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 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 4 / 5 / 6

  • Usuals:

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

    • Leviathan, Pandemonium, Diabolos, Alexander 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 - Focus on BRV DMG & ATK spheres only. Plenty to choose from!

  • B Sphere - His own is premium for him, even the refined version from his EX debut but his sphere is also premium for numerous B slot holders that are defensive but don’t have the lock debuff. Kimahri & WoL spheres are steps down, but also fine.

  • E Sphere - Focus on ATK. Seymour, Auron, Emperor, Yuffie are excellent.

How-To-Play Notes

  • Free skill uses can go to S2 for damage or AA for the buffs.

  • Circle of Judgment can pretty much be spammed, it’s good for party battery, and shaves AoE BRV which is nice. This also easily upkeeps all of his debuffs.

  • Guilt is great for single target delay, or instant break (not both, if the enemy has BRV, they’ll get broken… if they are already broken, he’ll unbreak them and then break them for a delay. One or other though)

  • Quickening recharges in 2 skill uses, allowing Gabranth to spam skills. To maximize damage with EX, top off his BRV because of the BRV refund between hits.

  • Innocence is his LD which can be great for breaking both targets and refreshing his LD buff, but note that he has very limited uses of it.

  • Protect All is excellent to use before a huge HP attack against your party, as it will reduce the damage by 60%. You can also use this before his BT phase as it will raise his ATK and BRV DMG Limit.

  • Onslaught is his BT and his BT effect grants good auras and upgrades his [Outlaw's Brand] debuff into a stronger version: [Felon's Punishment]

  • Aspirations is his FR which will reapply his core framed debuffs after use. His BREAK condition may be a bit tricky for some units to satisfy unless they're a dedicated BREAKer or when paired with Sephiroth BT effect.

Team Synergy Notes

  • BRV/HP DMG up allies are excellent with Gabranth, but they are on most teams! Gabranth appreciates a battery as well. You can check these staples roles here.

Removable Passives

  • Break Bonus Up (small effect)

  • Buff Speed Up (not a damage dealer and his debuffs last long enough, up to you)

  • Circle of Judgment Focused Attack (only useful versus single targets)

  • BRV Attack++ HP Attack++ Up (technically he shouldn’t need to use BRV/HP attacks if you have his LD)