Tokyo Afterschool Summoners' uses a battle system similar to a very basic turn-based strategy game. All information about it can be found on this page.
Battle Screen Summary
|1. Menu Button||Pulls up a basic menu that lets you quit the current battle.|
|2. Battle Speed||Change the battle speed, from 1x to 3x.|
|3. Area Name||Location of the battle|
|4. Element Cycles||Summarizes elemental weaknesses. See below for more info.|
|5. Phase Number||Shows which phase you are currently on. Most battles consists of 4 phases.|
|6. Unit List||Shows all of the units you currently command. You can have 2 more in reserve if any fall to 0 HP.|
|7. Unit Info||Shows unit's HP, Charge level, Weapon type and element, as well as their name.|
|8. Unit Status||Shows any Buffs or debuffs on the unit. Debuffs are displayed in blue and buffs in red.|
|9. Support Unit||Unit borrowed from a friend or a random person online before starting the battle, friend's unit can gain cp whereas random's unit cp is locked.|
|10. Timer||Shows amount of time you have once you start moving a unit until the end of your turn.|
|11. Danger Area||Any square marked in red belongs to the enemy. Your units cannot move here.|
|12. Safe Area||Any square marked in blue belongs to the player. Your units can move anywhere within here.|
Basics of Battle
Most battles in Tokyo Afterschool Summoners requires you to fight a 4-phase battle against CPU-controlled enemy units. The player and enemy alternate turns, starting with the player, moving units around and attacking opposing units until all units on one side are defeated.
- If the player's units are all defeated, you can either fail the battle and quit out or refresh your units at the cost of a Transient Stone.
- If the enemy's units are all defeated, the player moves onto the next phase, or if it is the last phase, finish the battle and collect your rewards.
Each turn consists of two parts: Movement and Attack.
- During Movement, you can move one of your units to another area adjacent to it, including diagonals, so long as it is within the Safe Area.
- During Attack, each of your units will attack any enemy within their attack range in order starting from the topmost unit in your unit list, ordering your units correctly can be important to make the most of skills that activate when attacking. See the Weapons and Elements for more details.
Once both parts have been completed, the turn ends, and the opposing player begins their turn.
Advanced Battle Information
During Movement, it is possible to move multiple units at once. Simply move a unit into a space that another unit occupies, and the two will trade places. By keeping a unit in a central position, it is possible to move many units at once into strategic positions. It is also possible, although difficult, to move a unit two cells away without swapping with another unit and to a diagonally-adjacent cell (For example, moving to the north-east without "touching" the north or east space).
Units with smaller ranges can have trouble hitting enemies in back rows. However, the Danger Area shrinks and grows to however far there are enemies. If you take out all the enemies in the front row, that area can be yours to control if no enemies occupy it at the start of your next turn. Use this to your advantage if you plan on using a lot of Blow or Slash users. Note that enemies can take advantage of this too, so if you need to run and heal, enemies will start to occupy your area.
As a follow up to the above, if you're fighting on a wide battle field with a lot of Blow and Slash enemies, clear out all the enemies on one side, then stick a unit to maintain your safe area, while Shot units pick off all the other units on the other side of the field safely from rows further back. The enemy will have to go across the entire field to damage anything, which is valuable time you can spend killing them for free instead.
Each time one of your units attacks or gets attacked, its CP% raises a little bit. Once it reaches 100%, the following turn that unit will use their charge attack instead of their regular attack. Note that you cannot stop a unit from using its charge attack if its CP is at 100%, so if you want to save it for a later turn, you need to move it to a position where it attacks no enemies. Charge attacks can also have a different range than normal attacks, such as 3* Cusith's charge attack having Magic range, even though his normal attack has Blow range. CP can also be charged from certain status buffs to allow you to use them more frequently.
Buffs and debuffs applied to your units can be viewed in depths by tapping their icon in the team list, you can also check ennemy units by tapping and holding them.
Currently, the game has two stats: HP and ATK. Every unit has their own base stats and a growth curve unique to each stat.
Level and Skill Seed
Seeds are geared towards increasing stats of all variants of a unit.
So far, there's HP Seed, ATK Seed, Level Seed, and Skill Seed.
HP Seed and ATK Seed seeds do not require any special conditions for the unit, while Level Seed requires the unit to be at absolute max level (implies max Limit Break), and Skill Seed requires Skill Level 100.
Sacred Artifact Level
Units have an additional level parameter: Sacred Artifact level, which determines the strength of a unit's charge attack. This value is increased by acquiring duplicate units. Typically, duplicate ☆5s increase this level by 20, ☆4s increase by 5, and the remaining lower rarities merely increases by 1.
Relationships (Affinity Burst)
Relationships between units (Like, Dislike, Love, etc.) can play a role in how you'll clear a quest; moving a unit adjacent to another with a relationship (love/like/dislike/rival) to or from said moved unit will grant buffs to the source of the relationship. Each buff will last for 3 turns.
|+300 HP at the end of turn|
|+10% skill activation rate|
|Small attack up (x1.1 multiplier)|
|+5-7 CP generation at the end of the turn|
- moving Nomad adjacent to Macan will give Macan the Friendship buff (since Macan likes Nomad) and Nomad the Anger buff (since Nomad dislikes Macan).
- moving Gunzo adjacent to Ashigara will grant Gunzou the Friendship buff, but Ashigara won't get any buff.
With the 2018 Valentine's Event, the Boost Function was used via relationships between two units. Similar to this, the Distant Gendarme Event, non-consumed strategies (formations) provided boosts in a manner similar to relationships, but required units to be positioned a certain way.
Weapons and Energies
Each unit wields a certain weapon type and element, which acts as a multiplier on their base damage. Furthermore, each weapon type attacks in a different range. The weapon types, damage multipliers, and ranges are listed below:
Furthermore, energies (attributes, elements) also multiply damage. Attacking an enemy disadvantageous to your unit's energy doubles damage, while attacking an enemy advantageous against your unit's energy halves damage. There are 5 main energies in the game, FIRE, WATER, WOOD, AETHER, and NETHER, with 4 special energies: INFERNAL, VALIANT, WORLD, and ALL-ROUND. Damage multipliers of these energies are listed in the table below:
|Attacking Energy||Defending Energy|
You can view quest information by long-pressing on a quest in the main screen.
With this, you can view:
- quest name
- field size (rows and columns)
- possible item drops
- first completion reward
- possible enemies encountered
beforehand, to determine what team is best for the quest.
|Basic Information||▪ Getting Started ▪ Menu Translations ▪ Card Face Translations ▪ Tips and Tricks ▪ Known Bugs|
|General Game Guides||▪ Battle System ▪ Limit Breaking ▪ Gachas ▪ Familiar Levels ▪ Player Rank ▪ Player Guild ▪ Login Incentives ▪ AR Equipment|
|Catalogs||▪ Familiars / Transients ▪ Mobs ▪ Unreleased ▪ Skill Mechanics and Buffs/Debuffs ▪ Friend IDs ▪ AR Equipment|
|Quests||▪ Main Quests ▪ Free Quests ▪ Daily Quests ▪ Event Quests ▪ Character Quests ▪ Love Quests ▪ Skill Quests ▪ Dungeon Quests|