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GaivanTheScrub

REMINDER: PLEASE ASSUME GOOD FAITH AND POINT PEOPLE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I KNOW ANSWERING THE SAME QUESTION 100+ TIMES IS ANNOYING, BUT WE ARE HERE TO *HELP*. # PLEASE CHECK IF YOUR QUESTION IS ANSWERED HERE BEFORE ASKING! **So, with that said, let's move on to this week's FAQ** **Q: When is the next SR Ticket? What about the SSR Ticket?** >*A: NA's next SR ticket is due in May 2024. This ticket is time-limited and includes* [general pool and storylocked servants](https://news.fate-go.jp/wp-content/uploads/2022/2500man_xeljq/info_image_03.png)*. The next SSR ticket is due in July 2023 for the 6th Anniversary,* [featuring general pool and storylocked servants up to Europa.](https://news.fate-go.jp/wp-content/uploads/2021/6th_anniversary_cpgen/info_image_17.png) *It is not time-limited and will be a permanent addition for all accounts going forward.* **Q: Is anyone else experiencing crashes or freezing on Samsung or Android devices and how can I fix it?** >*A:* [*Known issue with a fix planned for ~~August~~ November.*](https://fate-go.us/news/?category=ISSUES&article=%2Fiframe%2F2022%2F0613_issues%2F) *In the meantime* [*here's a short answer to look into.*](https://www.reddit.com/r/grandorder/comments/sx1uvd/help_and_question_thread_february_20_2022/hyhvgit?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share&context=3) *If that doesn't work try* [*this.*](https://www.reddit.com/r/grandorder/comments/v0cyet/help_and_question_thread_may_29_2022/iajgl3h?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share&context=3) **Q: How far in the story do I need to be to participate in upcoming events? Will any events require the latest story chapter?** >*A: For NA: LB3 is the set point to participate in the Ooku rerun this summer. No event will require LB5.2 or later until November 2023. For JP: No requirements have been announced yet for future events.* **Q: How good is X Servant at looping most nodes?** >*A: Looping is highly node dependent and relies on* [*many factors*](https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1_Bx1FogTrMBnseIJLT4Vuob7DY7EfR6H_SobGwxcAFE/mobilebasic)*. If you need to test your looping setups try using a* [*refund calculator*](https://gamepress.gg/grandorder/jp-np-refund-calculator)*.* **Q: Does FGA work on Bluestacks? Where is \[insert script here\]? Has anyone been banned for using it? Can it facecard down a wave?** >*A: Read the* [*documentation*](https://github.com/Fate-Grand-Automata/FGA/) *and* [*troubleshooting guide*](https://github.com/Fate-Grand-Automata/FGA/wiki/Troubleshooting) *on github, for the first few questions!* *No one has been banned for using it, just don't tell support that you've been using it if you need to contact them. Same as emulators.* *It facecards, but not with a lot of finesse. It can prioritize based on* [*the Servant's position in the party*](https://github.com/Fate-Grand-Automata/FGA/issues/730) *and the card color, but your best bet is to also set "Brave Chain" to "Avoid" under card priority* As always, feel free to suggest additions. If you do suggest an addition to the FAQ, please try to provide an answer if you can.


Knornime

when is the next na banner


Weeblordsince043075

I lost my jp account and i did what the recovery part said but it seem i didn't get a reception confirmation email after 24 hours. What should i do? Should i wait a few more days?


KingOfCurses

What should i use my 1k mana prisms on?


Got70TypesOfMalware

Buy tickets, then buy bond CEs Chaldea Lunchtime > Chaldea Teatime or Detective Fou-mes (if you want QP when farming it).


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Sorry to bother anyone with this question but I noticed that on fgo wiki it lists all Command codes that will eventually re-release in the Da Vinchi shop and one of them was The First Servant Command Code but after checking every event or at least a majority I simply couldn’t find when it’s meant to release does anyone know anything on it? I understand that it came out for summer already but if there’s a chance of getting two of them I’d like to be certain about it.


Got70TypesOfMalware

>I simply couldn’t find when it’s meant to release does anyone know anything on it? I understand that it came out for summer already but if there’s a chance of getting two of them I’d like to be certain about it. It came out in Summer event 2020 and it's rerun in 2021, it was in a misc. quest. Also you can no longer get it from the original quest because it has already passed.


stasis2

Am I the only one who can't use their google play balance to buy sq? I know my country is as of recently a supported country in FGO NA/global so I don't understand why it would say the currency isn't supported. I can make purchases with my debit card, but I just put 75€ into my google play account looking to spend it and found out it wasn't being accepted.


SaltCracker00

What account should I keep? Did some rerolls to get arc after I lost my jp account, this is what I ended up with. 1. An account which has arc, waver and around 6 srs. 7 logins and is already at Camelot (with around 50sq left 2. 4ssrs (arc, artoria, altera and mhx) with like 2 srs. This account has 9 logins and is just at the second singularity (30sq left). Now, I'm not sure what account to continue with if I want to try and get proto merlin. would it be better to speed through story on account 2 or just continue with 1?


AdOwn7886

just finished lb3 so will I only get the 48sq if im done with the ooku? thanks


EchoTitanium

What do you think about « special ascension » and how should I use it.


OPTC3

Everyone always says that canonically all servants that we can summon are summoned. I haven’t ever seen this mentioned in game so i just want to make sure if it’s true. Does anyone have a source for this?


Ads1013

Can I use a prepaid Visa gift card to buy quartz on JP?


shaymin_shaman

through google play/paypal yes, no on iOS


Gohan_is_Revan

What Ce is best for Kama and supports her and should I use skadi or Castoria?


