Character Notes & Recommendations

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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.
  • Ifrit choose 3 / 4 / 7

  • Shiva choose 3 / 4 / 7

  • Odin choose 4 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 3 / 4 / 6

  • Usuals:

    • Ramuh, Brothers 4 / 5 / 7

    • Leviathan, Pandemonium, Diabolos, Alexander 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 - Magic damage dealer who hits weakness often. He wants ATK, MATK or BRV DMG.

    • While his Ice moves battery on iBRV, it's not too important of a focus however can be a nice bonus on ATK/iBRV spheres if you have some.

How-To-Play Notes

These notes are thanks to the work of Renki#4255, who proactively wrote these notes, allowing Cel to edit & add them here.
  • Papalymo has 2 stances, Astral Fire and Umbral Ice. Astral Fire is more centered around doing aoe damage while Umbral Ice is single target. Papalymo’s new LD grants him an overhead allowing him to gain access to very strong HP and BRV variations to greatly increase his damage output. Papalymo starts the fight with a free ability use and instant turn rate and his EX gauge nearly charged. This can be used to swap from Fire to Ice and deal strong single target damage followed by his EX.

  • Astral Fire (S1) will remove his Umbral Ice buff and grant Astral Fire. This grants some decent stat buffs to Papalymo. Astral Fire will also inflict Fire Resist Down on all targets.

  • Umbral Ice (S2) will remove his Astral Fire buff and grant Umbral Ice. This buff will boost Papalymo’s stats and provide a BRV regen. Umbral Ice also inflicts Ice Resist Down on the target.

  • Papalymo has 2 EX attacks that are dependent on whichever stance he is in. His EX is slow charging, typically taking 3 skill uses to charge and have free turns with instant turn rate. Both EXs will inflict their respective Elemental Resist Down on the target(s) while extending Papalymo’s self buffs by 3 turns and granting 1 stack of Polyglot - his overhead.

  • Despair (LD) is a free turn with instant turn rate. It will remove Umbral Ice and grant Astral Fire, a new LD buff, and increase his overhead stacks by 1. This new LD buff grants numerous buffs to Papalymo’s damage. Once the stacks reach 10, his overhead gains 1 stack and his LD buff stacks reset to 1. Maintain this buff with your life.

  • Xenoglossy (BRV) is a very strong single target attack that is a free turn with instant turn rate. Xenoglossy does more damage than Foul and you will probably use this more often than not for Polyglot stack usage.

  • Foul (HP) provides aoe damage that is a free turn with instant turn rate and provides a free skill use next turn. Foul extends Papalymo's longevity, but isn't really a concern