Arena 3 Solo Clears Against Every Radar(Aizen!)

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  1. Gr33nDr4g0n

    Gr33nDr4g0n Well-Known Member

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    My goal was to design an Aizen team that can handle every spawn in A3 without Indra(since I don't have one) and then use it to get clears against every radar. Took a ton of stamina trying to get the last encounter but I finally did it.:)

    Zeus:
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    Hera:
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    Gaia:
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    Noah:
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    Hephaestus:
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    Final clear record on runs that made it to the radar floor:
    Gaia:1/1(0 drops)
    Zeus:5/6(2 drops)
    Noah:2/3(1 drops)
    Hera:3/6(0 drops)
    Hephaestus:1/2(0 drops)

    Gaia is definitely the easiest radar for Aizen with Zeus being a close second. Noah and Hera are the hardest imo since Noah is troll incarnate when above 90% and it only takes one dark three-pack skyfall on a cross combo to pretty much end your chances against Hera unless you have Indra shield and another shield to use after which this team does not. Heph just depends on the floors before and how many counters to him you have overcharged when he happens to show up.

    Shout out to @Tarrusin for the friend Aizen. Couldn't have done Heph without it.
     
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    Gr33nDr4g0n Well-Known Member

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    The team(+15%HP Badge):
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    Exa Hydra, A.Karin, Satsuki, Ganesha, A.Kushinada. Friend Aizen unskilled Aizen equip and 5 SDR.
     
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  3. LazarusPD

    LazarusPD forever noob

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    Mighty impressive. Congrats!
     
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    King Spin That Guy

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    Ditto
     
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    Gr33nDr4g0n Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!:)
     
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    ViewtifulGene Mostly Retired. Still A Lazy Shit.

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    Congrats on making me feel even more inadequate. I can't even beat A3 co op with Aizen. :(
     
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    I honestly think other than the extra hp co-oping would be harder with Aizen since you sweep so fast without even meaning to allot of the time that the sub skills don't have as much time to recharge for each team. So even though you have more of them once they get used they don't come back as reliably when they're needed again later.
     
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    *A44 Inelegant but efficient.

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    you're my hero for today because I'm pondering for days how to tackle A3 without Indra or Susano.
    I also have Kushi on Z8 but I lack another strong/long shield.. maybe Balboa but "only" 50% for one turn.

    How did you live through Heradra? did you kill her in 3 turns?
    And Hephastusdra? Did you need your inherits overcharged, how does it work? Never did A3 so sorry for the maybe dump questions :D
     
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    ViewtifulGene Mostly Retired. Still A Lazy Shit.

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    In my experience, we both end up using fewer actives in co-op. More HP means fewer kill or be killed scenarios. The problem is I keep fucking up radars.
     
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    Hera I just use Kushi shield for one hit and Ganesha for the second which gives six turns to get the kill.

    Heph is all about having inherits overcharged yes. This team has two "guaranteed" Heph counters that will always be available for him and two possible counters that might be available depending on the previous floors.
    Since Diza and Z8 are the shield carriers for the team they are always overcharged for the radar floor and if it's Heph the long CD's on their inherits(Kushi is unskilled) will allow Z8 to come up after his first attack and Z8 can bring Diza back up that same turn. That gives me three turns of increased dark skyfall and Diza allows the team to live through his third and fourth hits to take advantage of that extra dark skyfall.
    I also left the A.Karin inherit on Haku unskilled so as long as I don't get Beeze she'll be available for him/Kali as well and also my friend Aizen with the unskilled Aizen equip is a counter if I can get to the radar floor with him overcharged or close to it. In that successful run I was able to get the kill on Heph by storing darks at the bottom and healing then hit him with a double cross after his second attack and a single cross to finish since I left him with only a sliver after the first one. Then used my friend Aizen for Kali. Even got Beeze on that run so didn't have my Haku but Diza+Z8 were enough for the Heph kill by themselves.