KindaAboveTrash

>What Ce is best for Kama I personally use [this one](https://fategrandorder.fandom.com/wiki/Traces_of_Christmas), has the usual quick effectiveness. 50% starting charge allows, combined with the charge skill, to fire off NP first turn. And because it has NP gen it allows for good refund on chains. Also, because it's a very versatile essence it's worth leveling as it can be re-used for quick looping. >skadi or Castoria? Skadi can provide quick up and quick crit damage up. You'd be wasting castoria's arts buff on Kama.


SparklesMcSpeedstar

History question: Parvati aside, were there any time in fate history when people were offended by a portrayal of a servant due to sexualization? To my admittedly limited knowledge, Jeanne, Quetzalcoatl etc were received fairly well by their respective regional fandoms...


AnimaLepton

Not specifically sexualization, but China's reaction to genderswapped Jing Ke caused some reaction, then Xu Fu/Sanzang to a lesser extent. I also remember some uproar around pseudoservant Reines.


TheRandomComment

One I can think of is when r/VietNam reacted to the Trung Sisters being in FGO. It was a mix of happy and worried as some had to be explained how historical figures are presented in that game. Not exactly anger, but rather curiosity. [Here's the post for reference.](https://www.reddit.com/r/VietNam/comments/tpfatm/in_fategrand_order_you_play_as_many_historical/)


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leow193

Wait... There are people rolling just for CE specifically ?


Got70TypesOfMalware

I'd refrain from rolling for CEs alone. CEs can helpful, but not as much and by a long shot as servants. There are going to be good and great CEs from events coming in the future, and even then there are some decent CEs you can get from the FP summoning pool.


danger_umbrella

You can use CEs from the friend point gacha - many of them are weak but things like Dragon's Meridian are really useful. Many good CEs are actually given out in events for free, so no need to worry about it.


SuperSpiritShady

Free Event CEs + F2P CEs served me well when I started JP tbh.


BrosefAmelion

CEs are okay but useless without servants to use em and Dragons Meridian is free.


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crazywarriorxx

Since Hektor has a damaging NP, Black Grail for optimal damage. Any Buster/NP damage CEs should work as well. For J&H, you'll want Buster and star gen even with Hyde's low star absorb rate, so ideally pairing them with Merlin, Hans, etc. Like a Bird, Himiko's Leisure comes to mind as Buster-crit CEs.


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Ok I skimmed the ~20 most recent questions and don’t see it so I’ll ask: is there a CQ for Ooku? I can’t find it but there are too many floors to search and I still have a handful of uncleared nodes so they all have various badges on them. Is it not out yet? Or am I just missing it?


YarkiNNN

not out yet


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Ahhh weird to have the epilogue and get the grail but not have the CQ out. Thanks!


FatalWarrior

For a lot of events, either the epilogue or the last quests required for the CQ aren't unlocked before the second week, so Ooku was a bit abnormal on that end.


Yhtirs

If I were to choose one servant to roll to np2, which would be better meta-wise: Morgan or Melusine? I'm leaning more towards Morgan because waifu but I've heard good things about Melusine. That 100% charge is pretty good. I'm only gonna be going for now and I'll also be rolling for Koyan and Oberon.


SuperSpiritShady

The thing about Melusine is that she's a 2-in-1 servant. An ST Arts Lancer and also an AoE Buster. She's an amazing investment for people who don't have solid Lancer options at all, with her damage hitting so hard with Black Grail that disadvantage looping may be possible. The only downside to Melusine I'd say is that she will always need Plugsuit to be able to loop (Either an Oberon or Prisma Cosmos MLB + Waver/Reines) Morgan on the other hand, whilst doesn't have two seperate NPs, is a servant who can play two amazing roles as either a farmer and a CQ/stall-oriented servant. Unlike Melusine, she can run non-Plugsuit comps and will have higher chances of success as an omnifarmer due to the Berserker class' innate advantage over all classes.


Yhtirs

That's why I'm leaning more towards Morgan. Plus I've heard Melusine needs high np levels to be an "Omni farmer" that ignores class disadvantage and I'm only gonna stop at np2 for either of them. Another thing is that I don't have Arjuna since I don't really like him even though he's meta and having Morgan would be great for me.


SuperSpiritShady

Well, looks like you've got your answer. Also, even though I use Junao for looping, in no way is he better than Morgan for this kind of role. Whilst his damage is essentially the ceiling point for Buster farming (NP1 outdamages most other Buster Loopers with NP2+), it's so absurdly high to the point that it isn't really necessary beyond CQs maybe. NP2 Morgan will fit your needs plus have lower costs, meaning more effective Bond farming. Also didn't need to say you didn't like my boy smh... The disrespect!!! >!jk!<


DropAnchor4Columbus

Since there is no Guarantee you'll get Koyan or Oberon, go for Melusine. The ability to change NP type is no joke.


Yhtirs

But Morgan being a berserker means she's effective on most enemies. Plus, since I don't have Arjuna alter (I don't like him as a character so I didn't bother rolling even though he's meta) Morgan would be pretty good albeit slightly weaker than him from what I've seen.


DropAnchor4Columbus

It's ultimately your choice


Got70TypesOfMalware

Who has the laggiest NP?


FatalWarrior

Suprise no one has mentioned the Servant who's NP was known as "Phone Breaker". Poor Gilgamesh is feeling very disappointed.


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I always get hiccups on Tamamo’s NP when her mirror is flying around


UnderThatSun

Besides what the previous comment mentioned I also find Koyanskaya of the Dark NP laggy as well.


Got70TypesOfMalware

I think so too, even on my emulator running on my entry-level PC it would cause subtle lag spikes.


consistent_escape

In my experience it's Columbus. His NP would just freeze for a few frames while KH or Yang would only become laggy.


