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Recommended Progression[]

Day 1[]

  • Read this entire page.
  • Progress in the story mode (world) until Grandshelt Catacombs to obtain tickets and Lapis.
  • Reroll if you want to, otherwise use tickets or multi summons (Lapis5,000 or 10+1 ticket) to obtain several units.
  • Level up those units in the enhance vortex: Chamber of Experience (energy free until rank 15). Metal cactuars are used to raise units' experience.
  • Once you have leveled enough, stop doing the enhance vortex and do any available events, but only if it's an exchange event.
    • An exchange event is an event stage that rewards special event currency upon completion. This currency can be spent on useful items, such as awakening materials or equipment.
  • If a raid event is ongoing, you can do that in tandem with enhance vortex as it consumes event-specific orbs instead of energy.
  • Complete several rookie quests to obtain a lot of resources.
  • Learn how the account system works.

Week 1-2[]

  • Continue doing raid or exchange events to awaken your units and level them up further.
  • Increase friend slots and befriend powerful units. Use the help of community forums.
  • Continue with the story and obtain more espers.
    • Use powerful friends to clear the daily Chamber of Supercite to get the resources needed to level up your espers. The battles cost a lot of energy, but new accounts are likely to have a surplus of energy due to quick leveling.
  • Bring the NV units you want to raise to the Daily Fragment Challenge to get their unit shards daily.
  • Finish the rest of rookie quests.
  • Finish easy trials for equipment. Use powerful friend unit to help.
    • Run your weapons through the monthly Equipment Enhancement Event to improve them.
  • Start doing easy, low rank expeditions, but only use units you can spare.

Future Plan[]

  • Finish any new event released.
  • Continue the story to get lots of Lapis along the way.
    • Start Season 4 of the story to obtain the free unit Runda and some of his personal equipment. Runda is a fantastic tank on par or better than most other tanks obtained in the gacha!
  • Level up and awaken your esper. The Chamber of Supercite (if you can spare the energy) and raid events will help with magicites.
  • Finish more trials for better equipment.
  • Start expanding your roster and summon more units.
  • Finish achievement trophies and the Colosseum for Lapis.
  • Complete the monthly Adventurer Rewards milestones for lapis and other rewards.


See also: Unit List, Unit Rankings, How to reroll

If you are just starting out, decide whether you want to reroll for good units or not. Rerolling is the process of resetting the game over and over in hopes of getting good or favorable units from the limited summons you get early in game. While it's not necessary to enjoy most of the game with random units, you may get more enjoyment from doing harder content with stronger units, or maybe you just want to steamroll your enemies. See how to reroll.

Lapis & Tickets[]

Lapis and tickets are the backbone of the game's ecosystem. They are primarily used to summon units. Units are what the players live and die for. And so it is unwise to waste Lapis and tickets without the knowledge of them. While both can be used to summon units, Lapis has a much greater use in the game, and is the game's premium currency that can be purchased with real money.

Summoning Strategy[]

The game divides the unit pool in two: Rare units and standard units. Rare units can be summoned from various banners, such as featured summon, daily summon, and others. Standard units are considered free units that are not useful for any challenging battles.

  • Base rarity: The lowest rarity of a unit. Summoned unit starts at the lowest rarity. Generally, a higher base means rarer and stronger unit.
  • Max rarity: The maximum rarity a unit can be awakened to. Currently, 7-star★ or NV is the maximum for certain units. While lower rarity unit can generally still be used to complete farming events or older trials, most units below the NV rarity are not strong enough to complete more recent trials, challenge events or ranking events.

Short breakdown of the summon rate of rare units:

Rare Summon Rate
Base Rarity Crystal Featured Unit Off-banner Unit Total
3-star★ Blue - - 42.5%
4-star★ Gold - - 42.5%
5-star★ Rainbow 1.5% 10.5% 12%
NV Orange 1% 2% 3%

It's generally advised to summon for a good NV unit. If summoning for a current banner unit, try to get 50 unit shards to awaken the unit to EX 1 to unlock the unit's Brave Shift or Super Limit Burst.

