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, 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 - Melee Attacker that wants ATK or BRV DMG Spheres. Melee ATK is fine as well.

How-To-Play Notes

  • Make sure you maintain his overhead buff, don’t let the stacks reset! EX starts fully charged now so feel free to press it for an immediate AoE delay.

    • 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 (including splash)!

    • 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 > HP > BT+

    • Garland’s BT effect is one of the strongest in the entire game but be wary of enemies that warp or turn jump, as they will reset his BT effect stack back to 1

  • Friend Garland: BT > 4x LD