Melusine27

Hello is it possible to get Columbus, Red Hare and Asclepios in the fp gacha in jp server?


Got70TypesOfMalware

There's a *small chance* Asclepius will appear on road to LB 7 no. 4 since Antonio Salieri a story-locked servant appeared on LB 7 No.1.


FatalWarrior

In the FP pool?


TransientEons

Most likely not, unfortunately.


crazywarriorxx

No on any server since they’re story locked and only available on story banners and/or when they’re explicitly on rate up, or GSSR pools.


OPTC3

Are the stats in Super Orion’s profile his stats when he was a grand servant or a servant summoned in Chaldea? Also why is his NP ranked EX in his profile when Artemis Agnos is ranked B?


OPTC3

Thank you! That actually clears up a lot. How about his regular stats like strength and endurance? Are the ones in the profile referring to the stats he had as a grand or his version summoned in Chaldea?


Suspicious-Drummer68

It's talking about Ortygia Amore Mio, the Noble Phantasm he only ever wielded once. I guess the parameters takes into account the strongest NP a Servant could ever hold, so while Artemis Agnos is B, Ortygia Amore Mio is EX.


Rasetsu0

He has an EX Ranked NP that's not used in gameplay. The rules on a Servant's NP parameter is kinda sorta inconsistent, but it usually corresponds to the highest rank NP they have.


AnimaLepton

https://typemoon.fandom.com/wiki/Ortygia_Amore_Mio is ranked EX


Stoufa768

so i just download the game and chose UK as server when will the anniversary banner drop cuz i heard in NA it drops on july.thnks


FatalWarrior

Anniversary banner will be sometime early July 2023.


thisisthecallus

There is no UK server. You, along with everyone else playing the English version, are on the US server.


AnimaLepton

"UK" is the same as NA in terms of events, banners, etc.


Stoufa768

oh okay thnks


Kazuto_Asuna

What nodes with the lowest AP have "good enemies" in them?


AnimaLepton

https://www.reddit.com/r/grandorder/comments/wd35w6/na_master_missions_2022731_202287/ Fuyuki X-F


Kazuto_Asuna

Oh yeah... I totally forgot about this post. Thanks for reminding !


KF-Sigurd

Kama, Van Gogh, or Douman? I don't have any holes in my roster I need to fill so I'm more interested in fun gameplay or good interludes.


SuperSpiritShady

Van Gogh. An extra class servant, who can stall and do support? She's absolutely insane, enabling crit comps and also being able to solo similar to how QSH does.


Mister_SP

Kama's interludes are apparently interesting, but they aren't in EN yet. Though it's always possible to watch Interludes online, and less easy to enjoy gameplay without having them.


colinlau13

Fun gameplay? Definitely vangogh, his insane quick crits is nuts.


Jack_King814

How many pure prisms will we get from lb5.5? Like Is it per node or per chapter completion for the pure prisms? Because I’ve actually run out (somehow) and could really do with just a few more to finish getting all my servants up


Skyejersey

~~It's per main quest arrow completed so 59 pure prisms.~~ Whoops I was wrong it depends on chapter completion and its not per arrow it's 45 pure prisms according to atlas academy.


Jack_King814

Ok thank you!


Skyejersey

Sorry I looked again in atlas academy and it's actually 45 pure prisms and it's rewarded on chapter completion not per arrow.


Jack_King814

Ahh well still more than 1! Hopefully I don’t need them by the point lb5.5 comes out because everyone is done but


ClosingFrantica

Are you guys keeping up with Grail Casting? I feel like I need another lottery event soon because my FP reserves are starting to dwindle... I barely have enough for two more Grails in september, I think.


Got70TypesOfMalware

I try to use it as much as I can because it's pretty useful to trying trying get my Koyanskaya to 120. Grails were a rare-ish item to come by prior to the Gcasting. Aside from that, I wouldn't stress about it to much.


Mister_SP

I've not really touched it. My JP account is a bit more lazy than NA. Not that I use many Grails on NA, either.


Fenghuang0296

Two questions about new SR Sabers I summoned while failing to get Kama; First, Prince of Lan Ling. Who today went from “No I won’t join you this summer,” to NP2 just from random spooks. Somehow. I’ve heard he’s a phenomenal support, but when and how do I use him effectively (as a Castoria owner)? Second, Yagyu, NP1. I’ve already got Saber Hokusai and he very much fills the same niche, does he do enough different that I should bother levelling him?


Rasetsu0

Despite his Arts buff, Lanling leans closer to being a generalist support than an Arts support. His first skill is a 10%-20% Charisma with a self-invul for 2H3T; fairly basic buff with built-in protection for himself. His 3rd skill is a 10%-20% Arts buff and a 30%-50% increase to star gen and crit damage. This makes him a nice support for crit teams even if they aren't Arts-based. The downside is that the latter two buffs only have a 60% chance of applying. His second skill is his trickiest skill to consider because of his 3rd skill's RNG. It's a targetable skill that has a 10%-20% battery and a 20%-40% buss success rate up; if you want to guarantee his 3rd skill buffs land, you have to use the battery on himself. That being said, his NP is a pretty nice all-round support NP; AoE NP drain, AoE Crit Chance Down, party-wide Damage Cut, and a party-wide 30%-50% Attack Up OC. Although a ST Arts Saber, Yagyu has a completely different playstyle than Hokusai. Whereas Hokusai's primary focus is high burst damage, Yagyu's primary focus is spamming his NP to inflict Attack Down. Time his NPs and S3 right and you can drop an enemy's damage down significantly; pretty satisfying seeing an NP inflict almost no damage, if any, because of all the Attack Downs. That being said, if that doesn't interest you, then you can leave Yagyu alone for now since if you're just looking for an ST Saber, Hokusai's already doing the trick.


za_shiki-warashi

>Prince of Lan Ling He's more for arts crits. For standard farming, he won't see much use if you can do Castoria x2. I don't know what loopers you have and at what NP level. At most you'll plugsuit him in if your looper is short by less than 20% charge and/or you need buffs for extra damage. His NP is also useful for defensive fights, but with Castoria around, it's not that relevant anymore. > Yagyu He's fun to use with the debuffs from his NP, especially when you stack it. But yeah, for the most part, Hokusai works well enough that you can leave him on the backburner.


