Overview and Disclaimer

The purpose of this Reroll Guide is to point new players who are interested in this game’s real-time PvP mode in the right direction. A general overview of each 4★ girl will be provided in hopes of allowing players to make an informed decision and get off to a strong start. Since the metagame in ReLive changes rapidly and is currently very different than it was at launch, information will be provided both on how well the character performed during JP’s launch, and how well they currently fare on JP.

Note that this guide primarily focuses on PvP and not on PvE. Some characters who are extraordinary in PvE may be noted, but do keep in mind the that best PvP girls do not always perform well in PvE. In addition,there were many seasonal events in the Japanese version of the game and it is possible that the event and character release order will be changed in the international version.

Good luck with your rerolls!

Reroll Steps

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There is a banner that guarantees a 4 Stage Girl, where you can keep rerolling the result as much as you want. This banner is only available for 24 hours of starting your account.

There is also a discounted step up banner where the first step costs 1500 gems and the second step costs 3000, but guarantees a random 4 Stage Girl.

The recommended strategy to maximize the number of 4*s you start your account with is:

  1. Do the first step of the step up banner for 1500 gems. If you don’t get a 4, reroll.
  2. Do the second step for 3000 gems for a second 4. Reroll if you don’t get something you like.
  3. Farm another 3000 gems within 24 hours (should be easy by clearing story missions) and pick any 4 girl you want.

Starting with three 4 Stage Girls will be a massive help.

Recommended Rerolls

Long Term

Aruru Ootsuki, Greenhorn Captain

ahoy!

Short Term: ★★★

Long Term: ★★★★★

  • Role: Support

  • Type: Cloud cloud

  • Row: Back back

  • Damage Type: Physical phys

Pros

  • Consistently dominates the PvP ladder. Is on a majority of top teams every season.
  • One of the best 3 APs in the game. Allows her teammates to fill their Brilliance bars faster.

Cons

  • Being a support unit, she requires a squad of good characters (preferably with AoE climaxes) to reach her full potential.
Short Term

Maya Tendou, Sun Nation General

i am a shieldShort Term: ★★★★★

Long Term: ★★★

  • Role: Tank

  • Type: Space space

  • Row: Front front

  • Damage Type: Physical '"

Pros

  • Only 4★ tank available at launch.
  • Superb defensive stats coupled with her barrier-granting and ACT-down abilities make her incredibly difficult to take down.
  • AoE climax

Cons

  • Is outclassed by most 4★ tanks released post-launch, making her long term usefulness questionable.

Yachiyo Tsuruhime, Earth Goddess

survival is overratedShort Term: ★★★★★

Long Term: ★★★

  • Role: Nuke

  • Type: Dream 

  • Row: Back 

  • Damage Type: Special 

Pros

  • Dream typing and high offensive stats allow her to dish out damage faster than anyone else at launch.
  • AoE climax.
  • Trivializes most story missions. Want people to follow you? Set her as your guest and watch your follower count skyrocket.

Cons

  • Dream typing and awful defensive stats means she dies very quickly. Will crumble against AoE teams.

Shizuha Ootsuki, Pirate Queen

ahoy, but sternlyShort Term: ★★★★ 

Long Term: ★★★

  • Role: Defender

  • Type: Flower 

  • Row: Middle 

  • Damage Type: Physical 

Pros

  • 3AP grants dodge to two of her allies, making her incredibly frustrating to fight against.
  • AoE climax.
  • Innate Fortitude
  • Great defenses allow her to protect her backline after the tank falls.

Cons

  • Lacks a Brilliance gain 2AP attack.
  • Multi-hit climax attacks eventually become common, mitigating the usefulness of dodge.

Junna Hoshimi, Musketeer Aramis

smug winkShort Term: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Long Term: ★ ★ ★ 

  • Role: Nuke

  • Type: Wind 

  • Row: Back 

  • Damage Type: Special 

Pros

  • The fastest AoE backliner at launch thanks to her auto skill.
  • AoE climax.
  • AoE 3AP. Excellent for breaking dodges.

Cons

  • Quickly gets powercrept by stronger and faster girls who fulfill her role better.
Can I just stop rerolling, please?

Ichie Otonashi, Ghost Patrol Squad Captain

PEACE signShort Term: ★★★★

Long Term: ★★★★

  • Role: Attacker

  • Type: Wind 

  • Row: Middle 

  • Damage Type: Special 

Pros

  • Versatile. Fits well on most comps.
  • AoE climax.
  • Innate Fortitude

Cons

  • Lacks both the stats and skills to single-handedly win matches.

Hikari Kagura, Musketeer Athos

this is a cool characterShort Term: ★★★★

Long Term: ★★

  • Role: Attacker

  • Type: Cloud 

  • Row: Front 

  • Damage Type: Physical 

Pros

  • 3AP ability only costs 2AP
  • 2AP dodge allows her to sneakily dodge enemy climax attacks.
  • A godsend for PvE events. The excellent damage ratio on her climax allows her to melt bosses.

