INTRODUCTION | ENMITY DISTRIBUTION | FORMATION | INITIATIVE | CONCLUSION
COMPILED BY SIN | EDITED BY CLONEDSTARS
Part 4: Conclusion
Sometimes, if you've done all you can and you're still dying, it's time to take a step back and look at the basics again. While changing your formation and initiative can help, nothing can replace good equipment and well-ranked heroes. It is also important to not underestimate other factors such as the viability of your hero's skills and the cumulative fury cost of all your hero's skills.
Heroes that have subpar damage and/or tankability compared to similar counterparts should be replaced when possible, while some low-ranked heroes have great potential when ranked up. It's good to experiment with your heroes and find each one's potential as you progress throughout the game. Or you can read the S1 Hero Compendium and/or Hero Breakdown to see what others have to say about each hero.
It is also important to not have too many 300-fury users in your party, otherwise your heroes will not be able to use most of their skills. 2 is a good number if you need them, maximum 3 (though if you have 3, one of them won't usually go off), because row & column-hitters cost less fury and are less "wasteful" when used by AIs. Despite its lower number of targets, they also normally have higher damage potential per target. Of course, there are 3x3 exceptions to this, such as event heroes (eg. Furia and Erin during their respective events), who will normally be able to wipe anyone off the board if they score a critical, which may be more efficient than using multiple row & column-hitters, as long as the AI chooses an appropriate target.
Finally, remember that because auto- and manual-battle operate differently, what would be more efficient in auto-battle might not always be better for manual. As an example, you can sometimes get away with being able to cast most of your heroes' skills with one fury thief in a controlled manual battle, while you'll see a lot more normal attacks in auto. Of course, you can usually use the same party for both, but remember that what works well in a manual one won't always work well for an auto.
Thanks for reading, you've reached the end of this guide. Hopefully, this has helped you gain a much better understanding of how to auto-battle more efficiently, so get out there and conquer the game!