Brave Burst is an important aspect of Brave Frontier that potentially boosts your damage and gets you through the game much easier. In this guide geared towards beginners and intermediate players, we will explain what are the Brave Burst in detail, and give you some guidelines on when and how to level those Brave Burst skills.
With this guide, you will know everything that there is to know about BB, the different types of BB, and where to farm for the right BB fodders for your BB leveling. Please check out our mobile game guides list for more guides written for Brave Frontier! The BB leveling is very closely related to our Fusing and Evolution guide, so please check them out as well.
Effect of BB Level
Brave Burst Level of your character cards will enhance the BB skills casted. Depending on the skill type, leveling BB has different effects to your skills. Note that higher BB level does not increase activation rate during arena fights.
The brave burst level effect of attack type skills adds around 15% incremental damage when maxed. Although 15% does not sound alot, it can be stacked with leaders skills which make it a little more significant.
It also increases the probability of procing any status ailment effects for attack skills with it.
Higher BB level increases the amount of HP healed.
Raising BB level increase the effective of buff.
How to Raise Your Brave Burst Level
There are three types to the different Brave Burst skills: Attack, Heal, and Buff. The Brave Burst or BB Level is raised when you fuse monsters of the same type. What you will have to do is to look at the Brave Burst type of the two character cards to make the decision.
BB Level Chance and Progression
The BB leveling chance decreases significantly as you go up in level. Below is an “estimated” chance that we observed through playing.
1 > 2 = 15%
2 > 3 = 13%
3 > 4 = 11%
4 > 5 = 9%
5 > 6 = 7%
6 > 7 = 5%
7 > 8 = 3%
8 > 9 = 2%
9 > 10 = 1%
How Many Fusion Cards to Use and BB Level
The BB Level up chances is calculated at “per card”. This means that in terms of strict Brave Burst leveling, using 1 card is exactly the same as using 5. It also means that you can potentially obtain more than 1 BB level if you fuse more than 1 card into the base (with luck).
However, it is best practice to always fuse 5 cards at the same time. This is mainly done for economical reasons. The Brave Frontier Zel cost for card fusion raises as your character levels up, thus, it is better to pump 5 cards at the same time so that each of the fuse are calculated at cheaper Zel cost.
Cards Without Skills
Metal Gods or any unit without skills do not have chance of raising the BB level.
BB Leveling Factors
Below are some of the key points to remember for your BB grinding.
1. Using same Element as the base card boost the BB level up chance.
2. Rarity matters a little, but too little to be significant.
3. Level of card does not matter.
Burst Frog Notes
Burst Frog are usually offered as event rewards, these units will give an definite BB level up when fused with another. You should always use it during the last stages of BB fusing since the chance of getting that last level up is the least.
The Brave Frontier Burst Frog can be used to boost all BB’s including the SBB.
When to Raise Your Brave Burst Level
The timing of when you should starting grind Brave Burst farming depends on the needs of your team. There are a few important factors to keep in mind.
Avoid Maxing BB Level on non-final evolution forms
Attempting to max out the BB level of your is more or less an end game type of thing. Thus, although you should still try to level up BB through normal character leveling and fusing, you should not place too much effort into BB max leveling. In addition, you should not attempt to max out BB level for any non-final evolution cards.
The timing of your planned evolution
At the time of writing this guide, evolved cards will have their Brave Burst (BB Level) halved (rounded down)when they evolve. For example, a level 4 BB level would become 2 when they evolve. This means that if you plan to evolve a certain character card soon, it is better to focus your BB leveling with another character first.
The BB leveling of the rest of your team
You generally should not grind two characters of the same BB type at the same time. This is because you would run at lower efficiency by needing double the cards, it is much better to focus grinding the BB level of individual types. rather than trying to level 2 cards of the same type.
The Level of Your Character
The level matters since BB leveling requires regular fusing which costs more ZEL as you level up. As such, if your goal is to conserve Zel while boosting up the BB level, start taking note of your BB level at as early as level 1.
It should be noted that you can still fuse cards into your maxed level card. The max level card can still gain potential BB chances to rank and level up.
Where to Farm Cards for BB Level Grind
Below are some quick guidelines on the best places to farm your BB level feeder cards. We will list out the different areas by the Brave Burst types:
BB Damage Type Feeder Card Farming
Mistral – Adventurer’s Prairie – Start of Adventure
Any types of Slimes can be used for Damage BB grinding. You can farm healing items while getting BB leveling units.
Mistral – Cave of flames – Wielder of fire
You can get up to 5 units drop in this area.
BB Healer Type Feeder Farming
Morgan – Nocturnal Forest – Earth Shattering Spear
Farmable units: Fairy and Claris. If you wish to farm Guardian eyes.
Morgan – Nocturnal Forest – All levels
Farmable healing BB level: Fairy and Claris. If you do not need to farm Guardian eyes, other levels are more energy efficient.
Goddess of War – St Lamia: Secluded Sanctuary
Feeder Units – Maria and Mimir
Goddess of War – St Lamia – Blood Forest and Frail Spirit of the Forests
Fairies drop often in this stage. Great to run when you have the 24 hour 1/2 energy event.
Support BB Type Feeder Grinding
Mistral – Forest of the Beast – Puppeteer of the Trees and Shadowy Forests
Feeder units – Mandragora
St Lamia – Blood Forest – The World Tree/Maiden of the Tree’s
Feeder units – Polevik
Lancia and Elimo are regarded Healers.
Super Brave Bursts
Super Brave Burst or SBB are a special feature available only to the 6 Star units. They are a more powerful version of the regular Brave Burst. On top of the damage dealt, they generally provide an additional buff to your team.
This special attack requires two charges of the BB gauge in order to be usable. To use it, hold down on the unit’s BB Gauge and swipe right when it becomes available.
The units that can unlock SBB currently are: Holy Flame Vargas
Holy Ice Selena
Holy Earth Lance
Holy Thunder Eze
Holy Light Atro
To unlock the SBB, you first have to level the BB to 10. Then you can enable the ability to use and level up the SBB as well.