Tutorial Unit Overview

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Available Units[edit | edit source]

New players get a selector for any of the following units, and 3 50-shard selectors with the same units:

Albea, Anastasia, Ankh, Annika, Aruba, Aswald, Balt, Chao, Chloe, Cordelia, Creto, Daisy, Deneb, Dorothea, Eizan, Elizabeth, Emma, Eve, Fairily, Flamel, Fraise, Fung Liu, Gerald, Gormalas, Hazel, Hugo, Ila, Itsuki, Izayoi, Jin, Klima, Leoniaz, Lucia, Lucretia, Lupinus, Magnus, Margaret, Mei Fang, Mielikki, Mikoto, Nasario, Natalie, Neica, Noah, Olga, Priscilla, Ramses, Ravina, Reido, Reimei, Rosa, Ryle, Setsuna, Shayna, Shenmei, Sophia, Spica, Suzuka, Tamamo, Teona, Tethys, Tomas, Tsang Lei, Vettel, Vivi, Yomi, Yunagi, Zahar, Zofia

Guidance on Selection[edit | edit source]

Below is a list of good units to pick from the selector. This assumes you are using the 3 50-shard selectors to get the unit to 75 right away and unlocking all 3 jobs. Without those extra shards, most units will not be very useful and the priority would be very different. Do not use any elemental shards to upgrade the unit further - most units are farmable (3 shards a day normally) and this is an inefficient use of resources, you will want to save those for good limited units.

Also keep in mind that this list is based on units that do not require special events to acquire job upgrades to be good. It's a good idea to ask on Discord if there is a special event going on that may make another unit a higher priority temporarily.

Note: It is generally more efficient to wait until your first week of free summons is up before using a selector as you may get many of these units from your free pulls and we do not get many selectors. Whether this works well for you will depend on how much you can accomplish with a mercenary carry or if you need the unit to get you through content more quickly. You will also get a unit selector from challenge board 6 that includes a smaller subset of units, and if you spend paid gems you get another that has a small list of units in the beginner shop. Neither of those selectors comes with extra shards though, and some include Sacred Stone Memories units not available on this selector, so the priority for them is different.

Recommended Units[edit | edit source]

