Transcendence Tier 9

Reminder: Avoid claiming your BT tokens from the Rewards menu, they do NOT expire! Simply wait until there is a BT you want to claim!

For general information on Transcendence, please read our Transcendence FAQ!

You do not need to complete prior Transcendence stages to attempt this stage!

Left Crucible vs 2x Lunatic Sahagin Shaman

Enemy: 2x Lunatic Sahagin Shaman

(link to enemy details on Dissidia Compendium)

Orb Timeline:

-1 count per ally action, no count change per enemy turn
  • Up the entire battle (10 start, 10 max, lethal)

Inflict 2+ debuffs in 1 turn: +1 count

  • Vincent, Relm, Seymour, Serah and too many more to fully list

Orb enemy has 4+ debuffs after orb holder's turn ends: +2 count

  • Vincent, Seymour, Serah & still too many to list; check out the link above for more specific recommendations.

White Crystal required in party

Fight Notes (Click to expand)

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White Crystal Suggestions: Vincent, Relm, Porom, Seymour, Guy, Serah

Orb Suggestions: Vincent, Relm, Seymour, Serah, Kadaj

  • This orb will kill you upon exploding

Fight mechanics:

  • 50T to get through 40M HP (2x 20M HP)

  • BRV damage is reduced by up to 50% throughout the fight.

  • BRV gains are reduced by up to 90% throughout the fight.

General Team Themes to counter the stage:

  • Vincent the synergy stomp with at least someone to keep him alive. Less of an issue if he has BT+

  • Guy or Lenna and strong damage dealers to meet crystal color and ignore orb

  • It's a Lufenia level fight, nothing too dangerous if you decide to damage race

Boss abilities to watch out for:

  • Supplication for Grace: Grants iBRV, ATK, DEF, SPD, and Enfeeblement Up buffs to it's party

  • Erdgeist's Power: BRV gain (if under iBRV), AoE BRV + Split HP attack. Inflicts Turn Rate and mBRV Down

Right Crucible vs 2x Lunatic Wild Shearer

Enemy: Lunatic Wild Shearer

(link to enemy description on Dissidia Compendium)

Orb Timeline:

-2 count per ally action, -2 change per enemy turn
  • Up the entire battle (8 start, 8 max, lethal)

Party member has buff/special effect at 5+ levels: +1 count after anyone's turn

  • Sephiroth, Celes, Terra, CoD, Xande, Gladio, Zack, Guy, Lyse

Orb holder has a gold debuff on turn end: +1 count

  • Sephiroth, Kadaj, Laguna

Green Crystal required in party

Fight Notes (Click to expand)

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Green Crystal Suggestions: Sephiroth, Xande

  • Also Galuf, Terra, CoD, Celes but they might be in a previous Tier

Fight mechanics:

  • 50T fight, 40M HP (2x 40M HP)

    • This orb will kill you upon exploding

  • BRV damage is reduced by up to 50% throughout the fight (at thresholds, they reduce BRV damage by 250% until they're broken).

  • BRV gains are reduced by up to 70% throughout the fight.

General Team Themes to counter the stage:

  • Sephiroth handles the mechanics and orb comfortably but another unit or 2 can help ensure safety while damage racing

  • Bring 100% gravity or insta break units (You can find a list of them on our Roles page)

  • Might be a little tricky to race if you can't instant break the bears often (e.g. Sephiroth EX isn't up in time) but if you have Cait LD effect or Snow BT effect up, you can BRV gain your way to reliable HP DMG without needing to BREAK the bears. Just make sure to not let them take a turn without BREAKing them after their BRV gain!

Boss abilities to watch out for:

  • When either hits 79%, 59%, 29% & 19%: both bears delay themselves, gain BRV until their max and reduce BRV DMG by 250% until Broken. Only happens 4 times in the fight total.

    • They will use Spear Shot+ if not broken on their next turn: removes target's buffs, reduce target's BRV by 60%, BRV + HP. Ignores HP DMG Mitigation. BRV gain. Inflicts Puncture Wound - Can't gain or steal BRV.

    • They will use Spear Shot if broken on their next turn: Recover from BREAK, reduce target's BRV by 60%, BRV + HP, ignores HP DMG Mitigation. BRV gain.

  • Wild Breath: Delays target 2T.

  • Brio Shot: AoE BRV + Split HP. Inflicts Poison Wound - DEF Down & 10% mHP Poison. Guaranteed hit.

