Brave Frontier Lucius Trial

Finally got Lucius after round 5 tries. Read the guide for thresholds and watched a video or 2 to see how to clear but couldn’t get my teams to work so I decided to post about how I managed to clear it. Note: This is NOT a full guide! Google it.

Squad 1

  • Dolk (lead) for stat boosting LS, block elemental weakness(have a few Dark units here), and mitigator
  • Ivris for healing and status cleanse(if needed)
  • Kikuri for BB on hit buff(reserved Diana for next squad)
  • Zenia as main attacker due to high damage output
  • Tridon for shielding much of Endless’ damage
  • Haile (friend) for maintaining the BB gauges

Squad 2

  • Raaga (lead) for Spark damage boost, fill BB on Spark, and has high hit count to help break Form 2’s mitigation
  • Diana for BB on hit buff
  • Alyut for HoT and BB fill per turn buff
  • Krantz (highest max HP) for mitigation, healing and offense
  • Elimo (lowest max HP)  equipped with Sacred Crystal (clear all Raids from RC1 to RC5) as main healer and mitigator
  • Gazia (friend) for stat boosting LS, 10% mitigation LS and as mitigator

Lucius Form 1

Squad 1’s main job is to kill Lucius’ 1st form as it will be wiped out when 2nd form starts anyway. I put my favourite nuker Zenia here as it is good to nuke as quickly as possible from 25% HP onwards. With this team build, Haile is very much needed to at least keep Dolk’s and Ivris’ BBs up every turn. Have Tridon cast shield whenever possible. With mitigation and shield up every turn, Endless is nothing. Once past 50% HP threshold, start building up Zenia’s UBB gauge and unleash everything when Lucius prepares for Glorious(triggered at 40% HP). Everything else, follow the online guides.

Lucius Form 2

Squad 2 is where the main action is. To ensure mitigation almost every turn, I used 3 mitigators. Use spheres/BB that boost BB gauge each turn and/or on hit to survive attacks during Oblio(read the guide). Hence the choice of Diana, Alyut and Raaga lead. HoT unit like Alyut helps fight DoT effect from Refrain. Equipping Elimo with Sacred Crystal ensures mitigation almost every turn.

The guide for this part is very simple but any miscalculation of turn and/or threshold is enough to destroy any chance of winning. Every 5th turn, guard Krantz(highest HP most of the time) and Elimo(lowest HP most of the time), saving Gazia’s BB for such turns. However, there was an unfortunate case when I really needed healing so I gambled on chances and used Elimo for healing. Luckily, Lost Soul hit Krantz so she didn’t die 🙂 Essentially, only attack when a mitigator is up, guard all otherwise(Elimo will get to BB in 1-2 turns’ time). Also, have Diana’s and Alyut’s BB up the whole time.

The hard part here is triggering 70% and 40% HP thresholds using 1 unit. 70% was not that hard to measure but 40% took a few turns and 1 Oblio to push through. Oblio wasn’t too hard to get rid of, probably due to Raaga’s and Gazia’s high hit count. Damage dealt by this squad is not very high but at least the tempo was consistent, using only 1 revive and 1 fujin. Once past 40% HP, maintain the tempo and eventually got to the final form.

Lucius Form 3

For final form, just use Gazia’s UBB whenever OD gauge is full while using Elimo and Krantz to mitigate at other times. It helped me tank 4 Lost Souls (no buff removal effect here) in 1 turn. Also, Gazia’s UBB is powerful enough to help burst down Lucius’ HP, as high damage is needed to break Sacred Song revival cycle. Just make sure to mitigate every turn.

Conclusion

For every trial, always follow the guides and pick the best units that you currently have to fit into the specified roles. The problems I had were that my units have much lower stats(~3k Def and ~10k HP) compared to those units used in Youtube videos and also using my squads incorrectly in various situations. Without many meta units, it takes me a few days of planning(and losing) before I can clear any trial…

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