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Unit Summaries (6★ Units)/es

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2B[edit | edit source]

  • Physical damage dealer with solid output.
  • Innate dual wield and varied weapon selection make her easy to gear.

9S[edit | edit source]

  • Support unit with decent stat breaks, several imperils, and a 30% party mitigation buff.
  • Unfortunately, his dual-stat breaks are split the wrong way-- ATK/DEF and MAG/SPR, rather than ATK/MAG and DEF/SPR, which means you need a second breaker to survive the first turn anyways.
  • His LB is a tad more powerful than his on-demand breaks, but only when maxed, which may not be worth the investment.

A2[edit | edit source]

  • Physical damage dealer with solid output.
  • Innate dual wield and varied weapon selection make her easy to gear.
  • Her primary chaining move, Offensive Heal Combo, has unique chaining frames which means the chains may break depending on various factors. She's best paired with herself.

Ace[edit | edit source]

  • Without ability awakenings, he is unremarkable.
  • With ability awakenings, he becomes a good instant mana battery, which is useful for story events, as well as trial bosses that drain MP.
  • He provides powerful imperils for fire, light, and lightning.
  • His personal damage output is fairly low, or too rng-based to be practical.

Adam[edit | edit source]

  • Adam wants to be a provoke tank. Unfortunately, he can't provoke.
  • Leave him on the bench.

Agrias[edit | edit source]

  • Without ability awakenings, she's an average light chainer with not enough ATK.
  • With ability awakenings (more specifically, Divine Ruination +2), she can chain that 7-hit ability with Orlandeau and the rest of the DR family.
  • Her own damage is still not great due to her stats, but she'll see some use in 10-man trials if you need a chaining partner.

Aileen[edit | edit source]

  • Solid earth physical chainer.
  • Her ability awakenings change the number of hits and thus hit frames of Piledriver, so you'll need to awaken your own Aileen if you want to chain with a friend's.
  • She's a walking chainer, which means that her chains may break on some enemies depending on where the game has them positioned.
  • Has a bit of utility-- minor AoE MP regen and earth resist.

Amelia[edit | edit source]

  • Has innate dual wield for guns only.
  • Can be used as a physical chainer if you're desperate, but her damage is very low.

Ang[edit | edit source]

  • Good physical fire chainer. Unlike most units, his chaining move is delayed by a turn, but will always spark chain perfectly with a copy of himself.
  • After spending several turns chaining, use his limit burst, which is the source of most of his damage.

Aranea[edit | edit source]

  • Aranea wants to be a physical damage dealer. Sadly, she's not very good at her job.
  • Her damage output is alarmingly terrible for a unit of her rarity.

Aria[edit | edit source]

  • Good healer with AoE 100% revive and support spells.
  • As with most 3* and 4* healers, she needs a dualcast materia (or Holy Wand) to shine.
  • Can also provide a bit of MP regen for the party, although it can be hard to fit this in since she can't heal on the turn that she uses it.

Ashe[edit | edit source]

  • Non-elemental magical chainer with healing effects attached to her damage skill (Heaven's Fury).
  • She can also use Thundaja to serve as a competent (but not amazing) solo damage dealer.

Ashteroze[edit | edit source]

  • Can break ATK/MAG and DEF/SPR, but the breaks are a bit subpar. Could be useful if you're new and desperate for a breaker.
  • The rest of her kit is poison focused, so completely irrelevant.

Aura[edit | edit source]

  • Decent wind physical chainer.
  • Finding chaining partners will be nigh-impossible since friends won't be using her.

Ayaka[edit | edit source]

  • Ayaka is an excellent healer. She has access to Curaja, Reraise, Esunaga, Full Life, and Dispelga, allowing her to handle all of the standard healing duties better than almost any other unit in the game.
  • Has innate dualcast, and can serve as an MP battery for the team by using Dedication.
  • Is immune to Stop and can cure it.

Balthier[edit | edit source]

  • A mediocre solo physical damage dealer with elemental flexibility.
  • He takes a couple of turns to ramp up as he goes through his rotation.

Barbariccia[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent AoE wind magic chainer.
  • Can provide MP regen and lightning/wind resistance.
  • Her personal MP consumption is a bit on the high side, so she may have trouble on longer fights without a battery.

Bartz[edit | edit source]

  • Dated physical damage dealer with a focus towards wind.
  • Can suicide to refill an ally's HP/MP. Also has Entrust.
  • With ability awakenings, can suicide to provide reraise to one ally.

Barusa[edit | edit source]

  • Can serve as a physical cover tank or provoke tank. He's not that great at either job due to his poor equipment selection and low mitigation.
  • Can provide physical or magical mitigation buffs to an ally.
  • Should it be sought, his chaining skill Primeval Howl, based on his DEF rather than ATK stat, can provide some support

Basch[edit | edit source]

  • Amazing cover tank-- can cover either magical or physical attacks (but can only cover one type at a time).
  • Has an excellent gear selection, making it easy to gear him for elemental resistances.
  • Has great dual-stat breaks for ATK/MAG and DEF/SPR, as well as slightly stronger single-stat breaks for all four stats.

Beach Time Fina[edit | edit source]

  • Standard healer with a standard kit. Not awful, but nothing special, either.
  • Can provide a bit of AoE MP regeneration and aoe water resist.

Beatrix[edit | edit source]

  • Good (but not great) light physical chainer.
  • Her chains will always break in the middle when dual wielding, which hampers her damage output significantly.
  • Her LB is a very strong ATK/MAG break, which will drastically reduce boss damage.

Black Cat Lid[edit | edit source]

  • A mediocre physical solo damage dealer.
  • Has killer effects that cause her to deal bonus damage to certain types of enemies, but she's very lackluster outside of those specialties.

Blossom Sage Sakura[edit | edit source]

  • Works very well as a solo damage dealer on fights where you can't fit two chainers into your team composition. It takes her a few turns to get going, but once Quick Final Thunder is stacked up, she hits hard.
  • She also brings some solid utility to the table. She can regenerate the team's MP, provide immunity to all status ailments, increase mitigation, and even buff a few elemental resists.
  • Her AoE damage via Quick Rebel Intention is okay but not amazing.
  • Her limit burst is a lot less useful than you'd think, since it takes so long to fill and only chains with a copy, and you'd rather run two chainers than two copies of her.

Bran[edit | edit source]

  • Decent physical light/wind chainer and a competent mana battery.
  • Thunder Clap is Bran's chaining skill, dealing AoE Light and Lightning damage, while imperiling those two elements. The damage is fairly low by today's standards, but AoE physical chainers are relatively rare.
  • Elven Song provides AoE HP/MP regen.

Cagnazzo[edit | edit source]

  • Durable provoke tank who is good at his job and nothing else.
  • He can't take any other actions while provoking.
  • His equipment selection and stats aren't amazing, but the extremely high mitigation on his provoke makes up for it.

Camille[edit | edit source]

  • Physical chainer that can use water or earth.
  • She can chain with either Aileen or Tidus, both of whom are extremely powerful, making her a good budget option for players who don't have a good chainer of their own and want to pair up with a stronger friend.

Cecil[edit | edit source]

  • Physical cover tank who can only protect one ally.
  • He's badly outdated and should not be used unless you're just starting out and lack better options.
  • Can also provide a bit of AoE healing.

Cedona[edit | edit source]

  • Physical DPS with very poor damage output.
  • Has some weird counter abilities that might be useful if the proc chances weren't so low.

Cerius[edit | edit source]

  • Can provide powerful increases to fire, ice, lightning, and dark resistance.

Charlotte[edit | edit source]

  • Without her ability awakenings, Charlotte is an average physical-based cover tank with some additional utility (AoE MP regen), but her stats are a bit too low for her to safely soak up large amounts of damage.
  • Her enhancements aren't a massive upgrade, but they do slightly improve on every aspect of her.

Charming Kitty Ariana[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent ability-based healer with built-in dualcast for most of her moves and lots of utility.
  • In addition to standard healer fare like AoE healing and ailment cures, she can provide reraise, break resistance, and elemental resistances.

Chic Ariana[edit | edit source]

  • Weak magic chainer.
  • Also has a couple of elemental skills that are even worse.

Chizuru[edit | edit source]

  • Dated AoE physical chainer.
  • Phantom Shadow is her best skill, but that's not saying much.
  • Ability awakened Molt gets her 2/5th of the way towards full evade.

Chloe[edit | edit source]

  • Support unit that can provide 70% buffs to any elemental resistance.
  • Can also provide some damage boosts by imperiling enemies, granting magic killer effects to your other units, or breaking DEF/SPR.

Chow[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent magic cover tank with amazing utility and great gear selection.
  • His LB is arguably the strongest skill in the game, combining powerful AoE mitigation with massive party-wide MP recovery.
  • Other useful abilities include AoE Stop and Charm immunity, powerful self healing + reraise, and Curaga.
  • Look at him. He is the best dog, and he deserves hugs and treats and love.