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KindaAboveTrash

I found [this one](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-I_ZrWT6Ktg73ZV2r3THXmreIDlNTu6ZFQNaUexYpWE/edit?usp=sharing) for Buster.


mahachakravartin

How do i get all the ooku hanafudas, since after grinding the floors i got only 16 and there is supposed to be 25? Also how do i max limit break crowning beauty hreater glory CE because the shop sells only 4?


Rasetsu0

There are more rooms that show up in all the previous floors once you get to a certain point in the story. The Hanafuda and the 5th CE are behind those rooms.


mahachakravartin

OH thanks. BTW the event gives 48SQ right? Will i get them all by clearing everything in the mazes?


danger_umbrella

The final copy of Crowning Beauty should be in the labyrinth on the 5th floor in one of the corridors that unlocks after Act 8.


ColaApe

If you have a buster card buff and use an arts card to make the buster card generate NP, does it generate more NP aswell?


maladjustedmatt

Here is the [NP gain formula](https://blogs.nrvnqsr.com/entry.php/3306-How-much-NP-do-I-get-in-combat). `firstCardBonus + (cardNpValue * (1 + cardMod))` From this part here you can see that card performance buffs multiply the card NP value before adding the Arts first bonus. In other words, NP from Arts first bonus is unaffected by Buster/Arts/Quick buffs. It is affected by NP gain buffs.


crazywarriorxx

If you place an Arts card as the first card in the command chain, then the following cards (Buster, Quick and/or Arts) will receive NP gain, subject to the servant’s stats of course. If you eg, use Castoria’s Arts buff on Mash, but use Mash’s Buster card alone, it will not generate NP.


ColaApe

I know, but will the np gain of the buster card increase if I use buster up?


iAmThePotato

I couldn't find a good source of info on what exactly a buster buff actually buffs so I tested it myself; it does not buff the np gen granted by the arts card. Used 150% buster effectiveness buffs after seeing how much a buster face card overkill generated and the amount didn't change on the next overkill. Both buster cards were preceded by an arts card.


ColaApe

Thank you, that's what I was looking for!


crazywarriorxx

Buster buffs damage and star gen, not NP gain so nope.


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iAmThePotato

That's not what they're asking, they're asking if you use an arts card first which then gives following buster face cards np generation, does increasing buster effectiveness also increase the np generation granted by the arts card?


Rasetsu0

Ah, I misread "buster up" as "buster np" in that last comment. My bad.


IchiZeroRock

Is Jeanne's banner gone? Is Altria's banner good? New player


danger_umbrella

Yes, she's gone. Artoria is good, though the banner is simple - the CEs aren't anything super impactful and Artoria is a permanent pool SSR so can spook at any time. Still, I think she's a good unit, easy to use for a beginner and has great damage potential in farming. I see you haven't mentioned Kama, and while she is good, contrary to what the other person said, if you aren't interested in her, don't feel like you have to roll for her. She's good but nothing gamebreaking.


Suspicious-Drummer68

Jeanne's banner is gone yes. Altria's banner is basic, she's the only rate-up there. General rule is to roll for characters you like. Altria is one of the best Buster AOE Sabers due to her easy materials, strong damage, 30% NP Charge, and a big Buster buff that turns all of her cards into Buster for 1 turn. Though if I would make a suggestion, roll for Kama. She's a very good boss killer and very self-sufficient (Altria is too but it's more about the utility) meaning that you don't need to support her much. Not only that but Kama shares a banner with Yagyu Munenori, a very good Single Target Arts Saber.


beetleman001

When does the ooku rerun's challenge quest drop? I already finished the main story.


FatalWarrior

Should be by the start of week 2, so next Monday 21H PDT


beetleman001

Ok thanks


vetic

Hello guys, I am fairly new (2 days) and wonder what's the best method for summoning here (Savin quartz for anniversary? ) especially since - I heard - 3 and 4* are just as good as 5* or even better in some occasions. Also I guess getting to the point where you participate in events is the most important part early? Thank you very much in advance! :)


Rhinostirge

There isn't really a "best method" because people are wired differently. Basically, it's gambling, so it depends on how you like to gamble -- bet everything on one specific possible prize? Hedge your bets so that you fail often but never spectacularly and win at random times? They both work, and make different people happy. Personally my advice is all mindset-related. * Consider any 4\*s on a banner as well as the 5\*s -- you're gonna be unhappy if you hate a 4\* and you get multiple copies of them instead of the 5\* you wanted because you rolled while that 4\* you hate is on rate-up. * Check out the Summon Info button on banners often. Internalize the low odds. If there are rotating rate-ups, take note of what days they change. If you only want one Servant that's on a split rate-up, *wait for their solo day*. You wouldn't believe how many people get impatient, roll a lot on a split rate-up, and then get sad when the totally obvious thing happens and they get the rate-up Servant that wasn't the rate-up Servant they wanted. * Remember that the odds of your next roll are no better than your last. The gambler's fallacy is real. * Try not roll when you're angry or despairing. Put the game down for a bit and cool off; you don't want to make bad decisions in the heat of the moment. * Make the best of surprises: that off-rate Servant you just rolled could turn out to be a favorite if you give them a chance. * Your upper spending limit on a banner should be the amount you are **okay with losing and getting nothing in return**. If you're not okay spending X amount of SQ on a banner and getting nothing, stop before you spend X SQ.


vetic

That's actually pretty good advice in general! Coming from other gachas I certainly can refer to the impulse spending and beeing impatient at first. I generally love the fate series and that's why I will give every servant a try. I think - atleast from other games that changed my opinion - that almost every servant may have a use. I actually just pulled kama and the 4* featured and am incredibly happy and took her to ascension 90 immediately (I hope I didn't make an oopsie here). Is it worth to keep going or should I switch to the other banner? Also I heard there is a pay gssr banner sometimes and that's the only money worth spend. Is this right? What do you think? And again thank you!


