Rude

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Infographic (December 2020)

Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Odin choose 3 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 4 / 5 / 6

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7 HG Armor: Support

  • Party ATK +5%, BRV/HP DMG Limit +5%

Call Effects:

  • CA: No lasting effect

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:

  • Rude is extremely easy to play! Just remember that if your team takes damage, there won’t be battery from overhealing until you’re back at max!

  • Combination Arts should be used on turn 1 to get his 100% crit rate (for himself) buffed, and more importantly his healing conversion to battery for the party. The buff is applied before the attack, so you can let it fall off for a turn and then use it if you prefer, just note that your overhealing battery will be turned off for a few turns.

  • Crush Hammer is your AoE BRV shaver with a good heal

  • Materia Tactics is your guaranteed battery for the party with a great heal alongside single target BRV shaving & damage

  • Grand Spark is recharged after 2 skills and also has a good heal

  • Don’t forget to Resist Boost All before a big enemy attack, or before BT/Summon phase!

Team Synergy Notes:

  • Let’s put it like this: we can’t think of any character that Rude doesn’t work well with, but note that very fast characters probably want some BRV regen, otherwise they'll dance circles around Rude without battery.

  • Gau and in the future Firion are amazing when paired with him since they provide off-turn healing which is converted to huge batteries.

  • Make sure Rude is paired with some form of damage boost, whether it’s party ATK auras, crit DMG boost, or enchant/imperil so that he and the rest of the team hit hard.

Sphere Recommendations:

  • A sphere: Focus on ATK/mBRV/BRV DMG, and any of these work. Rude isn’t on your team to shave enemies, so he’s a good candidate for an mBRV only sphere just to boost his battery on Materia Tactics. But likely the best spheres for him are the ATK/mBRV spheres, like Sephiroth & Ardyn which are best on him, if you have any left. Avoid iBRV generally since he has no BRV regen.

  • C sphere: Focus on auras for ATK/mBRV or healing. His own is excellent for him, boosting the party’s mBRV further. Rosa/Porom are nice to give him a small party regen, which he doesn’t normally have, which enables both forms of regen due to his LD buff. If you somehow have Paladin Cecil, that’s also a great choice, or you can use his refined sphere. Leon sphere would work on him but is probably better suited on someone else.

  • D sphere - Focus on ATK/mBRV. Hope’s is by far the best, but settling for any ATK +5% is good. Lyse refined sphere is a good alternate if you’re out of them.

Bad Passives (if lack CP space for important passives):

  • DEF passives

  • BRV Attack++ HP Attack++ - if you’re planning to spam skills (28 turn skill spam, ~84 turns longevity spamming) then this can be safely removed

  • Buff Speed Up - ideally you don’t want a character that has skill based batteries to be slow, else your damage dealers will dance circles around them inefficiently, without battery.

Character Board Summary

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