Infographic (September 2022)
Team Synergy Notes
Tanks are Gau’s best friend, provided they don’t dodge. His counters won’t trigger if the enemy’s attack doesn't hit anyone. Just note that Gau doesn’t need a tank whatsoever unless damage output from enemies is extremely high at which point a unit/call with mitigation may be able to help with instead.
Don’t expect to bring Gau if your strategy is to employ huge delays. Gau specializes in countering and dealing damage when it’s not his turn.
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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.
Shiva & Ramuh choose 1* / 5 / 7 (1 or 2, counters only go off if someone is hit)
Brothers choose 3 / 4 / 5
Odin choose 4 / 6 / 7
Bahamut choose 3 / 4 / 6
Ifrit 4 / 5 / 7
Leviathan, Pandemonium, Diabolos, Alexander 4 / 5 / 6
For more details and help with summons, check Summon Hub!
Sphere RecommendationsNOTE: The sphere letters below are hyperlinked to our Sphere Hub which lists all available spheres sorted by effect!
A Spheres - Focus on BRV DMG & ATK completely, don’t be distracted by other stats. BRV DMG like his own is best and has a good edge over ATK, but both are great.
E Sphere - Focus ATK specifically, any of them are fine as long as they are 6 turn durations on debuff (Yuffie’s isn’t a great choice since he only imperils from EX & LD).
Note that Gau is a reasonable choice for Vanille’s sphere if you haven’t used it. This sphere is generally overhyped and it’s better utilized on other characters, but you also could argue that those characters are all heavy damage dealers that may want ATK on their E slot. Up to you!
Removable Passives (to remove if you run out of CP space)
BRV Attack++ HP Attack++ Up - you will never use or need this on Gau. Never. Remove it & don’t look back.
Buff Speed Up for more enemy turns
Beast Teachings Attack Speed Up (only if you have enough BRV DMG boosters and ATK support)
Break Bonus Up should probably stay equipped since Gau inflicts breaks often