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Brief Overview Summer 2018 (Part 1)

Brief Overview Summer 2018 (Part 1)

Introduction

Summer is upon Chaldea and the largest event so far is at its doorstep. The summer event is the very first two-parter event on the English server and is essentially two events stitched together. A Master will have to fully clear the main quest of part 1 to access the second part, which unlocks a week after the event launches.

Of course, two events means two shops, double the amount of event currency, and double the amount of rewards. Next to that, there are a number of extra goodies:

  • A new summer Mystic Code for every Master.

  • A new event Servant Scathach (Assassin)! Gather her ascension materials in the first part of the event and make sure to unlock her permanently by completing part two of the event!  

  • 7 new Servants that can be rolled across two different banners.

  • Event Craft Essences from the gacha give bonus drops for both parts of the event.

  • Daily quests that give out additional event currency as well as drop large amounts of QP. Bring those Mona Lisa Craft Essences.

Progress

Progressing through this event is more straightforward than it may first seem. The short story summary of the event is that you are stuck on a deserted Island with the Summer Event Servants. The aim is to construct various buildings by completing development quests across the island to make yourself at home and perhaps get off the island.

  • Progress through the main quests to unlock higher difficulty quests and new farming locations.

  • The main quest is gated by developing a certain amount of buildings each time.

  • To develop something, a Master has to gather the required amount of building materials.

  • The building materials are the event currency for this event.

  • Gather building materials from free quests and daily quests.

  • Each development project has three options and is tied to the summer Servants.

  • Completing a building rewards a player with Mana Prisms and a unique voice line from the Summer Servants the building is associated with.

  • After completing the main quest, a Master can reset all buildings and start over (all free quests remain available) for more voice lines and Mana Prisms.

Farming

Initially, the best farming locations are still locked behind main quest progression. Therefore, prioritise the developments quests to unlock new free quests. Make sure to do the daily quest as well for extra event currency and QP.

  • Each Servant grants a particular bonus to one of the five event currencies. See the table in our walkthrough or the main page for what bonuses are available to each Servant.

  • To maximize the total drops, try to only include bonus Servants for the currencies that drop in every node.

  • Food and Fresh Water drop from every quest except for the Mountain region. Therefore, try to farm them last unless they are required for Main Quest Progression.

  • Each quest location except for the Primeval Forest has a chance to spawn random Hermit Crab enemies. These Crabs are always of the Saber class and can frustrate attempts to use class advantage.

  • Buy the event Craft Essences once the Thunder difficulty has been unlocked.

  • As always, make sure to roll the FP gacha for the 3* event CE.

Creating 6 Teams

Because Servants grant a bonus to a particular building material, creating a good team for each quest that both maximizes drops and has a reasonable clear speed can be an issue. The farming guide has in-depth advice about which Servants are optimal where and can help a Master select the right support as well.

In any case, make sure to create 6 farming teams, one for each free quests, that is tailored to the currency that needs to be farmed in that node. That way, there is no need to constantly go back and customize the party again. This can even be done in advance. For example:

Lancelot-based Summer Team
A Lancelot focused Iron-farming team. This team grants a +5 Iron and +1 Fresh Water as drop bonuses before Event CEs.

In any case, the event lasts for three whole weeks. So, don’t panic and rush the event as there is plenty of time.

Event Guides

Summer 2018 Part 2 Guide