Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • 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 : BRV DMG should take priority since he already ignores DEF a lot.

  • E Sphere - He doesn't debuff often (if ever) so a break or max HP condition are better suited for him.

How-To-Play Notes

  • Shadow is actually very easy to play. He wants to dodge enemy attacks. You can draw enemies onto you with calls that debuff Lock (

  • Open with his LD to get his buffs up.

  • First free skill goes to Wild Throw, single target multi attack that ignores defense. This is his go-to damage skill

  • Second free skill goes to AA, Set Evasion Up, *usually*. This will guarantee evasion for 3 turns. Do keep in mind that if Shadow has another turn coming up before the enemy, you might just want to use another Wild Throw here, and then burn one AA on his next turn. Shadow is extremely fast, so there’s a possibility that the next action after may jump his turn. Not a big deal, but it can be a little annoying as you are sacrificing damage.

  • Maintain your framed buff with Shadow Stealth. This is really all this skill should be used for, unless you’re worried about running out of S2

  • Use your EX when it’s charged and when you don’t have a free skill use.

  • Assassination again to either upkeep your LD buff, or if you are in need of hogging turns.