Kain

Character Notes & Videos

Infographic as of June 2020, Notes below last updated June 2020

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Odin choose 3 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 4 / 6 / 7

  • For any summons not shown here, please use our Board Passives Cheat Sheet located on Summon Hub!

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

Gameplay Notes:

  • With high turn rates on his skills, it is best to spam his great HP+ to recharge his EX unless aiming for a damage boost.

  • Consider removing his Rapid Speed passive for better EX charge times, he's fast enough! This will make recharge in 1 skill and 1 HP+ more reliable!

  • Jump III is an excellent way of shaving multiple enemies, while Gungnir is his go-to single target shaver

Team Synergy Notes:

  • Kain is fairly self sufficient, but further boosting his ATK is best, and with low potency buffs, he's up for anything!

  • Boosting his overflow is great, find this in our roles page, support section!

Sphere Recommendations:

  • A spheres : Focus on ATK boosts to maximize his BRV gains. Note that his own sphere will not affect his BRV gains throughout his kit but due to his high hit counts, a 15% RATK boost is still excellent. Give him ATK spheres to boost both damage & BRV gains!

      • Tested with Kain's HP++ with Zack & Serah or Ashe

        • Test 1: Serah, 110% ATK: BRV gain 11629, 9600 BRV DMG

        • Test 2: Ashe, 80% ATK, 30% PATK: BRV gain 10576, 9600 BRV DMG

        • Test 3: Serah, 105% ATK: BRV gain 11366, 9400 BRV DMG

        • Findings: Essentially a single BRV gain, even if used throughout Kain's kit, will generally not offset the added BRV DMG across multiple hits from a higher ATK. So for himself, Kain's 15% RATK sphere is better than a 10% ATK sphere, but not better than a 15% ATK sphere.

    • D sphere : Focus on boosting ATK or secondarily mBRV

Listen to Episode 109 of the TCC Podcast as the crew discusses Kain!

Featured Run by Inkwelder (commentated)

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