Basic Grids

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As a beginner, the quickest way to increase your power is to improve your weapon and summon grid. Fortunately, every element has farmable/free-to-play options which perform respectably (even compared to more exclusive builds) and can ultimately tackle any content in the game.

Listed below are the basic grids for each element as well as general notes on early-game progression.

  • Many communities call these Magna (or Omega) grids due to their focus on Magna Weapon Skills
  • See the Damage Formula and related sources for a better understanding of why these types of grids are effective

Notes[edit]

  • The grids below contain only farmable and accessible (non-Premium Draw, non-Event, non-High-Level) options, and are not meant to be competitive with fully optimized late-game grids.
  • Each grid lists only nine weapons: the tenth (your mainhand) will depend on the classes you wish to play and the unique weapons you've acquired. Alternatively, an element-changed Four-Sky Blade Sterling square.jpg Four-Sky Blade is fantastic for any build if you can farm the necessary materials
  • You can purchase two Omega SSR weapons each month with Renown Pendants, which are primarily farmed from Normal and Hard Raids. As you need to do these raids anyway, it is recommended to do them all every day and take advantage of the SR and R bonus pendants where possible.
  • Because Light and Dark grids have no accessible fillers and their components drop more rarely, it is strongly recommended to prioritize pendants on those elements. Because they also contain the most difficult bosses, it is often smoother to build one of the four main elements (Wind, Earth, Water, and Fire) before expanding to Light and Dark
  • Bahamut Weapons are very powerful, but require Rank 50 to acquire at all and Rank 80 to acquire reliably. The weapon you will want to choose depends on the race(s) of your characters. Seraphic Weapons are very powerful when fighting with an elemental advantage and their base forms are fortunately very easy to acquire
  • Rise of the Beasts weapons such as Qinglong Spear square.jpg Qinglong Spear make incredible fillers and often mainhands, but are not all listed below due to the relatively long gap between appearances of the event

Fillers[edit]

Filler weapons provide a stop-gap of power to more easily or efficiently farm your ideal grid. Because they are temporary, however, it's important to budget how much fodder you invest in upgrading their weapon-skills, keeping in mind that they may eventually be used as fodder themselves. Ultimately only you can weigh the opportunity cost of the fodder versus immediate power, but some recommendations are listed below:

  • Always upgrade your weapons to their max EXP/Level as the base stats help and Archangel Harp square.jpg Angel Weapons are plentiful
  • Always upgrade Rarity SR.png weapon-skills to at least SL2 (SL3 is recommended, above SL4 is not recommended)
  • Always upgrade Rarity SSR.png weapon-skills to at least SL3 (SL4 is recommended, above SL7 is not recommended)
  • Because it is often better to Reduce Premium Draw weapons than use them as fodder (but not always; research individual weapons before reducing), note that any fodder invested in their weapon-skills will likely be lost. Still, such weapons tend to make powerful fillers and are usually worth upgrading at least once or twice

Wind[edit]

Basic Grid[edit]

Fillers[edit]

Summons[edit]

Progression[edit]

Earth[edit]

Basic Grid[edit]

Fillers[edit]

Main Summons[edit]

Support Summons[edit]

Progression[edit]

Water[edit]

Basic Grid[edit]

Fillers[edit]

Main Summons[edit]

Support Summons[edit]

Progression[edit]

Fire[edit]

Basic Grid[edit]

Fillers[edit]

Main Summons[edit]

Support Summons[edit]

  • Shiva square.jpg Shiva (Best damage)
  • Athena square.jpg Athena 3★+ (Powerful defensive call)

Progression[edit]

  • Farm Ifrit Showdown for Ifrit square.jpg Ifrit if you don't have a better Fire ATK Summon
  • Farm Colossus (Raid) Normal and Hard for filler weapons and Colossus Omega Anima square.jpg Colossus Omega Anima
  • Farm Colossus Omega Showdown for the SSR Weapons and Summons
  • More reliant on other weapon sources due to the low base ATK of Colossus Staves
  • Friend-request Shiva square.jpg Shiva and Athena square.jpg Athena 3★+ owners

Light[edit]

Basic Grid[edit]

Fillers[edit]

Main Summons[edit]

Support Summons[edit]

Progression[edit]

Dark[edit]

Basic Grid[edit]

Fillers[edit]

Main Summons[edit]

Support Summons[edit]

Progression[edit]

  • Farm Diablo Showdown for Diablo square.jpg Diablo if you don't have a better Dark ATK Summon
  • Farm Celeste (Raid) Normal and Hard for Celeste Omega Anima square.jpg Celeste Omega Anima
  • Farm Celeste Omega Showdown for the SSR Weapons and Summons
  • Claws and Zaghnals are largely interchangeable early, so any combination of 6 total is fine. Only build one spear for use as a mainhand.

Then what?[edit]

See Team Building for details on more advanced weapons and summons you may have acquired; they may be able to improve your grid or even compose an alternative grid. Otherwise, the basic grids still have tremendous room for optimization: