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Tank Unit Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by SummonerBWM, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. SummonerBWM

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    So far, with the addition of White Knight Noel, there are 10 units (As of 12/24/2016) who are actual tanks. Because of this, I will make a section here detailing which unit would be good to be built into a tank.

    Top Tanks
    #1: White Knight Noel
    Unit Review Link: http://brave-exvius.com/threads/unit-overview-white-knight-noel-ffbe-christmas.7631/#post-137046

    (Recognition to @Ike Royle for the strategy of using RIng of Lucii on WKNoel)
    WKN+Ring of LUcii Link:http://brave-exvius.com/threads/ultimate-use-for-ring-of-lucii-with-noel.7545/#post-139630


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    Exclusive for the Christmas holidays. White Knight Noel is currently the strongest tank in the game; A combination of a mage and a tank. What puts him above Cecil is his passive "Attract" to immediately give him 30% more chance to be targeted, but also the "Bring it On" skill to increase the likelihood by another 80% and reducing ALL ST damage by 50%. This makes him being able to protect the whole party as opposed to Cecil only being able to protect one unit. What is nice about him is his passives to increase his MAG and DEF based on the weapon and armor he is using. This allows him to still have the chance to push out damage while at the same time stay tanky. He also has the ability to counter magic.
    For WK Noel, his build should revolve around Def and SPR to hold his own and also since he is made to counter magic. MAG is also good to add in as well to increase his damage. DEF%, SPR%, MAG% are helpful, but especially his Ice Rosetta TMR, which is great to increase his MAG and DEF by 50%!

    Weapons: The Wizard Rod from the Surging Menance Trial in the Vortex. IT gives him 72 MAG and gets more from his passive from equipping a rod.

    Armor: The Force Shield will help WK Noel, especially since it will give him Fire Resistance. The Survivor Helm will help him with SPR and elemental resistance while the Grand Helm will help him with null status immunity to 3 status, but also the Heavy Arms ability to increase his Def even more when wearing heavy armor. Force Armor is great for him because of more SPR and also more elemental resistance. However, if you want WK Noel to have more MAG and for him to take the latter effect of boosting his MAG through his Tactical Gear passive, then go after the Magi Robe or Lordly Robes (Alma TMR).

    Accessories: Items that boosts either his Def, SPR, and/or MAG would help him. Therefore, Earrings, Magistral Crest, Candy Basket (Halloween Event Item), Defender's Bracer, Ribbon, Hanzo Gauntlet, Celestial Gloves, and Genji Gloves benefits him the most. A Black Belt will also help since it will give him the counter move to allow him to attack back physically.

    Esper Synergy: Golem

    Golem will not only give him more defense, but also will give WK Noel the Last Stand passive ability to increase his Def and SPR whenever his HP drops below 30%.

    Unit Synergy:
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    Because WK Noel is capable of lowering an enemy's ice and wind resistance, this gives others who are able to deal damage in those two areas more help. WK Noel's LB is a friend to mages since it not only gives them Def and MAG but also MP recovery. Cerius is helpful for him because she is able to cast BarFiraga to boost his fire resistance if needed. CoD and Tilith is also capable of boosting his element resistances. Ramza, Vanille and Tilith also can boost his stats as well.

    #2: Cecil
    Unit Review Link: http://brave-exvius.com/threads/unit-overview-cecil-final-fantasy-4.343/
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    One of the most favorite unit in this game. His Saintly Wall triggers very high at 75% and mitigate the damage by 50% and he can use curaja, meaning he can be a secondary healer. His LB is very powerful to knock the whole team's stats and he can buff through Focus as well. Def % materias will be helpful for him. IF you want him to have more HP, give him HP% materia. SPR% is also useful because it not only gives him magic defense, but also it can increase his healing as well.

    Weapons: To increase his tankiness, the Save the QUeen (Agrias' TM) gives him an Auto-Protect while the Blood Sword (Recipe from S Colisseum) gives him SPR.

    Esper Synergy: Golem, Carbuncle

    Both of these Espers will give him the Last Stand passive ability if his HP ever falls below 30% to give him more Def and SPR. Golem will also give him a Provoke ability while Carbuncle will give him a lot of Bar-magic spells.

