This is a basic beginners guide for Black Clover: Phantom Knights. Josh goes over the various things you need to know about the game, ranging from enhancing characters to farming.
A big thanks to JoshVerse for the information in the video above.
Dupes and Evolution
This is a guide completely dedicated to character development from what I’ve learned so far from both the Japanese players and from my own personal experience since playing the game. So, the first thing that you really want to know is:
- how to enhance your character
- make the character stronger
- increase its level
- how to evolve a character from 3/4/5/6 stars
So, let’s say you’ve been playing story mode for a bit and you’re further along but you’re getting stuck on some stages and you’re unsure how to better your characters.
The first thing you want to do is go to the menu then to Brigade and to Enhance Character. Once you’re in the Enhance Character page you can see the characters you own and the ones that are locked.
In the video, you’ll see the character Mimosa who is a level 51 character with 8805 GP. GP stands for “Grimoire Points” and they’re very important for increasing the durability and usability of all of your characters. You want to have as much GP as possible because it’s the EXP stand-in for this game and used to progress your character.
Every character has a Grimoire Board that GP is used on and each spot on the board takes a different amount of GP to open. Each spot has a different stat attached to it from things like HP and DEF to LUCK and WIS.
Every spot on the board costs a different amount of GP but when you unlock them the stat attached to that slot is applied to your characters based stats. There are four sections of Grimoire Boards for every character ranging from three-star to six-star.
If you are using a 3 star character then their 3 star board will be unlocked for you to go through but everything above 3 star will be locked. Whereas if you have a 5 star then everything below 5 star is unlocked from the beginning. This lets you access the 3 and 4 star boards on your 5 star characters as soon as you get them.
I would recommend doing the 3 star board first on a character and then working your way up from there. All the stats add up so it’s helpful and once you hit four stars you’ll have to worry about AB slots and the materials needed for them.
3 stars have no AB slots so they are easy to get through but every board above 3 star has a few AB slots. AB slots can only be unlocked by having specific materials listed in their description so it takes a bit more work to max out four and five-star boards.
Now, to evolve a 5 star character you either need two dupes of that character or an item known as Phantom Sheets which takes the place of a dupe character. But you need eighty Phantom Sheets so it’s highly recommended you only use them on really strong characters and limited units.
So, do not use them on 3 or 4 stars and only use them on really strong or limited 5 stars. That way you’re not chasing dupes from banners and risking everything on the chance of getting the same character. Especially for free to play players.
To evolve a character it’s going to cost gold as well as completing their Grimoire Boards. So it takes a bit of investment but maxing out and evolving your best characters are worth it.
So that’s how you enhance and evolve your characters. And doing this will build up to your 5 man team and determine if you should go into more difficult stages later on down the line.
Next up we’re going to talk about the areas that you can get some materials for the AB slots on the Grimoire Boards. To see your materials head to Brigade then go-to items to see a list of all your materials and sheets you have in your inventory.
In your sheets, you can see how many dupe characters you have to work towards evolving your characters. And to evolve from a star rank to another it does cost that amount of gold to do so.
- 3 to 4 Star -> 3000 gold
- 4 to 5 Star -> 12,000 gold
- 5 to 6 Star -> 40,000 gold
The price of evolution rises each rank so getting your 6 stars will be pricey but worth it in the end.
On the materials screen, you can select an item and see what it is and their description. So it’s a good idea to check your material list often to see what you have and what you don’t.
Now, as for the areas to obtain the materials needed for those AB slots. One of the areas you can go to is in the Honing Gates which you will need keys for.
There are different gates here such as the Enhanced Grimoire Gate, the Training Gate, the Treasure Gate, the Enhanced Relic Gate, and the Enhanced Knight Gate. So, if you use one of the gates you can get some of the materials from it but getting keys can be difficult if you don’t know how to get them often.
Another area to use is to Deploy. In this area, you can deploy a select team to a quest and if they succeed they’ll return with materials for you. But to Deploy characters to certain places you have to have beaten that area in the Quests.
So if you have not beaten one area in the Quest section then it will be locked in Deploy. So, you’ll want to progress through Quests a bit in order to unlock the right areas for you to Deploy to.
Above each area, you’ll see icons that show things like characters or relics. These let you know which area will help you work toward a specific thing such as a specific character or a relic type. So be sure to keep an eye on which Quests you’ve beaten and which ones you need to focus on.