Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Final Fantasy Brave Exvius RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius Boss Rush Survival Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/h4et8/final-fantasy-brave-exvius-boss-rush-survival-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/h4et8/final-fantasy-brave-exvius-boss-rush-survival-guide Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:02:38 -0400 Sergey_3847

Boss Rush Survival is the latest event in Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius. It offers players three stages of boss fights, gifting them some amazing rewards in the process. 

Each of the stages  beginner, intermediate, and advanced  has five bosses to defeat. Since certain teams and strategies are better than others, this guide will provide you with the best compositions and abilities to use so that you can rush through all three levels in no time.

Boss Rush Beginner Team Comp and Abilities

The beginner level of the Boss Rush event is extremely easy to win if you use the following team composition:

  • Paladin Cecil
  • Warrior of Light Lenna
  • Cloud
  • Benevolent Beauty Rem
  • Galuf

Use the following abilities on each of the five bosses, and you should be able to kill them instantly in a single round:

  • 10000 Needles  Damages all enemies
  • Crazy Day — Deals unmitigated magic damage
  • War Goddess Insignia — Boosts attack damage and LB damage
  • Yin Yang Dual Hand  Boosts attack, magic, and equipment damage

Boss Rush Intermediate Team Comp and Abilities

The Intermediate level is slightly harder than Beginner difficulty, but not by much. If you use the following team composition, you should have no trouble:

  • Wizardess Shantotto
  • Lunafreya
  • Kryla
  • Elena
  • Malphasie

Here, each boss requires a slightly different approach, so we've broken things down a little differently.

  • Apocrypha and Grief Witch. Use the Double Oracle and Beonevelence of the Gods buffs at the start of the fight. Neither Apocrypha nor Grief Witch will be able damage to you.
  • Evil Drake and Peryton. Use the Magic Wind attack against Evil Drake and the Physical Wind attack against Peryton.
  • Abaddon. Use the Twilight and Blade of Crystal abilities.
  • Bomb Family. Use Ice Damage against Mom Bomb and Fire Damage against Dad Bomb.
  • Quick Roper. Use the Trident of the Oracle ability to refill your MP. Then, use Calamity Brew to finish it off.

Boss Rush Advance Team Comp and Abilities

The advanced level of Boss Rush is, unsurprisingly, the hardest. You can only take one team for the entire stage, but consider the following team compositions for each of them.

Elafikeras

The best team composition against the legendary stag Elafikeras is:

  • Tidus
  • Explorer Aileen
  • Barbariccia
  • Roy
  • Basch

Use these abilities to quickly kill Elfikeras:

  • Toxic Rain — Inflicts the disease status ailment
  • Quick Final Thunder — Inflicts lightning damage
  • Mechanical Heart — Increases HP and counter chance for physical and magical attacks
  • Wind Magic — Inflicts wind damage, the best magic damage ability against this boss
Iron Giant

This boss has no elemental resistances, but their physical power is great. For this boss battle, consider this team composition:

  • Lila
  • Pure Summoner Rydia
  • Maritime Strategist Nichol
  • Basch
  • Heavenly Technician Lid

Besides using damage boosters in this fight, it is also important to use defensive abilities, such as:

  • Clear Veil — Increases resistances to all status effects
  • Heroic Stance — Increases all magic damage and resistances

Iron Giant is very weak to magic, so use any magic chains you have in this fight. 

