Garnet

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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.
  • Ramuh choose 3 / 4 / 5

  • Leviathan choose 3 / 5 / 6 (4 is slightly less relevant than 5...)

  • Odin choose 4 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 3 / 4 / 6

  • Usuals:

    • Ifrit, Shiva, Brothers 4 / 5 / 7

    • 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: Magic attacker hitting weakness all the time! Give her ATK, MATK, or BRV DMG!

  • C Sphere: Her own as she'll be pumping out lots of follow ups and can take advantage of it during her BT phase! Alphinaud or Maria also work to boost the party's ATK.

  • D Sphere: Boost the party's damage with any ATK boosting D Sphere (Wakka iffy)

How-to-Play Notes

These notes are thanks to the work of Renki#4255, who proactively wrote these notes, allowing Ink to edit & add them here.
  • TLDR: Garnet's LD enables her overhead, which will do a huge 3 dump AoE attack every 4 actions on the field (enemies included). Garnet has 2 stances, water and thunder. Her skills will alternate her between her 2 stances, increasing her damage for the respective element while in that stance. Her first turn is a free ability use, free turn, with instant turn rate. This is best used on S1 usually for the BRV Regen party buff. S2 has a bigger ATK aura, so slightly beneficial if you're about to BT.

  • Her Water and Thunder stance (determined by the buff she has) are more important than ever! Water stance enables party BRV Gains a bit more while Thunder stance enables stronger BRV hits.

  • Aquamarine Glint is a water attack that batteries the party, grants Water Dragon to Garnet, BRV Regen to the party and inflicts Water Resist Down on the opponent. If she has Thunder Tsar active, it is dismissed. Water Dragon enchants Garnet with water and increases her damage with water attacks and provides some party aura.

  • Peridot Thunderflash is a thunder attack that grants Thunder Tsar to Garnet, a stat buff, inflicts Thunder Resist Down on enemies, and removes Water Dragon if Garnet has it. Thunder Tsar enchants Garnet with thunder and increases her damage with thunder attacks and provides some party aura.

  • Holy Prayer is a free turn with instant turn rate with a very strong battery and heal for the party. The next ability is a free use, AA or stronger auras, S1 for battery or S2 for a bit more damage. This also buffs the party with Holy Prayer and inflicts the enemies with Water Resist Down and Thunder Resist Down. Holy Guardian is an overflow buff for Garnet’s next attack and Sacred Prayer is a BRV Regen, water and thunder enchant, and water and thunder damage boost.

  • Eternal Darkness batteries and heals the party and refreshes her overhead effect. This overhead grants a large variety of stat buffs to the party. It gains 1 stack every action any ally or enemy takes. Once at 4 stacks, after an action, Garnet will do a follow up attack that batteries the party and resets the stacks to 1. With her GL rework, she also restores 1 use of S1 and S2 to their upper limits (9 each).

  • Her BT effect is brand new and yet to be tested, but looks very strong as it provides good BRV Gains Up, Good HP DMG Limit Up, and strong ATK/BRV DMG all of which any ally can use. With AA and BT effect up she provides a whopping 60% BRV Gains up which is more than anyone in GL as of her release!

  • Once her BT effect expires she performs a multi HP hitting move similar to Ace, however she also provides the party with a gold framed buff (also GL first) that provides the party with even more boosts! Note that this buff is not extendable and will fall off in BT phase!