Hey all, Noodles here Many of you may know me as one of GP’s resident Ike simps
and having a misleading name. I’ve been saving up F2P orbs for a while in hopes of Ike getting his duo alt… and now, that has happened.
First, a short story because I was bored and wanted to
try to write something interesting:
It was November 2021. The ninja banner had just released, bringing with it Shamir, Igrene, Shinon, Male Corrin, and…
V!Mist meal Female Corrin+Elise.
The duo/harmonic pattern… brought off balance.
It was then that I realized…
…they’re going to do my worst fear for Duo Ike instead of the Blue Summer Duo dream aren’t they?
Meanwhile at IS HQ…
IS boss: “Quick! We need to come up with our Duo Ike! He’s one of the strongest lords in the series and he’s got quite a wide appeal both inside and out of the FE series for being strong and badass! How the hell are we supposed to market his duo alt???”
IS employee: “I have just the thing!”
“BEHOLD!!! MY BABY-INATOR!!!”
IS boss: “gasp oh my god you are a fking genius!!! I need to give you employee of the month!! Using this on him is the absolute best way to bring out his main appeal for his duo alt!! But what weapon should we give him?”
IS employee: “How about another sword, since Ike really doesn’t have enough of those in our game and we need to sell more infantry sword powercreep??”
IS boss: “holy shii forget just employee of the month I’m giving you a full prrromotion!!”
Flash forward to April 2022, and Duo Ike is revealed exactly as I feared, and colorsharing as well. But at least I like Mia and she also has a good B slot he could use
have very mixed feelings about her statline compared to his though.
Also seeing as I had all the Ikes at +10 before, which includes his 4 previous sword alts, this will mark my fifth deep dive into red hell.
In the words of a certain upside-down schemer king… “It may not be what I had hoped for… but it’s time to move forward, right?”
So here we are.
Stash on trailer night/chain challenge grind
The night of the reveal, this was my stash:
Then on Tuesday, I grinded the remainder of the Chain Challenges/Squad Assaults I had left (everything Book 4 Chapter 7 onward, including paralogues released after then).
Here’s the Before amount:
And the After amount:
Had a total of 242 orbs sitting in the bank for this moment
And now, the final stash before diving in (this is the last orb picture I swear):
Without further ado, the results of going to the very depths of Red Hell and back to pick up some toddlers from Thórr’s daycare:
Red Hell Deep Dive Number Five (Notable Moments, also LONG warning)
First things first, we need to pull our inner Mr.Krabs and set up a summoning circle
@_Help_Me I blame you for this
And now we can let the summoning truly begin Orbs, it was nice knowing you, but this was the main cause I had saved you for.
This was a long summoning session that lasted almost 3 hours, so I’ll try to keep it to only the most notable moments instead of posting every screenshot of a 5* (there were a ton). There will be a list of every 5* I pulled later in this post.
Off to a good start with second summon Baby Soren
I blame Seiken’s presence in our Discord VC for this 4* Special Edelgard (We had a few GP members watching a stream on Sugar’s Discord server, including Sugar herself, Reality, Seiken, Almond, and NPCLucario and it was pretty fun )
The first few copies of the hungry toddler and some Atk/Def Menace food I was looking for
And up next the spark, who other than the baby boy himself?
The second copy came soon after:
After this began a long stretch of pain…
178 pulls with no Ikes
But that stretch of pain also brought us…
And one pull afterward…
HE FINALLY CAME HOME AND NOW I HAVE ALL THE EPHRAIMS
Back-to-back Greg Chun braves
But yeah in that 178 pulls of pain with no toddler Ikes, there were 5 Baby Mias
Until on roll 243, the baby boy finally returned
Pulls 257, 276, 299, and 315 brought more baby boys before Mia came back on pull 329
A very welcome off-focus since I hadn’t pulled any ascendants, so I was stuck with the free floret until now.
Then after this, another baby boy on pull 367
Then came 4 Baby Mias in quick succession (bringing the total to 10 Mias)
Then a drought of focus units for a short bit, but during that drought, Luc changed his IGN to “Luck 4 nyoom” (without my knowledge lmao) and something wack happened
4 5* back-to-back, and one of them was Ronan, who I have been looking for for so long to give Swift Stance 3 to L!Ike?
And then 5 rolls later…
B!Dimitri pops up, and he’s one of my merge projects so I’m super pumped about that. Will finish him later this month and having one less copy to pull is always nice
A short while later, Seiken had to leave the VC, and just after he did…
Enough Mias to +10 At this point I was at just 3 Ikes left…
Fortunately another Ike popped up 4 pulls later!
