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Introduction

Welcome to the third Elemental EX Battle Stage, with the theme of using units that have strong Water elemental affinity.

We're going to tackle this stage by going through an overview of the enemy's team, which includes B3 Youmu Konpaku of course, what you can get from defeating it, and some unit and story card recommendations alongside some team compositions to farm, or just clear, the stage!

Fight Overview

Wave 1

Enemy Info

L1 Marisa Kirisame

Drops:

300,000
500
1,400
1,200
1,400
1,200
7
N/A
Water
Sun
Moon
Fire
Wood
Metal
Earth
Star

Additional Info

Skills Wave Start Skill Gauge 1 Break

If 25-100% HP

[Poisonous Heal]
Inflicts 1 layer of Barrier Status: Poison to self (3T)

Adds 1 layer to own Barrier

If 10-25% HP

[Tranquil Offense of Yang]
Heals 7 of own Barrier Status

Adds 7 layers to own Barrier

All targets' YANG DEF DOWN by 3 levels (2T)

If 0-10% HP

[Desperate Heal of Water]
Heals self by 100% of HP

Party's Water DMG RES UP by 50% (2T)

Inflicts 7 layers of Barrier Status: Poison to all targets (5T)

[Neutral CRI Defense of Poison]
Party's CRIT DEF UP by 3 levels (10T)

Own Focus DOWN by 10 levels (10T)

Inflicts 3 layers of Barrier Status: Poison to self (10T)

[Sealed Poison Attack of Yang]
Seals Switch usage of all targets (3T)

Inflicts 3 layers of Barrier Status: Poison to self (10T)

Own YANG ATK UP by 3 levels (2T)

B3 Youmu Konpaku

1,750,000
1,500
1,550
1,600
1,550
1,600
7
1
Water
Sun
Moon
Fire
Wood
Metal
Earth
Star

Additional Info

Skills Wave Start Skill Gauge 1 Break Gauge 2 Break

If 25-100% HP

[Freezing Focus]
Own Focus UP by 2 levels (2T)

Own YANG ATK UP by 1 level (3T)

Inflicts 2 layers of Barrier Status: Freeze to party (1T)

If 0-25% HP

[Tranquil Force]
Heals self by 50% of HP

Adds 7 layers to own Barrier

All targets' YANG DEF DOWN by 6 levels (2T)

[Sealed Focus of Frost]
Seals Skill usage of all targets (6T)

Own Focus UP by 10 levels (10T)

Inflicts 3 layers of Barrier Status: Freeze to self (10T)

[Sealed Focus of Force]
Seals Switch usage of all targets (3T)

Own Focus UP by 10 levels (10T)

All targets' YANG DEF DOWN by 2 levels (3T)

[Sealed Focus of Powered Frost]
Seals Graze usage of all targets (5T)

Own YANG ATK UP by 3 levels (10T)

Inflicts 3 layers of Barrier Status: Freeze to party (10T)

L1 Alice Margatroid

Drops:

300,000
500
1,400
1,200
1,400
1,200
7
N/A
Water
Sun
Moon
Fire
Wood
Metal
Earth
Star

Additional Info

Skills Wave Start Skill Gauge 1 Break

If 25-100% HP

[Freezing Heal]
Inflicts 1 layer of Barrier Status: Freeze to self (3T)

Adds 1 layer to own Barrier.

If 10-25% HP

[Tranquil Offense of Yin]
Heals 7 of own Barrier Status

Adds 7 layers to own Barrier

All targets' YIN DEF DOWN by 3 levels (2T)

If 0-10% HP

[Desperate Heal of Yin & Yang]
Heals self by 100% of HP

All targets' YANG DEF DOWN by 5 levels (2T)

All targets' YIN DEF DOWN by 5 levels (2T)

[Neutral Yang Defense of Frost]
Party's YANG DEF UP by 3 levels (10T)

Own Focus DOWN by 10 levels (10T)

Inflicts 4 layers of Barrier Status: Freeze to self (10T)

[Sealed Frost Attack of Yin]
Seals Focus Shot usage of all targets (3T)

Inflicts 4 layers of Barrier Status: Freeze to self (10T)

Own YIN ATK UP by 3 levels (2T)

L1 Marisa's Ability

  • When using Boost, own Yang ATK 1 level UP (1T).
  • B3 Youmu's Special Effects

    All attacks are 3.00P.

    Ability:

    • When using Boost, party's YANG DEF 1 level UP (1T).

    Spell Card and Last Word:

    • SC 1:
      • Party's ACC UP by 2 levels (1T).
      • All targets' CRIT DEF DOWN by 1 level (2T).
    • LW:
      • Heals party by 5% of HP.
      • Inflicts 2 layers of Barrier Status: Freeze to self (2T).
      • Party's CRIT ATK UP by 1 level (10T).

