Demon Alliance Invasion

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Due to the ongoing nature of this event, information posted on this page will be expanded and updated as learn more. In addition, due to this being a beta version we can expect significant changes to the functioning of the event. Feel free to discuss strategies and information on discord or reddit.

Getting Boss Spawns

Bosses may spawn from most mission types.

Bosses will NOT spawn from the following:

  • Story quests that play cutscenes after the fight. Seemingly, ones that play the cutscene before the fight will spawn the bosses normally.
  • Alter-World quests.

Battle Basics

Example of the buff stacking in effect. Notice the +420% attack bonus due to several stacked Tarukaja effects.

These boss fights will allow you to field two parties, similarly to Leveling Quests or Aura Gate exploration parties. Important to note that the party configurations are saved independently from Dx2 selected, so you may form a party, decide that a different Dx2 would be a better match, and change them without needing to re-select your demons once again.

  • Both fights have a 3-turn limit
  • If your first team can't defeat the boss in time, the battle will progress to its second phase, with your second team.
  • If your first team dies to the boss, the battle will simply move to the next phase.
  • If the second team also can't beat the boss within the turn limit, the battle will end inconclusively, and you will request an S.O.S. from a group of random players. This SOS will prioritize friends and fellow Faction members, and also let you send friend requests if the player in question isn't already a friend.
  • If the boss's HP reaches 0, the battle will end immediately, regardless of which team is currently fighting.

Buff Stacking

One player's buffs will carry over to other players' fights, stacking to high numbers, allowing the participants to deal increasing amounts of damage to high level bosses. This is necessary to even be able to survive high level boss attacks.
There doesnt seem to be a cap to attack and defense buffs, however the Icon EVAC Buff.png Sukukaja buffs cap out at +100%, likely to avoid instances where the boss is completely unable to hit any player demon and maintain a certain level of difficulty.

Liberator effects (such as Chalk.png Chalk Eater) also count for this.

However, debuffs will NOT stack. Only buffs will stack!

BP and Attack Modes

With this new event comes a new form of Stamina, called BP. These are used exclusively on this kind of battle, and recovers independently from normal Stamina, Duel Stamina, or Aura Gate Steps. 1 BP recovers every 10 minutes.

BP has its own refill drinks as well, called Icon Rader Pepper.png Rader Pepper and Icon Time Limited Rader Pepper.png Time-Limited Rader Pepper.

When selecting a fight, three options are available, each with a different cost and different boost to the team's ATK:

  • Note: this only affects PAtk and MAtk. Due to this, skills that use other stats such as PDef (example: Earthquake) will NOT have their damage boosted.
Option Cost ATK boost
Attack 1 BP 1x
Strong Attack 2 BP 3x
Full Power 3 BP 5x

Tips

  • Once you start fighting higher level bosses, the damage you can deal during your first battle will be very low compared to their scaling HP stat. It's best to do one or two battles using the standard 1 BP attack option to build your buff stock, then use the 3 BP option to attack for massive damage.
  • You may be able to kill the first or second boss quickly enough to not worry about their damage, but in time you will have to bring healer/tank units to keep your team alive.
  • Do not neglect Icon EVAC Buff.png Sukukaja buffs. They may not increase your damage but a lucky dodge may well save your team from death to let them fight another turn.

Useful Liberators

Utility

  • Chalk.png Chalk Eater is the man to use if you find yourself fighting a boss with an exploitable weakness. He will repeatedly provide you with buffs of all 3 types, MP recovery, and occasionally extra press turns. If no weaknesses are present, he can still give your demons +7 MAG.
  • Eileen.png Eileen will make Random Targets Random Targets attacks have higher minimum hits, and will occasionally not use up any press turns when Passing. This is especially helpful as the fight drags on, as your demons might eventually not have enough MP to attack, making you Pass their turns. Getting that Pass for free could let you squeeze in a couple more skill uses.

Offensive

  • Kangaroo.png Kangaroo Boxer boosts your physical attacks (+7 STR, +7 AGI), and casts Icon EVAC Buff.png Sukukaja and Icon EVAC Debuff.png Sukunda to help with accuracy.
  • CarbonBlack.png Vince boosts physical attacks as well (+12 STR), while also boosting critical hits. If you have demons that can cast Icon Critical.png Rebellion automatically through passives, Vince also provides buff support through Icon EVAC Buff.png Sukukaja, Icon DEF Debuff.png Rakunda, and Icon EVAC Debuff.png Sukunda.
  • Templar.png Templar Dragon will boost Icon Charge.png Charge and Icon Concentrate.png Concentrate effects, like those provided by Mahakala.jpg Mahakala or Panel 2 Cu Chulainn A.jpg Cu Chulainn A. She also gives +5 STR/MAG, and improves healing.
  • Shionyan.png Shionyan grants +12 MAG to the party, improving magic damage. Good choice if you can't meet the conditions of other Liberators.

