Proving Grounds/December 2019

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This page only contains information unique to this iteration of Proving Grounds.
For event basics, see the Proving Grounds main article.

Event duration: 08:00 UTC, December 23, 201917:00 JST, December 23, 2019 - 09:59 UTC, December 28, 201918:59 JST, December 28, 2019
Displayed time is based on your local machine's clock.

The New Year's-themed December 2019 iteration of Proving Grounds features Earth enemies. This event is treated as the New Year's event for the end of 2019.

For new players

Notable Rewards

New Character

Kumbhira (Event)  

Site RatingThe character's overall rating out of 10. GrindingThe character's general efficiency in repeatedly clearing menial content with an emphasis on real-time speed.
GW Max Grade: SS
KG Max Grade: SS
Full AutoThe character's general performance in Full Auto parties.
GW Max Grade: SS
KG Max Grade: SS
High DifficultyThe character's capability relative to the game's most difficult content.
GW Max Grade: SS
KG Max Grade: SS
Last Update
GameWith 7.5 N/A N/A N/A 2019-12-24
Kamigame 7.5 N/A N/A N/A 2023-06-08

Kumbhira (Event) joins you after viewing the opening cutscene.

Changes from the Previous Run

  • Sortie parties can be formed before starting a sortie.
    • Tap the Event Parties button on the event page to form parties.

Sortie Field Effect

Event Battles

Disclaimer
This section is still being written; it may be wildly inaccurate or missing significant data.
If you can help please feel free to edit it but please write edit summaries, preferably with sources.

Sorties

CAUTION:
Enemies take reduced damage from elements they are not weak to in these battles.

Lvl 1 Yellow Trooper
Cost to Host: 20 AP Unlock: Enter event
Wave Name Lvl HP Charge Mode
Battle 1 Red-Spined Luckster 20 160,000 ◇◇◇ No
White-Spined Luckster 20 140,000 ◇◇ No
Red-Spined Luckster 20 200,000 ◇◇◇ No
Battle 2 FRIED SHRIMP 20 500,000 No
Rewards
First clear: Crystal ×50
Wooden Silver Gold
Both battles can drop all items.
Drop table last updated: 2019-02-09The game changes over time. If the drop tables become incorrect please notify the wiki staff., all stated drop rates are estimates.

CAUTION:
Enemies take reduced damage from elements they are not weak to in these battles.

Lvl 2 Yellow Trooper
Cost to Host: 30 AP Unlock: Clear Very Hard
Wave Name Lvl HP Charge Mode
Battle 1 Sky-High Red Hawk 30 1,100,000 ◇◇◇ No
Rosy 30 1,400,000 ◇◇ No
Special Attacks Triggers and Notes
  • Triple Attack
3-hit Earth damage to random allies.
Battle 2 Joya 30 2,500,000 ◇◇ No
Special Attacks Triggers and Notes
  • Doesn't attack normally.
N - Normal, OD - Overdrive, TR - Trigger
Rewards
First clear: Crystal ×50, Ye Who Tolls the BellRewards
Crystal ×10
Wooden Silver Gold
Drop table last updated: 2019-02-09The game changes over time. If the drop tables become incorrect please notify the wiki staff., all stated drop rates are estimates.

CAUTION:
Enemies take reduced damage from elements they are not weak to in these battles.

