Brown Dust 2 is the latest gacha game to hit the market and it is quite a fun game despite having low expectations. The game has a similar style to Nikke: Goddess of Victory but it is not and idle game. This post will go over the things you want to know about the game.
Infinite Re-roll Guide
In the game, after the tutorial, you can use the reroll banner, but you have to pull on it first, which is inconvenient.
Rerolling is not about trying to get new characters. You roll for costumes instead, and each costume comes with a skill. You can switch between costumes and use different skills if a character has multiple costumes. Playing the story will grant you access to some 5-star characters and costumes.
When rerolling, remember that not all 5-star costumes are available in the banner. You might want to avoid picking someone you can get for free. In a 10-pull, you can get one 5-star costume and one 5-star character unique weapon from the banner.
For rerolling, aim to get Alec’s costume and either his unique weapon or Justia’s unique weapon. Alec and Justia are powerful characters in the game.
If you don’t like Alec’s gender, there might be a genderbent skin for him later, as they did it in Brown Dust 1.
Unique weapons come with one fixed and one random stat. For optimal results, try to get ATK (flat) and ATK% (percentage) stats on your unique weapon. Justia and Alec, who specialize in true damage, don’t benefit from CRIT DMG.
Once you’re done with the reroll banner, you can use the pre-register rewards to pull on other banners. The recommended banner is the one featuring Justia’s Kendo Costume.
There are some great 4-star characters in the game:
- Samey: a buffer, healer, and mage who can lower magic defense.
- Andrew: an evasive tank with self-healing abilities.
- Lucretia: an area-of-effect character that restores SP for each enemy hit.
- Kry: a physical version of Samey who can lower physical defense and deal decent damage.
Among the good 3-star characters are:
- Arines: provides ATK and CRIT Rate buffs for six turns at low SP cost.
- Emma: can increase her own ATK and then deal heavy damage to a target.
There are many other great 4-star and 3-star characters in the game. In fact, the best buffer in the game is a 3-star character named Arines, who gives your whole team ATK and CRIT Rate buffs.
Source: #Antillar from PrywdenDiscord
Here is a video of Clintwuff giving you the lowdown on re-rolling. Make sure to do it on a guest account!
Now before heading to the tier list section, I will re-iterate about the costumes of the characters first.
With costumes, your characters have more skills to use in battle, and you can switch between costumes during a battle as long as you have enough SP.
Each costume has its own cooldown, so having more costumes means your character can use more skills. You can get costumes from the gacha or by completing quests. The costumes can range from 5-star to 3-star quality.
Costumes in Brown Dust 2 can be upgraded up to +5. When you upgrade a costume, its stats increase, and the SP and cooldown requirements decrease.
If you get additional duplicate costumes beyond +5, they will be converted into a currency called Golden Thread. You can use Golden Thread to get other rewards in the game.
While I don’t have enough game knowledge yet to give a precise tier list, I dugged out the CN version tier list and here is the link: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/1120303959719030854/1121359117894828032/99cd80391f30e924259d5dff09086e061c95f70f.jpg
I have organized it so you don’t have to translate them to English. Only included summary for the S and A tier units.
The s tier units are the best and it is recommended to focus on pulling for their costumes for a stronger team.
Alec is one of the top picks as he can deal true physical damage on all his costumes. Going for his weapon is a very good choice in the infinite banner re-roll.
Arines is a support buffer that can increase ally attack and crit rate. Very useful in turning your DPS units into monsters. Despite being a 3 star unit, she is a very good support due to this.
Samay is a dark unit support that can revive an ally. She can also deal magical damage and lower enemy magic resistance. Pair her with other magical DPS units.
Justia is a strong unit. One of her costumes can deal true physical damage. She has 3 costumes, although it isn’t available on global launch yet.
Olstein has high magic attack and gains SP for each attacked target. It does comes at a cost of not being able to use the skill for 4 turns.
Lecliss is a dark support that can reduce incoming damage and forces enemy to focus attack on her. That makes her a tank that taunts and keep your other allies alive.
Kry (Liberated Marauder Costume) is a strong warrior that can apply defense break.
Gray is a ranged DPS with a useful life skill that can detect nearby traps and enemy fiends. You get him after clearing main mission “Mist Man”.
Sylvia can be gotten via gacha or from the pub after clearing “Desert Flower”. She can potentially reduce prices from shopkeepers, which is great for saving resources. Her battle skill allows her to counter attack when she is attacked and takes reduced damage.
If you would like a more detailed guide, you want to check out this community document: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQGQHAJWsyatPuQZAYjNDhJb-VnsCIg1xH4uAYiKT2xAfzBEiq2mthTfsRNRe5TReLoX-8nafFkEkgr/pubhtml#
Here is a basic summary of how the battle in Brown Dust 2 works.
At the beginning of each round, you receive SP points equal to the number of players in your squad.
SP points are important during battles. They cannot be earned by landing strong attacks, but instead, they are generated by having more characters on your side.
This means that having more characters than your enemies can give you advantages in the game, as each character generates one SP point.
Skills can only be used by spending SP points.
Special Skills in the game can give players a significant advantage by dealing powerful and devastating damage, potentially turning the battle in their favor.
However, enemies can also use these skills against you. It’s important to note that skills can only be used by spending the SP points generated for each character at the beginning of the game. Therefore, it’s crucial to use them wisely.
During combat, tapping on the enemy’s character icon is a useful strategy. To gain an advantage over your enemy, you can tap on their character icon during combat. This action reveals important information such as their level, health, defense, and other details.
With this information, you can choose an attack that exploits their weaknesses and deal a powerful blow. The game revolves around strategy, and having knowledge about the enemy before attacking is always a smart move.
That is it. I will add more details after playing more of the game. Hope this Brown Dust 2 basic beginners guide helps and have fun playing this wonderful game!
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