Calcabrina

This boss fight has two phases, so you'll need a lot of mana regenerators for your team. The following is a good composition:

  • Heavenly Technician Lid
  • Trance Terra
  • Ace
  • Hyoh
  • Orlandeau

Calcabrina uses mixed styles and attacks. Use these abilities to defeat her:

  • Super Analysis — Decreases magic and physical attack, as well as resistances, on one enemy
  • Full Magical Activation — Increases all magical abilities for three turns
  • Top Hand — Restores health and mana
  • Phantom Blade — Increases all physical damage
Glacial

This boss fight starts with heavy pre-emptive attacks, so consider heroes that are immune to the Paralyze effect, such as:

  • Agrias
  • Orlandeau
  • Mystea
  • Wilhelm
  • Ayaka

Glacial is extremely weak to fire damage, so use these abilities to quickly kill this boss:

  • Divine Ruination — Combines fire and physical damage
  • D Sword Crusher — Deals devastating physical damage
  • Resurgence — Revives all knocked-out allies
Bomb Family (Advance)

This boss fight is the one in the Intermediate stage, but it is much harder. Consider this team composition for the fight:

  • Basch
  • Yan
  • Sephiroth
  • Lotus Mage Fina
  • Explorer Aileen

Bomb Family is completely immune to all physical damage, so only use magic chains in this fight:

  • Bell of a New Dawn — Increases magic damage and resistances of the caster
  • Black Materia — Increases magic damage and decreases enemy's magic resistances
  • Arch Punisher — Increases light magic damage
  • Dystopia — Increases dark magic damage

That's all you need to know to succeed during the Boss Rush Survival event in Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius and beat all of the mode's bosses. Be sure to check out our other Brave Exvius guides and tips articles while you're here! 

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Advent Children Crossover Event is Live https://www.gameskinny.com/kb49a/final-fantasy-brave-exvius-advent-children-crossover-event-is-live https://www.gameskinny.com/kb49a/final-fantasy-brave-exvius-advent-children-crossover-event-is-live Thu, 07 May 2020 13:34:36 -0400 Josh Broadwell

Final Fantasy 7 is back in a big way, thanks to the spectacular Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Possibly in honor of the remake's bold take on the JRPG classic (or not), Square Enix has announced a Final Fantasy 7 Advent Children crossover for the mobile title Final Fantasy Brave Exvius.

The event is live now and runs through May 20. While Advent Children might not have been the follow-up Final Fantasy 7 fans wanted, it at least provided Cloud Strife and Tifa Lockheart with some snazzy new duds and abilities.

These carry over into Brave Exvius. On top of their Advent Children outfits, Cloud and Tifa get a bundle of new moves, too, including new Limit Breaks. You can check those out in the video at the top of this post, courtesy of the Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Twitter account.

The crossover brings with it a handful of special events. One is the Midgar's Edge event, where you can earn special currency to swap for rewards like Enlightenment Keys.

All Final Fantasy Brave Exvius players get a range of bonuses starting today as well. Exchange Coins are one of them, which you can use to summon Final Fantasy characters, and there are also 4-star EX+ Summoning Tickets. Anyone who logs in daily starting today gets a Prism at the end of the event; Prisms let you upgrade units into their 7-star forms. No more holding back.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is free to play on iOS and Android, and we think it's one of the best mobile titles you can find. If you're just getting started, check out our tips for new FF Brave Exvius players, and stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Final Fantasy news as it develops.

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7 Adventure Games for Android with an Old-School Feel https://www.gameskinny.com/4bq1k/7-adventure-games-for-android-with-an-old-school-feel https://www.gameskinny.com/4bq1k/7-adventure-games-for-android-with-an-old-school-feel Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:09:32 -0400 Matthew_tanner

For some old-school gamers, having the opportunity to play a few of the classics on a smartphone is a real treat. It's also a little ironic that the honking machine you put together in the 2000s (which cost you $5,000) is now overpowered by a little device in your pocket. But such is the way of technology, and one is best served by embracing it.

One way to embrace it is by playing awesome adventure games on your mobile device -- especially ones that hearken back to the golden gaming days of old. The following adventure games all have that familiar, old-school feel and are available now on Android. So if you're looking for nostalgia, you've come to the right place. 

1. Fallout: Shelter

The original Fallout was a classic from the 90's with a great story, stunning RPG elements, and a tactical, turn-based combat system that was a lot of fun. This new incarnation was released as a prelude to Fallout 4, but it has done so well that Bethesda continues to update it -- adding more adventure and combat elements to what started as a simple building game.

