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Chaining

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Chaining is a game mechanic that allows up to a 4 times increase in damage by hitting enemies in quick succession with different units, preferably with attacks of the same element. For each successive hit landed by a different unit, the hit's damage increases - normally by 10%, or by 20% if the hits share an elemental damage type ("elemental chain"), or 40% if the hits occur simultaneously ("spark chain"). The damage continues to increase until the same unit strikes twice in succession, which ends the chain.

Chaining is not explained in-game. It requires the deliberate manual timing of attacks, the selection and development of units that share the same attack pattern (a "chaining family"), as well as a familiarity with that pattern.

In the context of chaining, a unit is described as a "chainer" if they use attacks or abilities that trigger many successive hits. A "finisher" is a unit with an ability that triggers at least one or two massive hits, which can be used at the very end of a chain to profit from the chain's damage bonus.

  • Check chaining families to find which units/skills chain together.
  • Use a single shared element for all chaining units.

Chaining Mechanics[edit | edit source]

By hitting an enemy in quick succession with different units a chain is initiated, which increases the damage of your attack. A chain starts with the second successive hit. If the same unit hits twice in a row that chain ends.

Modifier[edit | edit source]

The formula for chain bonus damage is:


\text {Chain Bonus Damage} = 1 + \text {Chain Modifier} ~ | ~ \text {Max}: 4\times

Chain modifier will increase depending on the chain type registered. These modifiers are cumulative, such that every successive chain will increase the previous chain until the cap of 4x chain bonus damage is reached.

A chain in its most basic form will be registered as either Normal chain or Spark chain:

  • Normal chain is registered if the delay from previous chain is between 0 to 20 frames. If the frame gap from the previous chain is larger than 20 frames, the chain will break.
    • Chain modifier: 0.1
  • Spark chain is registered if there is no delay from previous hit (0 frame). Spark Chain label will appear when such chain occurs. While spark chain occurs when all hits register on the exact same frame, the game orders them internally, see spark chain order. The first in the order will not gain a spark chain modifier, while the rest does.
    • Chain modifier: 0.4

Once the base chain has been registered, the hit will be checked for Elemental chain. Elemental chain adds modifier to the base chain.

  • Elemental chain is registered if the hit has at least 1 same element with the previous chain. Having more same elements will increase chain modifier further. Elemental Chain label will appear when such chain occurs.
    • Chain modifier: 0.2 for each element

Chain modifier with 2 units chaining:

Type Chain modifier # of chain to reach 4x cap
Normal, no element +0.1 30
Spark, no element +0.1 / +0.4 12
Normal, 1 element +0.3 10
Spark, 1 element +0.3 / +0.6 7

For units with the increased 6x cap:

Type Chain modifier # of chain to reach 6x cap
Normal, no element +0.1 50
Spark, no element +0.1 / +0.4 20
Normal, 1 element +0.3 17
Spark, 1 element +0.3 / +0.6 11

Damage Weight[edit | edit source]

Damage weight is a value assigned to each hits of an ability, adding up to 100%. For example, if an ability hits 5 times, and each hit has a weight of 20%, it splits the damage evenly.

However this is not always the case, and some abilities have more weight on the end of their hits, usually called backload damage. This is beneficial when chaining, as the chain modifier starts small and gradually increases, you want your strongest damage portion to hit once the chain modifier have accumulated or capped.

Separating an ability into 2 separate damage will also accomplish the similar thing. For example, a classic Divine Ruination family with 7 hits, can be separated into 6 weak hits + 1 strong hit. The strongest portion will hit once the chain modifier is capped. Hyoh is one example of this kind of user.

There are also some abilities with damage weight not adding up to 100%, essentially making the ability weaker or stronger.

Timing[edit | edit source]

The game logic is tied to the frame rate and runs at 60 frames per second. If the frame rate slows down, so does the game logic.

Whenever you cast an ability, the following will occur:

1. Movement: The unit will move depending on the movement type.
2. Motion: The unit will perform a casting motion depending on the motion type. Majority of abilities with no movement uses the glowing orb motion for 16 frames. Occasionally an ability will have 8 frames of delay, and it is unknown what is causing this. This variable delay cannot be datamined.
3. Attack Frames: The attack will start, and will hit the target depending on their frames.
3. Return: The unit will go back to their starting position, if they move at all. This is always a walking movement, regardless of the ability movement type. This action does not wait for the attack to finish and is performed independently.
4. Cast delay: If the attack is multi-casted, the unit will wait for a cast delay, and then repeat from #1. Datamine usually lists this as an "effect delay", and only the first number is used.
5. Repeat: Repeat from #1.
Movement delay Motion delay Return delay Cast delay

For a consistent chaining, abilities with no movement is preferred, since it will add a variable amount of delay based on the position of the enemy and unit. You would only use a static number from motion, attack frames, and cast delay.

