Mario & Luigi Dream Team; Ranks Guide
Unlike in the past Mario & Luigi games, Dream Team not only includes a certain set of ranks you achieve, but also various ‘abilities’ you can give each brother when they reach a new rank. These let them equip more gear, level up quicker and all kinds of other stuff, so here’s a guide to each and every rank option.
- Mushroom Rank
- Shell Rank (gotten at level 8)
- Flower Rank (gotten at level 16)
- Star Rank (gotten at level 26)
- Rainbow Rank (gotten at level 40)
By themselves, these ranks don’t mean much. However, you’ll need a Rainbow Rank to shop in the high end gear shop in Driftwood Shore, so it does have some use.
And here’s a list of all the possible bonuses you can give each brother for reaching a new rank:
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So that said, what bonuses do I recommend? Personally, I’d say the following are most useful:
- Gear Slot + 1
- Badge Stock + 1,
- Iron Body,
- Quick Healer
- Casual Bros
Since they can’t be mimicked using items.
The following are potentially useful, but can be copied with gear:
- Quick Level
- Jump Man
These ones are debatable:
- Counterer (since counter attacks do very little damage anyway, and shouldn’t be your primary means of attack).
- Shroom EXP (apparently the effect is tiny, and not really worth it)
And these ones are entirely pointless, since you can get infinite amounts of beans to boost stats
- POW Up+
- BP Up+
- HP UP+
In theory, you can just use the Wellington Boots in Neo Bowser Castle and kill hordes of enemies to get a ton of POW/BP/HP boosting beans and use them instead. Heck, you could theoretically boost all your stats to 999 before level 30 with beans…
So that’s a guide to ranks and rank bonuses, as well as my recommendations for what ones to pick. Hope it was useful!