Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Ifrit 3 / 4 / 7

  • Shiva 2 / 5 / 7

  • Ramuh choose 2 / 3 / 7

    • (4 instead of 2 if you want a chance to dodge forced beginning attacks)

  • Odin choose 4 / 5 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 3 / 4 / 6

  • Usuals:

    • Brothers 4 / 5 / 7

    • Leviathan, Pandemonium, Alexander, 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 - ATK or BRV damage for his BRV hits to really count! He can hit weakness and Magic ATK is OK!

  • B Sphere - Snow or Galuf to raise his ATK. Celes, Zack or his own to help him BRV gain before an attack.

  • D Sphere - Boost the party's ATK. Wakka OK!

How-To-Play Notes

  • Start with his Smoke Screen 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 is his most damage filler skill but he may jump due to it's high turn rate

  • Smokescreen will refresh his Lock debuff and apply his Eblan's Teachings buff if it happens to fall off.

    • Note: while Lock 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 is his EX that will extend Eblan's Teachings and apply Mirage and Awakened by Anger

    • Mirage is what grants the party evasion

    • Awakened by Anger boosts his damage a bit more

  • Inferno is his LD that can reapply his framed fire/thunder imperil should it fall off.

    • 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

  • BRV gain on crit or BRV gain after HP attack effects also boost his damage tons

  • Can appreciate buff extenders to extend Mirage if needed (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)