I’m not even sure it’s worth mentioning since it was almost three months ago, but anyway:
Back in November, I planned to get Tien (Esser) for my second Eternals (Guild War weapon) character mainly because 1) none of the other characters particularly interested me 2) I was frustrated by how weak I felt playing dark 3) I liked how she looked.
In early December, I had all the materials ready, but a seed of doubt had been planted. After I’d watched a number of videos, I couldn’t help but notice that Seox (Six) looked incredibly strong, that he built up attack power more quickly than I had thought. Even though I didn’t manage to acquire Summer Zooey, it seemed to me that I could still be relevant in raids if I had Seox.
I made an informal poll and asked my crew whether I should recruit Seox or Tien, and they voted for Seox by an overwhelming margin. Thus, I changed direction and got Seox instead.
Looking back now, I don’t regret the decision. He’s been extremely useful on most of my dark teams, with Grand Order raids the only real exception since there are too many AoE attacks. Bahamut Impossible (HL), Apollo HL, and Rose Queen HL are some of the raids where he shines brightest. Although he lacks team utility, the fact that he helps destroy stuff before stuff can destroy you is more than enough.
And the recent reveal of his 5* form. Let me just say I cannot wait for it; it sounds positively insane because he gains new tools to avoid taking damage.
Third Eternals Character?
The recent reveal of the upcoming 5* for the GW characters puts me at a crossroads because a lot of them seem like they’ll be overpowered. As such, I’m conflicted about what character to pursue next.
Niyon (Nio) is probably the top candidate at the moment. I had already been leaning in her direction after her first skill was recently buffed from Sleep to a new status effect called “Comatose”, but felt hesitation over acquiring the Bahamut weapons that cover the harvin race. Her proposed 5* sounds all kinds of insane, with stronger team buffs on her second skill, and a fourth skill that makes Ferry look obsolete. She currently outclasses Korwa in shorter content, and after her 5* the gap will only widen.
Threo (Sarasa), however, also interests me greatly because earth has suddenly become a relevant element to me, which I’ll explain in another post soon enough. She has great synergy with Baal Axe/Titan builds, which is what I’m working on, and her proposed 5* has massive burst potential in short-to-mid content.
Tien remains on my radar, but I guess I won’t be getting her for a long time unless I get super lucky and a gold bar drops from Bahamut HL or something. It’s a bit of a shame because I had everything lined up for her, and now she’s at the back of the line. Several people in my crew got Tien recently, and I can’t help but wonder if my drop luck would be better with her on my teams. Oh well.