Christine[edit | edit source]

  • Powerful ice magic chainer.
  • Snow Burial is her main chaining move. It chains perfectly with Trance Terra's awakened Chaos Wave.
  • She can also create her own chaining partner by using Hand in Hand on an ally, but the damage is unimpressive.

Cloud[edit | edit source]

  • Mediocre physical solo damage dealer, with the bulk of his damage output loaded into his LB.
  • Can also be used as a decent (but not great) chainer, but finding friend partners will be difficult.

Cloud of Darkness[edit | edit source]

  • Dated physical damage dealer with some very weak ailment cure and elemental resistance skills.

Cor[edit | edit source]

  • Subpar solo physical damage dealer.
  • Has a 40% ATK/MAG break, which could be decent for new players that don't yet have anything better.

Crowe[edit | edit source]

  • Mediocre support unit with a 30% mitigation buff.
  • Can grant single-target buffs of 100% to a single stat, provide a bit of healing, or use her LB to buff elemental resistances.

Cupid Artemios[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to ability awakenings, is an awful unit that should not be used for any reason.
  • With awakened Flash Barrage, he becomes a competent solo damage dealer.
  • Unfortunately, he has a passive that can cause him to suicide by covering female units, which is especially problematic if you're using a female tank like Mystea or Ozetta.

Dangerous Ariana[edit | edit source]

  • Weak magic damage dealer with some equally weak stat buffs.
  • Can increase LB fill rate for the party.

Dark Fina[edit | edit source]

  • Without ability awakenings, she is a very weak solo magic damage dealer.
  • With ability awakenings, she's a weak magic chainer.

Dark Knight Cecil[edit | edit source]

  • Solo dark physical damage dealer.
  • Without ability awakenings, his skills are suicidal and deal very little damage. Do not use.
  • With ability awakenings, his skills do decent damage... but will still kill him.
    • When Dual Wielding, a well timed heal between two sets of hits will allow him to survive, albeit still at low HP.

Delita[edit | edit source]

  • Without ability awakenings, he has absolutely no skills worth mentioning.
  • With ability awakenings, he can provide strong DEF/SPR breaks and minor AoE MP regen, but is still not worth using on harder encounters.

Demon Rain[edit | edit source]

  • Without his ability awakenings, Demon Rain is terrible and should not be used.
  • With his ability awakenings, he has the ability to draw attacks and mitigate damage which, when coupled with his boosted enhanced passives, allow him to tank much more effectively.
  • His counters are even more effective with boosted attack passives and damage modifiers.
  • However, if you gear him for ATK, his survivability may suffer to the point that he'll have trouble surviving, so his counters are primarily useful for the LB and esper crystals they generate.

Desch[edit | edit source]

  • Support unit with not enough to offer.
  • Learns 4 different "Spark" skills which debuff two stats at a time, but the most useful combinations (normally ATK/MAG and DEF/SPR, available from other units) are glaringly missing. His atypical combos might save time in specific trials, but are not as useful generally.

Divine Soleil[edit | edit source]

  • Serviceable ability-based healer.
  • Her actual healing output is lower than that of most other healers, but she can grant mitigation to specific units while healing, which helps to make up the difference if most of the damage is concentrated on a single unit (like a cover tank).
  • Has access to single-target reraise. Also, her LB grants a large stat buff to all allies and cures breaks.

Drace[edit | edit source]

  • Weak support unit with a couple of stat buffs and minor MP restoration.
  • One of the only units in the game that can cure Stop without dispelling other buffs.

Dracu Lasswell[edit | edit source]

  • Awful damage dealer both before and after his ability awakenings. Do not use.

Dragonlord[edit | edit source]

  • Magical damage dealer with the hardest hitting on-demand ability in the game.
  • Burns through insane amounts of MP (150 per turn), which makes him extremely difficult to use on any fight that lasts more than a couple of turns.

Duke[edit | edit source]

  • Weak ice physical chainer.
  • On top of his mediocre modifier, his chains will always break before the last hit, which limits his damage even further.

Eiko[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent healer and summoner with innate dualcast.
  • Can both heal and fill the summon gauge at the same time, or provide an LB fill rate buff and fill the esper gauge simultaneously.
  • Can AoE cure stat breaks.

Elfreeda[edit | edit source]

  • A mix between a breaker, provoke tank and counter-based DPS. Unfortunately, she does not excel at any of those roles.
  • The lack of mitigation on her provoke means that she'll typically die to harder-hitting bosses unless she is extremely well geared, and even that may not be enough.
  • Her ST breaks provide a dispel and are serviceable at best, but due to the low turn duration on her provoke skills she won't have that many turns to use them. Clever Smile has special mention here as it breaks both offensive stats while also having a provoke attached to it, rendering most of her other breaks null.
  • Note that the dispel attached to her single-stat breaks will dispel other breaks, which typically means that they're a very bad idea unless you have another unit to reapply an ATK/MAG break.

Elza[edit | edit source]

  • Solo damage dealer/breaker.
  • Prior to ability awakenings, she's extremely weak. Even with her awakenings, though, her damage is relatively unimpressive.
  • Has good DEF/SPR breaks, but they are probably not worth the cost to awaken them.

Emilia[edit | edit source]

  • Weak physical chainer with innate dual wield for daggers.
  • Her modifiers are low, but she can chain with Onion Knight's Splendors or Onion Slice abilities. Unfortunately, this attack is locked behind a setup move.

Emperor[edit | edit source]

  • Solo fire magical damage dealer who takes many turns to get going, but deals very high damage once he gets there.
  • Fire From Below increases in damage with each use up to a cap, reaching its maximum potential after nine uses.
  • Control is a massive MAG buff and SPR break, but also reduces the SPR of your own units, which may get them killed if you don't have a way to deal with it.

Emperor Shera[edit | edit source]

  • Competent fire physical chainer.
  • Has AoE break resistance and a decent DEF/SPR buff with attached fire resistance.
  • Finding friends to chain with will be extremely difficult.

Eve[edit | edit source]

  • Like his brother Adam, Eve has various skills that help him to survive damage, but nothing that lets him actually protect his party.
  • He's awful. Don't use him.
  • Those abs, though.

Exdeath[edit | edit source]

  • Weak mage with bad skills, terrible gear selection, and poor base stats.

Explorer Aileen[edit | edit source]

  • Great physical chainer. She's best off using earth weapons so that she can elemental chain with regular Aileen and take advantage of her imperil. Unless you have TDH gear, give her dual wield, rather than using her innate doublehand.
  • She's a walking chainer, which means that her chains may break on some enemies depending on where the game has them positioned.
  • Has excellent utility in the form of a 50% ATK/MAG break.
  • Can chain with Aileen, Camille, and Lara Croft.

Fina[edit | edit source]

  • For a starting healer she is quite serviceable with Curaga, Raise and Superior Healing (which can cleanse most ailments). She can provide additional utility with Entrust.
  • She can equip her exclusive equipment which provide decent stats, but more importantly a steady source of MP regeneration.
  • Her enhancements aren't particularly necessary, and it may be better not to spend the crysts and gil on such minor upgrades.
  • As you begin to move into endgame content, she falls off in effectiveness, and you'll want to look for other, better healers.

Firion[edit | edit source]

  • Dated solo physical damage dealer.
  • Without his ability awakenings, his damage is awful.
  • With them, it's something approaching usable against the enemy types he has killer passives for, but is still not great.

Fohlen[edit | edit source]

  • Mid-tier physical wind chainer.
  • Gets Mirage (physical evasion) as a bonus from his chaining move.
  • Finding chaining partners will be difficult.
  • Can reduce exploration encounters to make exploring them easier

Fryevia[edit | edit source]

  • Hybrid ice chainer able to reach high MAG and deal excellent damage.
  • Despite her innate Doublehand effect, she's better off being built for dual wield with an emphasis on the MAG stat.
  • Her frames change with her enhancements. With Frost Flower Blitz +2, she chains perfectly with Orlandeau and the rest of the DR family.
  • Is locked into dealing ice damage, which can cause problems against ice immune bosses.

Gaffgarion[edit | edit source]

  • Without ability awakenings, he is a poor dark attacker with suicidal skills. Do not use.
  • His ability awakenings increase his damage somewhat, but not by enough to make him worthwhile.

Garland[edit | edit source]

  • Awful damage dealer both before and after his ability awakenings.

Garnet[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to enhancements, she's an average healer/summoner combo. She has access to the basic Curaga and Raise. She does extra damage when evoking espers, which can help to one-shot bosses from certain thresholds when used to cap a chain.
  • Prayer to the Eidolons and her LB (coupled with her innate High Tide) allow her to build the esper gauge quickly (and without your units needing to attack).
  • After enhancements her Raise turns into a Full-Life (essentially) and her Curaga receives a slight boost in effectiveness. Her summoning damage is also boosted considerably.

