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.
  • Odin choose 3 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 4 / 5 / 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!

Sphere Recommendations

NOTE: The sphere letters below are hyperlinked to our Sphere Hub which lists all available spheres sorted by effect!
  • 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 full spheres.

How-To-Play Notes

  • Rude is extremely easy to play! Just remember that if your team takes damage, there won’t be much 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!

  • Check out Sephy’s channel for some Rude runs (and other FF7 characters)!

Team Synergy Notes

  • Check our roles page for healers, the more frequent the healing, the more battery that will be generated for the party

  • 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.

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.
  • 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.