How to Play New Trickster Style in Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier
Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier recently started the fourth season and with the event Variant Mode has allowed players play as Sephiroth finished, a brand new Mastery Style has been added: Trickster. With the game almost reaching 10 Mastery Styles, Trickster is definitely one of the best Mastery Styles for players to use.
Trickster is an elegant and pompous Style when participating in Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier. With melee attacks that use cards to slash, throw, and explode on impact, it’s really made a name for itself with a powerful Mastery Style compared to other newly added Mastery Styles like Dragoon along with Machinist is already in the game. We’ll break down how to play Trickster effectively, its best Materia picks, which of the two Skills to use, and more in this guide.
Trickster has a three-window melee combo. First, the user performs a fast forward slash using its card to push the player in the direction. The second part of its combo is two quick slashes in quick succession to move the user forward. If using the full combo, Trickster will step back a bit and throw some cards that explode on impact.
This is one of the faster melee attack combos in the game and offers great abilities against opposing players or even against effectively grouped monsters like Guards or Hedgehog Pies. . The full combo at the end will knock away any enemies caught in the card blast and give you enough distance to switch to guns or use Materia, while enemies are then moved to recover .
The Trickster’s passive trait is the Gold Trick. Gold Trick rewards you with Gil every time you level up. It is very simple and encourages players to immediately use Gil at the Vending Machine to upgrade weapons, cards, and buy potions or ammo. More importantly, the Gold Trick also increases the critical hit rate from your melee attacks along with reducing the cooldown of the Skill in proportion to the total amount of Gil collected.
As they say, more money means more solutions. Support Gil can be continuously generated to last longer throughout the match, and allows for more advantage by having the means to obtain more powerful equipment or accessories.
There are two Abilities to choose from as a Trickster.
The possibilities are:
The Decoy tag creates a copy of the user. This Decoy will start attacking nearby players or monsters in the vicinity. It can be used to increase damage, distract enemy players, and help defeat enemy players easily by outnumbering the opponent.
The Mark Card throws a card to the ground, which contains half of your HP. If your HP reaches 0, while the card is active, you return to the location of the card with that HP restored for you. Place the card, go in the glowing Materia, and if you make a mistake or die, you’ll at least get a second chance from a safe spot.
The Bait Card is the best of the two Abilities. The Bait Card is a starter Skill for the Trickster, so you’ll have to unlock the Marker Card by increasing your Mastery Style Level. Being able to throw out a doppelganger to bait enemy players, help you take out monsters for experience, and reduce enemy HP to 0 to win a match are all manageable. With the Gold Trick passive, as long as you collect Gil, the Decoy Card’s cooldown will decrease. It is possible to send an incarnation that, as the game suggests, creates alternatives to win a match. From distracting the opponent to using Potion or even letting the bait take down the enemy alone. If you don’t have any ammo, then you can use Materia in an area of influence like Snowstorm, Thunder or Fire at the same time as your decoy fired with its gun, for example.
There are three Skills to choose from as a Scammer.
The skills are:
- Drain Shot
- Soul Drain Deck
Earning rewards gives you extra Gil after defeating a monster.
Drain Shot restores HP if you hit an enemy.
Soul Drain Deck restores MP after using an Ability.
Similar to Markers, you’ll need to level up your Mastery Style by playing matches to unlock both the Drain Shot and the Soul Drain Deck to equip as your Skill.
Grasping has the greatest benefit. Killing monsters will give you Gil, and as you level up you’ll earn even more Gil. Drain Shot has the ability to heal from headshots, but headshots can be difficult to land due to gun recoil, so it’s better to stock up on Potion or have Cure than Drain Shot. The Soul Drain deck will allow you to use more Materia, but only when using an Ability. If you don’t have a lot of Gil, the Gold Trick’s cooldown boost may not be as effective when working in tandem with the Soul Drain Deck.
Grasping will give you more motivation to kill monsters and level up before fighting enemy candidates; which you can take down easily with Epic/Legendary weapons and accessories purchased from the additional Gil from the monster.
There are many Materia in Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier, Blizzard, Cure, Water, Bio, Aero, and even Tornado have just been added for this one.
The ideal Materia you want to use alongside Trickster’s Decoy Card Ability is Blizzard.
The other two positions can be Cure for quick healing and the last position can be chosen by you. Tornado, Fire, Thunder and Bio all excel at killing enemy candidates hiding behind cover or taking out monsters, while you start the match.
Blizzard is the ideal Materia you want to collect every game as soon as possible. It creates a honed ice crystal to shoot ice shards at enemies in the area with great precision. Throwing your Decoy Card, then using Blizzard will overwhelm and confuse your opponent completely. Should they destroy the decoy first, the ice crystal, or aim for you hiding behind both of these defenses? Blizzard along with the Decoy Card creates a win condition that very few opponents can match when going head-to-head against you.
Trickster is one of the best Styles to choose from in the game and offers gameplay mechanics that other Styles have a hard time keeping up with. It’s definitely the best Style to choose at the moment if you want the best chance of getting first place in matches. Since the Decoy and Dimension Cards are given to you without leveling up your Mastery Style through Level 1, join a few matches to try out different tactics with your decoy from baiting enemies, killing monsters, distract the enemy candidate to take them down with your own gun, and give yourself a decisive moment to get out of dire situations to recover your health.
Good luck with the new Trickster Style in Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier!
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