Gilbert[edit | edit source]

  • Weak support unit.
  • Has terrible stat buffs and a bit of AoE MP regen.

Gilgamesh[edit | edit source]

  • Without ability awakenings, he is a poor physical chainer.
  • His ability awakenings significantly improve his ATK and damage, but his damage is still subpar at best.
  • Finding chaining partners will be nigh-impossible.

Gladiolus[edit | edit source]

  • Gladiolus is a physical cover tank.
  • Unfortunately, he has no utility, and the 3* and 4* physical cover tanks are usually a better option.
  • He does have some damaging moves, but if you gear him for ATK, he has trouble surviving, and if you gear him for survivability, his damage will be awful.

Glauca[edit | edit source]

  • Average physical attacker with chain and finish options, with preference for light or dark
  • Daybreak Darkness lowers light and dark resistance (-50%) and can perfect chain with a clone (0~2 frame offset), but damage is a bit weak.
  • For straight damage, Great Chop is a straightforward damage skill (4x damage modifier). Otherwise, Glauca can inflict stop (50%) with Flash of Despair or dispel an enemy with Wall Smash.
  • Passives give 50% resistance to all status ailments, extra ATK when using a greatsword, and the useful Man-Eater killer effect. All in all, he makes a usable all-round attacker, but better units exist.
  • Equipment & TMRs: Use Dual Wield, at least one greatsword, and standard ATK gear. Deathbringer, Excalibur, Organyx and Durandal are worth considering if available.

Goken[edit | edit source]

  • Physical attacker with chainable skills, but hampered by skill unlocks and changing chain frames.
  • He looks to have decent ATK on paper, but Bare Knuckle Extreme is only helpful if you don't have good equipment (ATK TMRs). This is because without a weapon, Goken will only hit once - whereas Dual Wield will hit twice and deal more damage as long as he has been equipped with good ATK.
  • Otherwise, his attack skills involve sequential unlocks, with them getting progressively stronger. Each time, a single-target and an AoE option is available:
  • The main issue is that these skills don't have the same hit frames from turn to turn. This means that you must use two Gokens to chain (a different unit would only match one chaining skill as it comes up), and that both Gokens need to be on the same turn rotation as well. It only takes one Goken to die to entirely disrupt your plans. Given the hassle in ensuring the above, Goken's skillset has severely limited practicality.
  • Other downsides include poor equipment selection (only fist weapons) and lack of defensive passives.

Grace[edit | edit source]

  • Unlimited either self-buffs strongly, or self-inflicts Berserk for damage boost
  • Can deal heavy damage while suiciding
  • No innate ATK passive and mediocre weapon selection

Grim Lord Sakura[edit | edit source]

  • Decent magical chainer requiring her own TMR to optimize MAG and HP.
  • Unlike some other magic users, most of her skills can be used twice in a turn via Dual Black Magic or Grim Lord, without ever needing Dual Wield.
  • Of these, Grim - Soul Barrage is an excellent non-elemental chaining skills with decent damage (perfect chaining with a clone is easy = 0~6 frame offset window). For an elemental option, Grim - Eldritch Flames deals dark/fire damage and lowers resistance to these (-50%), but has a lower modifier. Unfortunately, dark and fire are commonly resisted, and the skill forces you to use both elements, which means Soul Barrage is more useful of the two. If lightning damage is required, DC Thundaja is handy.
  • She also has some support skills. Undying Fervor grants immunity to debuffs and some status ailments, and Sacrificial Barrier boosts allies' DEF/SPR (+100%) while boosting fire resistance (albeit with the drawback of nearly dying). Thunder's Protection is also available for resistance against light/dark/lightning.
  • Her passives are a double-edged sword. In order to access the bulk of her stat buffs, she must use a single dual dark/fire weapon with high flat MAG and HP. Her own TMR, Reaver, is all of these things, but the problem is that it is a spear and not a longsword. This prevents her using Letters and Arms for even more MAG, although she has enough MAG and a lot of HP to make the spear worthwhile. It also makes it very unlikely for other units to benefit from using it.
  • The only downsides are low DEF and no reduced targeting or evasion (although he has high HP), and that she uses MP very quickly. This makes her better for short fights where you need burst damage.
  • Equipment & TMRs: Use her own TMR, Reaver, and standard MAG gear. No need for Dual Wield. HP is low priority due to her passives.

Grinfield[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Hayate[edit | edit source]

  • Without ability awakenings, he is a wannabe fire hybrid attacker that is too weak to be competitive. Do not use.
    • His main problem is lack of damage. His base stats are low, he doesn't get strong ATK/MAG passives, and Flame Type 2 and Wildfire Type 2 both have very low modifiers for hybrid skills.
    • The only reason to use him is Spy, which reduces encounter rate more than any other skill. This may allow you to walk through exploration maps with minimal fuss - but there is little reward from explorations at the moment.
  • Ability awakenings:
    • They slightly improve his evasion and damage, but still too weak to be useful.
    • Mirage +2 (Tech: 1 Giancryst) adds 1 extra dodge and turns.
    • Flame Type 2 +2 (Power: 3 Giancrysts) and Wildfire Type 2 +2 (Power: 1 Purecryst and 6 Giancrysts) improve damage slightly and can now be alternated with Mirage while maintaining overall damage per turn, but still far too weak.

Heavenly Technician Lid[edit | edit source]

  • Best breaker (real notes coming soon)

Helena[edit | edit source]

  • Nosy adventurer
  • She's a dual-wield physical finisher with low ATK. Bring her along for farming gil/drops, not damage.
  • Urgent Rebirth offers a typical 30% HP Raise.
  • Super Aid heals a laughable amount of HP (300 base, 3x) and cures poison, blind, silence, and disease for one ally, if you're in trouble.
  • Ability awakenings:
    • Ace Adventurer +1 gives her the same boost to common item drops as Locke and Pirate Jake.
    • Best Shot +2 is a surprisingly decent 5.55x normalized modifier, providing help for offsetting her low ATK.
    • With Ace Adventurer +2, her LB should be up every 2-3 turns. It's not much better than Best Shot +2, but it does buff the party's ATK/MAG.
    • Endless Dream +2 which makes her sleep, but also regens 50% HP/MP (and if you awakened it for some reason, buffs her ATK +50%.) Make her immune to sleep for a cheap boost.
  • While she has innate dual wield with daggers, guns, whips, and throwing weapons as well as innate gun mastery, her low stats mean she won't be of much use for any challenging fight.
  • Awaken Ace Adventurer to +1 if you plan to use her. Her +2 won't be as worthwhile for the power crysts consumed compared to the damage dealt by Best Shot +2. Endless Dream is hardly worth the gil and crysts.

Heltich[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Ilias[edit | edit source]

  • Capable of using any item on the whole party
  • Can clear most ailments from allies with Recovery
  • Can make all allies fully immune to ailments via Immunization
  • Special Recipe unlocks HP/MP recovery and area Full Break
  • Extract unlocks ATK/MAG and DEF/SPR area buffs + elemental debuffing

Illusionist Nichol[edit | edit source]

  • Unique support unit able to confer tank role onto an ally
  • He's pretty good at supporting.
  • Disenchant allows him to dispel an enemy, while dealing a minimal amount of damage.
  • Illusion - Terrifying Visions is a nice 45% ATK/MAG break, even if only for 2 turns, and for one enemy.
  • Illusion - Redirect is an amazing & unique skill that transforms the target into an AoE cover tank. The chance to proc is 100%, so it will never fail you. Using it on a really sturdy provoke tank, or on a full-evade unit will make your team really more sturdy.
  • If you doubt your tank's ability to survive, you can soften a bit of his burden with Illusion - Doppelganger, which will allow him to evade 2 physical attacks.
  • Illusionist Nichol can also chain, with Illusion - Phantasmal Forces, a 7-hit single target move and also a nice stacking spell, going from a 2x modifier, stacking up to 6x.
  • Finally, he can use every of Illusion - skill twice, with Master Illusionist allowing him a lot of decent combinations.
  • His LB, Phantasmal Respite, is amazing. Not only does it grant an AoE mirage, but it also offers a nice HP & MP regen over 3 turns, healing for 1520~~ hp & 44~~ mp per turn with 400 MAG/SPR
  • His passives are decent, even if a bit limited. He get 60% MAG when equipped with a hat, & 60% SPR when equipped with clothes. Absorb MP is a rather niche spell that allows him to absorb the MP from the enemy spell. But all in all, it's quite rare to see an enemy use his MP, and thus, it doesn't replace the MP refresh that you would rather have. Finally, Phantasmal wards is a rather strange counter. For the 3 first turn of the battle, he will counter the physical damage that his allies take with Physical damage using MAG scaling (Opposing his MAG to DEF). The modifier is quite low, though, and the main, limited use of it is to make some LB crystal.
  • Base stats are a bit low, but stay respectable. His equipment selection for his roles is pretty good, having access to the regular Mage/healer set.

