Ultimate Guide to Mane's Bulletin Raids in Reverse: 1999

Ultimate Guide to Mane's Bulletin Raids in Reverse: 1999
Last updated:
March 22, 2024
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Discover everything you need to know about mastering Mane's Bulletin in Reverse: 1999, the new raid mode introduced on March 7th.

This guide dives into the mechanics, strategies, and team compositions essential for conquering this raid-boss event.

Mane's Bulletin Raids Guide: Essential Tips and Best Team Comps

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Overview of Mane's Bulletin

Mane’s Bulletin is a new permanent and dynamic raid event that makes you battle against a series of bosses, each offering unique mechanics and rewards.

Engaging with this mode requires a developed roster, as you'll be using four characters to maximize damage output and sustain through the fight.

Rewards are based on the total damage inflicted.

Event Structure and Rewards

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Event Phasing and Progression

Mane’s Bulletin is integrated into the game's update cycle, ensuring that with each new patch you have new raids to tackle. Works similar to UTTU mode, there will be a new Mane's Bulletin each patch.

This mode unfolds in phases, coinciding with the patch version it's part of. New bosses are introduced in the second, fourth, and sixth weeks of every patch.

Unlocking Bosses and Difficulties

As you progress through the event, you'll find different bosses, each with their own set of challenges.

Initially, bosses are introduced with standard difficulty levels. Upon defeating these bosses at all available difficulty settings, you'll unlock the Endless mode.

This mode will test your ability to have a sustained damage output and manage boss mechanics over an indefinite period, as bosses in Endless mode have infinite HP.

Rewards System

Rewards are allocated based on the total damage dealt to bosses throughout the event, with specific milestones triggering reward tiers.

These tiers include in-game materials and shop currency, crucial for enhancing characters and their abilities.

Endless Mode and Ranking

In Endless mode, the challenge intensifies, and so do the rewards.

You'll be ranked from C to SSS based on your performance, with each rank offering progressively better rewards.

The best rewards above A+ are Thoughts of Entirety, the premium currency to buy psychubes from the shop.

Building Your Team

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Understanding Team Roles

Damage Dealers (Carry): Your primary source of damage. Select characters that not only deal high damage but also match the boss's Afflatus vulnerability. For example, characters like 37 for fighting Darkness of the Abyss or Kaalaa Baunaa against Marsh Creation.

Supports: Characters that enhance your team's capabilities through buffs, debuff application on enemies, or manipulation of battle mechanics. Supports can drastically improve your team's survivability and damage output.

Healers: Essential for sustaining your team through long fights, especially in Endless mode. Choose healers that offer a balance between healing output and utility (e.g., debuff cleansing or damage mitigation).

Team Composition Strategy

Identify the boss's Afflatus and choose characters that have an advantage or can mitigate the disadvantage.

This is crucial for maximizing damage output and reducing incoming damage.

Select characters that complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

This includes considering how characters' abilities can be combined to enhance damage or survivability and how they can counter boss mechanics.

Prepare for the need to adjust your team based on performance. Having a pool of well-developed characters allows for flexibility in strategy and tactics.

Character Selection Tips

Versatile Characters: Prioritize characters with versatility in their skill sets, allowing them to adapt to various situations. For instance, characters that can switch between damage and support roles based on the battle's needs.

Mechanic Mitigators: Include characters that can directly counter or mitigate boss mechanics, such as those who can cleanse debuffs from your team or apply crucial debuffs to the boss.

Endless Mode Special Considerations: For Endless mode, focus on characters who excel in long battles. This often means characters with sustainable damage output, significant debuffing capabilities, or exceptional healing and support abilities.

Key Bosses and Strategies

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Darkness of the Abyss

DotA, known for its Mineral Afflatus, demands strategic team compositions centered around Star afflatus characters, which get a +20% boost to their stats.

This boss introduces the Eureka bar, helping you identify the boss's mechanics, and has a specific vulnerability to Genesis damage.

Strategy & Mechanics

Bring characters like 37, who offers strong Genesis damage. 37 becomes a crucial unit against DotA, especially when supported by characters who can deal with Tentacles to indirectly damage DotA.

Pay close attention to the Eureka bar and DotA's cleansing ability. Avoid relying on debuff-heavy strategies due to DotA's end-round cleanse.

Prioritize maintaining damage on DotA every round to prevent it from gaining Sturdiness, significantly affecting your damage output.

The primary challenge in the fight against DotA revolves around managing the Frostbite effect.

This mechanic targets the two characters with the highest HP every two rounds, applying 2 stacks of Frostbite, which can accumulate to 5 stacks, resulting in Freeze and significant damage once it concludes.

DotA's ultimate attack gives 5 Frostbite stacks instantly. You can counter Frostbite by performing two actions in a single round to remove stacks.

Additionally, DotA's Tentacles can inflict Frostbite, but eliminating one can reduce the risk of accumulating Freeze.

When DotA's Eureka is full, it activates a shield phase, where failing to destroy the shield within 3 rounds leads to the removal of all buffs from your team and a powerful AoE attack followed by Freeze.

In Endless Mode, DotA and its Tentacles receive a buff after their ultimates that lessen the damage they take, which cannot be dispelled. Correctly timing attacks or preventing the execution of most ultimates through mechanics like Silence or reducing Moxie is crucial.

During this mode, Frostbite stacks are doubled per attack, applying 4 instead of 2, making it crucial to manage this debilitating effect.

Example Team for Darkness of the Abyss

Primary Damage Dealer: 37 is indispensable for her potent Genesis damage, which DotA is particularly vulnerable to. Her abilities also allow for significant damage buffs to allies, making her an irreplaceable carry in this fight.

