All right, Sharena, we've arrived! Welcome to our brand-new Aether Keep!
Wow, Commander Anna, this is incredible! It's... It's really flying!
For a moment, I dreaded to think where you could possibly be taking me on a pegasus all of a sudden, but I never expected something so wonderful.
It's always been a dream of mine to live in a flying castle! Oh, this is like being a princess in a fairy tale!
I'm afraid there won't be time to go to the ball and meet some charming prince, Sharena. This keep is going to be a battlefield!
The Aether Raids will be starting soon! You'll need to learn the rules and get ready for a new way to do battle!
Attack and Defend to Increase Your AR Tier!
In Aether Raids, you'll do battle with rivals from other worlds in maps where you'll either be attacking or defending. Beat your rivals to increase your Lift, which in turn increases your AR Tier. The higher your tier, the more rewards you can earn!
Attacking will consume Aether, which replenishes once per day. You can also gain Aether by destroying Aether Fountains or Aether Amphorae installed in your opponent's keep. Gather up Aether so that you can challenge more opponents and increase your Lift!
Lift at the End of the Season
When the season changes, Lift levels will be reset to the starting value (if you have achieved AR Tier 12 or above). Be aware that once Lift levels have been reset, your AR Tier will go down if you then lose a defensive battle and your Lift decreases.
Use Heroic Grails to Gain Allies!
Available rewards include Heroic Grails, which can be exchanged for Heroes who were exclusive to past events. Exchange Heroic Grails to get allies with desirable skills, or allies who are great candidates for merging.
Use the Auto-Dispatch Feature!
Use the left/right icons next to the Battle button on the main Aether Raids screen to reveal the Auto-Dispatch button. It will take 20 hours for Auto-Dispatch results to come in, but you'll be given weak opponents to fight, and the battle will take place automatically. Take advantage of this feature if you're short on time to play, or if you're not too confident about your team composition.