The Vault Dwellers you manage in Fallout Shelter all have stats, using the same RPG-style "SPECIAL" scores from the original game. You give them armor and weapons, train them, and then send them out to face the Wasteland. The developers have even added quests and buildings to explore. This one is well worth the free download.

2. Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

This mobile-ready installation in the long-running Final Fantasy saga really feels like the old SNES chapters of the game. The artwork and design hearken back to the beginnings of Final Fantasy. With a true sense of magic and wonder, it is a completely new addition to the franchise, and well worth a try -- even for those who have never played any FF games before.

In Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, you lead a couple of (sometimes bickering) companions on a quest to save their homeland. You'll meet friends along the way while collecting weapons, equipment, and various other resources. As always with a Final Fantasy game, story and character development are important as the game progresses.

3. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

This addition to the original, best-selling game from 2002 doesn't just have an old-school feel -- it is actually old, although way ahead of his time. But that does not mean that it isn't still fun. Of course, the story itself takes place in a replica of 1980's Miami, so the nostalgia doubles-down in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

You build a character in a crime world, following the story as you grow in power and rank. You start stealing cars... and the next thing you know, you're controlling the largest crime syndicate in Vice City. This game combines some of the earliest open world gameplay with a pretty good character-driven story. It also successfully pulls off the glamor and glitz of the 80's with its art and music.

4. Myst

The oldest gamers will remember when this came out in 1993 and wowed the world with its beautiful graphics, intriguing puzzles, and hauntingly lonely atmosphere.

You are dropped onto an abandoned island filled with strange, almost magical gadgets. All alone, you must work your way through the mystery of Myst (dubbed realMyst on mobile) by solving dozens of complex puzzles. Each one leads you to more clues as to who built the island and why.

The puzzles can be real mind-benders, and they still offer a challenge today. The graphics are simplistic by modern standards, but that does not take away from the magical aura of the game. It is also a perfect game for those who just want something on their phone to kill a little time, rather than invest in a full-blown RPG adventure.

5. Missing

This is definitely a new game, but it has the feel of some of the game-noir entries from the 90's -- especially Bladerunner. The settings in Missing are beautifully drawn and the characters are very real. It has a lot of choice-making, which is something more common in early RPGs. Before the dark times. Before the conversation wheel...

This game also has a real cause behind it, as it focuses on the horrible reality of child sex trafficking.

You start the game as a young girl abducted into human trafficking. Her experiences are based on real stories of this very dark world. The girl, Champa, is imprisoned in the Red Light District. She is propositioned and pushed around. Her goal is to make the right choices and find her way to a freedom which always seems to be elusive.

6. Her Majesty's Spiffing

This game is a true callback to some of the early adventure sagas like Space Quest. It has the humor that's missing in many modern games, yet was so popular in the early days. The Monty Python-style British humor is quite funny, and the art style is lovely and engaging. It began as a Kickstarter project, and it really took off.

In Her Majesty's Spiffing, your heroes hail from post-Brexit England. The queen has taken her royal prerogative to reclaim control of the country, and she has set up a new space agency, SPIFFING. You and your companions must launch out into the galaxy to explore planets and spread the British Empire to all of them.

Most of the activity is puzzle-based, and the screens are very well drawn. The voice performances are pretty strong, which is important for a game so based on humor and character interaction. The main problem with it is that it may just be a little too short. 

7. Devious Dungeon

Of course, you have to have a pixel-art game in this list. Devious Dungeon applies the 8-bit art form to mobile devices with great success. It truly has the look and interactive feel of a classic Nintendo adventure game. The art and sound come together in a perfect retro atmosphere.

This game is full of missions and equipment, and you grow your character through an RPG type system. Explore dungeons. Collect treasure. Defeat the bad guys. It’s a classic gaming format with a classic design.

