The Definitive Section ID topic (for Ephinea!)

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Bonsai Trees
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Viridia
Episode 1
Red Saber
Shouren
Heavenly/Power
Red Sword
Sange
L&K38 Combat
V101
Heavenly/Battle
Swordsman Lore
Luminous Field
Red Ring

Episode 2
Asuka
Frozen Shooter
L&K38 Combat
Heavenly/Power
Tyrell's Parasol
Soul Banish
Madam's Umbrella
Madam's Parasol
V501
Yunchang
Heavenly/Power
Nei's Claw
Parasitic Gene "Flow"

Episode 4
Lame d'Argent
Photon Crystal
L&K38 Combat
Lieutenant Mantle
Liberta Kit
Limiter
Dragon Scale
Centurion Ability

Greenill
Episode 1
Frozen Shooter
Shouren
Holy Ray
V101
Kasami Bracer
Monkey King Bar
Heavenly/Arms
Spread Needle
Red Ring

Episode 2
Handgun: Milla
Musashi
Handgun: Guld
V502
Dress Plate
Gal Gryphon's Wing
Musashi
Lavis Cannon
Aura Field
Asuka
D-Photon Core

Episode 4
Cannon Rouge
Photon Crystal
Heaven Striker
Heavenly/Power
Galatine
Dragon Scale
Centurion/Ability

Skyly
Episode 1
Red Saber
Heavenly/Arms
Sange
Chain Sawd
Red Sword
Syncesta
Luminous Field
S-red's Arms
Asuka
Swordsman Lore
Lavis Cannon
Red Ring

Episode 2
Heavenly/Power
Vivienne
Chain Sawd
Daylight Scar
Guren
Sealed J-Sword
Monkey King Bar
Heaven Punisher
Twin Blaze
Zanba
Brightness Circle
Soul Banish
D-Photon Core

Episode 4
Lame d'Argent
Blue Odoshi Violet Nimaidou
Photon Crystal
Girasole
Chain Sawd
Liberta Kit
Blue Odoshi Violet Nimaidou
Dragon Scale
Centurion/Ability

Bluefull
Photon Crystals in Very Hard
Episode 1
Vjaya in Forest 1 & 2 boxes
Heaven Punisher
Holy Ray
Kasami Bracer
Vjaya
Asteron Belt
Vjaya
Lavis Cannon
Monkey King Bar
Heavenly/Battle
Guardianna
DF Shield

Episode 2
Vjaya
V501
Vjaya
Madam's Umbrella
Glide Divine
Tyrell's Parasol
V501
Gal Gryphon's Wing
Yunchang
Zanba
Soul Banish
Psycho Wand
Parasitic Gene "Flow"

Episode 4
Vjaya
Heavenly/HP
Asteron Belt
Photon Crystal
Girasole
Ophelie Seize
Limiter
Lieutenant Mantle
Nei's Claw
Siren Glass Hammer
Dragon Scale
Mother Garb+

Purplenum
Branch of Paku Paku in Very Hard
Photon Crystals in Very Hard
Episode 1
Frozen Shooter
Heavenly/Arms
Lavis Cannon
Psycho Wand
M&A60 Vise
Syncesta
M&A60 Vise
Yasminkov 9000M
Heavenly/Arms
Guardianna
Spread Needle

Episode 2
Yasminkov 9000M
Glide Divine
Heaven Punisher
M&A60 Vise
Dress Plate
V501
Heavenly/HP
V502
Parasitic Gene "Flow"

Episode 4
M&A60 Vise
Heavenly/Battle
Glide Divine
Photon Crystal
V801
Yasminkov 9000M
Ophelie Seize
Dragon Scale
Heaven Striker

Pinkal
Best Barrier/Amplifier hunts for FOs.
Episode 1
Red Saber
Luminous Field
Heavenly/Arms
Lavis Cannon
Holy Ray
Swordsman Lore
Guardianna
Evil Curst

Episode 2
Vivienne
Rambling May
Aura Field
Liberta Kit
Prophets of Motav
Madam's Umbrella
Glide Divine
Asuka
Handgun: Milla
Lame d'Argent
Diska of Braveman
Tyrell's Parasol
Soul Banish
Heavenly/HP
Monkey King Bar
V501
Parasitic Gene "Flow"

Episode 4
Heavenly/HP
Clio
Glide Divine
Photon Crystal
V801
Guardianna
Mother Garb
Slicer of Fanatic
Ophelie Seize
Limiter
Dragon Scale
Mother Garb+

