Mission: Capture the Command Post.
2 Combat Echelons (Night AR) 5x Linked
This map can be cleared with 1 Combat Echelon; please check out the External Links section for a video guide on how to do so.
The final stage of the Halloween Events pits you against Alchemist, with a goal of encircling the enemy Command Post. Once again, this is a night battle, so don’t forget your PEQs like me. AR-based Combat Echelons are highly recommended here, as there are no armored enemies lurking about, although plenty of Jaguars will keep you on your toes.
Alchemist herself is relatively unchanged from her Chapter 6 self, but she does have quite a bit of help, making an AR-based Echelon recommended for taking her on. With a little micromanagement, the fight is relatively painless but underestimating Alchemist can still be painful.
Deploy the echelon you wish to fight Alchemist at the Heliport, and move two nodes to the right.
The upper Combat Echelon should move right two nodes, before ending your turn.
Alchemist will move to engage your lower Combat Echelon during the enemy phase, so be ready. Her CE is intimidating, but mechanically, it is the same Alchemist from Chapter 6, just with some extra trash to soak up damage. As long as you remember to equip PEQs, an AR based echelon will have no trouble putting Alchemist in her place.
The upper Combat Echelon should move right one node.
Move the lower echelon down to clear the Heliport.
With the Heliport now clear, move back up one node, and deploy a Dummy Echelon. This must be done now, while you have vision of the Heliport. Then, send the Combat Echelon to the right and kill the Dragoons.
Send your lower Combat Echelon three nodes to the left and up. There should be a Jaguar at the end of this path.
The Dummy Echelon should move up two nodes.
Have the echelon that killed Alchemist swap positions with the dummy, and then move your other Combat Echelon up two nodes.
Move an echelon to the enemy node still bordering the Command Post, and end your turn.
Congratulations on clearing the Halloween 2019 Event! You can either take it easy and only farm for Strange Soap, or move on to farming the drops you want from now on!
Limited Drop Farming?
Check out our guide below for details:
For a video guide of this chapter, check out the below walkthrough by Ceia - while the contents may differ slightly from the text walkthrough above, it works just as well and may even be better depending on your needs.
For those wishing to use a single Echelon to clear this map, a higher rarity Fairy is recommend, along with gold, MAX callibrated, and high enhancement equipment. While this run can be completed without these, the tanks will take serious damage in the process without them.