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Unit Overview: Garnet [Final Fantasy 9]

Discussion in 'Unit Reviews' started by Jet Stingren, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. Jet Stingren

    Jet Stingren Your Treasure Staff Member Head Moderator VIP

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    She didn't wanna tell us that she was a heir! That's right, we're talking about Garnet and how well she fairs in the Global meta. As usual, leave comments, questions about her here. And enjoy the review!

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    Rarity Level HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR DC Hits
    4* 544 / 1647 (210) 36 / 110 (45) 21 / 63 (14) 22 / 68 (14) 23 / 69 (14) 28 / 84 (14) 8 1
    5* 707 / 2142 (240) 48 / 144 (60) 28 / 86 (16) 28 / 84 (16) 33 / 99 (16) 39 / 117 (16) 10 1

    Magic Levels at 5*: White Magic Level 8, Green Magic Level 4
    Weaknesses: None | Resistances: None
    Trust Mastery Award: Melody of Life (Ability): +20% All Element Resist
    Limit Break: Fill Summon Gauge 5-8 ES -> Fill Summon Gauge 5-8 ES

    Abilities Learned at Each Level:
    4*: Cure (4), Regen (12), Shell (36), Protect (36), Summon MAG +10% (48), Curaga (60)
    5*: Cura (24), +30% SPR (42), High Tide (54), MP +10% (62), Summon MAG +30% (73), Raise (80), Curaja (80)

    Pros: Garnet is a strong healer really. Having all the HP curing moves is always a good asset for any real healer. Garnet also gets a strong plus in her ability of having Raise there isn't alot of raise users now only her, Terra, Tellah, and a future unit to be reviewed. :p Garnet also has a really high SPR on base without counting her boost at 117 which is the highest we have gotten so far meaning her heals will do more than unit A with the same equips as Garnet.

    Cons: I've said before, that Summon MAG is never really useful while she has a amazing 40% in total which would be nice when you do wanna invoke your esper of choice on her most of the time you'd be healing with Garnet, and not trying to add any additional damage. She may be able to get away with it every blue moon, but it's gonna depend on your team. She also lacks any status aliment recovery moves like most healers have no Esuna, or any kind of moves hinders her quite a bit over initial units before her cause they would have more use than Garnet.

    Trust Mastery Award: This one is actually very good, a +20% resistance to all elements is wonderful for units that definitely are tank, our support roles as they will greatly be able to deal with bosses of hard content that deal elemental damage allowing them to last longer.

    Comparing to Other Units:
    Lenna: It's crazy how Lenna has this competition already when she was just released am I right? Anyway, Lenna is better cause well she has status recovery in Esuna, Cheer for better team support (+20% higher than Garnet's Protect, and is AoE no less). The only thing Garnet would be better in is that she would heal better than Lenna due to higher base SPR, and higher +SPR boost than Lenna not to mention Raise as a trump card for her to bring back old units. If you want more status support + heals I would go Lenna as she's able to do more for the team. Garnet if you don't need the Cheer buff, and Raise for team revival.

    Conclusion: Garnet would be a great pull if you don't have a unit with Raise, and you didn't get Lenna from the previous banner (the one that's up right now) Raise is gonna be greatly needed for later content, and she's the strongest healer we have right now right behind Lenna.
     
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  2. xTeKt0n1c

    xTeKt0n1c The Heretic VIP Supporter

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    Seems handy in a pickle! Her TM sounds nice on COD (assuming she can equip it)

    Also where's my Kuja rate up waaaaaa!!!
     
  3. Jet Stingren

    Jet Stingren Your Treasure Staff Member Head Moderator VIP

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    On the same team? Nothing right now needs dual healers. I would just take Garnet out honestly.
     
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    Jet Stingren Your Treasure Staff Member Head Moderator VIP

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    You're one of those guys that skips on a useful units for a unit that won't come for a long time for now aren't you?

    Cause I can say that ain't the road to go.
     
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    Jet Stingren Your Treasure Staff Member Head Moderator VIP

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    Rem ain't coming til a real long time from now. So, you gonna skip Refia, Ruruka and etc?
     
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    I disagree and think it is heathy to plan ahead. Ur one of those guys who doesn't plan ahead and has no draws left when a good unit comes along haha! Enjoy your garnet and we will enjoy our Rem's weeee!
     
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    Jet Stingren Your Treasure Staff Member Head Moderator VIP

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    I'll always have draw, and you're talking to the guy who makes guides on all the trials in the game. You don't think I actually plan ahead at all? I plan within a small time frame. Not something that won't come til next year.
     
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    Nope never seen any evidence of you plan ahead.. Nope not once haha Kappa You mean you haven't even planned your old age.

    I agree as far as that Garnet is at the very least one of the best of this generation of characters if that makes sense.
     
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    Jet Stingren Your Treasure Staff Member Head Moderator VIP

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    Now you're just trolling. Go away, and stop derailing the thread. :[
     
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    xTeKt0n1c The Heretic VIP Supporter

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    Jet is correct here. I have appropriately actioned.
     
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    When will you review Freya and salamander?

    These 2 are cool but not sure did they worth my only 1000 lapis
     
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    Jet Stingren Your Treasure Staff Member Head Moderator VIP

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    Yes, Yes I will.
     
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    Off topic haha :P
     
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    I will try getting her... for collection purposes. But I see no need to level her.. lenna do just fine before 6* able healer comes join the fray.
     
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    No comparison to Roselia? Is Roselia irrelevant now?
     
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    I think it's because Lenna = Roselia + Fina.
     
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    She's not irrelevant by anymeans and still will get the job done. She's just not the 'best healer' available anymore!
     
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    S3PHIR0TH You need more HP :3 VIP Supporter

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    Only if RNGesus is nice to me.
     
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    Will there be any tanky healer in the future? We got tanky mages like exdeath but is there any tanky healer?
     
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    Probably not, Healers will always suffer from DEF as far as I know, the best thing you could do is give them the best clothing possible, and maybe a few DEF +10% materias to at least make them survive a bit.
     

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