[List] Meet the Common (and Uncommon) People, a 1★ and 2★ arcana tier list

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    In the same spirit as other Arcana list, I bring you this ranking of 2* and 1* units. Frequently overlooked because their cards aren't shiny, some of them can actually add a lot of value to your team.

    I try to rate arcana according to their performance in the 4 reasons you'll use a 1*-2*:
    1 - To take you through the game while you don't have better units. And with v2 taverns, this is important for new players or reroll accounts, since you can save resources until you reach taverns with superior arcana.
    2 - Units to keep for event/casino quests with limited rarity or cost
    3 - Long term utility (including as kizuna)
    4 - Titan's Cave

    The evaluations are:
    - Great: these arcana are the ones that you should probably keep forever.
    - Good: arcana that should be kept for the cost/rarity limited quests and/or for specific utility.
    - Regular: arcana that should be used temporarily and then sold.
    - Bad: arcana that shouldn't be kept.

    I'm also adding the kizuna affiliation between () after the arcana name. Here are the codes:

    - VA:
    Volunteer Army
    - VC: Vice Capital
    - HC: Holy Capital
    - ST: Sage's Tower
    - MP: Maze Pass
    - LS: Lake of Sand
    - SI: Soul Island
    - 9T: Nine Territories of Fire
    - SB: Sea Breeze Harbor
    - DO: Daybreak Ocean

    I hope this helps. Feel free to comment and agree/disagree.

    2★ Arcana

    Great

    :warrior:Dusty (VC) - I don't think I need to discuss Dusty a lot. The 1st thing you need to do in the game is go to Barrierboro and farm the quest to MLB him. At lvl 50, he has the HP of a 3* but the ATK of a 4*. Haruaki, a v1 3* with good stats only surpasses Dusty's attack at lb3. His special does decent dmg for one mana and helps him tank a bit, being multihit. Some people say they can finish gauntlet spamming Dusty's special. While he pesters Yolde for blades to sell and tricks you to advertise his wares, the hot blooded merchant will take you far into the game until you get better soldiers. But then, he's still has utility to be kept, since he's great at the limited cost/rarity quests AND his gold boost passive and kizuna make him a good option for gold farming teams. And with the Titan's cave boost, his attack goes to 12748... Compared to this awesomeness, his SR version is quite a disappointment.

    :cleric:Latty (VC) - After MLBing dusty, the 2nd thing to be done in the game is MLBing latty, As a healer from Yggdra, she outclasses all other healers for general use under 3*s except for Melvina. And her increased range means you don't need to micro her a lot, making her easy to use. That's what you'd expect from someone that can put Silva in his place. Latty will take you through the game up until the point you get SR Marina. But even then it's still not time to retire the healer's guild milf. Her expanded healing radius kizuna covers the only big weakness of her protegé SR Marina. And or 2 cost. So at cost 10 you can have in Marina+Latty a great healer combo that can take you to the most up to date v2 chapter. She's also a great healer for the Titan's cave. Latty v2 fucking when?

    :warrior:Dengal (LS) - He's the only whole party buffer under 3* and his skill has the same duration and buff as Toto's, one of the few 3* pary buffers. His stats at MLB are similar to Toto's and he's melee, so he has a bit more DPS and can deal with shielded enemies, Great to start your buffer team and depending on the demon hunter's class, he might be a better option than other buffers.

    Good

    :warrior:Ryouta (9T) - No, your special isn't like your brother's. His is a line AOE. but anyway, one mana for 2,5 dash AOE is ok for a 2*. It'll help clearing mobs and reach the back row. But his main sellin point is his extra ATK and dmg reduction when his HP is 2/3 or more (his kizuna gives an atk boost under these conditions). Unfortunately, by the time you get to the 9teri to farm MLB Ryouta, he'll probably won't be able to find a place in your team. He's useful in Titan's Cave and can help in quests limited do UC, but he doesn't really shine like Dusty.

