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!

Sphere Recommendations

NOTE: The sphere letters below are hyperlinked to our Sphere Hub which lists all available spheres sorted by effect!
  • A Sphere - Focus on BRV DMG, ATK (Ranged and Physical ATK okay!)

  • D Sphere - Raise the party's ATK

  • E Sphere - Give him an aura debuff or poison sphere. A debuff sphere can mess with other member's debuffs so be careful.

How-to-Play Notes

These notes are thanks to the work of Renki#4255, who proactively wrote these notes, allowing Ink to edit & add them here.
  • Open with a free Snatch Shot or Great Aim and be sure to break the target or have them already broken so that he immediately gains access to his + versions.

    • Alternatively, you can spam his AA to get his overhead stacks maxed right away if you don't think you'll need the gravity effects!

  • Snatch Shot is better for AoE shaving, but notably can easily steal a buff from an enemy.

  • Great Aim is best for removing debuffs from himself or stealing multiple buffs from an enemy. It is otherwise just good single target damage even if you don't have much BRV since it has 3 BRV gains associated

  • Fires of War is recharged in 2 skill uses, dealing full AoE damage

  • Tides of Fate is best used for utility to cleanse the party of debuffs while also stealing 3 random buffs from enemies. Just having his LD passive gives him access to his overhead, so you don't need to use his LD to upkeep it. Once you get to 5 stacks, Balthier's auras activate, and he just needs 2 actions to max them now!

Kit Overview tl;dr

ranged attacker, auras, buff steal, cleanse, debuff remove, hp damage up, brv damage up ff12