Special thank you to y0shimuRa for their beautiful art for Machina's infographic!

Infographic (December 2021)

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, Alexander, Diabolos 4 / 5 / 6

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

Sphere Recommendations

can be found at our Sphere Hub!

  • A Sphere: Melee Attacker that wants ATK or BRV DMG Spheres

  • B Sphere: The usuals (see link)

How-To-Play Notes

  • Start with Stunning Slash to drop [Spiral's Lynchpin]

  • Free skill usually goes to Awakening for free damage and to get Furious Blades+

  • With BT+ 3/3:

    • use Finisher then spam Furious Blades (Burst) in Burst phase

    • Ideally go into BT phase with 3 stacks of BT effect with 7T remaining to cover the entire phase

    • To get 3 stacks of his BT Effect quickly, set up a launch for Machina to act in or let the boss have a turn with his [Spiral's Lynchpin] up as both these will grant a stack

  • Without BT:

    • You want to make use of his free turns and high turn rate from Furious Blades(+), Awakening and Additional Attacks

  • Cyclone Drive now has instaBREAK which can help in a pinch if you can't shave quickly enough

  • Guardian Blades isn't a great attack, but the buff comes with a regen which can help his next HP dumps build momentum

  • With BT+, HA+ and a proper support/call network he can melt bosses very quickly for a bit

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.
  • BRV Reprieve is trash and literally does nothing!

  • Guardian Blades Focused Attack (ONLY vs AoE fights, remember to equip vs 1 enemy)

  • DEF passives

  • Bonus Up All (it’s a borderline good effect)

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