Epic 7 is a Korean turn-based anime RPG Gacha game, developed by Super Creative and published by Smilegate. The game features mesmerizing 2D graphics powered by their very own Yuna Engine. Ever since their global launched they’ve been proving that they are a worthy opponent in the Gacha Gaming community, in U.S August 2019 they are top 4 in terms of Revenue bringing in a grand total of $3,508,641. Drifting past games like King’s Raid as well as Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links.
What is a Gacha game?
In short, they are virtual games that adopt the capsule-toy vending machine mechanic. One popular genre in the Gacha Gaming community would be Hero Collections, this is a platform where many Gacha gamers spend their virtual currency to obtain a specific character they want from the game.
Games like, Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle, Fate/Grand Order (FGO), Epic Seven (E7), Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH), Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links, Langrisser as well as Dragalia Lost are considered a Gacha Game. Each of these games has their own unique selling point that attracts specific groups of people, taking Epic Seven by Smilegate for example, this one of the newer games was launched. What makes them so different from the other Gacha Games? Epic Seven has one of the best graphics in the game, and their best selling point? Waifus and Husbandos.
What can you accomplish in this game?
Multiple things really, if you’re a hero collector, end game for you would be collecting all the units. With that said, you’ll need a lot of luck as a free to play (f2p) or whale. Generally, if you’re more of a player vs environment (pve) person, you’re in luck, Epic 7 releases a continuous story line every month. There has been speculation that they will release an anime series but nothing has been confirmed, yet. Finally, if you’re looking for grind fest, player versus player end game, look no where else, this is the game for you. By grinding and enhancing gears, you can compete pvp in arena or in guild wars where players send 2 teams of 3 to fight one another. The guild that wins will be rewarded with better rewards.
A whale is someone who consistently spends lots of money on micro transactions, usually in a mobile game.
There’s a grand total of 5 elements in this game.
The picture below illustrates their relationship.
Just like any other games, we have elemental advantages and disadvantages. Taking Fire for example, units with fire elements are more effective against earth elements as compared to ice element units. As for light and dark units, they’re super effective against each other and neutral to other elements.
Different units have different roles to play, tank, DPS, support etc. The image below is one of the limited units that players sought after.
Luna is one of the limited units that Smilegate has released, aside from her looks, ahem, she’s actually a great unit for pve contents of the game. From the picture you can see 6 different pieces of gear as well as an artifact currently equipped her. Towards the left, there’s 3 squares, those are her skills and the alphabet B directly below signifies the memory imprint. When you summon 1 or more duplicates of the unit, you can fuse them together and gain memory imprint, in this case her memory imprint is +4.8% critical hit chance. The number above the skills shows the amount of power ups this unit has on the skill.
Let’s take a look at her skills, her first skill allows her to reduce cool down and attack a random amount of times on the target.
Her second skill, which is her passive, states that she increases attack an critical hit chance by 27% chance when her health is more than 50% or increases defense and chances of getting hit by a critical hit chance by 27% when her health is below 50%.
Finally, her third skill, attacks the enemy with her spear with a 90% chance to decrease defense for 2 turns. Skilling up your units requires MolaGora, they can be found in your normal shop as well as guild shop.
What are the summoning rates like?
You have about 1% chance of summoning a 5* unit from their respective banner. You can purchase 10 summons for 950 skystones (in-game currency). As you’ve predicted, the more stars a unit has, the rarer the units are.
(May RNGesus be with you.)
What are all the different types of summons?
Banner and Limited Summons – You can only summon a 5* unit from the banner, it is not possible for you to get any other 5*s except for what is showing on the banner. If you don’t get the hero by 121 summons, your next summon will be the guaranteed 5* hero. Limited summons are exclusive, you will only be able to summon them during the time frame, after the banner ends, they will not be added into the covenant summons.
Covenant Summons – This is your regular summons, you can get any nat 5 heroes or artifacts here except for limited ones. However, the recent patch has enabled us to summon moonlight units at a lower rate from here.
