One of the key gameplay elements in Last Cloudia is the ability to heavily customize your Units via the Ark and Skill system.
Of course, with so many options lying in front of them, players might often find themselves wondering which Ark to focus on first, or which skills to equip on each character.
This guide will offer some suggestions about how to build your Physical DPS units, those who immediately rush at the enemy and start smacking down their HP bars.
Before we start, if you're unsure of how game mechanics work, I recommend you take a look at our Beginner's Guide for Last Cloudia.
When trying to build Physical Units, you'll want to look for passives and equipment that directly increase their STR, or that offer a damage boost under certain conditions.
You'll also want to balance the amount of Unit souls you spend both on Awakening and increasing the SC cap. If you're just starting out, I recommend spending your souls on the first two Awakenings first, which will cost you 30 and 60 souls respectively.
This is because at first you won't have access to that many skills to equip your character with, so 20 SC should be plenty for getting the essentials. As a general rule, you should expand SC only when you need the extra capacity, just be wary that the soul cost increases every five levels.
Before trying to learn any of these skills, make sure your Unit can't already learn them via their Ability Tree. This is an easy way to waste a lot of Blue/Red Souls, since there's no benefit to learning the same skill twice.
Here are a number of Arks that provide a significant boost early in the game. None of these skills take higher than Ark level 4 to attain, so you can comfortably aim for them before finishing the story.
Having some of these on should help you finish out Story and most of the extra Subquests available at launch. Don't fret if you don't have some of these Arks available, you can do without any of these. This is true for all of the next recommendations as well.
You've completed story, cleared some of the subquests and your Orb spots are now on a relatively high level (after a week of play or so). Now you can slowly start aiming for your first level 10 Arks, which will mostly be R or SR rarity, since they cost significantly less to upgrade than SSR ones.
You've now got all of your Orb Spots maxed and ready to go. Your orb production can't get any higher, and thus your focus will turn towards the more expensive SSR Arks, which usually provide the most powerful (and costly) skills.
The Arks on this list shouldn't be made a priority over the above ones. The skills they have, however, are very useful in the right situations, such as facing enemies from a specific race or using a particular Unit.
If you have nothing else to work on, or if you're looking forward to facing a certain type of enemy, these Arks have access to several different Slayer skills that will vastly increase your damage output against certain races: