Countdown to Destruction

This event is a little different from the current game mechanics where you don’t get the rewards directly when completing each mission. You’ll be collecting tokens (Magicite Shards) from 3 difficulty levels and exchange these Magicite Shards with the relevant items. As the time frame for the event in Japan was quite short (7 days), you will want to prepare yourself to be able to face the hardest of the 3 to maximize the amount of tokens farmed.  The event has been nerfed on the global built, they have brought down the requirements of most items and extended the number of days to farm.

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Event Objective

Collect Magicite Shards (tokens) to exchange for Aerith.

Reward Highlights

Memories of Aerith
Giveaway Required Tokens Limit number of Exchange
Aerith 3000 Once
Minor Orbs of all types 5 10 times
 Lesser Orbs of all types 60 10 times
 Orb : Ice-Fire-Dark-Holy-Wind-Non-Elemental-Earth-Lightning 1500 10 times
 Orb (Greater): Ice-Fire-Dark-Holy-Wind-Non-Elemental-Earth-Lightning 3000 10 times
Minor Summon Orb 50 10 times
Lessor Summon Orb 500 6 times
Summon Orb 1500 10 times
Greater Summon Orb 3000 10 times
Mithril × 1 300 2 times
Growth Egg 1500 5 times
Lesser Growth Egg 300 10 times
Greater Growth Egg 3000 3 times
Power Staff [Ⅳ]   30 3 times
Protect vest [Ⅶ] 30 3 times
Power Wrist [Ⅶ]  150 2 times
Sniper eye [Ⅵ] 150 2 times
Earrings [Ⅶ]  2,000 Once
Chocobo feather [Ⅶ] 2,000 Once
Jewel ring [Ⅵ] 3000 Once
Peace Ring (VII) 3000 Once

 

[Character Details] Aerith (Aeries)

FF7_aeries Character name Aerith (Aeris) Realm FF7
How to get Exchange 3000 Magicite Shards from Countdown to Destruction Event Job Flower Vendor
Special Moves Stop/Silence target
Dedicated equipment
Level HP Offensive power Phylactic power Magical power Mabo Spirit Hit Avoidance Rapidity
Initial value 1 160 7 6 10 8 12 20 20 92
Maximum value 50 2680 63 51 94 85 120 22 22 118
Weapon Dagger / rod / wand
Protective gear Hat / robe / Bracer
Accessories Equipment possible
Ability Black magic (3) / white magic (5) / summoning magic (2) / physical (2)

 

Preparations

As mentioned above, this event is all about grinding tokens. Unless DeNA decides to reduce the number of tokens needed for each item or, extend the time period for this event, it is mathematically impossible to acquire all the items from the list without gemming for Stamina. You should prioritize getting the more important items first. (Aeries > Mithril > Jewel Ring > All other Aeries’s equipment).

There are 3 different difficulty levels and here’s the breakdown for the average number of Magicite Shards you get per stam:
Easy: 25/stam
Normal: 41.5/stam
Hard: 53.5/stam

Get Cura on 2 people as the Thrash Mobs and Reno hits pretty hard.
Recommended attack for melees should be around 130. (105 if you are using double Cut)
Prepare high Physical attack multiplier abilities. (check the list here)

 

Easy

[Total required stamina: 10]

Plate Support, Part 1 – Easy Stamina 3, Stages 3, Experience value 420
Plate Support, Part 2 – Easy Stamina 3, Stages 3, Experience value 420
Plate Support, Part 2 – Easy Stamina 4, Stages 4, Experience value 572
[Emerging Enemies] Waiting for the English Translation
[Boss Battle] Reno ~1500-1750 HP
[Winning reward] about 225 Magicite Shards(total) per round
See boss fight in Hard Mode
Master reward Mythril × 1, Magicite Shards × 175
Clear reward Magicite Shards × 90
First clear reward Mythril × 1, Magicite Shards × 105
Special score conditions Defeat Reno without being KO’d.

 

Normal 

[Total required stamina: 26]

Plate Support, Part 1 – Normal Stamina 5, Stages 3, Experience value 1448
Plate Support, Part 2 – Normal Stamina 5, Stages 3, Experience value 1448
Plate Support, Part 3 – Normal Stamina 5, Stages 3, Experience value 1448
Plate Support, Part 4 – Normal Stamina 5, Stages 3, Experience value 1448
Plate Support, Part 5 – Normal Stamina 6, Stages 4, Experience value 2034
[Emerging Enemies] Waiting for the English Translation
[Boss Battle] Reno ~ 4200 HP
[Earn Reward] about 1080 Magicite Shards total per round.
Recommended Level : 20See boss fight in Hard Mode
Master reward Mythril × 1, Magicite Shards × 1750
Clear reward Magicite Shards × 360
First clear reward Mythril × 1, Magicite Shards × 875
Special score conditions Defeat Reno without being KO’d.

