Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Odin choose 3 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 4 / 5 / 6

  • Usuals:

    • Ifrit, Shiva, Ramuh, Brothers 4 / 5 / 7

    • Leviathan, Pandemonium, Diabolos, Alexander 4 / 5 / 6

  • For more details and help with summons, check Summon Hub!

How-To-Play Notes

  • Aranea should always open with her LD, and should always make sure to maintain the overhead effect so that she can persistently unbreak enemies and push them back!

  • Understanding Aranea’s Overclock buff is key to using Aranea

    • Breaking an enemy with S1/S2/EX will give her Overclock for 4T.

    • High Boost Lance+ does not grant this buff.

    • Overclock unlocks her + version skills which are all stronger.

    • + version skills do not grant Overclock

    • This means you will need to get Overclock back from any of these sources:

      • non+ S1/S2/EX

      • BRV/HP+

      • Set Overclock (AA)

      • Vermilion Assault (LD)

  • Dragoon Dive+ is a massive delay against a single target. The only time you’d ever use the non+ version is if you don’t need delay and are instead prioritizing huge AoE damage.

  • Highwind/+, both versions, are big AoE damage and inflict her powerful Vitalcrusher debuff, which guarantees critical damage. The + version has even more overflow, so it’s great for doling out massive damage. Aranea has massive damage boosts when she’s dealing critical damage, so this debuff can fuel her high damage.

  • Air Superiority recharges in 3 skills or 2 skills & 1 HP+. This added time to recharge is because of all her free turns. These free turns come from her EX buff, which gives her a free turn whenever she breaks a target. Thanks to her LD overhead, she *always* unbreaks targets, meaning she always breaks enemies every turn. So she essentially will always get 2 turns back to back.

  • High Boost Lance+ is a good go-to damage skill, but Aranea usually doesn’t need to use it anymore unless she is carrying the damage herself, meaning a longer quest, meaning you need to be mindful of her longevity.

  • Set Overclock is helpful if you don’t want to use a non+ version skill when Overclock falls off.

Team Synergy Notes

  • Giving her more overflow is excellent. She thrives with any damage boost, especially from BT effects, because she’s capable of doling out significant damage in a short period of time. This makes her excellent for Boss Rush content.

  • Extend her buffs for an extra turn with calls from Hope, Sazh, or Eiko

Sphere Recommendations

NOTE: The sphere letters below are hyperlinked to our Sphere Hub which lists all available spheres sorted by effect!
  • A spheres: King and Bartz have absolutely excellent spheres for her, since she is persistently inflicting breaks. Any ATK/BRV DMG is great, and mBRV secondaries are good as well. There are plenty to choose from, so click the link to head to our Sphere Hub.

  • E sphere: Focus on boosting her stats, preferably her ATK. Avoid Vanille sphere, it’s cute, but rarely relevant, you’ll get much more use out of a normal ATK sphere.

Removable Passives

NOTE: Passives should generally only be removed if you lack CP space. There are very rare occasions where a character has a bad passive that disrupts their optimal gameplay.
  • Aranea already takes double turns, so these passives below don’t really do much. As a rule of thumb, you generally do *not* want to remove speed passives from your damage dealer. Let Aranea do her thing and blow enemies up

    1. Break Speed Up

    2. Buff Speed Up

    3. Ability Speed Bonus

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Kit Overview tl;dr

ranged attacker, consecutive turns, brv damage up debuff, delay, ff15