Granblue Fantasy Relink Crewmate Card: How to recruit new characters to your crew
As you begin your Granblue Fantasy: Relink adventure in the Zegagrande Skydom, you'll have a stalwart crew at your back. But with the threats you encounter all across the sky, there's nothing wrong with wanting a deeper bench. Enter the Crewmate Card, a handy little giveaway from everyone's best friend, Sierokarte. Here's our little guide on how Granblue Fantasy Relink Crewmate Cards work, and how to get more of them.
If you'd like to know more about the characters themselves instead, check out our guide to every playable character in Granblue Fantasy Relink.
What are Crewmate Cards?
Crewmate Cards are your primary means of expanding your Granblue Fantasy Relink playable roster. If you want one of Relin k's many playable characters beyond the core Grandcypher crew, you'll need to spend a Crewmate Card to add them to your party.
Using a Crewmate Card is simple. All you have to do is speak to Sierokarte and spend the card at the Knicknack Shack to add your chosen character to the crew.
Who can I recruit with a Crewmate Card in Granblue Fantasy Relink?
At the moment, you have a total of 12 characters available to spend your Crewmate Cards on:
If you'll notice, the above are characters who aren't part of the Grandcypher's main crew.
The following characters join you as part of the story, and thus don't require any Crewmate Cards to recruit.
- Gran/Djeeta (The Captain)
How Do I Get More Crewmate Cards?
All 12 of the Crewmate Cards needed to complete the game's base roster can be earned by playing the game.
You'll earn three Crewmate Cards just by going through the story missions, with your first arriving in Chapter 4: Skies Forever Blue. This will coincide with your first tutorial on how to use the Crewmate Cards in the first place. You'll gain a second Crewmate Card in Chapter 6: In Search of Hope, and a third one in Chapter 8: Relink. That's 3 in total just from story missions.
6 more Crewmate Cards available in the game can be earned by completing certain quests from the Quest Counter:
- Saga Grande: The Beginning (Normal Difficulty)
- The Saga Continues: Ice (Normal Difficulty)
- The Saga Continues: Fire (Normal Difficulty)
- Hide and Chic (Hard Difficulty)
- Wings of Antiquity (Very Hard Difficulty)
- No One Likes Leftovers (Very Hard Difficulty)
2 Crewmate Cards can be earned upon completing the campaign and unlocking Extreme Difficulty.
The final Crewmate Card can only be earned after completing the main story. You'll need to pay Sierokarte 7 Gold Badges (earned by completing Quick Quests) to buy it out of the Knicknack Shack.
How do I buy Crewmate Cards in Granblue Fantasy Relink?
You can't. All the crewmate cards you'll need to recruit every playable character in the game (as of launch) is earnable in the game itself. There's no need for an additional purchase.
Two more characters are slated to arrive in April 2024 via DLC. They'll fill out the playable roster, bumping it up to 21 from 19, but developer Cygames hasn't specified if these characters will simply join up or if they'll require some sort of prerequisite, such as a quest completion or something else.
Who Should I Recruit in Granblue Fantasy Relink with my Crewmate Cards?
As Captain, that's ultimately your decision to make. I would suggest saving the game before spending a crewmate card so you can test out different characters and see if you like them. Every character in Granblue Fantasy Relink is different, and each has their own combat style, specialties, and their own story-focused Fate Episodes.
You can also consider what your current party is missing and recruit a character to fill that void? Want some high-powered close-range muscle? Try Ghandagoza, the legendary martial artist? Feel like you've mastered the basics and want a character that rewards skilled technical play? Consider Narmaya, the fluttering swordswoman. Need a potent support and one of Granblue Fantasy's most beloved personalities? Prepare yourself for Cagliostro, the founder of Alchemy. Anyone's fair game when there are Crewmate Cards to spend.
You also won't need to worry too much if you decide to hold onto a card and wait until you're ready to try someone new before you spend it. New crewmates arrive with their levels raised to match yours, saving you some effort that might be needed to level them up. That way a newly recruited character can instantly slot into your active roster with a minimum of prep time.