There are two common ways of generating BRV for your characters. The main way is by attacking them and stealing their BRV. The other method is by gaining BRV via a skill or effect. Battery refers to a party wide gain of BRV. This BRV gain always shows up in green numbers on top of your allies!
This is an important role as you can generate BRV via battery without needing to attack the enemy, so you can bypass defenses, shields, etc to continue to deal damage!
- Delay & Break Order
Delay refers to moving an enemy's turn in the turn order back by one or more turns. This allows the ally/enemy(ies) with a turn after to steal the delayed enemy's turn. Look at screenshots below which have an example.
Notice the turn order, B is being targeted by Aranea, and Rem has the turn after B.
As you can see, Aranea's delay/break skill pushes B back one turn, allowing Rem to steal B's turn spot!
Delay & Break Order (continued)
In the example above, if you targeted A, the delay would be inefficient because B would steal A's turn, giving your team no noticeable advantage!
These examples are true for breaking an enemy. Always target the last enemy shown in the turn order when possible.
In situations when enemies are very fast, you may see turn orders like: A B A or B A B A. These situations aren't ideal, so if you can break or delay all enemies at once with an AoE attack, you can make this situation much more tolerable.
Imperil refers to when you are able to drop an enemy's resistance to an element or type of attack by 1 level. Levels are:
Absorb (all attacks of that element are considered BRV gains and BRV cannot be stolen)
Null (all attacks of that element/type will do 0 BRV DMG
Heavy Resist (BRV DMG reduced by 90%)
Resist (BRV DMG reduced by 50%)
Normal (BRV DMG 100%)
Weak (BRV DMG 150%)
Imperil for an element/type do not stack. You cannot drop their resistance by 2 levels.
Type imperil (melee/ranged/magic weak) does stack with element imperil. Type imperil add +50% BRV DMG to any matching attack.
Enchant refers to adding/imbuing/augmenting an ally's attack, or the entire party's attacks with a specific element.
When an ally uses an attack with an element that an enemy is weak to, Weak damage will trigger
If an enemy is weak to an element, but resists a type of damage (melee/magic/ranged) - the element weakness will override the type resistance and deal weakness damage. This is *not* true for the reverse.
If an enemy absorbs/resists one element, but is weak to another - an attack that has multiple elements will deal weakness damage
You cannot enchant a different element on an attack that already is an elemental attack.
Enchanting an elemental skill with the same element stacks and adds 20% additional damage per enchant. If an attack has no element, it can be enchanted with multiple elements, but the effects will not stack.
- Launch aka Knock Back
After an enemy is attacked a certain number of times, a launch icon will flash over the enemy on your turn. Attacking that enemy will allow that enemy to be launched in the air, and for any teammates with turns after yours, but before the enemies, join in the launch. The phase of joining the launch is also sometimes referred to as Chase or Chain Attack.
Launch is a way of inflicting additional damage. A launch will deal 10% extra BRV & HP damage when the launch is completed and the enemy hits the wall. For every ally that joins the launch, an additional 5% is added, maximizing at 20% free damage from the launch!
Some characters are able to more quickly generate launches with their skills, and can be found by clicking the Launch link above.
Items, where to find them, and how to use them
Gem - main commodity in the game for acquiring weapons via Multi Draw on Banners. 75,000 worth guarantees an LD weapon via G-Tokens. 125,000 worth guarantees a BT weapon (not recommended unless #1 favorite). Gems have monetary value.
Location: Complete general Story, Lost Chapter, Events content as well as summon boards. Over 900,000 available permanently & ~75,000 more monthly (all free).
G Token - 20 acquired per Multi Draw on a Draw Banner. 300 guarantees that you can obtain your choice of EX weapon or LD weapon on that banner. Does not transfer between Draw Banners. 200 can be exchanged for a Book of Ruin's Mysteries, 100 for a powerstone. Take advantage of their power & rarity. If you accumulate 100 G Tokens and walk away without a weapon, you are wasting those tokens. Expect to accumulate 300 G Tokens whenever doing Multi Draws, and only leave early when you get the weapon that you wanted!
Ticket - Item used to do a single pull on a Draw Banner to acquire weapons. No guarantees, yet is an effective way to acquire weapons.
Location: Complete Chocoboards, Lost Chapters, Event Ticket Exchange, and significant numbers in Ultimate Summon boards (Summons Lv20+). Over 2000 available permanently & ~200 more monthly (all free)
Orbs, with varying levels of strength. 4★ and above are best for leveling, red for weapons, and blue for armor. Can be used to level up your weapons.
Location: Best farmed via Events > Co-Op. Use Ticket Exchange to trade tokens for orbs, but there are many other places to also get them, such as Carbuncle's Treasures when it is available.
