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News Tuesday News Brief - Apr 21 - Clash of Wills | Item World | NV Fryevia is here!!

Discussion in 'News & Events' started by Sartre, Apr 19, 2022.

  1. Sartre

    Sartre Esther is my Goddess Staff Member Moderator VIP Supporter News Announcer

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    There are really only two big news articles this week (IW doesn't count) and one of them is HUGE: Fryevia finally gets her NeoVision!!

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    She's here! It's been what, 4 years? Fry was one of my very first rainbows...ever...so while she doesn't hold the same place in my heart as Esther, she's definitely one of my favorite GLEX units. So let's take a look at what to expect!

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    • This is her base form, which looks like it will be a magic DPS as well as a buffer/support type unit.
    • She will be a role-shifter meaning she can freely go back and forth between forms without cooldowns!
    • The only skill we can attribute to this form is the AoE ice imbue/amp/imperil and also comes with an area effect.
    • Based on the LB damage boosts she gets from her TMR and STMR we can assume she will deal heavy damage with her Limit Burst.
    • The buff/support role may simply be from her ice imbue, but could also include some killers?
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    • This is her Brave Shift, which will be a physical DPS unit and a breaker.
    • This ties into to Fry's two previous 7* forms, where the OG was an ice specialist while her Aurora form was light-elemental. It remains to be seen if she'll use light in this form, but it's a fair assumption.
    • The only ability we can attribute to this form is a magnus ability with two uses that does a perfect dispel on all enemies and then full-breaks all enemies (is it too much to hope for 89%-90% breaks?) and imperils all enemies to ice and light element.
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    • Her TMR is great for anyone that doesn't already have the Equip Sword materia, and even without it a 50% ATK/MAG/LB materia is always welcome.
    • Her STMR is very nice as a 2-handed sword with LB damage and two killers!
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    • It's not bad, and the static 250 to ATK/MAG/DEF/SPR for FFBE units is certainly welcome. Would have preferred killers, tho.
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    • Much like the last few banners, we're getting the 28k special step-up, but this time it comes with a ticket for special GLEX items, rather than a new VC (see details below)
    • If you pull the full step-up for 28k, you'll then need to spend another 18k on the second step-up banner to pity Fry, for a total of 46k lapis.
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    • This is where you spend that special Armory ticket if you go all the way on the special step-up. And here's what you can get:
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    • Beatles puns aside, some of this gear looks really nice!
    • Personally, the two killer materias are very desirable. 75% to three killers in one slot is amazing, and you never know when we'll get a boss with these combinations so it could come in handy.
    • Remember that this shop will be open until August 24th so if you can't pull on this banner (like me) there will be more opportunities to score this gear later on.

    - CLASH OF WILLS - SEASON 4 - NIGHTMARE OF...UNKNOWN ORIGIN -

    Full Details: https://lapis-prod-staticnews-gumi-...0419ClashofWillsNightmareofUnknownOrigin.html

    Dream Wraith Highlights
    • Enemy Type: Human/Reaper
    • Weaknesses: Ice (Major), Fire and Light (Minor)
    • Will use wind and dark elemental attacks
    • Will use non-elemental attacks (hopefully not wave spam again!)
    • Will use an AoE death ability if it remains at 50% HP for a certain number of turns
    • Will buff itself once it's below 50% HP
    • Will inflict lots of status effects to the party (most notably sleep)
    • Updated challenge option (bonus mod?) reduces healing by 90%!
    Obnixus Drop Shop (Gale Green)
    • NV units available for 3000 drops each:
      • Louise (finally, I will have her!)
      • Olivera (good dark-elemental tag-chainer for CoW!)
      • Roca (nice earth elemental buffer, or if you use Grahf she can help with CDs)
      • Rikku (seriously?)
      • Celes (great mag tank with AoE ice imbue, practical for this week's CoW!)
      • Charlotte (not great, but we still love Charlotte)
    • Two new materias for 1000 drops each:
      • Dragonfly Destroyer: 70% ATK/MAG and 50% dragon/insect killers
      • Prideful Incarnate: Boost MAG and water/earth/light resists by 80% (noice!)

    Xenostone Shard Exchange

    Celestite Ring of Will
    • Gear type: Accessory
    • +80 ATK/MAG/DEF/SPR at level 10 and becomes Celestite Signet of Will
    • Auto-casts 1% morale gain every turn (at all levels)
    • Once it's upgraded to level 10 you can enhance it further to one of the following:
      • Magister's Signet: gives chain cap boost (being an accessory it may only be 0.5x boost, but we'll see after maintenance)
      • Emperor's Signet: 200 flat stats to ATK/MAG/DEF/SPR
      • Explorer's Signet: 50% dragon/insect/plant killers
      • Nomad's Signet: 50% beast/avian/aquatic killers
      • Physician's Signet: Adds active ability that cures party status ailments, boosts resistances to ailments and breaks.

    - APRIL EQUIPMENT ENHANCEMENT EVENT (AKA ITEM WORLD) -

    • It's happening...again...
     