Iris[edit | edit source]

  • cute plushie (real notes coming soon)

Jiraiya[edit | edit source]

  • Ninja father (real notes coming soon)

Kaede[edit | edit source]

Kaliva[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Kefka[edit | edit source]

  • Mediocre magical attacker without innate Dualcast or anything to stack or chain.
    • The only useful skill is Last Footstep, which does decent magic damage to all enemies (more than Light of Judgment +0!) and debuffs enemy SPR.
    • Has evasion and a counter effect, but not enough to compensate for not dealing enough damage.
  • Ability awakenings:
    • They give him a boost, but still doesn't do enough damage to be significantly competitive. Theoretically some niche use in arena, but costs too much.
    • Mage of Destruction +2 (Support: 1 Purecryst and 3 Giancrysts) adds MAG and a chance to counter with damage, but the damage will be insignificant outside of arena.
    • Light of Judgement +2 (Black: 3 Purecrysts and 12 Giancrysts) adds damage to a weak skill, but the outcome is still subpar. There are better uses for those Black crysts.
    • Roar of Laughter +2 (Tech: 2 Purecrysts and 6 Giancrysts) improves his counter-debuff by a tiny bit only.

Kelsus[edit | edit source]

  • Dual-wields (fists only) - does damage twice
  • Good elemental coverage on damage skills (all enemies)
  • LB slow to charge, but self-buffs ATK/DEF/SPR strongly
  • Decent self-protective skills

Killian[edit | edit source]

  • Awful story character (real notes coming soon)

King[edit | edit source]

  • Dual-wields (guns only) - does damage twice
  • High ATK and critical chance
  • Normal attacks hit three times but can't cap a chain
  • Damage skills are mediocre, and poor weapon selection

Knight Delita[edit | edit source]

  • Without ability awakenings, a mediocre damage dealer. With them, he's an excellent physical lightning chainer.
  • His limit burst is one of the strongest ATK/MAG breaks in the game and will drastically reduce the damage of bosses who are not immune to it. He also has a much weaker on-demand break for those two stats.
  • He gets a massive amount of %ATK from his passives post-enhancements, which makes him quite strong even with minimal gear.
  • Is locked into dealing lightning damage.

Kryla[edit | edit source]

  • A good breaker & imperil user, with some niche exclusive utility
  • Can break all stats by 50% via 4 abilities, (Jinx - Sap ATK Pot, Jinx - Sap DEF Pot, Jinx - Sap SPR Pot, and Jinx - Sap MAG Pot)
  • Can imperil up to 6 elements by 50% via 3 skills (Jinx - Emberfrost Brew for Fire/Ice, Jinx - Geysershock Brew for Lightning/Water, and Jinx - Cycloseismic Brew for Wind/Earth). Those skills deal some substantial damage, being 3x modifier scaling on SPR.
  • Soul Swap kills an ally to fully regen Kryla's HP & MP (if the unit has a I shall not lose! type of passive that lets them survive fatal damage, they will be left at 1 HP, allowing you to heal them back)
  • Nullifying Chant is a rather massive dispel, dispelling everything on the battlefield, friend and foe.
  • Witchcraft allows her to dualcast all of her "Jinx" skills, mixing any break & imperil as you see fit
  • Hex Eye deals 10000 fixed damage per negative effects per turn over 3 turns (Negative effects counts as Imperils, breaks, stop, charm. and status aliments. An imperil can count as up to 8 different status effects.)
  • Her LB, Mambo Hodge-podge, inflicts 4 random status ailments, stop, and allows her to use Wicked Eye, a twice more powerful version of Hex Eye
  • Passives are good, 30% HP, 30% MP and either 20% DEF or SPR, using clothes or robes, decrease target chance by 30%, 20% chance to dodge physical & magical attack, 15% all elemental resist & immunity to poison & disease as well as increased magic damage against humans and fairies.

Kuja[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Kunshira[edit | edit source]

  • Not a beast (real notes coming soon)

Kupolkan[edit | edit source]

  • Troll skill (real notes coming soon)

Lara Croft[edit | edit source]

  • Yes, that tomb raider (real notes coming soon)

Lasswell[edit | edit source]

  • Enhanced
  • Can break DEF and debuff ice resistance (one enemy) while hitting
  • Exorcising Storm counts as two attacks in arena (all enemies)
  • Low ATK, and no good ice weapons to use

Lightning[edit | edit source]

  • Terrible physical damage dealer.
  • Without her ability awakenings, she's the worst 5* base in the game.
  • With her ability awakenings... she's arguably still the worst 5* base in the game.
  • Keep her anyways. She'll be useful in the future.

Lila[edit | edit source]

  • good luck explaining the mechanics (real notes coming soon)

Ling[edit | edit source]

  • Can debuff ATK/MAG or DEF/SPR really well (all enemies)
  • Can revive or recover most status ailments (all allies), allowing your healer to focus on healing
  • Evasion and status immunities, but slightly low HP
  • Can also recover MP (all allies), or transfer her LB gauge to an ally

Loren[edit | edit source]

  • Physical chainer with innate dual-wield and good debuff, but best chaining skill requires unlocking
  • She is a fantastic stat debuffer. Full Break+ debuffs all four of an enemy's stats (-45%), and sometimes she will even do it on counter and free up an action. If there are multiple enemies, Arms Eraser and Armor Eraser are perfect for the job.
  • On the downside, Loren was designed to be a damage-dealing chainer, but Blade Prison will only perfect chain if you can spark chain with a clone (0 frame offset). Hence, on turn 1, she isn't a good chainer.
  • Using Model of Ares or LB will unlock the following for 3 turns:
    • Swiftwind Blade - different frames, but same problem - perfect chain only when sparking (0 frame offset),
    • Quickbolt Blade - lightning-element finisher skill, 1 hit, damage is alright, and
    • Greased Lightning - has highest mod of all of skills and is easy to perfect chain when dual-wielding. The ideal window is 0~6 frame offset, but because of the way the frames fall, even if you're way off, this chain should never break in the middle - the final hit/s would just drop off the end of the chain.
  • This presents a dilemma, since the raw damage mod on Greased Lightning, when the unlocking turn is taken into account, isn't enough to be fully competitive. On the other hand, once unlocked, it will deal damage consistently. Unlocking it via LB is probably the better option (since it lowers wind/lightning resistance (-74%!)), but her LB has irregular frames and cannot form a perfect chain. Also, there are very few wind/lightning weapons with high ATK.
  • However, on the bright side, Loren has more HP/DEF/SPR than most attackers, innate Dual Wield, good ATK, and important status immunities. These things make Loren a good utility unit with good bulk.
  • Equipment & TMRs: Use at least one sword and a wind or lightning-element weapon (e.g. Raikiri, Zwill Crossblade). Standard ATK gear apply. No need for Dual Wield.

Lotus Mage Fina[edit | edit source]

  • Lotus Mage Fina is an excellent healer. She has access to Curaja, Reraise, Esunaga, Full Life, and Dispelga, allowing her to handle all of the standard healing duties better than almost any other unit in the game.
  • She also has great utility. She can restore the party's MP, provide AoE reraise with her limit burst, and buff all elemental resists.
  • Finally, she has some very limited damage potential which she could use on turns when you don't need as much healing, although she won't contribute much in that department.

Luka[edit | edit source]

  • Can heal and recover most status ailments (all allies) in one skill
  • Also learns Raise, covering all healer basics
  • Can buff DEF/SPR (all allies)

Lulu[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Lunera[edit | edit source]

  • Lunera is a decent support & magical DPS who needs her ability awakenings to really shine.
  • Her DPS options are all pretty decent, but not outstanding.
  • Gleaming Arrow & Gale Arrow are two stacking abilities starting at a 2.5x modifier, stacking up to 5 times, up to a 15x modifier, respectively for Light and Wind. It's pretty decent, but her inability to dualcast it, or dualwield it hurts the damage quite a bit.
  • Aureole Ray is a 4x modifier Wind/Light 20 hit AoE magic damage. The modifier is decent, and the hit count is really great, but as it can't be dual wielded, it ends up as pretty average. Also, the dual element makes it harder to fit a correct imperil for it.
  • She can grant 50% Wind & Light resist with Beautiful Shield
  • She can clear Poison, Blind, Silence, Paralyze, Confuse, Sleep for all allies with Esunaga
  • Her main ability is without doubt Elven Song, which regens around 1250 HP and 66 MP turn over 3 turns with 400 MAG/SPR and also offers a meh-ish 40% all stats buff. The main point is obviously the HP & MP regen.
  • Her passives are quite decent, 80% MAG & 70% SPR when wearing a bow, 50% Wind/Light resist, 30% MP, 5% MP refresh and a nice immunity to Silence, Paralyze & Petrify. All of that is supported by really nice base stats & a good equipement selection.

