what Free summon five star would benefit me the most?
Assuming you don’t have a favorite character on either banner, Camilla > Micaiah >>> Eliwood > Alm and Edelgard > Dimitri > Claude > Lysithea. But aside from Eliwood and Alm being mediocre, you can’t go wrong.
I guess some questions I have are Is it hard to pull 5 stars?
The average cost of a 5* is around 75 orbs on a standard 6% banner (A little lower if you pull full circles, and a little higher if you snipe specific colors). For reference, a diligent player can collect roughly 300 f2p orbs each month.
What do I to with multiple of the same character?
Check their IVs (the game calls them asset and flaw), keep the copy with the better IVs (crash course on good IVs: +Atk on anyone, +Spd on fast units, +Def/Res on tanks), and turn the other into a combat manual. Once you’re more familiar with which skills are good on which heroes you can decide if you want to use them as skill inheritance fodder or merge them into the copy you keep.
Is the game PvE Only or is there PvP?
There are some pseudo-PVP modes where you set up a defense team, and the AI will control them as other players challenge you. There are also some modes where the highest scorers get bonus rewards, but it’s usually just a few extra feathers. Most modes are PVE.
When Pulling for characters should I go Favs > Meta or are there meta characters that could make my life easier
Favs > Meta, if anything just because it makes the game more satisfying to play.
are the any Banners I should be pulling on Right Now/ Saving for any upcoming ones?
I would recommend saving for favorites, but it’s ultimately a decision you’ll have to make for yourself.
I saw there Are 3 banners right now with boosted rates.Are they worth pulling on?
All the heroes are reasonably strong, and even if you don’t like them, they’ve got great fodder you can give to your favorites (Shinon especially). If you don’t have any other targets, now is a very good time to pull.
Don’t worry too much about Arena or AR scoring when you’re new. Just do what you can for now. Once you have more resources, and if you don’t hate those modes too much to bother with them as many of us do, you can build a scoring team.
For upgrading Sacred Seals, prioritize Heavy Blade, Flashing Blade, Mystic Boost, Quick Riposte, Bonds, Solos, and the upcoming Steady Breath.
At some point you will run into Fallen Edelgard, who is quite possibly the single most busted unit in the history of the game. If you want to save yourself a lot of trouble, there are a few units that can reliably counter her on a f2p budget without running an insanely overspecialized build, so I’d recommend working on one of them.