Synchro Device and Leveling Guide
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During the course of the game, Commanders will have to pull for characters called as Nikke. As the story progresses and as you explore each game stage, opponents will grow stronger than the previous one. Hence, there is always a need to enhance your Nikke to make sure they can catch up. To help you here’s everything about Nikke and ways how to unlock their full potential.
This section from the Nikke tab found at the bottom left of your screen shows all of the information about a particular Nikke that you own.
Nikkes are divided into three rarity: Rare (R), Super Rare (SR) and Super Super Rare (SSR). As the name implies, you have higher chances of receiving Rare types than Super Super Rare, but getting SSRs is much preferable as they are normally stronger or more viable than the rest of the types.
After obtaining Nikke through Recruitment, the first thing you must do is to level them up to help them survive each skirmishes.
To do so, you must spend Credits and Battle Data Set to increase their level and the amount you’ll need will further increase for the next upgrade. For every ten levels, Commanders must consume Core Dust to enhance them. These materials can be easily obtained from Campaign, Tribe Tower and Outpost Defense (don’t forget to claim these) and more. Aside from this, there are other ways to level up your Nikkes.
You can use at most five Nikkes to form a single team that you can deploy to decimate Raptures and complete objectives. Enhancing them however, will take A LOT of resources. That said, it is optimal to focus on five Nikkes or your main team first before leveling them up. But in case you want to build another Nikke outside of your team, you can make use of the Synchro Device.
Synchro Device is a device you can use to synchronize Nikke’s level to another, so you won’t have to use resources instead. Synchro Device automatically picks five Nikkes of the highest level, and the lowest among these five will determine the Synchro Level. Upgrading the lowest level however, will automatically increase the Synchro Level as well.
After doing so, you will be given five slots where you can place at most five Nikkes in the slot. Nikkes placed in these slots will automatically have the same level as the Synchro Level until they are removed. Synchronized Nikke’s levels will then depend on it, and cannot be upgraded while it is assigned to the slot.
By default, you can only include five in the slot. If you plan to add another slot, you must first spend 500 Free or Paid Gems.
If all five Nikkes are upgraded to the maximum level, enhancement will be given. Assigned Nikkes will then be changed to the Synchro Level.
Nikkes in the slot can be removed or replaced. This will put them back to their original level and the slot will be put on cooldown for 4 hours. During this time, you cannot fill this up with a Nikke.
Meanwhile, there is one trick that players may abuse. Nikkes’ level with no duplicates is capped at level 80, and can only be upgraded for up to 160 or 200 for SR, and SSR respectively. But, there is a way to increase your favorite SSR’s level with zero dupes to 160 as long as you have five SR Nikkes with max dupes, that you can actually level up to 160 at most. This will automatically assign them to the synchro device and will determine the synchro level. Afterwards, you can synchronize them with five Nikkes (main, SSR team) of your choice, and this will increase their level without having the need to get their dupes.
However, taking five SR Nikkes to 160 can also take lots of resources so it will take more time to do this.
Synchro Device can be found by clicking on the Outpost.
When Nikke’s reach level 200, Advanced Synchro Unlocks. Each level consumes a massive amount of battle cores; 10,000 per level. Leveling up Advanced synchro is the same as leveling up all your units currently in the synchro device. There is also a cap of how high you can level advanced synchro your units. The formula to increase said level is as follows
- 1 LB = 1.33 levels
- 1 Unique character = 1 level
- Cores do not count
- SSR’s and SR’s are included in the formula
Currently, there are sixty Nikkes in the game and for new players, it is advisable to invest on what you’ve got so far while waiting for your preferred character to show up. After all, this will not be a waste of resources as you can reset Nikkes and refund all resources used. Doing so will cost you ten gems.
Limit Breaking is only available upon getting another duplicate or Spare Body. After doing so, this particular Nikke’s level cap will increase by 40. For SR characters, they can only undergo limit break twice to reach level 160, while SSR characters can go up to level 200 after having three dupes. Limit break however, is not available for R Nikkes.
For SR Nikkes, limit breaking can only occur twice. In SSR’s case, three limit break which is the maximum. But beyond this point, your next duplicate will be used for Core Up. Core Up grants 2% increase in all of your stats and this can reach for up to 7 core up for a total of 14% increase.