Frames[edit | edit source]

Frames are the individual steps of a unit's attack animation. Each ability progresses through a specific number of frames, and attacks occur at certain frame numbers. Deliberate chaining depends on being able to trigger the start of the attack such that the attack frames interleave to make units attack in sequence.

Example: Divine Ruination (with 2 units)

  • Attack Frames: 70-7-5-7-7-7-7
  • Movement: 0 frame (none)
  • Motion: 16 frames (glowing orb)
  • Cast delay: 40 frames

Attack frames indicate delays from previous hit. So after the motion delay is finished (16 frames), the first hit will happen after 70 frames, then 7 frames, then 5 frames, etc.

Frames: 16-70-7-5-7-7-7-7

The smallest delay on attack frames can be used to gauge the speed and difficulty of chaining between 2 units. In this case, you will have to press the second unit within 4 frames of pressing the first unit. 5 frames delay is also possible if the unit going second is placed higher in the party position, see spark chain order. Any chain with 2 frames or lower is considered highly difficult.

The problem with chaining for many abilities comes from additional casts. When you are multi-casting an ability, the next cast might overlap the hits from previous cast, creating a smaller delay needed to chain with another unit.

Divine Ruination doesn't suffer from this since the second cast will not overlap the first, but the gap is still close enough for it to chain. It takes 142 frames delay before the second cast hits: 16 + 40 + 16 + 70.

Frames: 16-70-7-5-7-7-7-7-16-7-5-7-7-7-7

Spark Chain Order[edit | edit source]

When you are spark chaining, the game internally orders which hit is counted first or second even though they both hit at the exact same frame. This is important because a chain will be broken when a unit hits twice in a row.

The unit order for spark chains follows the party order from one to six. Unit placed in the first position will always be ordered first during spark chain, while guest unit will always be last.

Movement[edit | edit source]

None Walk Warp
Move type 0 or 4 Move type 1 or 2 Move type 3
Run Dash Through
Move type 5 Move type 6

Motion[edit | edit source]

Motion Type Animation
1 or 8 Default attack
2 Glowing orb
3 None
5 Crouch (weakened sprite)
6 Dance
4 or 7 Doesn't exist

Chaining Families[edit | edit source]

Below are the list of popular chaining "families". The requirement for a new family to be listed:

  • Have at least 3 different units with identical skill frames and movement
  • The chain can be performed without having to delay the activation of the second unit
  • The chain will not break in the middle with or without multi cast
  • Chaining is done by 2 units of the same family

Divine Ruination[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 70-7-5-7-7-7-7 7 Easy - 4 frames or lower
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Orlandeau Divine Ruination Physical ST
Veritas of the Dark Dark Punishment Physical ST
Agrias Divine Ruination +2 Physical ST Enhancement required
Fryevia Frost Flower Blitz +1 Hybrid Ice ST Enhancement required
Sephiroth The Heavens Wept Physical ST
Mario Frigo Rebel drop - Dionysus PLDS-H Physical ST
Raegen Blades of Azure Crimson Physical ST
Azure Flame Edge Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD ability: 4 turns cooldown, available on turn 4
Gilgamesh Secret Sword Art - Excalipoor Physical Physical attack with fixed damage.
See the mechanics page.
ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Secret Sword Art - Excalibur Physical Light ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Access enabled by Gilgamesh Transform (LB) when equipped with Genji Glove
Livid Shantotto Final Exam Magic Light ST Single cast only.
Estark Lordly Thrust Physical ST
Hyoh Flame Blade Physical ST
Voltage Blade Physical ST
Servant of the Blade Physical ST/AoE
Phantom Blade Physical ST/AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD Ability: 5 turns cooldown, available on turn 5
Aloha Lasswell Summer - Waves of the Ocean Physical Water ST
Summer - Winds of the Sea Physical Wind ST
Malphasie Menacing Strike Hybrid Dark AoE
Flying Strike Hybrid Wind AoE
Citra Holy Mind Magic Light AoE Single cast, 14-hit chain.
Chains with dual-casted Divine Ruination family.
When spark chained with different unit, Citra needs to be earlier in the spark chain order, otherwise it'll break.
Dracu Lasswell Crescent Blade Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Magna Sacred Flux Magic Light AoE Dualcast-ability requires unlocking
Pyro Glacial Lasswell Winter's Oblivion Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Aurora Fryevia Flash - Furious Radiance Hybrid Light ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Sora Sonic Blade Physical ST
Cloud (KH) Sonic Blade Physical ST/AoE
Continuum Cut Physical ST/AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Tifa Final Heaven Physical ST
Rena Light Cross Magic Light AoE Single cast, 14-hit chain.
Chains with dual-casted Divine Ruination family.
When spark chained with different unit, Rena needs to be earlier in the spark chain order, otherwise it'll break.
Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Emperor Shera Flughöhe Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Jiraiya Shadow Dragon Roar Hybrid Dark ST Access enabled by Toad Art - Raiden (LB) when equipped with Clan Master's Headband
Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Jecht Jecht Rush Physical ST
Belgemine Ifrit's Power Magic Fire AoE
Ixion's Power Magic Lightning AoE
Shiva's Power Magic Ice AoE
Bai Hu & Zhu Que White Tiger - Shattering Fist Physical ST
Blood Phoenix - Defensive Stance Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
ST
Special Arts - Ferocious Tiger Strike Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD ability: 3 turns cooldown, available on turn 3
Special Arts - Swift Phoenix Strike Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD ability: 3 turns cooldown, available on turn 3
Any Rushing River Flow Magic AoE Access granted to all allies by Qin's Recital - Singing Praise
Crimson Cleansing Blade Physical ST
Combustion Blade Physical ST
Fire Riser Physical ST
Exorcism Blade Physical ST
Slayer's Flame Blade Physical Fire ST
Heatwave Formation Strike Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Akstar Polar Vortex - Frost Physical Ice AoE
Mirror of Equity - Emptiness Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Akstar Blazing Heat - Ash Physical Fire AoE
Zeno of the Beta Star
Nagi Brilliance Hybrid Light ST
Dark Spirits Hybrid Dark ST
Immortal Flame Katy Jackpot Magic AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Single cast only.
CD ability: 5 turns cooldown, available on Turn 1
Zack Air Strike Physical AoE
Counter
Lilith Vitality Melding Magic AoE Vitality Chemistry counter
Energy Melding Magic AoE Energy Chemistry counter
Dream Melding Magic AoE Dream Chemistry counter
Lucius Demonic Barrage Physical ST Demon Chemistry counter
Any Star Guard Physical ST Star Guard counter
Access enabled by equipping Star Guard, Arngrim TMR.
Esther Static Barrage Physical ST Reverse Polarity counter

