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Potential Sacred Crystal Loophole

Discussion in 'Unit Discussion' started by Vengeful1, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Vengeful1

    Vengeful1 Well-Known Member

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    So normally i grind out my sacred crystals in CoA Int with my A team and average 1 or 2 every couple rounds. Today i made a discovery in which i got one sacred crystal with my A team in about 5 rounds but my TM squad that involves a 3* Cecil got between 1 and 3 sacred crystals EVERY round in 20+ runs! So I'm wondering if there is a possible potential for receiving better (or needed) materials if you bring low level characters to your farm. It could be just insanely good luck or I could really be on to something here. Let us know if anybody gets similar results to confirm this.
     
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    well, I did bring my low level units so that the exp (even if only a little) won't be wasted, and to think I brought 3* and 4* a lot, I didn't notice any differences, still rate from 0 to 3-SC (the most I got so far from 1 run)
     
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    human brain is good in "seeing" patterns :)
     
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    i farm here at junkyard
    hehehe. sacred crystal and holy crystal are dropped from crane. lol
     
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    I have been farming the Lanzeldt Ruins Interior for both Sacred Crystals and Holy Crystals. Veritas of Dark is easy to kill and only 10 NRG.

    @himura32 how is the success rate at junkyard?
     
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    bro @Double95 very high if it compared to other dungeon or exploration. instead of vortex you also get dark megacryst/earth megacites black, holy and sacred both are often drop from the crane
    i suggest you farm this instead lanzelt. very nice for farming exp too!
     
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    Don't listen to the naysayers, if it works for you, then do it.
     
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    I have also noticed this "pattern" I'm not sure if it's something that's completely random, or it's code related in some strange way. For a long time I would always bring a Rain friend in the Int CoA because I seemed to average sacred crystals every time with him in the party. It seems as though having a lower level team does better for sacreds IMO. Again this is probably random, but it works for me as well. So you're not the only one that noticed that as a pattern.

    TL;DR - Probably just random, but I notice the same thing.
     
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    coa int for farming are completely random i think. however. do the pro are suggested due to new unit that need more material from that to awaken
     
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    My own personal non-scientific anecdotal experience is that the crystal drop rates in CoA changed when they added Pro. Someone mentioned higher drop rates with lower level TM team. Is it possible that higher trust equals higher crystal drop rates? Gonna go in there tomorrow and try with my TM farm team.
     
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    Well technically the trust bonus chests can drop sacreds, so having TM progressed units would indeed increase your crystal haul in the long run, mathematically.
     
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    Yes, you're right about trust bonus, but I was speculating about something different: whether unit trust level could factor into the algorithm that goes into item (crystal) drop rates in the chamber.
     
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    When I'm desperate for sacred crystals I spend the 3 missions of the daily quest on the chocobo monger in Lanzelt.
    Drops relatively often sacred crystals.
    Also, I'm not sure if it is relevant, but I seem to get more of them with a thief in my party.
     
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    go for vortex of awakening int/pro bro. give you a lot
     
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    I do both actually.
    But it's a way to also grind crystals while doing the daily quests
     

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