Moonlight Summons – If you’re familiar with Summons War, this is your LD summons. These units are rarer as compared to your RGB units. For every 20 summons in covenant summons, you get 1 gold transmit stone and for every 6 transmit stone you can purchase 5 galaxy bookmarks for your moonlight summons. (TLDR: 120 covenant summons = 6 gold transmit stones = 5 galaxy bookmarks = 1 moonlight summon.)
Mystics Summons – These medals are acquired through guild battles, you can summon once for every 50 mystics medals you have.
Friendship summons are 2 stars units that you can summon. They don’t really have any uses except for being fodders or as enhancing materials.
Once you’ve cleared story 1-10 you’ll unlock selective summons.
What this does is that you’ll be entitled to 10 summons 30 times, within this 30 times you’ll only be able to keep 1 of them. However the catch is, you’ll not be able to go back to your previous summons if you choose to summon again, which means you’re forfeiting your current summons. But the good news is, if within the 30 summons you did not get your desired units or artifacts you can choose to reroll.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk units and rerolls.
How to reroll? Go to the top right hand corner – Settings – Reset and enter the necessary details. Once completed, you’ll go through the whole tutorial and story 1-10 to unlock selective summons again. Repeat until you get your desired selection. Note that you will only be able to acquire 1 5* Hero or Artifact, you cannot obtain more than one.
One of the most popular questions would be – who should I reroll for?
If you’re looking for our advice, it would be choosing a unit that you like. There’s no right or wrong, as you continue to progress in game, you’ll be able to acquire many different units.
What are artifacts?
Artifacts are cards that you can equip on your units which gives them and edge in a battle.
Taking the artifact in this screenshot as an example, it gives 10% chance to be granted an extra turn at the end of the turn and can be activated once per turn. You can enhance artifacts with the same artifact or charms to increase the chances of the procs. By fusing the same artifact together, you can limit break and enhance the artifact to level 30 as compared to a non limit broken artifact at max level 15. At max level 30, this artifact give a 20% chance of granting an extra turn as compared to 10% at level 1.
Gears, gears, gears. These are what differentiates pvp ranking of players, 2 players can have the same units in a fight but the player with much more superior gears will most likely win the battle. Quickly explaining what different sets of gears do.
- Speed set – 25% Speed
- Critical set – 12% Critical chance
- Hit set – 20% Effectiveness
- Attack set – 35% Attack
- Defense set – 15% Defense
- Heath set – 15% Health
- Lifesteal set – Lifesteal 20% of damage dealt to enemies
- Counter set – 20% Chance to counter when attacked
- Destruction set – 40% Critical Damage
- Resist set – 20% Effect Resistence
- Immunity set – 1 turn immunity buff at the start of each battle
- Unity – 4% chance to trigger dual attack
- Rage – +30% damage when enemy is debuffed
This is where you’ll spend most of your time and energy, quite literally. There are 4 different types of hunts and each of them drops different types of equipment.
- Wyvern – Speed, Crit, Hit
- Golem – Attack, Defense, Health
- Banshee – Lifesteal, Counter, Destruction, Resist
- Azimanak – Immunity, Unity, Rage
What do I get when I join a guild?
Like most games, joining a guild means access to exclusive items. You can acquire Mystic medals, Commander’s Armband, Proof of Valor and Labyrinth Compass here. However, you’ll need to participate in guild wars. Like the name suggests, it’s pvp. Each team consists of 3 units and for each battle there’s 2 teams. Heroes that are killed in a battle cannot be used in the next battle, the first guild that takes down the opponent’s Lionheart Stronghold wins the guild war. Rewards are given out based on your guild’s rank. Guild war occurs on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
To conclude, if you are a hero collector and you like to try your luck with RNG, this is the game for you. However, we should warn you that this game is a grind fest and the gear difference between the whales and f2p is ridiculous.
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