God Eater 3 Beginners Guide

Here’s a quick list of tips and tricks to get you started in God Eater 3. Keep in mind that these are primarily for beginners, but they might even help pros get acclimated to a new type of RPG.

Secret Trophies

To unlock the following Secret Trophies, complete the following tasks:

Unlockable: How to Unlock:
Blasphemy Incarnate (Silver Trophy) Defeat the Ash Aragami Nuadha.
Cooperative Venture (Bronze Trophy) Fought through your first Assault Mission.
False Sun (Silver Trophy) Defeat the Ash Aragami Ra.
Humanity’s Hope (Bronze Trophy) Work with your friends to face down the Ashborn.
King of the Underworld (Gold Trophy) Defeat the Ash Aragami Anubis.
Lord of Bones (Silver Trophy) Defeat the Ash Aragami Balmung.
More than a Dream (Silver Trophy) Claim the freedom to live as you will.
Path of the Hounds (Bronze Trophy) Take on the hardest route in the Fenrir HQ Reclamation Initiative.
Salty Cake (Bronze Trophy) If you’re salty about the surprise party, it was the cake.
Technical Expert (Bronze Trophy) Activate your first acceleration trigger.
The Insatiable (Gold Trophy) Defeat the Ash Aragami Dromi.
The Ties that Bind Us (Silver Trophy) Engage with every ally.
Togetherness (Bronze Trophy) Engage with an ally.
Turning Point (Bronze Trophy) Tear open a hole for the caravan and save your friends.
Ultimate Skill (Gold Trophy) Complete the mission “Twilight of the Hounds.”
Welcome Home! (Gold Trophy) The bonds between you and your family have spread throughout the world.

God Eater 3 Tips and Tricks

MAINTAIN DISTANCE AND OBSERVE PATTERNS

Even though God Eater 3 explains the different forms of the God Arc, it doesn’t go into detail on when and how to use them effectively. The primary attack forms are Blade and Gun. These are of course relatively self-explanatory; Gun Form shoots bullets, Blade form is a sword. When attacking enemies in the level, a player might feel inclined to jump right in and start swinging their sword. After all, the gun uses OP and has limited ammo, where as the blade’s stamina bar is practically unlimited.

While this tactic may work in the early stages, player’s will find their health bars dropping rapidly if they try the same approach later. The Aragami can dish out lots of damage in a single hit. The safest route is to use gun form to space your way around the monster, getting some free hits off while maintaining distance. Observe the patterns the enemy follows: when they attack, what the range of the attack is, and if they have any movement abilities. Even low level enemies can tunnel underground or swoop upwards. Noticing what the Aragami do before the attack lands is key to avoiding damage when you approach with Blade form.

EAT “GODS” EARLY AND OFTEN
God Eater 3 players will get a brief introduction to the Predator Form of their God Arc as early as Stage 1. This form allows the character to absorb the power of the Aragami and enter Burst Mode. Here they’ll deal more damage, move faster, and get special Aragami bullets. Entering Burst Mode is pretty much the only way to deal any significant damage to higher level Aragami.

Entering Predator Form is as simple as pressing a button (triangle on PS4), so the only key is making sure timing is right. The charge-up on the move (even if done instantly with the shortcut (R1+Triangle) can leave the character very vulnerable to get hit by a number of strong attacks.

Make sure you space the character a safe distance away from the Aragami – but close enough that the giant mouth from your God Arc can reach – before activating Predator Form. Sussing out the situation first to spot any tricky monster attacks will guarantee safety during this long move. Once its complete and Burst Mode is activated, feel free to go to town on the Aragami.

WORK TOGETHER TO BUILD UP ENGAGE EFFECT

Teamwork is critical in God Eater 3, especially when playing with actual human players. But even when going into missions with the AI, syncing up attacks and focusing firing on specific Aragami helps in battle. Whenever you fight with a player in a certain range, the Engage Percentage rises. Once full, Engage Effect can be triggered, boosting the power of moves and increasing defense. It’s important to swap up which characters you are fighting next to in order to maximize the use of the Engage system. Fight next to one character and after the Effect is triggered and subsequently finished, try to combo with another.

