In this page we look more on the in-game Triple Triad information, such as Rules explanation, Strategy and Progression tips.
Plus – If a placed card has at least 2 sides with equal sums, flip them both (easy visual:)
Same – If a placed card has at least 2 sides with the same value on adjacent cards, flip them both (easy visual:)
Random – Card for the upcoming match are taken at random from your collection (you can exceed number of rares)
Chaos – You are forced to play cards in a random order set after each card is played.
Order – All cards must be played in order of their placement in your deck.
Ascension – upon playing a card with CARDTYPE (ie, Beastmen), all cards with that type get +1 to all stats (in play and in hand). note that the first one played doesn’t increase its own stats. Also, increasing stats that cause a card to trump it’s adjacent card doesn’t flip it.
Triple Triad Progression
First of all, let’s look at the official SE rules regarding triple triads “progression”
- You own less than 30 cards? Only one card with 2 star rating or higher allowed in your deck.
- You own 30-59 cards? No restriction on cards with 2 star rating or lower. Only one card with 3 star rating or higher allowed.
- You own 60 cards or more? No restriction on cards with 3 star rating or lower. Only one card with 4 star rating or higher allowed.
So yeah, owning more cards = getting stronger decks. So how does one begin their Triple Triad journey? Here’s a few suggestions.
New player? Unlock + Elmer farm: Honestly, you can only beat two NPC’s at this point. Triple Triad Master (haha master, huh) and King Elmer III. There are other NPC’s out there you can possibly beat, but these 2 are the best practice dummies. Why is elmer so important? His set rule is “Plus”. You must learn how this works, and how to abuse it. It will be the cornerstone of your TT farming career. Thankfully between these 2 guys, we can get 4 cards. (5)Free cards, (6)Spriggan and (7)Chocobo from TT Master, (8) Godbert and (9)Bahamut from King Elmer III. I can’t stress enough that getting Bahamut will make the rest of your journey a little easier. If you missed chocobo from TT master it’s fine. You can get it in the next step-
Clear out the GS chumps: From here Guhtwint and Jonas are the next beatable chumps. Another 3 come from these guys for a total of (10)Scarface Bugaal Ja, (11)Ixal, (12)Moogle. The only card you “miss” here is Urianger from Ruthwyda – return for this later.
Maisenta & Roger: from New Gridania and Central Thanalan respectively. These guys are weak, and drop some equally weak commons: Maisenta: (13)Sylph, Coblyn (14). Roger: (15)Pudding, (16)Morbol. We’re more than halfway to our first goal!
Cards from encounters: More of a reminder – you can get some cards from dungeons or primals. You do not roll on these, but are directly put into your inventory if you’re lucky enough. While this progression min-guide focuses more on TT-only, keep this in mind.
(enough for now, body hurts!)
Triple Triad Strategy Tips
Adding this very soon!