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This is just a short preview of all the awesome old-school (or old-school feeling) mobile games out there right now. What are your favorites? Will you be downloading any of these? Let me know in the comments!

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is the Best F2P Mobile Final Fantasy Game https://www.gameskinny.com/ycoc1/final-fantasy-brave-exvius-is-the-best-f2p-mobile-final-fantasy-game https://www.gameskinny.com/ycoc1/final-fantasy-brave-exvius-is-the-best-f2p-mobile-final-fantasy-game Sun, 05 Feb 2017 18:56:25 -0500 Will Dowell

Free-to-play mobile games have become infamous for their excessive micro-transactions and un-intuitive mechanics that pester the player until they give up their wallet. Titles such as Clash of Clans use skinner box techniques to draw in players, and then create ridiculous wait times that can be decreased with micro transactions. While all free-to-play games tempt players into purchasing content, these aggressive paywalls turn of gamers completely from mobile games. Even a few Final Fantasy mobile games have been guilty of it. 

But Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is different. It shows how free to play games can be fun to both the paying and non-paying customer. This F2P mobile game provides a Final Fantasy experience without being a derivative of the source material. Yes, there are places that can feel like a grind, but they feel fair due to the pricing model of the game.

So what else sets Brave Exvius above the rest?

While Final Fantasy Record Keeper also provides an entertaining free-to-play experience, it relies primarily on nostalgia to maintain its entertainment value. Brave Exvius gives new, interesting characters that invest players in a fun story. While both games have bite-sized encounters, Brave Exvius uses an overarching narrative to create progress. And unlike Record Keeper, it creates a nostalgic experience without using it as a crutch.

Outside of Square's little bubble, Brave Exvius still stands out among the sea of titles competing for a player's attention. Aesthetically, Brave Exvius uses Final Fantasy's large library of assets to create detailed 2D artwork -- so it looks polished and well-crafted in all fronts. While most mobile games skimp on major features to save money, Brave Exvius instead focuses on creating a simple yet engaging whole.

The only major fault of Brave Exvius is its requirement that the player always be always online. This is not only inconvenient, but can drain data from your cellular plan. It's unacceptable to release any game, especially a mobile title, as an always-online experience.

But this is forgivable when the payment model is unobtrusive and focuses on extending playtime. While it may be annoying to wait before you can jump back in, it never gates the story behind a paywall.

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is a shining example of a fair free-to-play RPG. It shows how mobile games can truly engage players instead of being time sinks. And it's the perfect bite-sized Final Fantasy experience for fans and newcomer alike.

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How to maximize your Friend Points in Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius https://www.gameskinny.com/dm6oy/how-to-maximize-your-friend-points-in-final-fantasy-brave-exvius https://www.gameskinny.com/dm6oy/how-to-maximize-your-friend-points-in-final-fantasy-brave-exvius Mon, 04 Jul 2016 12:33:15 -0400 David Fisher

Friend Points are perhaps the most essential element of Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius for players looking to play without paying since they are the only source of new units/summons. Unfortunately, if you're just playing the game casually you probably won't get much more than about 20-30 a day. But fear not freebie players, for there are ways to speed up the process! 

The common path...

For those who don't already know, each time you start a mission you have to pick an ally to go into battle with. When you select the characters, you should notice a little pink symbol on the top right of their profile that has a "+5" next to it (as seen below). These mark how many friend points you will get for pairing up with that character in battle.

Each time you go on a mission you will get 5 friend points upon successful completion. However, they're not exactly the most reliable source of them since each excursion costs NRG. While replenishing NRG is hardly the worst issue in the world, it doesn't exactly make for a quick and easy solution.

That said, there are ways to speed up the process...

It's time to get friendly!

Like it or not, adding friends is your... friend... in Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius. There are multiple benefits to adding people to your friends list. First and foremost, it means having quick access to a stronger player's character when setting out on an adventure at least once each day. However, much more important are the Friend Point bonuses you can get for adding friends.