Redria
D-Parts 1.01 in Hard
Episode 1
Heavenly/Battle
Magic Stone "Iritista"
Diska of Braveman
Red Saber
Asuka
Red Sword
Lavis Cannon
Sange
Luminous Field
Kasami Bracer
Heavenly/HP
Spread Needle
Diska of Braveman
Red Ring

Episode 2
Magic Stone "Iritista"
Diska of Braveman
Rambling May
Diska of Braveman
Diska of Braveman
Asuka
Twin Blaze
Brightness Circle
Heavenly/Battle
Soul Banish
Gal Gryphon's Wing
Monkey King Bar
Yunchang
Aura Field
V502
D-Photon Core

Episode 4
Cannon Rouge
Heavenly/Battle
Photon Crystal
Heaven Striker
Slicer of Fanatic
Diska of Braveman
Dragon Scale
Centurion/Ability

Oran
Episode 1
Syncesta
Twin Chakram
Musashi
S-Parts ver2.01
V101
Lavis Cannon
Asuka
Heavenly/Battle
Prophets of Motav
Guardianna
Kasami Bracer
Musashi
DF Shield

Episode 2
Syncesta
Aura Field
Brightness Circle
Daylight Scar
Asuka
Psycho Wand
Wedding Dress
Gal Gryphon's Wing
Twin Chakram
Zanba
Parasitic Gene "Flow"

Episode 4
Invisible Guard
Heavenly/Battle
Blue Odoshi Violet Nimaidou
Slicer of Fanatic
Photon Crystal
V801
Musashi
Twin Chakram
Lieutenant Mantle
Ophelie Seize
Syncesta
Dragon Scale
Lame d'Argent

Yellowboze
Episode 1
Luminous Field
Frozen Shooter
Red Saber
Sange
Red Sword
Holy Ray
V101
Lame d'Argent
S-red's Arms
Swordsman Lore
Guardianna
Heavenly/Arms
Spread Needle

Episode 2
Flowen's Sword (3084)
Diska of Braveman
Daylight Scar
Lavis Cannon
Twin Blaze
Asuka
Lavis Cannon
V501
Galatine
Zanba
Madam's Umbrella
Parasitic Gene "Flow"

Episode 4
Cannon Rouge
Photon Crystal
Heavenly/Power
Girasole
Lieutenant Mantle
Asuka
Galatine
Dragon Scale
Centurion/Ability

Whitill
Episode 1
Red Saber
Frozen Shooter
Diska of Braveman
Handgun: Milla
Shouren
Red Sword
S-red's Arms
Asuka
Handgun: Guld
Red Ring

Episode 2
Rambling May
Diska of Braveman
Thirteen
Diska of Braveman
Diska of Braveman
Diska of Braveman
Guren
Diska of Braveman
Asuka
Diska of Braveman
Diska of Braveman
Handgun: Guld
Lavis Cannon
Wedding Dress
Yunchang
Diska of Braveman
V502
D-Photon Core

Episode 4
Thirteen
Liberta Kit
Photon Crystal
Diska of Braveman
Ophelie Seize
Slicer of Fanatic
Ignition Cloak
Lieutenant Mantle
Diska of Braveman
Dragon Scale
Limiter

Resources:
Ephinea Ultimate Dropcharts
Section ID Weapon Type Frequency

*Changelog*
6-21-16 - Published!
10-21-16 - Added Tier lists @@
4-26-17 - Updating for incoming changes
5-1-17 - more updat
10-1-17 - time to actually fix this
10-8-18 - ayy what is up my dudes who's ready to play mines
8-5-19 - cursed

TODO:
Sleep
 
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Yueru

Low-Tier Memelord
Wew Nice guide, will eliminate me always asking people what ID to be. Thanks anime for your hard work!
 

phantasystarved

worse than a Humar
Logged on to say that this is a fantastic guide and to thank you for writing it. I love to nerd out over drop tables and such, so not only did I find it entertaining in that way but I love your sense of humor, as well!
 

fishhao

Wisest Ramar on Ragol
You should add a section for which class has an easy time hunting certain things i.e. RAngers it tower
 
I guess this http://www.gamefaqs.com/gamecube/516243-phantasy-star-online-episode-i-and-ii/faqs/19337 is a bit obsolete concerning Ephinea but may be still good for the old versions? However, it's missing the secondary finds and deficiencies listed near the end of http://www.gamefaqs.com/dreamcast/472540-phantasy-star-online-ver-2/faqs/15063 I've been wondering about tailoring choices for individual characters such as Oran being better for HUcaseals since they actually wield daggers at a good speed instead of having the vulnerable delays of others. Their accuracy is also closest to Rangers making Purplenum interesting though the partisan/sword deficiency is major downer. I find it interesting that RAcasts gain more ATP than HUnewerals and FOmarls get a little more than RAmarls (though RAmarl has considerably higher max).

