blade_anime wrote:I actually want to pose a question here, I also only have a Maochao and Howling (and Fubuki of course) on BR, any build suggestions? I want to activate my Maochao, but I want to be sure I have a good CSC setup for her, what would be reccomended for her? I'm going to wait to activate Howling until I have tri-moonstones, because the weapons she gets by reaching Rank S are AWESOME.
To be honest, these type of question has became even harder to answer nowadays... (The following would be my personal point of view, which differs from person to person.)
...First of all, I have to say, with only Howling's and/or Maochao's equipments, against the new girls and the new equipments alone -- you need good luck on CSC bonus, even against those ones with just the basic three CSC and so-so bonus.
The good thing is, both complete equipments for Howling and Maochao are leaning towards mixture of attack + skill build (especially Maochao's), with a hint of defense. And their base values are quite easy to adopt into different builds.
Here some challenges, or road blocks, I think you will meet in your way of getting to rank S:
1) High mobility long range build : It's one of my favorite build (hint hint: tri cat eyes), and it comes with many variations (launcher, sniper rifle, object, magic wand, with or without skills, etc, etc). The overall idea is to outrun your Shinki, stay in long range, and just shoot you down.
2) High attack/accuracy build : Recently, a fair number of these builds has pop-up (thanks to the new girls + equipments), and some will kill your Shinki in as little as three (3) turns. They pretty much owns any none-epic dodge type. And more often or not comes with a set for anti-defense.
3) High dodge or High defense build : These are less concerning, but they do pose a common problem -- the battle is basically comparing two Shinki's CSC bonus + equipment. Player with more equipments can try to make up their Shinki's lack of CSC bonus easily. (Though, an epic CSC bonus roll is EPIC.)
Here are some of my thoughts:
A) Pick the time well, and avoid the time when sharks lurks.
When entering a battle, take a look at your opponent Shinki's battle history record -- if you notice that particular Shinki has more than 5 battles today already (and if she knocks yours silly with ease), take a long break.
There are many (hint hint: ttass...) bloody sharks whose Shinkis all have just one set called "put this on and wins most of the generic builds". Well, a winning formula is there for a reason, but sometimes it can be really annoying when you are at the receiving end.
C) If you notice someone with "joke" set... Take those battles! They are meant to be taken!! Take them until you cannot take any more!!! (Those are usually training for LP/SP, or just waiting for reset -- while waiting for reset type is hard to encounter outside EX rank, there are still some around.)
...Hope this helps, and good luck with your battles to rank S!
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