Level Progression and Recommendations
This part of the article aims to guide you on where to focus what resource boxes to farm/ get (Such as event stage farming , Co-op shops, and event shops)
- At level 1-100, you may focus on battle data. You have to push through content as much as you can as well to get further outpost levels and building blueprints to upgrade Tactic academy as they provide upgrades that furthers your resource gain, more info below. (User may opt to save Battle data and Credit boxes until they reach certain Tactic Academy Upgrades).
- At level 101-120, Credits may become an issue because of equipment upgrades, a balance between both battle data and credits is needed.
- At level 121-160 Battle Data and Credits become very needed here compared to core dust. However the User may opt to focus long term and start saving up some core dust boxes (From event stage farming, Co-op shop and other sources) as they are very needed for levels beyond 200+. This is where the MLB wall occurs as well, where you need 5 Max limit break (unit + 3 dupes) to break through level 160 to level up normally. A lot of F2P and light spenders get stuck here.
- At levels 161-200, Recommendations for 121-160 still apply here with the exception of Credits becoming slightly more of a priority rather than Battle data (Core dust are still extremely important to farm). The reasoning for this is Credits equipment upgrades for t9 are quite expensive (around 1m+ for t9 equipment, even more credits is needed if user gets lucky and gets t9 manufacture equipment).
- At levels 200+, Core dust is all you need and want, with the occasional credit farm if needed for equipment. Battle data is practically useless at these levels, which is why farming data at 161+ isn’t recommended if User is patient enough. each level beyond 200+ requires 10k battle dust, which is essentially 9-10 days per level from outpost alone.
Here are the important Resource acquisition upgrades to help you plan out when to use resource boxes if needed.
1-2 Credit increase by 10%
2-3 Credit increase by 10%
4-2 Credit increase by 10%
5-3 Credit increase by 10%
7-2 Credit increase by 10%
8-3 Credit increase by 10%
Battle data/Combat Portrait
1-3 Battle data increase by 10%
5-2 Battle data increase by 15%
8-2 Battle data increase by 20%
3-2 Core dust increase by 10%
6-2 Core dust increase by 15%
9-2 Core dust increase by 20%
Synchro Slot Unlock
6-1 Unlocks 5 additional Synchro Device slots
8-1 Unlocks 5 additional Synchro Device slots
9-1 Unlocks 5 additional Synchro Device slots
Some Tactic Academy upgrades are locked behind certain building blueprints, please click here to see where the building blueprints are located if needed.
If you know your way around Google sheets and want a resource calculator, check this Document and make a copy so you are able edit values.
Credits to: Khoners#8407 (Maintainer)
about the advanced synchro.
is it still matter which 5 nikkes get to level 200?
if you have Scarlet lv200, it doesn’t matter because you will give her a slot no matter what. if you have Crow lv200, it is a waste of a sync slot = 500 gems. if you think 500 gems are not important, then the matter is only the cosmetic because you cannot change the positions of them
get it. thanks
Is there a step-by-step guide on unlocking more synchro slots without gems? I know we have to construct the church and join training academy, but I haven’t even been able to construct the train station needed to finally construct the church.
Try looking here for the blue prints you need to construct certain buildings
So far the synchro device works well in side on my SR team currently at level 100. The only downside are the resources leveling them it will took a long time to get them all to 160. In my progress through the campaign its quite smooth sailing for now since my CP is on par with the recommendation. Currently im on chapter 9
I just have a question, whats the maximum slot to get all in the synchro device? or f2p just really need to spend 500 crystals eventually? Currently i already unlocked the 2nd team slot after taking lessons at the academy.
Anyways ive found another similar site with you about Nikke. Its called Pyrdwen
You don’t need to put all your Nikke in the syncro device. You can just put the one that will be used (Campign, Tower, Arena, Interception, etc).
As far as I can remember I only bought like 3 or 4 extra slot after unlocking all the free slot from class advancement. So some of my tier B/C SSR Nikke stayed at Lv. 1
Its okay. I get what you mean i only put those that i needed. Like Privaty, Drake, Pepper, Sugar, and Epinel.Plus, i save up crystals a lot and i rarely pull so i just put them there for fun and i could always remove them anytime and wait.