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werdnam
Feb 16, 2011
The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living. -- Henri Poincare


LGD Farm Quest continues: Thanks to a tip from a Reddit thread, I now have a 2B that can solo carry the last boss (100% evasion, 100% fire resist, sleep immunity). The bad news is she takes 30+ turns to kill it. I haven't yet decided if it's worth it.

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KDdidit
Mar 2, 2007
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The Trance Terra LGD strategy goes much smoother with a decent Basch unit. I have the TT but I don't have Basch, but have a some great Basch friend units, and since LGD eats up like 3 hours of NRG I don't run out of them. If he gets to the final boss (a good one always will) the 50% spirit break will allow TT to kill it on the 4th turn. Without a Basch, the fight goes long enough for the Fireball thingy to put up a shell and mana drain you and that draws the fight out way longer. A Balthier is pretty much useless on LGD if using TT and bonus units (unless of course you have a Basch too).

Johnny Nomad
Feb 18, 2004
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KDdidit posted:

The Trance Terra LGD strategy goes much smoother with a decent Basch unit. I have the TT but I don't have Basch, but have a some great Basch friend units, and since LGD eats up like 3 hours of NRG I don't run out of them. If he gets to the final boss (a good one always will) the 50% spirit break will allow TT to kill it on the 4th turn. Without a Basch, the fight goes long enough for the Fireball thingy to put up a shell and mana drain you and that draws the fight out way longer. A Balthier is pretty much useless on LGD if using TT and bonus units (unless of course you have a Basch too).

If you want to speed things up more, each of the non-bonus monsters before the boss only drops 1 event currency. So you can escape from fights 1-4 (with the escape skill from Germinas Boots, Producers Jacket, or Smoke bombs for example) without losing much of anything. Make sure to kill any bonus monsters though.

Heroic Yoshimitsu
Jan 15, 2008

Here I go again
on my own

Goin' down the only
road I've ever known


You really can't do the T Terra LGD strategy unless her abilities are awakened huh? Magical Activation > Chaos Wave is just so slow, after 8 turns the boss is at only like 60% health

Tengames
Oct 29, 2008



was doing just the 3 daily for LGD the last 2 days, and didnt get a whole lot of anything. today compensated for that with just one run.


Kheldarn
Feb 17, 2011



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Heroic Yoshimitsu posted:

You really can't do the T Terra LGD strategy unless her abilities are awakened huh? Magical Activation > Chaos Wave is just so slow, after 8 turns the boss is at only like 60% health

Yup. Mine's not awakened, so I bring a carry instead. Turn 1 is Magical Activication. Turn 2 is Sucessor - Maduin's Power > double Chaos Wave. Turn 3 is Sucessor > double Chaos Wave Awakened.

Provided the orb fucker doesn't use Fear, it generally doesn't take me more than 8-10 rounds.

Last night, I ended up in a 25 Round battle because he kept using Fear.

Kheldarn fucked around with this message at Jan 23, 2018 around 02:18

Guy Farting
Jul 28, 2003

has vegetable salty

How is everyone equipping their trance Terra for LGD, I don't have any ring of lucii

CAPT. Rainbowbeard
Apr 5, 2012
My incredible shitposting will not transform the xbone into a good console


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Guy Farting posted:

How is everyone equipping their trance Terra for LGD, I don't have any ring of lucii

Lol, it's simple! Just use some Rings of the Lucii!

Also make sure you equip Beastlord, Fryevia's Needle and/or Onion Sword, it's easy, bro!

Scrublord Prime
Nov 26, 2007



RotL aren't needed, they just make it easier. Let's look at the equipment slots and the cheese requirements (100% evade, 100% fire resistance, sleep immunity):

Esper: Ifrit. He'll give half the fire resistance we need to hit 100%.

Weapon: T.Terra can equip daggers which help with hitting the build requirements. There's a few that can give 5% evade (one gives the Swordbreaker +5% dodge ability which doesn't stack with other Swordbreakers abilities) or there's Ulric's Kukri which gives +10% resistance to all elements. Ideally this would be a +MAG weapon but can be used for the build as needed.

