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News Tuesday News - September 7th, 2021 - Summon Banners - Fan Designed Units: Cressnik | Bullwark

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  1. Sartre

    Sartre Stay classy Staff Member Moderator VIP Supporter News Announcer

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    The Last of the Fan Design Units

    NV Cressnik | NV Bullwark


    Begins: Thursday, September 9th after maintenance

    Ends: Wednesday, September 22nd at start of maintenance

    20210907CressnikBulwarkFeaturedSummon.jpg


    CressnikNF.jpg The TL;DR on Cressnik CressnikBS.jpg

    • Appears to be a healer (what's that?) and buffer type unit.
    • Has one Magnus ability that kills himself to cast revive, auto-revive, and full restore HP/MP to party
    • Has another Magnus that imbues all allies and enemies with light element, amps light for party and also comes with the neat trick of converting all light damage received to HP restoration for the entire party. Could be niche for certain situations.
    • That's literally all we know about the kit thus far.
    • STMR is a hat with 15 DEF and 105 SPR and boosts HP/MP/SPR by 30% (i.e. BiS for CD Aerith!)
    • TMR is a robe with 20 DEF and 70 SPR, 10% all elemental resists and 15% HP/MP
      • Can be buffed with special quest materials to add 10% more HP, 20% SPR, and 5% MP refresh (see Trusted Creations Special Quests below)
    • Survived the Plague just to be here...

    New Vision Card: Ruin to Remedy

    cressnikVC.jpg

    • Acquired by awakening Cressnik to EX+1
    The following stats are at Lvl 10:
    • +110 SPR
    • 50% SPR TDH
    • 50% more SPR TDH (FFBE units only)

    BullwarkNF.jpg The TL;DR on Bullwark BullwarkBS.jpg
    • Appears to be a full-on support type unit
    • Appears to be able to deal some SPR based damage in Brave Shift form?
    • Has a Cooldown ability that imbues and amps wind element for the party and imperils wind to all enemies (always nice when you get both the imbues and imperils in one skill!)
    • Has a Brave Shift ability that adds Demon killers to the party, reduces damage from demons, and then does something rather interesting by increasing morale based on the number of Demons on the field. Not sure yet how useful this will be.
    • STMR is 180 SPR 50 MP 1-handed instrument that boosts TSW by 50% and LB fillrate by 100%
    • TMR is a materia with 40% HP/SPR, 50% LB fillrate, and nulls sleep and silence
      • Can be upgraded through special quests to add 30% MP/DEF (see Trusted Creations Special Quests below)
    • Came to boogie!

    New Vision Card: The Most Merry of Melodies

    BullwarkVC.jpg

    • Acquired by awakening Bullwark to EX+1
    The following stats are at Lvl 10:
    • +90 DEF/SPR
    • 80% DEF/SPR (with instruments only)
    • 50% SPR TDH (FFBE units only)

    Trusted Creations Special Quests (To Enhance Cressnik and Bullwark TMR)
    https://lapis-prod-staticnews-gumi-...//en/content/20210907SPChallengeQuestsII.html


    ***NOTABLE NEW GENERIC VISION CARD***
    ReginaVC.jpg
    • In the future we will be able to add Vision Cards to 7* units using those Mystery Crystals from the EX dungeons during the FFVII Remake banners last month (there have been two thus far).
    • This particular Vision Card gets a unique upgrade when this new system gets implemented, and it adds a 50x modifier to all physical damage abilities (including LBs)
    • This upgrade is exclusively for 7* units, so if this doesn't interest you then you can ignore it.
    • Will be available in the Vision Card bundle for 1500 lapis, so might be worth it to pick it up if you want to play around with 7* units using VCs in the future!
    • Otherwise, this card is also pretty great for those that are lacking good physical fairy killers, as the Level 10 bonus is unrestricted!

    Cressnik/Bullwark Summon Banners

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    • This is a unique set of step-up banners that we have not seen before.
    • Each unit gets their own Step-Up with NV exchange tickets that are unique to their specific banners (meaning you can't use NV exchange tickets from one banner to buy the unit from the other)
    • Two full laps (42k lapis) will get you the 10 NV exchange tickets needed to buy that unit
    • Two full laps will also get you 50 shards for that unit, 2 1/10 NV tickets, 50 STMR tickets, and 2 guaranteed random NV units.
    • While the NV tickets are not shared between banners, the Summon Coins are so you can use coins from either banner in the same shop.
    Cressnik/Bullwark Summon Coin and NV Exchange Ticket Shop

    • 10 Tickets for 1 guaranteed Cressnik/Bullwark (42k lapis for 10 tickets)
      • Note that only tickets from the unit specific step-up will work here!
    • Shards for both units will be available!
    • Staff of Ripples and Spring Basket are the STMRs in the shop this time, and neither are particularly interesting or useful, imo. Spring basket has some nice elemental resists if you're lacking good lightning/earth/light resist gear.
    Full Details:
    https://lapis-prod-staticnews-gumi-...tent/20210907CressnikBulwarkExchangeShop.html

    Cressnik/Bullwark Treasure Summon

    ***EACH UNIT HAS THEIR OWN TREASURE SUMMON BANNER***

    Cost: $11.99 USD (Limited to one per player)

    Pull at your own risk. Only 1.5% chance to get either unit!
     
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  2. Seph1roth5

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    Love the Bulwark sprites. Did the original artists do both forms of these units? Don't remember if NV was even a thing anyone knew about back in 2019 lol.
     
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  3. hotaru251

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    don't most bosses deal type specific dmg negating the imbued element?
     
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    no.
    they only did the one we saw in contest.

    i think it was Noppy's maker who mentioned liking BS but not having any idea what it was gonna be like prior.
     
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    Sartre Stay classy Staff Member Moderator VIP Supporter News Announcer

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    It's certainly a situational use kind of ability, but any kind of physical or hybrid-type damage would be imbued with light element which would result in the team getting healed instead of taking damage, I imagine. Enemy damage mechanics essentially work the same as any other damage dealer, where Physical and Hybrid Attack Types are affected by elemental imbues. A good example where this might actually work would be Scorn of Asura (and possibly the upcoming Kyros CoW) where all of their damage is physical-type damage. You could also theoretically use it on Scorn of the Genies to give your cover tank one turn of invulnerability. Since it's only good for one turn, however, it's not going to be a game-changer I don't think.

    EDIT: Actually I just realized it doesn't explicitly state how long the effect lasts, so that could change things as for how useful it might be. Could actually make clearing Genies trial much easier for folks that don't have a good tank!
     
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    iBuko “Common sense is not that common” VIP Supporter

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    I might get the VC.
     
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    Sartre Stay classy Staff Member Moderator VIP Supporter News Announcer

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    Which one? I was thinking Cressnik VC might be quite good for Aerith Holy Nuke builds. I'm definitely considering the Regina card for future 7* VC shenanigans :) Esther is waiting...
     
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    Regina card.
    Enough said for me

    My Aerith is ex3 so I have her card…but Chessnik one is definitely interesting
     
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