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Unit Overview: Ramza [Final Fantasy: Tactics]

Discussion in 'Unit Reviews' started by Jet Stingren, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Jet Stingren

    Jet Stingren Your Treasure Staff Member Head Moderator VIP

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    With dedication in his heart to become a knight like his childhood friend Delita. We learn who Ramza truly was in his place in the war. Today, we have our review on Ramza and how well he compares in the Global meta. As usual leave comments, and questions. And enjoy the review!


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    Weakness [5*]: None | Resistances: None
    Weakness [6*]: None | Resistances: +50% All Aliments Resist [Justice]
    Trust Mastery Award: Brave Suit [Equip]: +51 DEF, +15% ATK & MAG
    Limit Break: ST 3 Turn +40% ATK/MAG -> ST 3 Turn +64% ATK/MAG

    Rarity Level HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR DC Hits
    5* 898 / 2722 (300) 40 / 120 (50) 36 / 108 (20) 33 / 100 (20) 31 / 94 (20) 30 / 92 (20) 4 2
    6* 1168 / 3538 (450) 51 / 156 (75) 46 / 140 (30) 43 / 130 (30) 40 / 122 (30) 39 / 119 (30) 5 2

    Name Effect MP Level Learned & Rarity
    Entrust Users gives LB gauge to a target. 18 5 [*****]
    Protect ST 3 Turn +20% DEF 4 14 [*****]
    Shell ST 3 Turn +20% SPR 4 14 [*****]
    Mind Break 180% ST 1 Hit Physical Attack & ST 5 Turn -40% MAG Debuff 12 21 [*****]
    DEF +20% Boosts users DEF stat by 20% 0 36 [*****]
    SPR +20% Boosts users SPR stat by 20% 0 36 [*****]
    Cura AoE ~400 HP Heal w 3x Mod 7 42 [*****]
    Medicate Self Cure Poison, Blind, Silence 6 48 [*****]
    Cheer AoE +40% ATK/DEF for 3 Turns 48 65 [*****]
    Holy Blade 230% 1 Hit ST Light Hybrid Attack 29 76 [*****]
    Justice +50% All Aliments Resist 0 1 [******]
    Weapon Break 180% ST 1 Hit Physical Attack & 5 Turn -40% ATK Debuff 12 21 [*****]
    Hero's Rime AoE +40% All stats for 3 turns (singing) 20 24 [******]
    MAG +30% Boosts users MAG by 30% 0 52 [******]
    HP +20% Boosts users HP by 20% 0 86 [******]
    ATK +20% Boosts users ATK by 20% 0 86 [******]
    Auto-Refresh Recover 5% of MP per turn 0 92 [******]
    Ultima 280% AoE 1 Hit Magic Attack + Ignore -25% of SPR 60 100 [******]
    Second Wind (Exclusive) ST +50% ATK/MAG for 3 turns 12 0 [*****]

    Pros:
    Justice: Ramza is one of the first units at the time of his release to have innate resistances to ALL status aliments. This makes him less likely to be slowed down when he needs to support, or deal damage to enemies. The only other unit that compares at the time of his release was CoD. Which is great for Ramza, cause this makes him feels a bit more special.

    All Passives Boost: Ramza is the first unit in Global to have received more that standard tier passives. Ramza gets boosts in pretty much all of stats except MP. On his release this was great, cause it allowed him to be more durable alongside his Justice passive to make his job as support/DPS that more solid for him as a overall unit.

    Hero's Rime: Why this skill is actually good is that it allows Ramza to take the focus, and allow other units who play different roles to be more flexable. Say you don't need debuffs? Then why not use this move? It's a cheap +40% boost to all your stats. It does lock him down however, but if you don't really need Ramza for anything else. Then this move becomes extremely viable for the fact that Healers/Tanks that do possess buffs can save some MP doing their main jobs which is good for team structure. There's also no real pressure to use this move he also has Cheer, and his LB to boost up stats as well provided you don't wanna be locked down.

    Good Offensive Breaks: Ramza has the ability to break both ATK/MAG of foes. This is really good considering the fact that this defuses them in a way to make them more dealable from their more powerful attacks, or even threshold wise from bosses/trials. They're also really reliable as well. 5 turns of being debuffed allows Ramza and your team to do alot in that time as opposed to the standard 3 turn debuffs which allows for less time and considerable more MP loss to reapply said debuffs.

    Cons:
    Ultima: Ramza doesn't have the best tools needed to use this move to it's best ability. Ramza does at the very least have a MAG +30% passive which would help a bit. But, the main problem is he lacks the MP + good weapons with considerable MAG boost. So, I really wouldn't rely on using this move as a means to get damage off. Doing so would make him feel MP heavy, and more hard to sustain.

    PvP Arena:
    Ramza isn't too strong here, but he is solid for PvP Arena for a few reasons. He can defuse enemies down with ATK/MAG debuffs allowing you to handle the teams more carefully. He even if it's not the best tools can use Ultima which can easily hit the 999 damage cap with minimal work needed. He can also play full support by buffing teammates, and passing Entrust to allow for some of the more stronger LBs to be used.

