Grindblues: Xeno Vohu Manah Clash Grinding Guide

Be of good purpose, for here’s a quick run-down of what to do for Xeno Vohu Manah Clash, the current Granblue Fantasy event running from 1700 18 July 2017 – 2059 24 July 2017.

The primary grinding focus of this event is on acquiring Xeno Judgement Lyres for Earth grids. Considering that August’s Unite & Fight (AKA “Guild Wars”) will feature Water enemies (and thus Earth will have elemental advantage), it behooves you to try and get at least one True Forged copy of the Xeno Judgment Lyre.

If you don’t really care to know what to grind, but how to grind efficiently, skip on down to the section on Being Efficient.

SSR Weapons

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  • Xeno Judgement Lyre
    • What is it? An Unknown Massive Attack Harp for Earth that can gain additional mainhand effects when True Forged.
    • Should I farm it? Yes. Xeno Judgement Harps are currently Earth’s best-in-slot (BIS) Unknown weapon, by far even better than the Swirlywurst Hammers from the IDOLM@STER crossover events. You absolutely want at minimum a True Forged copy of this weapon.
      • True Forged? See below.
    • How do I farm it? The event store has 5 (five) copies available for increasing amounts of treasure; the solo Xeno Vohu Manah battles (Extreme, Maniac, and Nightmares) can drop copies in flip boxes; and copies can drop from the Xeno Vohu Manah raid’s red boxes (host, MVP, VMVP, and 3MVP red chests).
      • The main bottleneck on the store copies will be the Sacrosanct Sutras, which only drop from the raid battles (rarely) and from the Nightmare fights (1/2/3 guaranteed drops, depending on NM difficulty).
      • Additionally, the store copies require True Xeno Vohu Manah Anima, which only drop from the raid battles.
      • Ideally you should True Forge your Xeno Judgement Lyres. Get a 3LB copy of the Xeno Judgment Lyre to LV100 and SL10, then acquire the following materials:
        • 20 Champion Merits,
        • 40 Evil Judge Crystals (from Vohu Manah co-op battle stage EX2-2),
        • 30 Genesis Buds (from Yggdrasil Magna and Magna HL),
        • 5 True Xeno Vohu Manah Anima (which you can only get during this event!),
        • 100 Vohu Manah Anima (can be acquired from the regular rotation showdown) and
        • 2 Steel Bricks.
        • Then bring all of these things to Sierokarte (Shop -> Weapon Series -> Xeno Weapons -> True Judgement Lyre) and perform the upgrade into a True Judgement Lyre.
      • If you are unable to True Forge the weapon, or don’t want to True Forge it (for whatever reason), you can still perform a standard 4LB upgrade with materials that aren’t exclusive to this event; however, the standard 4LB option requires significantly more materials than the True Forge option and results in an arguably worse weapon (True Lyres and 4LB Lyres are identical except that the True Lyre has a better ougi effect and has an additional beneficial mainhand skill). The standard 4LB option exists for people who managed to acquire a 3LB copy of the Lyre but were unable (for whatever reason) to gather enough event-exclusive materials (the True Xeno Vohu Manah Anima) for the True Forge.

 

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  • Tribunal Thunder
    • What is it? A Normal Large ATK (and eventually Normal Small HP) Gun for Earth.
    • Should I farm it? Not really. Tribunal Thunders already drop from the regular rotation Vohu Manah (and are available in the regular rotation event store); further, they’re mostly used as filler in Primal Earth grids, or sometimes to offset the HP loss from using too many Spymur’s Visions; Magna Earth grids don’t use Tribunal Thunders at all except as very temporary placeholders. That said, Tribunal Thunders can be reduced for Gun stones.
    • How do I farm it? Speaking of only the Tribunal Thunders available from this event (i.e. not the ones available from the regular showdown), there are 3 (three) copies available in the event store for increasing amounts of treasure and additional copies can drop from any of the event’s Xeno battles (flip boxes from EX/Maniac/NM/raid; and in raid red boxes).