Luneth[edit | edit source]

  • Without ability awakenings:
    • One-dimensional unit with only attack skills.
    • Cut Through is usable and 1-hit, making it very straightforward for chain finishing.
    • He gains important status ailment immunities and learns Dual Wield innately, both quite handy features.
  • Ability awakenings:
    • Sword Master +2 (Tech: 3 Giancrysts) is a must-get. It gives him more flexibility with weapons and an easy 50% ATK.
    • Cut Through +2 (Power: 3 Purecrysts and 12 Giancrysts) improves the damage modifier to 7.5x total, greatly increasing damage output. It's costly, but worth the investment.
    • Advance +2 (Support: 2 Purecrysts and 6 Giancrysts) is debatable, since the skill is only setting up ATK for Cut Through.
  • Equipment & TMRs: Use standard ATK materia. Katana Mastery could be useful if using a katana.

Marie[edit | edit source]

  • Can buff all elemental resistance (all allies)
  • Can debuff all elemental resistance (all enemies)
  • Can cast 2 spells/turn
  • Can buff DEF or MAG/SPR (all allies)

Maxwell[edit | edit source]

  • Good single target and aoe damage options with Destiny and Rune
  • Impressive auto hp regen
  • Able to self buff ATK/DEF by 80% and reraise
  • LB hits many times, enabling chains
  • Innate Man-Eater
  • Limited equipment selection and locked into light damage

Medius[edit | edit source]

  • Enhanced
  • Should wield a gun
  • Skills weak except Blazing Glory and Hyper Fire
  • Low HP and Draw Attacks - suicidal

Meliadoul[edit | edit source]

  • Stat debuffer with little else in her skillset.
  • Crush Weapon and Crush Armor supersede some of her initial skills, and apply important 40% ATK/MAG or DEF/SPR debuffs.
  • Can buff all allies' with DEF or MAG or SPR on other turns.
  • Counters generate LB crystals, but seems to be a gimmick without any Provoke-like skill
  • Equipment & TMRs: Dual-wield/Dualcast is unnecessary. Use standard HP/DEF/SPR gear, and include items that confer skills (e.g. Pod 153 or Rikku's Pouch) to give her more utility.

Mercedes[edit | edit source]

  • Enhanced
  • High ATK, should wield an axe
  • No skills attacking all enemies
  • (TMR: Viking Axe is perfect for herself)

Mercenary Ramza[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to ability awakenings, is a terrible excuse for a damage dealer.
  • With his ability awakenings, he becomes an extremely powerful provoke tank with immunity to all ailments and excellent utility.
  • He can break ATK and MAG by 45% with Blade of Justice, which then unlocks even stronger 60% breaks.

Minfilia[edit | edit source]

  • Support unit that can buff any elemental resistance and provide decent stat buffs.
  • Also has access to AoE immunity buffs for Stop and certain ailments.

Miyuki[edit | edit source]

  • Lightning-based physical chainer. Use Kunai Rain to apply a -50% lightning imperil, then spam Thundersplit Blade.
  • She has dual wield via Twin Edge, but Fixed Dice is more effective than any other weapon you can give her.
  • Man-Eater means she outperforms other budget chainers against human-type targets, but otherwise she's lacking.
  • She has several hybrid attacks, but they aren't very good, and neither are her hybrid gearing options.

Moogle[edit | edit source]

  • With ability awakenings, Mog Barrage +2 can chain perfectly with Tidus. Also, he can imbue his attacks with almost any element.
  • Can provide AoE stop immunity.
  • Unfortunately, his stats are low and Camille is a better and more accessible budget partner for Tidus.

Mystea[edit | edit source]

  • She is the first magic cover tank, with Triteleia Wall.
  • Can sustain herself with Reinstate, which recovers 100% of her HP and clears all the breaks from herself
  • Can further increase her tanking with Destination, which boosts her SPR by 100% and mitigate 20% of the damage
  • Can help her team with Clear Veil, which protects against stop & all statuses for 3 turns, Mind Fortress, which increases the SPR of the team by 80% and her LB, Field of Resistance, which buffs the SPR of the team by 94% & mitigates 42% of the damage for 3 turns.
  • Her HP is a bit lacking and she doesn't get any HP passive, so be aware of that when you gear her up. Alternatively, focus on elemental resist adapted to what you're fighting, since most magic is elemental

Nameless Gunner Jake[edit | edit source]

  • Can use Escape to run away from battles
  • So you can go and summon better units
  • (real notes coming soon)

Nine[edit | edit source]

  • Decent ATK and good boosts to Jump skills
  • Jump hard to chain and unaffected by element and killer effects
  • Can inflict stop (all enemies)
  • Hyper Dive takes too long

Noctis[edit | edit source]

  • He can do a lot of different things, but isn't very good at most of them.
  • His damage is third-rate at best, his breaks are split the wrong way, and there are better options for buffers and evasion tanks.
  • He sees the most use as an alternative to Soleil, providing stat buffs via his LB. Unfortunately, this requires enhancements, at least a turn of ramp-up, and maxing his LB.
  • Blizzard Flask and Fire Flask are excellent for arena.
  • (TMR: Ring of the Lucii gives evasion and Alterna, the strongest available spell)

Nyalu[edit | edit source]

  • Cute cat costume (real notes coming soon)

Nyx[edit | edit source]

  • Unusual unit with preference for fire and daggers, but poor weapon selection
  • Kingsglaive on paper looks like a decent chaining skill that lowers fire resistance, but calculations suggest perfect chaining is only possible by spark chaining with a clone (0 frame offset). This is because when dual-wielding, Nyx will land two hits on exactly the same frame, inevitably breaking the chain if the two clones are even slightly off.
  • Desperate Blow provides an excellent chain finishing option. The HP sacrifice is only 40% while dual-wielding, which can be easily recovered using Curaga.
  • Main downside is the chaining problem above, his poor weapon selection (can't use greatswords, fists or guns) and the fact that his main ATK passive requires a dagger. Daggers tend to have less ATK, and there is currently no dagger mastery materia. This means that compared to other units who can equip two different weapon types with corresponding materia, Nyx gets much less ATK.
  • Having innate Dual Wield balances this out slightly, but still not top tier.
  • Equipment & TMRs: Wield a dagger and a fire-element weapon, and standard ATK gear. Dark Knight's Soul and Vernard worth considering, or Fixed Dice if you won't be using him to chain.

Ohga[edit | edit source]

  • Terrible provoke tank.
  • Has a lot of counters which might be halfway decent if he didn't die so easily.

Olif[edit | edit source]

  • Possesses the Bar-ga for Fire, Ice, Lightning, Wind, Earth, and Water, allowing him to increase elemental resistance in those elements by 70%, but no innate Dualcast to back it up
  • Rather weak SPR damage skill
  • Can boost 4 elements at once, either ice, water, earth, and dark or fire, lightning, wind, and light for 3 turns, with Dark Drake Crest and Light Drake Crest, but only for 30%, which is weak
  • Can also regen MP for the team with Whisper of the Wyrm, but it's once again, weak
  • Can grant to his allies physical & magical dragon killer with Drake Slay Ritual but only for 10%, which is weak
  • Able to mitigate 15% of the damage for the team and to increase elemental resist by 20% for 5 turns with Drake Formation, but once again, the values are way to weak
  • His LB, Full Enhance, is decent, boosting ATK/MAG/DEF/SPR by 74% when fully leveled, curing all statuses for the team, and increasing resistance to all statuses for 3 turns

Olive[edit | edit source]

  • Physical lightning solo damage dealer with high output.
  • Has a powerful lightning imperil and DEF break.

Onion Knight[edit | edit source]

  • Physical chainer with multiple elemental skills.
  • He learns 6 skills with the same chaining frames - 4 Splendors with different elements, 1 non-elemental AoE, and 1 single-target.
    • Additionally, Onion Cutter (available from his TMR) is a more powerful version (with more hits and more damage!).
  • On another note, his LB has irregular frames and is not as useful for chaining, but applies a powerful ATK buff to allies and DEF break to enemies, allowing for massive damage on the following turn.
  • Has innate dual wield, and can provide AoE resistance buffs for several elements.

Orlandeau[edit | edit source]

  • Straightforward light chainer able to reduce light resistance.
  • Divine Ruination deals solid damage, lowers light resistance (-50%), and can chain with clones or Veritas of the Dark's Dark Punishment, or Agrias's enhanced Divine Ruination (Agrias) +2.
    • Perfect chaining is relatively easy - it can accommodate up to 0~5 frame offset.
  • Crush Weapon is good to have in a pinch, since it breaks ATK/MAG (40%) and protects your team.
  • Ability awakenings increase his damage significantly and improve his break.