    L1 Alice's Ability

  • When using Boost, party's YIN ATK 1 level UP (1T).
  • Stage Analysis

    Water EX Battle Stage consists of a 1 wave battle with B3 Youmu Konpaku, L1 Marisa Kirisame, and L1 Alice Margatroid. The battle starts with the enemies re-introducing the Focus mechanic of the game, which received a rework in the past year. In a nutshell, this mechanic was reworked in a way where it affects All targeting attacks by increasing (if Focus UP) or decreasing (if Focus DOWN) the amount of damage taken by the unit/s.

    B3 Youmu's main threat here is her usage of Skill Seal which lasts for 6 turns the moment the battle starts, not to mention the self inflicted 10 Focus UP. While sure, the Focus UP will help ease the pain of bringing her down, it is a double edged sword when it comes to All targeting damage because most of the damage spread will come from her. Add that with Marisa and Alice's self inflicted 10 Focus DOWN at the start of the battle and you will definitely have a hard time dealing with all of them at once. Yang-based units will have some trouble well due to Alice's 3 levels of YANG DEF UP for all allies which lasts for 10 turns plus Gardener's constant 3.00P attacks which ensures that her party always have 3 levels of YANG DEF UP unless she is Full Broken or Stunned.

    But fret not, since all of the enemies inflict anomalies to themselves, you can use this as an advantage for yourself in order to break their barriers easily.

    What does the stage drop?

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

    Although keep in mind the first time you clear it you'll get a Moriya Anniversary as a task reward.

    Recommendations

    Core Friends

    Character Page: Yuyuko Saigyouji (Tiny Ghost Mistress)

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    Utility + Breaks
    Nukers

    Character Page: Minamitsu Murasa

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    Character Page: Marisa Kirisame (Scarlet)

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    Character Page: Flandre Scarlet (Vampire Pursuing the Hunter)

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    Character Page: Yukari Yakumo (Cherry Blossom)

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    Character Page: Koishi Komeiji

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    Barrier Breakers

    Character Page: Youmu Konpaku (Cherry Blossom)

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    Character Page: Cirno

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    Character Page: Kutaka Niwatari

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    Character Page: Reisen Udongein Inaba (Eternal)

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    Character Page: Cirno (Scarlet)

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    Character Page: Letty Whiterock

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    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 B3 Youmu along with her accomplices.

    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. 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

    [13 SP] Power Link + C3 Yukari by Delta Rune#2004

    10 Turn Setup

    Requirements
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    Story Card Recommendations:

    Power Link

    • SC 1: Empty
    • SC 2: Empty

    C3 Yukari

    • SC 1: Spirit P Up (Ideally Dancer in the Puddle, The Witch of Scarlet Dreams)
    • SC 2: Bullet boost (eg: Frozen-Over Gensokyo, Froggy Hat)
    • SC 3: Spirit P Up (Ideally Dancer in the Puddle, The Witch of Scarlet Dreams)
    • SC 4: MLB The Witch of Scarlet Dreams
    • LW: Spirit P Up (Ideally The Witch of Scarlet Dreams)

    Minimum Requirements:

    Power Link

    • Awakening and Limit Break:1* 0LB
    • Unit Level: 70
    • Rank Level: 1
    • Skill Levels: 1/1/1
    • Friendship Level: Purple Heart
    • Switch Effect: Power Link (eg: Merlin Prisimriver, Alice Margatroid)

    C3 Yukari

    • Awakening and Limit Break: 1* MLB
    • Unit Level: 100
    • Rank Level: 5
    • Skill Levels: 10/10/10
    • Friendship Level: Orange Heart
    Strategy
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    Strategy:

    • Turn 1

      C3 Yukari: Swap with Power Link, Use Skill 2, Graze thrice, Boost thrice, SC1.
    • Turn 2

      C3 Yukari: Target Alice, Use Skill 3, Graze twice, Boost thrice, SC2.
    • Turn 3

      C3 Yukari: Target Youmu, Boost once, Spread Shot.
    • Turn 4

      C3 Yukari: Use Skill 1, Boost twice, LW.
    • Turn 5

      C3 Yukari: Boost thrice, SC3.
    • Turn 6

      C3 Yukari: Target Marisa, Use Skill 3, Graze twice, Boost thrice, SC4.
    • Turn 7

      C3 Yukari: Target Youmu, Use Skill 2, Boost thrice, Spread Shot.
    • Turn 8

      C3 Yukari: Boost thrice, LW.
    • Turn 9

      C3 Yukari: Boost thrice, Spread Shot.
    • Turn 10

      C3 Yukari: Full Auto.

