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Pumpkin rider Adv how are you fighting him?

Discussion in 'General' started by Arngrym, Oct 21, 2016.

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    I tried it without lightning and grabbed a 320 atk Delia instead. Still passed just took an extra round. So lightning isn't 100% needed just a strong team of your own and a reasonably strong friend.
     
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    gotta have lightning? not really, easier with her presence perhaps, but not impossible without her..chaining magic (I found thundaga easier) also works, with buff and debuff, 2 or 3 turns enough to kill this guy (I did)
     
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    Delita + chirijiraden + ifrit is also quite lethal for him...can chain thundara/ga with thundaga blade, or fira/ga (watchout for the "weird timing" ) with barrage.
     
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    @MPM1 /zeran / arel
    I agree it's doable without lightning. I did it myself chaining fire, thunder or light attacks. Still it was all but efficient.
    I'm still weak on physical attackers, but even Bartz barely scratches him.
    MPM1 understood well my point: the gap is so huge between Lightning and the other units it "spoils " a little bit the game.
     
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    Hi Arngrym, this is my setting and strategy for Pumpkin Rider ADV. I hope this is helpful. :)

    My team:
    1. Healer - LV 80 Garnet (equipped with Paralyna and Jeweled Ring; SPR 220, MAG 190, MP 250)
    2. Main Damage Dealer - LV 80 Kain (ATK 222)
    3. Secondary Damage Dealer - LV 80 CoD (ATK 230)
    4. Tank - LV 80 Charlotte (equipped with Paralyna and Cura; DEF 290, HP 3290)
    5. Support/Tertiary Damage Dealer - LV 80 Agrias (ATK 215)

    For friend unit, I always choose damage dealer with ATK around 180-230. Sometimes I use Kefka or Exdeath with > 200 MAG (Kefka Hyperdrive and Exdeath Firaga is good for this battle).

    I always stock a lot of Survivor's Flask (>20) and unicorn horn (capped at 10). So far with this strategy, I never use any ether or phoenix down.

    At first, I'll try to do the full damage to the Rider on the first turn. After it cast a death mark, I'll check how many units that marked by the death mark. If Garnet is marked, I'll order Charlotte to give her the survivor's flask, Garnet has to be alive during this battle. I'll let other unit marked without using any survivor's flask. I only use survivor's flask if Garnet is marked. :)

    I'll only attack with normal attack until my marked units die. Why I do that? Because after Rider's HP reach around < 60%, it will give you a paralysis attack and will be stronger. So it will be better if we let Rider's HP high enough so I can raise my team with ease. Charlotte cura will be use to fill raised unit HP so it can withstand attack from the rider. If it not enough, I'll use Agrias cura to help.

    After I raise everyone, I start to order Kain to do the Dragon's Dive. His Dragon's Dive could deal 2500-4000 damage every 2 turns with only 222 ATK and no attack buff. Meanwhile, I'll still order other unit to attack them with normal attack until Rider's HP reach 50%.

    My CoD only deal around 350-450 damage times 4 with barrage skill and My Agrias deal around 270-310 damage times 3 with cleansing strike. It is not much, but with patience those attacks will still fatal for Pumpkin Rider.

    Please do notice that I don't use Lenna on my team, so no Cheer casted. Rider's death mark is so annoying if you go to the battle without any unit that could raise. Garnet is totally my clear choice of healer in this battle.

    When the rider's HP reach 50%, I'll attack with everything I got (CoD with barrage, Charlotte with Cleansing attack) until the rider die. Why I wait for 50%? Because I don't have enough MP to bash if I do it earlier. With 2 units with paralyna, I almost can cure the paralysis given from the rider's skill. Charlotte's cura will help Garnet if the Curaja is not enough. With good MP management (don't always use Curaja, use Cura or Curaga if your team is not badly wounded), Garnet will still have more than 50 MP left by the end of the battle.

    I need 10-15 minutes everytime battle with Rider ADV. So far, I never lose and I don't really rely on my friend's unit. I already collect 40k candy right now. This is not the best guide available, but I hope this will help.
     
