Pronounced ZAAN-DAY

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.
  • Ifrit choose 3 / 4 / 7

  • Brothers choose 3 / 4 / 5

  • Diabolos choose 3 / 4 / 6

  • Odin choose 4 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 3 / 4 / 6

  • Usuals:

    • Shiva, Ramuh 4 / 5 / 7

    • Leviathan, Pandemonium, 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: ATK & BRV DMG are the primary focus above all else. Remember that Xande can hit weak damage consistently, so those triggers might be more appropriate for him (like Seven/Rydia/Prishe as an example).

How-To-Play Notes

  • Start with EX since it's charged. LD & S1 the turns following and he will enchant the party with Dark element! From here, press EX and S2 for damage. LD is also good for damage but probably best used during Force Time.

  • Libra Combo (S1) refreshes his debuff

  • Quaga (S2) refreshes one of his buffs

  • Meteor (EX) refreshes and improves his EX buff

  • Destruction-Quaga (LD) is nice for a clutch rebreak on most enemies and has decent damage

    • LD call can be useful in certain fights/FR that ask for Dark element

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.
  • DEF passives

  • BRV Attack++ HP Attack++