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Alexander 2* hints

Discussion in 'Guides' started by god.nomad, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. god.nomad

    god.nomad Ascended Member

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    Since no one posted anything here, i would share my experience.
    At the first try, i used mag tank and at some point utterly failed.
    Looked at YT for vids and found a video from Sinzar for Alexander.

    To cut it short you need:

    -Phy cover evade tank, ideally WOL since he have innate 100% light resistance and you can put any esper on him.

    -All units should have at least 70% light resistance. I had about 80% and it did great.
    Light resistance could be boosted by Alexander or Carbunkle esper.
    Not sure for other gear since i used two Rainbow robes from Marie and true haydelin guards for 15% all res. If you by any chance have strong VOL, it would be very helpful since she absorbs light attacks.

    -You need additional light resistance buffer since Alex will break your resistance.

    -Dmg mitigation buff could be very helpful. I had MS Nichol who did plenty of that jobs at once. (Buffs, dmg-mitg, mp-battery, res-buff, three water dmg, side healing)

    -Demand on healer wasnt that high for me. Someone as Rosa would be probably enough.

    -I had BSS and VOL as dmg dealer. Since my VOL was crappy, i didnt see much effect from her. BSS shines for this trial.

    I had also second Ayaka as friend unit for additional turteling but it wasnt needed at all.
    Technically WOL, BSS, AYAKA and MS Nichol would be enough for this trial.
    Since my units compress plenty jobs, add a fifth spot as you please for fitting all roles.

    I hope that this helps.
    Happy playing and lucky pulling.
     
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  2. Fluke

    Fluke Ascended Member

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    In my case, I did not bring physical tank but my 7* Ramza provided 60% break and everyone seemed to be fine.
    my team was Ramza, LM Fina, Fryevia, Reagan (both for ice chaining) and a friend A.Rain (not sure his build but not fully light resistance and he never died all the fight).
    The key challenge was the boss was immense to both physical and magical attacks for some time before the effect wore off (not sure this mechanism though).

    Edit 1: note that the immense cannot be dispelled.
     
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    i used a magic cover tank with 150% light res and made cg fina a provoker fina's counter heals works wonders and a full breaker,i didn't know what to use for alexander but it was pretty easy with this setup :P
     
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    Xshock Fryevia Big Fan ! VIP

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    Is he have pre-em attack ?
     
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    I went in blind. Basch mag cover, CG Nichol for water damage, Olive 7* and 2 Barbies.
    I realized he does light damage so I used Nichols buffs to negate some of it. In the end, all I did was wait for several turns for his resistances to drop.

    EDIT: oh yea, and he is breakable ATK/MAG/DEF/SPR, so try to keep his ATK/MAG debuffed for when he dispels you and bombards you with divine judgement.
     
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    i used a mag cover tank with 50% breaks, you mainly want ATK breaks to survive but the offensive ones are nice too
     
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    Ms nichol duality stance boost light and dark resistance by 70% for three turns.
    I found this very helpful too...
     
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    Magic cover Basch equiped with Alexander did the trick for me. Zarg helped too, with buffs and draw attack - no provoke, I gave him Leviathan for the water mission. Eiko is great here, to remove Def/Spr breaks.
     
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    wait is this for jp or gl ive not been playing much
     
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    Global.
    We just got Alexander recently and he goes up to 2* atm.
     
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    HT Lid break + mp recovery + water weapon, MS nichol buff stats + light resistance + hp/mp regen, 2 chainer with dark weapons (in my case Tidus + Lightning, but any chainer works), Olives 7 with dark weapon as finisher + LB mission. When his phys/magic resistance goes down, he die ::haha::
    Edit: in my case, all light resistance was with patriotic recall or esper, so 30% or 50% or maybe 60%
     
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    Done it. Warrior of Light and fully enchanted Veritas of Light can do the job quite well, with WOL focused on survival and heavy resistance, and VOL keep using attack that reduce light resistance and saint buster. the rest is MS Nichole, Maxwell and HT Lid, but about halfway they fall,leaving only VOL and WOL alone. Putting both mana regenerator to both, and Mechanical Heart to WOL, keep them up, so while VOL attacking, WOL is debuffing and buffing.
     
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    i ran 2 star with

    Warr of Light [Golem]:

    Breath of Rose, Zodiac Escutcheon, Microchu Cap, Assass vest, RoL, 20 sided, Time Mach Secrets, Turbulent evasion, True Spir of freedom, Spirit of Freedom.

    Celes [Alexander 1*]:

    Crimson Saber, Lustrous Shield, Frozen Crown, Cloud's Uni, Fairy's scrunchie, Arsha's Tallisman, Hydaelyn Guard, Motherly Love, Distraction x 2

    Lightning 7* lvl 113 [Titan 3*]:

    Brotherhood, Masamune, prische's hairpin, guide clothes, alexandrite Ring, Sorc cape, True Hydaelyn Guard x 2, Hydaelyn Guard x 2

    Tidus[Ifrit 3*]:

    Aqua Blade, Onion Sword, white mask, Sephiroth's Longcoat, Millie's charm x 2, Croft's Intuition, Hydaelyn Guard x 3

    Lotus Mage Fina[Carbuncle 2*]:

    Staff of Osirus, Elven Staff, Cat-ear hood, Sun Robe, Force Armlet, Rico's Wingsuit, Awesome Swordsman, Barrier Mage's Oath, Adventurer V, Melody of Life

    Took me 35 turns because Sealing blade wasn't silencing the dispel on my team early on so i had to keep recovering from deaths. somewhere around 50% it was actually working though and then it was easy.

    Just did a rotatation on WoL with Light is with us > guard > full break, celes would use Sealing Blade on turns 3, 6, 9... and fina rotated Divine veil > Shining cheer > Manatopia. Tidus and Lightning did Quick hit / Endless Army chaining except for when i needed to cast a Blitz mania to keep Lightning with mana.

    Funnily enough at 4% Tidus's Limit didn't kill Alexander but Celes did with her whole 221 attack >_<
     
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    It was pretty easy to be honest. One try for finding out that you need physical cover instead of magical cover, the rest was easy.
    100% light resistance on everybody -> even with his imperil I never took much damage
    Basch with physical cover and 100%+ light resistance didn't get a scratch, so evade isn't needed for this. When he was imperiled he did get some damage, but it was very low.

    These two things were all needed. The rest was normal: healing, buffing/breaking, damage if possible.

    With that you can just turtle it out getting all missions done and chipping his HP away with dark/water damage.
     
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    You equipped Alexander while fighting Alexander?
    F423CCAF-9E69-4A37-A7F3-3161AC6D1EC1.jpeg
     
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    Did nearly the same. With over 200 light resistance my A Rain never took more than 2k dmg every other round. Mostly just none xD He could easily kill him solo with his counters. Just takes a long time xD Auto battle over the night maybe? ;)

    Never realized that I’d need phys Cover. Worked fine with magic cover and provoke on A Rain.
     
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    For people struggling to gear, the new armour from the exploration on friday has +50% light resist.
     
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    Also Angel Wand (Staff) has +20% light resistance. And then there is the lustrous shield with 50%.
     
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    I geared Mystea with lustrous and Alexander (100 light res) then some random bits.
    Ms Nichol for light buff. I was never in much danger.
    BS Sakura, build stacks, wait for res to drop.
    BSS was my only DD.

    CG Lid, MS Nichol, BSS, LM Fina, Chow, Non Evade wol.
     
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    He‘s one of the easier 2* Battles. I assume his 3* will be more challenging due to his AoE Dispel. Like Diabolos.
     
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