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Infographic (April 2021)

Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Odin choose 4 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 3 / 4 / 6

  • Usuals:

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

    • Leviathan, Pandemonium, Alexander 4 / 5 / 6

    • Diabolos 4 / 6 / 7

  • For more details and help with summons, check Summon Hub!

7 HG Armor: Encouragement

  • Self BRV granted +5%, Held BRV +10% (109998)

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

  • Open with LD to gain access to her relevant framed buff. Future uses of Paradigm Shift should be used to maintain this buff!

  • Since all her debuffs are at wave start now, her auras are immediately active after LD. Be sure to use Moonlight to apply your massive ATK buff, but note that it also applies your least useful debuff. Moonlight is best for its larger party battery, but doesn’t shave as well as Wound.

  • Wound applies her powerful poison and mBRV Down debuffs, both of which are the strongest versions in the game (for generic debuffs at least). Wound is also her best AoE BRV shaving attack. This is best to use if enemies cleanse her debuffs!

  • Ultima Arrow is a single target BRV shave. You want to make sure that the target is broken after the BRV hits, or else you won’t get the 100% splash. This recharges in 2 skill uses. She can spam skills for 31 of her turns if you have all of her artifacts, just be careful with her high turn rates from her skills (see below under Removable Passives).

  • Don’t forget to use her Advance All for a BT or summon phase!

  • HP++ is a useful option if another ally has topped off her BRV already and she got a quick turn after using Moonlight.

Team Synergy Notes

  • Fast characters like her sister, Ultimecia, & Aranea will love Serah's buffs and BRV regen!

  • In single target fights, prepare to bring 2 more debuffs at least to get the 6 needed for her powerful auras.

  • Careful of debuffs, otherwise Serah is compatible with most party comps, so long as you focus primarily on countering the boss if Serah alone does not do it. Check our debuffers page to see which framed debuffers you can stack her debuffs alongside!

Sphere Recommendations

  • A sphere: Focus solely on raw ATK, not Magic ATK, to boost her battery & damage. Her buddy Noel's is best!

  • C sphere: She has encouragement armor. Paladin Cecil, Refined Paladin Cecil are absolutely best and Lilisette is good as well. These should be the only considerations that you need. No others are even remotely close to as strong as these 3 for Encouragement Armor characters.

  • E sphere: Focus solely on raw ATK again (Seymour strikes again), but if you want to give her Quistis mBRV aura, it’s a reasonable alternative.

Removable Passives

  • BRV Attack+ Up (never used)

  • You may want to slow her down:

    1. Break Speed Up (10% SPD for 1T after breaking)

    2. Debuff Initiative (10% SPD)

    3. Debuff Initative II (30% SPD)

    4. Quick Wound

    5. Quick Moonlight

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