    Unit Synergy:
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    Cecil works well with healers since he can use Focus as well as Curaja. Refia, Tilith, WWFina, Lenna, Noctis and Ramza work well because they boost up his Def and SPR stats. Santa Roselia, WWFina and Bartz can use Entrust to give their LB to Cecil. CoD can boost the party's element resistance for Cecil but CoD and Charlotte (with her shield) can remove status ailment on the party to keep Cecil going. And of course, Rosa is the MP Savior alongside Noctis.

    #3: Snow
    Unit Review Link: http://brave-exvius.com/threads/unit-overview-snow-final-fantasy-13.6092/page-2#post-120801

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    Snow is a powerful tank because he can counter not only physical attacks, but also magic attacks as well. Also, he has his own, exclusive buff "Here We Go" (During Hanging Edge event only) which increases his Def and SPR by 50%! The Defender materia (Grab from Hanging Edge event only) greatly attributes to him since it gives him Def + SPR10%. The one concern players should have is to whether or not to put weapons on Snow or not. He gains ATk 50% if he is unarmed. This is up to the players.

    Accessories: Items which increases his Def and/or SPR would be nice, but items which can increase his ATK can also be helpful. Champion's Belt (Snow's TMR), Infernal Armlet (Demon Rain's TMR), Defender's Bracer, Bracer, Hero's Ring, Ribbon, Genji Glove, Celestial GLoves, and Hanzo Gauntlets are items which can benefit him the most.

    Esper Synergy: Ifrit, Golem, Diabolos

    These Espers will give him Killer abilities to allow him to deal more damage. The Golem can greatly help Snow since it allows him to be tanky, gives him a Provoke skill and the Last Stand passive ability if his

    Unit Synergy:
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    Snow is a happy guy when he fights alongside those who can boost his stats up for more tankiness and more punches as well as units who can lower the enemy's stats so he can deal more damage and take less damage as well.

    #4: Demon Rain
    Unit Review Link:http://brave-exvius.com/threads/unit-overview-demon-rain-ffbe-halloween.4250/
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    Demon Rain is a Halloween-exclusive unit. AT 6*, he is able to guard, but he also able to counter and at a high rate at that. His Ignite ability is very useful for the offensive teams, increasing ATK and MAG. He has a high ATK for a tank and he gain more ATK from the Doublehand passive for single-wielding a weapon and another 30% more when his HP falls below 30%. Know that if you put a shield on DR, he will not make use of the Doublehand passive. Def% is needed for DR to be tanky. HP% is optional and ATK% can be put on him if you want him to deal even more damage. If you were able to get ahold of the Chilling Aura (HP + MP13%) or Spooky Aura (ATK + MAG13%) materia, it would benefit him more and save more slots.

    Esper Synergy: Ifrit, Golem, Diabolos

    Gives him killer abilities and Golem can also give him Provoke and Last Stand.

    Unit Synergy:

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    Because he has a high attack and counters, any unit which can increase his stats or a breaker to lower the enemy's stats he will work together with to bring hell.


    #5: Charlotte
    Unit Review Link:http://brave-exvius.com/threads/unit-overview-charlotte-final-fantasy-be.3070/
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    Charlotte for a 5* is a pretty strong tank and can really hold her own. Give her the exclusive Patriot Shield so she will have access to her Cleansing Light ability. What is nice about her is her good Royal Armlet ability to cover units as well as the ability to use Shellga, which is useful for healers. She also comes with an Auto-Regen ability, allowing her to stay alive longer in battle. Def%, SPR%, and HP% materia is a must for Charlotte.

    Esper Synergy: Golem, Carbuncle

    Golem can give Charlotte the Provoke ability as well as to increase her defense and the Last Stand passive. Carbuncle can also give Charlotte the Last Stand passive and make her become more of a support, enabling her to cast bar-magic spells.

    Unit Synergy:
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    What they do, they do well. They increase her Def through their support skills.

    Honorable Tanks

    Amarant
    Unit Review Link:http://brave-exvius.com/threads/unit-overview-amarant-final-fantasy-9.1925/
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    Amarant is a unique tank because he is able to use Raise in addition of countering and drawing in attacks. Chakra is nice for him too since he is able to recover his own HP and even MP. Def% and HP% materia are good for him.

    Esper Synergy: Golem and Carbuncle

    Golem for tankiness, Provoke and Last Stand; Carbuncle for Last Stand and turning Amarant into a support through barmagic.

