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Summon Board Passive selections:Numbers listed below refer to the 7 passives to select for each Ultimate Summon Board for the character. Top is 1, bottom is 7.
Ifrit 3 / 4 / 7
Shiva 2 / 5 / 7
Ramuh choose 2 / 3 / 7
Odin choose 4 / 5 / 7
Bahamut choose 3 / 4 / 6
Brothers 4 / 5 / 7
Leviathan, Pandemonium, Alexander, Diabolos 4 / 5 / 6
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Start with his Smoke Screen (S2) attack to get attention on him and get him to dodge. His EX takes 2 skill uses to recharge but his EX still only lasts 2 turns so there will be a turn where Edge can't make the party evade unless running a party buff extender somewhere.
Shock (S1) is his most damage filler skill but he may jump due to it's high turn rate
Smoke Screen (S2) will refresh his Lock debuff and apply his Eblan's Teachings buff if it happens to fall off.
Note: while his Lock debuff is listed at 1T, his LD gives him Fire Scarf that extends debuffs he places by 5T so it's actually a 6T lock!
Blitz Mirage (EX) will extend Eblan's Teachings and apply Mirage and Awakened by Anger
Mirage is what grants the party evasion. It's short so there will be 1 turn of vulnerability between EX uses unless you extend it with an extender.
Awakened by Anger boosts his damage a bit more with his self enchant
Inferno LD is ONLY useful for damage or reapplying his imperils (that already get reapplied with his counters). Very useful in force time just note it has high turn rate and may jump up when you don't want him to.
Having his LD passives equipped gives him his Fire Scarf which grants him 30% BRV Retain, boosts party's BRV & HP DMG and enables his 2 counters:
Fire Scarf Counter is a 2 HP attack counter when Edge dodges with 0 or 1 stacks.
Ultimate Art: Advent of Phoenix is a 4 HP counter when Edge dodges with 2 stacks
Both reapply his imperil if they fell off and grant him BRV after the final HP attack.
Notable Team Synergy:
Boost his ATK, BRV DMG and BRV DMG Limit as he heavily relies on it for damage
BRV gain on crit or BRV gain after HP attack effects also boost his damage tons
Can appreciate buff extenders to extend Mirage if evasion is needed for the party (Sazh, Hope, Yuna, Eiko)
Avoid too many framed buffs as it can push off his unframed Evasion buff or lock him out of his EX buff that enables party evasion.
Don't pair him with units who want someone to get hit (Beatrix, Auron, etc)