There’s a new Research Tree in FFXV: ANE, and it focuses on teamwork. Guild Research gives boosts to the entire Guild! Let’s take a look at the benefits it gives to your entire team.
What is Guild Research?
Guild Research is a tree that is found in the Guild tab, not in the University. There are two different types of researches within this tab; Guild Economic Research and Guild Combat Research. The nodes within these apply to the entire Guild once they are researched. Remember that these increased stats are influenced by the Guild, so if you utilize a smaller Guild (let’s say for double rallies), or go to help another Guild in RvR, your stats will change upon switching over.
How do we complete Guild Research nodes?
Once inside the section, you can choose which research to donate to. Guild Leadership needs to make a decision on which one is most important to your Guild at that time. Once they have done that, they can “star” it as most pressing so that everyone knows which research to focus on. A Guild mail would be a good idea as well.
Once you have determined which research to contribute to, each requires Divine Guild Emblems and Regal Guild Emblems. As the nodes are completed, it requires higher amounts of Emblems to complete the next level. You can donate 10 times every 24 hours. Leaving and joining a new Guild will not reset this limit. Emblems can be obtained in Events or Packs.
Once all the applicable Emblems have been donated, Rank 4 or Rank 5 can start the research. Each research has a timer, and currently, there are no available speed ups for it, so you’ll have to be patient.
What benefit does Guild Research give us?
There are two different sections of research. Each node also has multiple levels (except for a few that are a one-shot). Let’s take a more in-depth look at the options.
Guild Economic Research
This section has everything pertaining to economics. There are some interesting features in this section, such as T6 Elite Cost Efficiency and Guild Monsters.
|Research Node||Benefits||Level 1 Boost||Max Boost|
|Guild Loot Tile Gather Speed||Increases Loot Tile Gather Speed for all Guild Members||50%||200%|
|Guild Dark L2 RSS Prod Bonus||Dark Prod Food/Energy/Stone/Metal/Gil||250,000%||1,000,000%|
|Guild Dark L2 RSS Capacity||Dark RSS Capacity Bonus||750,000%||3M%|
|Guild Loot Tile Gathering||Allows gathering from special Loot Tiles||Allows Gathering||n/a|
|Guild Dark Research Speed||Increases Dark Research Speed and Dark T2 Research Speed||Dark: 75% Infused 50%||pending|
|Guild Dark Construction Speed||Increases Dark Construction Speed and Dark T2 Construction Speed||Dark: 75% Infused 50%||pending|
|Guild Dark Hospital Capacity||Increases Dark Troop and Merc Hosp Capacity||250M||1B|
|Guild Dark Training Speed||Increases Dark Training Speed||13%||50%|
|Guild Maximum Help||Increases the amount of helps you recieve||+1||+10|
|Guild Dark Merc Hospital Capacity||Increases Merc Hosp Capacity||250M||1B|
|Guild Dark Merc Training Speed||Increases Dark Merc Training Speed||13%||50%|
|Guild Dark Healing Speed||Increases Dark Healing Speed||75%||300%|
|Guild MP Recovery||Increases MP Recovery Rate||6,250%||25,000%|
|Guild Dark Training Queue||Increases Dark Training Queue and Merc Training Queue||Dark 250B% Merc 2.5B||pending|
|Guild Elite Level 6 Troop Cost Eff||Increases Elite L6 Troop Cost Eff||12.5%||50%|
|Guild Monster Summons||Allows all members to summon attackable monsters on the map||Activate||n/a|
Guild Combat Research
This section is focused on Combat. This can certainly give the edge on your competition, and help those members who don’t spend as much increase their stats. This tree unlocks the newest troops; Elite Champion, Elite Marauders, and Elite Defenders. Each of these converts a Darkcore troop type (Mage/Cav/Warrior) into a stronger level troop.
These troops are training the Elite Barracks, and require the applicable Dark Core Troop and Dark Elite Armaments. Each one has stats equal to Tier 8 Troops.
|Research Node||Benefits||Level 1 Boost||Max Boost|
|Guild Max Prisoner Receiving Bonus||Increases max prisoners providing bonus||+1 (Mastered)||n/a|
|Guild Core Troop Attack||Increases Dark Warrior/Cav/Mage Attack||35M%||700M%|
|Guild Core Dark Troop Armor||Increases Dark Warrior/Cav/Mage Armor||150M%||600M%|
|Guild Core Dark Troop HP||Increases Dark Warrior/Cav/Mage HP||62.5M%||250M%|
|Guild Fort Dark Defense HP||Increases Fort Dark Defense HP||75M%||300M%|
|Guild Fort Dark Assault Attack||Increases Fort Dark Assault Attack||20M%||400M%|
|Guild Dark City Defense HP and Armor||Increases Dark City Defense HP/Armor||25M%/100M%||pending|
|Guild Dark City Defense Attack||Increases Dark City Defense Attack||50M%||200M%|
|Guild Unlock Elite Defenders L6||Unlocks the ability to upgrade Dark T6 Warriors into T6 Elite Defenders||Unlock||n/a|
|Guild Dark March and Rally Size||Increases Dark March/Rally Size||125M/375M||2.5B|
|Guild Dark Merc & Dark Merc Rally||Increases Dark Merc March/Rally Size||45M/135M||pending|
|Guild Dark Elemental March & Rally Size||Increases Dark Elemental March/Rally Size||30M/90M||pending|
|Guild Dark Troop Bonuses||Increases Dark Attack/HP/Armor||25M%/15M%/35M%||pending|
|Guild Dark Merc Bonuses||Increases Dark Merc Attack/HP/Armor||25M%/15M%/35M%||pending|
|Guild Dark Elemental Bonuses||Increases Dark Elemental Attack/HP/Armor||20M%/10M%/25M%||pending|
|Guild Unlock Elite Marauders L6||Unlocks the ability to upgrade Dark T6 Mage into T6 Elite Marauders||Unlock||n/a|
|Guild Dark March Speed||Increases Dark Troop attack and rally speed||200%/300%||pending|
|Guild Dark Troop Attack with Hero||Increases Dark Troop Attack with Hero||22.5M%||450M%|
|Guild Dark Troop Armor with Hero||Increases Dark Troop Armor with Hero||125M%||500M%|
|Guild Dark Troop HP with Hero||Increases Dark Troop HP with Hero||75M%||300M%|
|Guild Rally Reduction Time||Increases Rally Time Reduction||25%||25%|
|Guild Dark City Assault Attack||Increases Dark City Assault Attack||15M%||300M%|
|Guild Dark City Astral Attack||Increases Dark Astral Attack||10M%||200M%|
|Guild Mount Attack||Increases Mount Attack||7.5M%||150M%|
|Guild Champion Monsters per March||Increases Monsters per march||1||1|
|Guild Dark Crystal Holding Attack/HP||Increases Dark Crystal Holding Attack/HP||22.5M%/15M%||Pending|
|Guild Dark Rally Attack/HP||Increases Dark Rally Attack/HP||22.5M%/15M%||Pending|
|Guild Unlock Elite Champions L6||Unlocks the ability to upgrade Dark T6 Cav into T6 Elite Champions||Unlock||n/a|
Guild Research requires co-operation and communication. It gives benefits to the entire Guild, even those that cannot spend a lot of money. Be sure to grind those events that give Emblems so that your Guild can complete as many Nodes as possible!
Do you have any questions or tips about Guild Research? Let us know in the comments below!