Lvl 3 Yellow Trooper
Cost to Host: 40 AP Unlock: Clear Extreme
Wave Name Lvl HP Charge Mode
Battle 1 Hog-Wild Hogback 50 10,000,000 ◇◇◇ No
Special Attacks Triggers and Notes
  • Rush
Multi-hit Earth damage to random allies.
  • Targeting
Hog-Wild Hogback gains ATK UpATK is boosted
Duration: 1 turn Local status effect
.
Inflicts TargetMore likely to be attacked
on one ally. (Bypasses Veil (1 time)Debuffs will be nullified (1 time)
"Veil" is an unofficial name used by the wiki for this status effect. Its actual in-game name is "Immune."
.)
  • Boar Smash
Massive Earth damage to one ally.
  • When an ally has TargetMore likely to be attacked
Casts Boar Smash.
  • 50% Trigger
Casts Targeting.
Battle 2 Nude Ears Sova 50 12,000,000 ◇◇◇ Yes
Special Attacks Triggers and Notes
  • Under the Moonlight N
Multi-hit Earth damage to random allies.
Inflicts BlindedAttacks have a slight chance to miss
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
on all allies.
  • Nude Ears Slay N OD
Earth damage to one ally.
Inflicts DEF DownDEF is lowered
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
.
Removes 5 buffs from all allies.
  • Honorable Grave OD
Earth damage to all allies.
Nude Ears Sova gains ATK UpATK is boosted
Duration: 3 turnsLocal status effect
and DA UpDouble attack rate is boosted
Duration: 3 turnsLocal status effect
.
  • 50% Trigger
Unleashes True Power.
Casts Nude Ears Slay.
  • 25% Trigger
Unleashes True Power+
Base charge diamonds: 3 → 2
Casts Honorable Grave.
N - Normal, OD - Overdrive, TR - Trigger
Rewards
First clear: Crystal ×50, Soba Noodle-Noggined WeirdoRewards
Crystal ×30
Wooden Silver Gold
Both battles can drop all items. Drop table based on previous Proving Ground iteration.
Drop table last updated: 2019-02-09The game changes over time. If the drop tables become incorrect please notify the wiki staff., all stated drop rates are estimates.

CAUTION:
Enemies take reduced damage from elements they are not weak to in these battles.

Lvl 4 Yellow Trooper
Cost to Host: 50 AP, 1/day Unlock: Clear Extreme+
Wave Name Lvl HP Charge Mode
Battle 1 FRIED SHRIMP 100 72,000,000 ◇◇◇ No
Special Attacks Triggers and Notes
  • Hundred-Leg Flail
Multi-hit Earth damage to random allies.
Inflicts DA DownDouble attack rate is lowered
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
, TA DownTriple attack rate is lowered
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
, and ATK DownATK is lowered
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
on all allies.
  • Fly-ed SHRIMP
Earth damage to all allies.
Inflicts BurnedHP is lowered on every turn
Duration: 2.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 2 turns remaining.
.
FRIED SHRIMP gains UpliftedCharge diamonds fill more quickly
Duration: 2 turnsLocal status effect
  • 75% Trigger
Casts Hundred-Leg Flail.
  • 50% Trigger
Unleashes True Power.
Casts Fly-ed SHRIMP.
  • 25% Trigger
Unleashes True Power+
Casts Hundred-Leg Flail.
Battle 2 Nude Ears Sova 100 80,000,000 ◇◇◇ Yes
Special Attacks Triggers and Notes
  • Nude Ears Slay
Earth damage to one ally.
Inflicts DEF DownDEF is lowered
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
.
Removes ? buffs from all allies.
  • Honorable Grave
Earth damage to all allies.
Nude Ears Sova gains ATK UpATK is boosted
Duration: 3 turnsLocal status effect
and DA UpDouble attack rate is boosted
Duration: 3 turnsLocal status effect
.
  • 50% Trigger
Unleashes True Power.
  • 25% Trigger
Unleashes True Power+
Base charge diamonds: 3 → 2
N - Normal, OD - Overdrive, TR - Trigger
Rewards
First clear: Crystal ×50, FPF with GranblueRewards
Crystal ×50
Wooden Silver Gold
  • Gold Badge
Drop table last updated: 2019-02-09The game changes over time. If the drop tables become incorrect please notify the wiki staff., all stated drop rates are estimates.

High-Difficulty Sorties

CAUTION:
Enemies take reduced damage from elements they are not weak to in these battles.

