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.
  • Shiva choose 3 / 4 / 7

  • Odin choose 3 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 4 / 5 / 6

  • Usuals:

    • Ifrit, Ramuh, Brothers 4 / 5 / 7

    • Leviathan, 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 - 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.

How-To-Play Notes

  • 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 Passives

NOTE: 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.
  • DEF passives

  • 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)