EXPLORE BEFORE LANDING THE FINAL BLOW

Once the final Aragami is defeated, you’ll be taken back to the Caravan (or hub world at the time). The levels offer a brief amount of time after a victory to explore, but it isn’t enough to grab everything you’ve missed. There are plenty of important and valuable artifacts lying around that you might miss if you wait until after battle to pick them up. Try to explore a bit before engaging (or even during a tough engagement) to guarantee you walk away from the fight with all the materials you need and want.

God Eater 3 Beginners Guide

Entering and maintaining Burst is an essential part of God Eater 3; but if you want to use it to its fullest, then you’ll need to make use of Burst Control Units.

What Are Burst Control Units?
Burst Control Units are one of the many means you have to strengthen your character. In this case, they’ll provide unique benefits such as enhancing the properties of certain techniques, reducing the resource cost of certain actions or even adding properties to certain attacks depending on your current Burst level.

Many are quite useful and they’ll allow you to adopt a playstyle that is uniquely your own, but the catch is that you have to be in Burst for them to have any effect so keep that in mind.

I’m Sold. So How Can I get Them?
The process for obtaining Burst Control Units is the same as with costumes: first you get the respective blueprint and then you craft it. In fact, everything down to the very details are the same so you can follow everything down to the letter with costumes or vice-versa and it will be applicable to the other.

To get blueprints:

  • Mission Rewards
  • Vagrant Merchant Hope

There will occasionally be a mission that provides blueprints for a Burst Control Unit, but you won’t know whether it does so in advance, so it’s in your best interest to do them all.

These are relatively low in number, though. For the rest, you’ll have to rely on Vagrant Merchant Hope.

Vagrant Merchant Hope is a travelling merchant who visits the Ash Crawler Chrysanthemum every three or four missions to sell “a number of odd and unique items.” To find her, wait until a notice reading “Vagrant Merchant Hope Visiting” appears in the upper right corner, and once it does, simply head to the right-most door on the Bridge (if you’re looking down where the terminals are) and she’ll be there right next to the other merchant, Faith, in the Lobby.

*Note: her inventory will update as you progress through the story so be sure to check for Burst Control Unit blueprints — as well as blueprints for additional costumes — whenever she is available.*

Burst Control Unit List

Here’s a list of each Burst Control Unit and their effect:

CMB 22mm (Combo Master):

  • Increases attack power of melee attacks level 2 and higher by 1%, up to 5%

AIR 20mm (Raw Courage):

  • Increases melee attack while midair according to level

FRM 18mm (Nine Lives):

  • Resist killing blows when HP is above 50%

PRP 16mm (Intervention):

  • Resist killing blows while guarding

KBD 14mm (Absorber):

  • Reduces knockback when receiving damage

STP 16mm (Instinct Step):

  • Increases step speed and distance while decreasing stamina cost according to level

TRN 16mm (Shift Change):

  • Increases melee and gun transformation speed according to level

ATH 22mm (Torque):

  • Reduces stamina cost of actions according to level

BRT 13mm (Deep Breath):

  • Increases stamina recovery while short of breath according to level

GRD 16mm (Furious Shield):

  • Reduces stamina cost while guarding according to level

TDR 18mm (Clear Mind):

  • Prevents all debuffs other than Corruption

LBR 16mm (Single Column):

  • Increases maximum Link Burst Rounds

LBR 18mm (Double Column):

  • Increases maximum Link Burst Rounds

LBR 20mm (Triple Column):

  • Increases maximum Link Burst Rounds

SBD 19mm (Vile Jaw):

  • Increases chances to inflict debuffs with a Short Blade according to level

SBS 20mm (Apsara):

  • Nullifies the stamina cost of the first air step off the ground

LBO 19mm (Shockwave):

