Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

These notes are thanks to the work of Renki#4255, who proactively wrote these notes, allowing Cel to edit & add them here.
  • 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!
  • C Sphere: Alphinaud or pair with a healer for Maria/Garnet.

  • D Sphere: Any ATK raising sphere besides Wakka should be fine

  • E Sphere: Her own is redundant with how much she dispells on her own, boost her ATK

How-to-Play Notes

  • Vanille is a strong utility unit with Battery, Debuffing, Dispelling (including off-turn dispels!) and pretty solid BRV/HP damage auras. For LD only, she's a solid pickup however her high turn rate on most of her skills will probably eat into Force Times unless using a burst phase to guarantee those 6-7 turns (unless you remove her Deprotect/Dispel Lite passives).

  • Deprotect (S1) debuffs all enemies with huge ATK and DEF debuffs.

  • Dispel (S2) removes all buffs from all enemies.

    • Both skills also battery the party

  • Death (EX) recharges in 1 skill use (after initial EX use) and buffs Vanille with Oerba’s Favor and inflicts Assassination on all enemies.

    • Assassination will remove 2 buffs from the enemy upon expiration, place her ATK/DEF down debuffs and do good AoE DMG to enemies while batterying the party.

  • Force Blasters (LD) grants Vanille's Exploitation buff which makes her party auras notable.

    • Exploitation increases the party's BRV/HP damage if the enemy has debuffs as well as if the enemy has no buffs (Yes, they stack). If Vanille is doing her job, you should always get both bonuses. It also raises Party's BRV Gains recieved for free while it's up making her battery much more effective.