Vaan

Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Ifrit choose 3 / 4 / 7

  • Shiva choose 3 / 4 / 7

  • Pandemonium choose 3 / 4 / 6

  • Alexander choose 3 / 5 / 6

  • Odin choose 4 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 3 / 4 / 6

  • Usuals:

    • Ramuh, Brothers 4 / 5 / 7

    • Leviathan, Diabolos 4 / 5 / 6

  • For more details and help with summons, check Summon Hub!

Additional Weapons

  • Lila Edge: ATK & mBRV +20% for TT 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

Sphere Recommendations

NOTE: The sphere letters below are hyperlinked to our Sphere Hub which lists all available spheres sorted by effect!
  • A Spheres - Very straight forward - ATK / BRV DMG is best, MATK +15% is also great, can also go Noel, Cloud

  • E Spheres - Avoid spheres that give more generic debuffs, Vaan needs ATK and mBRV. Kefka, Yuffie, Emperor are all great - Paine provides an aura which is pretty interesting!

How-To-Play Notes

  • TLDR: Press buttons and watch enemy HP bars melt, Vaan innately imperils enemies with his attacks so that he he always hits for weakness if not absorbed.

    • Red Spiral vs single target fights, White Whorl vs 2+ target fights!

  • Open with Red Spiral if you need the ATK buff, though depending on your team comp, it may not be needed. If you're just slamming your foot on the gas, open with White Whorl!

  • Both Red Spiral and White Whorl gain additional attacks after 1 use

  • Both Red Spiral and White Whorl gain + versions after 2 uses

  • Earthen Eruption can be used right away or after getting skills to their enhanced versions!

  • Red Spiral gives ATK up buff, and is preferred vs single target due to more hits & BRV gains. It also leaves Vaan with BRV, which can help avoid break, or it can lead to a massive...

  • White Whorl gives mBRV up buff, and is preferred vs AoE due to the splash. It has bigger BRV refunds, so it's great to use if your BRV pool is filled.

  • Pyroclasm++ is now a very strong skill to use between LD buffs so don't shy away from using it!

  • Your AA, BRV Up Attack Advance, can be useful if you're not capped on BRV before wanting to use skills!

  • Wondering about how Vaan's built in imperil works? When he attacks, he lowers enemy resistance to elements and since his comes from an LD board passive it ends up working with imperil debuffs/auras that exist on the field

Team Synergy Notes

  • Note that Vaan's imperil aura is only for himself when he attacks!

  • Give him HP DMG cap up from other blue armors, and get his own blue armor while you're at it

  • BRV Gains up supports can be very helpful to further push refunds since Vaan gets BRV back in his pool based on his HP DMG dealt

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.
  • Spite (worst passive in the game)

  • BRV Attack+ BRV Attack++ Up (never used)

  • HP Attack+ HP Attack++ Up (never used)