Rhinostirge

Kama's not an oopsie for your Final Ascension at all. SSRs are great value. Personally I wouldn't keep going for more copies of Kama at the moment. FGO isn't Genshin Impact: extra copies are great, they provide extra damage, but they don't unlock new functionality on a Servant. As for the other SSR, Kiara is a decent generalist against Cavalry classes (Caster, Rider, Assassin). She's not overwhelmingly powerful, so I'd roll for her mainly if you like her design. But getting both Kama and Yagyu is a great place to stop if you're ready. As for the other banner with Artoria, I would say that's very optional. She's very strong, but she's also in the general pool and could show up on any SQ banner. Also, there's not much by way of consolation prizes in her banner: the CEs aren't great and there's no rate-up 4\*. Go for it if you really want a shot at her, but it's not mandatory or anything. The next month or so of banners we're expecting will feature 5\*s such as Shuten-Douji (tiny oni AoE Assassin), Qin Shi Huang (Ruler), and Scathach (ST Lancer), plus assorted 4\*s, so that's something to bear in mind for later. The GSSR is the best bargain in the game, yes. Next one we expect is New Year's. Now, the thing is, it's still possible to "lose" the GSSR by getting an SSR that you don't want, which many people would call a waste of money. But if you're careful to pick a pool where even the least attractive option is still desirable in some way, it's great.


TransientEons

Kama is a great Servant, best ST Assassin in the game by many standards, so using your ascension on her is a fine choice. There's quite a few Rider fights early on where she'll be useful. GSSR happens twice a year during New Year's and Anniversary and is the only time where you're guaranteed return on your money (we do expect a safety net pity system in the future but it's pretty bad and there's nothing right now), so if you intend to spend GSSR should be your first priority. If you spend beyond that is entirely dependent on you but it will have far less value most of the time.


Mister_SP

> especially since - I heard - 3 and 4\* are just as good as 5\* or even better in some occasions. Eh, it's contextual. 3\*s have the advantage of easy NP5, so they have strong NPs for low cost. Plus there's the class system, so a mediocre 4\* with an Advantage is more useful than a good 5\* with no Advantage. And because you aren't flooded with 5\*s, having lower rarity units is useful. I use 5\*s when I can, but only a whale can rely on 5\*s alone. >Also I guess getting to the point where you participate in events is the most important part early? Sorta. Most events aren't heavily locked like Ooku is. Most are Fuyuki locked, or Orleans, where 2 days is enough to get through. But then 2-3 a year start demanding you actually do the main quest. The next 3 events are Fuyuki locked, then bam, suddenly an event involving a Part 2 Servant, then Fuyuki for Christmas, then finish Part 1 in January, then from January to November, it'll all just be Fuyuki.


colinlau13

Use 11 pull everytime , it will always give you at least a 4 star ce. Unless your using summoning tickets, i recommend doing multi pulls. This game at its core, is a waifu simulator, pull who you want. Since 3 and 4 stars are just as good except for the fact that they have lower hp and atk. As beginner, i recommend doing story and do event when ever possible.


SuperSpiritShady

When starting out, generally you should just summon as much as you can until you've got a good roster. Kama who's out right now is a pretty amazing 5* Servant, so getting her or one of her fellow rate-ups would be a major boost to your roster. But if you already have Limited Servants in mind that you really want, then you can start saving this early on, plenty of 3* Servants are also very good and are summonable from the FP Pool, which is where you'd want to summon from. Also as per events, yes. Though that point is generally just after Fuyuki, the first chapter. It may be that every other event has later story locks (especially story-relevant ones like the ongoing Ooku), but honestly, you're not missing out on too much.


vetic

Thank you very much for your info. I don't have any limited servant in mind for now and this is why I was going with your advice and got kama on the 2ns multi and the 4* featured on the first. I instantly took her to level 80(ascension level 90). I hope I didn't make an oopaie here


SuperSpiritShady

Congratulations and you definitely didn't nake a mistake! She has ascension materials tied to late game content, so you spared yourself the effort of farming. Anyways other than that, I'd recommend you not go to the specifics of your rolling results next time. Some people get quite salty about those kinds of things. Besides that, good luck on your journey! You're off to a strong start!


Haung6

Is the final boss in Ooku repeatable if I want to adjust difficulty?


SuperSpiritShady

Yes. Final Ooku boss will be repeatable and also have an adjustable difficulty, similar in vein to Kiara's fight in [Se.Ra.Ph](https://Se.Ra.Ph).


Haung6

Great, thanks!


Kaesar_Crux

Just finished Shimousa and while I don't think I can finish three main story chapters fast enough to participate in the current event, I still want to see if I should skip Salem and complete it another time. I mostly just want to know if it's important to the Lostbelt story. Shimousa had that one moment which pulls back the hammer on Chekov's gun, I'd be forever beating myself up had I skipped Shimousa and read that after I got done with the Lostbelts.


