Destroy the Machine Lifeform is a raid event in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius and collaboration with NieR: Automata. The players face Engels. Both in the Japanese and global versions, it has had a rerun, but in the latter version, it was updated with a companion challenge event, The Formidable Engels.
As a raid event, the player must face a single boss, Engels, in combat. The player's goal is to damage Engels and be rewarded based on their performance. The greater the damage, the greater the score. Defeating the boss is not mandatory but provides maximum benefits. The player is given points based on how much damage is inflicted (overkill damage does not factor) and awarded with Engels Raid Coins equal to 10% of their score. These coins can be used to perform Raid Summon on a special own banner to obtain prizes ranging from materials, Metal Cactuars, Gil Snappers, Magicites to specific Trust Moogles.
Damage inflicted to the boss subtracts from the boss' global HP, which numbers in the billions. Once the meter reaches 0, the Boss' level increases, which provides a higher raid coin bonus upon clearing a stage. (A greater Level does not increase the boss' strength.) Since it increases the amount of coins awarded per battle, players are encouraged to defeat the boss repeatedly; otherwise the boss' level can decrease when the timer reaches 0 and the global HP bar hasn't been depleted.
Engels is not necessarily difficult but, for weaker teams, damage mitigation and ATK breaks are needed to succeed. Engels' arsenal will debilitate the party continuously, and uses many attacks that damage the whole party. As such, a cover tank (i.e. Warrior of Light or Veritas of the Earth) is greatly recommended to contain the damage. Since Engels has no elemental affinities, the player has ample room for attackers, but as it has lower DEF than SPR, physical attackers will be more useful than mages and hybrid damagers. As a Machina monster, he takes greater damage from Machine Killer and similar abilities, making Olive, Aileen, A2 or 2B all good choices.
The event featured limited-time Rare Summon units, which were available during the event's period only: 2B, 9S, 21O, and the global-exclusive A2 and Eve (who were released in the Japanese version in the rerun, though with quite different skill sets). Adam was available through the Raid Summon banner. The units are overall very decent on their own and possess good Trust Master rewards, which coupled with the specific Trust Moogles from Raid Summon made them easy to farm. In particular, the unit 9S was highly sought by players as his Pod 153 provides powerful abilities to any unit when equipped.
Additional rewards are also earned through points. The event features a list of individual rewards which are achieved after reaching a certain threshold of points, furthermore the more points the player has, the better they are placed in the Rankings where they are given rewards according to their tier.
In the rerun, once the 4 million pts mark is reached, an individual reward of 5,000 raid coins will be awarded for every 250,000 pts accumulated thereafter, up to the 10 million pts mark.
|Mega Ether x10||600 pts|
|Y-Potion x10||800 pts|
|Recipe for Cruel Oath||1,500 pts|
|Recipe for Iron Will||2,300 pts|
|Engels Raid Coin x500||3,800 pts|
|Rare Summon Ticket x1||5,300 pts|
|Star Quartz x5||7,100 pts|
|Recipe for Heavy Armor: B||12,600 pts|
|Phoenix Down x5||18,900 pts|
|Engels Raid Coin x500||21,300 pts|
|Recipe for Dragoon Lance||28,000 pts|
|Fairies' Writ x10||38,000 pts|
|Sacred Crystal x20||48,000 pts|
|Engels Raid Coin x500||52,800 pts|
|Recipe for Type-3 Fists||58,000 pts|
|Rainbow Bloom x10||68,000 pts|
|1★ Trust Moogle (1% ALL)||78,000 pts|
|Recipe for Ancient Overlord||91,000 pts|
|Calamity Gem x10||104,000 pts|
|Rare Summon Ticket x1||126,000 pts|
|Engels Raid Coin x1000||133,200 pts|
|Recipe for Emil's Head||150,000 pts|
|1★ Trust Moogle (1% ALL)||180,000 pts|
|Prismatic Horn x10||220,000 pts|
|4★+ Guaranteed Ticket x1||300,000 pts|
|Calamity Writ x10||340,000 pts|
|Divine Crystal x10||390,000 pts|
|1★ Trust Moogle (1% ALL)||440,000 pts|
|Holy Crystal x20||490,000 pts|
|Engels Raid Coin x2000||504,400 pts|
|Mini Tough Pot||545,000 pts|
|Mini Magi Pot||600,000 pts|
|1★ Trust Moogle (1% ALL)||655,000 pts|
|Mini Power Pot||720,000 pts|
|Engels Raid Coin x4000||736,800 pts|
|Mini Shield Pot||765,000 pts|
|1★ Trust Moogle (1% ALL)||820,000 pts|
|Mini Smart Pot||875,000 pts|
|Rare Summon Ticket x1||950,000 pts|
|Mini Soul Pot||1,025,000 pts|
|Mini Burst Pot||1,100,000 pts|
|4★ Trust Moogle (5% ALL)||1,175,000 pts|
|Tough Pot||1,250,000 pts|
|Magi Pot||1,325,000 pts|
|Power Pot||1,400,000 pts|
|Shield Pot||1,475,000 pts|
|Smart Pot||1,560,000 pts|
|Soul Pot||1,645,000 pts|
|Burst Pot||1,730,000 pts|
|5★ Trust Moogle (10% ALL)||1,815,000 pts|
|Black Box||1,900,000 pts|
|King Tough Pot x1||2,150,000 pts|
|King Magi Pot x1||2,400,000 pts|
|King Power Pot x1||2,650,000 pts|
|King Shield Pot x1||2,900,000 pts|
|King Smart Pot x1||3,150,000 pts|
|King Soul Pot x1||3,400,000 pts|
|King Burst Pot x1||3,750,000 pts|
- 3★ Trust Moogle (5%) (Mechanical Heart)
- 3★ King Gil Snapper
- 4★ Gil Snapper Family
- 3★ Metal Gigantuar
- 4★ King Metal Minituar
- Magicite (all types)
- Megacites (all types)
Recipes and crafting materials will come from both the individual rewards and from raid summoning. Players can only craft one Cruel Oath (or two if present for both the original run and the rerun), due to the limited material obtained as a completion reward.
|Heavy Armor: B||Heavy armor|
The raid's boss theme is the vocal version of "Bipolar Nightmare", composed by Keiichi Okabe, which is the battle theme used for most boss fights in NieR:Automata. It is the thirteenth track in disc three of the NieR:Automata Original Soundtrack.
The piece flows from continuous drums and an all-staccato orchestra backing a frantic choir singing only clipped notes, to a mournful melody that ascends and falls undercut by a piano playing eighth notes with ever-increasing energy.