*Just wanted to point out that I didn’t make this image (I’m not Ramsay Bolton).
Enemies and Bosses
Bosses / Enemies (and Special Stages) I
- 50 Emperor Moths
- 400 Golden Macaws
- 50 Poison
As mentioned here 2.3.5 combines the three so I did this to get all of them
Bosses / Enemies II
- 100 Stegasaurians
- 800 Undead Pirateers
2.1.4 - Combined the two. In retrospect, the above image suggests 2.1.2 does too. No idea which would have been better at this point.
Bosses / Enemies III
- 150 Kirins
- 1200 Ice Kitsunes
2.10.1 - I found this gave me the most Kitsunes out of the options available, and that’s the slowest part.
Bosses / Enemies IV
- 200 Gashadokuro
- 1600 Kappa
2.14.9 seemed best until you get all the bosses, then switched to 2.14.1 as it averaged 6.9 (or 2.13.2 which averaged 6.6, tho small sample size).
Bosses / Enemies V
- 250 Gadeirus
- 2000 Atlantean Drones
The following stages contain both (Gadeirus always has drones, drones appear without Gadeirus):
- 2.25: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
- 2.26: 1, 3, 6, 8
- 2.27: 2, 3, 7, 8
Have been recording stats of drone kills (see below) and 2.25.1 came out ahead by quite a lot, so I’m playing this until I have Gadeirus. @BarryWuzHere points out the loot appears to be much better on 2.27.3, so might switch over to that.
Special Stages I
- 50 Poison
2.3.5 - Combines the stage along with bosses and enemies, so I did this to get all of them
Special Stages II
- 100 Magic Night
2.6.3 - Best level for recruits and not bad for xp - see my Magic Night post for full reasoning.
Special Stages III
- 150 Dense Fog
If it helps anyone else earlier on in the bosses Quests than me:
- Stegasaurians: 2.7.2, 2.9.5
- Kirins: 2.18.2, 2.18.9
I did the 2.9.X levels for the XP (for fewest flags). Between these I felt 2.9.2 gave the best loot, where 2.9.5 had a few extra monsters when I had a chest to fill.
Special Stages IV
- 200 Underwater
Again not much available data that I could find. Options are:
- 2.10: 4, 6, 8
- 2.11: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
- 2.12: 2, 5, 7, 9
In the end I noticed that the materials I needed appeared on province 11, so I just randomly spread my attacks around these 5 levels.
- 100 Orichalcum Seadragons
My current understanding:
- These only appear during Atlantis Rising
- From what @BarryWuzHere has said, the appearance rates would be the same for any given province/difficulty
- The appearance rate is PER ENEMY
So the key would be to find a province you want to farm OR the province with the highest appearance rate per WE and find the level with the most enemies and do that one during Atlantis rises. I’ll dig around and see what I can find.
Personally I intend to do 2.9.4N for decent Monsters and optimal recruits.