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Dislyte Desolate Lands Guide and Teams

The Dislyte Desolate Lands update brought some massive changes to the game. Not only introducing new Espers and a new event but also more music for the DJ Contest and an entirely new game mode with accompanying missions to guide progress!

However, the most interesting is of course the addition of the new Dislyte Desolate Lands game mode. To help players get to grips with all the aspects of Desolate Lands, we have brought you this guide which will help you maximize the rewards you can gain.

Desolate Lands Entry Requirements

Desolate Lands is only open to Squad Lvl 50+ users and therefore if you are a new player you may have to level a bit more before you can take part. In addition to this, you must have 6 available Espers to challenge the bosses.

Desolate Lands falls under the Trials game mode and can be found in the appropriate menu. To see information on all the other Trials available in Dislyte, check out our Dislyte Trials Guide.

Desolate Lands Bosses

Desolate Lands currently contains 4 bosses, though only three of them are available to fight at the present moment:

  • Shadowgale
  • Shadowstream
  • Shadowfire
  • Shademother

Shadowgale, Shadowstream, and Shadowfire are single-player challenges that you can currently attempt. Shademother is currently unavailable to be challenged but looks like it will be multiplayer.

Desolate Lands Boss Elements

Each of these bosses is tied to a particular element. This also means that they all have particular challenges and require different tactics to tackle them. The elements for each boss are as follows:

  • Shadowgale – Wind
  • Shadowstream – Flow
  • Shadowfire – Inferno
Dislyte Desolate Lands Bosses

Here, you can see the bosses and their elements through their associated colors. The Shademother doesn’t seem to have a particular element, which might be a clue as to what it will end up being!

Challenging the Desolate Lands Bosses

When challenging these bosses, you can choose up to 6 Espers. You must assign them to either the front or back row depending on whether or not you want them to bear the brunt of the damage.

This is a unique setup for Dislyte, and it allows your most important Supports and healing Espers to have an additional layer of protection when participating in Desolate Lands.

Along with this, you can select which of your Espers’ Captain Ability is activated regardless of their row. Of course, each attempt costs stamina however during certain events this cost can be reduced.

Desolate Lands Teams Guide

When taking part in the Dislyte Desolate Lands, the aim is to get the highest score possible. However, they are very powerful and it can be difficult to get a good score, especially if you have only just opened up the game mode. Thankfully, as outlined above, each Desolate Lands Boss is associated with a specific element which means there are some easy tactics we can employ to counter them.

Shadowgale Desolate Lands Team Guide

Dislyte Desolate Lands Shadowgale Guide

The Shadowgale Desolate Lands Boss is associated with the Wind Element. As is outlined in our Dislyte Element Guide, Wind is weak against the Inferno Element and strong against the Flow Element.

With this considered, you should send more Inferno Espers at the Shadowgale Boss, and especially try to avoid using Flow Espers! In addition, you should place 3-4 Suppor or Controller Espers at the front with the remaining slots filled with DPS Fighter Espers at the back.

In terms of the Shadowgale’s abilities, Roaring Nimbus is usually its third attack which inflicts all Espers with Wind Chain. These are then detonated on the next turn by Rolling Dust Storm causing huge damage with bonus damage to the front line. After Rolling Dust Storm is used, the Shadowgale will be stunned for one move.

Wind Chain can be dispelled by dispelling or granting buffs, and therefore Espers that can do this should be a priority pick. Dispelling Wind Chain stacks also grant you Petals during the stun phase which increases your score multiplier. Lastly, the Shadowgale cannot be debuffed, so avoid Espers which have a focus on this.

Putting this all together, some Espers that can work well against the Shadowgale are listed below. Of course, this list is not exhaustive and you will have to get creative with the Espers you have available to you. Follow the links to see a detailed guide and build for each Esper.

Shadowstream Desolate Lands Team Guide

Dislyte Desolate Lands Shadowstream Guide

The Shadowstream Desolate Lands Boss is associated with the Flow Element. As is outlined in our Dislyte Element Guide, Flow is weak against the Wind Element and strong against the Inferno Element.