Shield: The only evade shield is the Demon Shield, +5% evade, but it's a heavy shield and T.Terra's stuck on light shields. There is the Dragon Shield which give +30% fire resistance so this is an easy slot in. It isn't even a TM or anything and it gives half the fire resistance we need w/ Ifrit.

Head: There's a bit of everything in this slot. The Cat Ear Hood gives +20% fire resistance which can top off fire resistance with the Dragon Shield and Ifrit and only costs star quartz. There's the Black Bandanna (old event) or Black Cowl (Hayate's TM) for sleep immunity if available. Or the FF11 event had Raven's Beret for +5% evade.

Body: The Assassins' Vest is out since T.Terra is stuck with clothes and robes. There are +10% evade cloths but they're DracuLaswell's TMR, a 5* timed exclusive character. This is better served for sleep or fire resistance: Siren's Robe gives sleep immunity and the Red Jacket (+30%) or Thermal Suit (+50%) both cover fire resistance. The Thermal Suit can cover enough w/ Ifrit but unless you have the Stellar Shield there's nothing to replace the Dragon Shield with. e: Or Rainbow Robe (Marie's TM) too if you have it, but that's a 5* base TM. /e:

Accessory: The biggest evade item is here: Sazh's 20 Sided Die TM for +20% evade. The dodge bonus doesn't stack though so we can only use one. After that there's the Lucky Bangle from an old event for +10% evade or the Zephyr Cape for +5% evade (doesn't stack with Swordbreaker). Alternatively you can equip the Ifrit Claw to get +20% fire resistance to hit +50% with the Dragon Shield or an accessory to give sleep immunity.

Materia: This is the heaviest TM-related field. Since there's stackable +10% evade materias (but only as TMs) that anybody can use you basically want to fill in every slot with more dodge. Evade (Cyan's TM) and Quick Assault (Shine's TM) mainly, Freedom of Movement (Yda's TM) also gives dodge but you can only equip one. Otherwise you're stuck with various +5% evade materia from old events. This can go up to +40% evade, with T.Terra's baked in +30% we can hit +70% right here. You can trade in a materia for a sleep immunity materia from old events or +20% fire resistance from Garnet's TM as needed.


So the cheese build with the fewest TMs and no RotL would be:
Weapon: Swordbreaker
Shield: Dragon Shield
Head: Cat-Ear Hood
Body: Siren's Robe
Accessories: 20-Sided Die, Lucky Bangle
Materia: 3x Dodge/Quick Assault/Freedom of Movement, 1 5% evade materia

4 TMs, 2 old event gear. Another +10% evade materia would open up the weapon slot for +MAG, or if you don't have the Lucky Bangle then replace it with the Zephyr Cape and the Swordbreaker dagger with the Zwill Crossblade or Wing Edge (their +5% evade stacks with the Swordbreaker or Zephyr Cape). Either way it's a lot of TM grinding for +evade materia though.

There's a page on the wiki with all the dodge characters, gear, and materia if you want to take a look.

Scrublord Prime fucked around with this message at Jan 23, 2018 around 05:40

CAPT. Rainbowbeard
Apr 5, 2012
My incredible shitposting will not transform the xbone into a good console


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Aleyce, you are full of friends, I can't accept your friend request at this time. I'll try again in a little bit.

PDQ Law
Aug 4, 2011


Guy Farting posted:

How is everyone equipping their trance Terra for LGD, I don't have any ring of lucii

If you don't have any RoLs but have your heart set on running LGD instead of ELT, you are better off trying to build an evasion auto-attack unit like A2, Tidus, or Molt-enhanced Chizuru and using an escape ability to skip the trash mobs.

The tradeoff in MAG for an evasion T.Terra if you don't have at least 1 RoL means it will take a long time to beat the Salamand Entite. It will also take a long time with an evasion auto-attack unit, but you can just turn on auto and let it run until you win. This will save your sanity if you're running Yensa LGD multiple times a day.

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BDawg
May 19, 2004

In Full Stereo Symphony


CAPT. Rainbowbeard posted:

Aleyce, you are full of friends, I can't accept your friend request at this time. I'll try again in a little bit.

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