin and Waver a lot more viable, but F2P casters in general have better movesets than their assassin counterparts (barring a certain ‘cool’ servant). On top of that, the enemies are the same dolls across the board, only real difference being in HP totals (the ‘boss’ doll has 200k HP). You have a lot of breathing room today to try different things, but here’s what I’m going to recommend.
Support, as always, can be Waver or Merlin. It depends on who you make up for your team, but ultimately both are fantastic. Since you’ll be fighting 3 waves of 3 with roughly the same health pools (save for the boss), you’ll want to go AOE for this. Babbage fits this role exceptionally well (and to a much lesser extent, Caster Cu). Avicebron does too, but he doesn’t technically qualify for the F2P ruleset since he’s only available in the General Summoning Pool and not the Friend Point Pool. The best thing Babbage has going for him, though, is his synergy with Merlin due to his Buster AOE and two Buster cards, allowing him to get the most out of Merlin’s support and Buster Brave chain under the right conditions. The only issue is that you need to get him to Wave 3 to be truly effective. For Waves 1-2, you’ll need some muscle to clear the way due to Babbage’s lackluster facecard damage. A berserker might be the way, but they are ultimately more vulnerable to dying than the casters. With that in mind, it’s probably best to keep Spartacus in your party due to his sheer survivability; if he gets close to death, activate his guts and heal over time, or even his NP if you have it charged all the way. His attack isn’t great either (in fact he has the lowest attack stat in the game), but it’s remedied by his 1.1 berserker modifier and Madness Enhancement EX card (which increases his buster card effectiveness by an impressive 12%). Even if his attacks won’t do much damage, it will be just enough. Lastly, equip the combat suit MC and have Medea in reserves with either a very miniscule battery CE or her Rapid Words of the Divine leveled to at least 4. Once you get to Wave 3, switch out Spartacus (or whatever damage dealer you have selected) and bring out Medea. After that, target the boss doll, activate Rapid Words to get her to NP, buff her and Babbage and then go to town. While Babbage knocks out the remaining dolls, Medea will focus on the main boss. While her damage isn’t spectacular for a ST NP, it more than makes up for it with its spammability from Arts chains and her fantastic NP gain. On top of that, it’s great for its second effect of buff removal. With these dolls constantly casting evade, it can cut farming down pretty good.
There is also an alternative to Spartacus if you want to go with a safer, yet slower, route; Hans Christian Anderson. Hans functions mostly as a budget Waver, giving his allies many great buffs; critical damage increase and stargen from his skills, and attack up, defense up, stargen up and heal per turn from his NP. He is also very Arts friendly due to his 3 Arts card deck and Arts NP, so he can help bring up Babbage’s NP gauge through Arts chains. The only major downside to Hans is that he’s solely good as a support with his lower than average damage (which is even lower than Babbage’s). It can be alleviated with his NP, but it also has one big catch; the attack up, defense up and star rate up only have a 60% chance to activate for each at NP1, all the way up to 80% each at NP5. That’s why, if you do go with this option, I suggest you don’t solely rely on those bonuses if you use this strategy for success; just look at them as bonuses you can occasionally get.
Well, that’s all I can type at 2 in the morning. Hope this helps.