Q1: AP wise, which is the best stage to farm? A1: Undoubtedly, Episode 3 is the best place to farm. Lets check out: Ep1 (8AP): 1 Fencer Soul Shard Ep3 (10AP): 2-4 Fencer Soul Shard Ep5 (16AP): 2-7 Fencer Soul Shard Note: (a) only the normal version of the stage; (b) Ep2 and Ep4 does not give Fencer Soul Shards Q2: Ep3 will end when enemy Chloe dies. Is the stage auto friendly? A1: It can be auto-ed although a setup with specific requirement is needed. If you can't meet the required setup, then farm Ep5 instead. Setup Note: Image 1 shows their starting position and respective corresponding slot in the party. Image 2 shows unit has to be in that specific spot in order to reach the right enemies. Image 3 shows Move 5 can reach the Treasure Chest and Vritra Leap reaching the far enemies. Image 4 shows Bombshell can reach those far enemies and there's no need for Move+1 (if you are using Albea) so any Machinist will do. Slot 1: should have at least 5 Move (ex: Ninja) and should have higher Agi than Slot 2 and Slot 4. if your unit don't have the capability to kill the farther enemy, Slot 2 or 4 should be a killer (see Slot 2 & 4 for what needs to bring) Slot 3: should have 4 Move and should have higher Agi than Slot 2 and Slot 4. have the capability to kill the Water Mandragora and Balloon Momonga both at the same time. lesser Move (like 3) will deny your unit the angle to attack while greater Move (like 5) will make your unit attack the northern enemies instead our desired target Slot 2 & 4: Agi should be lower than Slot 1 and Slot 3. if you don't have Ninja Rosa with Rudra Sub, a Machinist with Bombshell is needed to kill the 2 enemy in the far opposite side Note: Doesn't matter whether Slot 1 have higher Agi than Slot 3 or vice versa.