Lvl 5 Yellow Trooper
Cost to Host: 50 AP; 0 AP after first clear Unlock: Clear Maniac
Wave Name Lvl HP Charge Mode
Battle 1 Red-Spined Luckster 120 15,000,000 ◇◇◇ No
Special Attacks Triggers and Notes
  • Somersault
Earth damage to one ally and remove 1 buff.
  • 50% Trigger
Casts Somersault.
White-Spined Luckster 120 15,000,000 ◇◇◇◇ No
Special Attacks Triggers and Notes
  • Agile Chitin
Multi-hit Earth damage to random allies.
Inflicts BlindedAttacks have a slight chance to miss
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
on one ally.
  • Aqua Pillar
Multi-hit Earth damage to random allies.
White-Spined Luckster gains DEF UpDEF is boosted
Duration: 3 turnsLocal status effect
.
  • 50% Trigger
Casts Aqua Pillar.
Red-Spined Luckster 120 32,000,000 ◇◇ No
Special Attacks Triggers and Notes
  • Somersault
Earth damage to one ally.
Battle 2 FRIED SHRIMP 120 72,000,000 ◇◇ No
Special Attacks Triggers and Notes
  • Fly-ed SHRIMP HP 100%-51%
Earth damage to all allies.
Inflicts Burned (1500)HP is lowered on every turn
Strength: 1500Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
.
FRIED SHRIMP gains UpliftedCharge diamonds fill more quickly
Duration: 2 turnsLocal status effect
  • Hundred-Leg Flail HP 100%-51%
Multi-hit Earth damage to random allies.
Inflicts DA DownDouble attack rate is lowered
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
, TA DownTriple attack rate is lowered
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
, and ATK DownATK is lowered
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
on all allies.
  • Batter Cannon HP 50%-
Massive Earth damage to all allies.
Inflicts -50% Charge CutInstantly reduces Charge Bar by -50%
Strength: -50%
.
  • Life is Beautiful HP 50%-
Multi-hit Earth damage to random allies.
Removes 1 debuff from FRIED SHRIMP.
  • 50% Trigger
Changes form.
Casts Life is Beautiful.
  • 25% Trigger
Unleashes True Power.
Casts Batter Cannon.
Battle 3 Joya 120 90,000,000 Yes
Special Attacks Triggers and Notes
  • Gong of Silence HP 100%-51%
Earth damage to all allies.
Inflicts Skill SealedCan't use skills
Duration: 1.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 1 turn remaining.
.
  • Gong of Gravitas HP 100%-51%.
Earth damage to all allies.
Inflicts Strong ArmedCan't be healed
Duration: 1.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 1 turn remaining.
.
  • Decembell HP 50%-
Earth damage to one ally.
Joya gains ATK UpATK is boosted
Duration: 3 turnsLocal status effect
.
  • Let Go HP 50%-
Massive Earth damage to all allies.
Inflicts IntoxicatedNot really sure whom to attack / Will go to sleep after 1 turn (Substitute and Counter won't take effect)
Duration: 1.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 1 turn remaining.
and DemoralizedBuff effects granted by buff skills are nullified (Can't be removed)
Duration: 1.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 1 turn remaining.
.
  • Doesn't attack normally until 50%.
  • 50% Trigger
Changes form.
Base charge diamonds: 1 → 2
Casts Decembell.
  • 25% Trigger
Unleashes True Power.
Base charge diamonds: 2 → 1
Casts Let Go.
N - Normal, OD - Overdrive, TR - Trigger
Rewards
First clear: Crystal ×50, Boar Tribe for LifeRewards
Crystal ×50
Wooden Silver Gold
Drop table last updated: 2019-02-09The game changes over time. If the drop tables become incorrect please notify the wiki staff., all stated drop rates are estimates.

CAUTION:
Enemies take reduced damage from elements they are not weak to in these battles.