    :warrior:Marga (MP) - Actually an old woman, her one mana 4x dmg special is ok. Her main selling point, though is her ability that gives her extra 30% atk and 20% dmg reduction in caves, which will help you in Titan's cave. Other than that, she isn't that useful

    :warrior:YoYo (MP) - 1 mana for 4x dmg is ok and while his freeze imunity ability and kizuna are niche, they can help tons against Gimu's favorite freezing sekeletons. Pretty good for a coward.

    :knight:Gizgo (LS) - The camel lover has desert combat skill which is niche, but his 2 mana 8x dmg vanguard atk is top notch. His beach/desert atk and defense bonus is surpisingly useful given the existance of the beach team combo and that there are few knights with this kind of boost. He's also a late comer, though.

    :knight:Melissa (VC) - The demon of greed Melissa had her time of glory whan she was briefly featured in a DR. Like Dusty, she has utility as a gold farmer but unlike him, she isn't a great arcana per se. But in the end, you're going to keep her because she's the only gold boosting kizuna for Mustapha, which makes her go up a step in usefullness.

    :wizard:Lizerotte (ST) - The leader of the mahou shoujo brigade. She's as cute as she's delusional. Her one mana 2x full screen AOE special is good and her 8% special boost kizuna is awesome for dancer teams. Put her as Frau kizuna, because crazy + crazy = success. The lack of abilities take a bit un usefulness, though.

    :archer:Jean (DO) - Another one that comes too late. His 20% wave heal to the lowest HP is very good and his 2x mana 11x special is a good nuke. But by the time you're in DO you won't use him. His kizuna is similar to his ability and is pretty good.

    :cleric:Kate (HC) - Even though her Heaven's Cannons are among the biggest of the game, their HoT effect isn't great due to her low attack. Her auto heal is decent but her kizuna is average.

    :cleric:Marle (DO) - Marle is actually a great healer. At MLB with her skill unlocked, she's comparable to LB1 melvina in terms of healing (though she can't cure poison). This makes her even better than Latty. Her only problem is that she's only available in DO, when you already have Marina v2, who is a MUCH superior cleric for 3 extra cost. Her kizuna isn't great either. She is a great cleric for the Titan's cave, though, specially if paired with good kizuna.

    Regular

    :warrior:Azami (9T) - Her 3x dmg back row special can be useful and her extra move speed helps her airshield. +movespeed kizuna is also useful at a cheap 2 cost

    :warrior:Blossum (DO) - 8,5x dmg for 2 mana is ok. She has extra move speed, which wasn't what I'd expect from such a muscular woman. I guess it's from using the ropes. +movespeed kizuna as well. She also comes too late to be relevant.

    :warrior:Mia (LS) - She has a 2 mana 12x dmg multi hit special. Can be a boss killer in the early stages and Titan's Cave but the fact that she has no abilities make her lag behind. Her +atk kizuna also isn't that great

    :warrior:Raioh (SI) - 1 mana for 5x dmg is decent, but his niche forest combat skill and kizuna limit his usefulness. And he doesn't have a Titan's Cave like marga to justify keeping him.

    :knight:Elena (HC) - Poor Elena. So cool and pretty. Her charge with her trusted horse is a great special for a 2*, but what kind of skill and kizuna are recover from slow faster? Why didn't they give the poor girl slow immunity?

    :wizard:Havell (DO) - Another late comer, he's available to late to be useful. His 8x line AOE special for 2 mana is good but his dmg boost at below 1/3 HP just doesn't match with a wizard.

    :archer:Patricia (VC) - Patty is the best merchant in the game, but her arcana isn't great, even though she's pretty. This frightening lady is a gold booster, but her special isn't great and in a class like archers full of gold boosters and gold boosting kizuna, she gets easily overshadowed. She will help you farm in the beginning of the game, though.

    :archer:Sabio (SI) - His special is the same as Patricia's, but he has no abilities, Use Patricia because at least you get gold. His kizuna also is 12% ranged attack up and it's cheap, so he can be used as filler kizuna for a while.

