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Summon Board Passive selections:
Diabolos 4 / 5 / 6
Odin choose 4 / 6 / 7
Bahamut choose 3 / 4 / 6
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Supplementary Notes to the Infographic Analysis:The infographic covers the key critical points and should be reviewed prior to delving into the in-depth notes
Bardsong is your go-to AoE BRV shaver, and especially use it to keep up his powerful party aura from [Hero's Rime]
Hide... is complicated. FIRST - note that using Hide will downgrade his party aura to [Hero's Rime] 1. This mode is best used defensively to counter when he's being targeted or a big enemy attack is coming. AS SOON as you use Return, and get [Awakening Courage], [Hero's Rime] will automatically upgrade back up to the 2nd version.
Return is a free skill use, but notably, is the only skill in Edward's kit that DOESN'T battery the party. So use it when it's safe to do so.
His EX Mystic Waltz charges in 1 skill and 1 HP++ use and it raises his framed debuff up one stack progressively. Note that you can use his EX to extend both of his great debuffs for more turn duration repeatedly!
Lullaby is your strategic panic button and it's a great one. It has 100% gravity, which is incredible, but also it inflicts [Sleep] on all enemies. This debuff prevents the enemy from acting, but it goes down 1 on their turn as expected AND 1 more whenever you hit the enemy. So be careful with its timing and don't waste it!
Team Synergy Notes:
Edward is a fantastic support majoring in battery & debuffs while providing superb auras. He's best paired with a party healer and a strong damage dealer.
Careful with timing of Sleep - AoE attackers will reduce the duration on both enemies. BUT note that Burst will only reduce enemies you hit with the Burst attack at the end, it will not count within the rest of the window, and same goes for the summon.
An interesting strategy for Edward is to abuse his 100% evasion when hiding, and pairing him with another Evasion character like Eight or Shadow, and then a last stand character like Garnet, Shantotto, Vanille, etc. Edward & the evasion char can dodge, while the last stand character tanks AoE hits. Just make sure they can heal back up!
A sphere - Focus mBRV & ATK
An mBRV only sphere is fine for him (like Terra or Shantotto), but spheres like Ardyn or Yang are premium.
D sphere - Focus mBRV
Hope or his own are great for him, or opt for any of the mBRV +5%
E sphere - Focus mBRV
Eald'narche sphere is premium for him. Serah is great as well. You can also opt for Quistis or Amidatelion for more party support
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Runs listed below are since the first CHAOS event in November 2019, ordered by most recent first
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