Cid Raines

Special thanks to y0shimuRa for his exclusive Raines artwork!

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.
(as he deals BRV DMG in launches he initiates)
(same reason as above)

Sphere Recommendations

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How-To-Play Notes


Quick refresher on wall damage / launch mechanics here

If you're a Raines fan, you can enable an interesting interaction he has when you cancel his FR ability and then select another skill under the right conditions. Here's Theologica's video demonstrating it! tl;dw lots of BRV Gains, OF (gained) and the FR cancel will give Raines his FR HP DMG Limit for the first HP attack which can be a nice boost in damage in his Burst Phase.

Raines' Synergy Infographic by IndolentLard

Raines FR Synergy Infographic thanks to Cross!

RainesMau Looping Infographic (Oct 2021)

Note: While this IG is a bit dated as other turn maniuplating supports (Rem) and other BT effects (Garnet, Ramza, etc.) can replace parts of the IG and function mostly the same. Rem has better personal damage, but might not have as much momentum to steal more turns before the 3rd aurabot runs out of auras, but with current aurabots dealing as much damage as they do it's not as big a worry if they get turns. Rem also allows Raines to use his HP (Heavenly Fist) which he can't do with Aphmau because of how Aphmau's ally LD buff worked.