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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.
Odin choose 3 / 6 / 7
Bahamut choose 4 / 5 / 6
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 RecommendationsNOTE: The sphere letters below are hyperlinked to our Sphere Hub which lists all available spheres sorted by effect!
A Spheres: Physical Attacker that deals Weakness and wants ATK or BRV DMG Spheres. Physical ATK or Melee ATK are good too!
E Sphere: Boost her ATK, Phys ATK or drop a debuff/debuff aura
Paine's Full Throttle is based on her positioning and allies, we'll break it down a bit more in detail here:
If she's on the Left/Bottom or Middle, she will grant the party
BRV DMG, BRV Steal, BRV Gains Up, Overflow boosts & BRV Gain on BRV hit battery
If she's on the Right/Top or Middle, she will debuff the enemies with:
HP DMG Taken up, BRV & HP DMG dealt and BRV Gains down and a BRV Poison
If on the Left/Bottom or Right/Top, she full commits to one of these and doesn't grant the other. If she's in the Middle she gets both but only half as effective as if she were on one side or the other (5 stacks max instead of 10. For more numbers, see the infographic)
Allies and Calls raise her Full Throttle stacks depending on their placement so party formation needs to take this information into account as well
Stacks will go up after 2 buffs/debuffs are applied. Paine keeps track so if an ally grants 3 buffs, she will only raise 1 stack, but once another ally grants a buff, the 2nd stack will raise (up until max limit)
Paine herself cannot raise her stacks!
The rest of her kit is much more straight forward, maintain her debuff on enemies and upkeep her buffs.
Break Attack (S1) reapplies her Status Break debuff
Black Sky (S2) and S1 both reapply her Dressphere buff
Sword Dance+ (EX) does a ton of damage, restores a use of S1 and reapplies her Wing Power buff
Wild Throttle (LD) is also a clutch cleansing/dispeling tool as she removes party debuffs and enemy buffs should you need them
Dark Shroud (FR) also removes allied debuffs and enemy buffs and sets up the party for a very comfy Force Time as it asks for:
Attacking an enemy with Status Break on turn: 20%
Stacking buff/effect on active ally on turn: 30%
Party buff/Enemy debuff count is 10 or more: 30%
This totals to 80% FR Bonus on turn and she enables most of these conditions by herself. The stacking buff/effect can come from her BT however the easiest way to meet it is still with Rydia LDCA or if a unit already has one. (Stacking effects usually have roman numerals)
Gullwing Rush (BT) also has a lot going on so hang on to your wings! She offers BRV & HP DMG Limit up to the party, some enemy debuffs and can apply buffs/debuffs depending on where she stands.
If she's on the Left/Bottom, Paine and allies to her Right/Above her will grant the party a stack of Pumice Feather. When an ally acts with 3+ stacks of it, they will gain a free, instant turn and remove 3 stacks. If they only had 3 stacks, the buff goes away until they act normally again. It behaves similarly to free, instant turns granted by break and cannot be directly chained.
If she's on the Right/Top, Paine and allies to her Left/Below her will apply a turn of Mute Wing to the enemies. Mute Wing is an HP silence and each time an ally applies the debuff, the duration is extended. The ally that attacks will apply the debuff.
If she's in the Middle, the ally to her left/below her can apply Mute Wing while the ally to her right/above her gains Pumice Feather stacks.
No matter where she stands, she will HP Poison the enemies after anyone's turn, however being on the Right/Top makes it hit the hardest.