Absolute Mirror of Equity[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 70-6-6-6-6-6-6-6 8 Easy - 5 frames or lower
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Dracu Lasswell Equity Slash Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Machina Element Eiger Physical ST
Pyro Glacial Lasswell Obliterating Mirror of Equity Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Absolute Mirror of Equity Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Access enabled by Perfect Selflessness and Unstoppable Wave (LB) when equipped with Azure Crimson Soul or Zantetsuken (FFBE)
A2 Avoid Heavy Attack Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Aurora Fryevia Flash - Brilliance Hybrid ST
Sora Ars Arcanum Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Sephiroth Supremacy Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Fayt Enhanced Shotgun Blast Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Raegen Octostrike Blade Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Crimson Frost Edge Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD ability: 4 turns cooldown, available on turn 4
Auron Gnawing Flame Physical Fire ST
Hellstorm Physical Wind ST
Yun Perfect Strikes Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Any Razor Petal Storm Magic AoE Access granted to all allies by Qin's Recital - Ambitious Comforts
Beatrix Seiken - Saint Bringer +2 Physical ST Enhancement required
Karlette Aerial Creation Hybrid Wind ST
Cosmic Creation Hybrid Lightning ST
Fei Yamikei Physical Dark ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Bart Justice (Xenogears) Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD ability: 2 turns cooldown, available on turn 2
High Seraph Ultima Almagest Magic ST
Beowulf Hrunting Hybrid ST
Crimson Ice Riser Physical ST
Noble Banishing Blade Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Blizzard Formation Strike Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Esther Storm Calling Physical ST
Storm Clouds Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD Ability: 4 turns cooldown, available in turn 4
Any Cotton Tail Physical ST Access granted by Sylvie's Please take this!
Any Enchanted Egg Magic ST Access granted by Sylvie's Got this for you!
Citan Willow Wind Physical Wind ST
Tsunami Ice Physical Water ST
Festive Wind Physical Wind ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Crystal Water Physical Water ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Maria (Xenogears) Fire Drive Magic Fire ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Magneto Magic Fire ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Akstar Mirror of Equity - Acuity Physical ST
Mirror of Equity - Disorder Physical AoE
Mirror of Equity - Supremacy Physical ST
Absolute Mirror of Equity Physical ST
True Mirror of Equity Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD ability: 4 turns cooldown, available on turn 4
Zeno of the Beta Star Mirror of Equity - Acuity Physical ST
Scorch Physical Fire ST
Firaga Slash Physical Fire ST/AoE
Mirror of Equity - Disorder Physical AoE
Mirror of Equity - Supremacy Physical ST
Absolute Mirror of Equity Physical ST
True Mirror of Equity Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD ability: 4 turns cooldown, available on turn 4
Obliterating Mirror of Equity's Roar Physical ST/AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Yego Ground Whip Physical Earth ST
Brutal Whip Physical Earth ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Monk Sabin of Kolts Phantom Rush Physical ST
Summer Folka & Citra Summon - Sunshine Evoke Light ST
Summon - Waves Evoke Water ST
Summon - Sparkling Waves Evoke LightWater AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD ability: 6 turns cooldown, available on turn 6
High Tide Spirit Magic Water AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Randi Drilling Slash Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD ability: 2 turns cooldown, available on turn 2
Power of Gnome Physical Earth ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Power of Salamando Physical Fire ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Squall Flame Barret+2 Physical Fire ST Enhancement required
Thunder Barret+2 Physical Lightning ST Enhancement required
Wind Barret+2 Physical Wind ST Enhancement required
Light Barret+2 Physical Light ST Enhancement required
Dressy Aileen Piledriver Shot Physical ST
Ground Work II Physical Earth ST
Back Whisk Physical ST
Double Reverse Spin Physical ST
Light Work Physical Light ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Kimono Ayaka Introduction - Crashing Waterfalls Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
ST
Finale - Transcending Heaven Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD ability: 5 turns cooldown, available on turn 5
Dance of the Blazing Flower Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
Fire AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Progression - Wild Spirit Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
ST Access enabled by Introduction - Crashing Waterfalls
Climax - Scarlet Kagura Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
ST Access enabled by Progression - Wild Spirit and Ascension - Goddess' Raiments
Shepard Machine Gun Sting Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
ST
Multi-Slicer Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
ST