Orochi[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Orran[edit | edit source]

  • Mediocre and very niche support unit.
  • Can slightly buff all elemental resists, restore a bit of MP to allies, and buff certain stats.

Ozetta[edit | edit source]

  • Solid provoke tank with built-in mitigation.
  • Powerful AoE mitigation on her LB.

Papalymo[edit | edit source]

  • Extremely weak magic damage dealer.
  • Do not use.

Pirate Jake[edit | edit source]

  • Mediocre physical chainer.
  • Innate dual wield for guns and swords.
  • With dual wield, Feed the Fishes can chain with Doublehand Tidus, but doing so requires frame-perfect timing that can only be consistently achieved with a macro. Due to oddities in the way that chaining works, this will only work if Pirate Jake is in a party slot *after* Tidus, which means that you cannot use your own Pirate Jake to chain with a friend's Tidus.

Popoi[edit | edit source]

  • Aims to be a magical attacker. Without ability awakenings, his damage skills are weak. Do not use.
  • Ability awakenings:
    • Still weak with both Acid Storm +2 and Burst +2. Waste of ability awakening material. Do not awaken or use.
    • Acid Storm +2 (Power: 1 Giancryst) adds some minor damage and debuffs enemies' ATK/DEF by 40%, but you can get 40% debuffs from other units with less investment.
    • Burst +2 (Power: 1 Purecryst and 12 Giancrysts) similarly makes it hit for better damage and debuffs enemies' MAG/SPR by 40%, but not enough to make Popoi worthwhile.

Primm[edit | edit source]

  • Skills weak except Saintly Beam (magical)
  • Can buff ATK/MAG (all allies), or do minor healing
  • LB debuffs SPR while hitting (one enemy), but is physical

Prishe[edit | edit source]

  • A decent physical chainer with some support skills, but she takes a few turns to build up combos to reach her strong damage skills, which limits her effectiveness.
  • Her LB can do decent damage while debuffing DEF/SPR (up to -64%).
  • Utility includes AoE MP regen, on-demand single-target reraise, and AoE reraise at the end of a three-turn combo.

Prompto[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Pyro Glacial Lasswell[edit | edit source]

  • Easy to gear and has innate dual wield, but has lackluster damage output.
  • He doesn't chain, and he doesn't work well as a solo damage dealer, so he will sit on the bench for almost every endgame trial unless you're severely lacking in options.
  • His damage relies heavily on his limit burst, which takes a long time to fill.

Queen[edit | edit source]

  • Without ability awakenings, she is nigh unusable, as having to go under 3% HP is very risky, therefore do not use.
  • Ability Awakenings:
    • Her ability awakenings work together beautifully to make her a very powerful finisher.
    • Devastate+2 is a hard-hitting ST (single target) ability that allows her to cap a chain. However, it is harder to use compared to most finishing moves, since it is still 5 frames. A TDH build is recommended to allow her to fit Devastate in the chain to cap.
    • Berserk+2 gets an increase to its ATK buff (300%!) as well as a high DEF/SPR buff which makes her a tankier, higher damage dealer for 3 turns. It can be activated unlimited times within 1 life at a higher activation HP, which means using Magic Martyr+2 allows her to proc it right away.
    • Magic Martyr+2 gives more MP and lingers more, but will usually be used to proc Berserk+2 in a single turn.
    • Justice Guard+2 gives her confuse immunity (all that ATK won't kill your allies anymore) and allows her to survive a death blow when over 50% HP once per life, making it easier to proc Berserk+2.
  • Needs a turn to set up but becomes a fearful force for 3 turns after it.
  • Can't imbue elements to her attacks, which is very important for finishers.
  • TMR and Equipment: Use a Buster Style/Marshal Glove TDH build if possible, otherwise use Dual Wield (not recommended if used as a chain finisher) and stack as much ATK on her as possible.
  • Units to be paired with: Christine and Charming Kitty Ariana (limited time units) as they would allow her to get rid of her biggest weakness.

Rain[edit | edit source]

  • Enhanced
  • Can AoE buff all stats
  • Can debuff all stats on a single enemy
  • Low ATK and weak skills

Ramza[edit | edit source]

  • Is absolutely awful until you awaken his abilities, particularly Hero's Rhyme. Once you do, though...
  • Can provide powerful stat buffs and restore HP/MP to the entire party while singing, making him one of the best support units in the game.
  • He can also break the enemy's ATK and MAG by 60%, drastically reducing their damage, although these two breaks are on separate skills and he can't use them (or anything else) while singing.

Randi[edit | edit source]

  • Without ability awakenings, he is a mediocre physical attacker. The race killers do compensate somewhat, but fairy/undead bosses are uncommon.
  • Ability awakenings:
    • 5 skills can be awakened, all of which contribute to making him a chaining/chain finish powerhouse. He doesn't get any extra killers, but his damage skill becomes decent (important when killers don't apply), and he gains ATK and status immunity.
    • The downside is that it takes a lot of crysts to awaken them all - but the result is arguably worthwhile.
    • Power Charge +2 (Tech: 1 Purecryst and 3 Giancrysts) is probably the main point - Relatively cheap, it gives him a temporary boost and unlocks Torrential Slash for chaining. Torrential Slash is able to perfect chain while dual-wielding (can accommodate 0~4 frame offset), and the high modifier compensates for the turn consumed by unlocking.
      • It could be hard to find a clone to chain with, but reportedly there are enough to go around. Try asking around community sites if you can't find one.
      • You could also setup some wind synergy using Whirlwind Slash before chaining, although that skill doesn't chain well.
    • Mana's Bond +2 (Guard: 1 Purecryst and 3 Giancrysts) makes him immune to status ailments, gives him MP regen, and is relatively cheap, so why not.
    • Auto-Charge +2 (Support: 1 Purecryst and 3 Giancrysts) is a relatively cheap boost to ATK.
    • Hero of Legend +2 (Support: 2 Purecrysts and 12 Giancrysts) is disputable. It is the most expensive, but it adds a lot of ATK particularly if its Doublehand-like effect is triggered. However, since Doublehand can't be stacked, it may not be viable to single-wield until more DH items are added later on. If you dual-wield, the 35% ATK by itself isn't worth it.
    • Slice Thrice +2 (Power: 1 Purecryst and 3 Giancrysts) is awful. Unfortunately, it changes the hit frames to his default one and destroys his ability to chain finish. +1 only has 3x modifier and isn't competitive enough, although it might be usable if you like the -50% DEF debuff and are really desperate to use Randi.
  • Equipment & TMRs: Use either Dual Wield or Doublehand, a good sword, and standard ATK gear.

Rasler[edit | edit source]

  • Good innate stats for a tank, but impractical skills
  • All Resist Light gives light resist to all, as the name suggests, up to 50%.
  • Patriotic Slash is a light physical move with a decent 3x modifier. It chains with Ashe's Sword of Kings
  • Royal Obligation is an impractical AoE Cover. Its only one turn long, has a 20% chance to proc, and only mitigates 30% of the damage. The weakest AoE cover available.
  • Can offer some healing with Curaga and its weaker version and cure most status ailments for the team with Esunaga
  • Passives are decent, 70% DEF while using Heavy Armor with Vanguard Slasher, 20% DEF/HP/SPR, and 50% ATK when using a sword with Sword Mastery. 100% innate light resist & a resistance to blind. Sentinel allows him to cover one unit from physical damage with 50% damage mitigation (30% chance to proc).

Ray Jack[edit | edit source]

  • Get Ray Jacked (real notes coming soon)

Reberta[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to her ability awakenings, she's a mediocre physical chainer.
  • After her ability awakenings, Death Crimson becomes a monstrously powerful attack that allows her to either partially chain with a copy for massive damage, or function as a potent solo damage dealer.
  • Mystic Thrust +2 also allows her to AoE chain. Note that the hit count changes with the enhancement, so she cannot chain with unenhanced Rebertas.

