Magicite guide/Nightmare abilities

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  1. derek281

    derek281 Active Member

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    Hello, could someone post a link (whether it be from Reddit or here) on where to get started and how to succeed in the magicite dungeons. I finally completed Omega Drive last night and unlocked the 6 new elemental magicite dungeons and want to read up on them before I begin. There was also a thread about which 6* abilities are worth crafting I would like to see that too as I havn’t made any of them yet...thanks in advance.
     
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    cactusJed Absolute Warlord I am a Cactus

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    I only last week started to clear any magicite dungeon. Now I’ve done five, stuck on water.

    Months ago, I tried fenrir (wind) and golem (earth) a few times but lacked the technical ability to do anything. Even though I had lots of physical wind tools, wasn’t good idea going phys on golem for me.

    I tried liquid flame (fire) a number of times and felt this was my best chance.
    I had a fully dived Edge with honed water ninja attacks (phys), reflecting pool and raging waters. Ramza with shout and history’s truth. But it wasn’t enough. I ran out of abilities around 1:15 in battle and got flamey’s hp down to 25%.

    The basic you really need are two elemental people doing dps.
    I finally pulled Bartz bsb2 last month so I felt ready.

    Team building tips in chat:
    Two batteries (wrath+entrust)
    One healer (fully dived, dualcast)
    Two DPS (boosted by elements and at least two boostgas)
    Entrust early with mako might RM so you can start with your boostgas and bsb entry.
    I repeated history’s truth as often as possible after the beginning of battle using shout, so quickcasts helped me win sooner.

    Quickcasting will really improve your ability to clear magicites
    Because you will only have to rely on 2 uses of RW fabula guardian at most.
    You take less damage.

    Speaking of damage... equip elemental weapon/armour with boost to damage.
    And give everyone accessories that resist the element damage from the boss, if you need to survive.


    Basically... once you beat one magicite.... beat it again to get duplicate team magicite
    Train up the magicite you earn to lvl51, and move on to the next element in the circle sequence, as your newly equipped magicite will help you.

    Personally, I pulled OK MUSB recently, which made magic teams much much easier for me.
    Without it, I would have likely struggled a lot, but can still clear most of these bosses, just taking longer.

    However, my dps comes from:
    Water... Edge(LD dualcast ninja), Bartz BSB2 (LD dualcast spellblade)
    Fire... Vivi BSB2, Papalymo BSB (LD dc fire magic), OK meltdown (LD dc black magic)
    Ice... Squall BSB2(LD dualcast spellblade), Rinoa CSB
    Wind... Alphinaud BSB+tiamat, Fujin BSB, OK meltdown(LD dc bm)
    Earth... Emperor USB, Rydia BSB, OK meltdown(LD dc bm)

    I am struggling with Lightning at the moment but have Ashe OSB and Marach USB and BSB to toy with.
     
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    mageofthesands Absolute Warlord TOTS Warrior

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    Try reading the magicite dungeon thread? There is some good information in there in between all the "I Did It!" posts.

    The first dungeon is the hardest. Once you crack the first one, you get the hang of the others.

    To crack that first dungeon, try to find someone with an enElement soul break, and an OSB. Simple strat is to have an entruster around to feed that person gauges and just kill the boss one 99999 hit at a time. It might not be the fastest, but it is reliable. That's what you want to build up your magicite summons.

    My first Bismarck team was Ashe, with +lightning armor, her enElement BSB, and her OSB. Papalymoo gives +30% magic, hastega, and quickcast charges while peppering boss with Chain Thundagas. Sazh gives +30% magic and +30% attack with his BSB, and lets him instant cast two support abilities. Yuna's BSB gives another +30% magic stacking buff, and keeps the team alive through the first ten seconds or so while Y'sh wraths up to her BSB.

    Gameplay works like this. Ashe spams Sudden Thunder to get soul break charges. Sazh Wraths up to almost two bars, uses his BSB, an instant wrath, and an instant Entrust to Ashe. She should have used her BSB by then and should have three bars now. One from damage taken, and the rest from Sazh. She then uses her OSB over and over while Sazh wraths twice, entrusts, wraths twice, etc. Everyone else's job is to keep Ashe alive.
     
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    mageofthesands Absolute Warlord TOTS Warrior

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    I don't know what you're trying to do with that party. I don't know what soul breaks the gang has. Thing to note: breaks are practically useless in magicite, with the exception of affliction break. Magicite bosses have 80% resistance to them. You're going want to specialize in physical or magic. A cross party could work, but only if you're leveraging Imperils and Chains. Tyro isn't that good of an entruster. Find someone with the highest Speed, and give them Ace Striker.

    I also highly suggest putting on elemental resist accessories.
     
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    im repeatedly getting my a$$ handed to me while facing bismarck. i have 2 batteries, OK MUSB and ramza brigadine lmr setting off sg at the start of battle; everyone also has water resist accessories. i have 2 AoE faithgas between OK and garnet and a self faithga with ashe. it does not matter his resistance must be thru the roof as my attacks barely deal any reasonable dps. also he hits hard and fast i cannot keep my party healed up...any advice?
     

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    He does hit hard. I am guessing you haven’t yet cleared the other magicites. I personally found bismarck the hardest of the six basic elements (not including dark or holy), and cleared him last.

    My team at the time (I since have decent relics for Xiii’s Lightning for a simpler phys) was really difficult.

    See above and mageofthesands offers some nice advice.
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    I have OK BSB and MUSB for 60% MAG boost.

    Marach uses memento mori to boost dps. Mine also has BSB.
    Ashe uses sudden thunder to quickcast magic. She also has OSB.

    Personally, I would give your dps people damage RM not the ace striker type as your sb gauge will come from batteries.

    I have fully dived Vanille so she dualcasts heals. And uses TG Cid RM99 for early rapid casting.

    Shelke fully dived is the best battery entruster because of her speed and LM.

    Entrusting only really helps if you are using OSB or repeated USB.

    Could you try that?
    Or maybe try two healers, and kill it slower?
     

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