    Trust Mastery Award:

    Brave Suit is one of those TMs that takes a very high priority listing. It's one of the only few TMs in the game right now that gives % boost on clothing. And it will stay this way for a considerable amount of time. I honestly don't think that Brave Suit won't ever really be reduced in popularity for a long time to come. So, I would heavily consider farming this TM if you do pick up a Ramza.


    Comparing to Other Units:

    [​IMG] - Delita
    • Ramza has passives in all stats, as opposed to Delita who only has passives in HP/ATK only.
    • Ramzas debuffs are more relevant to use as opposed to Delitas.
    • Delita can put more damage on the board, as opposed to Ramza.
    • Ramza has more options in support, as opposed to Delita.
    Overall Verdict: Ramza definitely wins when it comes to the support card. Ramza and his debuffs are way better to take on content at hand cause it gives your team that extra safety. While Delita allows your team to hit a little bit harder, if it's not well structured then problems can ensue on the recieving end on the attacks from your enemies. Delita however can puncture some enemies with his Barrage, and DEF ignore attacks. As a team, these two work quite well together really since they kinda cover each others weaknesses. Like for example, Ramza has Cheer (ATK/DEF buff), while Delita has Meditate (MAG/SPR buff) and you can see how that works. And the same is for their debuffs. They're essentially two sides of the same coin.

    Conclusion: If you've picked up Ramza, have some fun with him . He's super versatile and there isn't really too many units who can fit his shoes ever. So, explore some builds with him and make your teams feel rather unique with him in it. I would be happy if I pulled a Ramza cause he's a fun, and creative unit to use in teams. So, I fully recommend you try for him.
     
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    The question is..
    Is it optimal to build ramza in a magical built? A physical built? Or a defensive build? Going half and half wont do..
     
  3. Jet Stingren

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    I'm going support/DPS on my build.
     
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    Wow, Ramza is a good unit. I wish my luck pulling him were the same pulling Lightning ::sorry:: ::salt::
     
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    I think harp from gilbert? Is good for him case that harp have some mag dmg~
    Make him do what bard job do, at later content if im not wrong enchanment for Hero's rime is 100% to 4 stats and some regen? And mp heal bonus, that OP for bard style
     
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    Jet Stingren Your Treasure Staff Member Head Moderator VIP

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    That's after Enhancements which is a long ways away. You have the habit of looking to deep.
     
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    Un, sorry, its habits of my life hahaha
    Always research something deeply if available~
    Well ramza is good unit for now, if confused what role he should take just use him as bard supporter so you can ditch focus and cheer units
     
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    When he gets his upgrade to heroes rime, he becomes a BEAST! +100% to all base stats minus HP/MP. A form of AOE MP regen and a very good AOE MP battery.
     
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    I keep seeing people say his gear isn't useful for a mage but he can wear all mage gear except rods so even without enhancer + stellar shield he can get more mag from Robe + Hat than Xdeath can from just rods.
     
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    None TMR gear suggestions for support/bard build?

    (I am asking based off having Lightning, Cecil, and Kefka utilizing certain pieces and this stealing enhancer from lightning)

    Enhancer
    Stellar Shield
    Chapeau
    Force Armor
    Hero Ring x2
     
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    But what gear for none TMR farming folks? Since all he might be doing is singing do i just stack DEF? or do I try to stack MAG ?
     
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    Ramza is siik.. His support skills are pretty good! I really loved Tactics, so the nostalgia is nice too.
     
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    You can actually build him to have 400+ Mag without TMs.
    Enhancer + Stellar shield + Creepy mask + Magi Robe + 2 Earrings + 4 Mag 10% + ESPER RAMUH

    Enhancer from Intangir
    Stellar shield from Moon cake festival event
    Creepy mask from halloween event
    Magi Robe from Colosseum ADV C-5
    Earrings from Starquartz
    Mag 10% are craftable

    Total mag: 406

    Now you can play with Ultima :D
     
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    Do his Cheer, Second Wind and Hero's Rime stack with each other?
     
  16. Jet Stingren

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    No buffs stack with each other. They get overwrittened by the strongest buff. Second Wind is the strongest so that would overwrite all the other buffs.
     
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    So until the enhancements come for hero's rime, what seems to be the best course of gearing him up for support/dps in the meantime? Going mag and using Ultima or trying for a more phys based build with holy blade? (have enhancer, creepy mask, earrings, etc but also have a Deathbringer/tigermask/blackbeltgi I could give him)
     
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    Ramza can equip Ariana's trust master symphonic flair and her microphones.
     
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    Symphonic Flair yes... but microphones no... Cause its only for AG.
     
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    You need to equip Symphonic Flair + Gilbert's TMR harp. Can't use AG microphones as Chemist already stated.
     

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