Refia[edit | edit source]

  • Enhanced
  • Can revive an ally to full
  • Also learns Curaga/Esuna, covering all healer basics
  • Can buff ATK/DEF (all allies)
  • LB recovers all status ailments (all allies)

Rem[edit | edit source]

  • Can cast 2 spells/turn
  • Learns the standard healer spells, but can also deal damage with magic or Dagger Boomerang
  • Can heal and recover all status ailments (all allies) in one skill
  • Should wield Defender's Daggers + another dagger

Rikku[edit | edit source]

  • LB charges fast, boosts DEF/SPR, and grants auto-revive for 3 turns (all allies)
  • Learns 4 chaining skills of different elements
  • Mix uses a turn to unlock some fancy support skills

Roselia[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Roy[edit | edit source]

  • All of Roy's buffs and heals are while singing, which lock him down for the duration of the songs
  • Hero's Prologue increases DEF and SPR by 100% for the team and provides as well a decent HP regen over 2 turns
  • Angel's Whim increases ATK and MAG by 100% for the team and regens an enormous amount of mana for 1 turn
  • Life's Refrain heals a more than decent amount of HP for the team
  • Twin Blade Beauty provides a decent imperil for wind & lightning for his friend Loren
  • Fool's Ballad breaks all enemies stats for 1 turn by 45%
  • Roy's songs become really powerful when they are used in succession
  • If Hero's Prologue was used last turn, Angel's Whim become Ares Protection which increases ATK/MAG/DEF/SPR by 100% for the team, and also regen a decent amount of HP & MP
  • If Ares Protection was used last turn, Fool's Ballad become War of the Gods, which keeps all the effects of Ares Protection and adds a 40% break for all enemies on top of it
  • War of the Gods lets you unlock Victory to the Brave which keeps all the element of War of the Gods but make the buff 10% stronger & the break 5% stronger
  • If Roy dies, you have to start all over again from Hero's Prologue
  • Alternatively, Roy's Limit Burst, Dragon's Madrigal, increases ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR by 124% when fully leveled and regens around the same amount of HP as his combos songs, but offers a better MP regen. It doesn't offer the break that his combo offers, though. At the cost of 20 LB crysts, it's quite easy to be able to use it once every 3 turns
  • On the stats side, Roy base stats are great, flaunting a great amount of HP and SPR and a decent DEF, supported by good passives and a more than decent equipement selection

Rubicante[edit | edit source]

  • Fire magical finisher, with gimmicky skills and counters. Decent for arena.
  • Rubicante's main strength comes from being able to use Firaja with Dual Black Magic, maxing at 12x modifier per turn after 2 turns of ramping up. To further improve his output, his LB is a 1-hit finisher that lowers enemies' fire resistance (up to -74%!) while dealing damage and self-healing, and it does not reset the Firaja stack. His role is to simply do damage.
  • Face Me! grants him a high chance to counter any physical or magical attacks taken, with different AoE spells. While these do not deal significant damage for harder bosses, it can be devastating in arena, since two Rubicantes will spark-chain if they counter simultaneously with the same spell.
  • Cloak Closed can protect him from all elements for 1 turn while healing him. Cloak Open boosts his LB charge rate, but temporarily leaves him weak to ice. I'll Recover You! self-buffs his MAG, but heals all enemies by a small amount. These unusual skills may come in handy in niche situations.
  • He has only 30% MAG in his passives, and no status ailment resistance.
  • Equipment & TMRs: Use standard MAG gear.

Ruggles[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Sandee[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Santa Roselia[edit | edit source]

  • Learns Curaga/Esuna but doesn't have Raise (!)
  • Can counter with healing (self or all allies) or status recovery (self)
  • Can transfer LB gauge to an ally
  • LB heals and recovers status ailments (all allies)

Seabreeze Dark Fina[edit | edit source]

  • Virtually identical to Dark Fina without enhancements (see notes here)
  • Doesn't have her enhancements yet
  • Can buff water resistance (all allies)

Sephiroth[edit | edit source]

  • landu, prompto ish, and ok chainer, not dh (real notes coming soon)

Setzer[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent at inflicting status ailments (all enemies)
  • Two decent chaining skills, but hits are fast = need fast fingers
  • Double Dice does high fixed damage, but at random
  • Should wield a throwing weapon
  • (TMR: Fixed Dice can boost damage greatly, but at random = niche weapon for certain cappers)

Seven[edit | edit source]

  • Enhanced
  • Can debuff fire/ice/lightning resistance (one enemy) while hitting
  • Can debuff SPR (one enemy) while hitting
  • Some skills use ATK, others use MAG
  • LB inflicts paralyze (all enemies) while hitting
  • Low ATK and MAG and mediocre skills

Seymour[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Shine[edit | edit source]

  • Can debuff DEF and lower dark resistance (one enemy) in one skill
  • Skills are all dark-element
  • Mediocre ATK, but skill modifiers are decent
  • (TMR: Quick Assault adds ATK and evasion, is stackable)

Shylt[edit | edit source]

  • Mystea but with break resistance (real notes coming soon)

Silvia[edit | edit source]

  • Support unit that can provide a wide variety of elemental resistance buffs, as well as AoE immunity to breaks and Stop.
  • Her skills do very little damage, so it's not worth focusing on her offensive stats.

Snow[edit | edit source]

  • Snow serves as an object lesson in how there's more to being a provoke tank than just making the boss attack you-- you have to be able to survive.
  • Has terrible defensive stats and poor equipment selection. Also, he doesn't have mitigation, which leads to him taking a dirt nap if he tries to tank harder bosses.
  • Has a decent counter chance, so if he somehow survives the onslaught (spoiler: he won't), he'll generate some LB and esper crystals for your party.

Soleil[edit | edit source]

  • Without her ability awakenings, Soleil is basically useless.
  • With them, she becomes a solid buffer, with high stat boosts to the entire team, along with some weak breaks.
  • However, she is locked into a constant rotation and does nothing else, which may not be worth a unit slot on harder encounters.

Sozhe[edit | edit source]

  • Can debuff fire resistance (all enemies) while hitting
  • Can buff DEF/SPR (all allies, or higher for self)
  • Decent ATK, and Hell Shaft is decent damage
  • Skills mostly fire-element - commonly resisted
  • Can Provoke, but nothing else tankwise

Sportive Ariana[edit | edit source]

  • Messy provoke tank with some useful supportive skill
  • She possesses an innate Provoke which means you won't have to rely on Golem having it.
  • Meditate is a really limited self-status heal, clearing blind, poison & silence.
  • Strong Heart can be of use, clearing DEF and SPR break for herself
  • Flame Heart gives her 30% self mitigation, which is totally useless, since she learns Solid Resolution, which grants her and the team 30% mitigation for 4 turns. It's a pretty cool buff.
  • Her LB, when maxed grants a bit more of mitigation (34%) and also acts as a fire/wind imperil, up to 50%.
  • Her passives are surprisingly decent. 50% DEF/HP when wearing a light shield. 20% SPR, 10% MP. The light shield restriction hurts her quite a bit, as all the good shields will be a Heavy Shield. She can also cover, but to a really limited rate with Dangerous Facade. Finally she counters magical attacks with Pop Heart, a pretty decent self heal.
  • Even with her excellent HP/DEF passive, her low base DEF prevents her from reaching a good amount of DEF. Her base SPR is quite higher, but not supported by a lot of passive. All of that, along with her extremely limited equipment selection for a tank (Can't use Heavy Armor, Light Armor, Helm, Heavy Shields) makes her really dysfunctionnal.

Steiner[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Terra[edit | edit source]

  • Can cast 2 spells/turn and cast Meteor after Unlock Magic used, but slow
  • Can revive an ally to full
  • Can recover all status ailments (all allies)
  • Learns Firaga and Flare

Tidus[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to ability awakenings, Tidus is a solid physical water chainer with decent damage modifiers, a strong imperil, and some utility (MP Refresh, Entrust).
  • His ability awakenings boost his damage into the stratosphere, leaving him as one of the strongest physical damage dealers in the game.
  • His water imperil is attached to his LB, but his innate High Tide effect means that it only takes a turn or two to charge up.

Tilith[edit | edit source]

  • Goddess's Miracle heals and recovers most status ailments (all allies) in one skill
  • Can heal allies to full, or revive dead allies to full
  • Can also buff elemental resistances, restore allies' MP, or buff stats
  • Low base HP and can't equip weapons/shield, so rather squishy

Tinkerer Carrie[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Trance Terra[edit | edit source]

  • Needs ability awakenings to be good.
  • Deals absurdly high AoE magic damage by dualcasting Chaos Wave - Awakened.
  • Must spend the first turn using Magical Activation, and needs to use it again once every five turns.

Ukiyo[edit | edit source]

  • Actually decent (real notes coming soon)

Ulrica[edit | edit source]

  • Non limited Counter arena fun (real notes coming soon)

Vaan[edit | edit source]

  • A weak chainer with a decent side utility
  • Base stats are really low.
  • A lot of outdated/useless skill (Steal, Armor Break, mainly).
  • Biohazard can inflict disease, which has close to no use, but is worth mentioning.
  • Focus can buff the team MAG/SPR by 40% for 3 turns.
  • Full Break can break an enemy ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR by 30% for 3 turns, which was great early on, but is largely outdated and easily accessible.
  • Accelerate (FFXII) lets him negate 3 physical attacks for 2 turns.
  • Resist Stop makes your party immune to stop for 3 turns. Mainly of use in arena, and situation for some other content.
  • Assault Strike lets Vaan ST chain, but with a weak 2.7x modifier.
  • Passives are okay, 50% ATK, 20% DEF, 20% HP, innate Bird Killer, 15% innate phys. evade with Sprint and 20% chance to counter magic with Counter Break breaking all stats by 40%.