  • Reduces Impulse Edge OP cost according to level

LBS 20mm (Flawlessness):

  • Increases Zero Stance stamina recovery according to level

BBC 19mm (Rapid Charge):

  • Increases Charge Crush charge speed according to level

BBS 20mm (Cool Head):

  • Reduces stamina cost of Buster Blade special actions according to level

BHS 19mm (Screw Gear):

  • Reduces stamina cost of Boost actions according to level

BHO 20mm (Thor’s Hammer):

  • (Successful Burst Impact attacks restore OP according to level)

CSC 19mm (X Charge):

  • Increases Charge Glide charge speed according to level

CST 20mm (Endless):

  • Increases maximum Fang Deployment duration according to level

VSS 19mm (Requiem):

  • Reduces stamina cost while in Extend Bite mode according to level

VSO 20mm (Brandish):

  • Successful Cleave Fang attacks restore OP according to level

BES 19mm (Terpischore):

  • Reduces stamina cost while in glaive form according to level

BET 20mm (Transform):

  • Restores stamina according to level when switching to or from glaive form

HMS 19mm (Moonlight):

  • Decreases attacks needed for Moon Storm to reach max speed, according to level

HMC 20mm (Lonely Moon):

  • Increases Raging Moon charge speed according to level

ASO 19mm (Oracle Cartridge):

  • Increases OP recovery when landing consecutive shots with an Assault Gun

ASD 20mm (Backfire):

  • Reduces OP cost according to level while in Drawback Shot

SNS 20mm (Peek-a-boo):

  • Increases gun attack while in Stealth Field according to level

SNC 19mm (Concentration):

  • Increases ranged attack according to level when hitting a weak point with a Sniper Gun

SGM 20mm (Onslaught):

  • Increases ranged attack according to level when firing buckshot bullets with a Shotgun

SGO 19mm (Bullet Storm):

  • Reduces OP cost according to level when firing buckshot bullets with a Shotgun

RGO 20mm (Voltage):

  • Reduces Overdrive cooldown according to level

RGR 19mm (Powerplant):

  • Increases Oracle Reserve conversion rate

How To Use Burst Arts

Burst Arts are special techniques that alter your techniques so long as you have Burst activated. These are reminiscent of Blood Arts from previous entries, but you can now have up to three BAs equipped — one for ground, aerial and step (dash) — at one time — instead of the previous one.

These can be applied to essentially any of your regular attacks, so all you really need to do is find which ones work for you and stick with them. If you do, they’ll eventually increase in power and you’ll unlock new ones to pummel Aragami with.

How Do I Use Them?
Outside of being in Burst, the most important thing to know about using Burst Arts is that they essentially modify a weapon’s base attacks. They don’t need unique button inputs or anything like that — just press the same buttons as you before. For instance, Lunar Rage modifies Moon Storm, so simply press L1+Square to pull it off. Meanwhile, Apocalypse Axe modifies your Raging Moon, so let go of Square after holding on to it for a little while to let it rip.

It’s also worth noting that some of them have special properties which make them particularly potent depending on the situation. For example, Apocalypse Axe does extra damage to an Aragami who has been downed (such as when you break one of their body parts).

How Can I Get More?

In order to unlock more Burst Arts, all you have to do is use the ones you already have. Luckily, the game tells you what Burst Art needs to be leveled up in order to gain a new one, so there’s no guesswork involved. You’ll need to raise a Burst Art to lvl 3 at the most in order to unlock another one.

Though do keep in mind that just like with Acceleration Triggers, you get less experience towards powering up your Burst Arts on lower ranked missions, so don’t think you can farm them in order to quickly level up your BA’s.

Anything Else?

On top of unlocking new Burst Arts, leveling them up will result in you learning new Burst Art Effects to further augment your attacks. Each has two different types they can equip, and as you might expect, certain BAs can make better use of them than others. As a rule of thumb, those that can be sustained over long periods of time like Lunar Rage and Moonlight Blade can proc their attached BA Effects several times during their duration.

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