In July 2022, I readied my Orbs for my highly anticipated 8% banner: a red trio of L-Nanna (my merge project at the time), Plumeria (someone I didn’t mind merges for) and Ascended Mareeta (who would grant me a Floret and Vital Astra fodder). I had hoped to get a bunch of Nannas and Plumerias and a few copies of Vital Astra to throw around.
What I didn’t expect was getting six copies of Mareeta. Vital Astra has fairly strict inherentance restrictions and I didn’t need that much of it, as few of my units could make good use of it, so I kept the +Spd copy, foddered one to my Rutger and shelved the rest for when I thought of good VA candidates
Fast forward one month and thr CYL banner comes around, and while pulling full reels for potential fodder guess who spooks me? Ascended Mareeta.
At this point I’m both stunned AND laughing. What did I do to attract this lady’s attention? I decided to merge the flaw out of mine, because I still have 4 manuals at this point.
And then we got Godlike Reflexes and Atk/Spd Finish in the following months.
I was thinking “You know, I’m getting to the point where it’s actually worth merging all these manuals; I haven’t used any of them because modern melee infantry hate my guts”. So I grabbed the Finish since I was close to spark after a bad stint pulling for H-Naga, merged all but one of my manuals into her (I’M STILL WAITING FOR SWORD FELIX IS), and started planning for a Flame Lyn rerun for GLR and future A-Mareeta banners.
And IS kindly provided both through an Ascended banner in December, the AHR banner in January, and now a Hero Fest with A-Mareeta. And now, at last…
I’m still Hero Merit farming Lyn so she doesn’t have GLR yet, and I’m waiting for a better time to pull the newly released Time’s Pulse 4 and a T4 DR skill (ideally Velocity 4) but otherwise she is done. I never thought I would end up with a +10 Ascended unit, but life is funny that way.