The first benefit is that each friend you recruit on a quest will grant you 10 Friend Points instead of the normal 5 points. This is particularly important if you are playing for free as the extra 5 points really makes a difference in the long run when you're working with a small pool of NRG.

This is only a short term solution. Since free players only have access to 15 friend slots, you will need to find a way to get more if you want to maximize your points. While it may not seem worth it over spending on a guaranteed 3-Star summon, spending your Lapis Crystals on extra friend slots is recommended.

The simple reason is that the long term benefits of having more Friend Point income far outweighs the short term benefits of spending your Lapis on a summon. This is because you can get the same characters through the free draw as the guaranteed draw.

More friends means more Friend Point gifts!

Having friends also means getting more Friend Points through the gifting system. Every day players can send one free gift to players in their friends list, and one of these gifts is the gift of 10 Friend Points.

While you can't exactly control what gift you get, you can set what you desire in the Friends menu under gifts. Most players will just send whatever is set here, so setting it to Friend Points will speed up the process.

These are all useful methods of gaining Friend Points in a short period of time, but what about when you're out of NRG? Well there's a solution for that too!

Get recruited!

Making your team leader a desirable unit means more people will want to select you when setting out for a quest. One of the easiest ways of doing this is simply choosing a character that is really good at offense or utility - but preferably both. This can be done in a number of ways.

A high offense character will need a high attack stat. Just take a look at your individual characters in the unit screen and then sort the units by their ATK stat. The higher, the better.

Make sure to optimize that character's equipment with the highest ATK stat items and equip them with Ifrit if possible. Having a high MAG character could work as well, but the trend in Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is to take the highest ATK character regardless of their other stats.

If you choose to optimize for utility, finding a character with Steal, healing skills, Raise, or Esuna will help. Players looking to play for the metagame will always be looking for these skills as they are typically searching for a character that fills a hole in their team. Equipping an Esper to your leader character is also crucial as many players - regardless of skill level - will probably take a character with an esper over one that doesn't have one.

Writing something in your "Player Info" tab can also have great benefits. The default is "Let's work together!" but having your leader character's skills in the message will boost your chances of getting picked.

Last but not least, take advantage of events!

Occasionally, Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius will host Friend Point events. While you will get bonus Friend Points regardless of whether or not you added people to your friend list, doing so will get you much more than playing solo. One of these events are being held from the 4th of July onward, so make sure you take advantage of this event!

That's all there is to know about gaining Friend Points for now. If you're still new to the game and want to know some of the basics, be sure to check out this guide here. Otherwise, have fun!

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How to Get Free Lapis in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius https://www.gameskinny.com/yjbo8/how-to-get-free-lapis-in-final-fantasy-brave-exvius https://www.gameskinny.com/yjbo8/how-to-get-free-lapis-in-final-fantasy-brave-exvius Sun, 03 Jul 2016 19:05:56 -0400 Noor Sami

Like all good things in mobile games these days, Lapis Crystals and in-app purchases go hand-in-hand. Lapis are the monumentally useful crystals in the new mobile game, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. They allow you revive yourself in battle when your entire party dies, craft an item instantly by bypassing the often long wait times, upgrade slots, summon, and more. Unfortunately, buying more lapis involves real life money. Here are some ways to get lapis without opening up your wallet.

1. Rate the app

A relatively easy way to come by 100 lapis is simply rating the app. The game will ask you to do so fairly early on, or you can go ahead and do it yourself. After that, check your inbox to collect the reward.

2. Complete the tutorial

Endure the rather long tutorial at the beginning of the game to get 500 lapis. You can skip lengthy dialogue scenes by clicking pause during a conversation and then skip. That’ll make things go a little faster.

