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 4 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 3 / 4 / 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 Spheres - Focus ATK, BRV DMG primarily. ATK & iBRV spheres are great choices also. Kuja RF sphere is a great budget option

  • E Sphere - Focus ATK & MATK. Seymour, Kefka, Emperor are some of the best. Refined Faris sphere is a mediocre budget option. Her own sphere shouldn’t be put on anyone for now, it’s terrible and uses a precious debuff slot on a below average effect

How-To-Play Notes

  • Open with Apocalypse, S1 and S2 to get her going! C85 makes her EX charged at QS as well as improving longevity by making the next 2 turns + ability uses free!

  • Protean Swords+ is her last resort for damage (unless it's a single target fight, then use this more) as it has

    • alternating hits; whichever enemy you aim at, will be hit last in the chain.

    • 2 enemies: Aim at A: ABABABABA

    • 3 enemies: Aim at B: ACBACBACB

  • Hell’s Judgment+ is her go-to damage skill, and is always what you use after EX for free, unless there is only one enemy. Use this to make sure enemies always have her useful debuff (DEF & Sap debuff)

  • Apocalypse recharges in either 3 skill uses.

    • BT phase recommended skill setup: EX > S2 > S2 > S2 > LD > S2 > Finisher

    • If she has a free skill or 2, save LD for the last hit.

    • Note that Junction Griever will not decrease in Burst, so following the BT phase, she will have 3 turns back to back, but the first skill will not be free use.

  • Use Shockwave Pulsar specifically to maintain your buff. Just be sure that your buff has at least 2 turns on it before you use Apocalypse, otherwise your free skill use won’t have her buff

Team Synergy Notes

  • Look to pair her with strong supports and linked attackers to make use of her many turns

  • Thanks to Junction Griever not decreasing in Burst, she can take advantage of Instant/Abnormal Turn Rate Force Conditions.

  • Works well with linked attackers, however she can't steal turns as well as other units may be able to

Bad passives (if you lack enough CP to equip important passives):

  • Hell's Judgment Focused Attack (only good versus single enemies… and you probably won’t use Ultimecia in your party in that case)

  • Maelstrom Up (just note that this is excellent for BRV shaving you will likely use this in longer quests where longevity is important

  • HP Attack+ HP Attack++ Up (ONLY remove if planning to go skill spam and complete in under 40 turns)

  • Note: Buff Speed Up does not affect her EX recharge. You would need to remove Buff Attack Speed Up to lower her recast to 2 skills + 2 BRV/HP, but reducing your damage dealer’s ATK by 40% is not advised.

  • DEF passives