Piledriver[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
Walk 2-8-8-8-8-8-8 7 Varies - Units move to attack
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Aileen Piledriver +2 Physical ST Enhancement required
Lara Croft Open Wound Physical ST
Explorer Aileen Piledriver Finish Physical ST
Camille Earth-shattering Blade Physical ST
Atoning Dragoon Kain Sonic Gale Physical ST
Shinju Violent Tail Physical ST
Lenneth Glowing Pierce Physical ST
Leopold Sandstorm Blade Physical Wind Dark ST
Sieghard Earthbound Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD Ability: 2 turns cooldown, available on turn 1
Nagflar Dig it up, lali! Physical Dark ST
Dig down deep, lali! Physical Dark ST
Yang All-out Scuffle +2 Physical ST Enhancement required

Quick Hit[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 22-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-20 12 Very hard - 0 frames only
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Tidus Quick Hit Physical ST
Camille Swift Tidal Attack Physical ST
Moogle Mog Barrage +2 Physical ST Enhancement required
Lightning Endless Army Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Nalu Thunder Spear Physical ST
Queen Armor Piercing Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Pirate Jake Feed the Fishes +2 Physical ST Enhancement required
Lucian Shining Bolt Physical Lightning ST Single cast only. The chain will be disrupted by the motion type on its second cast.
Kurasame Zekken - Sudden Downpour Hybrid ST
Zekken - Twilight Rain Hybrid ST Access enabled by Instant Hellfreeze, Ice Magic Unleashed, The Ice Reaper, Absolute Zero (LB - Upgraded)
Sephiroth Consuming Light Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Descent into Darkness Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Jecht Hot Steel Physical ST
Karlette Aquatic Creation Hybrid Water ST

Onion Slice[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 42-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7 12 Hard - 1 frame or less
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Onion Knight Full Speed Bladeblitz Physical AoE
Onion Knight Refia
Onion Knight Splendor of the Wind Physical Wind ST
Splendor of the Fire Physical Fire ST
Splendor of the Water Physical Water ST
Splendor of the Earth Physical Earth ST
Onion Slice Physical ST Only the base skill and Onion Slice +1
Emilia Throwing Fall Physical AoE Access enabled by Shadow Assist, Throwing Knife (LB)
Sephiroth Aeolian Onslaught Physical ST
Any Shocking Slash Physical Dark AoE Enabled by equipping Hell Sabre
Estark Lightning Storm Physical AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD Ability: 5 turns cooldown, available on turn 5
Überkilling Machine Multislash Physical ST
Domino Wind Smash Physical Wind ST
Hyoh Ruthless Blade Physical ST/AoE
Macmedi Full Auto-fire Physical AoE Single cast only. The chain will be disrupted by the motion type on its second cast.
Bullet Barrage Physical AoE
Forelsket Slice Physical ST
Loren High-Voltage Twin Blade Physical Lightning ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Dazzling Twin Blade Physical Light ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Tempestuous Twin Blade Physical Wind ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Dietlinde Machine Gun Parasol Physical ST
My Fair Lady Gunner Physical AoE Access enabled by Open Parasol
Aurora Fryevia Flash - Dazzle Hybrid AoE
Yubel Frost Blade, Flame Ring Physical Ice ST
Shadow Blade, Light Ring Physical Dark ST
Onion Knight Refia Hacked to Pieces Physical ST Access enabled by Onion Shredder, Blessed Wind Crystal, Blessed Fire Crystal, Blessed Water Crystal, Blessed Earth Crystal

