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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 4 / 6 / 7
Bahamut choose 3 / 4 / 6
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 RecommendationsNOTE: The sphere letters below are hyperlinked to our Sphere Hub which lists all available spheres sorted by effect!
A Sphere - ATK or BRV DMG. Magic ATK also works. He can also hit for weakness which opens up usable spheres a bit more!
E Sphere - Boost his ATK! His own sphere can be useful, but so are others like Yuffie, Emp, Kefka!
Oblivion (BT) grants him his burst effect that gets stronger as the enemies get weaker.
While it does offer BRV DMG Limit up, he doesn't offer BRV DMG up so make sure to make up for it somehow
Dark Obsessions (FR) removes enemy buffs, gives them some debuffs to help setup his Force Conditions:
Attack an enemy with no buffs (40%)
He will gain an extra 10% when enemies are below 80% mHP and another 10% for when they're below 50%.
The highest FR bonus he can grant then is 60% and that's when enemies are already half dead.
For comparison Lilisette who just came out gives up to 70% ALL THE TIME for just exisiting and having another debuffing call on hand at worst
Team Synergy and Extra Notes
Pair him with another FR user for better bonuses ALL the time unless the other allies joining him bring A LOT of damage to help drop enemies below 50%
To reiterate his gameplan he's not good while enemies are above 80%
Once enemies are below 80% he gets better and can dish out up to 8 HP attacks on 2 targets consistently
When enemies are below 50% he can deal 14 - 16 HP attacks on 2 targets which is much better
Because of this, he's not very strong in some commonly used teams such as Supercharging teams (Hope, Aerith FRs)
He likes fights with minions that can be damaged as dropping them to 50% isn't too much of a challenge to unlock his LD follow up, however the bulk of his damage is single target (S1 is full single target, S2 offers 2 splash attacks and the other 2-6 attacks are single target, EX has 4 attacks that hit non-targets and 9 hit the main target, LD offers 4 attacks on non-targets while 8 hit the main target) meaning while you're aiming at an enemy below 50% they are very likely to die first and if HP wasn't juggled properly he will lose significant firepower against the other enemies which will slow him down considerably.
Having no access to BRV gains means he's at the mercy of his BRV hits so make sure you either boost his BRV damage or help him build/maintian BRV through Sherlotta BT, Cait Sith LDCA, Iroha in party or LDCA, Snow BT effect or similar effects.
BRV shields make him suffer, HP shields he's ok with as he can still steal BRV