Defensive

  • Balloon.png Meat Balloon fits more defensive parties (+12 VIT), and will cast Icon DEF Buff.png Rakukaja when hit by magic or Icon ATK Debuff.png Tarunda when hit by a critical attack. Counter effects will have a higher chance to activate, and will deal more damage.
  • Megakin.png Megakin supports NDR tanking by having a chance to cast Icon DEF Buff.png Rakukaja when Nulling, Icon ATK Buff.png Tarukaja when Repelling, or Icon EVAC Buff.png Sukukaja when Draining a boss's attack. Repels will deal more damage, while Drains will heal more. He also provides +5 VIT/AGI/LUK to slightly improve bulk and accuracy/evasion.

Useful Demons

These demons should work well against almost any boss, whereas other demons might be punished by the current boss's gimmick (for example, heavily reduced damage from certain elements)

  • Erlkonig.jpg Erlkonig will consistently heal your party every turn, and cast Icon ATK Debuff.png Tarunda at the start of the enemy's turn (plus Icon DEF Buff.png Rakukaja if panel 3) to lessen the boss's onslaught.
  • Barong.jpg Barong can cast Luster Candy in addition to healing, increasing your offensive power. If he's panel 4, he can also generate Bulwarks.
  • Demeter.jpg Demeter can keep your party's Bulwarks topped off consistently, trivializing damage taken, as well as casting Luster Candy whenever any other party member receives an attack. My Harvest! additionally grants MP to party members, helping them to keep casting skills.
  • Demiurge.jpg Demiurge, if paired with "Drain <element> " party members corresponding to the boss, can both automatically heal and generate MP for the party - on top of making the boss lose turns, of course.
  • Orcus.jpg Orcus reduces damage taken from AoE attacks for the party. If panel 2, he will also cast Icon ATK Buff.png Tarukaja when a party member's weakness is exploited. This can let you stack attack buffs quickly.
  • Ananta.jpg Ananta will cast Luster Candy automatically every player and enemy turn (effectively twice per turn), making him a good budget option for stacking buffs.
  • Elohim.jpg Elohim follows up every Solar Flare with an automatic Offensive Cry to stack up the attack buffs, in addition to his massive damage.
  • Uriel.jpg Uriel, Gabriel.jpg Gabriel, & Raphael.jpg Raphael will cast each of the three buffs as part of their beginning of turn chain when 3 or more Divine/Herald demons are in the party.
  • Ame no Uzume.jpg Ame no Uzume will cast Icon ATK Buff.png Tarukaja after any skill heals the party - this includes not just heal skills, but also life-steal effects such as Ouas, and chain effects such as Blossoming Cyclone or Supreme Creator (but it does NOT count Icon Lydia.png Lydia or Dx2 skills). If panel 2, she also casts Icon DEF Buff.png Rakukaja.

"Revival of the Mantra's Leader" event

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Oni

Encounter oni.jpg

First and easiest battle you will encounter.
This enemy, just like regular Oni is weak to Elec attacks.


Battle 1

Phys Fire Ice Elec Force Light Dark
Oni - - - Wk - - -

Tetra-break.jpg Mortal-jihad+.jpg Herculean-strike.jpg Fierce-oni-kagura.jpg Super-auto-recovery-bind.jpg


Battle 2

Phys Fire Ice Elec Force Light Dark
Oni - - - Wk - - -

The second fight is exactly the same, except for the addition of the skill below.
Soul-fracture-20.jpg

Notes

  • Phys Anti-Pierce is possible, but since Oni has single target attacks and, on the second fight, a fractional move, he will likely not attack into repel/drain reliably.
  • Very easy, very simple fight. No gimmicks, no insane HP, just hit him a few times and he should be dead.

Thor

Encounter thor.jpg

The second boss. Considerably more dangerous, this is where you need to start understanding the event mechanics.


