Been busy lately so wasnt able to post a lot and update this as promised. Here's are some result I did and gathered from my friends:
S class result:
R3 SS + R3 S + R3 S = lvl 58 Dark Road (Lord lolz) S
R3 S + R3 S =lvl 64 Kiel S
R3 S + R3 = lvl 63 Detarteur S
R3 SS + R3 SS + R3 SS = lvl 66 Dark Road S
R3 S + R3 S + R3 = lvl 68 Drake S
SS class results:
R3 SS + R3 = lvl 43 Ifrit SS
R3 S + R3 S = lvl 71 Jirtas SS
R3 + R3 = lvl 68 Jirtas SS
R3 + R3 = lvl 72 Abysmal Knight SS
1.) Can I compound even I dont have diamonds?
YES you can, but the chances of getting S or SS class are very slim. Did twice, Got Detarteur and Drake R4. Using 20 diamonds will significantly increase the chance of getting S or SS. As of today, I havent heard any records of getting no class R4 if you use diamonds. The least you can get is S class.
Compounding cost without diamonds regardless if class S, SS or not:
r1 + r1 = 10,000z
r2 + r2 = (Let me back to you, I lost my notepad! Did this test a couple of weeks ago.)
r3 + r3 = 1,000,000z
2.) Can I compound my r1 merc with r3 merc?
No. You can only compound mercs with same rank. R1 to R1, R2 to R2 and R3 to R3. For this update, we cant (yet) compound R4 + R4 but I recommend to keep them til the next update.
3.) Can I compound using only two mercenaries?
Yes. And my advise is to use only TWO. The third slot is called the "level slot" and should increase the final level of the result mercenary. But if you'll notice, there are some records that combining 2 mercs results to lvl 71 merc and on the other hand combining 3 mercs can result to lvl 58 merc. The system is not working well. At least for now.
Compounding 3 SS mercs doesnt guarantee you an final merc result with SS class. If it is, everyone will do this and no one will gamble to compound 2 mercs. Compare this:
R3 S + R3 S = lvl 71 Jirtas SS AND R3 SS + R3 SS + R3 SS = lvl 66 Dark Road S
It sucks to the person who level up 3 R3 SS mercs.
So again, I suggest use 2 mercs per compound esp if you are planning to spend diamonds.
Thanks igolfy, risend, SHMOO, fd3s, 80085 and AlexiaHailey for sharing me some of your compounding experience!
Post your results here!