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, Alexander, Diabolos 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 or ATK boosts

  • E Spheres - Debuffs often so the usual ATK (and mBRV) spheres like Yuffie, Emp, Seymour or add some utility to him

How-To-Play Notes

  • Free ability use on his first turn can be used on AA to set Poison on all targets and gain his AA effect as he has plenty of skill uses. Whenever Thancred’s new LD buff reaches 5 stacks, you gain access to Trick Attack to apply his new debuff on all targets. This should be used immediately to avoid wasting stacks. To speed up how many time's he can use Trick Attack, build up Ninki with his skills, once above 3 stacks, use BRV++ (Ninki), use the free skill on AA and then pass the turn. If at 5 stacks, using BRV++ (Ninki) will still let you use his enhanced EX for more damage to pass the turn!

  • Jugulating Wasp (S1) grants a generic stat buff to Thancred and increases his Ninki stacks by 2.

  • Shadow Fang (S2) grants another generic stat buff to Thancred and also increases his Ninki stacks by 2. This also inflicts Poison to all targets.

  • Bhavacakra is Thancred’s EX, taking 3 skill uses to charge. His best personal button to pass the turn.

  • Dream Within a Dream & Assassinate (LD) grants Wish within a Name with 5 stacks.

    • Wish within a Name increases Thancred’s damage and allows Thancred to use Trick Attack when at 5 stacks. Stacks increase by 1 after each of Thancred’s turns. It also allows Thancred to do extra damage on his single target attacks.

    • Trick Attack is a free and instant turn skill which increases all of Thancred’s buffs by 1 turn. It resets stacks of Wish within a Name and inflicts Trick Attack debuff on all targets. Trick Attack boosts the HP Damage taken of the target.