Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Ifrit choose 3 / 4 / 7

  • Diabolos choose 3 / 4 / 6

  • Odin choose 4 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 3 / 6 / 7

  • Usuals:

    • Shiva, Ramuh, Brothers 4 / 5 / 7

    • Leviathan, Pandemonium, Alexander 4 / 5 / 6

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

Sphere Recommendations

  • A Spheres: ATK boosts are generally the best thanks to his BRV gains based on ATK, but you can also weave in a Seven sphere or another BRV DMG sphere. Avoid mBRV, he has one of the highest BRV pools in the game

How-To-Play Notes

  • You can open with Meteor to drop his Fire imperil, or opt to hit the gas and Doomsday out of the gate to get his follow ups active. Longevity isn’t a problem with Vivi since he’s usually going to be your friend swap target.

  • Doomsday gets his follow ups to trigger after each of us turns for 5 turns. Just be sure to heal your party back up!

  • Fire+ is now an AoE attack with splash, and it hits hard, it’s your bread and butter attack

  • Focus is now instant turn rate, so this should be used maintaining buffs or for turn manipulation and does more HP dumps making it even spicier

  • After Meteor, you’ll get access to his Double Fire skill, which you should use just before his EX is charged generally. It’s a single target shaving version of Fire+

  • Vivi’s recharge is wonky because of his artifacts boosting his speed. The key is to enable an EX > Fire/Doomsday > Double Fire+ > EX cycle for optimum damage results. Focus' high turn rate means you'll need to weave in an HP++. See Removable Passives below for more information.

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.
  • Dark Soul has a low chance to inflict a weak poison... you can safely remove this

  • Bravery Kill is awful also

  • Buff Speed Up & Break Speed Up can be removed to help enable the cycle below, especially when you have his Buff Attack Speed Boost artifacts

  • Focus on enabling EX > Fire/Doomsday > Double Fire+ > EX cycle