Octaslash[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 42-10-10-10-10-10-10-10 8 Easy - 4 frames or less
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Olive (Pod 153) R020: Mirage Physical AoE Access enabled by equipping Pod 153, 9S TMR.
Olive will force this ability to idle movement, otherwise you'll walk.
Goken Wolfclaw Fist Physical ST Access enabled by Firm Punch, Light Kick
Falcon Kick Physical AoE Access enabled by Firm Punch, Light Kick
Prompto Circular Saw Physical ST
Sephiroth (Masamune (FFVII)) Octaslash Physical ST Access enabled by equipping Masamune (FFVII), Sephiroth TMR.
Can be only used by Sephiroth.
Reberta Mystic Thrust +1 Physical ST/AoE Enhancement required. Becomes AoE after using breath abilities.
Mystic Blitz Physical AoE Access enabled by Mystic Thrust +2
Crimson Raid Physical AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD Ability: 5 Turns cooldown, available on turn 5
Mystic Assault Physical AoE Access enabled by Crimson Raid
Ray Jack Sacred Strike +2 Physical ST Enhancement required
Rico Rodriguez Chaos Object Homing Physical AoE
Václav Koller Full Augmentation Potential Physical ST Access enabled by Controversial Augmentations
Zargabaath Vengeance Blade Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Lucius Piercing Barrage Physical ST
Fryevia Flower Assault Hybrid ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Ellesperis Blood Sacrifice Physical AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Beryl Heaven - Penance Poke Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
ST
Felix Salute - Torch Lighting Hybrid Fire AoE
Salute - Perimeter Check Hybrid Earth AoE
Jiraiya True Thunder Strike Stance Hybrid Lightning AoE Access enabled by Toad Art - Raiden (LB) when equipped with Clan Master's Headband
Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Thunder Strike Stance+2 Hybrid Lightning AoE Enhancement required
Yun Multi-Barrage Physical ST Name changes to Multi-Barrage+ if used after Multi-Barrage+, Surging Flames, or Unleashed Fury
Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Bai Hu & Zhu Que White Tiger - Piercing Claw Physical ST
Blood Phoenix - Burning Strike Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
AoE
Any Searing Phoenix Magic AoE Access granted to all allies by Qin's Recital - Ten-Sided Ambush and Recital - Invigorating Praise
Beowulf Nægling Hybrid ST
Kyanos Raging Blade of Protection Physical AoE
Raging Blade of Destruction Physical AoE
Vengeful Blade of Domination Physical AoE
Emilia Funeral Knife +2 Physical ST Enhancement required
Zack Octaslash Physical ST

Aureole Ray[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 42-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4
-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4
30

(Doublecast) Hard - 1 frame or less
(Triplecast) Very hard - 0 frames only

Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Lunera Aureole Ray +2 Magic Wind Light AoE Enhancement required.
Lid Running Fire +2 Physical ST Enhancement required.
Invention randomly uses Running Fire.
Viktor Marchenko Security System Physical AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Malphasie Fiendish Winds Hybrid Dark AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Turbulence Hybrid Wind AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Lilith Serpenté - Kiss of Midnight Magic Fire Dark AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Lucius Blood Moon Barrage Physical Fire Dark AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Loren Tempest Flash Physical Lightning Wind AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Aurora Fryevia Flash - Endless Punishment Hybrid AoE
Kunshira Tempest Spellblade Hybrid Lightning Wind AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Felix Salute - Blade Storm Hybrid AoE Access enabled by Reprise, Toy Pop Blast, Battle Ready, Ember Blade Frenzy, Wooden Blade Frenzy
Qin Moonlight Waltz Magic AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Access enabled by Moonlight Sonata
Karlette Merciless Hybrid Lightning Light AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Esther Raikiri (LB) Physical AoE Single cast only
Akstar Thirty Slash Combo Physical AoE
Zeno of the Beta Star Kaleido Slash Physical AoE
Nagi Projection - Dance of Darkness Hybrid Dark AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Pure Summoner Rydia Burst Storm +2 Magic AoE Enhancement required.
Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only.
CD ability: 6 turns CD, available on turn 6
Single cast only.
King Edgar of Figaro Royal Shock Physical AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only.
CD ability: 4 turns CD, available on turn 4
Any Water Splash Physical Water ST Access enabled by Summer Fina & Lid's and Summer Folka & Citra's Water Fight
Flammie Claw Cleaver Physical AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Randi Torpedo Slash (LB) Physical ST Single cast only
Sacred Shield Charlotte Knight's Luminous Blade Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
Light AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Knight's Glacial Blade Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
Ice AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Ellesperis Vengeful Blade Physical AoE
Yuffie Raiton - Roaring Thunder Physical Lightning ST
Ultimate Raiton - Shock Wave Physical Lightning AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Elena Blade of the Dawn Hybrid AoE

Graviton Cannon[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 80-10-10-10-10-10-10-10
-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10
16

