Dissidia Opera Omnia - Useful Tips for New Players
Most of Dissidia Opera Omnia is pretty self-explanatory. The game throws tutorials your way at every corner at the start, and it does cover most of what you need to know.
There are a few things the tutorials don't cover, though. Some are more minor than others, but it's good to know everything you can if you know you're going to be playing for a while.
These are beginner-oriented tips focusing on some aspects of the game that the tutorial does not go over. There's nothing complicated about them, but having this knowledge on-hand will make your time with the game less confusing.
How do you activate Chain Links?
This is actually a mystery even to the Japanese market, which has had the game for a full year before the global release.
There is no surefire way to trigger Chain Links outside of some skills. For example, Cloud's Finishing Touch will trigger a Chain Link without fail.
What to do with dupe weapons
Did you get two Chocoblades or another 5-star weapon and don't know what to do with it? Don't worry, those dupes have a use: Limit Breaking.
You can fuse 5-star duplicate weapons together to Limit Break the primary one. Limit Breaking a weapon unlocks additional passives, making it well-worth the effort.
What do character icon colors mean?
This confused me for a bit, but it appears that icon colors show how many pieces of equipment a character has equipped that have an affinity for that character.
A character with a purple frame is wearing one piece of equipment with affinity towards it.
A character with a gold frame is wearing two pieces of equipment with affinity towards it.
What does "high turn rate" mean?
It means the character gets to act quickly after using that skill.
If you're sick of the download screens, do a batch download
To do this, head to the home screen and then tap on the gear icon to bring up settings. From there, scroll down to "Batch Download" to begin a large download that will spare you the 1~2 second download times between certain screens.
Upgrade characters with crystals to unlock additional stats, passives, and skills
Your best source of color crystals are from daily event dungeons, which you can in turn use to improve your characters' stats and work towards new skills. It's well-worth it and can be done in the enhancements window.
How to change the character you share with others
Surely you want to be able to choose the support character other players get to use from your pool of heroes. Warrior of Light is nice, but there's a lot more than our heavily-armored friend to share.
In order to change your personal support character, tap on the gear icon on the home screen and then choose "User Data".
Tap "Change Support" to change your support character. And don't forget to change your message!
Dissidia Opera Omnia is one of a few Final Fantasy fanservice mobile games, but it's the first 3D fanservice one.
If you've gotten tired of Brave Exvius or Record Keeper, it may be worth a shot. If your playing depends on which characters are available, check out my list of available characters in Opera Omnia.