Unit Unit Name Element Preferred Job Notes
Best Options
Gerald
Gerald
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Scarlet Flame Steel Spearman Scarlet Flame Steel Spearman or Thunderer Gun Spearman Thunderer Gun Spearman or Dragon Cavalier [Rudra] Dragon Cavalier [Rudra]
  • Specializes in close range piercing attacks as Thunderer Gun Spearman and can also charge up for high damage hits. Can alternately be run as Dragon Cavalier [Rudra] for more AoE and teleportation skills. With job+ (which is only periodically available) can do very strong area damage attacks, with self buffs and charge up.
  • Has high base stats, a Babel War Arts at 85, a good enlightenment and 5-star memento and VCR Inherited Iron Will and benefits well from a 4 star memento and VCR (All You Need is Meat!) as well as the VCR from another 4 star memento (Unsung Heroes)
  • Relatively useful even at 0 limit breaks (assuming you don't have his job+ upgrade), so you can optionally use your shard selectors on another unit and farm him gradually
  • Farmable in Babel Chronicles Soul Shards (after clearing Babel Chronicles - Red Sparks of Iron normal mode)
Ankh
Ankh
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Pure Water Gun Spearman Pure Water Gun Spearman
  • Has a variety of close and medium range (mostly piercing) attacks, some of which can hit multiple targets
  • Nice water physical damage/health leader skill
  • Has high base stats, a Babel War Arts at 85, a good enlightenment and 5-star memento and VCR (Wings Unbroken), 4-star memento and VCR (Strategist's Busy Day) as well as the VCR from another 4 star memento (Unsung Heroes)
  • Farmable in Babel Chronicles Soul Shards (after clearing Babel Chronicles - Green Prayers in Drought normal mode)
Good Options
Ramses
Ramses
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Dragon Cavalier [Rudra] Dragon Cavalier [Rudra]
  • Mix of single and multi-target damage (specializes in piercing) with good job upgrades for 2 jobs and some teleportation skills.
  • Nice wind physical damage/health leader skill
  • Master ability at 80 and strong enlightenment, pretty good 4 star memento (Loving Family) from gacha with good gear reward for him
  • Also available on the Challenge Board 6 selector
  • Farmable in Chapter 2
Balt
Balt
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Desert Champion Desert Champion
  • Primarily single target melee damage with high evasion, mobility, and multi-hit skills. Can optionally use Dark Cavalier [Zeele] sub skills to drain health and jewels
  • Nice wind leader skill with enlightenment
  • Master ability at 80, strong enlightenment, very strong 5 star memento from gacha (Burning Desert Vow)
  • Job+ available in archived event The Desert Merchant
  • Also available on the Challenge Board 6 selector
  • Farmable in Babel Chronicles Soul Shards (after clearing Babel Chronicles - Green Prayers in Drought normal mode)
Shayna
Shayna
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Holy Brawler [Shura] Holy Brawler [Shura]
  • Good single target damage (specializes in melee range strike attacks) with ability to charge up for huge hits and a good job upgrade for the main job
  • Nice water physical damage leader skill
  • Master ability at 80, good enlightenment, 2 decent gacha mementos (4 star To be a Lady and 3 star Shayna Fanclub Membership Card)
  • Useful even with no limit breaks so may be better to get from summon or challenge board 6 unit selector
  • Farmable in Chapter 1
Priscilla
Priscilla
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Dark Sacred Spearman [Lailah] Dark Sacred Spearman [Lailah]
  • Mix of single and multi-target damage (specializes in piercing) with good job upgrades for her main job.
  • Master ability at 80, good enlightenment and decent 3 star gacha memento (Flowers for the Departed). Can also get good benefit from several other mementos, including the 4 star memento and VCR (All You Need is Meat!)
  • Farmable in Chapter 2
Jin
Jin
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Karma's Dark Shadow Karma's Dark Shadow or Warrior [Gigantes] Warrior [Gigantes]
  • Has two strong job upgrades available- warrior can be used for strong mostly single target slash damage and high AoE damage on counter (often used to auto content in multiplayer via berserk) and Karma's Dark Shadow can be used for higher mobility and magic and untyped damage from a variety of elements, with some utility (often in combination with some warrior skills)
  • Job+ available in archived event Return to the Underworld (fairly challenging, but you can use the warrior job in the short term)
  • Master ability at 80, strong enlightenment and good gacha 5 star memento (Shooting Star Wishes)
  • Warrior equipment set (Spica's) available in the beginner shop for 100 gems
  • Farmable in Chapter 3
Emma
Emma
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Charming Mage Charming Mage
  • Can be used as a damage or support unit, with a mix of single target high damage nuke (when at low health), AoE, fire resist debuff, overclock and heal skills. Scales with non-standard stats (HP and LUCK) which makes her more adaptable to stages with standard stat debuffs
  • Job+ available in archived event A Bond More Enduring Than Starlight
  • Master ability at 80, strong enlightenment and decent 5 star memento (Magic Girls' Brunch)
  • Diviner equipment set available in the beginner shop for 100 gems
  • Also available on the new player paid gem unit selector
  • Farmable in Chapter 4
Lupinus
Lupinus
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Agartha Summoner Agartha Summoner or Sage [Obelisk] Sage [Obelisk]
  • Has two strong magic based job upgrades available- summoner specializes in light and dark magic with 100% hit, and sage specializes in a variety of elemental magic, particularly fire. She can also use her chronomancer sub job with either of these jobs to speed up herself and other members of your team.
  • Master ability at 80, strong enlightenment
  • As a Lustburg magic unit, she goes well on a team with the free very strong unit Rebecca leading
  • Also available on the Challenge Board 6 selector
  • Farmable in Chapter 2
Zofia
Zofia
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Crack of Thunder Necromancer Crack of Thunder Necromancer
  • Mix of single and multi-target damage (specializes in slashing and can attack diagonally) with good job upgrades for 2 jobs and a teleportation skill with a health absorb.
  • Master ability at 80 and good enlightenment
  • Farmable in Chapter 3

Note: Zahar is not listed as a recommended selector unit. This is not because he is not a good unit- he is actually quite strong, but because he doesn't become very strong until he has his 2nd enlightenment gate maxed at least (which requires a total of 490 character shards to access from 0 limit breaks). Prior to this he will be relatively weak compared to many other units and so isn't an ideal starter choice. It is still recommended you farm his shards whether you have him or not, and by the time you have enough shards to make him strong you will likely have obtained him from summons.

Time Limited Event Upgrade Units[edit | edit source]

Some solid units are available on the tutorial selector but are not generally recommended because of the time limited nature of their job upgrade events which are required to make them strong. If their event is currently available, or is expected to be available very soon, then they may be worth selecting.