Support: Characters that can handle the Tentacles while providing buffs or control are critical. A character like Voyager can offer both utility in dealing with Tentacles and additional buffs to the team.

Healer: Tooth Fairy, known for her high healing output and critical debuffs, fits perfectly. Her healing abilities ensure longevity, while her debuffs can significantly enhance the team's overall damage output against DotA.

Utility/Additional DPS: Adding a character that can alternate between damage and support, such as Baby Blue, can offer flexibility. Baby Blue's debuffing capabilities can further weaken DotA, making it easier for 37 to land heavy hits. Other viable secondary DPS are Lilya, Regulus and Charlie.

Marsh Creation

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MC, with its Beast Afflatus, shifts the battle dynamic towards Mineral-oriented teams.

Unlike DotA, MC doesn't have highly specific mechanics but emphasizes the use of shields and managing Counter states.

Strategy & Mechanics

During the battle with MC, characters with Mineral and Beast afflatus enjoy a stat boost of +20%.

The effectiveness of Shield effects is enhanced, significantly reducing damage and making support characters with shielding skills and passives more effective.

MC enters a Counter state every two rounds, where any attacks against it trigger Corrosion on the attacker, a potent damage-over-time effect that is particularly deadly in Endless runs due to its scaling damage.

Outside of this state, MC is more vulnerable, suffering 40% more damage.

Additionally, at the end of each round, MC gains two random buffs that can increase its damage output by 10% for each type of buff it has, including Stats Up, Status Pos, or Counter.

Characters capable of consistently dispelling these buffs are crucial for minimizing MC's damage increase. These buffs are removable with level 2 or 3 Health/Counter/Buff cards.

MC also has the ability to enhance its defenses, increasing its Reality DEF initially and then its Mental DEF if the buff is already active. As MC's health decreases, these buffs intensify making dispelling the key to defeat it.

In Endless Mode, MC inflicts 20% additional damage to characters not under Shield or Counter effects, emphasizing the need for characters who can frequently apply these statuses to diminish the high damage output MC is capable of.

Example Team for Marsh Creation

Primary Damage Dealer: Kaalaa Baunaa excels against MC due to her high single-target damage. Her ability to stack Planets and unleash devastating Ultimates can significantly dent MC's HP.

Support with Dispel: Pickles serves as a great support, providing not just a potent DMG Dealt buff but also the ability to dispel MC's Counter effects, which is pivotal in managing MC's dangerous states.

Healer: Considering MC's punishing damage output, a healer with a strong shield or damage mitigation ability is crucial. Balloon Party, with its ability to apply shields and heal, can be indispensable for surviving MC's attacks.

Flexible Support/DPS: For additional flexibility, incorporating a character like Sonetto can offer both offensive and defensive capabilities. Her buffs can boost Kaalaa Baunaa's damage while providing some cushion against MC's attacks. Other characters like Tooth Fairy or Ms.NewBabel would also be a good choice.

Gold in the Cave

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Gold in the Cave presents a unique challenge with its Intellect Afflatus disadvantage, making it a versatile boss in terms of team composition.

The key to defeating it lies in frequent Ultimate ability usage and effective debuffing.

Strategy & Mechanics

All allies benefit significantly from a 30% increase in damage dealt and receive a 10% Max HP heal for the ally with the lowest HP percentage after using an Ultimate. This mechanic favors characters that can frequently use their Ultimates to both enhance damage output and sustain health.

Characters gain an additional Moxie and experience a 20% damage healing effect for two rounds if the boss is afflicted with at least two Stats Down, Neg Status, or if the enemy units are under Control. This mechanic is key for support characters who specialize in debuffs, notably 6, who benefits from an Afflatus advantage and his debuff capabilities.

GitC's damage output increases by 15% if it's not affected by Stats Down or Neg Status, and its penetration rate also rises by 15% if it has 3 or fewer debuffs. This dynamic encourages consistent application of debuffs to mitigate GitC's offensive capabilities.

When GitC is about to be hit by an Ultimate, it sheds its unique buffs, which makes characters capable of rapidly cycling their Ultimates a game-changer for this fight.

If any of GitC's unique buffs accumulate to five stacks, the duration of their Disarm effect doubles, lasting for two rounds instead of one.

In Endless Mode, GitC applies a Dispersion debuff at the round's end to your whole team, diminishing their Incantation Might.

This debuff persists until a character uses an Ultimate, making frequent Ultimate usage for both offensive and defensive strategies the cornerstone of the fight.

Example Team for Gold in the Cave

Dual Carries: Bringing both Melania and Kaalaa Baunaa can create a powerhouse DPS duo capable of ramping damage quickly. Melania's Fixed Plan and Kaalaa Baunaa's Full Moon stacking make for a non-stop assault on GitC. A decent alternative if you lack any of those top-tier DPS is A Knight.

Debuff Specialist: 6 is almost tailor-made for this fight, with his ability to frequently cast Ultimates and apply a wide array of debuffs, keeping GitC's buffs in check and enhancing the team's survivability and damage.

Healer/Support: Given the high damage output needed, a healer with additional buffs or debuffing capabilities is ideal. Necrologist stands out for her unparalleled +DMG Dealt buff and her ability to dispel, providing both healing and a significant boost to the team's damage potential.

Final Thoughts on Conquering Raids

Mane’s Bulletin offers a complex and rewarding challenge within Reverse: 1999, requiring you to dive deep into strategic planning and team optimization.

By understanding the mechanics of each boss and leveraging the strengths of your characters, you can get the highest rank and reap all significant rewards.