How much SQ do you stockpile for the 5* Servants you really want to get when their banner comes along?
When a banner with a character I really want comes along, I Just use up all the tickets and whatever SQ was saved up naturally by that point.
If still no luck and I really want the character, then buy no more than 2x 80$-packs worth of quartz. If still didn't draw said character, then stop trying until next banner.
So far, I'd say my luck is average, maybe slightly above average. Got all the characters I really wanted and even some unwanted extras.
Best pull: Wanted to draw only Dangerous Beast CE during Halloween banner, but also got a stray Cleopatra in the same (first!) 10-pull.
Worst case: Barely managed to get Raikou during Onigashima after sinking around 400 SQ and some 15-20 tickets in the banner. She answered the call on the last ticket.
There's no specific number. I don't really roll for many servants with the idea that I really want to get them, because the odds are against me. 100 rolls only gets you about a 50/50 chance at a solo rate-up servant after all, and even 200 is only a 75% chance (and only goes up by about half every 100 rolls). So it's not like adding a few more rolls really makes a big difference.
I just use whatever SQ and/or tickets I have at the moment. Sometimes thats enough to get them, but other times I blow some money on the $80 pack and try my luck then. If I don't get them with that then I just wait until the next rate-up banner. Though, theres always the temptation to splurge more money for gacha rolls... :")
I remember at the beginning I saved around 430 sq and several tickets for Scathach, and I got her home when there's like 9 sq left. That's probably the only one I desperately wanted and actually save for a while.
However, sometimes I did get EX luck and got the servants I love within a few tickets, so the success rate range is quite large lol
I have great luck with 5* servants. Got Mordred and Tamamo on practically the first roll, got Jeanne on those free tickets during the Jalter rate up a few months ago.
But I spent 150+ SQ for CasGil and got Enkidu and plenty of Lolidusa instead, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I want Arthur (who comes in March) and I’ll have ~500 SQ saved up for him. (175 organic + 2x $80 packs.) Even if he doesn’t, I’d be over the moon with a Saberlot, CasGil, Shuwen, Tristan, or Kerry. (Or an np5 bedi.)
But it depends. I think minimizing your risk of a bad spook is just as important as hoarding quartz and tickets.
have like 210 sq, waiting for summer event in july? then 2nd part lol. Ummm have a higher rate of success if it's a singular servant rate up, the one time it was a super success was during last summers event i got atria, martha and marie in a single pull. Since then no such luck, halloween came along no luck, didn't do christmas, been saving since mushashi since i just yolo 10 pull and got her spook. For tickets i just waste em see if they spook me this valentines but no luck. But i will be saving them till the summer event lol.
Let me tell you, no matter how much you stockpile, you'll never get it right. Had about 750ish SQ ready for Squirtoria last year only for her to take a whopping 1100SQ to come home, but also had 360SQ ready for King Hassan only to get him to NP2 in 150. And right now, I'm at 780 for MHXA already and didn't even get a 5* in the last 700 SQ. So no matter how prepared you are, you just can't win :^)