Bond Episodes in Scarlet Nexus are special quests that are specifically associated with the Companions of the game. These are special scenes that can only happen depending on your progress in the main story, as well as in the Standby Phase. The Standby Phase is the term that is referred to in the game when you are in between an interval of the main story. Standby phases always start at the hideout and you are free to move and roam. It is important that you interact and partake in these Bond Episodes to further learn more about the background of the Companion, as well to increase the Bond Level which provides buffs and upgrades towards the Struggle Arms System (SAS). This page covers a list of all the Bond Episodes in Scarlet Nexus.
How Do I Start Bond Episodes?
In the Standby Phase, scenes with allies called Bond Episodes can happen depending on your progress in the main story. And there are two ways to start a Bond Episode:
- Talk to your ally in the hideout and select "Bond Episode"
- Reply to a brain message from your ally (Companion)
How Do I Identify A Bond Episode?
If you are to speak to an ally, you will usually see this icon on top of their head or next to a brain message which identifies that a bond episode is available. On the other hand, if you reply to a brain message, you'll be given a prompt that if you reply to the message, it will start a bond episode.
What is a Bond Level?
Deepen the bond with your allies (Companions) by progressing bond episodes, fighting with them, and giving gifts (which becomes available after Standby Phase 2). After doing so, your bond level with them will increase when you speak to them at the hideout. As the bond level with your allies increases, Struggle Arms System (SAS) effects are added and the companion will perform support actions on you such as healing and reviving for regularly.
Team Bond Level
As you interact with your allies, as well as partaking in Bond Episodes, your team's overall bond strengthens. This gives bonuses like increased rates of certain Companion Combat Tactics such as the Guardian Vision, Assault Vision, as well as revivals, and chances to receive special items. In order to increases your Team Bond Level, you must increase individual bond levels with your teammates, complete bond episodes, and give special gifts to them. You can identify the Team Bond Level which is shown on the top-right of the screen.
Scarlet Nexus Bond Episodes List
Team Bond Episodes
Scarlet Nexus Yuito Bond Episodes
Scarlet Nexus Kasane Bond Episodes