Rankings are primarily based on the unit's proficiency in their primary role (e.g. Healing), with some weighting based on other aspects, such as secondary utility or survivability.
Units who can fulfill multiple roles but not at the same time (due to not having enough actions or needing to gear differently for various roles) will be rated according to their best role (or best combination of roles that they can perform within a single fight).
In general, units will only receive tags for roles that they can fulfill well enough that they would be within a point of two of their rating based on that role alone.
There are two exceptions to this rule: first, units whose overall power comes from their ability to fulfill multiple roles at once, such as Auron's ability to chain and break. Second, the support tag is applied to any unit that has significant utility.
Units with the same rating are shown in alphabetical order.
7★ Rating Criteria
The unit is considered fully ability awakened.
All 5★ TMRs are available for build purposes, but only a single copy of each is allowed, aside from the unit's own TM, which allows two (since you need two copies of the unit to get them to 7* in the first place).
Gear from events, including the TMs of limited time units, are not allowed, unless it is the unit's own TM.
Ratings are primarily aimed at newer and more casual players. As a result, units that only excel with very specific team compositions will not be rated assuming those optimal situations.
All STMRs are banned, including a unit's own STMR.
When applicable, certain units will receive a separate rating reflecting their performance with True Doublehand (TDH). This will mostly only apply to units that have innate dual-cast skills (W-Ability).
TDH is a powerful type of materia that can greatly enhance the damage output of units. Applicable units (primarily those with multicast skills) will receive two ratings. The base rating will not include external sources of TDH, whereas the TDH rating will include full TDH. Unlike normal ratings, TDH ratings allow multiple copies of each individual 5* TM.
6★ Rating Criteria
Units are rated as they are, with the following changes:
Units are assumed to have access to the best gear available for them, excluding limited time gear, STMRs and 5★ TMRs (outside of a single copy of their own TM, if applicable).
If ability awakenings exist, the unit is assumed to have them awakened to +2 for all skills. These are indicated with a bronze color (except where the awakenings do not significantly improve the unit).
Units are sorted by rating, then alphabetically for identical ratings
The strength of a unit's TM when equipped to another unit is not accounted for in the rating.
This page was last edited on 8 July 2019, at 22:44.
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