A new type of VIP is here, and it brings a whole new series of boosts and quality of life improvements in FFXV: ANE. There are only 20 new levels this time and the costs are a lot lower than most recently released levels.
empyreal • adjective. 1: of or relating to the heavens or firmament: celestial 2: sublime. Examples: Night after night, the comet shone brightly against the empyreal tapestry of the sky.
You can pronounce this word two ways: one is easy (sounds like imperial if you changed the first ‘i’ to an ‘e’) and the other has the word PIE in it (em-pie-REEL). Not knowing how a word is pronounced while reading bothers me so much, so I looked it up. If you’re the same, YOU’RE WELCOME!
*If you would like to hear these pronunciations, check out the Merriam-Webster empyreal definition.
Do you need other levels of VIP?
VIP Benefits Decoded
Here is an explanation of some of the features unlocked by VIP:
Skill Tree Quality of Life Improvements
(Hero Skills, Mastery Skills, Astrals, Mounts, Kings of Lucis, Powers of Skills)
VIP Add Points –
This allows you to add up to 10 points at a time to a single skill node.
VIP Remove Points –
With this feature, you can remove single points from a skill without needing to reset and then re-skill the whole skill tree.
Attack Resistance, Cripple HP, and Armor Piercing will remove that exact number from your opponent’s stats.
Cost Efficiency –
Reduces the cost of a material, such as RSS, research tomes, blueprints, Sigils, and more.
The formula is Original Cost/(1+Efficiency) = Your Cost.
100% Efficiency ends up as a 50% reduction in cost.
Preset Unlocks –
Unlocking this feature allows you to create different Gear presets on your hero screen. Use this to quickly and easily swap gear between game modes.
Royal Dark Stats –
Each 1% Royal Dark stat is equal to 1T% Dark stat of the same type. This is used for troops, Astrals, Mounts, and more!
10,000% Dark Royal Astral Attack = 10KT% Dark Astral Attack
Royal Dark Realm –
These boosts apply anywhere you can fight in Eos except Neutral Cities and player empires. *Note: Neutral Cities are PvE empires like Bandits and Altars and do not mean player cities in Neutral Realms.
***Bonus Tip: If you’re ever confused about what something means in-game, whether it’s some lingo you overheard in your guild or a term used in the blog, there is an Encyclopedia for FFXV: ANE that may help!
What Comes With VIP 430?
There are loads of Royal Dark stats boosts with every level, as well as cost efficiencies for some of the most recently released content. Although you may be more interested in the Quality of Life features like Order of Heroes MP Regen for Titus, Add/Remove Skill Points for Coeurl and Flexutusk Mounts, and even a Preset Unlock for the new hero Loqi!
VIP Benefits Chart
Empyreal VIP Levels 431-450
With the latest VIP levels released, it’s easy to see it’s geared towards the most elite of players. Even though many of the combat boosts from VIP are viable on defense, they might not be enough. Dark Guardian Debuffs, along with two types of Assault stats boosts, will have all but the toughest empires crumbling in their attacks.
If City Assault isn’t enough for you, other Crystal and Royal Dark Realm benefits are included with these VIP levels. To find out where Royal Dark Realm boosts apply, check out the Encyclopedia for FFXV: ANE guide.
Quality of Life and Efficiencies
It wouldn’t be VIP if it included benefits other than combat stats. These 20 levels will also reduce the cost of Dark Pryna and Umbra medals and even Blue and Red Bandersnatch Lv 1 Sigils. Then, to top it all off, you get the ease of skilling the Mounts mentioned above with VIP Add/Remove Bandersnatch Skill Points plus some Clarus Gear Set Presets.
The first few levels of Empyreal VIP 431+ will have some benefits reduced from level 430. So, if those reductions will hinder your combat effectiveness, you should push to level 435, where it starts to increase past the 430 level stats.
- Royal Dark Core Assault (Attack/HP/Armor)
- Royal Dark Earth (Attack/HP/Armor)
- Royal Dark Ice (Attack/HP/Armor)
- Royal Dark Lightning (Attack/HP/Armor)
- Royal Dark Warrior (Attack/HP/Armor)
- Royal Dark Mage (Attack/HP/Armor)
- Royal Dark Cavalry (Attack/HP/Armor)
- Royal Dark Siege Engine (Attack/HP/Armor)
- Royal Dark City Assault (Attack/HP/Armor)
- Royal Dark Troop (Attack/HP/Armor) with Mount
Although it should be easy to level up past these reductions with the availability of Empyreal VIP in the Moogle Market, and the other benefits might outweigh the loss of these stats.
VIP Benefits Chart
Empyreal VIP Levels 451-470
As you level up to VIP 470, you’ll see stats increases in the hundreds of millions, which will make your troops the strongest that they’ve ever been!
These new VIP levels use the same Empyreal VIP points as the last update, so if you’ve been hoarding Empyreal VIP, they are still helpful. However, you will need a lot more than when you leveled up to VIP 450.
- Royal Dark Monster and Mercenary boosts are added.
- There are no increases to Bahamut and Titan. Instead, Ifrit and Ramuh are increased in their place.
Current Feature Benefits
It’s been a while since we’ve had efficiencies for new features released with VIP levels. Snow Aranea was released simultaneously, and when you level up to VIP 451, you get her Order of Heroes MP Regen and up to 100% Snow Aranea Hero Medal Efficiency.
There are also a lot of research Efficiencies and QoL improvements to the Gigantoad and Blue Gigantoad Skill trees.
- Encyclopedia of FFXV: ANE will explain in depth what Efficiencies are and how to calculate them when determining how much it will cost for you to level up.
Remember that all of the increased benefits aren’t always in the ‘Increased Benefits’ section of VIP! For example, most Efficiencies and QoL improvements are at the bottom of the benefits list. However, this handy chart will help you see exactly what you will get when you level up.
VIP Benefits Chart
Should You Get Empyreal VIP?
Since this is a brand new VIP currency, the cost to increase your VIP levels starts quite low! Although the downside is that you do have to have the previous Dark Fury VIP levels maxed out to 410 before you can start using Empyreal VIP points. Most of the time, new VIP packs will have an instant VIP item to get you to that level, so keep your eyes open for that.
There are time-sensitive benefits to VIP that will benefit you the most if you get it early. Keep that in mind when you’re planning your venture through the levels. However, most of the Quality of Life features will be useful at any time!
Empyreal VIP is going to benefit your empire no matter which type of player you are. It’s not a coincidence that VIP has some of the best components that improve our gameplay experiences, such as Presets, instant Gem Removal, and Scout Report sharing. It’s also a great way to increase your strength without increasing power, which is a great thing for players who want to look itty-bitty.
Each level of VIP has some significant jumps in stats, so pushing to the next level will be worth it, so hit those Realm Bosses or buy up the Market whenever possible.
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