E Spheres

About E Spheres

  • They generally lean toward debuffing or raising stats following inflicting debuffs.

  • Keywords for the abbreviations below are referenced at the bottom

  • What is best?

    • Every character is different, and E spheres are possibly the most difficult to place and decide on.

    • Be very mindful of how often a character can inflict a debuff, as many of these trigger based on that.

    • As many of these spheres inflict their own debuffs, choose one that synergizes with their kit. Consider what teams you will use the character in. For example, you may not want to give a 4th or 5th debuff to a character if you plan to run them with an ally that has 3 of their own.

Aura E spheres

Excellent for supports, Paine is the best match for any support that deals weakness damage.

Party ATK +5% & Enemy ATK -10% aura

3T weak DMG

Party BRV Regen

(10% iBRV)
3T debuffing

Party mBRV +5%

6T debuffing

ATK & mBRV E spheres

These are very useful, depending on the character. Seymour is the clear best for an attacker, with Auron, Kefka, & Irvine being nearly equivalent if the attacker's attack types match their sphere. Yuffie & Emperor come right after, being great choices. Eald'narche & Serah only belong on debuffing supports that specifically care about the mBRV stat.

ATK +15%

3% (x5) debuffing

Melee ATK +15%

6T debuffing

Ranged ATK +15%

6T debuffing

Magic ATK +15%

6T debuffing

ATK & mBRV +10%

3T debuffing

ATK +10%

6T debuffing

mBRV +15%

+3% (x5) debuffing

mBRV +10%

6T debuffing

Debuff Inflicting E spheres

These are undeniably the worst spheres in the game. Ultimecia sphere is interesting on Kadaj, and that's about it. These spheres were useful in the CHAOS era, but with the advent of Lufenia & LD weapons, characters have many more important debuffs than these generic effects.

Inflict 6T 30% ATK Down

HP max & crit
HP max & broken

Inflict 30% DEF Down

6T crit & HP max
3T weak DMG

Inflict 30% mBRV Down

6T broken & HP max
AoE 3T AoE crit

Inflict 6T 20% SPD Down

HP max & broken
HP max & crit
on weak DMG

Debuff Aura E spheres

These spheres are situationally very useful. Faris for Poison/Sap Lufenia orbs, and the other 3 being useful for characters that have an E slot but don't inflict a debuff

6T ST Poison aura (30% iBRV) when HP max & critical hit

6T 10% AoE Speed Down aura when HP max & critical hit

6T AoE Poison aura (30% iBRV) when weak DMG

3T 15% Phys ATK Down aura when inflicting BREAK

Other E spheres

Is situationally removing a buff actually better than improving stats? Put this on Ardyn and send a letter to the devs asking why he even has an E slot.

Remove 1 buff from enemy when inflicting BREAK

  • Keywords used under character images:

      • broken - when attacking a broken target or breaking them

      • vs broken - when attacking a broken target

      • on break - when breaking a target

      • crit - when dealing a critical hit

      • weak DMG - when dealing weakness damage

      • debuffed - when any enemy is debuffed

      • vs debuffed - when attacking a debuffed target

      • on evade - after dodging an attack

      • vs not targeted - when attacking an enemy not targeting that character

      • ST BRV or AoE BRV - when dealing single target BRV damage or AoE damage. A normally AoE attack vs a single target counts as an AoE BRV attack