Infographic (September 2021)

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!

Supplementary Notes to the Infographic Analysis:

The infographic covers the key critical points and should be reviewed prior to delving into the in-depth notes

How-To-Play Notes

  • Open with Grenade Bomb to max his Avalanche stacks. This is good to upkeep his buff, and also when his BRV pool is low since it shaves AoE.

  • Big Shot will buff the party with physical attack up, so that can be used next. You’ll use this as single target filler to maintain the buff on the party.

  • Satellite Beam is an AoE attack, but the singular split attack ruins the damage capability of the skill. This recharges in 2 skill uses, and he can spam skills for 25 of his turns (he’s slow so this isn’t a concern).

  • Maximum Fury is his LD, and it hits hard, while boosting his LD buff by a stack. Never let this buff fall off, and plan to use the LD twice once bosses start to really buff their stats, as his aura will max out at 3 stacks.

Team Synergy Notes

  • Physical attackers may like the PATK buff from his S1, but magic attackers do perfectly fine with the rest of his auras. Pair with a damage dealer and a utility character that can counter the Lufenia orb.

  • Stop your Lufenia+ fears, check out Sephy’s channel for a lot of early Lufenia+ runs with Barret.

Sphere Recommendations

NOTE: The sphere letters below are hyperlinked to our Sphere Hub which lists all available spheres sorted by effect!
  • A sphere: Any ATK or BRV DMG works just fine, just consider that Barret is a support first, so make sure you have spheres for attackers if that's important to you

  • D spheres: 2 spheres for boosting party ATK is best, check the link for our D spheres

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.
  • BRV Attack+ HP Attack+ Up (never used with LD)

  • Spite (worst passive in the game)

  • Break Bonus Up (marginal effect)

  • BRV Attack++ HP Attack++ Up (likely won’t be used ever)

Kit Overview tl;dr

buffs, auras, support, ranged attacker, self mbrv floor, hp damage up, brv damage up, ff7