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Shining Resonance Refrain Walkthrough Discussion

  • Posted on 09 September 19 at 17:00
    Please use this thread to discuss the Shining Resonance Refrain walkthrough
  • LV 1 Blue SlimeLV 1 Blue Slime1,028,752
    Posted on 09 September 19 at 23:59
    I'll be doing this one. Based on the completion estimate on this site I'm aiming to be done with it within two weeks.
    "Slutty outfit? You're one to talk." "This isn't slutty, it's strategically placed."
  • LV 1 Blue SlimeLV 1 Blue Slime1,028,752
    Posted on 20 September 19 at 23:37
    Update : I'm in the 7th chapter of 8. Progress was slow to start because I was doing all the quests, but I abandoned it in chapter 4 because I realized no achievement is tied to most of them, and they're all boring fetch quests anyway. I should have chapter 7 done tonight and then 8 tomorrow, and then post-game done over the weekend. I go on vacation Monday so I'm pushing to have it done before then, though I might have to finish it up Monday while I'm off so it doesn't have to wait until after my vacation.
    "Slutty outfit? You're one to talk." "This isn't slutty, it's strategically placed."
  • AllgorhythmAllgorhythm433,867
    Posted on 18 July 20 at 19:09
    Great walkthrough. Because I'm a compulsive collector and explorer I particularly appreciated the pages on the monsters, materials, traits, & world map. I can confirm that you get the Demonlord Crown and Demon Scripture from the rare monster Satan.

    I played on standard difficulty. Many RPGs give better drops on higher difficulties so I always play on the highest available difficulty. I don't know if this is the case here but I had no difficulty getting all the materials listed in the walkthrough. My guess is that you have to pay more attention to the traits used in the bond diagram on standard difficulty. At any rate, the higher difficulty was only an issue at the beginning of the game.

    With Rinna as the leader, basically you can go through the game like a hot knife through butter. I started using her first because of her Steal Dive. But her break attack is ranged which means you can evade attacks while delivering lethal strikes. Later, when you get Eternity Wind and Storm she is phenomenal both as a healer and an attacker. Neither one needs to be aimed and she can replenish her MP at will with Mine Now!.

    Even before postgame where you get Sorcerous Rumble, the combination of Windy Spell & Meditate shortens the Storm cast time immensely. Against powerful enemies, you can mindlessly shift between Storm, Eternity Wind, and Mine Now! to decimate the opposition. Eternity wind also buffs allies with increased critical rate and evasion to further elevate the party's effectiveness. Because of this, I found it easiest just to keep Rinna as leader. On the higher difficulty, a party of Rinna, KIrika, Jinas, & Excella. Just about anyone can serve as the fourth member but the AI seems smartest on Excella who frequently uses Fated Beckon to suck enemies into her gravity sphere & disrupt attacks. I set the tactics to Heal First to make sure that Rinna doesn't have to do all the healing chores. Jinas is a tank who heals himself & is very difficult for the enemy to kill. I experimented with a lot of combinations and permutations. I have a personal aversion to opening menus during battles to use items (potion, ether, etc.). Rinna, I found, is the only one who can sustain the party over countless battles without the need to manage items in support.

    Jinas's Wing Concerto like Yuma's Heaven Concerto boosts purple aspects. I almost never used Yuma's dragon form (except for the achievements) so I ended using the one of a kind aspects--Almighty & Fusion--on Jinas. With them equipped, Jinas was well over 2000 on all stats and had 4102 attack by the time I finished the game.
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