I just wanted to put this out there since I know there are dozens of you who refuse to participate in SD for one reason or another.
I totally get it, it encourages absolute cancer, it’s rude, it’s near impossible for F2P or casual players, etc. I totally understand. But as someone who has a very large barracks of +10 units and such, I’ll admit unrestricted is getting absolutely freaking ridiculous. So I just want to share some info with you.
Book 3 prior favor battles are by far the easiest way to get started in SD. There’s a significantly more diverse range of teams that people use. There’s a very predictable set of moves and units people tend to use. And best of all… There’s no Chrobin/Yuri/DuoCat/Eitri!
Check out @RafaSebas’ tier lists for a little more info on what you can expect going into book 3. But take my word, as long as you play smart, it can be very easy and even enjoyable to an extent.
Fair warning though: load times are long. Average time to match up with someone outside peak hours is 120s. And also fair warning: there’s only 4 users who will give you a hard time: Church, Kedryl, Aril, and… Well… myself.
So if some of you have been avoiding the mode altogether but find yourself wanting to reap some of those DF or grail rewards… Give book 3 a try. And ask any questions you’d like (serious or otherwise) and I’ll try to help you as best I can ease into it… Like a latex gimpsuit.