Ciaran

(pronounced Keer-en)

Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Alexander choose 3 / 5 / 6

  • Odin choose 3 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 4 / 5 / 6

  • Usuals:

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

    • Leviathan, Pandemonium, Diabolos 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 ATK & BRV DMG primarily. Hitting secondary stats like mBRV, iBRV, & overflow is nice as well. His own sphere is great for him if you don’t have another favorite that frequently caps BRV where it would shine.

  • B Sphere - Avoid HP DMG & target based spheres. Celes & Gabranth are well suited for him.

  • C Sphere - Avoid self healing triggers, which doesn’t leave many options. He buffs fairly often enough for Alphinaud’s sphere.

How-To-Play Notes

  • Ciaran maintains 5 stacks of his special effect thanks to his LD - use it to maintain your buff. With it you can spam his upgraded S2 for the most damage.

  • Bash is generally just used to upkeep the buff. You can also strategically use it to charge EX if you expect to need AoE shaving upcoming in the fight.

  • Holyrastrike is your big damage 100% AoE attack. It’s great in summon, and always use your free ability on it.

  • Caravan Memories is a much better button to push. While not his most damaging it doesn't feel awful to use anymore!

  • His new BT when upgraded gives him the effect of boosting BRV Gains and HP DMG Limit very high making it a desirable effect!

Team Synergy Notes

  • Ciaran handles auras very capably, he can act as the sole support on a team, but note that he lacks healing, so cover that with calls or Alexander summon

  • His iBRV and DEF auras are the most unique, offering interesting teammates with Warrior of Light, Aphmau, Beatrix, Setiner, and Desch, among others.

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: 100% useless, Soulshot overrides HP++ and BRV++ is so rarely used that you won’t want this minor effect.

  • DEF Passives