Battle 1

Phys Fire Ice Elec Force Light Dark
Thor Rs Nu - Dr Wk Rs -

Thunder-gods-strike.jpg Fierce-thunderous-hammer.jpg Battlefield-morale-boost.jpg Drain-pierce.jpg Fierce-attribute-reaction-elec-attack.jpg Super-auto-recovery-bind.jpg


Battle 2

Phys Fire Ice Elec Force Light Dark
Thor Rs Nu - Rs Wk Rs -

Thunder-gods-strike.jpg Fierce-mjolnir.jpg Elec-charge.jpg Drain-pierce.jpg Super-resistance-elec.jpg Attribute-reaction-elec-attack.jpg Super-auto-recovery-bind.jpg

Notes:

  • Phase 1 has both Drain Elec and Drain Pierce. This means he's completely immune to Elec Elec attacks (unless you use Zeus.jpg Zeus to change his resistances). In addition, he takes -50% damage from all non-Elec skills and attacks.
  • Thor will counter any non-Elec skills you throw at him. The damage from these counters is not big, but it will add up, especially if you're abusing his Force Force weakness. You can use these counters to trigger skills on your own demons, for example Demeter.jpg Demeter, Demiurge.jpg Demiurge, or Orcus.jpg Orcus.
  • However, he's still weak to Force Force attacks, and thus will take more damage from them, which should offset the damage reduction.
  • Phase 2 will no longer Drain Pierce, but will take -90% damage from non-Elec attacks. This makes anything other than Elec Elec simply not worth using.
  • Regarding Chalk.png Chalk Eater:
    • If you have Zeus.jpg Zeus, then use him with Chalk Eater in phase 2 (Zeus makes the boss weak to Elec).
    • If no Zeus, use Chalk Eater with Force casters in phase 1.

Recommended Demons:

  • Phase 1 (gist: Force spam and/or crits. Need something like reduction, bulwarks, and/or healing to weather the boss's Elec counter attacks.)
    • Susano-o.jpg Susano-o: Kusanagi is a very strong Force attack that also casts Icon ATK Buff.png Tarukaja, to increase your attack % on subsequent fights. If Teal Teal, he also has Drain Elec to synergize with Demiurge.jpg Demiurge.
    • Mahamayuri.jpg Mahamayuri: solid Force attacker which will also heal your party when used. However, be careful of his Elec weakness.
    • Sabaoth.jpg Sabaoth: careful turn order management might be necessary, but Sanction provides a bonus press turn every turn on top of hitting Thor's weak spot.
    • Ame no Uzume.jpg Ame no Uzume: casts Icon ATK Buff.png Tarukaja when a skill with a healing effect is used. Has good synergy with Force users that heal by attacking or automatically, such as Seth.jpg Seth and Mahamayuri.jpg Mahamayuri.
    • Good Drain Elec partners for Demiurge include:
  • Phase 2 (gist: Elec spam)
    • Thor.jpg Thor: Mjolnir deals solid damage across multiple hits. If Zeus enables Elec weakness, then each of Mjolnir's separate hits has its own chance of triggering Chalk Eater's passives for buffs, more press turns, etc.
    • Izanami.jpg Izanami: Team-wide Elec damage aura, and Bolt Storm synergizes with Zeus and Chalk Eater in the same way Thor's Mjolnir does. If panel 1, Bolt Storm costs only 4 MP, so Divines allow her to always cast it - if panel 4, it only costs 3 MP, allowing for Spell Brands instead. Panel 4 can also ease MP management on the party with -1 MP cost.
  • Either Phase
    • Barong.jpg Barong: Panel 3 will make your whole party take -20% Elec damage, and another -70% for himself. In addition, Barong Dance is not only a good healing move, it will also cast and recast Luster Candy which will stack your buff % for future fights. Can be used on either team.
    • Zeus.jpg Zeus: will of course lower Thor's Elec resistance and keep it down through multiple uses of Keraunos. This lets you bypass the Elec immunity on phase 1 and do big damage to him, ignoring the damage reduction to other elements. He also has high value for phase 2, where you're essentially forced to use Elec.
    • Orcus.jpg Orcus: when your team uses a non-Elec attack, Thor will counter with an Elec AoE. This will hit Orcus, who's weak to Elec himself, triggering his passives, most notably his Panel 2 which casts a free Icon ATK Buff.png Tarukaja when a weakness is exploited. He will also prevent bonus turns when Thor uses his regular AoE attack.

Gozu-Tennoh

Encounter gozutennoh.jpg

The Main Man. Featured demon, rarest and toughest boss.


