Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Odin choose 3 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 4 / 6 / 7

  • For any summons not shown here, please use our Board Passives Cheat Sheet located on Summon Hub!

Additional Weapons

  • Manikin Weapon: Adds S1 & S2 BRV DMG +10%

    • Acquire by finishing Act 2, Chapter 5 and going to Chapter 5.8

Supplementary Notes to the Infographic Analysis:

The infographic covers the key critical points and should be reviewed prior to delving into the in-depth notes

Gameplay Notes:

  • The most important part of Noctis's kit is to understand his + versions and turn jumping. His + versions of Shooting Star and Warp Strike are enabled once you hit a broken enemy with the base variants, and have bonus effects. One of those effects is that Noctis, after acting, will move his next turn in front of your target's next turn, but only if his next turn is after the target's next turn! Don't get it yet? No problem, here it is in image :

  • Be careful! If in this example Noctis played twice before B, his turn wouldn't move in front of A. Noctis will only move his turn before the enemy's turn if Noctis's next turn is after the enemy's turn. This makes Noctis very compatible with delayers, as you can safely delay your enemies without fear that this mechanic will delay Noctis anymore.

  • With his LD buff [Warpstep], your entire team benefits this turn jump effect! Isn't that fun? That buff CANNOT be extended.

  • Don't forget that Noctis's EX is melee, be sure to bring out an enchanter if it's locked out.

  • [Point-Blank Warp] is also one of Noctis's core mechanics, which will trigger a bonus attack on enemies you hit with Shooting Star+, Warp Strike+, Steel Pirouette and HP++. Note that only non + versions of Shooting Star and Warp Strike can inflict that debuff (other than the EX).

Team Synergy Notes:

  • Note that his [Warpstep] buff *cannot* be extended

  • Garnet has everything Noctis adores, but she has 2 buffs given to party and 4 on herself, so be very careful how you pair them with a third.

  • Quistis and Ami are also solid characters to pair with Noctis too, as delays don't affect him in any way.

  • Of course...Keiss is his best friend in most cases, that combo will live on for months to come.

Sphere Recommendations:

  • A spheres: His own sphere and Layle's are the spheres that very few characters can use. Otherwise, max ATK and BRV DMG without thinking.

  • E spheres: Yuffie, Irvine, Seymour, Emperor...the choice is yours.

BT rotation :

This is possibly the most common and effective BT rotation :

  • Be sure that Shooting Star+ is available

  • Use EX before entering BT to get the free skill once inside.

  • Then go S1+ > EX > S1 > S1+ > LD

  • This will give you a lot of damage in AoE and LD buffs right at the end, since using LD before last turn will waste the [Warpstep] buff.

Character Board Summary

Credits to Toku Bap for his spreadsheet

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