Rosa

Reno Lufenia was so brutal the first time around... they removed the orb LOL! That doesn't make it cake, check our Lufenia Research!

Character Notes & Recommendations

Have updates or suggestions? Contact us via Reddit or Discord, find our info Behind the Scenes!

Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Odin choose 3 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 3 / 4 / 6

  • Usuals:

    • Ifrit, Shiva, Ramuh, Brothers 4 / 5 / 7

    • Leviathan, Pandemonium, Diabolos, Alexander 4 / 5 / 6

  • For more details and help with summons, check 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

How-To-Play Notes

  • Open with LD to get her strong LD buff active. The LD buff will start with 2 stacks minimum, since Rosa has 3 buffs after her LD, and Reraise is active on the party. You’ll want to use LD again generally to maintain this buff, or if you need AoE shaving and your EX isn’t charged

  • You can generally spam Divine Blast if all of your buffs are active and healthy. It’s a single target attack that batteries allies and has a 20% HP heal to the party. It has good potency to BRV shave if you need it.

  • Pray is used as a battery and massive 80% HP heal to the party. Use this for healing or to maintain your Rosa’s Prayer buff, or if you need to stall a turn, since it’s a free turn and has a higher turn rate than Divine Blast.

  • Luminous Arrow is your EX and takes 2 skills to recharge roughly, but certain team comps may force 3 skills if your first 2 skills after EX were both Pray.

  • Rosa can spam skills for 43 of her turns, which is higher than normal - don’t worry about running out.

  • Free skill use, for this reason, is always on Pray for the free battery

  • Aim is your transformed BRV+ from your LD buff. It’s useful when Rosa wants to shave AoE and her EX isn’t charged and you don’t want to use her LD. Just note that this is a pretty edge case and the potency of the attack is low, so you might be better off using a normal skill.

Team Synergy Notes

  • Consider using Hope or Sazh calls to add more buffs to the party and max her LD buff stacks. Other calls also work, these are just examples that also are useful in their own right.

  • As stated on the graphic, using her with an attacker and a utility character (who can handle and maintain the Lufenia orb) is generally her preferred but not required setup.

Sphere Recommendations

NOTE: The sphere letters below are hyperlinked to our Sphere Hub which lists all available spheres sorted by effect!
  • C spheres: Paladin Cecil or his RF sphere are best for both of these slots. 2 RF are fine as they will stack. If no Paladin Cecil available, Alphinaud or Maria is an average alternative.

  • D sphere: Any ATK sphere will do the trick here, just avoid Wakka since it needs 5 buffs

Removable Passives

NOTE: Passives should generally only be removed if you lack CP space. There are very rare occasions where a character has a bad passive that disrupts their optimal gameplay.
  • Chain Bonus (this passive belongs in a trash can on fire at the moment of the destruction of the universe)

  • HP Attack++ Up (never used)

  • Aim Up (rarely ever used)

  • Blessed Archery Focused Attack (useless in AoE fights, but important in single target fights)

  • Break Bonus Up (marginal effect, boosting Break Bonus by 20% when she inflicts a break)