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Unit Overview: Garland (Final Fantasy)

Discussion in 'Unit Reviews' started by DanT, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. DanT

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    "I, Garland, will knock you all down!!"
    —Garland.

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    HE IS BIG, HE IS BAD AND HE WILL CAUSE YOU PAIN. The first villain in Final Fantasy history is, simply put, a physical powerhouse. Garland has been given many tools that make him a force to be reckoned with in the physical side of the game, allowing him to easily slide in the role of a bulky physical threat or an off-tank.

    From a statistical standpoint, Garland features one the highest Attack values in the game currently and very high HP and Defense stats. This stat distribution complements his skillset, which focuses heavily on physical attacking and damage mitigation, very well.

    Garland's attacking tools include the mighty Darkness, one of the strongest AoE physical nukes available in the current metagame and Doublehand to boost his already gargantuan physical prowess. The original Final Fantasy villain also has some interesting defensive tools, but lacks the proper depth to work as a full tank. But even if he lacks the tools to be a full-time tank, things like the amazing Auto-Protect, the always useful Power Break and the interesting Mediguard provide him with enough bulkiness to cement his role as a durable physical threat and secondary tank. His equipment selection, while restricted, is also perfectly suitable for his needs.

    His's Trust Master reward (Equip L Sword) can be a useful tool situationally for those who have powerful swords laying around and want to expand the list of units able to wield them.

    Overall, Garland is outclassed by Bartz and Cloud of Darkness as a physical attacker, but is still a force to be reckoned with.
     
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    Here here, Garland is a supreme being that outclass all but two, he reks and hits hard as hell, good read man, good read. :D

    ::cactaur::He's super sexy.::cactaur::
     
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    He's da bad boy on the playground that eventually gets expelled from school and ends up in a box under a bridge!
     
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    Its a shame that he doesnt have any materia slot. Even though he have the stat, he lacks a powerfull physical skill to dish damage from it. He's like a descent vanila auto attacker.
     
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    He will have 4 material slots when we will be able to update him to 6 stars, which will make him probably the best unit in the game.
     
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    hi @Jet Stingren what are your inputs on Garland's 6-star version?
     
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    I'm not Jet, but since I own a 6* Garland in JP, I feel qualified to answer. 6* Garland is a very strong physical attacker with great elemental coverage, high base str and high modifier skills. However, he lacks MP sustainability for long fights. Unless you bring some MP support for him (Eileen, Tidus, Tilith) or manage to give him Osmose, he's better suited to Arena or quick fights instead of long and drawn out boss fights because he will run our of MP really fast without support.
     
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    Its easy to give him osmose. Esper Ramuh.
    I don't know if in jp already there is other ways of getting osmose.
     
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    Thanks, @DanT
    Turbo Ethers useful?
     
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    They are, but you can only bring a limited number of those. Plus, some trials have extra missions that include clearing without using items. The best bet is either giving him Diablos or Ramuh as an esper since both learn Osmosis (but that will reduce his overall damage potential since both of those espers have low ATK stats) or bringing a MP support unit if you have one.
     
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    I started farming Hero Rings, but i got a doubt regarding Garland, because of his Double Hand.
    Basically, its better to have for him 2 Hyper Wrists or 2 Hero Rings?

    Hyper Wrist gives 10 Atk, but because of Garland Double Hand it gives more 50%, so its in reality 15 atk for a total of 30 atk.
    Hero Ring gives 10% of base atk, so its about 11,3.

    So:
    2 Hyper Wrists - +30 atk
    2 Hero Rings - +22,6 atk - +17 mag - +6 def - +6 spr

    Well, Garland also have black magic attack, so he could gain a bit with the extra mag. If we only use Garland as a 100% dps, then Hyper Wrist might be better. What do you guys think?

    For the 6 star version of Garland in the future, the base atk is higher, so the hero ring will give the same +15 atk. At that time there will be no question.
     
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    Hyperwrists on garland is the accepted build for 5*, yeah.
     
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    My Garland now have 318 atk with just free stuff and no Trust Master equipment. This guy is a beast, im completely waiting for his 6 star where he will be even more powerful and with ability slots.
    He even have currently more atk power than my Chizuru(301 atk), he just lacks Barrage.
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    So, I have 3* Garland. As I know he will be cool at 6*, but I have Chizuru. Will he worth an effort? Cuz right now I'm thinking about feeding all my burst pots
     
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    I use Chizuru, CoD and Garland on the same team.
     
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    Well, I think that I can do same, but my current party setup is Chiz, CoD, Charlotte, Kefka, Lenna. I dunno, should I change Charlotte for Garland (too bad that for now I can't get Enhancer)
     
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    Yes. You don't need a Tank for the current content.
     
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    Welp, thx. I will put Charlotte away for a bit if I will manage to get enhancer somehow
     
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    So yeah, forgot to usk: does his lb worth burst pots?
     

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