3. Invite Facebook friends

As you probably already know, you can link the game to your Facebook account. Invite friends from Facebook to get lapis, starting at 100 for 10 friends and rising from there.

4. Daily quest

Completing the daily quest gets you 50 lapis a day, so make sure not to forget about it!

5. Daily login

You can get lapis simply from opening the game every day. The daily login reward is 125 lapis, claimed in your inbox.

6. Stage clear

Clearing a stage through quests and locations gets you 100 lapis.

7. Rank up

Every time you rank up, which happens by engaging in battles and gaining experience, you get 100 lapis as a reward. So keep on fighting your way through the game to regularly receive lapis.

8. Extra stuff

There’s also occasionally lapis to be had through random events over which you have no control. Recently, as a result of some issues with the game, developers rewarded everyone with lapis as an apology. There was also a random lapis giveaway for everyone, too. Though you can’t anticipate these occurrences, they’re certainly one way to receive more lapis.

A number of these rewards can be claimed through your inbox (like the extra stuff, the daily login, rating the app, etc.) and generally have a one-day expiration date. If you don’t claim them by the end of the day, you’ll lose them, so make sure to check your inbox every day.

If you’ve figured out other ways to get lapis free, let us know in the comments below!

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Mobile Fantasies: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius released https://www.gameskinny.com/0nzx5/mobile-fantasies-final-fantasy-brave-exvius-released https://www.gameskinny.com/0nzx5/mobile-fantasies-final-fantasy-brave-exvius-released Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:46:36 -0400 Jenifyr Kaiser

Square Enix released Final Fantasy Brave Exvius today. It is a brand new mobile adventure for iOS and Android. This game goes back to its Final Fantasy roots with and an older, yet beautiful, graphical style. Players go from quest to quest, battling monsters via a side view battle system that uses the iconic "Limit Break" mechanic.

Players can expect to run into characters from other games in the series -- such as Cecil, Vivi, and Terra -- via the summoning system. These characters can be summoned randomly using summon tickets, Lapis, or real money, then added to the party or combined with other characters to enhance them.

The game is free to play with all of the usual IAPs, but according to the press release there will be what they call an "Early Bird Bundle" which is a one time purchase that allows players to grow their characters more quickly. 

Final Fantasy Brave Exvius has been out in Japan for some time and already has 6.5 million players online. Check out the official webpage for more details. 

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius: The Need-to-Know Basics for Beginners https://www.gameskinny.com/tfiie/final-fantasy-brave-exvius-the-need-to-know-basics-for-beginners https://www.gameskinny.com/tfiie/final-fantasy-brave-exvius-the-need-to-know-basics-for-beginners Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:44:22 -0400 David Fisher

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius has finally arrived in North America! Unlike traditional Final Fantasy games, this one takes on a free-to-start format, and so there's plenty you will need to know if you're diving in from your console games. As such, here's a simple guide to the basics of this fast-paced mobile RPG!

The Overworld

Mobile RPGs rarely have an overworld like the ones we would expect to see in console games. The same can be said for Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, in that most of your time traveling will be spent on the "area map."

The world map (seen on the right) is where you will be selecting the mission you want to go to. Story missions are labeled with the word "next". Completing story missions will progress you through the game's plot (duh) as well as unlock new dungeons for you to grind in for experience points.

The number of missions you can complete each day is determined by your NRG (energy). Every time you enter an area, you will be prompted to choose which part of the dungeon you would like to enter. This is as simple as a push of a button, given that each dungeon will lay out exactly how many battles are in this dungeon, and how much energy it will cost to start it.

If you do not have enough energy to start a dungeon, you will have to rather start one that doesn't cost NRG to start, or simply wait until the points recharge (unless you want to pay for points in the shop, that is).

Sometimes you will come across exploration areas such as towns. These are around solely for the sake of world building and searching for treasure chests, as most of the town functions found in other Final Fantasy games can be found in the main menu.

