Cloud of Darkness

(Cloud of Darkness is genderless and is generally referred to as "it" rather than "she")

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Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Odin choose 4 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 3 / 4 / 6

  • Usuals:

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

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

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  • CoD is a magic attacker that prefers to break but can't always guarantee them

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.
  • TLDR: CoD wants to grab as many breaks as possible. If multiple enemies are unbroken, use BRV+ into a free turn S1 to boost your Darkness stacks +4 (max 5 unless using LD). Never use S2 with 1, 2, 3, or 4 Darkness stacks unless the AoE delay is battle critical.

    • As a friend, CoD doesn't want breaks since it will jump turn and burn through BT effect.

      • Look behind enemy BREAK logo to see the greyed out BRV amount.

      • If enemy BRV is around 3-7k (depends how late in the fight it is), the enemy may unbreak next turn.

      • Consider using a non-attack AA on an ally to let the enemy unbreak (CoD won't follow up), then your ally can use their turn to break the enemy, then CoD will follow-up, and won't get the break/turn jump!

  • High Speed Particle Beam is its LD, and is used either to maintain the 12T Balance from Ruin buff, or if you anticipate needing a 3T delay, then you can use this far ahead of the buff falling off. It’s best used against a broken target to take advantage of the unbreak.

    • You can get up to max 25 stacks of Darkness, even though you can technically use it at 25 in BT window, it still caps at 25.

  • Insulating Appendages is for shaving AoE, but only if your BRV+ won’t break one of the targets! If not shaving AoE, this is just fodder for recharging their Fast EX and building your Darkness stacks.

  • Wide-Angle Particle Beam is really only when you are at 0 stacks of Darkness, for an AoE 1T delay. If you have any stacks, Wide Angle will drop you to 0, which is a waste. Once you’re at 5+ stacks, this turns into a free skill use of:

  • Zero-Form Particle Beam is a massive 3 turn delay with 3 BRV+HP attacks against a target. This drops your Darkness stacks by 5.

  • Anti-air Particle Beam is its EX ability, and it recharges in 2 skill uses and it delays the target by a turn.

  • Don’t forget to use Break Reset Burst to unbreak an enemy when you want to build up stacks of Darkness more quickly, or push an enemy back a turn.