    :archer:Rispheen (DO) - Rispheen is a Yawood wannabe. He wants to be a tactician. His 2 mana 10x backrow special is ok and his 10% extra ranged damage ability is good. But he arrives too late as well and his kizuna while good, is easily replaced.

    :archer:Whargman (VC) - being the coolest and manliest character under 3* and one of the coolest and manliest guys in the game doens't help him much. His 2 mana for 10,5x random dmg in the screen is good, but wasteland combad ability and kizuna is too niche.

    :cleric:Rosa (SI) - Her waveheal to the lowest HP kizuna is a bit useful, but having no skills really hurts her. Her special heals 120% for two mana which isn't bad, but the 20% mana difference from other burst healers under 2* isn't really big at that lvl of atk.

    Bad

    :warrior:Lynda (MP) - Her special has daze, but 2 mana for 4x dmg is bad. Her ability isn't bad, but with her stats it doesn't make much difference. Her kizuna might help in Casino, but I wouldn't keep her just for that.

    :warrior:Haruka (9T) - Her special is ok 100% extra attack for 8s (without taking extra dmg, eh Hannya). But wasteland bonus as ability is too conditional both as ability and as kizuna

    :knight:Rhuana (HC) - Rhuana is a mini Thomas, who's a mini Parchelle. Unfortunately, she has no passives. Her special is useful and she might be a good tank for Titan's Cave, but the lack of a passive. The lead... I mean most famous member of the pure hearts and idol of the volunteer army has an useful poison immunity kizuna. Unfortunately, SR Kain has the same kizuna for the same cost with extra effects and better stat boost.

    :knight:Albert (VC) - His special ability and kizuna are all increased defense. He can tank a bit but being a 2* he's still not going to ammount to much. So much for the hero.

    :wizard:Hakim (LS) - Unlike his useful big brother, Hakim has no abilities and his dmg reduction song, while useful, cuts too little dmg for it to be relevant. His kizuna is also weak.

    :wizard:Palna and Pulna (ST) - both have one mana 3x line AOE which is decent and get a decent buff if both of them are in the field. But seriously, except for some very corner cases, I can't justify wasting two character slots with them. Their extra dmg resistan to their elements kizuna isn't great as well.
     
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    1★ Arcana

    Great

    :knight:Kain (VA) - Our first nakama. An insecure boy that becomes a strong knight later. Will he ever get in a romance with Michidia? Well all of that is for later. Right now he's weak. Yet for a 1* pretty good. Poison immunity kizuna for cost 1 is very helpful. His special is good as well. Frankly, you already have to MLB and lvl him to 40 to get the volunteer sword and unlock SR Kain's quests. Might as well just keep him for cheap kizuna and the restricted quests.

    :archer:Michidia (VA) - The VA's big sister. She takes care of everyone and wears the (short) pants in the VA, since Hero is too busy building his harem, making jokes and seizing the light to actually manage the VA. She has a good special and her Urban Combat kizuna is good. Also rare for archers. As with Kain, you're going to lvl her anyway, so might as well keep her for kizuna and restricted quests.

    :cleric:Marina (VA) - The last original VA member. She's very cute and hardworking. Commonly seen shipping KainMichi and PhoHero. Since we have Latty soon in the game, you won't use her for long, but her daze immunity kizuna is good and as with the other volunteers, she'll already be fully leveled.

    Good

    :warrior:Greg (VC) - The special and the kizuna are average, but his revenge ability is very good for a 1* - 2* arcana. For cost/rarity limited missions that might require you to deal tons of damage, he might be useful.

    :warrior:Rodell (MP) - This old man has the stronges atk buff special in the game. A pity it's random. But it's very useful in raids, if you don't have a good buffer team and to farm dmg missions. His extra dmg agains beasts kizuna is also very rare. And people say studying doesn't pay off.

    Regular

    :warrior:Eddy (VC) - Everybody's favourite little brother. Has an AOE special and a decent ability for a 1*. Kizuna is mediocre.

