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Summon Board Passive selections:
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 Spheres: Strago loves BRV DMG and/or overflow spheres. Ciaran, his own, and Cyan are fantastic choices, but you can also choose any BRV DMG or ATK spheres for Strago.
You’ll want to open with Strago’s AA, Set Soul of Thamasa Attack Up, to gain his valuable buff. Maintain this buff at all times! If you lose it, use your AA again! Your attack won’t execute twice unless you have this buff at the time you use the skill.
Quasar (S1) is his bread & butter for damage, since it’s full damage and ignores defense. This is your best choice whenever Strago has a free skill use!
BRV 2 Death (S2) is his utility skill, used to instantly break enemies that have an even amount of BRV (divisible by 2). This skill doesn’t hit as hard as Quasar, so it can be used as filler to recharge EX.
Sabre Soul (EX) recharges in 2 skill uses. Strago’s EX damage in AoE fights is staggering when he is set up properly and supported by your allies so use this as often as possible!
Grand Delta (LD) unbreaks & instant-breaks enemies twice as long as you have Soul of Thamasa buffed. This is his best form of utility. He has lots of uses of this, and it gives him a free ability use after, which should usually be Quasar.
Burning 1000 Needles (FR) breaks unbroken enemies before the first BRV hit connects. It will also pull enemies out of their broken state after each HP. It asks for:
+20% for Magic ability on turn
+40% on BREAK/vs broken enemies (+60% if it was Strago's turn)
This is an easy 60% for magic attackers and 80% for Strago.
Allies attacking a broken enemy will gain 50% HP DMG and Limit which is easy to achieve in most fights and a significant boost.
Team Synergy Notes
Pair him with Supports/BT effects that provide HP DMG Limit to make his EX hit that much harder.
Allies with EX recharge like Ashe, Llyud, etc are great to keep Strago hitting extremely hard with EX. Bahamut Summon's Megaflare buff will also keep Strago spamming EX which is great in Force Time.
Strago with Lunafreya's Quick Prayer and calling Bahamut Summon on his turn deals MONSTROUS damage at the end of Force Time if setup correctly.
If Strago’s 2 skill recharge isn’t working, it’s probably because of an ally with a SPD up aura for the party. Look to remove Strago’s Buff Speed Up passive to try to restore that 2 skill recharge cycle with him!
Removable PassivesNOTE: 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.
BRV Attack++ HP Attack++ Dualcast Up (Strago is a skill spammer so you won’t need this in most cases!)
Bonus Up All (5% BREAK Bonus Up is marginal at best)
Buff Speed Up (SPD +10% has no other stats with it, so it can be removed if needed, but it’s usually not wise to slow down your aggressive damage dealer)