Infographic (August 2020)

Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Ifrit choose 3 / 4 / 7

  • Shiva choose 3 / 4 / 7

  • Pande choose 3 / 4 / 6,

  • Alexander choose 3 / 5 / 6

  • Odin choose 4 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 3 / 4 / 6

  • For any summons not shown here, please use our Board Passives Cheat Sheet located on Summon Hub!

Additional Weapons

  • Lila Edge: ATK & mBRV +20% for 6T after breaking an enemy

    • Acquire by purchasing in the Power Token Exchange

  • Manikin Weapon: Adds S1 & S2 BRV DMG +10%

    • Acquire by finishing Act 2, Chapter 5 and going to Chapter 5.8

Gameplay Notes:

  • Red Spiral vs White Whorl

    1. Red Spiral & Whiteout (470% potency, + ver. 520%)

    2. White Whorl & Luminescence (468% potency, + ver. 508%)

    3. White Whorl has more overflow and BRV refund, and is best used when you already have a high BRV amount. Red Spiral's lower overflow & BRV refund are generally best when chaining skills or avoiding break as Whiteout will battery Vaan after the attack.

    4. If you don't have any strong BRV Regen supports on your team, it will be marginally better to chain Red Spiral+'s inside of your Burst window. Video

      1. This does depend heavily on whether you have Red Spiral+ available in your Burst window.

  • White Whorl is the preferred free skill as your party generally will battery Vaan, making the boosted overflow & refund superior in a team setting. Also the Blind utility is quite powerful!

  • Pyroclasm should absolutely be skipped when Vaan has his [Mist] buff - opt to continue to use skills instead!!!

  • Earthen Eruption is Vaan's only AoE shave, so you may need one when in a pinch.

  • Check our debuffs page to see which imperilers can allow Vaan to hit weakness with his skills!

Sphere Recommendations:

  • A spheres: Very straight forward - MATK +15% spheres or any other ATK sphere to complement the lack of imperil, pump up those stats!

  • E spheres: Avoid spheres that give more generic debuffs, Vaan needs ATK and mBRV. Eald and Kefka spheres are premium! Yuffie and Seymour are also amazing.

Burst Rotation:

Always enter Burst with + versions of your skills.

Use LD > S1 > S1 > S1 > S1/S2 in single-target when weaknesses don't matter.

Use LD > EX > S1 > S1 > S1/S2 in multi-target as EX splashes and refunds.

Use S1 > S2 > EX > HP++ > LD if you want Mist for bonus uses outside of Burst, since Mist will expire in Burst mode unlike other buffs. Make sure to be battery'd before entering Burst (use AA too), this will make S1 refund a lot for S2, EX refund a lot for HP++ and LD will cap.

Featured Videos & How-to-Plays

How-to-Play Vaan by Jin Lee!

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