That said, it is still important to explore completed dungeons or towns for various reasons. One such reason is claiming quests which can give you bonus experience, new items, and sometimes new crafting recipes for weapons and spells.

There is no limit to how many quests you can accept at once, so take them all if you can.

Let's get to fighting!

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is essentially a classic Final Fantasy game boiled down to its core. Instead of solving puzzles and navigating dungeons, players will simply select their desired dungeon and then a number of battles will begin in succession.

Dungeons last for a minimum of 2 battles each, and your characters will not be healed in between. Any items, experience, or drops that you find after beating each round are claimed at the end of the series. This means that if you happen to fall in battle you won't be able to claim them unless you pay Lapis Crystals (real world money items) to resurrect your team on the game over screen.

Story missions will have brief conversations at the start of each battle, but otherwise this game consists solely of trying to complete a dungeon with the least time and highest damage counts possible. Attacking is as simple as clicking on your character's plate, and each character will attack the same target from top to bottom. The target can be altered, however, by tapping an enemy unit and selecting them.

There are alternative options for battle other than attacking. By swiping right on the character's plate, players can select different spells for their characters to use -- including limit break abilities. Swiping down will initiate a guard stance which will reduce the amount of damage the character takes. Lastly, swiping left will open the inventory screen. Once an alternate to attacking has been selected, tapping on the character will initiate that command.

The buttons at the bottom also serve to speed up battles. Auto will put the game into automatic mode, with characters initiating whatever command was given to them last on indefinite repeat. To cancel Auto mode, simply tap it again. Repeat does exactly what you would expect: it repeats the last move. Lastly, reset returns all allies to the default attack command, a useful button if you clicked on the wrong spell by mistake.

Menu will allow you to "Give Up", but there's really no purpose for this since a Game Over screen yields the same results.

Other than the basic functions of the game, there's very little else to know. There are some very simple tips that every player should follow, however. These tips are as follows:

  • Stock up on items whenever possible. These are created using dropped items, gil, and a recipe. If you don't have the recipe, try searching in exploration maps or complete some quests.
  • Bring at least one character who has the analyze skill. This is useful for tougher enemies as it will tell you their weaknesses and resistances (right).
  • Bring at least one healer as crafting potions is inefficient in this game.
  • Remember to add new visions to your party once you get them. This is a very easy mistake to make. To do so, go to the main menu and click on an empty party slot (alternatively, select a party member and then switch).

The Recruitment Lottery

Obtaining new allies in Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is pretty much a pay-to-win scenario -- and even then you might not "win" per se. To get a new character you have to spend Lapis Crystals (which are purchased with real world money), and then you have a chance of getting a new character.

Rare characters must be bought with Lapis and cost about 500 each. The rare characters are generally taken from character-driven Final Fantasy titles, and some have alternate forms that gain different spells upon leveling up. Regular draws require friend crystals (gained through playing missions with friends or adding new friends). While they have a chance of getting rare characters, you're most likely going to draw random low-rank characters based on classes and generic characters from the earliest Final Fantasy titles.

Crafting is serious business!

Crafting in Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius is the main source of items in the game. Not only is it important for getting new weapons and armor, it is pretty much the only reliable source of recovery items.

To craft an item, you will need its specific recipe. From there, you can see which crafting materials will be required for that item. Materials are gained from defeating monsters in dungeons, as well as various quests received from exploration dungeons, daily quests, and towns.

Once you have all the materials you will need to pay a certain amount of Gil, and then wait for the crafting time to complete. You can only craft one item at a time -- unless you pay with real world money for more slots.

And there you have it!

There's not really much else to know about Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius. The game is a pretty straightforward mobile RPG that can be really addictive if you're a fan of hitting big numbers and flashy battle effects. The game was just released on Google Play and the App Store, and it's a fun Final Fantasy experience if you're looking for a good time on the go for free.

Also, if you're looking for a way to maximize your friend points, check out this guide!

Good luck!

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