Maria

Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Pandemonium choose 3 / 4 / 6

  • Odin choose 3 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 4 / 5 / 6

  • Usuals:

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

    • Leviathan, Alexander, Diabolos 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 - BRV DMG or ATK boosts

  • C Sphere - Her own, Llyud or Alphinaud's

  • D Sphere - Focus on any ATK sphere, Wakka would require another buff on her but risky against enemies that debuff more than 2 slots

How-To-Play Notes

  • Open with Maria’s LD to apply her debuff to all enemies. If it’s a trash wave, consider opening with S2 to buff your party’s attack. Basically, you want to upkeep buffs on the party, and upkeep your debuffs on the enemy. You’ll use your LD again to refresh Hitote, generally when it’s at 1, so you don’t lose the HP DMG up that it provides after the enemy’s next turn.

    • Hitote is an incredible debuff, which uniquely shaves the enemy down to 0 BRV BEFORE their turn. There's nothing else like it in the game

  • Proper Shot is for a big battery effect, splashing damage onto non targets.

  • Arrow Rain has more utility, smaller battery, shaving AoE, but the damage is split. It will heal your party which is very helpful, and also buff your party’s ATK. Note that if they already have a better ATK up buff, Maria’s buff won’t be applied to them.

  • Explosive Bow recharges in 2 skill uses, providing convenient gravity after an enemy turn, while more importantly providing battery.

    • Free skill use can go to AA to maintain the buffs or a skill for longevity