Nightmare Dungeon #1 - Black Magic (25th Mar-4th Apr 2016)

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  1. Agarash

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    Rejoice my fellow FFRKers! Starting soon, there will be a new monthly dungeon to keep our interest high and up. JP used to call it "Abyss" but Global has decided that "Nightmare" is more suitable. The nightmare dungeons will be available for a limited time (around 2 weeks) every time it comes out.

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    Thanks to flip @ Kongbakpao, here's a brief writeup of what we will be encountering :
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    In this series there are five dungeons, the four that you see above, plus a fifth one. These four dungeons have their own respective realms, so take advantage of Realm Synergy! They can be taken down in any order. Clearing the four dungeons will unlock the final Nightmare dungeon :
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    In this dungeon, the synergy mechanics are different from the usual Realm Synergy. Only characters capable of 5★ Black Magic are eligible for Synergy Bonus. In addition, any equipment by said characters will gain Synergy Bonus as well.

    List of eligible characters for Synergy Bonus in this fifth dungeon:
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    Now, let's take a look at the highlights :

    #1. Ultima Magic
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    Ultima will be our very first 6★ Black Magic. This ability will bring about 2 strong non-elemental magical attacks to all enemies (@OathKeeper81, upgraded meatballs for you?)
    To craft this beast, one will require : 10x Black Crystals, 6x Non-elemental Crystals, 6x Fire Crystals, 1x Memory of Ultima.

    #2. Heaven Thunder Bracelet accessory (large resistance to lightning)
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    #3. Soul of a Hero, MC Lode, MC2 Lode
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    #4. Final boss - Ultima Buster
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    For a guide, our very own @juniglee provided a very comprehensive one :
     
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  2. Elskidor

    Elskidor Foundation Member

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    Look at all those IV characters compared to the rest. Slightly unbalanced, but go IV go! I can't give any insight on the rest of these, but the first Nightmare is very gimmicky and simple once you understand the enemy design.
     
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    Wesker F2P 4ever m0d Staff Member Moderator JP Moderator

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    We don't already had something like this? I sure remember that format...
     
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    NOICE! Can't wait. New content is good content.
     
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    LOL, No! Ultima is so bad.

    *shrugs* Seems well-balanced to me...

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    Ultima is bad? I didn't know that. Whyso?
     
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    LOL, yeah, definitely balanced!!
     
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    Quoted from Redditor Zurai001 who crafted and data-mined Ultima on the JP client:

    "525x2 potency (1050 total potency, vs 900 for Meteor, 1200 for Flare, and 750x2/1500 for Bahamut). Underwhelming, but very, very pretty."
     
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    That's terribly underwhelming. Magic needs a mega boost. Meteor and Bahamut for the win until this gets properly boosted.
     
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    While underwhelming, it's still great that it's two hit. Sure, it's not as strong as Bahamut, but Summons have always been about Burst Damage, while the Magic Counterparts have been more about Prolonged Damage, if you follow what I mean. ^^

    On another note.... MYBODYISREADY
     
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    Abyss sounds much cooler than nightmare :( The translations in this game continue to thoroughly dissapoint.

    Wonder if we are any chance for a lucky banner ala the ones that were introduced a bitter later in the abyss challenges timeline. Would be pretty cool but not getting my hopes up.
     
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    So any equipment involving MAG gets synergy? Or is it just those said character specific relics that get them?
     
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    I see! Very sad :(

    ...it really is pretty, though >.>
     
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    Any equipment equipped on those characters (character with 5* Black Magic) automatically gains synergy. So might be an idea to give Terra your best sword and make her a front row support as your genuine supports won't be able to get synergy at all.

    May be wrong thats my understanding of it at this point.
     
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    Evil Crusader The Very (N)Ice Cream Mod

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    All good and well, but Nightmare Bosses boast Break Immunity. They're puzzle bosses - they won't hurt you (too much) as long as you follow the 'correct' strategies provided. In fact, Ultima is so puzzle that it's been beaten by five naked ninjas and that should definitely prove the point.
     
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    ...i`m just gonna cheese it with ninjas lol.
     
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    Well it feels like if people just look up guides and copy setups then it won't be much fun, I'm gonna stick to being clueless and attempt it on my own, makes it more interesting especially since its 1 stamina.
     
  18. Wesker

    Wesker F2P 4ever m0d Staff Member Moderator JP Moderator

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    Oh, now I get it...the format remembered me the Vale of memories :D
     
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    I'm with you on that one... i'll just try to figure it out myself... I like the planning and strategy making process of this game :D That's also why I never used Retaliate haha
     
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    I do the same thing ... I only use guides/ help when I've tried to beat something for like 3 hrs and feel like I want to break my phone.
     
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