If you are free-to-play, consider completing a featured banner step-up, as there are usually guaranteed 5-star★ or NV summons or exchanges. However, as much of the value is in being able to complete the step-up's, if you are unable to, you may be better off doing the daily Lapis250 summons. The Lapis500 summon is not recommended.

In the beginning, whether you plan to reroll or not, you should at least summon some units, either with tickets or multi summon. It helps you fill the party with decent units to start with; if you are lucky, you might get a strong unit right away.

Other use of Lapis[]

  • Upgrading your slot (units, equipment, materials, etc) is very important and low risk. Upgrade them whenever you are full, but still be mindful and fuse or sell off unnecessary units or items.
    • Do not fuse good units or units with high value TMR.
    • Gil Snappers' only purpose is to be sold for Gil.
    • Metal Cactuars can be fused to your units to increase experience.
  • Using Lapis to refresh your energy will vary depending on your rank. If you have low rank, it's better to buy the energy bundle instead, which gives 120 energy for Lapis100.
  • Using Lapis to revive is not recommended, as you can simply retry the battle.
  • Premium bundles that cost Lapis are generally not recommended to buy, especially expensive ones that cost Lapis2,500−3,000 with awakening materials and metal cactuars inside.
  • Occasionally there are Lapis250−350 bundles containing a Rare Summon Ticket and other goodies. The value of the ticket is debatable. However, since a daily summon costs you Lapis250, it's worth that much at least. You might find the ability to summon more on a good banner without being limited to once per day to also be important.

Sources of Lapis[]

  • Completing all of story and missions will give you over Lapis110,000.
    • Season 1: Lapis45,130
    • Season 2: Lapis69,930
  • (Renewable) If you were to login daily and complete updated contents, you will obtain around Lapis20,000 per month.
  • When you get a pop-up asking you to give a rating and review to the game, click them to get Lapis100. You don't have to actually rate them to get it. It'll be sent to your inbox. You can only get this reward once.
  • Daily Login Rewards gives you a varied amount of Lapis every month. Simply login every day to obtain the reward.
  • You will get Lapis100 every rank up.
  • Finishing 7 daily quests every day earn you Lapis50. On weekends, you can do 5 more daily quests for an extra Lapis50.
  • Participating in 5 Arena matches daily will reward you Lapis40, whether you win or lose.
  • Finishing a whole dungeon in the story mode will reward you Lapis100. Completing their mission will also reward you with Lapis. Advancing through story, finishing missions as you go along, will give you tons of Lapis.
  • Attaining the gold trophy will earn you Lapis500 each.
  • Reaching a certain Expedition milestone will earn you Lapis100 per week.
  • Spinning the Rewards Wheel up to 7 times may earn you up to Lapis150 per spin, plus an additional Lapis250 after every 50 spins.
  • Complete the monthly Adventurer Rewards milestones for Lapis3,500 lapis per month, among other rewards.

Sources of Tickets[]

  • Events will give out tickets as mission rewards, or by reaching certain event point milestones.
  • Raid events summon boxes contain several tickets as rewards. The final, unlimited box has a low chance to drop tickets as well.
  • Reaching a certain Expedition milestone will earn you 1 ticket per week.
  • Reaching certain Adventurer Rewards milestones will earn you a variety of different summon tickets.
  • Campaign and promotion for tickets are pretty frequent.

Content Breakdown[]

The game might feel overwhelming to a new player given that it has been updated with so much content, as well as time-limited events. Unlike console games, content in this game requires energy to do, which refills gradually. You can only play so much in a day. Let us break down the content so we can determine which content you should do or prioritize.