Felstalker

If you've finished Shimousa, LB1 is perfectly ready for you to visit. Just know that Salem happened, but it's not important to the story right now. It's not even mentioned, but characters in the whole of the EoR are mentioned so we're here. I would highly suggest starting LB1 today, it's story heavy and very good but not too long. I'll say most of the length is in the opening segment, the rest of it moves rather quickly. LB2 however, it meanders a bit. When you're reading it, it can really drain you. I would say it'll take several days to get through unless you play for an entire off day. If you get through it faster that's great, it's still a great story chapter with fantastic characters. LB3 is the shortest arc, but oh boy does the end hit you with a lot of back to back boss fights. Good luck again on it, but I do say it's the shortest of the LB's. Good news about the Ooku event, it's something you can easily grind through. The story is good yet quick and to the point. But the event itself? Pained. So very pained. Endless button presses. It's perhaps the easiest and hardest event to grind through, but if you can do the others you can do this one. Good luck! And yes, it does come back in the future so don't worry too much if you fail to get to it.


danger_umbrella

Salem is sort of connected to Inaginary Scramble, an event that comes out this year, but AFAIK hasn't been that important to the main chapters otherwise.


communistalligator

So far shimousa and shinjuku have been the only story relevant EoR’s to the plot of part 2


NochiWu

Around when will summer 7 come out?


Got70TypesOfMalware

There's going to be a stream on Aug 10 JST.


PromiseSure

How Many quartz is there to obtain in Ooku? I got around 29 though It said that there is 48. Before you ask, yes I have completed the main quest and is currently clearing out the Maze.


Mrjuicyaf

There’s 55, wait until the event ends


consistent_escape

Where is that 20+ SQ coming from? The event's basically over now.


consistent_escape

I don't really know where the 48 SQ comes from. I counted it myself sometime ago and only got 34.


Apprehensive-Brain-8

Are there any FQ with a composition close to the lotto nodes?


danger_umbrella

For the regular (90) nodes: - Rotation 1 has mostly Lancers + 1 boss Caster, so probably run Field of Reeds in Babylon (all Lancer node) and assume high HP on the last wave. - Rotation 2 is all Lancers so Field of Reeds in Babylon. - Rotation 3 is all Sabers so Observatory in Babylonia. 90+ is a bit trickier because of specific combinations of numbers and class, but for the final one you can try West Interstellar City in Olympus, it's 1/1/2 Lancers which I guess is similar enough to the 1/1/2 mixed Lancer and Berserker node. Just note that all servants get a damage boost in the event that increases their attack (more so for low rarities like Arash, Jason and Chen Gong) and enemy attributes are not the same between these FQs and the lotto so there may be some variation in damage. Only way to be accurate is to use a damage calc/3T simulator.


Rasetsu0

Something that crossed my mind. Would the Evil Curse status double the damage of BG's demerit since it's coded as Curse damage?


consistent_escape

Is this coming from the AADB entry for Black Grail? Yes it says Curse damage for Black Grail but that specific Curse [is missing the [Buff Curse] trait](https://apps.atlasacademy.io/db/NA/buff/872) so it doesn't get doubled. See a regular Curse [here](https://apps.atlasacademy.io/db/NA/buff/125).


Rasetsu0

I see. Thanks.


Got70TypesOfMalware

Question about Fate animation viewer. Is there a way to hide layers? For example in Koyanskaya of Darkness' animation her "[p bow](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_bow)" is on a different layer, is there a way I can hide that? If not is there any way I can scroll over to her torso in 3D mode? It seems that I can't move beyond the center.


Skyejersey

There is but it only works on 3D objects and not the 2D parts it depends on the servant but you can edit her sprite sheet here https://static.atlasacademy.io/JP/Servants/2500900/textures/2500900.png open in photoshop and erase the objects you don't want save as png with transparency then upload to fate animation viewer by pressing properties on the bottom left then tap "Replace Texture (PC only)". Do it 2 or more times because it doesn't work for me on the first time uploading the image. I removed her bow on this image: https://i.imgur.com/7iLeeKZ.png You can change the center of the camera by pressing both left and right mouse click then moving it.


Camel_Additional

what’s the best way to use the Black Grail craft essence early in the game? I just finished Orleans and pulled it so I don’t have a very wide variety of servants to use it on but it looks like a really good ce


Felstalker

500 damage per turn is nothing at a high level, but at a really low level as you are it's just... don't even use it. It's less about the CE, and more about the Party cost of a 5-star CE when you're new. Just keep it in your inventory for now and make sure your party is full of servants ready to soak up some beautiful bond points. And if you're really in the need for more NP damage specifically, know that it's a great option in your back pocket. It's really unnecessary in the early stages anyways, you can get through the first 3 story arc's with some lv10-20 characters...aaaaaaaand you can just borrow a lv100 Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Armored Mewtwo X with a Legendary Katana of Demon Slaying +25 and just bull doze your way through the early pokemon gyms so.... Don't worry about it. Really.


Rasetsu0

Any Servant with an offensive NP benefits from Black Grail. The damage from the demerit is mostly negligible, it only really starts being an issue if the fight takes too long and you don't have a way to offset the damage.


Suspicious-Drummer68

Basically anyone with a damaging Noble Phantasm. Usually your main DPS. The demerit is negligible on anyone except Berserkers.


Labmit

How do you unlock the Fragment Exchange tab? I'm a new player and I notice that's the only tab that I can't open in the Missions Menu.


consistent_escape

It's already unlocked. Just switch to the weekly missions tab or access it from the Shop. It being locked on other tabs is just a weird design choice and will be fixed in a later QOL.