Cons

  • ST climax
  • Has type disadvantage against the most common tank, Maya
  • Non-tank front row

Akira Yukishiro, Celestial Goddess

*hime sounds*Short Term: ★★★

Long Term: ★★★

  • Role: Disabler

  • Type: Snow 

  • Row: Back 

  • Damage Type: Physical 

Pros

  • Freeze status synergizes well with teams that use non-damaging moves.
  • 3AP allows her to deal with the popular-at-launch dodge-stacking strategy.
  • Innate guts

Cons

  • ST climax
  • Lacks a Brilliance gain 2AP.
I don't care about the PvP meta!

Mahiru Tsuyuzaki, Musketeer Porthos

wally westShort Term★★

Long Term★★

  • Role: Support

  • Type: Moon 

  • Row: Middle 

  • Damage Type: Physical 

Pros

  • Her ridiculous speed stat is seemingly immune to powercreep, as she remains the fastest character in the game even 6 months after launch.
  • 3AP gives a mediocre stat buff to the whole team, but hey, a stat buff is a stat buff.

Cons

  • Group attacks are hard to use early in the game’s life since common team compositions only use one frontliner and one midliner, essentially making her climax single-target.

Karen Aijou, Musketeer d'Artagnan

the heroine? i think?Short Term: ★★

Long Term: ★

  • Role: Attacker

  • Type: Cloud 

  • Row: Front 

  • Damage Type: Physical 

Pros

  • AoE climax

Cons

  • Has type disadvantage against the most common tank, Maya
  • Non-tank front row
  • Lacks a Brilliance gain 2AP.

Kaoruko Hanayagi, Black Lion Nation General

hime-cutShort Term: ★★

Long Term: ★

  • Role: Disabler

  • Type: Moon 

  • Row: Back 

  • Damage Type: Special 

Pros

  • Has a great matchup against Maya thanks to her moon typing and special damage.

Neutral

  • Stun. It’s nice to have and could turn the tide of a match, but is incredibly unreliable. Her slow speed also prevents her from stunning an enemy right before they climax.

Cons

  • ST climax
  • Lacks a Brilliance gain 2AP.
  • Quite possibly the worst pair of autoskills imaginable.

Tamao Tomoe, Ghost Patrol Squad Deputy Captain

the military CAPShort Term: ★★

Long Term: ★

  • Role: Off-tank

  • Type: Space 

  • Row: Front 

  • Damage Type: Physical 

Pros

  • Innate Fortitude

Cons

  • ST climax
  • Non-tank front row
  • Lacks a Brilliance gain 2AP.

FAQ

Q: Should I bother rerolling?

Absolutely. Pulling 4★ characters in this game can be difficult. Assuming the WW version functions similarly to that of the JP version, gacha rates will be poor (1.2% for a 4★ character) and acquisition of the premium currency needed to roll the gacha will be slow. You can reroll as much as you want, so why not get a headstart?

Q: How does rerolling work? Does it take long?

After playing through the tutorial and spending your beginner gems, from the home screen, click on “Other” then “Return the the Title.” On the title screen, click on the “Support” and then “Clear Player Data” buttons. This will allow you to reroll without having to uninstall the game and redownload the data each time.

Q: Are 3★s any good?

See this guide for a more detailed answer.

Q: I spent days rerolling for an account with Maya, Yachiyo and Junna just like you suggested, but I just got destroyed by a team using Tamao! What the heck? This guide sucks!

In the very early stages of the game (the first week or two,) the most important factor for winning isn’t necessarily who you have, but rather how much you’ve leveled what you have. Getting your best characters to 6★s, rank 7, and level 30 bond as fast as possible will be the best way to find success.

Note that there is a feature which allows you to spend stargems to refill your stamina (so that you increase your girls’ ranks faster) and farm extra talent crystal searches (so you can increase their ★ rarity faster,) but this is generally not recommended. Unless you’re aiming to be at the top of the PvP ladder, you should avoid refreshing your resources with gems as the gem costs adds up fast and the time you save leveling up will be insignificant in the long run.

Q: Cool, I got what I wanted from my reroll. Now what should I save for?

It may be risky to suggest anything for two reasons:

  1. The release order may be unpredictable. Many events in the Japanese version were seasonal and it’s possible that characters don’t get released in the same order to avoid having situations like a Christmas event in the middle of summer.
  2. What you save for will largely depend on the needs of your team, as some girls fit better on specific team compositions.

However, many of the game’s most oppressive, strongest units tend to release during the game’s monthly double rate banners known as “Kirafest.” On the Japanese server, the first Kirafest occurred two months into the game’s life and featured our Lord and Savior, Amaterasu Hikari! Since these banners feature both increased rates and powerful units, saving for them is never a bad choice.