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    when i read your team stats i wonder how you do it.you have great team but somehow your att stats kinda low ? Great job btw
     
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    Jvalz, I must congratulate you really, for clearing this with such team...the amount of perseverance and ingenuity it requires is just ::up::
    but in all likelihood, arngrym could clear it faster than you.
     
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    Hi winzzz,

    Yeah, my esper's level are still low. Their level average is around 12 and still one star. My best weapon is only Muramasa and I equipped it to Agrias so my team would have balance ATK. My CoD only use Moon Ring Blade and My Kain is using Flame Lance. I just start playing this game a month ago and when the FFT event is come out, my team still a mess. I skipped the whole FFT event and focus on finishing the story with lots grinding in chamber of experience. :)

    I don't have Chijiriraden, blood sword, or enchanted blade. I hope I could get those weapon in a short time.

    Btw I'm a free to play player. My fate depend on the daily summon. Haha.
     
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    This mister is a great guide and strategic af :P, i reall like a thing with timing, when, why o how to do The stuff, thanks for sharing it, greetings :D.
     
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    Hi MPM,

    Thanks. :)

    That's what I like from Final Fantasy game: perseverence will give you reward and good preparation (+tactic) will result in good result.
     
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    Thats really awsome.if i were you im not gonna able to do it.and 15 minutes for a boss fight how many hours do you spent for this event each day
     
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    Well this is weekend, so I could have more flexible schedule. I don't know how can I manage those battles during the weekdays. Haha. :D

    I just want this event exclusive equipments and summon ticket, It's already 50% progress. Maybe I'll skip a lot of NRG during the weekdays. :p
     
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    good job, bro :), smart strategy
     
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    bartz hardly "scratch" him, true. I tried bartz too. and yeah, the "trend" now is "grab lightning" LOL, previously "grab that 300+ att chiz", later if for example ,orlandu ,released, then it's "grab orlandu". actually, if you want to try magic chain, can try that FFT event strategy...using sarah and vivi (they're not hard to get)
     
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    Element chaining Heat Blitzes with my Lightning.
     
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    - Depending on the second Lightning or other DPS, I either do 60% or 85% of his health.

    - 2-3 people get death sentenced on his turn.

    Round 2 - Repeat

    Focus plus Full Break helps Kefka enough to be a contributor, but really, 2 lightnings can clear him in 2 rounds with cheer, or 3 rounds without.
     
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    Im 2-turning this dude 99% of the time, using 4 mages, 1 Chiz, plus a friend. The mages are at MAG 303, 322 & 387 with a Rydia im levelling only at 166!! Lols. Spells cast are Fira then 3xFiraga. I cant see this Boss being easier to take down with PHYS considering my set-up isnt OTT in anyway.
    The only times he survives to a 3rd turn are when the rng is particularly bad when i use REPEAT on 2nd turn. If i bothered manually inputting it would be a 100% 2-turn kill for sure
     
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    I use a mage team. Exdeathx2, Tellah, Terra, Celes (Focus) and 400+ atk Lightning friend. I could also get by with Tellah/Exdeath with 330 mag but would need to pop a Survivor's Flask because I won't be able to kill him in 4 turns without friend with Lightning.
     
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    That was awesome thanks man! My new team is actually trouncing the rider but those are great tips I will implement! If you want I can give you my team stats and equip see if you have similar units.

    Again thanks for the awesome guide!
     
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    I use
    Ludmile ifrit
    Terra diablos
    Cecil golem
    Lenna Ramah
    Exdeath shiva
    Friend lightning or mage with 250 up mag
    Turn one with Lightning friend
    Cecil focus, terra Deshell, lenna cheer,lighting crushing blow ,Ludmile thundera and exdeath Thundaga
    His down 3rd of hp

    Turn 2
    Provoke cecil the rest cast thundera or ga while lightning CB again he dies or left almost dead most of the time then repeat

    I do the same with mage friend but have lenna imperil
     

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