Sorry for the lack of updates lately. I’ve been playing a lot of Granblue Fantasy this month, and when I play a lot, it’s hard to find time to post to the blog. 😅
I mentioned near the end of April that I would probably have a “spark”–300 rolls on the premium gacha in a short period of time–saved up by the end of May, but thanks to several days of free 10 draws as part of the Golden Week celebration, as well as some lucky betting during April’s Unite and Fight (Guild War) event, I was able to amass a spark in time for April’s Premium Gala (Legend Fest AKA legfest).
However, I was interested in the other newly released character–Dark Cagliostro. Additionally, Summer Zooey was made available in April’s legfest for whatever reason. Those two swayed my decision enough to just go for it.
The video is 24 minutes long and I don’t expect people to sit through it all, so here’s the summary:
In 300 draws (not including the character I sparked at the end), I received
• 26 SSRs in total (8.6% rate; 6% is the expected rate)
• 7 SSR summons (Ca Ong, Varuna, Morrigna, Satyr, Godsworn Alexiel, Setekh, Nacht)
• 19 SSR character weapons (10 new characters, 9 dupes)
• New SSR characters were Romeo, Aliza, Arulumaya, Summer Zooey, Percival, Earth De La Fille, Drang, Agielba, Limited Lecia, and Dark Zeta
• 7 new SR characters (Deliford, Mimlemel, Teena, Mariah, Feather, Cucouroux, and Elmott)
• 3 new R characters (Thelonim, Rosine, Balurga)
• 30 bronze moons, 15 silver moons, and 9 gold moons
To say the least, I’m very happy with the results. Several people in my crew sparked earlier in the day, and one guy got a pitiful 6 SSRs. After I had the string of incredible luck from free draws at the end of February/beginning of March, I expected my luck to normalize. 26 SSRs is far more than I could ever ask for.
It wasn’t just the number, however. I hit my two main objectives–Lecia and Summer Zooey–within 210 rolls. I would’ve stopped there if my crew didn’t egg me on to continue, and I ended up choosing Orchid with my spark at their suggestion.
The earth love continued with Arulumaya, Earth De La Fille, and the Godsworn Alexiel summon. Talk about a shock when Alexiel showed up! She doesn’t directly benefit my teams since I’m building a Titan grid, but she’s fantastic bait to pick up more friends with Alexiel supports. I’m super happy with Earth De La Fille, who is probably the best earth buffer second to Mahira. Arulumaya has very little damage potential, but she covers three valuable defensive roles (debuff enemy attack, Veil, and Delay/Slow) and she’s been useful to my teams thus far.
Honestly, I can’t complain about the results. I managed to roll Lecia, who I wanted to spark. Almost all the new SSR characters I got will see use on my teams except for Agielba and maybe Dark Zeta (dark is stacked with good attackers). Alexiel is a super desirable summon. But still, on reflection almost half the SSR character weapons I rolled were ones I already had (the gold moons came out in full force in the last ninety rolls), and it would’ve been nice if one of those dupes were Dark Cagliostro instead. Ah well. I’m still super satisfied with how my spark experience turned out!
I think I’ll save up to spark again in the future. I don’t have a solid goal in mind right now, but I’m thinking about getting Mahira at the end of the year unless a more desirable legfest exclusive character shows up between now and then. It was tough to curb my desire to roll for almost five months, so it should be easier if I give myself seven months and occasionally indulge in the temptation to roll.
Anyway, if you’re in the process of saving for a spark, good luck! I hope the Premium Draw is as nice to you as it was to me.