There's no gettin' off this train we on 'till we reach the end of the line.
A raid event (レイドイベント, Reido Ibento?), or simply a raid, is a type of event in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. Raids are collaborative challenges that pit players against a single boss enemy across different difficulty levels in order to obtain event points and rewards. Collaborations usually take the form of raids, the boss being an iconic monster from the game in question.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Differently from most other events, raids do not use energy to play. Instead players are given five raid orbs , which are similar to Arena orbs. The player consumes one orb per run, and they regenerate at a rate of one per hour. Orbs can also be fully replenished through use of Lapis or after increasing one's rank. Provided a player sleeps around eight hours per day, this gives them roughly 20 orbs per day (five when waking up, and 15-16 during the day), ignoring the aforementioned methods to instantly restore the orbs.
Boss[edit | edit source]
The event's main menu displays a banner featuring the boss' global HP bar, which has a staggeringly high HP value (usually in the billions of HP). This serves as the boss' "true" HP value, and the goal is to decrease this bar. In order to join the efforts, a player must enter a stage and damage the boss. While defeating the stage boss is not mandatory, it ensures maximum benefits. In any case, the boss' global HP will decrease in equal proportion to the HP of the stage boss defeated. Overkill damage does not factor into this, so while messages showcase players inflicting a certain amount of damage that exceeds the stage boss' HP, none of this additional damage helps decrease the boss' global HP.
In addition to the global HP meter, the boss has a Level. Once the boss' HP meter is fully depleted by the cummulative efforts of all players, the boss will increase its Level by 1 and will fully restore the HP bar with an even greater HP value than before. The player community is given 24 hours between each Level in order to deplete the bar; failing to do so in the allotted time will cause the Boss' Level to return to its previous level. The higher the Level, the better the boss' Level Bonus +% (also seen in the main raid screen), which dictates the bonus rewards after completing a stage.
Rewards[edit | edit source]
Clearing the stages give out a unique type of currency called raid coins. They are given at the end of every battle against the boss regardless of victory or defeat, whereas event points are given based on the player's performance. The player receives a total of raid coins equal to 10% of the event point value, with an additional 8% per every additional Boss Level, which is why reducing the boss' global HP is important. The coins are used in specific Raid Summon banners that appear during the raid's claim period; a single Raid Summon costs 100 coins to perform. Raid Summon pools typically consist of limited-time units, Trust Moogles, pots, Metal Cactuars, Gil Snappers and materials (most commonly to craft items from recipes earned in the raid).
The amount of event points earned can be seen by clicking on the "Rewards" button (formerly "Achievement Status") in the raid screen, which shows the completion rewards and ranking rewards. Individual rewards are given to the player as soon as they meet the required total of points and these rewards are automatically sent to the player's mailbox. Rewards given here are very similar to those from Raid Summons (cactuars, pots, materials, Trust moogles) with the addition of event-exclusive recipes and summon tickets.
Ranking rewards, for their part, shows the player's position in the global ranking that will determine an additional reward that players will receive after the raid ends. The higher the rank, the better the reward, which is classified by range. For example, those who rank between 70,001 - 100,000 place, they are given 1 Rare Summon Ticket, while those between 50,001 - 70,000 receive 1 Trust Moogle and 1 ticket.
List of raids[edit | edit source]
|A Frosty Offensive
||FFBE||Raid through a frozen moorland with other players and fight hordes of frosty monsters.||-||December 23, 2016 - January 5, 2017|
|March on Ifrit
||FFXIV||Fight Ifrit, Lord of the Inferno, the enraged Primal of flames.||August 24 - September 13, 2016||March 17 - April 6, 2017|
|Vision of Bahamut
||FFBE||The king of espers, Bahamut, soars the skies of Lapis creating visions of himself.||June 21 - June 29, 2016||May 12–25, 2017|
May 5–17, 2018 Rerun
|March on Titan
||FFXIV||Another primal appeared the Vortex: fight Titan with the help of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn.||March 21 - April 3, 2017||June 2–15, 2017|
|One Year Anniversary, Kupo!
||FFBE||King Mog wants to play in the celebrations of the game's first anniversary.||November 21–30, 2016||June 29 - July 13, 2017|
|Destroy the Machine Lifeform
||NieR||YorHa units 2B and 9S have made their way through an abandoned factory to destroy Engels.||April 21 - May 1, 2017
September 10–20, 2018 Rerun
|August 11–24, 2017|
November 23 - December 13, 2018 Rerun
|The Shadow Lord Invades
||FFXI||October 21 - November 12, 2016||September 15–29, 2017|
||Ariana Grande||-||November 17–23, 2017|
|King of Darkness
||FFBE||February 20–28, 2017||December 8–21, 2017|
|Conqueror of Izander
|-||January 5–18, 2018|
June 9–20, 2018 Rerun
||FFXV||June 22–30, 2017||February 23 - March 8, 2018|
|Tomb of the Silversmith
||Tomb Raider||March 19–31, 2018||March 9–22, 2018|
|March on Garuda
||FFXIV||May 22–31, 2017||April 20 - May 3, 2018|
||FFBE||December 12–31, 2017||May 25 - June 7, 2018|
|The Son of Medici
||Just Cause||-||June 22 - July 5, 2018|
|Vanquish Jie Revorse!
||SOA||September 22–30, 2017||July 27 - August 9, 2018|
January 25 - February 7, 2019 Rerun
|Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
||Deus Ex||-||August 24 - September 5, 2018|
||DQ||November 11–30, 2017||September 7–20, 2018|
||FFBE||-||September 28 - October 11, 2018|
|Lost City of Dipan
||VP||January 22–31, 2018||October 26 - November 8, 2018|
|Fan Festa 2018 Raid
||FFBE||-||December 8–9, 2018|
|Heartless: Guard Armor
||KH||December 12–31, 2018||December 28, 2018 - January 10, 2019|
||FFBE||-||February 22 - March 7, 2019|
||Xenogears||April 20–30, 2018||March 29 - April 11, 2019|
Japan-only raids[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Most of the raid events have all the features listed in this page, except one: A Frosty Offensive. This event was battle dungeon-type event, but the player doesn't fight a 'super' boss nor collaborates with other players to decrease its health. There weren't raid coins either, as this aspect was implemented in Vision of Bahamut in the global version.