One of my irregular forays into the strategy section.
What’s the forum’s opinion on the character guides that have come out recently?
Because I have some pretty severe criticisms about the guides for the spring banner.
Narcian and Est guides are late, and the Est guide has especially little in the way of excuses because what are you going to do with her other than mirror impact + mystic boost or all-in glass cannon builds?
Bartre: first of all, disappointing that they didn’t include steady breath + spiral + ignis because it’s a pretty solid answer to the spd inflation in swords that have variations of null follow-up and it’s pretty good against sturdy impact and other forced undoubles while still being able to blow up bold fighters before the enemy’s ignis comes in.
But when they’re going for a spiral + bonfire build, shouldn’t they at least execute it correctly? Sturdy impact should be the default choice, not death blow, because sturdy impact hits for more damage. Plus, they should have gone for the def refine because it produces as much damage on the bonfire as an atk refine while also providing defensive benefits. And they should almost certainly have gone for the brave sword, because 61-67 atk is certainly enough to make you forget that a brave sword has 8mt.
On their budget tank build, why is the A-slot a stance and the seal a bond? On enemy phase with this kind of unit you go double bond if you use any bond, otherwise you take all stances for independence. Atk/def bond is grail-available. Plus, there should be a suggestion for a spd bond (probably spd/def bond seal) to get his spd up into the 30s to natural double slow units once he uses up his QR on some fast unit that doubles and specials him. This kind of statline with such high atk is good for fighting other slow units.
Also, not saying they should have recommended this, but I figure it’s probably a good idea to have an extra anti-Surtr for AA and this one will kill any Surtr even if the bastard is on a defense tile
And what’s this about Fir’s bulk being too weak? The build below works on +spd or on +def, and it might even work on heavy blade galeforce with merges. It does depend on flier buffs to get her spd up when it’s insufficient, but that’s what flier mobility is for. And it works even without merges.
The only page I’m not really criticizing is dracoduo, and that unit kind of builds itself.