Locke

Note: No, he's not bugged, you just didn't equip his C85 passive.

Infographic (February 2022)

Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Odin choose 3 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 4 / 5 / 6

  • Usuals:

    • Ifrit, Shiva, Ramuh, Brothers 4 / 5 / 7

    • Leviathan, Pandemonium, Diabolos, Alexander 4 / 5 / 6

  • For more details and help with summons, check Summon Hub!


Sphere Recommendations

can be found on our Sphere Hub!

  • A Sphere - He wants BRV or ATK to make sure his BRV hits hit as hard as possible

  • C Sphere - Garnet for self while Lluyd, Alphinaud & Maria’s spheres are all amazing while also empowering the party.

How-To-Play Notes

These notes are thanks to the work of Renki#4255, who proactively wrote these notes, allowing Cel to edit & add them here.
  • The ultimate goal of Locke is to get to use his Genji Glove x Master’s Scroll attack. The numerous buffs Locke must shuffle around may seem daunting at first but is fairly simple in practice. To use this move, Locke needs his Genji Glove and Master’s Scroll buffs. Master’s Scroll can be obtained from Locke’s EX or LD. Genji Glove comes from Mug, Mug (Thief’s Bracer), Sneak Slash+ or Steal Item. Ideally you will want to use Locke’s EX and one of the other two moves. Locke’s new LD will grant both of the buffs needed for Genji Glove x Master’s Scroll but you may want to save his LD for his new LD buff upkeep.

  • Mug (Thief’s Bracer) can be used while Brigand’s Glove and Thief’s Bracer are active or after using Locke’s LD and will grant Genji Glove. This is a free turn with instant turn rate with 1 use after using Dagger Dance; note it has no HP dump, but guarantees Genji Glove!

  • HP Attack+ (Miracle Shoes) can be used when Locke has the Miracle Shoes buff. This attack is a free turn with instant turn rate. It will remove Miracle Shoes and can be used as free damage

  • Genji Glove x Master’s Scroll can only be used when Locke has Genji Glove and Master’s Scroll buffs active. This is Locke’s hardest hitting attack with 8 HP attacks! It will remove Genji Glove and Master’s Scroll, increase the EX gauge, and upgrade Sneak Slash to the + variation.

  • Sneak Slash+ will move Locke’s next turn before the target if it is not already (think Noctis), grants Brigand’s Glove and either Genji Glove or Miracle Shoes.

  • Phoenix Ray will heal and battery the party. This is not tied to any of Locke’s buffs so only use in case of emergency healing!

  • Mirage Dive is a fast+ charging EX, taking typically 1 skill use to charge. This grants his Treasure Hunter and Master's Scroll buffs. Treasure Hunter grants stat boosts to Locke and either HP or BRV regen at the start of his turn.

  • Locke’s LD grants his new overhead buff. This buff will greatly increase Locke’s damage and also allow Locke to retain a large portion of his BRV with every HP attack. This LD will also grant Brigand’s Glove & Thief's Bracer, Genji Glove, and Master’s Scroll, allowing Locke to immediately use Genji Glove x Master’s Scroll after LD. You may wish to save the LD use for longer fights but if attempting to rush the boss, can be used to repeatedly use his hard hitting HP variation.

  • Locke’s AA, Steal Item, will remove all debuff from Locke, grant either Genji Glove or Miracle Shoes, set enemy BRV to 0, gain the reduced amount of BRV, and dispel 4 buffs from the enemy. Lots off utility in this 1 button!

  • Locke’s BT aura provides very strong damage boosts to the party, allows the entire party to ignore defense, makes the party unbreakable, and heals the party to 50% HP everytime they drop below 50% from an enemy HP attack

Burst Rotation (Most Damage)

Big HP -> LD -> Big HP -> EX -> S1+ -> Big HP (Lucky) OR S2 (Unlucky) -> Finisher

Skill names of the rotation shown above:

Genji Glove x Master's Scroll -> Dagger Dance -> Genji Glove x Master's Scroll -> EX -> S1+ -> Genji Glove x Master's Scroll (Lucky) OR S2 (Unlucky)


Setting up this Burst Phase:

AA -> BT+ Finisher -> LD -> Enter Burst Phase

Locke Tips and Tricks video by Black Nero

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