I like Viridia for my RAmarl on GC since I like shots and partisans but so far she's just close to beating ep 2 on normal and ep 1 on hard. I gotta check to see if Rangers could use partisans on DC cause the manual lists it as hunter only while I'm using them with her on GC. I thought my v1 L100 Foneweral on DC suffered as Bluefull but then again I did find a Psycho Wand in v1 around L89 when people didn't believe you could find it legitly. I think I heard v2 got better increases per level up from 1 to 100 than v1. I'm not desputing or arguing anything. Just curious about stuff returning to the game after playing DC v1 the most and I remember its rares being a bit obsolete for Ultimate Mode in v2.
 
(Note: I haven't played to end-game yet (only joined about a week or two ago, and is my first time with the PSO series in general) but I've done enough research on PsoBB to know some of the key factors of what's being discussed (hence why I got Skyly with my HUmar the first chance I had, outside of the fact that I like swords (especially since PSO's swords hit multiple enemies))).

From what I can tell, those guides are still good for their respective games, and can also serve as a general guide if you're not going for any specific gear in general. However, even when not taking Ephinea into consideration, Blue Burst adds a lot more items in Episode 4, and some of these items (such as the Smartlink (since I now know why it's listed up there) Battle units, and some other important units and equipment) can REALLY affect how much your chosen Section ID is going to benefit your class (or ruin your class) on the higher difficulties.

For one, if you hope to do more than hit the broad side of a barn every now and then when using a ranged weapon with a Hunter or Force, you're going to want a Smartlink. Yes, HUcaseals can get good dagger drops with Oran and benefit from it since they can properly use them, but know that you're going to have to trade for a Smartlink (or get it with a character/Section ID that can) if you ever plan to use a mechgun (or handgun for a somewhat weaker but more accurate alternative) seriously outside of certain bosses. Though if you only plan to use those for certain bosses (Ep 1. Cave boss immediately comes to mind, since you don't many chances to smack it with a sword), then it doesn't matter AS much (still best to try to get it when you have the opportunity to trade for one). Just be ready to trade for some of the other beneficial/staple items you'll likely need.

Edit: Of course, if you don't plan to play Blue Burst and instead play the earlier Gamecube and Dreamcast versions, none of the above applies (since this guide only applies to Pso Blue Burst (more specifically Ephinea PsoBB), and not the GC or DC versions) except for what I mentioned concerning the guides you linked.
 
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On Ephinea, So far I'm playing mostly a HUneweral I gotta I decide on a section before she hits L20, but I plan to make a HUcaseal, and RAcast, and probably FOmar. Definitely going by this guide mostly for them and one of those hunters will definitely be Skyly on here. RAcast will be purplenum. I want the FOmar to be Yellowboze to fit my design for him, heh heh, but I should probably make him one of the sections this guide lists as Force tier 1. Mostly likely Skyly and Red/Yel/Whit HUnters, Purple RAcast, Bluefull FOmar. Waiting until I get a good Ranger item and a good Force item before making those chars so I can get special L100 mag evolutions such as Bhima, Pushan, and Sato feeding with temporary chars. Or if my choices make those evolutions accessible that'll be just fine.

On Gamecube, which is missing episode 4, I'm playing a Viridia RAmarl and Oran HUcaseal, but also have a L13 Pinkal FOneweral though it looks like Pinkal might have been a bad choice except for finding high level tech disks with my first force. The four player splitscreen offline is a major plus for that version.

I'm definitely taking the details of this guide's descriptions into account and making decisions based on Ep1&Ep2 vs all 1,2,& 4 depending on the version of the game. Thanks for your input too. I'll make sure I play a good section for smartlink a lot on one or two chars.

I pretty done with the Dreamcast versions, except for checking out my old stuff. I remember figuring out all the way back in v1 how to do massive maybe 900 some physical damage with a weak FOneweral. I think I used a spirit weapon that dumped all my TP into the attack. It just wasn't economical to keep filling TP and probably lacked ATA for Ultimate.

Of course here's another thing to throw choices up in the air:
https://www.pioneer2.net/community/threads/battle-mode-rule-2-3-and-6-thread.871/
For Battles 2,3,4,& 6, any new L1 character is fine for Androids. 1&5 you have your char leveled and equipped as is and for all battles it matters what techs a char already has, though their level and everything else is decided for per battles 2,3,4,6.
 
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