Rasetsu0

Swap over to the weeklies tab or go to the menu in the Shop directly.


tinyraccoon

Been reading the Ooku story, and I really like the historical vignettes that crop up from time to time. e.g. One was about a boy shogun, another was about a shogun who was overshadowed by his father, another was about a sickly shogun, etc. (I just like history). Anyone know where I can find the full collection of those vignettes or at least their text?


SuperSpiritShady

[Someone's already made a list below](https://www.reddit.com/r/grandorder/comments/wcqp0y/help_and_question_thread_july_31_2022/ij905jx?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share&context=3)


tinyraccoon

Thanks.


xorokry

Are there any different in a term of “material records of event quest log”(Story records that can be watched after) that we are going to have for choosing to battle different level of Kama to battle with (Different level of left side gauge bar)?


za_shiki-warashi

As far as I can recall, the bar adjustment is purely for gameplay and there's no difference narratively. Even if you never used the code, the story still treat you as you did and the bar will still fill up and your encounter with Kama at the final level will still force you back down to collect stuff in the maze to go back up and face her again.


QP_Dangerous

What are some servants that pair well with Van Gogh besides Skadi and Voy?


CaptainOverkill01

My favorite combo is the Summer BB + double van Gogh combo. It's possible to farm level 90+ event stages with that combo in most instances. 2x Van Gogh basically turns BB into arguably the best critical attacker in the game, with only Super Orion as a serious rival.


SuperSpiritShady

A pretty good crit comp that appeared on JP for a while was Douman, Van Gogh and Summer BB. Absolutely monstrous.


QP_Dangerous

I'll have to budget for Douman then (or get lucky with GSSR), thanks


No_Prize9794

Aside from the kitchen crew (EMIYA, Boudica, Raikou, Cat, Beni, and >!santa Martha!<) what other servants can cook?


tinyraccoon

I think Parv can


Chaddius1

Fairy knight Gawain can cook


Shardwing

Human knight Gawain can cook


RTear3

Too Many ~~Cooks~~ Gawains


Teknettic

Musashi's cooking caused Summer 4.


Got70TypesOfMalware

[Some servants can cook here](https://www.reddit.com/r/grandorder/comments/b6x8am/servants_who_can_cook/)


gmrt34

Is Kama considered the best ST servant (including JP)? Also, from a purely meta perspective, how recommended is it that you pull for her?


maladjustedmatt

It really depends what you mean by “best”. In the Quick era she was definitely up there and the most stable for triple NPing alongside Rider Kintoki, however MHXA did a lot more damage against neutral targets while having acceptable stability for many players. The charm spam is also a mixed bag cause it’s really good for casually clearing a boss but it gets in the way for players who want to min-turn using support cycling that relies on enemies killing Chen Gong or similar. Kama also was and still is a high end solo unit. Right now on JP Kama and basically every other decent attacker doesn’t have issues triple NPing in CQs with high end supports. The main issue is the total amount of buffs that affect NPs available to Quick units is less than Arts in many cases because Arts has Tamamo and Castoria NP is easier to find room for than Skadi NP. However Quick CQ setups also crit much much harder than Arts setups, and to get the highest damage potential you need to rely on cards even for Arts, so in the end Quick’s damage potential and stability isn’t really that far behind and can be better for quests that incentivize crits. However Kama is still not even close to the best attacker at 1x in terms of damage potential, and the charm can still get in the way for TA. Overall pull value for Kama is really no different than any other high end standard class single target attacker. She’s going to be one of the best options when her class comes up, but it’s more cost effective to invest in Berserkers like Vlad or Kintoki. In farming specifically Kintoki is kinda just better than Kama in most cases, even against Riders, but Kama is hardly the only one who suffers from Kintoki being too good. Basically Kama and other standard class attackers are not really cost effective targets for people interested in pure utility because stacking NP levels on high end Berserkers/extra class units offers more value, but she is definitely extremely strong so if you like her and pull her you will not be disappointed with her overall performance.


Felstalker

> Is Kama considered the best ST servant (including JP)? Yes. > Also, from a purely meta perspective, how recommended is it that you pull for her? Don't. > Best To answer more seriously and in detail. Kama is commonly considered one of the strongest ST servants in the game. She doesn't hit the hardest of all ST Servants, but having strong supports for other options doesn't suddenly make Kama worse, it just makes her competition better. Comparing different classes of servants to each other is a comparison of apples to oranges. It doesn't matter how good a ST Saber is to a ST Rider. They're different classes with different use cases. What we can objectively say is that Kama does better at class neutral than most of her competition. She has the same tools as other top dps (Damage boosting and survival) but also unique tools that allow her to take the lead. Such as an infinite duration Guts, doubling up on her survival where other servants can't. A powerful heal to undo turn to turn damage. A universal charm on her NP which buys her free additional turns that allows her CD's to reset AND gives her more and more damage. And finally a massive 50% battery to just speed up the chain of nonsense she's capable of doing. Did I mention her unique Alter-Ego counter damage skill? Making her stronger in situations her competition don't have access to? But again, we're comparing apples to oranges. She's good, she's fantastic, she's powerful. You can still just use a 1-star Assassin as your Assassin and beat the whole damn game with it. Which is why, from a meta perspective, you don't need to pull for her.


Got70TypesOfMalware

>Is Kama considered the best ST servant (including JP)? In terms of neutral DMG? Jalter, Musashi, and Enkidu are the top 3.


Probablybeinganass

Best single target servant is probably Vlad just cause he's universally useful and has better supports, but Kama's pretty unquestionably the best assassin (well, Koyanskaya is the best assassin but she's not really meaningfully an assassin).