Lvl 6 Yellow Trooper
Cost to Host: 50 AP; 0 AP after first clear Unlock: Clear Proud
Wave Name Lvl HP Charge Mode
Battle 1 FRIED SHRIMP 150 102,000,000 ◇◇ No
Special Attacks Triggers and Notes
  • Hiss and Spatter HP 100%-67%
Multi-hit Earth damage to random allies.
  • Batter Up HP 100%-67%
FRIED SHRIMP gains DEF UpDEF is boosted
Duration: 3 turnsLocal status effect
and Debuff Res. UpDebuff resistance is boosted
Duration: 3 turnsLocal status effect
.
Inflicts BurnedHP is lowered on every turn
on all allies.
  • Fly-ed SHRIMP HP 66%-34%
Earth damage to all allies.
Inflicts Burned (3000)HP is lowered on every turn
Strength: 3000Duration: 2.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 2 turns remaining.
.
FRIED SHRIMP gains UpliftedCharge diamonds fill more quickly
Duration: 2 turnsLocal status effect
.
  • Hundred-Leg Flail HP 66%-34%
Multi-hit Earth damage to random allies.
Inflicts DA DownDouble attack rate is lowered
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
, TA DownTriple attack rate is lowered
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
, and ATK DownATK is lowered
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
on all allies.
  • Batter Cannon HP 33%-
Massive Earth damage to all allies.
Inflicts -100% Charge CutInstantly reduces Charge Bar by -100%
Strength: -100%
.
  • Life is Beautiful HP 33%-
Multi-hit Earth damage to random allies.
Removes 1Verification needed. debuff from FRIED SHRIMP.
  • Zwei'd SHRIMP HP 33%-
Earth damage to all allies.
Inflicts Burned (3000)HP is lowered on every turn
Strength: 3000Duration: 2.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 2 turns remaining.
.
FRIED SHRIMP gains UpliftedCharge diamonds fill more quickly
Duration: 2 turnsLocal status effect
.
  • Doesn't attack normally until 66%.
  • Immune to PetrifiedStops enemy's charge diamonds from filling.
    , SleepCan't attack and takes big DMG (Ends upon taking DMG)
    Takes 25% more damage
    , ComatoseCan't attack and takes big DMG
    (Chance to end upon taking DMG)
    Takes 50% more damage
    Local status effect
    .
  • 85% Trigger
Casts Hiss and Spatter.
  • 66% Trigger
Changes form.
Casts Fly-ed SHRIMP.
  • 33% Trigger
Changes form.
Base charge diamonds: 2 → 1
Casts Life is Beautiful.
  • 15% Trigger
Casts Batter Cannon.
Battle 2 Nude Ears Sova 150 120,000,000 ◇◇ Yes
Special Attacks Triggers and Notes
  • Under the Moonlight N
5-hit Earth damage to random allies.
Inflicts BlindedAttacks have a slight chance to miss
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
and ShortedCharge bar is frozen
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
on all allies.
  • Nude Ears Slay N OD
Earth damage to one ally.
Inflicts DEF DownDEF is lowered
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
.
Removes 5 buffs from all allies.
Nude Ears Sova gains ReslashDeals bonus earth DMG upon attacks (Can only be removed by dealing a total of 4,000,000 or more wind skill DMG)
Duration: Indefinite
.
  • Honorable Grave OD
Earth damage to all allies.
Nude Ears Sova gains ATK UpATK is boosted
Duration: 3 turnsLocal status effect
and DA UpDouble attack rate is boosted
Duration: 3 turnsLocal status effect
.
  • 50% Trigger
Casts Nude Ears Slay.
  • 25% Trigger
Casts Honorable Grave.
Battle 3 Joya 150 140,000,000 ◇◇◇ Yes
Special Attacks Triggers and Notes
  • New Year's Retribution N
Earth damage to all allies.
Joya gains Bell TollDeals plain DMG to an ally at end of each turn (Can only be removed by dealing DMG 108 times)
Duration: Indefinite
.
N TR only: Joya also gains TA UpTriple attack rate is boosted
Duration: 3 turnsLocal status effect
.
  • Decembell N
Multi-hit Earth damage to random allies.
Joya gains ATK UpATK is boosted
Duration: 3 turnsLocal status effect
and DEF UpDEF is boosted
Duration: 3 turnsLocal status effect
.
  • Demons of the Past TR
Multi-hit Earth damage to random allies.
Inflicts Skill DelayExtend the cooldown of skills currently on cooldown
Strength: +3 turns
on all allies.
Removes 3 buffs from all allies.
  • Immune to ComatoseCan't attack and takes big DMG
    (Chance to end upon taking DMG)
    Takes 50% more damage
    Local status effect
    , SleepCan't attack and takes big DMG (Ends upon taking DMG)
    Takes 25% more damage
  • Upon starting battle
Casts New Year's Retribution.
  • 75% Trigger
Casts Decembell.
  • 50% Trigger
Unleashes True Power.
Base charge diamonds: 3 → 2
Casts New Year's Retribution.
  • 25% Trigger
Unleashes True Power+
Casts Demons of the Past.
N - Normal, OD - Overdrive, TR - Trigger
Rewards
First clear: Crystal ×50, Here to Fry Noodles and Hit BellsRewards
Crystal ×50
Wooden Silver Gold
Drop table last updated: 2019-02-09The game changes over time. If the drop tables become incorrect please notify the wiki staff., all stated drop rates are estimates.

