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Unit Overview: Duane (FFBE)

Discussion in 'Unit Reviews' started by Ryudo, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Ryudo

    Ryudo Waifu Collector Staff Member Moderator

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    Duane

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    3* Lore:
    A dark knight with arcane powers. Duane was a loyal knight, in service of a certain country, who had reached an impasse in his training. Wanting to grow further as a swordsman, Duane turned to the art of the dark blade at the suggestion of a superior. Afterwards, he was proud to have reached a level of skill to match of his comrades, yet he was cast out by them upon his return, on the grounds that use of dark magic was unbefitting of a knight.

    5* Lore:
    A knight who wields a blade of dark power. Though Duane can control his prodigious powers as a vision now, the jealousy and malice he endured from his comrades while he was still alive has left his mind scarred. Once pure of heart and mind, his grief grew to such an extent that he eventually took his own life. His spirit now wanders the world as a vision to make amends.

    5* Summon Quote:
    I heard you call from the darkness. If you do not fear my arcane powers, then I shall fight with you.

    Stats:

    Rarity
    HP
    MP
    ATK
    DEF
    MAG
    SPR
    Dropchecks
    Hitcount
    3​
    483 / 1463 (180)​
    26 / 79 (30)​
    19 / 59 (12)​
    17 / 52 (12)​
    21 / 64 (12)​
    17 / 53 (12)​
    1​
    6​
    4​
    623 / 1888 (240)​
    34 / 102 (40)​
    25 / 77 (16)​
    22 / 67 (16)​
    27 / 83 (16)​
    22 / 68 (16)​
    1​
    8​
    5​
    779 / 2360 (300)​
    42 / 127 (50)​
    32 / 96 (20)​
    28 / 84 (20)​
    34 / 104 (20)​
    28 / 85 (20)​
    1​
    10​

    Magic Levels:

    Rarity
    White Magic
    Black Magic
    Green Magic
    Blue Magic
    3​
    0​
    4​
    0​
    0​
    4​
    0​
    5​
    0​
    0​
    5​
    0​
    6​
    0​
    0​

    Ability Slots:
    3* = 2
    4* = 3
    5* = 4

    Limit Burst:

    Name
    Effect
    Element
    Max LVL
    Level Requirement
    Minimum Rarity
    Cost
    Life Shaver​
    120% AoE Physical Attack with 100% HP drain (165% ATK and 100% HP drain at LVL 10)​
    Dark
    10​
    0​
    3​
    10​
    ???​
    140% AoE Physical Attack with 100% HP drain (210% ATK and 100% HP drain at LVL 15)​
    Dark
    15​
    0​
    4​
    12​
    Death Scythe​
    160% AoE Physical Attack with 100% HP drain (255% ATK and 100% HP drain at LVL 20)​
    Dark
    20​
    0​
    5​
    14​

    Magic:

    Name
    Effect
    Element
    MP Cost
    Level Requirement
    Minimum Rarity
    Drain​
    80% ST Physical Attack with 30% HP drain​
    -​
    5​
    18​
    4​
    Death​
    30% Chance to One-hit KO a target. Does not affect bosses
    Dark
    14​
    71​
    5​

    Abilities:

    Name
    Effect
    Element
    MP Cost
    Level Requirement
    Minimum Rarity
    Power Break​
    120% ST Physical Attack, -15% ATK Debuff for 3 turns​
    -​
    7​
    1​
    0​
    Magic Break​
    120% ST Physical Attack, -15% MAG Debuff for 3 turns​
    -​
    7​
    1​
    0​
    DEF +10%​
    Boost DEF by 10%​
    -​
    0​
    13​
    0​
    Magic Counter​
    30% Chance to counter Magic Attacks​
    -​
    0​
    26​
    0​
    Armor Break​
    120% ST Physical Attack, -15% DEF Debuff for 3 turns​
    -​
    7​
    34​
    4​
    Darkness​
    Consume 30% HP to inflict 150% AoE Physical Damage​
    Dark
    0​
    38​
    5​
    ATK +20%​
    Boost ATK by 20%​
    -​
    0​
    55​
    4​
    Magic Infuse​
    130% ST Hybrid Attack​
    Dark
    12​
    63​
    5​

    Duane is a powerful physical attacker, who can also take a punch to the face quite well! Able to equip various gears, including Heavy Armors and Heavy Shields, makes him quite tanky. He possesses dark elemental skills that are really good as well. Aside from that, he also has access to Power, Magic, AND Armor Break, making him only one skill away from having access to an 'indirect' Full Break. This makes him useful to have in your party if you don't have other units capable of 'Breaking' enemies. Darkness is a very powerful AoE move that Duane can use to inflict mass damage, but it comes at the cost of 30% of his HP. So if you intend to spam this move, be sure to have a healer in your party to heal him back up. This move can actually kill you if his HP gets below 30% of his max HP. This is the only downside to the move. Along with Darkness, Duane also gets access to another extremely powerful skill, 'Death'. This skill has a 30% chance to OHKO a targeted unit. While it does not work on bosses; it can still be used on powerful normal enemies in the Colosseum for example, to speed things up a notch. Duane also comes with the ability to counter attack Magic attacks at a 30% proc rate. Useful for bosses that like to use Magic, allowing you to get a few free attacks in if RNG is kind to you.

    The only con I can think of for Duane is that I would've liked to see his ATK higher. Another unit that has access to some of his skills (Garland), has higher ATK which results in being able to dish out even more damage. On the other hand, Duane does get more SPR again, so he's more resilient against Offensive Magic. (And he also gets a passive 50% resistance vs. Dark element attacks).

    All in all a very solid unit, and really awesome to have in your party, especially if you don't have access to units like Vaan with Full Break.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2016
  2. Rinny

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    Very well done posts by both you and @Jet Stingren great work both of you! I honestly didn't know much about this char until I read this thread :p
     
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    Valmanway Ascended Member Supporter

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    Wow very informative! Never knew he is okay, i kept rerolling in times that i get him lol.
     
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    Feel like using him after looking at the review!
     
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    How is your training in dark arts going? :rolleyes:

    Yes, I'm asking about necromancy. And posting. Necroposting?
     
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    SuRfY CEO of Gumi VIP Supporter

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    It was in the unitdex...I imagined myself to be a new player to both the game and the forums, looking at this unit. LOL

    Think the unitdex should be updated....
     
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    So I just pulled him xio and yda and I'm wondering who to use my team id exdeath snow cod refia and one of these three seems like all three of these units play it strange ways though
     
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    @Ryudo damn, hot fyr review. Good job, thinking of swapping enhanced Firion out for him. He seems so underrated and yet game breaking....
     

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