AKA All-Out Nobunaga Assault GUDAGUDA Final Honnoji 2021 (GUDAGUDA 4) featuring new Event Limited 4🌟 Nageo Kagetora (Lancer)! Unlike previous events, there isn’t a point ladder or required missions so you can basically proceed at your own pace—within reason since the event is limited duration. There is a time-gate for Part 2, which does not open up until June 26th @ 9pm PDT (11pm CDT), which is where Kagetora joins your party permanently.
Good news: I have a new SSR (Nobu Avenger). Bad news: I have a new SSR. Limited resources, and I’m already dedicated to raising Jeanne Archer to 90 before the summer rerun starts. Long story short, first 10-pull I did after the event opened produced Avenger Nobu and ‘Zerker Nobu (second copy). I wasn’t even trying to roll for Servants—I wanted to get a head-start on event CEs.
GUDAGUDA 2021’s New Event Limited Servant: 4🌟 Nagao Kagetora (Lancer)
I’m still calling her a Saber-face even if it’s not in her trait. Takeuchi’s style is pretty standalone.
Let’s talk a little about our new Welfare Lancer, Nageo Kagetora. Single-target Arts Lancer so (for me at least) she’s filling a niche that’s presently only occupied by Li Shuwen*. She should be a welcome addition to your line-up. Her kit does remind me of Kuro’s skill-set (another awesome welfare from the Prisma Causeway event). Surprisingly enough, I have not seen any information on her looping capability considering that she is Arts-based, with the NP and two Arts command cards. Something to test out once she’s completely leveled.
*I have Li Shuwen (Lancer) but haven’t devoted embers and QP to leveling him. He’s sitting in my second archive.
One draw-back with this event and the new welfare: no gems or needed ascension mats in the shop. According to GamePress, blue and red Lancer gems are among the notable drops for this event, but other than shields in the event shop, you might have a hard time maxing her skills any time soon.
Event Goodies Featured in Final Honnoji
🛑 👉🏽 If you’re looking for gems you’re going to be disappointed. GUDAGUDA 4 does not reward any Gold Lancer gems so if you’re low and looking to level Kagetora quickly, you’re SOL until 4th Anniversary (when the dailies are 1/2 AP) or the Summer 2020 rerun where Gold Lancer gems are one of the notable drops, and are also available in the Event Shop.
Another bummer is this event doesn’t reward SQ or tickets. Of course, that’s probably because we’re getting more SQ and tickets from the upcoming 4th Anniversary event.
New Command Codes
Similar to the Case Files events, GUDAGUDA 4 offers three command codes that are available as rewards for completing missions.
5🌟 The Great Fool of Owari
Increases critical damage against Divine enemies by 30% of the engraved card.
Reward for completing Suppression Quest: Obama.
The final boss of the event is an Archer with the Divine trait. *Scáthach would be a good candidate for this command code, particularly when her God-Slayer skill is on cool-down.
This quest was nowhere near as bad as the Sado quest, but still difficult. Remember the Limbo fight from Lostbelt 4? The same gimmick is in play here as well except you get a support (Medea) that helps recover the lost NP gain. Basically, stay away from NP starting CEs and definitely bring support Medea with you as she provides a 50% NP gain per turn and a 30% NP strength boost. Here’s why I need to really start recording these quests. I don’t remember who I brought to this fight but I do remember that it was over rather quickly.
* I was today years old when I learned that the correct pronunciation of Scáthach is “Skah-hahk”.
4🌟 Fine Sword
Ignores Invincibility when attacking using the engraved card.
Reward for completing Suppression Quest: Tsugu Gold Mine
This quest was too easy. Brought Sitonai (support), but I don’t think I actually needed her. Used Arash (grailed level 70—yup, finally tossed him a grail) and Ishtar to soften up the front line, then finished in two additional turns after the NP turn.
3🌟 The Inexperienced Fantasy’s Command Seal
When engraved on Arts card, increases critical star absorption by 100% of the engraved card.
Since it increases crit star absorption on Arts cards, this command code is potentially ideal for servants who only have one Arts card. Musashi, Scáthach, and Cu are three that come to mind. On Musashi, combined with her Fifth Force skill, should help with filling her NP gauge quickly—provided you have enough critical stars from the turn before to begin with. Theoretically, it should work the same way for Scáthach in her ABB or AQQ chains.
Reward for completing Suppression Quest: Sado Gold Mine
This quest was a bitch-and-a-half. The three Assassin-class Nobbus have a passive that restores all of their HP at the end of a turn. Choose support Medea at the beginning of the quest as she provides a passive to your team that increases NP by 50% per turn, and increases NP strength. You basically have to one-shot each one of those buggers. Focus on removing the middle Nobbu first as that one actually has a three-tick NP bar. The other two can be eliminated with an AoE NP.
Of the three quests for the command codes, I find it rather ironic that the lower rarity command code quest was actually the most difficult of the three.
GUDAGUDA 4 Quest Difficulty
Honestly, not terrible. Well, not terrible if you have a well-rounded roster. Newer players may have some difficulties, though. In the fights against the black Archers, Scáthach and Cu absolutely shine here.
On that note, I finished Part 1 today so it’s basically farming until Part II opens Saturday night. I’ve leveled Kagetora in anticipation of passing the epilogue when she joins permanently. I should take this time to give her a test run and see if my idea about looping works!
Till next time!