World Advancing story is pretty important, and not simply because you might enjoy the story. Many items, while usually not as strong as event items, can be found throughout the world. And you can only obtain Espers by advancing the story.
Events Events are time-limited, and so are their rewards. It's highly recommended that you finish as much as you can before doing other content. Certain events like Raid events don't use energy at all.
Enhance Enhance vortex is an on-demand vortex that fills out certain necessities like money, experience, or materials. They are usually not the best for the job, however, they can be used as a last ditch effort when no other event or vortex is opened.
Trials There are many types of trials, which are meant to be challenging but rewarding. However, due to the nature of power creep you may find some trials that can be beaten easily by a newer player. Using a strong friend unit will allow you to beat a trial that you normally couldn't.
Chronicle Battles FF Series themed battles that come in two types: Challenging trials with series-specific unit restrictions, and farmable 10-stage battles that drop equipment and materials to enhance both the equipment and some units.
Arena and Colosseum Concurrent. Uses orbs instead of energy.
Expedition Concurrent. You will need to awaken and level up more units to be able to do expeditions better, but you should do as much as you can every day.
Daily Quests Always do daily quests every day.
Rookie Quests Easy quests intended for beginners. Rewards you with a lot of resources.
Trophies Some trophies will be completed through normal play while some require more work. Since they give Lapis500 for each gold trophy, it might be worthwhile to see which you can complete easily. Not to mention the recipes for strong rings. See Trophy Guide.
Party Improvement
Awakening and leveling up units The majority of the content in the game requires your units to battle enemies. Having a good party with max leveled units is a high priority.
Leveling up espers Not high priority, but try to learn their useful abilities like killers quickly.
Ranking up Concurrent. You will rank up while doing other content.


Main articles: World Map, Towns & Quests, Dungeons, Explorations

Whenever you are exploring a new town or an exploration map, check towns and explorations pages to obtain all of their hidden items and quests. While it might be fun to discover them yourselves, it's very difficult to keep track of them, and some of them are really hard to find. Many quests require you to defeat monsters in subsequent dungeons, so save your time and energy by accepting all quests beforehand.

Espers can be found throughout the world. Aside from Siren, the rest of them are located in hidden optional dungeons. Esper can be equipped to a party, giving you stats boost and abilities.


Main article: Events

Events can be found by clicking on Vortex. There are several types of events, each with a different system and different kinds of rewards. Event types aren't usually marked in-game, only story and raid events do. Some events, usually holiday events, are unique and differ from the rest.

Raid event and exchange event are good for beginners. They can give you a lot resources you need to strengthen your party. Since events are time-limited, make sure to farm them as much as you can.

Raid event[]

Raid dungeons use Raid orbs, similar to Arena orbs, instead of energy. They refresh once per hour, up to 5 orbs max. Ranking up or using Lapis refresh will fill up your orbs to full.

Raid event is extremely good for beginners as they can be done without wasting their energy. Coins from raid can be used to summon Metal Cactuar (EXP), Gil Snapper (Gil), Magicites (Esper EXP), and other event only unit/rewards.

Exchange event[]

By farming the event dungeons, you will obtain a unique currency that can be traded with King Mog/Mog Minister for various rewards: Metal Cactuar (EXP), summon tickets, consumables, awakening materials, exclusive event items, etc.

Exchange event is another good event for beginners, since it has most resources you need. Higher difficulty will yield higher currency per energy. To increase the amount of currency, you can use bonus units, including your friend's unit, in your party. A new summon banner is always introduced during the event that contains new units for bonus, it might be a good idea to summon several units.

Story event[]

Story events contain dungeons with increasingly high difficulty and energy requirements. These dungeons include story heavy elements.

Unlike raid and exchange event, you don't usually farm this kind of event unless you want to farm for the event equipment's materials.

Challenge event[]

Challenge events are usually introduced alongside other event types.

As the name implies, challenge events are mostly difficult boss battles. Some challenge events contain only a singular difficult fight, while others consist of several levels with gradually increasing difficulties. As beginners you may be able to clear the easier stages, but the difficult fights may be too hard for now.

Challenge events are usually one and done, but there are instances where they have rewards that require farming. Certain challenge events can be done once per day, and this type usually drops large amounts of event currency, but also tends to be easier than other challenge events.

Exploration event[]

Just like challenge events, exploration events are usually introduced as a complement to other event types.

However, unlike challenge event, exploration events tend to be easier to complete. They may have several difficulty stages as well.

