Fafnir (Ritual Miracle) is the best place in Dislyte for farming relics: Tyranny of Zeus, Astral Witchcraft, Hammer of Thor, The Enchanter, Immensus Peak, and The Light Above. At the moment, there are 10 difficulty levels in total.
This guide explains what Fafnir is, what you will need to defeat Fafnir, the strategy surrounding Fafnir and how to fight her, and any recommendations that we would suggest if you’re struggling.
Fafnir Basic Information
Fafnir has five levels of HP and the passive skill Unbound Deluge, which disables all AP-related abilities.
For every level of HP lost, Fafnir gains Andvari’s Treasure, which grants Immunity to a certain number of attacks and freezes the last attacker. This effect is only cleared after a certain number of attacks.
When it’s Fafnir’s turn, if Treasure of Andvari is still active Fafnir will cast Dragon’s Curse, dealing massive damage to the frozen target. The key to defeating Fafnir is to use an Esper with a high number of single attacks to ensure that Treasure of Andvari is cleared early in the battle.
Fafnir is a Ritual Miracle Boss focused on dealing consistent ‘AoE’ (Area of Effect) damage to your team whilst applying disable & debuffs frequently. Then, she bursts of strong damage towards targets that are affected by her debuff Icefield Abyss if her defensive shield is not broken.
She also deals more damage when fewer Espers remain on the field, so it’s important to keep all Espers alive.
The most common strategy used against Fafnir is to deal damage in multiple hits, sustain the incoming damage with frequent healing, and regularly cleanse debuffs.
We recommend to tackle Fafnir only once you can comfortably auto Floor 10 of both Kronos and Apep.
Tip: For farming relics from Fafnir easier, it is recommended to use auto farming with Dislyte PC version.
You cannot manipulate AP during the battle against Fafnir, this includes; ‘AP Up’, ‘AP Down’, ‘AP Absorb’, or ‘AP Redistribution’. To learn more about AP, please check out the article How AP (Action Point) Works
Fafnir bypasses Invincibility or Standoff buffs when dealing damage against an Esper affected by her debuff: Icefield Abyss.
Passives that make an Esper immune to disable debuffs do not stop Icefield Abyss from applying. For example; Hyde (Hades)’s Reaper (Passive), or Jin Yuyao (Queen Mother)’s Abode of Immortals (Passive).
Strategy to Defeating Fafnir
The fight against Fafnir is all about sustain and multi-hits.
You will need:
- An Esper or two that can heal/shield your team frequently;
- An Esper or two that can apply the Immunity buff;
- An Esper or two that has the ability to cleanse debuffs;
- Multiple Espers that deal damage in multiple hits. Using the Relic set ‘Sword Avatara’ is highly recommended;
- An Esper with the ability to apply the ATK Down debuff frequently (optional – requires a dispel Esper);
- An Esper with the ability to apply the DEF Down debuff frequently (optional – requires a dispel Esper);
- An Esper with the ability to dispel buffs frequently (optional);
- An Esper with the ability to revive (optional).
Firstly, Fafnir has 5 HP bars, all of which need to be depleted to defeat her. When one HP bar is depleted, she will retaliate at the end of the Esper’s turn that depleted her HP Bar and do the following;
- Apply the Icefield Abyss debuff on that Esper which freezes them and stops them from gaining AP between other turns, or taking a turn for its duration;
- Reduce the Icefield Abyss target’s max HP by 25% if buffed when applying the debuff;
- Attack all enemies;
- Apply a SPD Down debuff for 2 turns to all enemies;
- Have a 25% chance to Stun allies if they’re buffed.
This is arguably the toughest part of the battle to deal with, as she can lock down your Espers with Stuns, reduce their SPD, and stop them from saving the affected Esper.
To tackle this, the Immunity buff is required to stop the Stun or SPD Down aspect of her attack, and use cleanses to make sure any allies who didn’t have an Immunity buff still get to take their turns in time.
Once she does this, Fafnir then gains a shield that has 12 stacks that have to be reduced by attacking Fafnir.
The best way to break the shield is to utilise the Sword Avatara Relic set on Espers, along with multi-hit A1 abilities such as; Berenice (Bastet)‘s A1 that attacks 3 times. It is also incredibly useful to have Espers that have other multi-hit abilities, with one of the best being Lu Yi (Dayi)‘s A3 which has the potential to hit 9 times.
Once the shield is broken, Fafnir will not deal high damage to the Esper affected by Icefield Abyss and instead use her A1; though if you fail to break the shield before Fafnir takes a turn, she will deal devastating single target damage to that Esper, most likely defeating them.
