I’m sure you’ve heard plenty of times by now how important it is to maintain Burst in God Eater 3, and the leading reason for this are Burst Arts.
What Are Burst Arts?
Burst Arts are special techniques that alter your techniques so long as you have Burst activated. These are reminiscent of Blood Arts from previous entries, but you can now have up to three BAs equipped — one for ground, aerial and step (dash) — at one time — instead of the previous one.
These can be applied to essentially any of your regular attacks, so all you really need to do is find which ones work for you and stick with them. If you do, they’ll eventually increase in power and you’ll unlock new ones to pummel Aragami with.
How Do I Use Them?
Outside of being in Burst, the most important thing to know about using Burst Arts is that they essentially modify a weapon’s base attacks. They don’t need unique button inputs or anything like that — just press the same buttons as you before. For instance, Lunar Rage modifies Moon Storm, so simply press L1+Square to pull it off. Meanwhile, Apocalypse Axe modifies your Raging Moon, so let go of Square after holding on to it for a little while to let it rip.
It’s also worth noting that some of them have special properties which make them particularly potent depending on the situation. For example, Apocalypse Axe does extra damage to an Aragami who has been downed (such as when you break one of their body parts).
How Can I Get More?
In order to unlock more Burst Arts, all you have to do is use the ones you already have. Luckily, the game tells you what Burst Art needs to be leveled up in order to gain a new one, so there’s no guesswork involved. You’ll need to raise a Burst Art to lvl 3 at the most in order to unlock another one.
Though do keep in mind that just like with Acceleration Triggers, you get less experience towards powering up your Burst Arts on lower ranked missions, so don’t think you can farm them in order to quickly level up your BA’s.
Yeah, just one.
On top of unlocking new Burst Arts, leveling them up will result in you learning new Burst Art Effects to further augment your attacks. Each has two different types they can equip, and as you might expect, certain BAs can make better use of them than others. As a rule of thumb, those that can be sustained over long periods of time like Lunar Rage and Moonlight Blade can proc their attached BA Effects several times during their duration.