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Character Notes & Recommendations

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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.
  • Odin choose 3 / 4 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 4 / 6 / 7

  • Usuals:

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

(Shiva and Ramuh can use 3 instead of 4 as he should always be dodging)
      • Leviathan, Pandemonium, Alexander, Diabolos 4 / 5 / 6

  • For more details and help with summons, check Summon Hub!

How-To-Play Notes

  • You’ll want to maintain his LD buff, Defense, at all times as all of his buffs that he grants himself will be 2 turns longer in duration, which will guarantee him perpetual 100% evasion from his now 4T EX buff

  • Open up with Last-Stand Rush (S2) as it applies the only buff he's missing and spamming skills should keep you in a flow of EX into Skills loop.

  • Use his skills to maintain his buffs and occasionally use his Lightspeed Jab++ after using LD at some point for some free and easy damage (outside of Force Time).

Team Synergy Notes

  • His counters are stronger now and can be used reliably with off-turn Force Times such as Reno or Cor that are out at the time of Eight's update.

  • Note that characters like Desch & Raijin are great too, but they have paralysis and characters that deny turns to the enemy may lower his damage over time as Eight needs to be attacked.

  • Do not use him with other tanks - WoL, Gladio, Basch, etc will all conflict with his gameplay heavily. Note that Nine does not conflict, because Nine does not taunt or cover and is, therefore, not a tank ;)

Sphere Recommendations

NOTE: The sphere letters below are hyperlinked to our Sphere Hub which lists all available spheres sorted by effect!
  • A Spheres - Focus ATK to boost his BRV gains, and mix in some BRV DMG to help his counter potencies. There are too many options to recommend any specifics, but note that Raijin's sphere is good but will not boost his BRV gains that are based on ATK. For more sphere conditions see our Sphere Hub!