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  2. Eynskaet

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    Repost from the Great Prognosticator's profile post: Zzzzzzz. Fry ought to be a NV*A* of a quality at least similar to a newer SP Tidus, preferably better.... Screw re-buying existing units just shined up and given inflated e-peen; yet more opportunities for the whales and Gumi to feed each other.

    As with many units, I never got Fry until well past her heyday. It'd be a nice gesture to actually make her OG form useful (again, for many) as a nod to long-term players, but nah. All of the players for whom Gumi has any concern (not regard) will drop 46000 ::lapis:: just to loosen up their mouse-clicking fingers as they log in after maintenance, before they really get into chasing the latest shiny for most effective whale peen swordfights and snarkiness. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Sartre

    Sartre Esther is my Goddess Staff Member Moderator VIP Supporter News Announcer

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    You are right on here, I can't (and wouldn't) argue against this. It would be nice if they did the NVA Elena treatment to OG Fry, making her a viable support/morale unit for CoW instead of the obvoius cash-grab move that we have come to know and loathe from Gumi.
     
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    That would be even better. ::up::

    Gumi can (obvs) have their regular "we will allow you to exchange large amounts of real currency for pixel power," as it is clearly a fully-informed-and-consented-to ****fest. It would just be cool if they provided some minimal ancillary goodwill gestures to players with their pants still on.
     
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    Thanks for this ... Review? ::joy::

    Will say this first, but after Reberta's stellar abilities, any units after her will not be ... "good enough".

    This means dear Fryevia, however much I do like her (2nd light form which carried my earliest DV adventures. See signature as always) ...

    If we are talking about Ice-y stuff, well , there is Celes and ... I don't know, that Ku-something unit ::doink:: from FF14?

    If Breaker, then you have pointed it out - 87% will not cut it, given that Cautaur gal ::cactuar:: was free if you played earlier.

    Plus all the lapis drain earlier ... Sadly Fryevia may be a hard skip for some after the datamine.
     
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    Sartre Esther is my Goddess Staff Member Moderator VIP Supporter News Announcer

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    For sure, Reberta was a fantastic and dare I say "must-have" unit with all the support skills in her kit, but Fry might not make the same impression. If I had the lapis to go to pity, I would for sure just for nostalgia's sake, but I can't (and won't) chase her with any lapis if I don't pull one with tickets first.
     
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    Only have 10k lapis so I can't hard pull even if I wanted to. Nostaglic for me since I pulled her on her OG banner after almost rage quitting from not pulling thunder god Orlandu. Hopefully she self-imbues like esther and her abilities/lb are not element locked. I'll wait for the unit intro before determining whether or not to unload the tickets and cross fingers with my 10k lapis.
     
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    No matter if she would be stronger/better as Reberta or Esther, after we had seen the last CoW units i think she will be a more interesting unit as the "3skills/sbb units" that come from alim side since some time.
     
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    I am not expecting breaks to be bigger than 88%. Just saying. ::innocent::

    Ice field, like Louise one.

    Imo she will get better with mag variance, for now Phy side/form should be the strongest one.
    Great Tmr tho. Amazing VC (for ffbe units)

    And yes, we need more NVA
     
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    It was touched upon in the main post but I really like how her two forms are essentially throwbacks to her two previous units but from different angles. Old nostalgia coming in :)

    I saw it in Sinzars video also, so a PSA that you don't have to do this step up for the gear or materia's. They will come back on future banners so no need to chase her for this if she turns out to be a dud :/
     
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    One of the materias from the step-up has human/reaper killers which just happen to be the exact same races of the CoW boss... ;)
    This, to me, is the one to get this time. ::up::

    Also, Fry's BS Sprite is so freakin' cool!!! :D
     
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    why do they ven give the "50% mag evade" gear?
    no enemy uses "magic" <_<
     
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    I'm broken this time however she is not limited so maybe i could get her in the future. Btw Esther + Reberta could be enough for anything atm (they robbed all my lapis). We have to wait too long for a NV of Fry and she come almost immediately after Esther , DRain and Reberta. Nice move from Gumi , they don't want any lapis holder.
     
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    Our oracle (or the undercover gumi agent :-P) has spoken
     
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    Definitely! The GLEX units have all been much more substantial and interesting than Alim units, so Gumi is doing something right there, at least ::up::

    Bah, 88% is trash! ::ink::

    But that ice field, tho ::rudecat14::
     
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    we already know u got inside friend/family o3o
     
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    ... Oh.
     
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    No

    Yeah but sadly her damage is not as great.

    Lol
     
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    Oracle has once again nailed it. Only 88 on def/spr. 85 on the other 2 >_> Seems lackluster. Or i‘m spoiled By other Glex Units like Esther, Reberta, Chow etc.
     
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    Typical Gumi. Will daily as always, but otherwise it's ... Not required.

    A bit sad, because even as Reberta is my first 5* chainer pulled, Fryevia is the one I (and everyone) used more. Much more, esp after enhancements. Deep sigh ...

    The devs must have thought Reberta was too OP, and expected Fry to sell with pure nostegia. As mentioned earlier, with the lapis drains all these while, people are not gonna pull as hard for Fry unless she is as good as Reberta. *shrugs
     
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