Written by Hastur#1312 (and proofread by cataclysmical#2221).
Clear Chapter 1 and tap Mama 100 times. This will give you enough Gems for your first few summons, and if you’re happy with them, continue. What exactly that means differs depending on current banners and how willing you are to spend time on this process.
Alternatively, you can clear only the Prologue before deciding whether to reroll or not.
Yes! Unless the main weapon is of the character’s preferred weapon type, they won’t be able to perform chain attacks.
Additionally, if a Main or Subweapon isn’t of the preferred type, it provides reduced stats (it still provides its full passive).
It’s difficult to say which character you should pull for and which you should skip, but here are some things to remember:
Is the character strong? Obviously, if the character is good, they are generally worth pulling for, and if they’re bad, they’re generally not worth pulling for. Check out our Tier Lists for more info
Do you already have a stronger costume of this character? You can only use one costume of each character per deck. That means you can’t for example put Celebratory Hunter and Bloody Hunter in the same deck, because they are both Gayle. So if you already have a stronger costume of the character, you will never end up using them and you probably shouldn’t pull for them. This includes characters that you are currently trying to get the EX version of
Do you already have a weaker costume of this character? This also works the other way around. Consider whether the upgrade to the character is worth the gems. For example, Bloody Hunter is stronger than Abstract Hunter, but unless you have a lot of gems to spare, you will probably be fine with Abstract Hunter.
Is the weapon good? Sometimes, even though you might not want to pull for a character, their weapon is so strong that it’s still worth it to get them
Is the character event-limited? Many characters will join the generic pool once their banners end. The ones that don’t are significantly more valuable to pull for.
Do you like them? At the end of the day, this is the most important one. Even if a character is bad, you already have a stronger costume of this character, their weapon is bad, and they will join the generic pool after their banner, but you also really love their design, go for it. We’re playing this game to have fun after all :)
Generally speaking, it’s more important to get a character that is about as strong or stronger than the character you would get duplicates of, because you can then ascend them with generic handbooks and ascend their weapons with black pearls. Some characters and their weapons are too weak to bother with, in which case you should go for ascensions instead. The first ascension is the most important one, as it unlocks the second passive ability, the last ascension is the second most important one, as it lowers the chargeup for the character skill.
Grind Quest 9 on Very Hard until you have enough bonus medals for lower difficulties to become more efficient. Each event’s drop ratios vary to a degree, so refer to our appropriate event guides for exact details.
They can be! It’s more important to have a weapon of the right element and type than it is to have a weapon with the highest stats. Also, an evolved and fully ascended 3 star weapon is stronger than an unevolved, unascended 4 star weapon, but not stronger than an evolved and unascended 4 star weapon.
Dark Memories are quests that unlock once you beat a chapter’s main quests on hard. They provide you with upgrade materials for Dark Weapons. EX Characters are incredibly strong characters you unlock by evolving your dark weapons. For a more detailed guide on Dark Weapons, see here.
Memoirs buff various stats of your characters and provide additional buffs in sets. You can get them from the Dungeon Subquests as well as the Variation events. For a more detailed guide on Memoirs, see here.
Most Companions are unlocked by beating various main quests. They provide boosts to HP, Attack, and Defense. They have an active skill that deals damage of their element and an additional effect. Most importantly, they have a passive skill that either raises the damage of their element you deal, or lowers the damage of their element you take. These passives do not stack with each other or with the secondary passives of EX characters. For a list of all companions and their skills, see here.
The stats on this site are datamined, and the mined data doesn’t include Force. We don’t know the Force formula either.
It isn’t high on our priority list either, because Force isn’t all that important. It undervalues crits, overvalues Defense and HP, doesn’t include Agility and Cooldown Reduction as well as temporary and conditional buffs, and doesn’t give a good indication on how good the active skills of a weapon, character, or companion are. The importance of Force is to indicate a team’s potential strength or quest’s difficulty/accessibility. Overall, Force is just a progression number that is naturally increased over time as you work on the different aspects of your team that actually affect direct strength. Even then, sacrificing Force for elemental teams or specific builds may be significantly better than getting Force as high as possible.
Character Enhancements: Main Quests or Record Events
Weapon Enhancements: Guerilla Subquest (new/progressing players), Arena (capable/lategame players)
Jewels: Daily Subquests
Skill Enhancement materials (such as Ores or Screws): Daily Subquests
Companion Enhancement materials: Main Quests
Memoirs: Dungeons, Variation Events
Gold: Main Quests, Selling Memoirs (from Memoir farming), Selling Coins (from Chapter Summons, Daily Challenge, etc)
Mythic Slabs: Guerilla Quest
Yes! You should get enough EX tickets to clear out the Dark Summons each month just from doing Dark Lairs, so unless you haven’t gotten a Zenith’s Brilliance near the end of the month, you should stay away from EX ticket subquests.
Farming any Dungeon Stage other than Stage 10 is also inefficient. Even though it’s tempting to try to get some good memoirs early, there are better ways for you to spend your Stamina before you can clear the Stage 10 Dungeon.
Events also become a waste to farm at some point. For Variation Events, stop farming once you get all the weapons, gems, and handbooks, and avoid the highest level Summons (the rewards aren’t great even though it is refreshable).
Record Events have some things in the shop that are better farmed elsewhere, but the exact breaking points here differ depending on the medal bonus you can achieve. It is usually worth clearing out Event Shops that you have high medal bonuses on, since the Stamina cost for those amounts of items will be lower compared to normally farming them.
At the end of each month, the droprate of the main quests increases so it’s best to do your farming of it during this time.
Event Medals: This differs between events. Check out a specific event’s guide for a prioritized table of most important to least important items!
Monthly Term Mama Medals: Get the Premium Summon Tickets (not the 4 star and 3+ star premium summon tickets), the Small Stamina Recoveries, and use the extra leftover for either gold or XL Character Enhancements.
Medals: Get the Premium Summon Tickets (again, not the 4 star premium summon tickets), the Explorer’s Tickets, and the Small and Medium Stamina Recoveries.
Excess medals can be used on Companion Enhancement Materials you need or saved for the next monthly reset, but be careful. Daily summons only give you a guarantee of 7,500 medals, and the more important things require 19,000 medals each month, so only get other things if you did a lot of premium summons.
Rare Medals: Get as many Large Stamina Recoveries as you can get.
Arena Coins: Get either Black Pearls or Zenith’s Brilliances (Cubes), depending on what you need more. Zenith’s Brilliances are stronger, but you can’t reliably get Black Pearls anywhere else (only certain Events and Bookmarks).
Bookmarks: Try to get the Black Pearl each month. If you have a lot of Bookmarks left over, you can also get the Insignias or save them for the next monthly reset.
Dark Coins: Get either Polycrystals of Thought, Supreme Adorations, or golden skill materials (such as Large Hopes), depending on what you need. Zenith’s Brilliances are too expensive to be worth it.