2 left at this point and we’re 444 pulls deep
Another Mia popped up on roll 459
What a large-chested circle
Pull 501, thank Naga, there’s only one left
And then 12 rolls later, the final Ike appeared, thus ending the Deep Dive into Red Hell
Thank goodness it was all over
Started with 4,663 orbs, and ended with 2,340, so I spent 2,323. Almost about as much as V!Ike took me back when he released
By pull number:
2: Baby Soren (+HP -def)
10: Edelgard (neutral)
29: Drunk F!Morgan (-atk +res)
35: Catherine (+spd -def)
41 (Spark): Duo Ike (neutral)
65: Duo Ike (-atk +def)
73: Baby Mia (+Atk -Spd)
82: 5* Baby Ilyana (+atk -spd)
84: Baby Mia (-Atk +res)
107: Charlotte (+HP -Def)
115: 5* Baby Ilyana (-def +res)
124: Nah (+HP -Spd)
127: Osian (+HP -Res)
135: Shamir (+Atk -Spd)
157: 5* Baby Ilyana (-Spd +res)
166: M!Kris (-Def +res)
169: Lysithea (+Spd -res)
177: B!Ike (+Atk -spd)
178: B!Ephraim (-Spd +res)
181: 5* Baby Ilyana (-atk +def)
187: Baby Mia (-HP +Spd)
201: Lyn (+atk -res)
224: Baby Mia (+HP -Spd)
230: Drunk M!Morgan (+Spd -res)
232: Baby Mia (+atk -res)
239: Lene (+HP -Spd)
240: Larcei (-Spd +res)
242: Galzus (-Atk +def)
243: Duo Ike (+HP -Spd)
257: Duo Ike (+HP -Atk)
260: Luke (-HP +Res)
276: Duo Ike (-HP +Atk)
299: Duo Ike (-Spd +Def)
310: Ayra (-Spd +Res)
315: Duo Ike (+spd -res)
329: Baby Mia (-HP +res)
332: Lilith (-Atk +Def)
351: A!Mareeta (-Spd +Def)
358: Baby Tiki (+spd -res)
367: Duo Ike (-HP +Def)
372: Melady (+def -res)
373: Baby Mia (-atk +res)
379: Mareeta (-atk +res)
380: Celica (+atk -res)
386: Baby Mia (+HP -def)
389: Flier Olivia (-Spd +res)
391: Baby Mia (-HP +Def)
394: Baby Mia (-atk +res)
408: Phina (-HP +def)
421: Lysithea (+HP -res)
422: Catherine (-HP +res)
423: Ronan (+atk -spd)
424: Karla (+Atk -res)
429: B!Dimitri (+HP -Def)
434: Malice (+HP -def)
440: Baby Mia (+Spd -Def) (the 11th copy)
444: Duo Ike (-Def +Res)
459: Baby Mia (+Spd -HP)
462: Brave Marth (+Atk -res)
469: Flier Olivia (+Spd -res)
475: B!Lysithea (-Spd +Def)
479: Shannan (-HP +def)
480: A!Camilla (+Atk -Spd)
492: Ingrid (-HP +def)
501: Duo Ike (-Def +res)
506: Sigurd (+HP -res)
513: Duo Ike (-atk +def)
Orbs spent: 2,323
And now for the war criminal himself:
Still in the process of having him learn all the skills I gave him, might give him Spurn from B!Marth at some point, and maybe a Menace but I have little fodder for it. But he still hits like a truck
As for Mia, I don’t feel like leveling her now but once I do I’ll show her here if you all are interested
And with that, I can still say I have all the Ikes at +10 again
But man red hell sucks and that session was pain
IS if you release another Ike can you please be creative and not make him red and colorsharing?
Extras For Fun
Also when you level him up or give DFs, Mist is so small that she gets obscured by the levelup box lmao
Think that’s about it. While the duo Ike we got wasn’t what I wanted him to be at all and summoning for him was 2,323 orbs of pure hell, he’s still cute and fun to play around with.
now to save for the next, hopefully blue, Ike in like 2024 or something lmao
I’ll be back a few times later this month to dive into blue hell two separate times to finish my B!Hector and B!Dimitri merges, so be on the lookout for that if you’re interested.
I’d like to thank the orb thread for saving along with me and for being fun to hang around with, you guys rock And if you read this far, I also thank you. Hope you all have a great day!