Ranking events[]

Dark Visions and Clash of Wills are high end ranking events that each take place once a month and often require the newest and best units to achieve top scores. New players should ignore the ranking and just aim to clear the easier levels to get the rewards they can. Clash of Wills has especially valuable rewards with amazing gear and select NV units, although it will be difficult for new players to obtain all the rewards.

Enhance Vortex[]

Main article: Category:Enhance

You will unlock the vortex very early in the story. It can be accessed from the home menu. The enhance vortex is a special dungeon with multiple chambers. One chamber can be unlocked for free per day, while the rest can be opened with Lapis100 each. It's generally not a good idea to use your Lapis for these unlocks.

When you unlock one or more vortex, it will show a timer to indicate when the vortex will be locked. The timer itself doesn't start when you unlock it. Instead, every vortex will be locked at 00:00 PST.

  • Chamber of Creation: Drops crafting materials. Not recommended. It's better to head to the material list, find the one you need, and look for the monsters that drop it.
  • Chamber of Awakening: Drops awakening materials used to increase the rarity of the units. Not recommended, as all awakening materials for lower rarities can be found in the Gil Shop.
  • Chamber of Experience: Gives large unit experience. The amount of experience is generally much larger than the one found in the story dungeons. Recommended to use for leveling your unit. Better rates of experience are given by events, participation in raids, or Mog King farming events, but are generally limited in King Metal Minituars given, or limited time.
  • Chamber of Riches: Gives you Gil. Not recommended. With a source of Gil Farmer on ELT, Gil170,000 can be earned. Selling gil snappers obtained from raid events, Daily Gil Hunt, or gil maps are far more efficient.

There are additional chambers in the enhance vortex that are always open and are not confined to the rules above.

  • Chamber of Crysts: Drops Ability Awakening Crysts. Only useful if you need to awaken a unit's abilities, mostly magic for newer units.
  • Chamber of Forticite: Drops Brave Ability Awakening Forticites. Only useful if you need to awaken a NV unit's brave abilities. Forticites obtained from events should be sufficient to enhance important abilities.
  • Chamber of Enlightenment: Drops Enlightenment Points in exchange for enlightenment keys. Only do this if you need to unlock latent abilities for a unit that you are going to use, as exchanging keys one by one is very tedious.
  • King Mog's Lost Maps: Various Maps obtained via trading from exchange events can be used here to obtain a variety of rewards. Similarly to the Chamber of Enlightenment, this is a tedious process and most rewards are easier obtained from other sources.

The following chambers in the enhance vortex can be completed once per day for free.

  • Daily Fragment Challenge: Drops 1-3 unit fragments for each NV unit in your party. This should be done every day, as unit fragments are precious and are necessary to make your NV units stronger.
  • Chamber of Supercite: Drops esper leveling materials. Additionally, they reward a large amount of Limit Burst EXP. There are several stages, each of which can be completed once per day. While they drop a lot of materials, they are also very NRG costly, so run at your own discretion. Supercite expeditions are another source of Supercites and do not use NRG.
  • Daily Gil Hunt: Drops some Gil Snappers, which can be sold for Gil. Might be advisable for beginners.


See also: Nemeses

Chronicle Battle[]

See also: Chronicle Battle, Challenge of the Brave

These farmable trials drop series specific Brave Insignia, which are used to awaken NV units' abilities. They have 10 levels of difficulty, with higher levels rewarding a larger amount of drops.

Additionally, most Chronicle Battles also award some pieces of equipment and recipes to upgrade this gear, as well as certain and. Brave Insignia and battle specific Chronicle Medals are needed for these upgrades.

The upgraded TMRs and STMRs tend to be very strong, but require the player to have already obtained the base equipment beforehand. Additionally, the upgrades cost a lot of materials, which can be very tedious to farm without good bonus units. The equipment obtained as mission rewards can be decent starter gear however, and each battle also rewards Lapis100, making a simple clear worth the while.