With this considered, you should send more Wind Espers at the Shadowstream Boss, and especially try to avoid using Inferno Espers! In addition, you should place 3 Suppor or Controller Espers at the front with the remaining 3 slots filled with DPS Fighter Espers at the back.

The Shadowstream Desolate Lands Boss has unlimited HP and players must fight enough turns to get the final victory. Shadowstream cannot be debuffed, so avoid Espers that have a focus on this.

Burst Nimbus is the third ability that is used by the Shadowstream Boss and it damages all enemies while also inflicting them with Venom Smear stacks. Next, the Boss will use its Impact Storm ability, which detonates the Venom Smear stacks for additional damage. It is stunned after using this ability.

To counter this, you need to use Espers which can clear the Venom Smear stacks by using dispels are applying buffs. The more you clear, the less damage its Impact Storm ability will do. In addition, you gain Shadow Flower Petals for dispelling the Venom Smear stacks which increase your score multiplier during the stun phase.

Putting this all together, some Espers that can work well against the Shadowstream Boss are listed below. Of course, this list is not exhaustive and you will have to get creative with the Espers you have available to you. Follow the links to see a detailed guide and build for each Esper.

Shadowfire Desolate Lands Team Guide

Dislyte Desolate Lands Shadowfire Guide

The Shadowfire Desolate Lands Boss is associated with the Inferno Element. As is outlined in our Dislyte Element Guide, Inferno is weak against the Flow Element and strong against the Wind Element.

With this considered, you should send more Flow Espers at the Shadowfire Boss, and especially try to avoid using Wind Espers! In addition, you should place 3 Suppor or Defender Espers at the front with the remaining 3 slots filled with AoE Fighter Espers at the back.

The Shadowfire Desolate Lands Boss has unlimited HP and players must fight enough turns to get the final victory. Shadowfire cannot be debuffed, so avoid Espers that have a focus on this.

Flamelight Wheel is the third ability that is used by the Shadowfire Boss and it damages all enemies while also summoning 8 Fiery Eyes to assist in battle. Next, the Boss will use its Burning Dust Storm ability, which attacks all enemies and causes all remaining Fiery Eyes to attack. It is stunned after using this ability.

To counter this, you need to use Espers which can kill the Fiery Eyes before they are able to attack. This will require Fighter Espers with AoE abilities so they can attack all Fiery Eyes at once. In addition, you gain Shadow Flower Petals for killing the Fiery Eyes which increases your score multiplier during the stun phase.

Putting this all together, some Espers that can work well against the Shadowfire Boss are listed below. Of course, this list is not exhaustive and you will have to get creative with the Espers you have available to you. Follow the links to see a detailed guide and build for each Esper.

Desolate Lands Rewards

Dislyte Desolate Lands Rewards

The rewards you get from challenging Desolate Lands Bosses are based on the total damage you’ve inflicted on them. The higher your rating, the better the rewards. These rewards include the following:

  • Boost Stones – Used for boosting Relics of any level. This increases a Secondary Attribute of a given Relic by a certain amount.
  • Crystal Diamonds – These are used as an input material in the Fusion of rare Espers.

Boost Stones can only be used with Relic Sets and Attributes that they’re compatible with. Better Relics will give your Espers much more power and see you leveling them even faster. Each Desolate Lands Boss will drop Boost Stones that are compatible with specific Relics as outlined below. It can be a good idea to target the Boss which has Boost Stones you are after.

BossBoost Stones
ShadowgaleHades
Abiding Panacea
Ocean Waves
Fiery Incandescence
Sword Avatara
Adamantine Boost
ShadowstreamHammer of Thor
Tyranny of Zeus
Astral Witchcraft
Immedsus Peak
The Enchanter
The Light Above
ShadowfireWar Machine
Wind Walker
Snow Dowager
Master Grove
Stoneveins
Apollo’s Bow

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