SSR Summons

  • Vohu Manah
    • What is it? An Elemental ATK summon for Earth.
    • Should I farm it? Not really. Aside from being available from the regular rotation showdown (and its associated event store), Vohu Manah is a 40/50/60% Elemental ATK (at 0/3/4LB) summon when equipped as main or support, but in all likelihood you are (or will soon be) using any of Yggdrasil Magna, Titan, Tezcatlipoca, and/or Godsworn Alexiel as your main/support summons. Vohu Manah’s call effect is Blind, but it’s not a particularly strong Blind (easily beaten by the Sorcerer Blind skill and the Warlock Dark Haze skill). As an f2p stat stick, Vohu Manah isn’t particularly good (trailing Diablo and Ifrit by nearly 400 ATK). Ultimately, Vohu Manah is only good for two things: a temporary placeholder main/support summon for people who’re very new into Earth (and thus don’t have sufficient Magna modifiers to justify using Yggdrasil Magna) or who don’t have lots of Tezcat/Alex friends; and for Earth Quartz.
    • How do I farm it? Speaking of only the Vohu Manahs available from this event (i.e. not the ones available from the regular showdown), there are 3 (three) copies available in the event store for increasing amounts of treasure and additional copies can drop from EX/Maniac regular Vohu Manah (as flips); from any of the Xeno solo battles (as flips); and from the Xeno raid (as flips and in red boxes).

Other Treasure

The most important loot to get from the event store – other than the Judgement Lyres – are the half elixirs (of which there are a total of 20 available, at 2 per day); the cost is fairly trivial (and aren’t even event-exclusive; you can farm both of the required treasures from the regular Vohu Manah fights).

Additional there is CP available (in batches of 20×10, 10×10, and 10×10), Angel Queens, Champion and Supreme Merits, and Fury Pebbles and Stones – get these if you’re in dire need of them, though I would be wary of dumping treasures for Supreme Merits and Fury Stones, as they require event-exclusive treasures (the True Xeno Vohu Manah Anima, which are also a trade requirement for the store copies of the Judgment Lyre and are also used for True Forging the same).

Being Efficient

How you go about this event is strongly contingent on the strength of your Wind compositions, as all of the Xeno battles have significant off-element damage reductions – while not entirely insurmountable for players with ridiculously powerful grids, it is in practice best to fight Xeno Vohu Manah with a Wind team.

First, try to clear each of the battles at least once for the first-time completion crystals. Similarly, try to clear the Nightmares at least once, for the first-time completion Blue Sky Crystals.

If you are new to Wind and simply just don’t have sufficient damage output to even be able to clear the Extreme and Nightmare LV70 battles without taking lots of time and struggling mightily (if you can even clear them at all), your best (and only) recourse is to host Xeno Vohu Manah raids and leech contribute to the same. As host you’ll hope and pray for copies of the Judgement Lyre to drop in the red boxes; as both host and leech, you’re hoping for True Xeno Vohu Manah Anima and Sacrosanct Sutras to drop so that you can buy copies of the Judgement Lyre from the event store. Note that hosting the raid requires Evil Judge Crystals, which drop from the Vohu Manah co-op battle (EX2-2), if you’re unable to farm Xeno Vohu Manah EX/Maniac/NM for drops.

If you can at least clear the Xeno EX and NM70 battles, you will want to do these. You’re guaranteed to get a Nightmare battle every 4 cleared EX battles at the worst. You’re hoping for direct weapon flips from EX and NM, and you’ll use the Sacrosanct Sutras to buy the event store copies of the Judgement Lyre. You will have to contribute to at least a few raids for True Xeno Vohu Manah Anima as well. You could also host raids instead of joining them; this will additionally give you a chance at getting direct weapon copies from the host red box, though this route will cost you Evil Judge Crystals (though you’ll likely be getting many of them from farming the Xeno battles).

If you can clear the Maniac battles, definitely do the allotted 2 per day. Each cleared Maniac is a guaranteed Nightmare battle proc.

If you can clear the higher level Nightmares, then your strategy will be similar to last week’s Fenrir and Cerberus Showdowns: whether you do higher-level Nightmare fights will depend on your end goals.