Struggling with Fafnir?
If you’re having trouble with Fafnir, here are a couple of things that you can do or check:
- Upgrade your Relics or farm stronger Relics from Kronos or Apep.
- Make sure you have enough Espers that can deal damage in multiple hits.
- Make sure your Espers have good SPD, as they cannot gain AP via any other method.
- Switch out your Captain Ability to an Esper that can provide increased HP%, for example, Gabrielle (Njord)‘s Captain Ability that increases ally HP by 30%.
- Make sure your Espers have Ascension Phase 6 unlocked.
- Make sure your Espers are Level 60 for the increase of stats they gain.
Best Fafnir Team Formation (Auto Battle)
Credits: Kiwi.#6969 and Relief#0001
Other Working Fafnir Teams
Free-to-Play Team Recommendations:
Below are some recommendations for Espers to use in Fafnir that you can easily obtain for free:
If you don’t have enough Espers that apply can apply the Immunity buff, we recommend fusing: Gabrielle (Njord) or Fabrice (Freyr)
If you don’t have enough Espers that apply ATK Down, or DEF Down (both optional), we recommend fusing Gabrielle (Njord).
If you don’t have enough Espers that can heal or Shield buff your team, we recommend keeping an eye on World Chat for Ripple Dimensions of: Berenice (Bastet).
If you don’t have enough Espers that can dispel buffs (optional), we recommend keeping an eye on World Chat for Ripple Dimensions of: Jeanne (Gerd).
If you don’t have enough Espers that can multi-hit, we recommend to keep an eye on World Chat for Ripple Dimensions of: Tang Yun (Six-Earred Macaque); or Lynn (Hathor) that you received for free from the Path to Mastery beginner’s event.
Tip: For farming relics from Kronos easier, it is recommended to use auto farming with Dislyte PC version.
At first, let’s take a look at the Fafnir boss skills to see how basically it the fight works so that we can find the best options to deal with this Dislyte boss.
Before you can get to the boss, you need to take down 2 small enemy waves first. They are easy to defeat, however sometimes they can take down your weak units, making it harder for you to defeat the Fafnir. You want to take them down as soon as possible, and give your weak units enough HP/DEF to sustain through these waves.
|ATK all enemies and inflicts SPD Down for 2 turns with a 50% chance of inflicting Stun for 1 turn if buffed. This attack deals extra damage when fewer enemies remain on the field.|
|Cast when Fafnir has Andvari’s Treasure. Dispels all buffs from the target and deals massive damage. Grants Fafnir DMG Up after defeating an enemy.
Andvari’s Treasure: Grants Immunity against certain amount of strikes.
Unbound Deluge (Passive)
|Fafnir gains multiple HP stacks and disables all enemies’ AP-related abilities upon entering the battlefield. For each HP stack lost, Fafnir gains Andvari’s Treasure and retaliates against the last attacker: inflicting damage, Icefield Abyss, and triggers Dragonbreath. Fafnir further reduces target’s max HP by 25% if buffed when casting Icefield Abyss.
Icefield Abyss: SPD is reduced by 100% and no action can be taken.
|Damage all enemies and inflicts Diseased for 2 turns.
Grant Fafnir an ATK UP buff after death.
|Dispells all debuffs from the Boss or grants Immunity for 2 turns if without. Grants Fafnir a SPD Up buff after death.|
Players receive random relics at random grades/rarities, and a decent amount of E-Cash when defeating the Fafnir.
At the moment, Tyranny of Zeus, Astral Witchcraft, Hammer of Thor, The Enchanter, Immensus Peak, and The Light Above relic sets are available in Fafnir.
For the fafnir skills part it has a typo and says kronos
Fixed that part. Thank you a lot!
thanks for the detailed guide. hope to beat this shyt soon.
To be honest, Fafnir is the most interesting boss to beat so far.
Hi, I have a team consist of (Li Ling (60), Berenice (50), Hathor (50), Tang Xuan (50), Gab (60)) all have full ascension. But I have trouble breaking the fafnir shield. Is there any tip on this? I search around a few team, I see not most people have crazy amount of speed but able to clear.
Which Difficulty level are you targeting?
i think you can replace Tang Xuan to Tang Yun or Lu Yi.
Is Unas still recommended for this even though you cant boost AP?
Yes, he is still superb for Fafnir!
Why is this the case? What does he do?
is this going to be updated with the changes they made to fafnir recently?
Working on it! Stay tuned 😉