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Ifrit, Brothers 4 / 5 / 7
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Always open with LD to upgrade his kit & get your buffs. Use your free skills always on Glacification+. You can AA instead of LD if you want to preserve LD uses for an emergency.
You can break an enemy with BRV+++ (it's 100% BRV reduction + 4 hits so unless there's an mBRV floor or thick BRV shield, he's going to break), it’s situational whether you want to. The full analysis is further below!
Note that Glacification+ can still be attained using BRV++ or LD against a broken target, it just will not be a free instant turn.
His LD buff is now 12T, with 4 uses, making BRV+++ more realistic, check our analysis further below.
Glacification+ is the best use of the free skill after LD
He can easily spam skills if he wants to (30 turn spam based on EX recharge). This gives you more than enough time, meaning you should never use his HP++ generally.
If you ever see Frost Blade (instead of Glacification) on your screen… immediately AA, or if your Peerless Hero buff is running low, then use LD. Do not use Kam with Frost Blade, that’s the indicator that his entire kit is downgraded massively.
Esoteric Region+ is great to use with low BRV amount, or when Kam is targeted to further ensure that he isn’t broken, since getting broken would downgrade his kit. Getting broken is less of a worry with Peerless Hero active, as well as Addle inflicted.
Great Wheel charges in 3 skills, and is his only source of AoE BRV shaving. It has an excellent AoE delay as well. It reapplies his Ice imperil so be sure to use it!
Transcandescent Blade is his new BT skill which provides good stats with it's effect, but he also allows the party to stun and keep stunning the enemies with his new BT debuff: Bondage from Antiquity
On top of being a stun like paralyze/confusion, it will also warp the next ally in your turn order to the active turn (similar to Relm's Sketch, Eald's terror, Shelke's transparent effect, you get the idea)
Djinn Blade is his FR and if you've heard about "Kam being a broken FR" it's because his "Attacking a stunned enemy" condition can double dip with launches so it's +20% PER ALLY (for +60% FR HP DMG Bonus with full party) on top of his +20% for doing ice damage on your turns for a whopping +80% FR Bonus
Braska who came just before him caps out at 35% FR Bonus so 80% right after him is a massive mista... powerspike that will last for the foreseable future assuming enemies are launchable.
Another note: If you want to try out Kamanigans (Kam Shenanigans) with his FR, if you're really tight on party/call slots due to mechanics or just missing pieces because you're newer, leaving out the ice enchant is ok as the attacking a stunned enemy in launch with all members is the biggest gain for his kit and is super overkill already so you'll be fine.
Setting it up is similar to setting up any good BT Phase/FR time, but we'll share text and video guides shortly as the many dedicated Kam fans and content creators pump them out so you can get the muscle memory down if you're not used to setting up.
BRV+++ Analysis & Sample Scenario (click to expand)
Kam has access to virtually 23 skill uses, including the free skills from his LD. This allows him to spam skills for 30T (~90 turn quest).
Peerless Hero now has 12T duration, with 4 LD uses lasts 48T total, but if you don’t want your aura to fall off, it drops to 44T, since you will use LD again with 1T remaining. If it falls off, it is fine, it’s up to you.
TLDR: Kam can use 9 BRV+++ throughout a quest to guarantee all 13 paralyzes, and still have 5T remaining on his LD effect. This expects you are using your LD when 1T is left, and that using the LD will not fully charge your EX (since you’ll want to use the free paralyze afterward).
1st LD use cycle
Kam opens with LD, and uses 3 skills to charge his EX. This will be his 5th turn, with 8T remaining on his buff, 19 skills left to use
Kam can use 3 skills and EX to recharge, and 4T will be left, 16 skills to use. You’re going to have to refresh his LD effect in the next recharge cycle since it’s at 4 and will fall off.
You can afford to use 2 BRV+++ easily in this first LD window and end this cycle with 2T left. This is certainly not required, it’s up to you and up to the battle conditions!
2nd LD use cycle
If you used 2 BRV+++, your effect will start this round with 2T left. This is perfect for skill (1T left) > LD (refresh) > S1+ free > EX (10T remaining, 16 skills left).
Next 3 skills into recharge will leave you at 6T remaining, 13 skills left
Next 3 skills into recharge will leave you at 2T remaining, 10 skills left
3rd LD use cycle
Skill > LD > S1+ > EX is perfect here (10T remaining, 7 skills remaining)
Same as 2nd LD use cycle, 1 skill remaining, which would technically be the last LD use
What does this mean?
Kam has a long enough LD effect duration to technically use 9 BRV+++ to guarantee all of his S1 are + versions and that his effect never falls off. He has 5T of wiggle room that you can be mindful of.
Some Kamanigans Guides/Examples
This area may be incomplete so look forward to stuff as GL gets their hands on the fun new toys
Thelogica's Kamanigans guide (Kam Shenanigans)
Calls that Immobilize enemies by Destroth