Arena & Colosseum[]

Main article: Arena, Colosseum

Colosseum and Arena will be unlocked after you reach Royal Capital Grandshelt in the story. They can be accessed from the home screen. Colosseum pitches you against different enemies identical to ones found in the story, while Arena lets you challenge AI-controlled teams made by other players.

It is recommended that you participate in 10 arena battles every day (winning is not required) for the daily rewards and spend the rest of your orbs to finish the colosseum. Afterwards, you can attempt to obtain the trophy for 100 consecutive arena victories or to get higher rankings for better rewards.


Main article: Expedition

Daily Quests[]

Main article: Daily Quests

Rookie Quests[]

Main article: Rookie Quests


See also: Trophies, Trophy Guide

Most of these trophies can be completed through normal play in just over 2 weeks, as long as you keep in mind some of the requirements, whereas some you have to grind more for. See Trophy Guide for the full guide.

General Tips[]

Power Creep[]

Power creep is a process that often occurs in games where new content (in this case units) slowly outpace the power of previous alternatives. This leads to players abandoning previous options in favor of pursuing the latest and more powerful alternatives, resulting in an inevitable increase in power throughout the game. As more, stronger units are released, older content will not seem as difficult due to the power level difference from whence the content was released to what was available at that time. As the game's life cycle continues on, newer content will be released to challenge what units are currently available.

As of writing, the Global Original units released alongside Clash of Wills events tend to be significantly better than other units, having higher damage output, more varied kits and both wider and stronger support options.

Leveling up[]


Later you will find that you need more gil for things like Expeditions or Ability Awakenings. By this point, you should have many of the common materials from completing the game normally, and can just sell off stacks of them to gain a large amount of gil. This, combined with events that give you many Gil Snappers, will allow you to have more gil than you'll know what to do with. Similarly to EXP, raid events are a great source of Gil Snappers.

Gearing up[]

  • Start by gathering equipment from towns, quests, explorations, and events (King Mog, Raids, etc.) to help establish an arsenal.
  • Obtain several pieces of gear (among other rewards) from Rookie Quests, Parameter Quests, and Heroic Quests (the latter requires playing through the 4th Season of the story mode).
  • Tackle trial bosses and chronicle battles as soon as you are ready; they often provide mid to high tier gear as completion rewards. Check out boss guides to get an idea of where you are compared to the power needed to defeat a specific boss. Even ungeared NV units should be able to easily clear old trials. Do not hesitate to try any trial fights to see if you can beat it, as losing will only cost 1 NRG!

Trust Master Rewards[]

Trust Master Rewards are pieces of gear obtained from the units you have, and can range from mediocre to very desirable. Raising a unit's trust value to 100% will reward you with their TMR, which can then be equipped to any of your units. The easiest way to raise the trust value is by fusing Trust Moogles to your units. Trust Moogles can be obtained from trials and events. Once again, raid events are an especially great source. The trust value can also be raised by fusing dupes of a unit (by 5% per dupe), though this is not advised for 5-star★ or NV units.

Super Trust Master Rewards[]

Similar to the above, Super Trust Master Rewards are pieces of gear obtained from your units, and are generally the best pieces of equipment available. However, only 7-star★ units have them. They can be obtained by fusing Super Trust Moogles to your units, or by fusing 5-star★-7-star★ dupes together (refer here for a more detailed guide).

Super Trust Moogles are rare. They can sometimes be obtained as event rewards, though most commonly they are obtained by trading in Super Trust Moogle Exchange Tickets with the Moogle Guard Captain. The tickets can be obtained from various events.

Vision Cards[]

Another type of equipment, Vision Cards come from different sources. Most of them need to be leveled by fusing other Vision Cards as a source of EXP. This is the purpose of the Metal Gigantuar's Here! Vision Card.

