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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 choose 3 / 4 / 7
Odin choose 3 / 6 / 7
Bahamut choose 4 / 5 / 6
Ifrit, Ramuh, Brothers 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 Sphere - Focus on BRV DMG & ATK completely, don’t be distracted by other stats
D Sphere - Any of the attack based D spheres are great, probably not Wakka unless consistently paired with buffers
E Sphere - Focus ATK & Melee ATK, Auron is a great choice, as are the usual generic suspects in Seymour, Emperor, and Yuffie, etc.
Kurasame’s Hyōrō debuff is his most impactful part of his kit. It appears when he enters the field even on calls if he has EX+ 2/3! It’s not good to use LD right before the enemy goes, since the debuff will reset to 1 stack after their turn unless the enemy cannot act. You can use them back to back for instant 5 stacks on 1 enemy or use 1 and refresh the debuff when it's about to fall off in longer fights or fights where you want enemies to take turns (trap and counter teams).
Kurasame starts with all his buffs at Quest Start, so feel free to start with S2 on multi-target fights or S1 on single-target fights.
The free skill use is best used on Multi Blizzaga or his AA.
Ice Blade Renzan (S1) is for shaving a single target’s BRV, and just for upkeeping his buff, it doesn’t hit particularly hard though.
Multi Blizzaga (S2) is your AoE shave, and your way to ramp up the Hyōrō debuff after it resets back to 1 stack (+2 stacks)
Ice Reaper (EX) recharges in 2 skill uses - and it’s important to get and maintain his EX buff as it has his useful follow-up that enables his own damage.
Absolute Zero (LD) refreshes his Warm Gaze buff and automatically applies 5 stacks of Hyōrō on enemies which is great to use before another unit's Force Time or Burst Phase.
His BRV Up Blizzard Slash (AA) is surprisingly strong as a free turn due to it triggering his follow up and granting him some decent buffs for himself.
Team Synergy Notes
Kurasame’s call is so useful, it can be a staple in any fight that doesn't resist elemental imperil debuffs or ice elemental damage
Kurasame is quite flexible with team comps really. The most important thing is having a big damage dealer alongside him, BT characters especially really like him.
Note that his HP DMG up stacks with others, check them out on our roles page!
Removable PassivesNOTE: Passives should generally only be removed if you lack CP space. There are very rare occasions where a character has a bad passive that disrupts their optimal gameplay.
Break Bonus Up (marginal benefit)
BRV Attack++ HP Attack++ (but only if you do not plan to use these attacks and just plan to spam skills as noted in Gameplay Notes above)