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(5/27 - 6/10) Moon EX Battle Stage Info

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Introduction

Welcome to the 2nd iteration first Elemental EX Battle Stage, with the theme of using units that have strong Moon elemental affinity. As always, this stage features Event Points and this time, with added costume bonuses. There are selected costumes that will give an increased amount of Event Points and just like the usual events we have, this effect is automatically activated by just owning the costumes.

Here are the costumes that will allow you to enjoy the aforementioned benefit:

  • 10% Event Points Boost:
    • Iku Nagae - Heaven’s Illumination
    • Sagume Kishin - Angel of Taboos
    • Eirin Yagokoro - Patron Saint of Learning
  • 5% Event Points Boost
    • All current Fantasy Rebirth costumes (including Remilia and Flandre's)

There also exists a x7 Event Points Bonus for clearing the stage daily, allowing you to easily gain points for this event's Exchange Shop. The exchange shop allows you to exchange for the story card, Anniversary at the SDM for 50,000 Event Points 5 times as well as 30 Spirit Points for 100 Event Points 1000 times. The event will last until June 10 at 1:59 UTC.

Fight Overview

Wave 1

Stats

Rabbit Officer Wants a Break
750,000
???
???
???
???
???
7
N/A
Moon
Sun
Fire
Water
Wood
Metal
Earth
Star
1,500,000
1,500
2,700
800
3,100
1,400
7
1
Moon
Sun
Fire
Water
Wood
Metal
Earth
Star
Rabbit Officer Wants to Share
750,000
???
???
???
???
???
7
N/A
Moon
Sun
Fire
Water
Wood
Metal
Earth
Star
Name Drops Wave Start Skill Gauge 1 Break Gauge 2 Break Skills Skills (50% HP and below)
Rabbit Officer Wants a Break Spell Card Item None Seals Switch usage (2T). None

All Allies Water/Earth/Wood RES UP (2T).

None
Messenger of the Dragon Palace (L1 Iku Nagae) None

Seals Focus Shot usage (10T).

All Allies Normal/Slash/Missile RES UP (2T).

All Allies Solo Damage RES UP and All Damage RES DOWN by 3 levels (10T).

Party's Liquid/Heavy RES UP by 50% (2T).

All Allies Solo Damage RES UP and All Damage RES DOWN by 3 levels (10T).

All Allies YIN DEF UP and EVA UP by 5 levels (2T).

Normal/Slash/Missile RES UP (2T).

Normal/Heavy/Liquid RES UP (2T).

All Allies YIN DEF UP and EVA UP (2T).
Rabbit Officer Wants to Share Barrier Item None Seals Graze usage (1T). None

All Allies Sun/Fire/Star RES UP (2T).

Party Heal by 5%.

None

L1 Iku's Ability:

  • Boost: Own Yang ATK UP by 1 level (1T).

  • For every layer of Paralyze: Agility, Accuracy, and Evasion UP by 1 level.


L1 Iku's Spell Card Effects:

  • Spell Card 1: Inflict 1 Blind anomaly (10T).

  • Spell Card 2: Inflict 1 Blind anomaly (10T) and self cleanses 2 barrier anomalies.

  • Last Word: Breaks all Blind anomalies and self restores 4 barriers.

Stage Analysis

Moon EX Battle Stage consists of a 1 wave battle, but unlike the previous iteration, this rerun now re-introduces the Spell Card item mechanic, which restores a spell card that has already been used (including Last Words).

One threat to take note of would be Iku's Last Word. With Iku's Last Word, it not only hits hard, but also restores 4 barriers and breaks any blind anomalies she inflicted. Iku also gives herself 4 Evasion buffs on the final gauge break and even more when below 50% HP which is fairly tricky to overcome. At the same time, the rabbits will inflict switch lock and graze lock on their gauge break respectively which can be painful to deal with as Iku's basic shots hit really hard.

What does the stage drop?

After you clear the battle stage, you will be rewarded with 100 Event Points, 400 Player EXP, and 1300 Friend EXP plus a chance to drop Anniversary at the SDM, All Gold Materials, and All Silver Materials.

Anniversary at the SDM is an extremely notable story card as it gives -3 Yin DEF on one enemy at MLB and also provides 25% Laser bullet boost. This is a powerful effect as defense debuffs are multiplicative with attack buffs. Thus, this makes characters like Hecatia Lapislazuli, whose Last Word already hits hard with other story cards, hit even harder on the first turn than any other option. 

