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#31destrian522Posted 5/23/2013 3:06:16 PM
I'm pretty sure you can't get a crystal if it explodes.

Blue Chocobo is not better than Cloudburst. Cloudburst's casting speed is variable, so sometimes it is a better chainer and sometimes it is a worse chainer. I wouldn't say Blue Chocobo is strictly better even if you take Cloudburst's Feral Link out of the equation (and the Feral Link weighs things heavily in Cloudburst's favor). Suggesting that Blue Chocobo is comparable or better than casting RAV Lightning is completely false.

You can infuse whenever you want. Just be sure your process takes into account the abilities that have yet to be learned. For the Monster Infusion FAQ, the leveling is done first and then the infusion begins. You can teach Blue Chocobo the spells whenever, but again, you have to be aware of the passives that you may be introducing.
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#32EiEi(Topic Creator)Posted 5/23/2013 7:14:44 PM
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#33EiEi(Topic Creator)Posted 5/23/2013 8:54:26 PM
Even when a maxed Blue can't beat a Cloudburst? There are said to be tests (saw this in the tier thread) that indicate that even with fewer hits, Blue Choco builds the chain faster than a Cloudburst.

So I need not be at max level with a monster before I should start infusing? What should I start working on first when infusing, putting in skills/spells or passives?
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#34destrian522Posted 5/24/2013 2:51:26 PM(edited)
I've seen video that suggests the opposite. What thread are you talking about? What do you mean by "fewer hits"? If you control the number of hits and keep it constant, Cloudburst automatically loses because its advantage is speed. If you are talking about the thread you linked, you should know that Noah was saying that stuff based on what other people claimed (who knows who. Not someone with a reputation for being right, I'm sure) without any evidence. He was animated about it because he wanted it to be true, not because the claim had validity. Blue Chocobo is a good monster, but it is not the best RAV. In fact, I think there are other RAV monsters that are better than Blue Chocobo, too. I can't remember what they are (Grand Behemoth?), but you could ask achilleszero or psicomelite. They both know more about this than I do.

The infusion system is very flexible. You keep asking questions about the order, and my answer is always going to be the same. You can do it however you want to do it as long as you keep track of all the factors. It's on you to make sure it works correctly, so read up on the rules in the Monster Infusion FAQ. If you don't want to learn the rules and just want to use the builds detailed in the guide, the order definitely matters and is specified in the writeups.
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#35EiEi(Topic Creator)Posted 5/24/2013 6:45:06 PM
Well, there are actually several guys (one was Arthellinus) that say that the Blue is better than Cloudburst when built right. I guess I'll just try out both since Cloudburst is supposedly not that hard to max out.

The infusion faq is great but it's not that noob-friendly. And I still don't know much about infusion since I haven't tried it yet. Thanks for clearing those up!
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#36EiEi(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2013 1:43:54 PM
Still can't decide whether I should invest time in capturing and raising a Blue Choc because of the differing opinions about it. Is there any fight in the game that it's better than the Cloudburst if I don't have the DLC?
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#37psicomelitePosted 5/31/2013 1:56:12 PM(edited)
The most significant advantages Blue will have over Cloudburst are against Yomi and Valfodr, but RAV monsters are hardly the deciding factor in those battles. Otherwise, there's negligible difference in performance. That's why while Blue is theoretically better in a very broad sense once optimally built, it's not necessary to use over Cloudburst.
#38EiEi(Topic Creator)Posted 5/31/2013 2:07:44 PM
So for versatility, Blue gets the edge over Cloudburst. Cloudburst generally reaches the stagger point faster than a Blue Choc can due to its superior casting speed/anmiation (in most cases), right? If that's the case, I'll just settle for my Cloudburst although Blue Choc ends up with more magic when maxed.
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#39EiEi(Topic Creator)Posted 6/4/2013 10:53:58 PM
Are there even tough post-game, non-DLC bosses once I'm done with the main game?Cos I've already beat the monsters at the Steppe.
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#40ArmaLeyvatenPosted 6/4/2013 11:58:05 PM
Raspatil is pretty much the only tough, non-DLC enemy left after the Steppe bosses