Infographic (August 2020)

Character Notes & Recommendations

Notes below last updated August 2020

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Odin choose 3 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 4 / 5 / 6

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

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 (thanks to Belial):

  • You have no reason not to use Break Attack to keep her debuff up all the time now that she can recover uses of it!

  • Black Sky will deal damage from right to left starting from your target, bear that in mind when looking to break.

  • Sword Dance will recharge in 2 skill uses. Note that a party 10% SPD boost from an ally will not change this number, but a 20% will add an HP++ usage to that recharge.

Team Synergy Notes:

  • For Paine to shine, it's best to look for a strong battery that counteracts her low hit counts, while also looking for an mBRV, iBRV, or SPD debuffer. ATK & DEF are nice to haves.

    1. Some of the best allies for Paine are characters such as Quistis, Amidatelion, & Arciela

    2. Other great teammates include Keiss, Ramza, Sherlotta, & Lenna

    3. Note that many of these supports have BRV Regen, which Paine helps to boost with her iBRV aura.

  • Paine's low hit count and potential weakness to shave bosses can be offset by debuffing mBRV. Check our debuffs page to see who you can stack with!

    1. Stacking to 100% mBRV Down will mean that bosses are negated for the first 1/5 of the boss fight.

    2. Stacking to 130% mBRV Down will neuter bosses completely for the first half of the boss fight

    3. Stacking to 150% mBRV Down will neuter the bosses completely for the entire fight, which just becomes a damage race.

Sphere Recommendations:

  • A spheres: Paine can make use of ATK & mBRV spheres, she is not picky.

  • E spheres: If you want to increase her utility, give her a sphere that adds another debuff to her already massive one. Her own sphere is one of the strongest in the game, so be careful who you use it on.

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