Final Fantasy Record Keeper Guide – The Best Beginner Tips and Tricks to Win Every Fight
Final Fantasy Record Keeper is one of the many FF games to release in the mobile platform, allowing users to revisit some of the most popular characters, villains, and settings from other FF games, from the comfort of your phone—or, if you’re playing FFRK on BlueStacks, then you’ll be enjoying it on your PC. This game features many of the same mechanics that commonly appear in other FF titles such as the ATB system, the ability to level up and upgrade your characters, and one of the largest selection of unlockable FF characters we’ve seen in a game to date.
The core premise of this game is to travel around different realms and defeat many different enemies alongside iconic characters such as Cloud, Tidus, Zidane, Squall, and Ramza, among many others. You can also find many enemies from other FF games, both common foes as well as memorable boss enemies. Essentially, FFRK is a love letter to all other FF games, including even characters and enemies from the spinoffs.
However, despite how awesome it is to explore and revisit some of our favorite FF settings, Record Keeper can be a bit tough for beginners as the enemies in the first few stages can easily KO you in a few hits if you’re not prepared. Luckily, with these simple tips and tricks, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a capable and powerful record keeper.
Consider the Character Synergies
As a game featuring heroes from many different FF games, you’ll find yourself visiting the settings of each of these and defeating several familiar monsters and bosses. Eventually, you can also unlock iconic characters from these realms and add them to your team.
One important element to consider when it comes to building a good team, however, is the character synergies in each realm. In other words, a character can perform much better if used in the realm from which they come from. In this sense, characters like Tifa, Barret, and Cloud, for example, are much stronger when fighting in realms from Final Fantasy VII. These bonuses include stat boosts, and even an increase to the amount of experience they get from completing missions in the said realms.
It pays to keep many different characters from various FF games upgraded, and deploy them for the missions that take part in their respective realms.
Use the Right Relics for the Occasion
In FFRK, you can unlock many different pieces of gear, known as relics, from the game’s gacha summoning system. These relics come in many different star levels, which are indicative of the piece’s overall power. However, other than the stat boosts they give to the user, some relics also offer special abilities that can significantly increase the unit’s performance, either by granting them further buffs, or by changing their special moves.
It’s important to always consider the effects of your relics as equipping the right one at the right time can mean the difference between winning or losing a battle. In some cases, you might even want to reroll to summon some of the best relics from the very beginning of the game.
Rerolling in Final Fantasy Record Keeper takes a while per run since you need to farm for the necessary Mythril in order to perform your first 11x summoning. However, if you’re playing on PC with BlueStacks, you can use the Instance Manager and Multi-Instance Sync to speed up your rerolling efforts by allowing you to summon with multiple accounts at the same time. Check out our BlueStacks guide for FFRK if you want to learn more about how to reroll in this game.
One last thing to note about relics is that, just like with the character synergies, relics are stronger when equipped to their original characters. In this sense, if you equip Cloud with his Buster Sword, and take him to a FFVII dungeon, then he’ll basically wipe the floor with the enemy.
Consider the Enemy’s Weaknesses
If you’re a fan of the FF franchise, then you’ll obviously recognize most enemies and characters in Record Keeper. However, did you know that the enemies in this game share the same weaknesses as their counterparts in the original games? For instance, if you attack some of the robotic enemies in FFVII with thunder magic, then you’ll deal extra damage, represented by the “Weakness” text that appears alongside the damage number.
The same goes for every single enemy in Record Keeper. In this sense, if you’re a FF fan like us, then you’re probably going to have a much easier time as you’ll know the enemies’ weaknesses beforehand. If not, however, you can search the web for info on every enemy in their respective games and use it to learn their weaknesses.
Focus on Leveling Your Characters
While it might be tempting to try and force your way through the game’s many different dungeons, it’s important to focus on leveling your characters before moving onto the tougher levels. This is due to 2 main reasons:
First, you’ll have a much easier time fighting the enemies from the tougher stages if your team is leveled up. In the beginning, when you don’t have access to the most powerful relics, the best way to power up your team is by leveling them up. And second, FFRK often hosts many events that offer one-time prizes for those who participate. Many of these events are often combat-based and require having a decent party in order to overcome their challenges. By having a good party of leveled characters beforehand, you’ll be able to participate in every single event and not miss out on any of the rewards, which are often missable characters that you won’t be able to unlock afterward.
A good stopping point for leveling your characters is at level 30, which will allow you to easily participate and beat most events. After you get a full team of level 30 characters, you can focus on other upgrades and on trying out different challenges in the game.
Do Those Daily Missions!
This pretty much goes for any mobile game in existence, but one of the most important things you can do in FFRK is your daily missions. These tasks are often very simple, but offer a steady string of rewards from completing them on a daily basis, which will allow you to progressively work towards upgrading your team.
If you don’t have enough time to sit around and play, and want to focus on a specific task, then your best choice would be, without a doubt, to do the daily missions.
These were only five basic tips to get you started in Final Fantasy Record Keeper. Remember to unlock those relics and to properly level up your characters before tackling the tougher levels. And if you have any questions, feel free to leave us a comment in the section below!