 

Hard

[Total required stamina: 71]

Plate Support, Part 1 – Hard Stamina 10, Stages 3, Experience value 3090
Plate Support, Part 2 – Hard Stamina 10, Stages 3, Experience value 3090
Plate Support, Part 3 – Hard Stamina 10, Stages 3, Experience value 3090
Plate Support, Part 4 – Hard Stamina 10, Stages 3, Experience value 3090
Plate Support, Part 5 – Hard Stamina 10, Stages 3, Experience value 3090
Plate Support, Part 6 – Hard Stamina 10, Stages 3, Experience value 3090
Plate Support, Part 7 – Hard Stamina 11, Stages 4, Experience value 4030
[Emerging Enemies] Waiting for the English Translation
[Boss Battle] Reno ~ 6600 HP
[Earn Reward] about 3800 Magicite Shards total per round.Recommended Level : Above 30, preferably more than 2k HP as you’ll be hit with 1k damage. Level 40 for auto-battle- Firstly, Reno hits hard thus you might want 2 healers with cura(s) around for your first try to test his damage against you.- Get above 2000 HP
– Reno is Resistant against Lightning attacks (half damage).
– Reno will randomly cast Pyramid on someone which acts like a “stop” debuff. Just hit that character to wake him up. You need to do this fast as Reno’s speed is quite fast. Take note: if all characters are in Pyramid state, the battle is considered a wipe.
– Use high Physical attack multiplier Abilities to quickly take him down.
Master reward Magicite Shards × 3500
Clear reward Magicite Shards × 900
First clear reward Mythril × 1, Magicite Shards × 1750
Special score conditions Defeat Reno without being KO’d.

 

 

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  1. For the [Earn Reward] (ex. it says “425 carrots total per round”), does the round refer to a single room in the event dungeon or does it refer to clearing the entire dungeon (ex. all 7 rooms in Hard dungeon)?

    1. all the stages total + final reward

      1. But if you get 115 per round in normal thats 575 in total plus you use less stamina so why not farm normal

        1. 115 per round not per stage.

          Round -26 stam
          Stage – 5 stam

          5 normal stage – 1 normal round/loop

  2. So, Cloud, Seph and Tifa would have that high stats with the sinergy, i have my main party at the lvl ~30’s except for Tifa that’s lvl 23, if she go there with sinergy she might take some hits? or no?

  3. What a joke… Got aerith acter my first normal run.

    1. got aerith too on my first run.. What other thing that i should redeem? any advice bro?

      1. I went for cheap gear first. For 90 points, you can make a Protect Vest (VII)++, which is extremely helpful with its synergy boost.

        1. Well I started exchanging for the weaker items so they wouldn’t be in the way and I could go straight for the better items

          1. where do I exchange the magicite to get Aeris and the other available items?

  4. Is there a cap on shards? I’m approaching 9999 and was curious if I could continue farming. Also, is there any easier way to scroll and purchase items? Having to buy one at a time and then scroll back down again is AWFUL…

    1. No cap on magicite shards.

      I recommend getting as many 3 and 4 star orbs as possible (prioritize ones you need for high level abilities, or non-elemental as they’re more rare during daily farming).

      Protect Vest is great. I put Aerith in with it at very low levels on hard. Survived a few waves and she was level 20 in no time.

  5. What is the recommended level/equipment to auto battle normal safely on this event? I have cloud at lvl 23, Kain at 22, Cecil Dark at 19, Aerith at 19, and working on Rydia at 17.. They are my highest level characters and it’s taking forever to farm the shards to buy the 3000 shard equipment and growth eggs and such.. wanted to get a bunch of the orbs and such to get Cura and such…

    1. I am currently just autobattling easy

  6. I also still haven’t managed to get Mastery on normal, I barely beat it on normal the first time I did. Is there a faster way to get past that level 20 hump? Like any easier “hard” dungeons that I can blow through to get the exp needed, still haven’t finished most of the story battles.

    1. Other than the daily with the exp bonuses, you may just have to farm events and dailies to level up that way until then. It doesn’t take long. I have only been playing about 5-7 days and above 37 already.

  7. What should I claim?

    What should I claim for?
    4* orbs, right?

    1. Check to see which 3 and 4 start abilities are missing a few orbs and focus on those ones first. So far I managed to get Raise, Bladeblitz, Haste, Power Break, and Intimidate with this method. I’m currently working on getting Quake, Break, and Leviathan.

  8. Why is the exchange system so poor? you have to trade magicite for each item instead of allowing you to to ajust the number of copies of the same item (like growth eggs: cant you imagine feeding the eggs one by one?) That’s a huge waste of time…

  9. is anyone else having trouble scrolling up and down on the rewards page

  10. Under the First Clear Reward for Normal, it says Gysahl Greens × 875?

    1. I believe that’s what you collect in the Japanese version of the game.

  11. Hi.. I really love your site. Thanks for the information provided here. 🙂
    I Need your suggestion. I am trying to get all rare orbs from this event. But base on my calculation, under normal circumtance, I will not be able to get all the precious Orbs till the deadline.
    Do i really have to sacrifice my cash for now or just let them be?
    Is it going to be easy in the future to get 4stars orbs?

    1. Just get whatever u can for now. You’ll be able to get them from future events, there’s no hurry to rush through things. Also, orbs can be farm in the dungeons.You just need to know which dungeons to farm 🙂

  12. I’m guessing these accessories (peace ring, jeweled ring, choco feather) aren’t really worth it compared to orbs right? Just checking…

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