Just started playing like 4 days ago and i think the game is a blast. I only have like 4 or 5 days to go so i hope i will be able to get karin in time. don't really care about chun li. No SSRs and no light characters/weapons(besides a staff) are probably gonna make this pretty tough though...
EDIT: seems like i don't necessarily HAVE to fight necalli to get all the items i need. probably just makes getting certain things easier. i got like 6 great souls and 3 gold coins and a little under half lesser souls from fighting mostly FANG.
Well I've gotten to a point where I can beat Sagat on hard now but i've beaten him quite a few times and had 0 gold drops
At this point is it worth just using the 1/2 ap on stories continuing with that and just spending my tokens on other stuff from the event?
If you can't really beat the boss on very hard it is just better to go to the story (and farm loyalty for ryu and rashid) and occasional raid battles. My gold mat drop from Hard is like 1 in 6 or 7 battles.
I know the event is ending soon, but this might be useful for beginners/those who still want to reap as much as they can from the event. Disclaimer: I play the JP version of the game so I'm not familiar with English terms used in-game.
FANG (VERY HARD/EXTREME) 2-round battle. All overdrive skills and special skills don't really do much damage, but the poison and venom debuffs deal a fair bit of damage. During the 2nd round, the boss use a special skill at 50%HP with a venom debuff which will probably wipe your team in 2-3 turns. If you're planning to have a drawn-out match, you'll need mount/clear skill.
While it is easy to fill up and decrease the mode gauge, FANG's break duration is very short - he may recover from break status in 1 turn. Be careful if the charge is full during break status. It would be good to have a character like Mimlememel (ミムルメモル) that can extend the break status in your party.
Necalli (VERY HARD/EXTREME) 2-round battle. Since both do not have mode gauges, it will be difficult to avoid his special skills. Fortunately, it's not too heavy hitting, but there are DEF down and Curse debuffs so you might need a Clear/Mount skill.
During the 2nd round, Necalli has special gimmicks at different levels of HP so the lower his HP is, the harder his attacks will hit. 75%HP - Torrent of Power (ATK UP) 50%HP - Soul Offering, multi-hit rampage 25%HP - Unleash true potential You might want to use skills like Blind to mitigate the damage, even for just 1 turn.