Tifa

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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!

7 HG Armor: Attack

  • Self BRV DMG Limit +15% (11498), Held BRV +15% (114998)

8HG Armor+: BRV Limit++

  • Self BRV DMG Limit +30% & HP DMG Limit +10%

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

How-To-Play Notes

  1. Tifa opens with Battle Cry to get her Zangan Way buff up. The instant turn rate and BRV refund will allow her next attack to hit harder. This skill is best used when multiple enemies need to be BRV shaved.

  2. The other buff Tifa is missing at Quest start is her LD buff. Use Meteor Crusher next to get her impactful LD buff up. The buff lasts long enough that you can aim to use this well before the buff falls off, generally when your team has all of their HP DMG up or BT effects active for even more damage.

  3. Beat Rush/+ is just a very hard hitting skill, just note that it will get downgraded if you use it and the enemy you’re punching ends up not broken. If you’re worried you won’t shave them, punch the broken target, and use your S2 or EX or LD on the unbroken one, or let someone else break them.

    • Don’t forget that Beat Rush Recovery Attack Up can be used to get a use back of this skill

  4. Battle Cry is an instant and free turn that can be used to chain big damage windows, helpful for lowering enemies to HP thresholds before they get a turn.

  5. HP+ Full Throttle is 1 use after using LD. It can be used whenever you like after the LD, it’s a convenient instant turn skill. You can spend the free skill on AA to recover a Beat Rush while also getting ATK +15%, or if you want to chain damage, you can free use Battle Cry to further chain lots of damage, all while not using a turn!

  6. Dolphin Blow Combo recharges in 2 skill uses generally, but 3 Battle Cry’s since they are instant turn rate. The launch and delay is quite nice if you have your party batteried up with a lot of BRV. With 26 skill uses, she has an insane amount of longevity, covering 43 actions of spamming skills (10-13 of these actions are free turn), lasting well over 100 turns in any fight.

Team Synergy Notes

  • Tifa isn’t reliant on a support whatsoever, but certainly HP DMG is the best aura in the game, and works beautifully with her simple kit. See our roles page for a list of HP DMG up characters!

Sphere Recommendations

NOTE: The sphere letters below are hyperlinked to our Sphere Hub which lists all available spheres sorted by effect!
  • A spheres: Focus only on BRV DMG and/or ATK. ATK +15% or BRV DMG +10% is best. Noel, Cloud, Raijin are among the best, but use the link to pick any sphere in these categories.

  • D sphere: Hope is the clear best sphere, but any of the ATK D spheres outside of Wakka work well!

Removable Passives

NOTE: 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.
  • Tifa is one of the earliest characters, so many passives are quite useless for the current era of the game. Plenty to remove if you lack CP space

  • HP Attack+ Up (this can’t even be triggered if she’s MLB)

  • Chain Bonus (one of the most useless passives in the game)

  • Power Break (actively bad and useless simultaneously)

  • Skeleton Slayer (only triggers when using BRV++ against a skeleton type, and if you’re Tifa, you’re almost never using BRV++ against any enemy, and even if you did, extra BRV DMG on a BRV+ attack is generally pointless)

  • Spite (in the running for most useless passives in the game)

  • BRV Attack++ HP Attack++ Up (is 43 attacks not enough that you expect to need to HP++? This doesn’t affect her Full Throttle HP+, so it’s fairly useless)

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