Theatrhythm Final Bar Line is a fantastic title from Square Enix that boasts the storied history of music heard in the Final Fantasy series as well as their stand-alone JRPG titles. Summons are an iconic part of the Final Fantasy mythos, and Theatrhythm Final Bar Line implements this by using the Summonstones of iconic characters like Ifrit, Shiva, and Bahamut, among others.
Summonstones are special and powerful loot that you can receive from enemies, either through monster drops, stolen loot, or by collecting enough Rhythmia points. They can grant you an advantage in the stage, but they can also give you some powerful passives such as higher experience, better trigger damage, and even regenerating burst points to give you an edge in multiplayer.
They’re quite elusive, so here’s a quick guide on how to farm Summonstones in Theatrhythm Final Bar Line!
Theatrhythm Final Bar Line – How to Farm Summonstones
Summonstones are quite rare, but there are a few things we can do to beat out the odds as we go through music stages. Theatrhythm Final Bar Line defines items and treasure chests differently. Treasure chests measure monster drops and Items are actual items that are not Summonstones and Collectacards. So while it is tempting to add Steal and Mug, you’re just mudding the RNG by adding Items to your total loot.
Since it’s really a matter of RNG, we can always improve our chances right from our party composition, remembering to maximize your yield by putting members who are designed to actually collect Summonstones. Yuffie (FFVII) and Paine (FFX-2) are the best ones for these because they have a unique skill that improves Summonstone collection — All Creation and Ice Brand.
To round off your party, you can set aside two Hunter characters that have a high luck stat, a collect Summonstone skill (Discerning Eye or Rare Summoner), and a skill to improve treasure chest drops. I’ve found two characters that can do this: Fran (FFXII) and Zidane (FFIX). With Thievery and Shatterheart, they can improve treasure chest collection while aiding the party with Summonstone collection.
Now once you have your party, boost them to level 99 and increase their Luck to S-rating, which is 300 Luck or higher. The best stage to farm would be Battle Music Stages as you can go through more enemies. Equip a Summon that grants 15% Trigger Damage improvement to help you clear out more mobs. At the end of the fight, you’ll probably get a rare summonstone.
You can also refine your team even further by removing all other collection skills for items and Collectacards to improve your haul. While there is really no guarantee, you can achieve a bit of consistency with your haul. In five runs, I received two rare and two regular Summonstones, and one with no yield at all. Remember, RNG is a cruel mistress.
You can also use a Mog’s Charm as a way to track progress. That way, if you receive two drops from one enemy, you can ascertain if that drop is a card or a Summonstone. It’s an expensive way to track yields, and personally, I’d rather save those items for collecting Collectacards.
And there you have it, a way to farm those elusive Summonstones in Theatrhythm Final Bar Line!
Theatrhythm Final Bar Line is now available on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.