(Dualcast) Easy - 4 frames or less
(Triplecast) Hard - 1 frame or less

Unit Ability Type Element Target Notes
2B YoRHa Sword Dance Physical Lightning ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only.
CD Ability: 4 turns cooldown, available on turn 4
YoRHa Slaughter Dance Physical Lightning ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only.
Activated by YoRHa Sword Dance
Felix Ember Blade Frenzy Hybrid Fire AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only.
CD Ability: 4 turns cooldown, available on turn 4
Wooden Blade Frenzy Hybrid Earth AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only.
CD Ability: 4 turns cooldown, available on turn 4
Maria (Xenogears) Short-Range Graviton Magic AoE
Nagi Dying Flora Hybrid AoE
Lila Martial Arts - Heaven Shift +2 Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
ST Enhancement required
Atoning Dragoon Kain Piercing Air +2 Physical ST Enhancement required
Piercing Aqua +2 Physical ST Enhancement required
Piercing Darkness +2 Physical ST Enhancement required
Zack Rush Assault Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only.
CD Ability: 3 turns cooldown, available on turn 3

Stardust Ray[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 110-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10-10 10 Easy - 4 frames or less
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
2B True Charge Spear Physical AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only.
Access enabled by Supreme Support Weapon
Monk Sabin of Kolts Rising Phoenix Physical Fire AoE
Razor Gale Physical Wind AoE
Lila Martial Arts - Tojin Combo +2 Physical ST Enhancement required
King Edgar of Figaro Chainsaw (FFVI) Physical ST
Red XIII Stardust Ray Physical AoE
Blaze Charge Physical Fire ST
Storm Charge Physical Wind ST
Shadow Charge Physical Dark ST
Earth Rave Physical ST
Spirit of Seto Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only.
CD Ability: 4 turns cooldown, available on turn 4
Chocobo Rain ChocoComet Physical AoE Enabled by Chocobo's Potential (30% physical/magic counter)
Kimono Ayaka Dance of the White Lotus Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
Light AoE
Malphasie Murderous Intent (LB) Hybrid AoE Single cast only
Yuffie Katon - Battle Fire Physical Fire ST
Bloodfest Physical ST
Ultimate Katon - Destructive Flame Physical Fire AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Gauntlet Physical AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only.
CD Ability: 3 turns cooldown, available on turn 3
Slashing Dance Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only. Access enabled by C'mon!
Elena Blade of the Heavens Hybrid ST

Bolting Strike[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 42-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6 9 Easy - 4 frames or less
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Esther Storm Brand Physical Lightning ST
Demagnetizing Strike Physical ST
Bolting Strike Physical AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Any Bunny Kick Physical ST Access enabled by Sylvie's Here's a present!
Any Mystical Egg Magic ST Access enabled by Sylvie's From me to you!
Zeno of the Beta Star Crimson Flash Physical ST
Randi Power of Undine Physical Water ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Power of Sylphid Physical Lightning ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Myra Fighting! Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
ST
Malphasie Tenebrous Dive Hybrid Dark ST
Aerial Dive Hybrid Wind ST
Turmoil Hybrid AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Raucous Storm Hybrid Wind AoE Access enabled by Murderous Intent (LB)
Soaring Shadows Hybrid Dark AoE Access enabled by Murderous Intent (LB)
Beryl Heaven - Judgement Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
AoE
Circe Predict - Cyclonic Omen Magic Wind ST
Predict - Torrential Omen Magic Water ST
Predict - Downpour Magic Water AoE Access enabled by Condemn, Ouroboros and Premonition (LB)
Predict - Dust Devil Magic Wind AoE Access enabled by Condemn, Ouroboros and Premonition (LB)
Ellesperis Open You Up Physical ST
Cocytus Blade Physical Ice ST
Hades Blade Physical Dark ST
Human Splitter Physical ST
Demon Splitter Physical ST
Blood Flash Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Blood Dance Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Hemomancer's Strike Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD Ability: 4 turns cooldown, available on turn 4
Yuffie Suiton - Snow Flower Physical Ice ST
Ultimate Suiton - Crushing Ice Physical Ice AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Morgana Spectral Cutter Evoke AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Elena Blade of Crystal Hybrid ST

Chainsaw[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 42-8-8-8-8-8-16 7 Hard - 1 frame or less
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Edgar Chainsaw Physical AoE
Cupid Luna
Conrad
Lara Croft Full Auto Shotgun Physical AoE
Annika Svennson I've got this! Physical AoE

Kingsglaive[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 82-8-8-8-8-8-8-8 8 Hard - 1 frame or less
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Nyx Kingsglaive Physical ST
Yun Blazing Combo +1 Physical Fire ST Enhancement required
Lilith Serpenté - Dusk Lash Magic Dark ST
Serpenté - Dawn Lash Magic Fire ST
Lucius Crushing Barrage Physical ST
Jiraiya True Purgatory Fire Slash Hybrid Fire ST Access enabled by Toad Art - Raiden (LB) when equipped with Clan Master's Headband or Kurokasumi
Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Purgatory Fire Slash+2 Hybrid Fire ST Enhancement required
Bart Prominence Physical Fire ST
Maria (Xenogears) Missile Pod Magic AoE
Immortal Flame Katy Enchanting Melody (LB) Magic AoE Single cast only

