Mission and Clear Conditions:
Mission: Rescue Hostages
- 2-3 Combat Echelon, Level 90 5x Linked
- AR/SMG or Hybrid AR/RF backline recommended.
- One Combat Echelon may be replaceable with Dummy Echelon, please standby for testing
- 1-2 Dummy Echelon.
The final map of this event doesn't play around. Another KCCO Minotaur is here, as is the Beach Hut-Recce Center, the Archers, and, that big boy Mecha. Don't forget, we (that's right, Us, the player) make an appearance as the ?-Face Commander...although we are sort of a hostage so...milage may vary.
Don't worry about the big Mecha in the center. You can avoid fighting it, so don't really worry about that. The run to the hostages has some haste as the enemies tend to murder R93 pretty quickly although can take a while if movement RNG is not on your side. Remember you can swap with hostages to get them out of danger, and when fighting the Archers, mind the danger icons on the ground.
Good news, guide is all fixed now, so lets talk about that big ugly guy in the middle. That happens to be a wonderful little PL 'spoiler' known as an Ares, and it is...kinda mean? It's not a hard fight when you know what to do, but his friends are rude and we don't actually need to fight, as this guy happens to walk in a nice predictable pattern...so we're not going to. If you want to punch him in the face, it is 100% possible, and gives you an early crack at a PL boss fight, but make sure to come prepared.
...maybe I shouldn't give Cleista so much crap for forgetting to hit publish on things though.
Deploy Combat Echelons on both the Command Post and lower Heliport.
Move the Combat Echelon on the Command Post to the right one node and down one node.
Deploy a second Combat Echelon on the Command Post and move to the right one node.
If you are willing to roll the dice a bit, you can use a Dummy Echelon in this deployment spot. Enemy movement here is random, and the exact nature of AP expenditure on following turns makes taking a slightly longer route to clear the top with only one Combat echelon a gamble. You can adjust the route on the following turns to account for 1 less AP if you wish to deploy a second Dummy here, but you do run the risk of RNG movement bricking your run so buyer beware.
Move the lower Combat Echelon up one node. Engage the Beach Hut-Recce Center. You may be attacked by a slightly more threatening Minotaur on enemy phase.
Move the lower Combat Echelon down left one node, left a further node, then SWAP with R93.
Move back up, picking up R93 this time, and move right two nodes, onto the Heliport. Manually complete the hostage retreival.
With R93 safe, move back down-right one node, then SWAP with the Commander.
Move back up, picking up the Commander on the way. Move right one node, onto the Heliport, and manually complete the rescue for the victory.