    :warrior:Mephram (VC) - As a fighter he's pretty much useless, but his bonus dmg/defense agains humans kizuna is rare, so he might find his way into your team temporarily.

    :knight:Cervantes (HC) - Decent special, ok ability and ok kizuna. In the low rarities that aren't filled with waifu, the old man rule.

    :knight:Knuckle (VC) - Our favourite joke character. He's trash, but his urban combat kizuna is very rare for knights, so you might end up needing him. His 5* version is useful, though.

    :wizard:Gebeltz (ST) - According to the wiki, the ugliest man's skill makes a random ally invulnerable. Never tested it. If it's true, it's marginally useful, so I'm putting him here. If it's just a damage reduction, then he should be treated as bad.

    :wizard:Kristian (ST) - He's bad, but as one of the few, if not the only mage kizuna with extra dmg agains the black army, he might be useful.

    :wizard:Yotta-Yotta (MP) - His special changes everybody's weapon to flame attribute, which might be useful if you don't have Toto.

    :cleric:Kathry (VC) - Her kizuna is wave heal to the lowest HP, which is useful. You'll replace her quickly, though.

    Bad

    :warrior:Carlo (VC) - No ability, mediocre skill and we have Ioh for urban combat kizuna

    :warrior:Eidal (MP) - No ability, mediocre skill and we have several other free options for cave combat kizuna

    :warrior:Jandar (MP) - Everything about him is bad.

    :knight:Atone (HC) - A 1* tank? No thanks. Kizuna is crap

    :knight:Baxton (HC) - Nothing good about him as well. Next

    :knight:Beatrice (HC) - She does the same as Baxton, but worse.

    :knight:Harman (HC) - No ability, ok special and average kizuna.

    :knight:Roberta (VC) - She doesn't really bring anything to the table.

    :wizard:Cardea (ST) - Also useless.

    :wizard:Charno (ST) - 1 hit barrier won't protect you little girl. Stick to the mahou shoujo brigade to see if the power of friendship gives you a power boost.

    :wizard:Mina (ST) - Being BFF with Filiana isn't helping in her magic studies it seems. Her special is decent, but not enough to make her really useful.

    :archer:Otto (VC) - Just after I said old men rocked. Otto is weak in battle and since Patricia is so easy to get, you won't need his gold boost.
     
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    /Rhuana section
    Since when Kain became an UR :rolleyes:
     
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    Dusty's SR version is out in JP? Saw the art ages ago. What're his stats?
     
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    http://xn--eckfza0gxcvmna6c.gamerch.com/情熱武器商人ダスティ

    Here. Just translate to english. He's actually a good unit. Specially for that 12 cost. But comparing his attack to his 2* attack, I was expecting 599 more attack and 100 more HP.

    But yeah, it may be ok for him to be awesome as a free 2 stars, but as a free 4 stars $ega probably didn't want him to be too awesome.
     
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    This should be pinned ;]
    You should probabbly include color codings or adding image of the classes symbol beside the names making it easier to know what class the arcana is from.
     
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    Good idea. Done.
     
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    Awesome, now I can build my invincible* army of meeklings. :)

    Thanks for the Dusty info, btw.

    *: Only on Titan and Opposite Day
     
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    Is there a place to farm for Dengal? o_O
    I need him for my Assault Quests dammit
     
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    FWIW some of these are 300 EXP types and makes juicy fodder. 200 gold nets you a level 3 with these guys who then can be fed to whatever.
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    @lostpig
    by 200 gold you mean using a 1* to enhance them, they get to lvl . Then you either sell them for profit or use them as enhancers for more xp. Is this what you mean?
     
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    Close. Either feed two 1*s to them or feed a matching 1* to another 1* then feed that level 2 to the 2* to make a level 3 2*. Either way 200 gold should suffice. After that use them as enhancers. If selling for gold I wouldn't even bother; I'd sell them straight.
     
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    That's a good tip.
     
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    Updated with the 1* list.
     

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