Episode 4 ● Connect With Your Friends!
Manga by: Riyo
Hello there, this is Mafia Kajita's FGO Lesson “Even Berserkers Can Understand!” where we will talk about some of the game's more complicated aspects. Episode 4 will talk about Friends and Friend Point Summons.
As you progress through the game, you can send friend requests to the Masters of the Support Servants that you brought to battle, or by searching for your friend's ID. When your requests are approved…ta-da, they appear in your friends list. The Noble Phantasm of your friend's Support Servant is unlocked, and you gain Friend Points as you lend and borrow Servants from each other! The best part is that your friends' support Servants will appear more frequently. Thank goodness.
▲At the completion of a quest, you can choose to friend or not friend the Master of the Support Servant that you chose. An ID search can be done from the Friends screen, so connect with your friends and other Masters that are accepting friends online.
Here's a tip. Make friends with Masters who have summoned and raised Servants in a class that you don't have. Servants like Berserkers are OP in Daily Quests, or a perfect support Servant, such as Jeanne d'Arc, is handy. You can also rake in all the Friend Points by having a leveled-up Servant of your own to be borrowed by everyone else.
Don't be shy! Be a social butterfly here, because there is no DM system so there is no drama either.
▲The number of friends that you can add increases as you level in the game.
Now, as we explained in the last episode, if Saint Quartz Summons are “premium gacha” then Friend Point Summons are “free gacha.” You can summon Servants and Craft essences of up to ★3, experience cards and catch some Fous. As of now, Servants and Craft Essences of ★2 and under can only be summoned through Friend Point Summons, so this gacha is not necessarily a cheaper replacement for the Saint Quartz Summon. That's why you shouldn't be snobby like the Director, who's refusing to make friends. You also get a free 10x Friend Point Summon each day so don't forget to log into the game every day.
▲Don't underestimate the free Friend Point Summon per day. One Friend Point Summon usually costs 200P, so you need at least 2,000 for 10 summons. You gain 25P every time you borrow a support Servant from your friend, so the friend points that you need are hefty.
▲New players must first defeat a wall of wyverns. This is when Assassin-class Servants come to their rescue. ★1 Sasaki Kojirou and ★2 Hassan of the Cursed Arm are some of the Servants that you definitely want to summon through Friend Point Summons.
▲A Servant's level is raised by feeding EXP cards, while Sun Fou and Star Fou will increase a Servant's ATK and HP respectively. But there are limits to how much a servant's ATK and HP can be raised with Fou cards, so don't waste them on your maxed out Servants.
We will probably talk more about Friend related topics and Support Servants later, but this is all for now. Next is Episode 5 “Battle with Different Card Variations,” in which we will talk about effective card use and tricks. You're going to turn into a Berserker, if you play on autopilot!
[Original Article Written By: Mafia Kajita]