Granblue Radiance – 7/31/2016 – New Event Scenario – A Slice of Summer

Hello Skyfarers, my summer vacation is over, but Granblue’s summer is just getting started!

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Event Time: 7PM July 31st – 5PM August 8th (JST)

How To Progress In The Event

Story Portion

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To start, the event has 6 Event episodes that require 0 AP to do, and tell a the story of the event. You’ll need to put the new event Jin in your party to do some of these quests, so its good to do this ahead of time.

Solo Battle Portion

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These battles are eventually unlocked as you progress through the story. You should do them to get the initial Treasure Crystals. They drop bronze/silvere badges and a meager amount of Honors, but they also drop the materials (Sea Jewels) for summoning the Rising Sunfish event raid, which is the primary purpose of these solo battles.

Raid Portion

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As you progress through the story, you’ll eventually be forced to fight these raids. This is where you’ll get the bulk of your Gold Badges, Honors, and Event Draw Tokens. If you’re too weak to take these on alone, don’t worry about opening the battle to strangers, you’ll still get the Treasure crystals for the first clear and be able to continue the story.

As always, the more damage to deal to the bosses, the more Honors you get per given battle. Furthermore, if you are the person who starts the battle, or gets MVP, you will get a bonus Red treasure chest and extra Event Draw Tokens tickets.

Hell Battles

Usually what you do is summon and kill the Extreme boss enough times and you’ll randomly get access to a solo Hell battle against the event boss. Clearing this gets you a Blue Crystal and also unlocks the R/SR versions, so it’s worth doing if you are strong enough. It costs 0 AP, so you can also use it as a free chance to get extra Gold Badges and Honors/Event Draw Tokens.

After you finish the Hell battle, you can do restricted Hell battles that award a merit. They are the same difficulty as a normal Hell, so if you aren’t ready for these, they are a waste of AP, as you don’t get your AP back for failing these.

Event Specific Rewards

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SR Jin – Jin is back and more naked than ever in his wind form. He has Overdrive assassin, which is unique to Wind and can help a lot of lower level players clear boss battles with a Mode gauge.

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SSR Summon Custos Citrullus – This summon is not a bad earth summon for starting players, although the active effect leaves a bit to be desired. It starts with a 40% Earth Character ATK  Up with a -5% to Earth HP drawback, which will likely be removed once it is fully uncapped. Vohu is better in most cases and readily available, but because this summon boosts character attack instead of elemental attack, it can be used to improve non-elemental damage for Earth Kumyu.

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Bamboo Spear / Bamboo Bow– The spear comes with Earth HP UP, while the bow comes with Earth Double ATK Up. Honestly, spears are very rare for Earth elemental players, so the it’s not a terrible idea to get a Bamboo spear if you’re an aspiring Earth player.

Wood Sword

Wood Sword – There aren’t any naturally available Earth Katanas in the game, and this one not only has ATK up, but doesn’t have half bad stats either. Definitely worth considering if you plan to play Earth.

Getting SR Jin (Wind)

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You get this character by starting the event story, and as usual you need to build up Loyalty points with them in your party to keep him after the event is over. You need 750 points to keep them after the event, so put then in your party and fight together with them. You will get roughly 80% of the way there if you solo all the content by clearing the story alone, though.

The SSR Summon

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You can get one via Total Honors, but you’ll need to use Event Draw Tokens to get the remainder out of the box. You can also get one via a rare drop from the raid bosses in the event.

Challenge Quest

Challenge quests have not been added yet, but may be added later.

A special battle with only preset characters. Though this battle has been confirmed on the official website, there hasn’t been any confirmation on how to unlock it, so it may be a time unlocked quest.

Daily Rewards

Daily quests have no been added yet, but will be added later.

There are now daily rewards for this event. This particular one says to enter and win 5 event raids. It seems these rewards seem to refresh daily, so if you’re hungry for crystals, this doesn’t seem like a bad way to go.

Getting Event Rewards

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Bronze/Silver Battle Badges – As usual, there isn’t anything particular good in this category for collecting Bronze or Silver badges, but you’ll probably eventually end up with a bunch of them just trying to get materials to open Raids. You’ll end up picking extra JP, tickets, Raid materials, and an SR weapon here or there in this category, but it’s nothing to aim for specifically.

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Gold Battle Badges – You get these by fighting the event Raids. Most of the rewards are similar to the Bronze and Silver Badge category this time around, though you’ll get more Event Draw Tokens and materials to summon the Very Hard boss battle. In particular, the final reward at 300 Gold Badges is another SSR Weapon.

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Total Honors – There are a ton of Supreme/Champion Merits in the Total Honors, so if you’re in need of them, you can collect quite a few here. You’ll get the majority of your event weapons here as well.

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Also remember, the Flohrenberk (Point Dagger) works for this event, so if you’re looking to collect lots of Honor points, make sure it’s in your weapon grid somewhere. It doesn’t have to be in your main hand.

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Event Token Draw (Event Gatcha) – The main prize of every box is the special event summon. There aren’t any AP Potions in the box, so the only reason you’ll refrain from resetting it ASAP is that you want extra CP (JP) from the box. It’s a matter of how much you want CP you want from the box before you reset it.

Conclusion

I think that’s all I know about the event for now. If there’s anything I think I missed, come bug us on our Discord: https://discord.gg/0kjJEzNaljXvYY28