    [16 SP] R2 Yuyuko + B3 Toyohime by taiyou#1432

    8 Turn Setup

    [16 SP] B3 Toyohime + A7 Yukari by fuujin3#2435

    8 Turn Setup

    [16 SP] B3 Toyohime + L1 Minamitsu by Bon#4729

    9 Turn Setup

    [16 SP] E1 Koakuma + A7 Yukari by solver1104#2401

    9 Turn Setup

    [21 SP] B3 Toyohime + L1 Minamitsu + A7 Youmu by fuujin3#2435

    9 Turn Setup

    [24 SP] C3 Hecatia + B3 Toyohime by Chimarae#5055

    5 Turn Setup

    [25 SP] E1 Flandre + L1 Cirno + Switch Friend by i.suk#1092

    7 Turn Setup

    [28 SP] L1 Cirno + A6 Marisa + L1 Minamitsu by i.suk#1092

    7 Turn Setup

    [28 SP] L1 Ichirin + L1 Minamitsu + L1 Nazrin by Voisenyer Asylum#7979

    8 Turn Setup

    [29 SP] Power Link + B2 Junko + L1 Cirno + L1 Murasa by NotRyuu#8144

    6 Turn Setup

    Requirements
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    Story Card Recommendations:

    Power Link

    • SC 1: Empty
    • SC 2: Empty

    B2 Junko

    • SC 1: MLB The Witch of Scarlet Dreams
    • SC 2: MLB Puppeteer and Necromancer
    • SC 3: MLB Puppeteer and Necromancer
    • SC 4: MLB Puppeteer and Necromancer
    • LW: MLB Mysterious Sword Master

    L1 Cirno

    • SC 1: MLB The Witch of Scarlet Dreams
    • SC 2: MLB Thunder Beat
    • SC 3: MLB Protection of Cerpinus
    • SC 4: MLB Undercover Reporter
    • LW: MLB Worlds in Hand

    L1 Murasa

    • SC 1: Yang ATK Stat Stick
    • SC 2: 3 Yang ATK Level up (eg: Members of the Yakumo Family)
    • SC 3: MLB Ordinary Magician
    • SC 4: MLB Miracle Mallet
    • LW: MLB The Secret God of the Sky

    Minimum Requirements:

    Power Link

    • Awakening and Limit Break:1* 0LB
    • Unit Level: 70
    • Rank Level: 1
    • Skill Levels: 1/1/1
    • Friendship Level: Purple Heart
    • Switch Effect: Power Link (eg: Merlin Prisimriver, Alice Margatroid)

    B2 Junko

    • Awakening and Limit Break: 1* MLB
    • Unit Level: 100
    • Rank Level: 5
    • Skill Levels: 10/10/10
    • Friendship Level: Pink Heart

    L1 Cirno

    • Awakening and Limit Break: 1* MLB
    • Unit Level: 100
    • Rank Level: 5
    • Skill Levels: 10/10/10
    • Friendship Level: Pink Heart

    L1 Murasa

    • Awakening and Limit Break: 1* MLB
    • Unit Level: 100
    • Rank Level: 5
    • Skill Levels: 10/10/10
    • Friendship Level: Pink Heart
    Strategy
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    Strategy:

    • Turn 1

      B2 Junko: Swap with Power Link, Target Marisa, Use Skill 3, Graze thrice, Boost twice, SC1.
      L1 Cirno: Graze thrice, SC1.
      L1 Murasa: Graze thrice, SC2.
    • Turn 2

      B2 Junko: Target Youmu, Boost thrice, LW.
      L1 Cirno: Boost twice, LW.
      L1 Murasa: Use SC3.
    • Turn 3

      B2 Junko: Graze once, Spread Shot.
      L1 Cirno: Graze once, Spread Shot.
      L1 Murasa: Graze once, Boost thrice, LW.
    • Turn 4

      B2 Junko: Use Skill 1/2, Boost thrice, LW.
      L1 Cirno: Boost once, SC3.
      L1 Murasa: Target Alice, Use SC4.
    • Turn 5

      B2 Junko: Use Spread Shot.
      L1 Cirno: Use LW.
      L1 Murasa: Boost twice, LW.
    • Turn 6

      B2 Junko: Boost thrice, LW.
      L1 Cirno: Boost thrice, LW.
      L1 Murasa: Boost once, LW.

    Notes:
    Thunder Beat and Undercover Reporter are used as agility stat sticks, primarily to outspeed Murasa. Protection of Cerpinus is a 3 turn agility card, used to let Cirno accumulate agility buffs.

    [33 SP] L1 Mai + L1 Ichirin + L1 Minamitsu + L1 Nazrin by Sazako#3057

    7 Turn Setup

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