The Setsubun Event is winding down. It’s definitely an interesting event for FGO veterans. Due to the lockout mechanics of this event, I had to dig through three to one star servants to clear this event in a manageable time frame. All the tower bosses have some weird mechanics that were manageable for the most part. I don’t have Waver/Merlin to run buster memes, but I do have the servants to run Arts/Quick teams. This event has made me appreciate the three star roster. Sure they’re not as fancy as their SR/SSR equivalent, but the majority of them have synergistic qualities that makes participating in this event easy. My favorite three star (and apparently the majority of FGO players) is Cu Cuchulain, the best three star lancer in this game because of his sheer ability to outlast your opponent. He along side a couple three stars made ascending this pagoda a breeze.
The last boss of the tower is Kintoki. It posed a bit of difficulty due to berserker advantage against all classes and I didn’t have Abigail or Hokusai in my arsenal. I had two setups I could field for this situation: art or quick. I decided to field a quick team composing of Osakabehime, Maid Alter, Okita, and Mashu. Unfortunately, Okita got smashed early on. I was counting on her to be the trump card of this setup, but poor planning on my part and some bad luck got her killed. At turn five, Kintoki decided to kill Osakabehime instead of Alter. Fortunately, I was able to deploy her NP, which gave Alter a huge boost in damage and survivability. On turn six, I used her NP and finished him off with critical hits on turn seven.
Let’s get to challenge quest of this event. Setsubun Gamer aka Tomoe Gozen was a giant pain in the ass. She has three bars of HP with two minions she can summon. Her NP applies a powerful burn and a debuff that amplifies the former. What makes her even more annoying is the ability to put taunt on her minions. The solution to this problem is to utilize an AOE lancer to bypass the taunt restriction. Ereshkigal and Jeanne D’arc Lily come into mind. Once two bars are depleted, she will buff herself with a five hit evasion buff…five hits. You can brute force the buff away or utilize a servant with buff removal skills. In this case, I have Enkidu’s Presence Detection to remove evasion. A common servant for buff removal is Medea. With the event CE and Medea’s High-Speed Divine Words, she can use her NP in one turn which should put you in the clear. The servants I fielded for this event are Enkidu, Lancer Alter, Jeanne D’arc Lily, a support Tamamo Lancer, and Mashu.
Final Thoughts and other things
DelightWorks did inform the player base to level servants for this event. If you have a huge roster at your disposal, you can clear this event in a couple days or less. It took me most of the event’s duration. I didn’t want to rush it. I took a day or two to farm up experience cards for the servants I lacked to make this event easier. I thoroughly enjoyed this event because it forced me to utilized my entire roster of servants. I hope to see future events of this style in the future. On another note with all the QP given out, I was able to finally max out best kouhai.
I eagerly anticipate the next set of events and the eventual release of part two. It’s definitely a good year to be a FGO player.