Recommendations

Friends:

As seen by the context of this article, it will be easily understood that the basic factor to keep in mind is to bring Friends that have heavy access to the Moon element. To further enhance your damage output, the next best idea is to bring Friends that have effective Killers against Iku and/or the Rabbits. Examples for this are Youkai and connection to Moon tags. Another idea is to do anomaly barrier breaking using Poison and/or Paralyze. However, please keep in mind that you should be careful when doing Paralyze break strategies as this anomaly buffs Iku's Evasion by 1 per layer thanks to her Ability.

Right below, we have a list of Friends that are categorized based on their roles for this specific stage. Core Friends are Friends who have tremendous overall impact over the course of the battle. Nukers are described as Friends whose primary purpose is to dish out high amounts of damage to quickly deal with the enemies at hand. Barrier Breakers as the name implies, are Friends who excel at barrier breaking, in this case, it is sub-categorized into two sections, Moon Element Breaks and Anomaly Breaks. Lastly, we have the Utility and Breaks category, where the Friends listed mostly supports the party through party buffs and enemy debuffs, with the added benefit of doing barrier breaks.

NOTES:

  • The list below is ordered properly from left (highest) to right (lowest) based on their effectiveness for the category.

UPDATE LOG:

  • 5/27: Added the list of Friends below. Note that this will be consistently updated accordingly as time goes by.
  • 5/28: Moved A8 Reisen to Utility + Barrier Breaks instead as her nuking potential is not that high.
Core Friends

Character Page: Reisen Udongein Inaba (Lunatic Space Youkai)

Nothing in here yet.
Utility + Barrier Breaks

Character Page: Reisen (Peacekeeper of the Capital)

Nothing in here yet.

Character Page: Eirin Yagokoro

Nothing in here yet.

Character Page: Sagume Kishin

Nothing in here yet.

Character Page: Reisen Udongein Inaba (Eternal)

Nothing in here yet.

Character Page: Sakuya Izayoi (Scarlet)

Nothing in here yet.

Character Page: Rin Kaenbyou

Nothing in here yet.
Nukers

Character Page: Sakuya Izayoi (Lunar War Servant)

Nothing in here yet.

Character Page: Reisen Udongein Inaba (Lunar War Soldier)

Nothing in here yet.

Character Page: Youmu Konpaku (Cherry Blossom)

Nothing in here yet.

Character Page: Youmu Konpaku

Nothing in here yet.

Character Page: Suika Ibuki

Nothing in here yet.

Character Page: Remilia Scarlet (Tiny Devil Mistress)

Nothing in here yet.

Character Page: Seija Kijin

Nothing in here yet.
Barrier Breakers

Character Page: Hecatia Lapislazuli

Nothing in here yet.

Character Page: Minoriko Aki

Nothing in here yet.

Character Page: Minoriko Aki

Nothing in here yet.

Character Page: Medicine Melancholy

Nothing in here yet.

Character Page: Junko (Nameless Space Terror)

Nothing in here yet.

Story Cards:

As for Story Card recommendations, multiple MLB copies of the Witch of Scarlet Dreams story card will be immediately recommended as having access to multiple bullet lines will be essential if you want to give your units more fighting power and barrier breaking potential. An alternative would be MLB Youkai Mountain Anniversary which gives the same effect. If you are lacking in both of these story cards, other options include MLB Midnight Tea, MLB It's Spring for 1.5 P UP. Now, to bring out your Friend's damage potential, it is recommended to use the best card for each Friend's Last Word which is augmented with buffs and/or debuffs you are looking to take advantage of.

Team Comp Guides

Having trouble with the Battle Stage? Then you've come to the right place! This section contains some guides that may help you out on your journey in defeating Iku and the Rabbit Officers. Taken from the 9th Dev Letter, we have witnessed the friends and story cards that people usually used to deal with this stage. Below is the list of the said friends and story cards that you can use as reference:

Right below we have an example of my farm comp for Moon EX Rerun that you can use as reference if you have the Friends involved. Fellow writer Delta Rune also made a video regarding his farm comp for this stage.

Community Guides

These are some of the community made clear and farm comps for the stage that can serve as further reference for your endeavors. These are split into two categories, namely Clear Comps and Farm Comps. Clear Comps do not take account battle consistency in mind because its purpose is to give an idea on how to approach the stage in an uncouth manner, whereas Farm comps take account consistency and/or SP efficiency so that players can grind the stage more.

Note that these videos are not affiliated with Gamepress and are made solely by their respective creators. The author has also asked for permission from the creators about their content being featured in this article.

Clear Comps

Farm Comps

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