New Allies – FFXIII Part 2

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Guess who’s back? Back again? Lightning’s back~ With her Friends~

Who to Pull?

Lightning is definitely the person to aim for here as she’s still one of the top damage unit in global. If you’re still unable to pull a Zidane or Gilgamesh for that Dual Wield, Lightning’s innate DW ability is what makes her so valuable. Sadly, Lightning will soon drop from the top of the table as new units are introduced into the game (that’s if you manage to pull the new ones). However, Lightning will climb back up again when she receives her enhancement. Her ability to dodge physical attacks and soon magical attacks (after enhancement) makes her very strong in PVP.

As hopeless as it seems, Hope is pretty much an upgraded version of Shanttoto without that awesome TM. Hope is a support type mage with the ability to cast Esuna and Raise. You can use him to complete missions or special events which requires you to cast Water or Wind Elemental damage. Other than that, he is just useful for the FFXIII event for the bonus multiplier. If you just started the game, Hope is probably a good starter Mage for you to pick up, however, there are many better Mages out there for you guys to collect thus I do not think that he’s a good investment for long-term Mage needs. He’s TM is really bad.

Fang is definitely the “Troll” unit in this banner. I’m not saying that she’s bad as she does have decent ATK (for a 5* unit) and a wide range of defensive equipment choice. However, I think Kain is a much better choice here if you need an unit with the Jump ability for certain special events. Dragon Dive from Kain deals 210% damage compared to the the 180% from the basic Jump ability. Her TM is pretty much useless unless you got a few Elzas in your inventory.

As events get tougher and buffed by SE on Global, I believe we’re at a stage now where all of you (excluding new Players), should by now have at least 1 5* based character in your inventory. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be that powerful Lightning friend instead of always relying on others. Set a target, pull within your budget and hope for the best.

Lightning

lightning_intro

Stats ★5 ★6
HP 2781 4338(+450)
MP 121 157(+75)
ATK 145 188(+30)
DEF 97 126(+30)
MAG 95 123(+30)
SPR 93 120(+30)
Weapon
dagger sword broadsword katana bow
spear gun
Armor
lightshield hat helmet garb breastplate armor
Resistance
fire ice thunder water wind earth holy dark
poison blind sleep silence paralyze confuse sap petrify


Spells

Spells Effect MP Level Rarity Unlock
Thundaga 180% AoE Thunder Magic Attack 20 38 0
Cura AoE Heal 7 56 0


Specials

Specials Effect MP Level Rarity Unlock
Speed of Light 30% Chance to Dodge Physical Attack 1 6
Sparkstrike 150% ST Thunder Physical Attack 9 6 0
Flamestrike 140% ST Fire Physical Attack 7 18 0
Counterblow 30% Chance to Counter Physical Attacks 20 6
Froststrike 140% ST Ice Physical Attack 7 24 0
Stormstrike 140% ST Wind Physical Attack 7 26 6
ATK +30% ATK +30% 42 0
Blitz 180% AoE Physical Attack 17 46 0
Electric Blitz 200% AoE Thunder Physical Attack 23 48 6
Ice Blitz 190% AoE Ice Physical Attack 20 48 6
Heat Blitz 190% AoE Fire Physical Attack 20 48 6
HP +20% HP +20% 65 6
Aero Blitz 190% AoE Wind Physical Attack 20 72 6
Auto-Refresh Recover 5% MP per Turn 74 0
Crushing Blow 270% ST Physical Attack & -20% Thunder Resist for 3 turns 45 80 0
Dual Wield Wield Two Weapons 100 6


Limit Bursts

Name Max Lv Element Value Rarity Cost
Army of One 20 270% ST Physical Attack & ST -20% DEF Debuff for 3 turns
365% ST Physical Attack & ST -39% DEF Debuff for 3 turns
★5
Army of One 25 290% ST Physical Attack & ST -30% DEF Debuff for 3 turns
410% ST Physical Attack & ST -54% DEF Debuff for 3 turns
★6

 

Hope


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Stats ★4 ★5
HP 1765 2295(+300)
MP 135 177(+50)
ATK 76 100(+20)
DEF 77 101(+20)
MAG 89 139(+20)
SPR 70 92(+20)
Weapon
dagger staff wand
throw
Armor
lightshield hat garb breastplate robe
Resistance
fire ice thunder water wind earth holy dark
poison blind sleep silence paralyze confuse sap petrify

 

Spells

Spells Effect MP Level Rarity Unlock
Esuna ST Cure Poison, Blind, Sleep, Silence, Paralyze, Confuse 8 12 0
Firaga 180% AoE 1 Hit Fire Magic Attack 20 21 0
Blizzaga 180% AoE 1 Hit Ice Magic Attack 20 34 0
Thundaga 180% AoE 1 Hit Thunder Magic Attack 20 52 0
Deshell -20% SPR for 3 turns 4 60 0
Waterga 180% AoE 1 Hit Water Magic Attack 20 26 5
Aeroga 180% AoE 1 Hit Wind Magic Attack 20 46 5
Raise Revive with 30% HP 12 80 5

 

Specials

Specials Effect MP Level Rarity Unlock
MP +20% MP +20% 42 0
DEF +20% DEF +20% 48 0
Area Blast 180% AoE Physical Attack 17 64 5
MAG +20% MAG +20% 72 5