Link Bell - An item used to host co-op quests by selecting Group from an applicable co-op quest. Regenerates 1 bell every 2 hours.
Free Recruit - allows for anyone playing the game to be matched to your quest to help!
Just For Fun! - a co-op goal set by the Host indicating that they welcome all characters to the quest
Wanted: Boosted Characters - a co-op goal set by the Host indicating that they only want characters that have boosted stats for that specific event because they earn additional rewards. Boosted Characters have a glowing white aura around their portrait.
In the image provided, Ramza is Boosted, Tifa & Aranea are not
Boosted does NOT mean that your character is strong!
Following / Friend icon - Visible via the Friends menu, allows you to see who you are following, who is following you, and who your friends are (both). You can follow people after a co-op quest ends, or random people that appear in your Friend Support list when before starting a quest.
If both follow each other and are Friends, both players can leverage the other's support character for 5 turns when selecting them for a quest. This is highly recommended to help tackle all content within the game!
When using the support of another player in a quest, if you are not friends, the support will only help for 3 turns.
Gil - in-game currency with no monetary value. Used for leveling up gear, refining items, etc.
Location: Can be farmed best via Events > Co-Op, use Ticket Exchange to buy orbs, and sell the orbs from the Enhancements screen. When rewards are 2x, easily farmable via Events > Cycle Quest - Golden Cactuars
Dissidia Points (DP) - Points which allow the purchase of various items from the Dissidia Shop accessible via the Home Screen. The shop offers the purchase of 1 free powerstone and 1 elite hunt permit weekly, don't miss it!
Location: Daily Mission, Events Ticket Exchange, Chocoboards
Power Stone - referred to as PS or PP (Power Piece). Used to Limit Break a weapon, 4 power stones = 1 Limit Break. You can sell a 5★ weapon for 1 power stone, but this is only advised if you have a Red Check Mark on the weapon. Non-EX 6★ weapons (blue background) can be sold for 4 power stones and is a better option as you permanently unlock the weapon's passive so that your character can equip it while wielding a better weapon, like their EX.
Location: 1 per week from the Dissidia Shop. Occasionally 1 is in a Co-op Shop or Chocoboard. Predominant method for acquiring is by pulling and selling weapons as stated above.
Hunt Permit - Allows you to fight a special enemy for Hunt Tokens. 1 Elite Hunt Ticket can be purchased from the Dissidia Shop with Dissidia Points weekly. Use Hunt Tokens to buy Adamantite Nuggets (most important), tickets (next most important), or EX tokens (important but only if the others are in healthy supply).
Stamina Potion - Potion which refreshes your Stamina Points (SP) in the World of Illusions. Recommended not to use until you are Rank 200 and have 200 SP.
Location: Co-op Shops & you earn one Stamina Potion whenever you rank up (once every 10 character levels).
Power Token - also called Weapon Tokens (WT), one of the rarer items. Allows you to purchase 5★ 15cp (10 tokens) and 35cp (25 tokens) weapons for any character ever released from the Power Token Exchange in the Tokens Exchange menu. It is recommended to only use WT to buy your first copy of a weapon (and only if you already have that character's LD & EX). Expect to have ~100+ WT saved before using them to buy duplicate weapons.
Location: Can be obtained via daily login (3 per 8 days), some co-op shops, special mission dungeons, chocobo panel missions, and other special campaigns.
Armor Token - referred to as AT, much more common than Power Tokens. Allows you to purchase 5★ armor for any character ever released from the Armor Token Exchange in the Tokens Exchange menu. Remember that Lost Chapters and Character Events give 2 armors for free, saving 10 armor tokens!
Location: Can be obtained via co-op shops, Lost Chapters hard mode, Ultimate Summon rewards, special mission dungeons, chocobo panel missions, and other special campaigns.
Fragment / Book of Ruin's Mysteries - 20 Fragments (also called pages) = 1 Book. Used for realizing EX weapons (red) or 90cp HG Armor (blue) to make them more powerful. Realization yields a free Adamantite Ingot in the color of the book.
Location: Chocoboards each generally give 20 pages, and various free missions for beginners. Predominant acquisition is gaining 10 fragments from clearing & completing a Lv150 COSMOS difficulty stage from Lost Chapters (starting at Fang's, Fangs of Promise) and Story (Act 2, Chapter 6).
Ruin's Adamantite Nugget / Ingot - 20 Nuggets = 1 Ingot. Early on, they are very rare, use wisely! Used for limit breaking a realized weapon (red) or armor (blue), which adds significant power.
Location: One ingot is always earned for free after using a Book shown above on a Realizable weapon. 5 nuggets can be earned from *clearing* a Lv180 CHAOS difficulty stage from Lost Chapters (starting at Fang, Fang's of Promise) or Story (starting at Act 2, chapter 6). 2 ingots can be earned for completing a Dimension's End: Entropy stage. Sometimes nuggets can be earned from special Campaign chocoboards.
