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Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Odin choose 3 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 4 / 5 / 6

  • Usuals:

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

    • Leviathan, Pandemonium, Alexander 4 / 5 / 6

    • Diabolos 4 / 6 / 7

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

7 HG Armor: Attack

  • Self BRV DMG Limit +15% (11498), Held BRV +15% (114998)

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

How-To-Play Notes

  • Garland opens with Bind of Chaos to get his overhead Chains of Time active. This gives him Soul of Conflict for 3T (with his +1 buff extension). Make sure you maintain his overhead buff, don’t let the stacks reset!

    • With Chains of Time, Garland will do his follow-up attack whenever he performs an HP attack.

    • Soul of Conflict allows Garland to delay any enemy that his attacks hit by 1T!

    • As long as you spam skills, you’ll never lose this buff, since Garland’s EX recharges in 2 skills. The rest of this advice assumes you have this buff, since you should never lose it.

  • Use your free skills on Round Edge+ - it’s an AoE BRV shave & AoE delay.

  • Soul of Chaos+ is a single target BRV shave & single target delay.

  • Disaster of Chaos recharges in 2 skills as stated above. It hits hardest if Garland has a lot of BRV before hand due to the refund between HP attacks.

  • Set Soul of Conflict BRV Up can just be used before you burst for the ATK boost or before you use EX for the BRV gain.

  • BT Phase suggestion: AA > BT: EX (since you usually have battery) > LD > S1 > S1 > S2 > BT

    • Garland’s BT effect is one of the strongest in the entire game

  • Friend Garland: BT > 4x LD

Team Synergy Notes

  • Garland delays on *any* attack, and that includes attacks in chase. Pair him with launchers to even further his delay capabilities!

  • Check our roles page for other delayers that work well with Garland, but examples are Aranea & Amidatelion.

  • Check our debuffers page for SPD to see others that can stack with Garland

Sphere Recommendations

NOTE: The sphere letters below are hyperlinked to our Sphere Hub which lists all available spheres sorted by effect!
  • A spheres - Focus solely on ATK & BRV DMG spheres, plenty of options. Garland already boasts one of the highest ATK values in the game, so BRV DMG +10% would generally be preferred, but ATK +15% is just as great. ATK +10% is also a great option.

Removable Passives

NOTE: Passives should generally only be removed if you lack CP space. There are very rare occasions where a character has a bad passive that disrupts their optimal gameplay.
  • BRV Attack+ Up (never used)

  • HP Attack+ Up (never used)

  • If you’re trying to carry a budget Garland… then slow him down. Otherwise you don’t want your primary damage dealer to slow down.

    • Ability Speed Bonus

    • Buff Speed Up

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