Beginner Priorities

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DFFOO Player Priorities

  • Backup your account from the Settings page! You get free materials for doing so!

  • Complete Novice Missions INCLUDING the Cloud focused missions!

~Much of the game is locked out until you finish all of these.

  • Complete Mog's Gym (found in Quests > Events) to help max some of your character's crystal levels to 70.

  • Wondering which character to summon/pull on?

    • You should be prioritizing characters that have their LD available on the banner. Check our roles page and see if they cover staple roles that you are missing. Once your staples are covered, you can start to expand into Specialty roles!

    • Check the infographic to see when the character was last updated, READ their Help! section. If you see things you don't like, that might be a reason to skip. If you see things you don't understand, you can always ask us or someone else for help!

    • LOCK YOUR WEAPONS WHEN YOU PULL THEM! SQEX can only recover one weapon as a grace option.

  • Daily to do! Do your Daily Hunt (found from the Hunt button at the bottom of the Quests map), claim rewards, and use SP in World of Illusions as it refreshes!

    • Character Points are limited! Make sure you max out your character board points per current event (easy to check the Events page). You can rerun any related quests to get more points, even normal quests from the related Lost Chapter or Story! Not sure what to look for? The icon for character boards can be found in our glossary!

    • SP is best spent on leveling your summons up. Ifrit, Diabolos, Odin, Brothers, & Ramuh are good ones to start with, but you'll want to eventually max all 10 of them.

    • Get to Rank 200 as soon as possible by doing Events > Crystal Quests and leveling up your characters. You just need one strong character to do this, to carry two allies with no weapons.

  • Complete Chocobo Panel Missions, DissidiaInfo has guides!

  • Play the game at your leisure, there's no rush!

    • Focus on Story & Lost Chapters to gain precious gems (don't spend these carelessly)! Characters are mostly useless without their weapons, so don't worry about which Lost Chapter or area to do first. If you had to pick though:

      • It's easiest to clear through content quickly with an AoE damage dealer. Kain is extremely budget, just needing his 15cp to farm, but Squall is also a great option and he's available on the Start Dash Banner with all his weapons!

      • For a list of farming units, see Auto+ Farming!

    • Use your bells for Group quests, and choose to Host. Players can help you clear the quest and earn shop tokens!

    • Make sure to use shop tokens to claim limited items inside of the Token Exchange for new Events!

  • Head over to - it is a player-run tracker for your roster. It does not access DFFOO data or your account, and is safe to use. You need to manually enter your characters' weapons, but it will be a godsend for when you need to...

    • Ask for help on Discord specifically, people will be kind and helpful, there are people assigned as Helpers to guide you at all hours of the day in all timezones! Just be ready to share your roster!

  • Farm your summon boards! Ultimate Summon boards have stat boosts for individual characters and both Ultimate and Divine summon boards have lots of loot (Gems, Tickets, tokens, nuggets, etc). See our Board Farming page for farming strategies and more info!

  • Take a look at How to Read Infographics to better understand new/returning units and determine if you should pull

  • Seriously, make sure to read and understand our Beginner's Guide :)

TL;DR - Backup your account, do Mog's Gym to understand basic mechanics, level summons (at least get 1 summon to Lvl 30) and tackle whatever time-limited stuff you can for Enhancement Points. Do that while referring to the Glossary, Summon Hub and asking questions. Look at our other visual guides for character information, weapon/armor leveling, selling and equipping. Have fun~

DFFOO Mistakes


  • Don't sell 5 or higher weapons until they have a red check mark in the lower left corner of the weapon. Gold weapons turn blue when they are Max Limit Broken MLB & Max Level.

    • At blue, for CP15, 35, & 90 (LD) - the weapon passive will be permanently unlocked, then you can sell.

    • You can sell duplicate EX+ 0/3 weapons now, but it's only recommended if you already have the same EX+ at 3/3.

    • Follow best equipping practices with our infographics at the bottom!

  • Don't stress about newer Lufenia or Lufenia+ (Lv200 - 250) until you have a strong team with maxed weapons, summon boards and an ok understanding of the game. This can take days to weeks to months depending on player and don't be afraid to ask if your team can handle a fight!

  • Don't "spread your gems" around on multiple banners, pick a goal and focus on it.

    • Make sure you have 75k gems for an LD. 125k for a BT. 200k for both. Pulling with less is gambling!

    • It takes on average 300 tickets to get an LD with a reasonable chance. Would you rather spend 100 on 3 banners and maybe get 1 of them? Or save 300 for 1 banner and have a much more reliable chance of getting that one weapon? Up to you!

    • Don't ticket first and gem second unless you luck a BT and want to go back to guarantee the character's LD

    • Breaking any of these is likely to cause stress & frustration, potentially in real life. It is not worth it! :)

    • Check our Pull Strategies page for detailed practices when pulling.

  • Don't use powerstones on a weapon until you are done pulling the banner that has that weapon on it.

  • Don't use ingots on EX+ weapons unless you have their 15cp, 35cp, and LD weapons ALL Max Limit Broken

  • Don't give into hype and don't treat any tier list as gospel!

  • Don't lose your Player ID! Write it down or join Discord and store it in MateriaBot so that you can find new friends to help you through the game!

Weapon and Armor Equipping