This may seem as simple & easy on paper. But, there's a few things you may wanna know before you just throw a buff and think you're all set to protect yourself, and or deal more damage. So, this is how you want to properly apply your buffs or in a better sense how your buffs work in battle. For Importance, on buffs in the game please visit here: Buff & Debuff Importance! So, let's take a look at all stats in the game. ATK: Can be boosted by Cheer & Brave etc. DEF: Can be boosted by Protect etc MAG: Can be boosted by Faith etc SPR: Can be boosted by Shell etc Basically, if you've read the guide on importance of buffing you should understand this by now. However, there's some things I didn't cover that can make a difference in battle so be wary of the issues that may happen as explained below. I - Buffs Don't Stack: Yes, no buffs even SELF buffs do not stack from applied buffs this is even true when using items that grant a user a effect i.e. Auto-Protect. What ends up happening is the most highest buff takes over, if the buff is any lower than the buff that is trying to be overwritten then it would be ignored. Like this for example. Exdeath: Auto-Protect Active + Protect Spell being used = Not being overwritten Exdeath: Auto-Protect Active + Protectga being used = Auto-Protect overwritten As you can see, higher buffs will take over the users the stat while the other is discarded. If the user has a ability, or equip that grants them a auto buff instead of the buff being completely wiped when the duration is up it will revert back to the abilities / equips buff. II: Debuffed While Buffed: In future content, or PvP Arena you'll run into instances where you'll be debuffed while your buffs are still active so how does this work exactly? Basically, the debuff takes the % amount away as it's supposed to but if you have a higher buff than the debuff your stats won't decrease from their base. Let's explain shall we? Vaan: Cheer (40% ATK/DEF Buff Active) + Power Break (From Enemy) = 25% Boost to ATK/40% DEF left over. As you can see there, Vaan lost some of the buff but him having Cheer on didn't make his attacks from base weaker. I wonder tho, if the buff is stronger to put me in the negative what will happen? Basically, it would put you at neutral stats if you had something like auto-shell, and then was deshelled by a enemy the +20% you had would be put back into 0. If the enemy had deshellga then you'd be a -20% in SPR instead of the full -40% Just remember, buffs cannot stack, and remember the factors that are played when fighting hard enemies and you should be all fine.