 

Limit Bursts

Name Effect Value Max Lv Rarity
Last Resort 250% AoE 1 Hit Magic Attack & Ignore 50% SPR
320% AoE 1 Hit Magic Attack & Ignore 50% SPR
12 15 ★4
Last Resort 270% AoE 1 Hit Magic Attack & Ignore 50% SPR
365% AoE 1 Hit Magic Attack & Ignore 50% SPR
14 20 ★5

 

Fang

fang_intro

Stats ★3 ★4 ★5
HP 1679 2182 2838(+240)
MP 68 89 116(+40)
ATK 66 86 136(+24)
DEF 53 70 92(+16)
MAG 53 69 90(+16)
SPR 53 69 90(+16)
Weapon
dagger sword katana
spear
Armor
lightshield heavyshield hat helmet garb breastplate armor
Resistance
fire ice thunder water wind earth holy dark
poison blind sleep silence paralyze confuse sap petrify

 

Spells

Spells Effect MP Level Rarity Unlock
Dispel ST Stat Buff Removal 7 30 5

 

Specials

Specials Effect MP Level Rarity Unlock
Jump 1 Turn Jump + 180% ST 1 Hit Physical Attack 7 4 0
HP +10% HP +10% 40 0
Flamestrike 140% ST 1 Hit Fire Physical Attack 7 12 4
Froststrike 140% ST 1 Hit Ice Physical Attack 7 23 4
Counter-Strike 30% Chance to Counter Physical Attacks 38 4
Beast Killer 50% Physical Damage vs Beast 60 4
ATK +20% ATK +20% 52 5
High Jump Increase Jump Damage 100% 62 5
Area Blast 180% AoE Physical Attack 17 72 5
Spear Master +20% ATK when equipped with Spear 80 5

 

Limit Bursts

Name Effect Value Max Lv Rarity
Highwind 210% ST 1 Hit Physical Attack & -10% ATK Debuff for 3 turns
255% ST 1 Hit Physical Attack & -19% ATK Debuff for 3 turns
10 10 ★3
Highwind 230% ST 1 Hit Physical Attack & -20% ATK Debuff for 3 turns
300% ST 1 Hit Physical Attack & -34% ATK Debuff for 3 turns
12 15 ★4
Highwind 250% ST 1 Hit Physical Attack & -30% ATK Debuff for 3 turns
345% ST 1 Hit Physical Attack & -49% ATK Debuff for 3 turns
14 20 ★5

 

14 COMMENTS

  1. “As events get tougher and buffed by SE on Global, I believe we’re at a stage now where all of you (excluding new Players), should by now have at least 1 5* based character in your inventory”

    I’ve played since day one, and never had one 🙂 that’s how it is.

  2. that’s it, SE is trying to make me quit. for players based in Europe, today’s maintenance took away 100% of playing time!! :O

    not sure if should pull Lightning this times, was super keen on her first time round and poured in all my lapis & tickets reserve, & failed of course :P…. now already have 6* max Gilga, Luneth, COD, DKC, + think Firion’s gonne be upgraded soon too. are her enhanced mage skills really worth it? given rumour more powerful units are coming, maybe should save up the lapis? or am I crazy >_<

  3. My new theory is that you should never waste lapis or tickets on a banner for a 5-star character. The drop rate is too terrible to justify it. It’s the secondary characters that make the banner.

    Take this one: Lighting and two subpar/bad units. Not wasting my time.

    Contrast that with the FFIII banner which had Refia and Arc as the consolation prizes.

    Of course, if you spend actual money, best of luck to you.

  4. FTP here and spent 2 x 5k lapis on trying to summon lightning – failed. i’m probably the outlier FTP who does not have a 5 star base. -cries-

  5. I spent 150€ and 30 summon tickets and still got no Lightning -_-
    This was definitely the last time I invested money in ffbe.. F2P here I come!
    Good luck everyone else :3

  6. Performed one time 11 draw and pulled, 4* Vaan, Mustadio, Hope and 3* Vaan, Fang, Cecil, , Exdeath, Charlotte, Zidane, Sazh and Lightning…. ^^

  7. Hi. I m new here and to this game. I need some help/info amd I hope I dont get much hate cause of my luck.

    I came to this game a few months ago but I quit soon after cause it didnt have my 2 fave games 10 and 13. I did pull a 5* Leo, 3* firion and Krile from my first *free* summons plus a few from the tactics event (no delita, if I am spelling it correctly). Anyway. FFXIII event happened and I found out super late but I re downloaded the game. 30 minutes before the 1st banner disappeared. I was lucky enough to get 5*snow and sazh. Next day pulled lightning , hope and Fang. I m only missing vanille.

    And I saw on this site that there is an upcoming banner for all 6 of the characters. Does anyone know if that is at the end of this banner? I wanna try for Vanille and swap Sazh or Fang for her :/ I just want a full 13 team,cause I love the characters, so I dont care about holding my summons for the ultra good units.

    Hope someone can guide this nooby and sorry for the long post!!

  8. It’s odd that Hope gets no love, seeing how he’s one of the highest ranked 5* mages in JP, and is ranked the same as arc. If you throw on some of the +10 attack/mag materia and some armor to boost his def and he would be good for chaining when you need a mage that won’t die the first time he’s targeted like Kefka and Arc does.

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