It’s been a while since I updated my F2P armor account. I was busy accumulate orbs to draw from the legendary banner. My F2P account was still lucky that it got a +Atk -Hp B!Lyn (Wow), which I will not merge, a Deirdre, an Ike, and 2 Ayra. It was also unlucky, because what I really wanted were Hector (as many as 4) and Spring Camilla. I have been draw from green only, unless I saw a 5* when my pity rate was high enough, or when there was no green stone presented. I was surprised too when I got both Ike and Ayra in one round, with only 9 orbs left. I wished I accumulated more orbs to draw that round so that I can open the rest of the round, which were only red and colorless.
Anyway, I stopped drawing after Ike and Ayra together broke my pity rate towards a Hector. Because I heard that on 14th, Amelia will be in the banner again. I want one more of her. I don’t have any distant counter skills yet. I don’t even have a second armored unit to use in arena at the moment, making Amelia quite useless. So right after I got 20k feathers, I promoted a 4* Effie, even though her IV is bad: HP-Atk. I don’t mind, because I will upgrade new Effies until I got +10. It’s hard to get blue unit though, due to my drawing strategy (green only when drawing with orbs).
The major difference from 20 days ago, was FEH 2.0. IS strengthened dragons and staff users. Some suggested that new players should try to get a dragon team for arena, instead of the traditional armored team. But I checked high value dragons (I.e. young dragons). Only Nowi and Fae are obtainable at lower than 5*. You still need another 2 non-dragon unless you want to pull Tiki young, who is real 5. With Amelia in hand, I would still focus on Armored team. I would expect to see more dragons in arena though, which makes it important to raise RES. I plan to upgrade my Amelia’s weapon with the +res option. The reason: +Res gives you +4, while +Spd gives you +3. There’s no +Atk, only +Mt option, which doesn’t give you any bonus on BST. I need BST bonuses since I can only +9 now, plus my other team members are not +10 yet.
I also want to give my Effie the Slaying Lance+ weapon, since she’s -ATK. I can get one from my 5* Shanna, but I only have one of her and she has great IV. So I will wait for my next 20k Feather. The plan is promote a weak one with the weapon to 5*, get all 3000 HM first, and then eat the weak unit. But IMO at this stage the best weapon for Effie is the Ridersbane+. I don’t have one though.
Once I upgraded enough normal weapons, I can upgrade my Linde’s, so she will have the same weapon as Delthea.