Shinryu Studies

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DISCLAIMER - The information below is not a list of meta characters or must pulls. Characters listed are "keys" to solving the puzzle of the Shinryu stage, and you should review our Roles page for alternatives if you lack them! Review the boss notes & character notes to understand the puzzle. You still need a balanced roster of damage dealers & supports work with your FR and key characters to complete the stage. We have done our best to give you information to make your transition to Shinryu difficulty more smooth, but this research is not necessarily holistic and is intended to be easily understood and actionable.

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I just started, can I do Shinryu?

"Beginner's Guide to Shinryu" video by ScottOng

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"Preparation For Shinryu Difficulty" by Destroth

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For older Lufenias or Lufenia+ fights see:ย 

Lufenia Archive / Lufenia+ Researchย 

Bahamut Spiritus

ScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Six Warrior Area 4

FOCUS THE DRAGON! It is the actual lose condition of this fight. Raijin LDCA, Cater LDCA or Setzer LDCA all heavily mitigate the Knight's danger, however nothing can take away the Dragon's immortality in Force Time if the Knight is already gone. Aggressive teams can utilize a FR Gauge charger like Penelo or Hope and Cancel FR time on the Knight. Defensive/off-turn teams are already handling the Knight so no worries there.

ScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Destroth's Team suggestions

Act 3 Interlude (Neon Debut)

ScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Destroth's Team suggestions

Warrior of Light IW

ScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Destroth's Team suggestions

Seven FR Heretics

ScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Destroth's Team suggestions

Bahamut Raid (Garnet FR Debut)

ScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Destroth's Team suggestions

Kuja IW

ScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Destroth's Team suggestions

Strago Heretics

ScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Destroth's Team suggestions

Ramuh Spiritus

ScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Destroth's Team suggestions

Sice Lost Chapter

ScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Destroth's Team suggestions

Jessie Event

ScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Destroth's Team suggestions

Fusoya Event

ScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Destroth's Team suggestions

Machina IW

ScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Destroth's Team suggestions

Fell Angel - GL Exclusive

๐Ÿ”ŽScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Act 3 Finale Pt 2 - CoD 6 Warrior (Iroha BT/OK FR debuts)

ScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Destroth's Team suggestions

Rydia Mission Dungeon

๐Ÿ”ŽScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's and Destroth's Fight Infographic & Team suggestions

Beatrix IW

๐Ÿ”ŽScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's and Destroth's Fight Infographic & Team suggestions

Act 3 Finale Pt 1 (JACK GARLAND debut)

๐Ÿ”ŽScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's and Destroth's Fight Infographic & Team suggestions

Yuna Heretics

๐Ÿ”ŽScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's and Destroth's Fight Infographic with Team suggestions

Maria IW

Don't get confused, maybe bring a tank. That's it.

Lilisette FR Raid

๐Ÿ”ŽScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Enna Kros Lost Chapter

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's and Destroth's Fight Infographic with Team suggestions

Pandemonium Spiritus

๐Ÿ”ŽScottOng's Fight Cheatsheet

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's and Destroth's Fight Infographic with Team suggestions

Dorgann Event

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's and Destroth's Fight Infographic with Team suggestions

(Note: Rampage Machine can still warp while in Red Aura which will result in a wipe)

Aranea Intersecting Wills

ย ๐Ÿ”Ž ScottOng & Destroth's Fight & Teams Infographic

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's Fight Infographicย 

6 Warrior Quest Area 3

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's and Destroth's Fight Infographic with Team suggestions

(Note: Rampage Machine can still warp while in Red Aura which will result in a wipe)

Act 3 Ch 10 Pt 2 (Hope FR)

ย ๐Ÿ”Ž ScottOng & Destroth's Fight & Teams Infographic

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's Fight Infographicย 

Vaan Intersecting Wills

ย ๐Ÿ”Ž ScottOng & Destroth's Fight & Teams Infographic

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's Fight Infographicย 

Act 3 Ch 10 Pt 1 (Minwu Debut)

ย ๐Ÿ”Ž ScottOng & Destroth's Fight & Teams Infographic

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's Fight Infographicย 

Balthier Heretics

ย ๐Ÿ”Ž ScottOng & Destroth's Fight & Teams Infographic

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's Fight Infographicย 

Aerith Intersecting Wills

ย ๐Ÿ”Ž ScottOng & Destroth's Fight & Teams Infographic

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's Fight Infographicย 

Welcome to the Lockout Era!

Fight Forecast Infographic showing which fights will have heavy resistances in the next few months in ways we haven't dealt with much before.ย 

Elemental Lockouts Explanation by Black Nero/Black Cloud

Faris FR Raid

๐ŸŽบ Call to Arms

Crystal Armor

(2x 85M HP, 170M HP Total)
Thunder, Water or Wind damage ONLY! Other elements will be reduced to 1s

Force Thresholds

HP Thresholds

Quick tl;dr before the prettier guides come out

ย ๐Ÿ”Ž ScottOng & Destroth's Fight & Teams Infographic

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Llyud Lost Chapter

ย ๐Ÿ”Ž ScottOng & Destroth's Fight & Teams Infographic

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Brothers Spiritus

ย ๐Ÿ”Ž ScottOng & Destroth's Fight & Teams Infographic

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's Fight Infographic

Cor Shinryu Event

Community Guidesย 

๐ŸŽบ Call to Armsย 

๐Ÿ”Ž ScottOng & Destroth's Fight & Teams Infographic

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's Fight Infographicย 

Vayne Intersecting Wills

Golbezย 

(90M HP)

Ardyn

(90M HP)

Force Gauge Thresholds

Force Weakness: Melee Force Ability + Force Time

HP Thresholds (Golbez)

HP Thresholds (Ardyn)

Notesย 

Spooky Stuff

Community Resources

๐ŸŽบ Call to Arms

๐Ÿ”Ž ScottOng & Destroth's Fight & Teams Infographic

๐Ÿ”ข Xcaliblur's Fight Infographicย 

6 Warrior Quest Area 2 (Yuri BT/FR debut)

Dimensional Whale Zombieย 

(90M HP)Immune to Paralyze & Launch

Dimensional Dullahan

(90M HP, yes, he's back)Immune to Paralyze & Launch

Force Gauge Thresholds

Force Weakness: Use a Holy + Magic Force Attack with Force Time to Pause FR Effects

Community Guides

๐Ÿ“š DissidiaInfo Boss Guide

๐ŸŽบ Call to Arms

HP Thresholds (Whale)

Spooky Stuff to Look Out For

HP Thresholds (Dullahan)

๐Ÿ”ข Understanding the fight w/ Xcaliblur's Infographicย 

๐Ÿ”Ž Prepare Party with Destroth's Strategy Infographic

Sabin Story (Act 3 Chapter 9 Part 2)

Immune to mBRV Down

Force Weakness

Force Gauge Thresholds

Community Guides

๐Ÿ“š DissidiaInfo Boss Guide

๐ŸŽบ Call to Arms

HP Thresholds & Mechanics (Junction Griever - 80M* HP, Irvine Manakin - 70M HP)

HP Thresholds

Notes:ย 

Spooky Stuff

๐Ÿ”ข Understanding the fight w/ Xcaliblur's Infographicย 

๐Ÿ”Ž Prepare Party with Destroth's Strategy Infographic

Iroha Intersecting Wills

Community Guidesย 

๐Ÿ“š DissidiaInfo Boss Guide

๐ŸŽบ Call to Armsย 

๐Ÿ”ข Understanding the fight w/ Xcaliblur's Infographicย 

๐Ÿ”Ž Prepare Party with Destroth's Strategy Infographic