My FF5FJF 2015 playthrough is complete!
@philcooper YOUR VICTORY HAS BEEN LOGGED FOR PROCESSING!
— FF5ForFutures (@FF5ForFutures) July 5, 2015
Having suffered defeat at the hands of Neo Exdeath a few times, I went back to a previous save and did two things to prepare for my next attempt: I climbed the Phoenix Tower to collect !Summon Phoenix, and I levelled up a couple more times so that Lenna and Krile would stop being one-shot killed by some of Exdeath’s attacks.
It worked, really well. I used !Summon Phoenix a couple of times — mainly to recover from his White Hole attack — and had my bard !Sing Hero’s Rime to boost the damage of the !Zeninage and !Summon Bahamut attacks that made up my offense.
I’ll definitely do this again next year, and maybe with a different set of conditions. I looked at doing a #natural run this year, where each character is locked into only using the job from their particular crystal, but I’m glad I didn’t pick that — especially for my first playthrough. Having my party cross-train so that I had access to two lots of !Zeninage and !Summon was invaluable.
I’ve really enjoyed doing the Fiesta, and I’m so happy to add Final Fantasy V to my growing list of completed Final Fantasy titles. As well as completing the story for the first time, I’ve also earned Child’s Play a grand total of $90 between my own pledge and those made on the condition of me finishing — not bad for sitting around playing videogames!
The final #FF5FJF2015 party
I’d like to thank @stoppableforce and @snacks_road for all their advice and chatter in The Balrog’s House, @JuliusTheOrange for his Exdeath-specific advice, and Ashfang for his great guide to all the FFV classes.