Chocobo Down / Feather / Tail - Items in increasing order of strength that can be used to grant EXP to your characters (used to quickly level up your characters).
Location: Earned from Cycle Quests, Daily Missions, & Co-op shops.
Bloom Token / Fragments - Bloom Tokens can be used in the Bloom Token Exchange to obtain a character's Bloom Stone. 60 Fragments can be used to limit break a Bloom Stone. The Bloom Stone, at max level, powers up your Additional Ability, which is unlocked when your character reaches Crystal Strength 65.
Location: Earned via Co-op shops & Chocobo Panel Missions, and other various quests.
Book / Tome of Treasure - Increases the amount of items dropped from quests for 15 minutes. Tomes increase the number by 3x, Books by 2x. Tomes can only be purchased for Gems via the Item Shop. Books can be obtained via daily login.
Books: best use is when grinding co-ops, summon trials, etc
Tomes: best use is when grinding cosmos co-ops, or World of Illusions: Radiant Artifacts when the rate is boosted 2x already (stacks to 6x rewards).
Book / Tome of Training- Increases the amount of experience and summon board points earned from quests for 15 minutes. Tomes increase the number by 3x, Books by 2x. Tomes can only be purchased for Gems via the Item Shop. Books can be obtained via daily login.
Books: best use is when wanting to quickly level a character, or grinding Summon Boards casually
Tomes: ONLY use should be when grinding Summon Boards as this can save 20+ hours of grinding. Make sure your characters have 2x EXP already or have a Special Boosted character in party to stack up to 6x Summon Board Points.
Book / Tome of Fortune - Increases the amount of gil dropped from quests for 15 minutes. Tomes increase the number by 3x, Books by 2x. Tomes can only be purchased for Gems via the Item Shop. Books can be obtained via daily login.
Books & Tomes: use on Cycle Quest - Golden Cactuars whenever you are low on gil, especially easy to earn 10 million gil within an hour during a 2x drop event.
Gear Slots - Purchasable from the item shop, 5 slots for 100 gems, up to a max of 900 extra slots. One of the best quality of life additions to the game, especially for anyone that does even a little bit of farming! We recommend upgrading to 400 slots and re-evaluating if you need more.
Eidora / Eidoga / High Eidoja - Artifact tokens that can be enhanced from Enhancement menu to grant your characters randomly generated stat boosts that can be equipped as Artifact Passives. It is only recommended to enhance High Eidojas using Artifact Orbs or other Eido* items as fodder.
Location: Dropped when using Link Bells in Co-op stages. High Eidojas can also be traded for in World of Illusions: Radiant Artifacts. This trading is always a temporary mission alongside new banners! Check your Missions > Events menu!
EX Power Token - 10 tokens allows the purchase of any protagonist's EX weapon from the EX Power Token exchange. These are rare tokens earned from Dimension's End: Order or via very special campaigns, use wisely.
High Guard Armor Token - 20 tokens allows the purchase of any High Guard Armor, duplicates are not needed. There are 5 types of armor, and the best possible advice is: If you are using a character frequently for Lv200+ content, then you should buy their High Guard Armor.
20 Tokens are earned from completing Lv 200 difficulty fights starting at Eight's Lost Chapter or Act 2 Final Chapter.
Gale Adamite, Gale Core, Escape Anima, Tempest Anima - materials used to Chocobo & Sylph summons.
Location: Farmed difficultly from Orb Spring Part 3's in Summon Trials, not worth it!
Monster Claw, Monster Horn, Caliginous Crystal, Radiant Crystal, Sticky Liquid, Viscous Liquid - basic materials used to level your summon from 1 to 13.
Location: Best farmed in Part 3 of the associated Summon's Trial that you are trying to level.
Heatra, Icen, Spark, Aqua, Volatile, Holy, Affinity, Funnel, Draken
Adamite / Core / Matter / Anima / Origin - materials to level summons from Level 1 to 30.
Location: The first 4 materials are best farmed in Part 6 of the associated Summon's Trial that are you trying to level. The last material shown is only farmable in the corresponding Ultimate event.
Shard / Crystal / Cluster / High Shard / High Crystal / High Cluster - various tiers of crystals (each available in all 6 crystal colors).
Shards, Crystals, Clusters, High Shards can level your character to Crystal Strength 60. Farmed via Cycle Quests in Events.
High Crystals along with previous tiers can level your character to Crystal Strength 70. Not farmable, but available via Mog's Gym, Dissidia Point Shop, Co-op shops, Raids, & other campaigns.
High Clusters along with previous tiers can level your character to Crystal Strength 80. Not farmable, but available via time-limited Ticket Exchanges & completion of the Lv180 CHAOS stage