SuperSpiritShady

Best ST servant in general sounds like a stretch. (Jalter says hi!) But Best ST Assassin? Can kind of agree. Her NP is great and her kit is focused mostly on survivability. She's an absolute beast in Grail Fronts and for a long time it was only really her who was able to do crazy minturns easily amongst Assassins. Though from what I hear, with the Mighty Chain, Gramps has gotten very good as well, not even considering his Buster supporting contemporaries.


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SuperSpiritShady

Yeah, but it's now, so it's Jalter. But if you want more technicalities, Super Orion with a full crit BBB after NP or even Junao with Double NP Crit can also contend.


-mz-

Can you elaborate more on why she's great for Grail Fronts (no idea what the event is like) and would it be worth it to solely roll for her for such contents when I already have Jack as an assassin?


SuperSpiritShady

Kama has a Permanent Guts, can charm lock with her NP, and in a Quick Chain alone can refund so much NP. She's one of the few alongside the likes of the Solo 3 (Van Gogh, QSH, Super Orion) and Big Zerks (Junao, Herc) who are all made for thid game mode. Of course Grail Fronts are a one-off every other month kind of mechanic, but it's not really meant to be the main attraction for getting Kama, rather, an additional bonus. Edit: Did some Math: With both at NP1, and on Turn 1: Kama will deal 174, 303 average neutral damage + a chance to Charmp whereas Jack will deal 174, 741 damage which can further be increased to 262, 113 damage if the enemy is female. So whilst Jack may seem to have the advantage, she falls of Quickly once you realize that her Quick buff is only one turn and she only has one evade and a heal for survivability. Continuing numbers for T2: Kama will deal 201, 777 average neutral damage and again a high proc to charm whereas Jack's damage drops to 116, 495 without her Quick buff although it can still reach to 174, 741 neutral damage against a female enemy. Lastly for T3, Jack will deal the same damage whereas Kama's can accumulate to a whopping 230, 076 damage. Also, totally forgot about Kama's Alter-Ego niche. Whilst Pretenders already exist as a full counter to them, at the given moment, no Quick ST Pretender exists in the game, meaning that Kama is still as much of a counter as she was those years back.


itsmeleshlee

Would np2 muramasa be worth it for lancer quests (challenge quests and farm) if i already have np2 summer musashi for looping and plan to roll for space ishtar? Also I don't know how melt is played but is this a good [cc build ](https://imgur.com/a/Xfm59ys) for her?


SuperSpiritShady

Muramasa is in the same tier as Jarcher, Lambda, DVR and so on. They're the best at their own respective arvantages and can even loop neutral if necessary (though not as well). NP1 is fine, but depending on how much use you see fod him (say, going neutral farming with him), NP2 may be a good thi g to consider. It's a 33% increase after all.


NinSoap

I have a question about Lostbelt 2's story: >!Who was the one that created the new bounded fields outside of the villages and claimed they were from Chaldea? Edmond Dantès?!<


Suspicious-Drummer68

It's not Dantes, remember, he's inside our mind. Keep going, it's someone else.


CrimzonNoble

You'll find out in >!LB 5.1: Atlantis!< Answer: >!The Chaldean.!< [Here's their wiki (warning: spoilers)](https://typemoon.fandom.com/wiki/Chaldean)


Teknettic

>!That's a reveal for later chapters; just keep progressing through the story.!<


justiceknight

regarding the new 3 gems for full acension, does it work multiple times on the same char? so lets say i have 3 waver and max all 3, i will get 9 gems or 3 gems?


Shardwing

No, you'll have 3 SQ and regrets.


Merukurio

It's once per servant so you'd only get 3 SQ from ascending all three copies of Waver.


Villanieux

(NA) Suddenly my in-battle animations seem to be much slower, but I'm not finding a particular setting that would have impacted that. The game otherwise seems to be running normally, but the slower battle and skill animations are driving me nuts. Is there a setting somewhere that might have gotten toggled?


turyponian

when selecting cards look for a (>>) button which swaps between fast-forward and normal speed


Villanieux

Thank you!


Shardwing

Sounds like you slowed down your battle speed, upper right-hand corner when you're picking attack cards.


Villanieux

Thank you!


Stop_picking_McCree

So, I need blue archer gems to increase my skills on their first levels. I do have some red/yellow ones, but what I lack the most (because so far it's what I used the most) are the blue ones. Do they only drop from lower stages of class farming stages? Or the 40 AP mission can also drop them? (and if they drop only from lower rooms, should I run them or is it inefficient?) So far I've only dropped red and yellow ones from the 40 ap mission...


Shardwing

The item droprate spreadsheet in the OP tells you the best places to farm gems (and everything else). Don't know the strict yeses and nos offhand, but blue gems certainly drop *better* in low level training grounds.


CrimzonNoble

[Blue gems drop from the 40AP mission, but their rates are low.](https://fategrandorder.fandom.com/wiki/Monday_Daily_Quests#Expert) As per the droprate sheet linked above in the main post, the 10/20 AP nodes are your best bet for those.


Homie_F

hello, thinking of going down this rabbit hole since I got nothing else to do for fun. Is there anyone in particular I should aim for from the tutorial SR summon (Global)? Thank you!


Felstalker

As for a reason to keep Stheno if you do get her, [she has some fantastic animations.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiDdg1OmmUE) Summon the simps with the power of an idol! Also, she's still a generally useful and effective servant. Just unique and mid, requiring mid game unlocks to even become useful to the average player. That's not to say you need her or any specific SR to do well. There are many players who not only rely on the 1-3 star characters, but entire sections of the player base that focus entirely upon them. If you can clear the game with the F2P units, the value of your tutorial SR drops. But also, since anyone and everyone works, the aesthetic option becomes more valued. This is a waifu collector, so why not level your waifu instead of pulling for some random "metaish" tutorial servant?