Character Notes & Recommendations

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Summon Board Passive selections:

  • Odin choose 3 / 6 / 7

  • Bahamut choose 4 / 5 / 6

  • Usuals:

    • Ifrit, Shiva, Ramuh, Brothers 4 / 5 / 7

    • Leviathan, Pandemonium, Alexander, Diabolos 4 / 5 / 6

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

Sphere Recommendations

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  • Yda has a BRV gain on her EX+ passive, so she benefits from spheres like Cinque or Iroha, and she's otherwise a melee attacker that debuffs with Touch of Death and likes to break.

How-To-Play Notes

  • Yda is extremely unique and most of it comes from her LD buff as it grants her access to HP+++. If an enemy is unbroken, point Yda’s HP+++ at them (provided the orb is being maintained). Breaking an enemy with HP+++ gives her a free instant turn AND queues her next turn right after (this queued turn isn’t free). It also extends her buffs, so you never need to worry about upkeeping buffs from any of her other skills. See below for infinite turns.

  • On her free turns you can use her other skills:

  • Snap Punch is best used after her HP+++, so you have the hard hitting + version. It’s a single target shave and gives her some strong generic buffs

  • Touch of Death is also single target, dropping her poison, sap, & hp poison onto enemies (using 2 debuff slots). This has 100% splash, so it can be good in AoE situations provided that Snap Punch+ isn’t capping. Also good if she’s being targeted as there’s a big BRV gain afterward.

  • Tornado Kick is just hard hitting AoE BRV + single target HP. Big damage against a single target. Also a BRV gain here.

ATTN Ydaroth Enthusiasts!

If you've heard of Ydaroth or wondered how Yda achieves low turn count clears, on top of her infinite turns, there is an interaction that allows her consecutive turns from HP+++ to both not count for turn count. What you'll need:

  • Yda EX+ 3/3 & Yda LD

  • Sephiroth BT (base is enough)

  • Kain, Freya, Cissnei, Exdeath, Yang, Vayne, etc. (basically any linked attacker who aren't Cor or Cod that will take Yda's breaks/turns

  • 3 calls to handle the fight's mechanics whether its for surviving threshold/force attacks or to enable damage a bit more

If you have the pieces and the fight allows for it, congrats! You can Ydaroth it.

  • Use Sephiroth's call then he needs to BT and have his BT effect up.

  • Setup whichever linked attacker listed above (use call, use appropriate BT+, LD, etc. unless you want 14 hour runs I guess)

  • With C90 Yda gets her LD buff right away and therefore HP+++ so you can BRV++, then it's HP+++ all the way down (Yes you can just press the normal Auto button, NOT AUTO+).

  • Make sure your phone has enough battery and stays awake.