Beginner's Draw Set
The Beginner's Draw Set, known in Japanese as "Start Dash," is a special draw promotion initially available to new Granblue Fantasy accounts. For 3000 MobaCoin/Granblue Coin, the player receives a Beginner's Pick Ticket and a Premium 10-Part Ticket. The Beginner's Pick Ticket allows the player to exchange for a single character weapon or summon. The 10-part ticket alone has a standard value of 3000 MobaCoin/Granblue Coin, so, effectively you are getting the Pick Ticket for "free" with the 10-part ticket.
It offers one of the best value for money comparable to the Surprise Ticket, but additionally has the advantage of having the potential to guarantee Limited/Themed Characters.
The promotion will be available for 48 hours after the account is created. If it is not purchased within the time limit, the promotion will disappear. However, every month on the same calendar day, the promotion will reappear, starting at 5:00 AM JST, for another 48 hours. This will repeat indefinitely, or until the player purchases the draw set.
The pool of characters and summon available to be picked depends on when the account was created, and will snapshot the entire draw pool available at the time (excepting some unticketable summons). Thus, creating an account during a Premium Gala or holiday season will allow players to obtain Limited/Themed Characters with their pick ticket, and is recommended.
This pool is fixed permanently, and will not change even if the promotion reappears at a later date.
Who should I pick?
Maybe you got interested in the game because of that character, or think he or she looks cool or attractive. If this is the case and you really want that character, go ahead and pick it. It's highly recommended to pick a character that will motivate you to play the game and keep you interested rather than picking on power alone.
If no one stands out, or you prefer function as much as or more than looks, then you will next want to choose an element. If you were lucky enough to start with a, or rerolled into one, then it would be efficient to build a team around what you already have. Otherwise, just browse all the recommendations and see if any character sounds fun to play with. Note that absent other considerations, Wind is the easiest element to start with.
5★ characters have access to 20 more levels than other SSRs, resulting in higher base stats and additional ability upgrades. Because the extra levels require immense EXP, starting with a 5★ can be very beneficial. However, 5★ characters are not necessarily better than all other SSRs.