Battle 1

Phys Fire Ice Elec Force Light Dark
Gozu-Tennoh Dr Nu Nu Nu Nu Rs Rs

Magic-resistance+.jpg Magic-counter.jpg Restrain-and-release.jpg Rule-control.jpg Fierce-megaton-raid.jpg Super-auto-recovery-bind.jpg


Battle 2

Phys Fire Ice Elec Force Light Dark
Gozu-Tennoh Dr Nu Nu Nu Nu Rs Rs

Soul-fracture-20.jpg Phys-counter.jpg Fierce-mortal-jihad.jpg Rule-control.jpg 300px Super-auto-recovery-bind.jpg


Notes:

  • Do NOT try to revive spam with this guy.
  • If you bring an Intimidating-Stance-like effect to remove enemy press turns, then Restrain and Release causes the boss to lose 3 more press turns and Debilitate himself. If you bring Gozu-Tennoh.jpg Gozu-Tennoh, then you can trigger this on all 3 turns, completely cancelling the Boss's ability to attack you, while also debuffing him for free.
    • Due to how low the boss's AGI is, it's not really feasible to set up normal Intimidating Stance effects - you can't out-slow him. But even if you did, most IS effects only activate on the first turn, while Gozu's activates on all 3 turns.
  • No weaknesses on either phase, so you will need pure, raw damage. Unless you have Zeus.jpg Zeus and you can abuse that Elec Elec weakness.
  • Phase 1 will reduce magic damage by 90%, in addition to punishing you with a 200 BP attack every time you attack him with magic. Do not bring magic units in phase 1.
    • Your best bet here is to bring a physical team and spam crits for extra turns. CarbonBlack.png Carbon Black is helpful for extra damage.
  • Phase 2 does not take reduced damage from physical attacks, but it does counter them with an AoE Phys. Note that while the skills say Phys, they in fact mean Physical, so any skill that can crit or miss will trigger a counter move.
    • Due to having no weaknesses and heavily punishing physical moves (and thus crits), bonus turns are hard to come by. Skills like Solar Flare or Sword of Izumo can help provide extra turns through their Remnants attribute. Turn generators like Vishnu A.jpg Vishnu A can also help.
    • Shionyan.png Shionyan is a good default choice for phase 2, due to her +12 MAG.
  • The boss will crit. A lot. The damage he does will add up quickly, so you want a healer on phase 2.

Recommended Demons:

  • Phase 1 (gist: physical attacks, crit spam)
    • Gozu-Tennoh.jpg Gozu-Tennoh completely cancels the boss's first turn, while also casting Debilitate the boss for 3 turns, due to Restrain and Release. Gozu will also remove one press turn from each of boss turns 2 and 3. However, since Mantra and Crushing Force are HP-based, this means spending 2 or 3 BP will not increase their damage, as those only boost PAtk and MAtk. It may be better to have him use standard attacks instead.
    • Panel 3 Zaou-Gongen.jpg Zaou-Gongen provides infinite Icon Critical.png Might to ensure you get crits. Panel 4 is ideal for the discounted God's Hand.
    • Panel 3 Mara.jpg Mara has infinite Icon Charge.png Charge when spamming Hell Thrust, providing great damage output. Panel 4 gives him Charge before his first use of Hell Thrust, as well. For MP management, it's highly recommended to have Hell Thrust's level maxed.
    • Futsunushi.jpg Futsunushi will counter every attack the boss does, making the damage add up. Also sets up Icon Critical.png Might to get Panel 3 Zaou-Gongen.jpg Zaou-Gongen started without need of Auto-Rebellion.
    • Chi You.jpg Chi You will also deal big damage when the boss's turn ends, entering Icon Charge.png Charge for more damage on the next hit.
    • Odin A.jpg Odin A grants all your allies +40% Phys/Elec damage when under Icon Zenith.png Zenith.
    • Asura Lord.jpg Asura Lord will boost your allies' crit damage.
    • Gogmagog.jpg Gogmagog can help allies weather the boss's Phys attacks with panel 2, and reduce the chance of boss crits with panel 3. His usual issue of missing shouldn't apply, since the boss's AGI is effectively nothing. Note that he won't have natural Phys Pierce unless panel 4 though, so consider running him alongside Zaou-Gongen.jpg Zaou-Gongen. Spending 2 or 3 BP will also not increase the damage of Earthquake or Muscle Punch, as those are PDef-based, but BP boosts only PAtk and MAtk. As a result, his standard attack would be his strongest attack.
  • Phase 2 (gist: magic attacks, Remnants if possible)
    • Elohim.jpg Elohim is a peak choice for phase 2 thanks to Remnants and Offensive Cry when casting Solar Flare, as well as the large damage numbers.
    • Panel 3 Mahakala.jpg Mahakala can keep offensive buffs up, and gets auto Icon Concentrate.png Concentrate at the start of the second turn for increased damage.
    • Vishnu A.jpg Vishnu A and Sabaoth.jpg Sabaoth can generate extra press turns, to help alleviate the lack of bonus turns from crits. Vishnu also provides attack buffs.
    • Demeter.jpg Demeter is helpful for buffs and Bulwarks as usual. In phase 1 she won't be able to cast My Harvest! without triggering a retaliation, but in phase 2 she can cast it no problem.
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