  • If you’re going for the store copies and only the store copies, then do the highest difficulty Nightmare battle you can to speed up your rate of Sacrosanct Sutra acquisition.
  • If you want more than just the 5 copies available in the event store, then do NM70 with as many droprate buffs as you can comfortably fit (while still being able to finish the battle, of course) to increase your likelihood of getting Judgement Lyre flips. You’ll most likely end up with more Sutras than you will need before getting all the Judgement Lyre copies you want (unless you don’t want all that many, or you have phenomenally good luck).

Again, you’ll also have to do at least a few raid battles for True Xeno Vohu Anima (you’ll need 5 for every True Judgement Lyre as part of the True Forge step).

Finally, if you don’t care about this event at all (or at least, don’t care all that much about getting Judgement Lyres), then at least do enough to get the useful loot from the event store (i.e. the half elixirs); most of them require only regular Vohu Manah treasures, so you can just do the regular solo battles (or leech the Xeno raid, as that also drops regular Vohu Manah treasures).

tl;dr

  • You want at least 1 True Judgement Lyre.
    1. First, get a 3LB Xeno Judgement Lyre to LV100 and SL10.
      • There are 5 Xeno Judgement Lyre copies available in the event store.
        • Event store copies require event-exclusive materials:
          • True Xeno Vohu Manah Anima (from raid battles)
          • Sacrosanct Sutra (from solo NM and raid battles)
      • Xeno EX, Maniac, and Nightmare can drop Judgement Lyre copies in flip boxes.
      • Xeno raids can drop Judgement Lyre copies in red (host/MVP/VMVP/3MVP) boxes.
    2. Then, acquire the following treasures:
      • 20 Champion Merits,
      • 40 Evil Judge Crystals (from Vohu Manah co-op battle stage EX2-2),
      • 30 Genesis Buds (from Yggdrasil Magna and Magna HL),
      • 5 True Xeno Vohu Manah Anima (which you can only get during this event!),
      • 100 Vohu Manah Anima (can be acquired from the regular rotation showdown) and
      • 2 Steel Bricks.
    3. Finally, take all of these things to Sierokarte: Shop -> Weapon Series -> Xeno Weapons -> True Judgement Lyre.
    4. If you’re unable to True Forge your Xeno Judgement Lyres, you can still perform a regular 4LB uncap, though the treasure cost is significantly steeper and the result won’t be as good as a True Judgement Lyre. Given that the only event-exclusive material needed for the True Forging is a handful of True Xeno Vohu Manah Anima, you should budget wisely so you don’t have to resort to the regular 4LB route.
  • Tribunal Thunders are at best filler/placeholder for Primal Earth and for very early beginner Earth grids. They can be reduced for Gun stones.
  • The Vohu Manah summon isn’t really all that amazing. Maybe keep a copy for collection/novelty purposes, but it’s best reduced for Earth Quartz.
  • Get enough treasures to get all of the half elixirs. (Note that the treasures needed aren’t exclusive to this event – they’re also available from the regular rotation Vohu Manah battles, so you’re not as hard-pressed to grind out the materials.)
  • The rest of the event store’s loot can be acquired at your discretion.
    • Note that the Supreme Merits and the Fury Stones require event-exclusive treasures that’re also utilized elsewhere, so budge before you buy.

Upcoming Event Preview

Next week is Rise of the Beasts, which has loot relevant to all elements (though arguably the main wheel – Fire, Water, Earth and Wind – benefit the most from ROTB), so you should stock up on half elixirs and soul berries.

Especially soul berries – it’s entirely possible to drop several hundred of them during the course of the event; moreso if you’re not an especially powerful rainbow lord able to face down all of the content solo (or near-solo).

5 thoughts on “Grindblues: Xeno Vohu Manah Clash Grinding Guide

  1. hi, i was hoping to see some strategic guide as for how to do the actual battles. like recomended jobs and characters (not juutenshus) or some kind of skill order to, atleast, complete ex. (for the future).

    nice guide, but it is too newplayer oriented with info mostly taken from the wiki… not to mention that long introduction

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    1. The Grindblues guides are specifically oriented towards new players and are intended to be grinding guides, not event battle walkthroughs.

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