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Party Deck System Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by KeybladeMaster97, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. KeybladeMaster97

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    In the 3.5.0 Version update the Unit tab received the party deck system. This system is (in my opinion) on of the best features added to the game so far. I've spent all morning experimenting with it and figuring out how it works. Everything I know is in this guide. If I miss anything please let me know.

    What is it?
    The Party deck system allows you to save and load parties complete with equipment, materia, and esper load-outs. This system is perfect for changing party composition and equipment quickly. You can even name your saved parties for easy organization.

    How Do I use it?

    Using the Party deck system is simple. All you need to do to to save a team then you will be able to load it anytime you want.

    To Save a Team

    First you will need to save some teams to the deck. To save a team you must:
    1. Choose a team to save, then click save beside Arena Party
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    2. Select a Slot to save the team in. You have 20 slots available to save teams in.
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    3. You can click on the slot name to change the name of it. when you are done click Save.
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    Congratulations you just saved a team. The saved team will have all currently equipped gear, materia and even espers.

    To Load a team
    To load a team you saved, you must:
    1. Select load beside the save option.
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    2. Select the team you want to load.
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    3. Click Load to load the team in the current party slot
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    The team you loaded will replace the team you had selected in the party slot and now all equipment, materia, and espers have been moved to the loaded team. Now it is time to destroy whatever content you have planned for that team.

    Rules of the Party Deck System
    While the new party system is cool there are some rules that has to be followed.
    • When you load a team, the equipment pertaining to that team will be removed from other units and equipped to the loaded team
    • If you awaken a unit then they will be removed from all party slots that they are in.
    • If you put an weapon into Steel Castle Melfikya then that item should be removed from all party slots.
    • Enhancing a unit will not remove them from any party slots.
    • You can save a team even if a unit on the team is in an expedition.
    • You can't save or load teams in 10 man trials.
    • Slot names can't be longer than 8 characters
    Bug Found: items equipped by an expedition team that is equipped by a unit in a team slot will be removed from expedition unit and loaded on the equipped unit when a team is loaded. Found by @Polka!

    Bug Found 4/3/19: If a unit has a item that allows dual wield or to equip certain weapons and a team in another party is loaded with those equipment then the weapons on the first unit if they are not a part of the party deck build then they will stay equipped. Example: A Lawrence in Party1 has a Toxic dagger, Ignis Cane, Genji Glove (source of dual wield) and Equip Staff. In party 2 a team is loaded from an team slot that has a Lasswell that is equipped with the equip staff and Genji Glove from Lawrence. The Genji Glove and equip staff is removed from Lawrence but the items stay equipped (The stats remain but in battle Lawrence will only attack once in this state.)
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    I hope this guide helps anyone who wants to learn and use the Party Deck system. If you have any questions or comments please let me know and I will try to keep this as up to date as possible.
     
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    This is so wonderful ::blackmage::

    Thanks for the guide.
     
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    I'm assuming that if I load a team with equips that are in use elsewhere, the elsewhere will be de-equipped?
     
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    You are correct, Ill add that into the rules
     
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    Thank you sir.

    The one-person-per-equip-even-if-separate-parties rule has been a thorn in my side for a while now. Thanks to my dementedly terrible luck, My tanking duties are split over three units, but I only really have gear for 1.9 of them. ::cry::

    Being able to save/load full parties will save a LOT of time gearing up.
     
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    Ooo. I think I’m going to use a few slots for the parameter missions. Just so I know where I’m at and when they come out I can just load up the groups.
     
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    Great guide, thank you! Images are always helpful and you answered some questions that will probably come up. ::up::
     
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    I just loaded a team, this is what happened;

    I saved a team with zargabaath who had crimson saber equipped. Then I went to start an expedition, equipped my rain with crimson saber by taking it off of zarg. Then after I started my expedition, I went and loaded the previously saved team with zarg, and he came on with crimson saber on him.

    TL;
    I only have one crimson saber but it’s being used by two units at the same time via the party deck “trick” (or is it a “bug”)

    Can anyone tell me if this is supposed to happen??
     
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    I just tested it by using a COA replica and recalling the expedition team and it looks like it removes the item from the expedition team and onto the unit. Probably is a bug
     
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    So question can you equip it to another unit or is it locked still in expedition. I’m just curious if it somehow stole it off the unit in expedition. Or is it ghosting the item to your loaded party but it is still technically in expedition. Or after expedition do you have 2 copies.
     
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    Still interesting so if you need to equip high end gear on S missions on main characters you could pull it off them with a load party
     
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    From what I gathered it seems to either move or ghosted the item. When the expedition unit returns the item is not equipped.
     
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    I've been able to equip items from Expedition units in the past, so I don't think this bug is exclusive to Party Deck teams. I can't remember the exact scenario, but I do recall that an item was on an expedition unit on one menu, then on another menu it was available.

    When the Expedition unit returned I checked and sure enough it was unequipped which is technically impossible. But it happened.
     
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    Ahh! Hope it doesnt automatically lower the success rate.. I have a horrible luck with my team failing at like 96%
     
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    I've been using this new feature a lot! I'm trying to catch up since my break. This feature has been really helpful for those times I miss the OBAMA (one battle all missions accomplished). Sometimes I don't have the time to go right back in, or I want a specific friend unit.

    I'm still double checking that everything loaded and have run into the mentioned bugs. Everyone should double check after loading to make sure al your equip and materia made it!
     

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