  • Pulling an NV unit will always reward you with a random card out of a specified pool. Those Vision Cards are weak, and while useful enough at the beginning, will soon be replaced by better cards. They are not worth investing in.
  • Awakening an NV unit to EX 1 and EX 3 will reward a copy of that unit's specific Vision Card. Those Vision Cards can be useful, though to varying degrees.
    • Certain NV units that are obtained for free (e.g. from events) do not have a specific card.
    • Certain "premium" NV units do not give a copy of their specific Vision Card at EX 1, instead giving a VC Select Ticket. The only way to obtain their Vision Cards is by awakening them to EX 3. These Vision Cards tend to be very powerful and do not need to be leveled up.
  • Circa once per month there is a special step-up summon that rewards a unique Vision Card on the final step. Like the above, these Vision Cards tend to be very powerful and also do not need to be leveled up. The step-up will also work towards guaranteeing the banner unit, potentially making this an excellent investment if the unit is also desirable.
  • Occasionally, Vision Cards can be given out as event rewards or for free for special occasions.


  • Don't over-invest into poor quality units at the start. Main character units like Rain or Lasswell under-perform when compared to NV base units. Do a little research into the units you initially summon, and invest into those instead. See Rankings.
  • NV units can be further awakened up to three times by collecting their specific unit shards. Besides raising the units' base stats and unlocking additional skills, awakening a unit to EX 1 will unlock (depending on the unit) the unit's Brave Shift or Super Limit Burst.
    • Brave Shift allows the unit to change its form or stance during battle. This other form has different abilities and must be geared separately. Depending on the unit, Brave Shift has a turn limit or can be switched in and out of at will every turn.
    • Super Limit Burst is a stronger limit burst that is unlocked every couple turns, and once unlocked will remain available until it's been used, after which its countdown resets. The duration of this cooldown decreases by 1 turn for each additional EX level, with a minimum of 3 turns at EX 3.
  • Don't play the story mode straight through, as it is permanent content whereas events can give exclusive equipments, items and units and are time limited.
  • Don't waste your Lapis; use Lapis very sparingly. Spending your Lapis on inventory upgrade will be necessary, but make sure to free up slots first if you can manage.
  • However, don't sell units. Any unit can receive buffs or awakenings in the future, and some units can fill a certain niche which can be used to cheese trials, even 3-star★ and 4-star★ units. Only units that are safe to sell are ones summoned from friend points.
  • Always do arena and daily quests every day. The amount of Lapis and bonus you get from them will add up over time.
  • Not making friends is a critical mistake a lot of beginners make. As you play you'll have the option to ask friend units to temporarily join your party for missions and quests. Start developing an eye for potential friends with powerful unit you can put onto your friend's list. A high-powered friend at early levels can easily carry your group through a tough fight; also, a friend may have a duplicate unit as the one you have, allowing you to synergize abilities or chain attacks without you having to own two of the same unit.
    • Sending a friend request to random players will rarely work out, as most people already have full friend lists. Join FFBE Global communities online to find other players willing to add you (while most players' friend lists might be full, some of their friends might have gone inactive and can be removed to make space for fresh players).
  • Don't chase after NV base unit if you cannot reach the safety net. There is always a possibility that you spend a lot of resources and end up with nothing if you don't manage to reach the net.
  • Don't ignore great 7-star★ max units. Units like Sylvie, Seeker of Freedom Vaan, Nichol of the Epsilon Star, etc. have a lot going for them, especially before you start getting NV base units. A good 7-star★ max unit can potentially be as powerful or as useful as a NV base unit depending on the condition of the fight.
  • Don't actively spend resources to awaken 7-star★ units to NV. Most NV awakenable units are mediocre and are generally worse than NV base units.
  • Keep expanding your roster and leveling up more units. Don't just focus on a select few units after you max them.
  • Take note of your rank up timing. Ranking up gives you 100 Lapis, restores your energy by your max energy (e.g. 50/99 -> 150/100), refreshes arena, raid, and weapon enhancement event if raid event and/or weapon enhancement event is up. You should use up all of your orbs first before you rank up.
  • Don't pay attention to Dark Visions and Clash of Wills rankings and just try to clear all stages. It is supposed to be a competing ground for veterans and big spenders.
  • Join FFBE Global communities like Facebook and Reddit to get a feel for the game, its endgame, and a sense of the community playing it. Ask for help and advice to get quick responses.