Event Rewards

Sortie Completion Loot

Completing a sortie rewards a red chest with an assortment of random loot. Drop rates and available contents are affected by the difficulty completed. Loot that can be obtained from a lower difficulty can also be obtained in higher difficulties.

Very Hard Extreme Extreme+ Maniac Proud Proud+

Badge Rewards

Badge rewards are earned when the requisite number of badges is collected. You do not spend badges for these rewards.

Reward
1 Rupie ×10,000
3 Half Elixir ×1
6 Soul Berry ×3
9 CP ×50
12 Copper Spellbook ×1
15 SR/SSR Ticket ×1
18 Rupie ×10,000
21 Half Elixir ×1
24 Soul Berry ×3
27 Rupie ×10,000
30 Coronation Ring ×1
35 Soul Berry ×3
40 CP ×50
45 Copper Spellbook ×1
50 Animus Codex ×1
55 Rupie ×10,000
60 Half Elixir ×1
65 Soul Berry ×3
70 SR/SSR Ticket ×1
75 Rupie ×10,000
Reward
80 Half Elixir ×1
85 Soul Berry ×3
90 CP ×50
95 Copper Spellbook ×1
100 Dec 2019 PG SSR Ticket ×1
105 Rupie ×10,000
110 Half Elixir ×2
115 Soul Berry ×5
120 Silver Spellbook ×1
125 Rupie ×20,000
130 Half Elixir ×2
135 Soul Berry ×5
140 CP ×50
145 Copper Spellbook ×1
150 Dawn Rising ×1
160 Rupie ×20,000
170 Half Elixir ×2
180 Coronation Ring ×1
190 Silver Spellbook ×1
200 SR/SSR Ticket ×1

PG Points

Notable PG Point Rewards
Points Item
300,000
500,000
800,000
1,000,000
1,500,000 Gold Spellbook
1,750,000
2,000,000
2,500,000 Snow Hopper (Lyria) (Replaced by Crystal ×300 if already owned prior).
3,000,000
3,500,000
5,000,000
6,000,000
7,500,000
8,000,000
10,000,000
15,000,000 Intricacy Ring

Trophies

  English Title Japanese Title Step Description Reward Notes
Ye Who Tolls the Bell あの鐘を鳴らすのは Clear Yellow Trooper (Lvl 2) Crystal ×10
Soba Noodle-Noggined Weirdo 不審な蕎麦 Clear Yellow Trooper (Lvl 3) Crystal ×30
FPF with Granblue FPFにグラブルを Clear Yellow Trooper (Lvl 4) Crystal ×50
Boar Tribe for Life 亥年ノ民 Clear Yellow Trooper (Lvl 5) Crystal ×50
Here to Fry Noodles and Hit Bells 天そばを 食して臨む 鐘叩き Clear Yellow Trooper (Lvl 6) Crystal ×50
Hit Me If You Can 当たらなければどうということはない Clear Yellow Trooper (Lvl 6) within 20 turns Crystal ×50
No Fly, No Fry No Fly, No Fry ★☆☆ Clear the sortie Yellow Trooper 10 times in Proving Grounds Crystal ×10
Transfrymers, Toll Out 変形はロマン ★★☆ Clear the sortie Yellow Trooper 30 times in Proving Grounds Crystal ×30
Boarserker 猪武者 ★★★ Clear the sortie Yellow Trooper 50 times in Proving Grounds Crystal ×50
Free Us from This, Our Daily Grind 煩悩からの解放 Defeat 108 foes in the sortie Yellow Trooper Crystal ×50

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