Okay, finally running out of servants I can exploit for bond sq before skadi’s return… Time to test sieg with upgraded paracelsus in looping strategies!
And with 4 new archers, what better place than archer / caster ember forest?
one with consistent enemy classes and hp, that’s what
Since the hp levels are so low in embers, I opted to see how it would work with Artic MC (working on lvl6 before Gilfest just in case I can work out a comp with it not plugsuit) rather than Mages, Ether, 2004 or plugsuit.
Looping support: Tamamono, Bride, and paracelsus, all will bond CE’s available, all max skills, all upgrades completed. I did combinations of tama(bond) with paracelsus with and without bond, the bride (bond) with paracelsus with and without bond
partly because paracelsus obtained bond during testing
The Looper: Sieg, 10/9/10 with lvl20 kscope. Battery skill always used T1, and with no other battery, if 100% refund failed, Paracelsus was my backup.
I feel like I should have taken notes of which enemies were present vs which buffs… Because the class based refund definitely makes a BIG difference.
*Tamamono art’s up refunds more np than Bride’s gain/charisma combo. When Tamamono was there it was always easier to refund further when zerker, archer dominated over caster trees.
*paracelsus bond CE made a noticeable improvement, but with too many zerkers a 1 time buff still required on sieg to ensure full refund
*sieg’s 1 turn arts helps refund a lot more than artic buff at level 5, trouble is deciding if w1 warrants the need or save for w2 since you don’t have enemy spawn clairvoyance. Too often I would use on W1 and over refund, then face mostly archers/zerkers w2 and miss refund by 10-30% depending on setup leaving paracelsus to settle w3
Looping embers would probably be cakewalk with any of the usual looping MC (or just having mlb kscope).
*Mages so I can save sieg’s 30% battery for later
*ether would cover small np shortfalls and give greater gain for next loop. 10% or less shortfall usually occurred with tama/para bond ce combo vs bride
*2004 has 2 ways to improve looping with the np strength and gain up skills, combined with sieg’s arts up lots more flexibility
*plugsuit, adding bride or support Tamamono buffs on top of the existing, yeah, that would cover it. Not sure which bond ce to forgo by plugsuit to the back, bride/tama (15% arts) or paracelsus (10% arts&np strength)?