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Surprised it isn't here, but ... Cid build? Just in general?

Discussion in 'Unit Builds' started by Cylian, May 3, 2020.

  1. Cylian

    Cylian "Hall of Fame" Member

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    You know, DV ... And I was surprised Cid's build is not been discussed under "Unit Builds", so here we are ... I googled, and like much of the time, I was brought back to this forum, ha - https://brave-exvius.com/threads/whats-cids-best-build-now.50977/

    DISCLAIMER - I tried uploading my stuff to it, but otherwise, I have never used the builder.

    What i lacked is just Machina's STMR (feel like using Prompto's SMTR at times just for the DW), but otherwise, in DV, my max damages score is not high enough for my liking that i ended up switching Cid to a UoC-ed Noctis in the end. Is Cid really that difficult to optimize? No, right?
     
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    IDK the answer, but I couldn't get my Cid to do all this "other wordly" damage he does. I have Cid and can't use him right (same with Regina for some reason), but I got used to CP.Noctis and would use him in DV if I had a dupe of him...

    So, my answer (based on my limited experience) is yes; Cid is hard to optimize :|
     
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    The problem that cid has, specially now and even then when I talked in the linked thread is that to do that "otherworldly" dmg it requires a lot of set up and whalish gear.
    Newer finishers require less gear to shine and require less set up.
    CP noctis and Regina are pretty decent finishers for DV with their buffs and turn 1 potential.
    Karten it is also good and so is xuan for the magic stages.
    Honestly, I still don't get why people care about their score in DV but there are stronger dragoons than cid and if we get the revised DV rules that don't care about turn count they will shine there.
     
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    Fang and Freya for example.
    Freya turn 6 is GOOD.
    Fang much easier to build, very nice burst and amazing stmr for dragoon.

    If only Cid will receive his latent on time... Then will be another story.
     
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    Cid is a whale / high end long time vet char. If you can’t build him really well there’s better options. He also hasn’t got his SBB yet in global which makes him better, but he remains a whale unit.

    Fang is the more “budget” version if you will. She is easier to build, has a higher damage floor but a lower ceiling if you’re comparing BiS.
     
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    Freya can burst hard on turn 4 if you get her LB on turn 2. No need to wait for turn 6 on DV.
     
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    You are right. I forgot about early lb. :)
     
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    Here is mine. There are STMRs. I’m not a whale.

    Kind of hard to add killers as replacing 1 or 2 materias drops the atk stat or +jump damage significantly. This has no esper equipped.

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    Yeah. the problem with Cid is that, in order for him to do the super-high damage everybody talks about, he needs high ATK, high jump damage and a lot of killers all at the same time which, esp for new players, is very difficult to put together.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, everyone-s~! ::up::

    Before bed, I was thinking - did I make a fool of myself saying Cid can equip a dw-Gun (I did. :oops: ) ...
    Man, have not even heard of Heart's Light before seeing your pic. And, yes, so hard to add Killers. So hard ... I didnt even give Cid his TMR.
    That's my problem too. I mean, no whale here too. But, playing since mogcakes, so ...
    Ermm, the score is one thing (to look forward to). Personally, I wanted to learn more about this game, you see. Was trying to figure out this jump thingy. Was trying to see how an oldbie like me can have fun with this whale-ish unit people talked about here. Most DPS are about more Att/Mag/Spr + Killers + variance. Cid is more interesting for me to try out because we do need to balance one more "jump damages". To me, I guess. I am a simpleton who used to adore Esther. ::happy:::)::sorry:::(::cry::
    Latents ... Ah. Interesting. Speaking of which, I used to have 5 Reberta-s, but kept "off" her STMR because the devs did say they wanna re-work her again. Until DV, when I finally gave Cid Reberta's STMR (fitting - one dragoon to another~! ::blackmage:: ) ... and then, Reberta's latent is coming this month. Man, hope they dont make me regret. (I still kept 5 Esthers with no STMR, for the record.)
     
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