    As far as Balboa it's funny you mention that because I had actually considered him at one point. I use the enhance from Ganesha's AS to let me kill predras with just a double cross and no need for an extra 3 match so Balboa would accomplish the same thing on that floor but more efficiently by not requiring an orb changer or any crosses. His shield is also enough to let you tank the first hit from Heradra because of the team's built in dark resist. It's also enough to tank Gaia as well as either of Noah's first two ark impacts.
    The only real problem with him is that Noah is a troll and 50% is only enough against her impacts if you're at close to full health or at full health(for the second one) which is never guaranteed against her. Other than Noah though it would be fine for the rest of them and you already have a 75% shield on Z8 to use as a panic button earlier in the dungeon(I often use mine on Zera) so Noah is the only place where he could come back to bite you.
    Oh, and he can't be used as insurance against the Kali's if not needed for the radar but I've only ever needed Ganesha to survive the Kali floor one time in all my runs so that's probably not a big deal.

    If you do use Balboa just make sure he isn't skilled, he doesn't work as a buffer against Heph if his CD is only 11 turns. If you skilled him then you'd have to put two SDR on Diza to make up for it.
     
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    I guess that makes sense. I just figured it would be extremely problematic when you do need to start spending them. I almost never co-op though so what do I know.:p
     
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    Congrats! Hopefully I'll be able to follow in your footsteps one day.
     
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    Thanks! Just takes proper planning and some practice.:)
     
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    Yeah I'm still trying to get a feel for damage output. I still fail Arena 1 sometimes with Aizen because I leave enemies with a sliver of health. My team is Aizen (A Orochi) / Haku (Zuoh) / Persephone (Satsuki) / D Meta (evo Susano) / Cecil (evo Indra). My main concern is low hp. I'm waiting to farm more dark latents and for SI stat boost before attempting A3.
     
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    once the stat inherit changes come to NA ill consider a3 with aizen
     
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    Aizen's damage output can be kind of tricky to manage since it fluctuates with whether one is dark and depending on how many enhanced orbs you have in a combo not to mention also trying to factor in water damage.

    But yeah HP is Aizen's biggest issue though it looks like your team will get a pretty nice boost with three on-color inherits.
     
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    Badass. So happy I rolled an aizen with my final bleach roll.
     
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    Ack. I'm missing some of the inherits e.e

    Any substitutes for satsuki inherit and ganesha inherit?
     
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    *A44 Inelegant but efficient.

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    thank you! since most of my cards are max skilled, I will just try NOT to encounter Heradra or Hephastus hahaha :D
    Unfortunately I do not have dark cards with dark resists awakenings (Cecil ... why didn't you come to me... *cries in a corner*) so I COULD tank the preempt but not the first hit by Heradra with 50% shield, assuming I'd need the 75% for the second hit. But two SDR on DIza doesn't seem problematic ... thanks to SDR invades in SDR dungeon.

    My team would be Aizen:Ishida (Or Akechi or Zuoh?) / Haku:Karin(unskilled) / DIza:Balboa / Kuramitsuha:AOrochi / Z8:Kushi // Aizen:Ryune (most probably)

    I lack orb changers, other than the Aizens and a board changer so I'd probably need the shields earlier but could stall them back... I hope.

    My Latents are: Aizen (4 SDR, 1 TE), Haku (3 SDR), DIza (nothing, would do 5 dark latents), Kura (3 SDR), Z8 (3SDR).
    Could stock up with dark latents...

    Thank you for your answer!! Much appreciated.
     
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    Ganesha can be another Kushi or you could use something like Yuna/Balboa/Susano/any 50%+ shield if you're ok with Noah being more dangerous. It won't matter for the rest of the radars with this team if you use one of those as long as you have the one Kushi and Noah is still doable with one of your shields only being 50%, just more dangerous.
    I also use Ganesha for the enhance against Predras but you can just make an extra three match with your double cross on that floor to accomplish the same thing or if you have Balboa he takes care of that floor anyway.
    Just make sure w/e shield you go with has a CD in the range of 11-15+ turns and if less than 13 you'll need SDR to make up for it.

    Satsuki isn't technically necessary for anything. I chose her because she's the highest utility shorter CD changer I have and changing water makes her synergistic with the other changers on the team. You could inherit any good changer onto HT&S, preferably one with a reasonably short CD and that can combo with Aizen. Akechi comes to mind or Zuoh/MeiMei could work if you have nothing better.
     
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