SaGa: Emerald Beyond - United Attacks Guide and Effects
A guide and an overview of United Attack, detailing the uses and benefits of the game mechanic.

How to Use United Attacks

Link party members' actions on the timeline according to their turn orders.

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United Attacks can be activated by linking party members' Techs, Spells, and actions.

Every Tech and spell has a set range of unity. Keep in mind that some skills are ineligible for usage in United Attacks.

Both the Tech screen and timeline are shown at the bottom of the battle screen.

The United Attack will activate despite using Techs and Skills on different targets.

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United Attacks will be launched even if the targets are different enemies if unity ranges coincide on the timeline.

Additionally, the United Attack will still be carried out no matter the Techs' or skills' areas.

Elements that Prevent United Attacks' Activation

An enemy is in between the characters on the timeline.

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United Attacks will be instantly canceled if there is an enemy between two characters, regardless of whether their tech unity ranges coincide on the timeline.

To prevent this, you should carefully plan out the turn orders in which you will act to allow your allies to launch United Attacks.

A party member who is taking a non-unity action is between the characters on the timeline.

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If a guarding ally or any ally that is taking an unlinkable action is present between party members, the United Attack won't activate.

Take a look at the example shown below.

Character A (Attack) → Character B (Defense) → Character C (Attack)

This is an example that will not activate United Attacks because of the unlinkable action between the party members. Even if Characters A and C's Techs and skill ranges coincide, the United Attack will not occur.

Unity range can be expanded by defeating enemies using United Attacks.

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The enemy's move range will be given to your party members whenever they defeat an enemy using United Attacks.

Because of this, you have the chance to activate United Attacks despite the timeline's order not being arranged to link your party members' actions.

Use weakened monsters to maximize United Attacks.

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Use weakened enemies to launch multiple United Attacks. To do this, end your turn rather than using it to eliminate weakened enemies. By doing this, you will be able to take enemies' unity range, increasing the likelihood of launching United Attacks one after another.

Additionally, you will receive a kill bonus whenever you use United Attacks to defeat an enemy, which will speed up the accumulation of Combo Rate.

But be advised that it might be challenging to foresee the turn order for the following turns, and you might find yourself receiving unnecessary damage from enemies. For this reason, be careful not to overuse this strategy if there are other effective ways to get the win or control of the battle.

United Attack Effects

Boosts Combo Rate and damage.

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By using United Attacks, you will be able to deal more damage in battle and raise your party's combo rate at the same time. Higher Combo Rates also increase the likelihood of an Overdrive triggering, opening up more effective ways to deliver huge damage.

Increases the chance to trigger Overdrive.

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You can potentially trigger Overdrive if you raise your Combo Rate to a minimum of 150%. You will undoubtedly trigger Overdrive if your Combo Rate is higher than 200%.

Furthermore, more party members will be able to take part in Overdrive the higher your combo rate is.

Decreases the BP cost on the following turn.

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You can lower the BP cost (★) on your next turn by using United Attacks, depending on how your party is arranged (party formation).

Desert Lance and Cooperative Formation are formations that can be used in the early stages of the game.

Completes Mr. S Trials.

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There are Mr. S Trails that include the use of United Attacks. By doing these tasks, you can gain rewards and other useful resources that can help you as you progress through the game.

Combo Rate Bonuses

Increases Unity Bonuses.

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An additional unity bonus will be granted during United Attacks if an ally who was not initially involved in the coordinated attack subsequently participates in the attack.

This happens whenever a party member participates in the United Attack via Interrupts or Follow-ups. Additionally, this can also occur if you join the United Attack by taking control of the enemies' unity range.

Kill Bonus

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Your Combo Rate will increase when you use the United Attack to eliminate an enemy on the battlefield. Doing so will reward you with a bonus that increases your Combo Rate.

Additional unity bonuses might also be granted to you if you have successfully taken control of the enemies' unity timeline.

These bonuses can be acquired through the strategy wherein you kill weakened or low-HP enemies using United Attacks.

Revenge Bonus

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When an ally who was meant to participate in a United Attack becomes disabled or incapacitated before the attack occurs on the timeline, the Revenge Bonus will be earned.

Since this bonus is hard to intentionally activate, it is wise to concentrate on using more reliable tactics and view revenge bonuses as only an additional reward whenever they occur.

Remember that if you have included a low-HP ally in the United Attack, the Revenge Bonus may occur.