Terra Battle Shin S/L download is effectively cheating

By Alan Ng - Dec 4, 2014

Terra Battle is continuing to go from strength to strength, with players now waiting for the Mega Bahamut event to begin this month. In the meantime, we couldn’t help but notice that some players are still insistent on using the Terra Battle Shin S/L download – in other words, cheating.

This is becoming the second problem for Mistwalker after players started the game by ‘re-rolling’ until they received two SS characters at the very start.

Other players with less time on their hands simply dealt the cards that they were given with the 10 free energy at the start of the game, but there’s always that competitive spirit within others.


Now Mistwalker’s main problem is dealing with those who are using Shin S/L exploits in Terra Battle to save a file on a PC just before a boss battle or reroll, to effectively increase their odds of getting the characters, rare drops and rare recruits which they are aiming for.

A prime example of this can be seen in the recent Bahamut event, with players desperately trying to earn both Bahamut as a character and then Caladbolg – the legendary weapon needed to evolve Bahamut to Job 2.

Unlike fair players who have been spending their stamina on constant runs, cheaters have been using this Shin S/L method for Terra Battle to restart the game just before the boss begins, so that they can get the drops quicker and thus – save their stamina bar for other areas of the game, when they’ll simply rinse and repeat.


We know that Mistwalker are currently finding a way to remove this Shin S/L in the game, but we’re yet to see a statement on the matter in an official capacity.

As a normal player who has been playing the game fairly, what do you say to those that are essentially cheating by using this exploit to gain an advantage? Don’t forget that VS mode is coming soon too – do you think that Shin S/L users will have an advantage over those who are playing normally?

Give us your thoughts on this below.

Update: A heads-up on the Mistwalker Terms of Service can be found here for those that are having trouble understanding that Shin S/L is an exploit used to gain an advantage in the game.

Update 2: Unfortunately for those who have been cheating, Mistwalker appears to have fixed the Shin S/L exploit with the new Terra Battle 1.2.0 patch that has just gone live. Hopefully some of you on the dark side with those tainted Metal Tickets will feel like supporting Mistwalker this time.

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  • Vincent

    So much misinformation. I will remember to not visit again.

  • Serpe

    There is SO many things wrong with this entire text lol.
    Seriously, dude. Research things better before going full autism.

    • NgTurbo

      You really needed to bring disability into this? It’s interesting to see how many Terra Battle players are pointing the finger when Shin S/L clearly ISN’T something which Mistwalker support…

      I’m intrigued to know if there’s actually any legit players out there.

  • Alex1343

    Please cite your sources for exactly how VS mode works since you state with such confidence that a full team of SS will sweep any lesser team. You neither define this “shin S/L” nor do you understand how character rerolling is actually done.

    Poorly written, poorly researched.

  • Never coming here again

    Dude S/L has nothing to do with character rolls. So yeah you’re ignorant .

  • Mysterio006

    Shin S/L is used primarily for re-rolling drops in battles, either treasures or monster drops. The method of rerolling your initial energy draws isn’t even a S/L method, it is simply clearing your save data and starting over anew. At this time, you can only reroll once, so somebody doing that will get one SS at most, since the gift code with 5 free energy has expired (and keep in mind you have to start from the very beginning of the game to do this). You simply cannot get “6 SS characters via Shin S/L” as the article mentions.

    • John Smith

      Agreed. Author has no idea what he’s talking about.

  • John Striker

    Good points, but you never explained what Shin S/L is. I know what it is but its Def. a term of art for Terra battle so needs to be defined.