Tornado[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 80-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12 12

(Doublecast) Easy - 5 frames or less
(Triplecast) Very hard - 0 frames only

Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Shantotto Tornado Magic Wind AoE
Barbariccia
Pure Summoner Rydia
Lexa
Dark Fina Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Seabreeze Dark Fina Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Rinoa
Rem Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Lulu Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
White Knight Noel Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Mediena Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Unei
Immortal Flame Katy Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Any Frozen Hurricane Magic Ice AoE Materia. Single cast only.
Dark Fina Boreas Gale Magic Wind AoE Single cast only.
Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD Ability: 2 turns cooldown, available on turn 2
Seabreeze Dark Fina
Adam Jensen Typhoon Explosive System Physical Fire AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD Ability: 6 turns cooldown, available on turn 1
Malphasie Thousand Wings Hybrid AoE
Thousand Wings+ Hybrid AoE Access enabled by Thousand Wings and Thousand Wings+
Barbariccia Tempest Eye Wall Magic Lightning Wind AoE Single cast only.
Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD Ability: 6 turns cooldown, available on turn 1
Popstar Katy Command - Showtime Magic AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Access enabled by Dress Rehearsal
Sora Hurricane Blast Physical ST
Yuri Whirlwind Evasion 2+2 Hybrid Wind AoE Enhancement required
Unei Snowstorm Magic Ice AoE Single cast only.
Bart Angel Physical Wind AoE
Emeralda Tornado Hand Physical Wind ST
Beowulf Saber Hybrid AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD Ability: 6 turns cooldown, available on turn 6
High Seraph Ultima Twister Magic Wind AoE
Immortal Flame Katy Fortune - Anyone's Call Magic AoE

Flood[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 133-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12-12 12

(Doublecast) Easy - 5 frames or less
(Triplecast) Very hard - 0 frames only

Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Lulu Flood Magic Water AoE
Seabreeze Dark Fina Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Seaside Nichol Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Theobald
Maritime Strategist Nichol Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Vesvia
Immortal Flame Katy Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Rikku Tidal Wave +2 Physical Water ST Enhancement required
Seabreeze Dark Fina Meereszorn Magic Water AoE Single cast only.
Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD Ability: 2 turns cooldown, available on turn 2
Summertime Luka Aqua - Tidal Party Magic Water AoE
Seaside Nichol Diver - Submersion Magic Water AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Any Violent Current Physical Water AoE Leviathan 3-star3 Star Rarity
Accessible if selected on her grid.
Theobald Aqua Authority Magic Water AoE
Bart Tornado (Xenogears) Physical Water ST
Emeralda Aqua Dhaum Magic Water AoE
Black Mage Golbez Cagnazzo's Power Magic Water AoE

Freeze[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 140-14-14-14-14-14-15-15 8 Hard - 1 frame or less
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Mediena Freeze Magic Ice AoE
White Knight Noel Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Christine Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Immortal Flame Katy Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Seaside Nichol Diver - Regelation Magic Ice AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Sophia Deep Freeze Magic Ice AoE

Chaos Wave[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 52-20-20-20-20 5 Easy - 4 frames or less
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Terra Chaos Wave Magic AoE Activated by Unlock Magic.
Before enhancements only
Trance Terra Chaos Dark Magic Dark AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Chaos Flare Magic Fire AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Chaos Wave Magic AoE Before using Magical Activation
Grim Lord Sakura Grim - Eldritch Wave Magic Fire Dark AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Beryl Heaven - Ye Not Guilty Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Tiana Formula - Raging Fire Magic Fire AoE
Sophia Efreet Magic Fire AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Ravenous Fiend Magic Dark AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Any Butterfly Dance Magic AoE Access granted to all allies by Qin's Recital - Elemental Storm and Recital - Secret Lark
Elly Anemo Wave Magic Wind AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
High Seraph Ultima Arcane Magicks - Ultima Magic AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Black Mage Golbez Abyssal Quasar Magic Dark AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Immortal Flame Katy Fortune - Out of Luck Magic AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Circe Predict - Cataclysmic Omen Magic Earth ST
Predict - Sandstorm Magic Earth AoE Access enabled by Condemn, Ouroboros and Premonition (LB)
Morgana Storm Winds Magic Wind ST
Void Blast Magic Dark ST
Arcane Chaos Evoke AoE
Storm Gale Evoke Wind ST
Shadow Wail Evoke Dark ST

Chaos Wave Awakened[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 60-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8-8 10 Hard - 2 frames or less
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Trance Terra Chaos Wave Magic AoE If used after Magical Activation
Chaos Wave Awakened Magic AoE Magical Activation +2 enhancement required to dual skill
Terra Chaos Wave +1 Magic AoE Single cast only.
Unlock Magic +1 enhancement required
Christine Snow Burial Magic Ice AoE Access enabled by Winter Fall