Vargas[edit | edit source]

  • Has extremely low damage output by today's standards.

Vayne[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Veritas of the Dark[edit | edit source]

  • Excellent dark chainer able to reduce dark resistance, with additional utility skills.
  • Dark Punishment lowers dark resistance (-50%), and can chain with clones or Orlandeau's Divine Ruination, or Agrias's enhanced Divine Ruination (Agrias) +2.
    • Perfect chaining is relatively easy - it can accommodate up to 0~5 frame offset.
  • Dark Retribution can further lower dark resistance (to -100%)
  • Impact is excellent when not chaining, since it debuffs ATK/MAG/DEF/SPR (45%) and protects your team, even though it deals weak damage.
  • Equipment & TMRs: Use Dual Wield, Organyx/Deathbringer to take advantage of dark resistance reduction, and various ATK materia. His own TMR works well for him. If enemy is dark immune, use a greatsword with different element (e.g. Crimson Saber).

Veritas of the Earth[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Veritas of the Flame[edit | edit source]

  • A mediocre finisher who can use a wide variety of elements.
  • Full Charge Stomp is going to be your bread and butter. It's a 1-hit skill with 10x modifier.....enough said. It does need to be unlocked via a counter, but Heavy Stomp is a adequate substitute (5x modifier) when its not available.
  • He learns 4 "Axe" skills that can lower resistance (-50%) to fire, wind, earth or dark. Fire is preferred, since he can also lower fire resistance (-100%) via counter, but weapon selection is challenging.

Veritas of the Heavens[edit | edit source]

  • Physical wind damage dealer that totally blows.
  • Puns aside, he's not good. He has a halfway decent chaining move, a good wind imperil on his LB, and absorbs wind damage. Sadly, that's not enough to make him a worthwhile unit.

Veritas of the Light[edit | edit source]

  • Solid hybrid light chainer, but unfortunately suffers from being restricted to a single element, one that tends to be resisted quite often.
  • Her stats and modifiers are a bit on the low side, which means she falls short of doing top tier damage.
  • Has innate dualwield (guns, throwing weapons) as well as a light imperil to boost her own damage. Her LB has special mention as it is an extremely powerful DEF/SPR break, nearly quadrupling her damage output.
  • One of the very few AoE chainers in the game.

Veritas of the Water[edit | edit source]

  • A serviceable healer with access to Curaga, Raise and Esunaga. While she does have an innate dualcast this is locked behind using a particular skill, meaning it will not be available turn 1. Also worth mentioning is an unlockable AoE full break in the same vein as Dualcast.
  • She's better off using an external source of Dualcast rather than wasting turns to temporarily unlock it.

Verun[edit | edit source]

  • Mediocre support unit with powerful AoE stat buffs from his limit burst.
  • He also has a few imperils and breaks, and the ability to grant killer effects to allies.
  • Very similar to Soleil, albeit with a bit of ramp-up time before he can get his stat buffs going. Once he does, though, he's arguably stronger.

Victoria[edit | edit source]

  • Victoria can be used in one of two ways-- either as a solo damage dealer by dualcasting Firaja, or by chaining with another Victoria using Overflow.
  • Her damage isn't top tier, but it's solid enough that you can make good use of her if you lack better units.
  • Equipment & TMRs: Use a hat, a robe, and standard MAG gear. She is one of the few units who can use Serpent Mace.

Vivi[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Wadow[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Wakka[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Warrior of Light[edit | edit source]

  • Only unit able to cover whole party from physical damage
  • Can debuff ATK/MAG or DEF/SPR really well (all enemies)
  • Chance to self-heal if hit by magic
  • Good bulky tank as long as cover triggers

Werei[edit | edit source]

  • Subpar attacker with decent ATK but low modifiers on damage skills. Prefers Earth.
  • Stone Fall is the only skill of note, lowering earth resistance (-50%) while dealing 2.7x damage.
  • Master Fencer gives him a bonus with greatswords, but ironically, his unit-exclusive weapon is an axe. There are very few earth weapons, none of which are greatswords.
  • (TMR: Proud Fencer grants 20% HP, and 40% ATK if using a greatsword. Unstackable, but massively useful to equip even 1 on a greatsword wielder.)
  • Equipment & TMRs: Use Dual Wield, a greatsword plus Gaia Blade/Galkan Dagger, and standard HP/ATK gear.

White Knight Noel[edit | edit source]

  • Noel is the most durable provoke tank in the game by a wide margin. Ignore the magic damage aspects of his kit and focus on his survivability-- he will pull all single-target attacks to himself and simply refuses to die no matter what happens.
  • His unique mitigation stacks with "universal" mitigation (e.g. Rikku's Hyper NulAll)
  • Damage spells and counters are negligible in boss fights, although his ability to imperil can occasionally be relevant.

White Witch Fina[edit | edit source]

  • Learns Raise, but no Curaga (!) or unified Esuna
  • Ritual heals HP and MP for all allies except herself
  • Can buff ATK/DEF (all allies)
  • Can transfer LB gauge to an ally
  • No innate way to recover own MP

Wilhelm[edit | edit source]

  • Can draw attacks with good mitigation
  • Excellent bulky tank with good SPR
  • LB charges fast and grants high damage reduction (all allies)
  • Also does excellent stat buffs (all allies)

William[edit | edit source]

  • Great mage with some decent side utility
  • Withdraw allows him to buff his team DEF by 110%, but decrease their ATK by 50%, Open Heart does the same for MAG and SPR.
  • You can avoid that issue by using a break resistance skill, getting only the buff.
  • Innocent Magika is a weak chaining move, but gets the advantage to be non-elemental, if your enemy resists earth (To be honest, if your enemy resists earth, don't use William).
  • Lacking any form of innate mp regen, there's Osmose. Spell selection also includes Stonja which is a really potent finishing spell, once ramped up. Quake allows for elemental chain while reducing earth resist for the enemies. Frames are a bit wonky, but can still perfect chain.
  • The above spells are supported by a really useful Dual Black Magic.
  • Passives are good, 70% MAG while equipping a Rod, 30% MP & an innate resistance to petrify.

Xiao[edit | edit source]

  • Can debuff ATK/DEF (one enemy)
  • Can self-heal
  • Can self-afflict Berserk status to boost damage (stacks with other buffs)
  • Can only wield fists

Xon[edit | edit source]

  • Can steal from all enemies at once
  • Can uniquely copy stat buffs onto allies, then dispel them (one enemy)
  • Supposedly improves drop rates of rare items

Y'shtola[edit | edit source]

  • Can cast 2 spells/turn
  • Learns the standard healer spells, but can also buff DEF or SPR (all allies)
  • Has some damage spells, but low MAG
  • LB grants high damage reduction (all allies)

Yan[edit | edit source]

  • Comparable to Rikku (real notes coming soon)

Yda[edit | edit source]

  • "Combo" attacker - gains access to increasingly powerful skills when used in sequence
  • Can debuff stats while hitting (one enemy), but only MAG to begin with
  • Can deal heavy damage after sequence maxes on 4th turn
  • Too finicky to use as a reliable chainer or capper

Yun[edit | edit source]

  • Normal attacks hit twice, high critical chance
  • Can store power for next normal attack
  • Raging Bird can chain well
  • Good status immunities, and can self-heal

Yuna[edit | edit source]

  • Poke-esper master (real notes coming soon)

Yuri[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Zargabaath[edit | edit source]

  • Has a diverse set of support skills. Stat buffs, resistances, mitigation, single-target MP recovery, and AoE immunity to certain ailments.
  • He doesn't have enough turns to do everything in his kit, so he needs to pick two or three things and focus on those on any given fight.
  • None of the things he does are best-in-class, but they're all still pretty good, and versatility counts for a lot.
  • He burns through quite a bit of MP. He can self-cast Rejuvenate to keep himself going, but if you gear him for MP regen, it helps to free up his actions to do other things.

Zidane[edit | edit source]

  • (real notes coming soon)

Zyrus[edit | edit source]

  • Decent magical finisher due to FFBE's stacking mechanics.
  • His primary spell arsenal is normally unremarkable. Even Dual Black Magic Waterga and Stonga are relatively commonplace and mediocre. In terms of skills, again, none of the "Blood" skills are particular standouts, except Blood Pulsar, which can stack upto 6.5x damage after 4 uses.
  • Zyrus' LB somewhat improves on this, since it allows him use 2 "Blood" skills/turn for 2 turns. Together with the MAG self-buff, it helps him to ramp up faster on Blood Pulsar.
  • Aside from this, he gets decent MAG from his passives and has immunity to paralyze.
  • Equipment & TMRs: Use a rod, a robe, and standard MAG gear.