    Unit Synergy:
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    They boost his stats up for tankiness. ALso, Refia, Vanille and WWFina and FIna can work together in reviving units.

    Leo
    Unit Review Link:http://brave-exvius.com/threads/unit-overview-leo-final-fantasy-6.2563/
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    He can draw in attacks and have a Power and Armor Break ability. Also, his BLade Bash allows him to paralyze an enemy. Def% and HP% would be helpful. Just do not let him get killed in this game!


    Esper Synergy: Golem and Carbuncle.

    Same reason like Amarant.

    Unit Synergy:

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    Almost the same reason like Amarant. They're almost the same.

    Warrior of Light:
    Unit Review Link: http://brave-exvius.com/threads/unit-overview-warrior-of-light-final-fantasy-1.968/
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    A tank who is able to Full Break an enemy. He is very useful for bosses and he is also able to cover units with Sentinel. HP% and Def% materia is very useful.

    Esper Synergy: Ifrit, Golem, Diabolos

    Espers will give him Killer abilities and Golem will give him Provoke and Last Stand.

    Unit Synergy:
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    THese units are helpful in increasing his stats to become tankier and still deal decent amount of damage.

    Capable Tanks

    Cloud of Darkness
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    I have a reason to put her down. She has such a high resistance to elements and also good resistance to status ailments as well. Because of this, she can be turn into a selfish tank, being able to take little damage all by her own. Her Omni-Veil also knocks her element resistance up as well as her party and her Aura Ball will allow her to lower the enemy's ATk strength and to inflict silence on casters. To build her into a tank, you need to stock on her Def% materia and/or SPR% materia. HP% is fine as well. Any materia which will increase her HP, Def or SPR for her to become a tank will be appreciated for her.

    Armor: The Minerva Bustier (Celes' TM) works well with CoD. It gives her high def and SPR as well as 30% extra resistance to Fire, Ice, Wind and Lightning. The Black Cowl (Hayate's TM) is good as well since it will give her ATK to allow her to still do damage and Null immunity to sleep alongside with more Def and SPR.

    Accessories: Champion's Belt, Defender's Bracer, Infernal Armlet, Black Belt, Ribbon, Celestial Gloves and Hanzo Gauntlet are items which can strengthen her defense to become a tank. You can also equip rings on her as well to boost more of her element resistance.

    Esper Synergy: Ifrit, Golem, Diabolos

    These 3 espers will give her killer abilities to work alongside her Man-Eater + ability. However, Golem is the best for CoD for tankiness since she will gain from Golem the Cover ability, the Last Stand ability and the Provoke ability. Golem IS NEEDED AND A MUST if you want to turn CoD into a tank.

    Unit Synergy:
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    Most of these units are able to push her stats higher than ever. Plus, she can work alongside Charlotte in protecting the team and Charlotte has CLeansing Light, which means CoD does not have to worry about using Comeback to heal the party of its status ailments. Cerius is also a big help to CoD. Cerius can double cast bar-spells to increase CoD's resistance by another 70% and Cerius' Heart of Light ability increases dark resistance by 50% and makes Petrify resistance 100%. This means a player can push CoD's resistance in some elements over 100% easily.

    Garland:
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    I put down Garland because of his Mediguard ability to heal whenever he guards as well as his counter ability, Man Eater and Auto-Protect. Plus, he will have a 6* in the future.

    Esper Synergy: Golem

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    Galuf:

    Um... a tank-mage, but not as close as WK Noel. He has Draw Attack, Last Stand and the ability to increase his Def and SPR when he uses a sword (He cannot equip staffs and rods anyway).

    Esper Synergy: Golem

    The only esper to even turn him into a tank with Cover and Provoke.

    Unit Synergy: Refia, Tilith, Vanille, Ramza, Noctis, White Witch Fina

    The units to use in order to boost his stats to be more effective.
     
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    Hmmm cant wait to finally be able to work on my WK Noel just to see how it works I think it will be a fun uni to make tactics around
     
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    Great guide.
    Just wondering for WKN, coul you also use espers: Ramuh or Shiva as it would boost his mag dmg?
     
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    Yes, especially Ramuh. Ramuh is stronger than Shiva in MAG so Ramuh would be preferred. WKN already have a weakness to fire so Shiva would only make it worse.
     

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