Fatal Barrage[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 92-10-10-10-10-10-10-10 8 Easy - 4 frames or less
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Nameless Gunner Jake Fatal Barrage Physical AoE Access enabled by Flame Assault, Ice Assault, Electro Assault, Light Assault, Breakdown
Heavenly Technician Lid Sunlight Beam Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
AoE
Vagrant Knight Rain Bond with Lid Physical AoE
King Edgar of Figaro Corona Beam Physical Light AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Access enabled by Awkward Inventor

Sword of Kings[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 42-10-10-10-10-10-10 7 Easy - 4 frames or less
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Ashe Sword of Kings Physical ST
Rasler Patriotic Slash Physical Light ST
Jiraiya Thunder Strike Stance Hybrid Lightning AoE Access enabled by Kuji Seal, Toad Art - Raiden (LB)
Only the base skill and Thunder Strike Stance+1

Disorder[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 42-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5 10 Easy - 4 frames or less
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Amelia Disorder Physical AoE
Prompto Ballistic Physical AoE Cannot be used with W Machinery
Kurasame Zekken - Freezing Showers Hybrid Ice AoE Single cast only. The chain will be disrupted by the motion type on its second cast.
Fryevia Aurora Storm Hybrid Ice Light AoE Access enabled by Blade of the Future
(only available if Aurora Fryevia is in your party and alive)
Aurora Fryevia Access enabled by Blade of the Past
(only available if Fryevia is in your party and alive)
Randi Power of Lumina Physical Light ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Beryl Heaven - Force of Light Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
Light ST
Born to Die - Heaven Mode Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
Light AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD Ability: 6 turns cooldown, available on turn 6
Circe Predict - Rapture Magic Light AoE
Sacred Shield Charlotte Holy Slash Physical ST
Divine Punishment Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Access enabled by Light of Grandshelt
Morgana Bursting Luminosity Evoke Light AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Elena Aurora Tempest Hybrid Ice Light AoE

Firm Punch[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 42-10-10-10-10-10 6 Easy - 4 frames or less
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Goken Firm Punch Physical ST
Kamui Sacrificial Flame Physical Fire AoE
Kaede Halberd Dance Physical ST
Nameless Gunner Jake Flame Assault Physical AoE Single cast only. The chain will be disrupted by the cast delay on its second cast.
Ice Assault Physical AoE Single cast only. The chain will be disrupted by the cast delay on its second cast.
Electro Assault Physical AoE Single cast only. The chain will be disrupted by the cast delay on its second cast.
Light Assault Physical AoE Single cast only. The chain will be disrupted by the cast delay on its second cast.

Free Energy[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 42-8-8-8-8-8-8-8 8 Hard - 1 frame or less
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Zidane Free Energy Physical ST
Any Rainbow Whip Hybrid All AoE Access enabled by equipping Summer Whip (Seabreeze Dark Fina's STMR)
Sieghard Dangerous Rose Physical AoE

Meteor Rain[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 84-8-8-8-8-8-8-8 8 Hard - 2 frames or less
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Cloud Meteor Rain Physical AoE
Cloud (KH) Meteor Rain Physical AoE
Sora Ripple Drive Physical AoE
Zack Meteor Shots Physical AoE

Absolute Zero[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 40-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5 11 Hard - 2 frames or less
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Christine Absolute Zero Magic Ice ST
Mediena Raging Ice +2 Magic Ice ST Enhancement required
Randi Power of Shade Physical Dark ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Circe Predict - Blazing Omen Magic Fire ST
Predict - Freezing Omen Magic Ice ST
Predict - Flash-freeze Magic Ice AoE Access enabled by Condemn, Ouroboros and Premonition (LB)
Predict - Heat Wave Magic Fire AoE Access enabled by Condemn, Ouroboros and Premonition (LB)
Sacred Shield Charlotte Ice Slash Physical ST
Freezing Punishment Magic Physical attack with magic damage.
See the mechanics page.
ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
Access enabled by Light of Grandshelt
Morgana Glacial Needles Magic Ice ST
Halo Beam Magic Light ST
Glistening Ice Evoke Ice Light AoE
Crystallized Spikes Evoke Ice ST
Holy Radiance Evoke Light ST
Unstable Energy Evoke AoE Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD Ability: 4 turns cooldown, available on turn 1

Ryujin[edit | edit source]

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Movement Frames Hits Multicast Difficulty
None 2-10-10-10-10 5 Varies - Units move to attack
Unit Ability Damage Element Target Notes
Fei Hagan Physical ST
Ryujin Physical ST
Franis Carmine Bisect Physical ST
Randi Five-Stage Frenzy Physical ST Available at 7-star7 Star Rarity only
CD Ability: 7 turns cooldown, available on turn 6

Other Families[edit | edit source]

The rest of the chaining families that do not conform to the requirements.

  • Ultima: Delay required for the second unit
  • Quake: Delay required for the second unit

Any chain family below won't be listed in the skill or unit page.