Caius

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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, Alexander, Diabolos 4 / 5 / 6

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

Sphere Recommendations

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  • Applying a healing sphere, specifically Nine or Ceodore will make Caius unkillable as long as Doom is applied and the enemy tries to kill him on their turn. Here's how it works:

    • Enemy attacks Caius with lethal damage

    • Heart of Chaos sets Caius HP to 1

    • Caius Doom debuff attacks and breaks the enemy

    • Sphere triggers and heals Caius

    • Heart of Chaos sees Caius HP is not 1, does not full heal, does not dispel itself, making Caius immortal

  • General rules apply for the rest. Caius is a melee attacker with HP Regen and applies buffs easily with most but not all of his skills

How-To-Play Notes

  • All of Caius's buffs & debuffs are up at Quest Start, so choose whichever skill makes the most sense based on the situation and considerations below!

  • Giga-Graviton isn’t tied to a buff, so you can use it as needed to instant break or push enemies back a turn, just make sure any of his Chaos debuffs are applied to get the instant break. Free use on S2 to reapply Doom debuff, or S1 for damage.

  • Pulsar Burst is his primary damage skill and go-to single target attack, and is used to upkeep his Guardian buff.

  • Eye of Bahamut is your way to inflict all of your debuffs, most notably Doom - Chaos. This will break the enemy after any turn they take. This debuff only lasts 3T, so once it falls off, consider using Eye of Bahamut again.

  • Inferno recharges in 3 skill uses, and delays all enemies + launches them. Use it whenever it’s up!

  • Caius's BT effect can really push enemies back relentlessly, and all you need is for any of his debuffs to applied! You can really abuse this by using his BT+ into BT, but this is only recommended if your strategy is built to support it, as you'd effectively be sacrificing his 1 phase of BT+ auras for 6T of break delay.

  • Set Doom Crush is great when you don’t want to take a damage turn off to apply to Doom with S2.

Kit Overview tl;dr

debuffer, instant break, doom, delay, melee attacker, launch, last stand, ff13