Reckoning vs 2x Lunatic Anger Hawk (THE THICCENS)

Enemy: 2x Anger Hawks

(link to enemy details on Dissidia Compendium)

Orb Timeline:

-1 change per ally action, no change on enemy turns
  • Up the entire battle (30 start, 30 max, lethal)

Inflict 4+ debuffs in 1 action: +4 count

  • Vincent, Lilisete, Kefka, Fran, Gabranth, Laguna, Serah* (she can be funky)

  • LAGUNA REFINED SPHERES RISE UP (if used correctly they can enable Kadaj, Relm, Emperor, Auron, Terra, Fang, etc.)

    • With double refined Laguna spheres, Relm and Emperor can satisfy the orb with their non-debuffing AoE HP attacks (Relm's Tentacle attack and Emperor's LD & HP+++). Don't make full spheres just for this event as they don't even work anyway; only refineds work for this and they're cheaper if you had them!

Orb holder has a gold debuff on turn end: +2 count

  • Sephiroth, Kadaj, Laguna

IMPORTANT!

Orb will tick down by 3 for each buff the enemies get. They will try to apply 5 buffs when they go below 90%, 60%, 50%, 30%, 20% & 10% (which is -15 if they succeed outside of BT or Summon Phase)!

More Fight Notes (Click to expand)

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Fight mechanics:

  • 100T fight with 120M HP (2 x 60M HP)

  • BRV damage is reduced by up to 50% throughout the fight.

  • BRV gain is reduced by up to 70% throughout the fight.

Fight Timeline:

  • 89% - Remove 5 debuffs. Grants iBRV, ATK, DEF, SPD and BRV DMG Up buffs to self. Grants 1M BRV shield to self.

  • 69% - Grants 1M BRV shield to self.

  • 59% - Remove 5 debuffs. Grants iBRV, ATK, DEF, SPD and BRV DMG Up buffs to self.

  • 49% - Remove 5 debuffs. Grants iBRV, ATK, DEF, SPD and BRV DMG Up buffs to self. Grants 1M BRV shield to self.

  • 29% - Remove 5 debuffs. Grants iBRV, ATK, DEF, SPD and BRV DMG Up buffs to self. Grants 1M BRV shield to self.

  • 19% - Remove 5 debuffs. Grants iBRV, ATK, DEF, SPD and BRV DMG Up buffs to self.

  • 9% - Remove 5 debuffs. Grants iBRV, ATK, DEF, SPD and BRV DMG Up buffs to self. Grants 1M BRV shield to self.

  • Above 60% or 30% are the best times to setup BT or summon phase as triggering the thresholds' cleanse and buffs will NOT tick down the orb during these phases making it very comfy for orb purposes.

Scary boss attacks:

  • Ice Blow (Recast): Recover from BREAK, BRV gain, AoE Ice BRVs + Split HP attack. Guaranteed Hit. Gains Physical and BRV DMG reductions for 5T (anyone's turn passing counts).

  • Lightning Kick: Recover from BREAK, BRV gain, AoE Thunder BRVs + Split HP attack.

  • Windburst: BRV gain, Wind BRV attack. Guaranteed hit.

General Team Themes to counter the stage:

  • "Several actions will play in sequence. It is recommended that you set aside sufficient time to engage these actions in their entirety."

  • This fight is LONG. Don't get impatient or lose focus; it is very easy to lose because you forgot to mitigate for a big attack or the orb goes off from their cleanse or you get broken and die from unlucky turn rate.

  • If you want to bring debuffing calls, use them after they perform their cleanse since doing it right before their cleanse will make you feel really sad.

Creative & Unique Runs of the Reckoning stage from JP players

  • We are linking some noteworthy videos that utilize unexpected team comps. We thank these players for their creative efforts :)

    • If you have a run that you believe is noteworthy, please message CellyBell#0314 (discord) or poke #tonberry_chat in the MateriaBot discord!!!

  • If you are looking for creative runs on the GL side of the game, please do check DissidiaInfo.com

Honorable mentions to Snowverflow

    • ガスティのゲームチャンネル using LDs only with:

Galuf & Relm duo

    • Showcase of no BT, Calls or Summon phase

    • ガスティのゲームチャンネル using LDs only with:

Kadaj & Galuf duo

    • Showcase of no BT, Calls or Summon phase

ぐーり using LDs only with:

Vincent, Emperor, Galuf

    • Showcase of no BT or Calls

しょうたの部屋時々リラックマさん using LDs only with:

Relm, Galuf, Freya - (Caius, Faris, Ceodore LDCAs)

    • Showcase of no BT in party

青いカラスの巣 using LDs only with:

Galuf, Celes, Vanille - (Seymour, Sephiroth, Reno LDCAs)

    • Showcase of no BT in party