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Unit Builds: Cloud of Darkness

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    I want to help everyone as far as how to make use of their units, how to build them, and the many different ways to build them with their pros and cons. So, to start off, I would like to talk about one of my favorite character, Cloud of Darkness, and the many different ways to build her! Remember: These builds are to determine are to utilize the items to THE BEST as possible in terms of desired stats for said unit! Everyone's builds will differ and it is up to YOU to determine how to use the items you already have to achieve desired build! Also, because players may not have exclusive items, units such as Black Cat Lid with exclusive TMs, Event-TMS and also pot stats will not be factored in most builds.


    • Pot Stats: HP: 390 MP: 65 ATK: 34 DEF: 26 MAG: 26 SPR: 26
    • Total Stats: HP: 4483 MP: 211 ATK: 274 DEF: 158 MAG: 141 SPR: 126
    Resistance
    Her status ailment resistances are upgraded from +10% to +30% when she reaches 6[​IMG].
    Element Resistance
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    +50% +50% +50% +50% +50% +50% +50% +50%
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    +30% +30% +30% +30% +30% +30% +30% +30%

    As you can see, at 6*, she has high ATK and her Def is also good as well. She could at least do better in her MAG and SPR however. Her majestic beauty is her resistance, which allows her to stand her grounds more than ever. Her main role is physical damage dealing and support due to her high ATK and Man-Eater + ability, and the support abilities she gets from Comeback, an AOE Esuna, Aura Ball, an aoe Debuff as well as Omni-Veil, an AOE Element Resistance. Her Man-Eater + ability also allows her magic to deal extra damage as well against humans.

    Espers: Odin, Ifrit, Titan, Diabolos, Golem

    Physical-Damage Builds
    Build #1: No TMS & Events
      • Right Hand: Thorned Mace +78ATK
      • Head: Tiger Mask +14ATK+3DEF
      • Body: Black Belt Gi +8ATK+24DEF
      • Accessory 1: Domination Ring +5DEF/SPR+10%HP/MP/ATK/MAG
      • Accessory 2: Ifrit's Claw +30ATK+20%Fire+100%Blind
      • Ability 1: ATK +30% +30% ATK
      • Ability 2: ATK +10% +10% ATK
      • Ability 3: ATK +10% +10% ATK
      • Ability 4: ATK +10% +10% ATK
      • Pot Stats: HP: 390 MP: 65 ATK: 34 DEF: 26 MAG: 26 SPR: 26
      • Esper: Odin HP:5000 MP:3900 ATK:6000 DEF:4200 MAG:2000 SPR:2200
      • Total Stats: HP: 5280 MP: 271 ATK: 592 DEF: 232 MAG: 175 SPR: 153
    Build #2: No TMS/ Events
      • Right Hand: Thorned Mace +78ATK
      • Head: Tiger Mask +14ATK+3DEF
      • Body: Black Belt Gi +8ATK+24DEF
      • Accessory 1: Domination Ring +5DEF/SPR+10%HP/MP/ATK/MAG
      • Accessory 2: Ifrit's Claw +30ATK+20%Fire+100%Blind
      • Ability 1: ATK +30% +30% ATK
      • Ability 2: ATK +15% +15% ATK
      • Ability 3: ATK +15% +15% ATK
      • Ability 4: ATK +15% +15% ATK
      • Pot Stats: HP: 390 MP: 65 ATK: 34 DEF: 26 MAG: 26 SPR: 26
      • Esper: Odin HP:5000 MP:3900 ATK:6000 DEF:4200 MAG:2000 SPR:2200
      • Total Stats: HP: 5280 MP: 271 ATK: 620 DEF: 232 MAG: 175 SPR: 153
    Build #3:TMS/ No Events
      • Right Hand: Thorned Mace +78ATK
      • Left Hand: Rising Sun +107ATK
      • Head: Black Cowl +28ATK+25DEF+25SPR+100%Sleep
      • Body: Brave Suit +51DEF+15%ATK+15%MAG
      • Accessory 1: Celestial Gloves +30ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR
      • Accessory 2: Genji Glove +10%ATK/MAG & Dual Wield
      • Ability 1: Wisdom +30%ATK +HP +20%
      • Ability 2: Quick Assault +30% ATK +10%Evasion
      • Ability 3: ATK +30% +30% ATK
      • Ability 4: Emperor's Majesty +20%HP/ATK+MP Recovery
      • Pot Stats: HP: 390 MP: 65 ATK: 34 DEF: 26 MAG: 26 SPR: 26
      • Esper: Odin HP:5000 MP:3900 ATK:6000 DEF:4200 MAG:2000 SPR:2200
      • Total Stats: HP: 6027 MP: 250 ATK: 824 DEF: 306 MAG: 226 SPR: 203

    Build #4: TMS & Events
    • Right Hand: Thorned Mace +78ATK
    • Left Hand: Rising Sun +107ATK
    • Head: Black Cowl +28ATK+25DEF+25SPR+100%Sleep
    • Body: Brave Suit +51DEF+15%ATK+15%MAG
    • Accessory 1: Celestial Gloves +30ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR
    • Accessory 2: Genji Glove +10%ATK/MAG & Dual Wield
    • Ability 1: Wisdom +30%ATK +HP +20%
    • Ability 2: Quick Assault +30% ATK +10%Evasion
    • Ability 3: ATK +30% +30% ATK
    • Ability 4: Power of Creation +30% ATK +30% MAG
    • Pot Stats: HP: 390 MP: 65 ATK: 34 DEF: 26 MAG: 26 SPR: 26
    • Esper: Odin HP:5000 MP:3900 ATK:6000 DEF:4200 MAG:2000 SPR:2200
    • Total Stats: HP: 5280 MP: 250 ATK: 842 DEF: 306 MAG: 268 SPR: 203
    #5: Lucky Build
    • Right Hand: Fixed Dice +1ATK +1.2x-6.5x PD Multiplier
    • Head: Black Cowl +28ATK+25DEF+25SPR+100%Sleep
    • Body: Brave Suit +51DEF+15%ATK+15%MAG
    • Accessory 1: Celestial Gloves +30ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR
    • Accessory 2: Ifrit's Claw +30ATK+20%Fire+100%Blind
    • Ability 1: Wisdom +30%ATK +HP +20%
    • Ability 2: Quick Assault +30% ATK +10%Evasion
    • Ability 3: ATK +30% +30% ATK
    • Ability 4: Power of Creation +30% ATK +30% MAG
    • Pot Stats: HP: 390 MP: 65 ATK: 34 DEF: 26 MAG: 26 SPR: 26
    • Esper: Odin HP:5000 MP:3900 ATK:6000 DEF:4200 MAG:2000 SPR:2200
    • Total Stats: HP: 5654 MP: 250 ATK: 670 DEF: 306 MAG: 254 SPR: 203
    This build strengthen her ATK to the highest as much as possible. She also will take advantage of the killer killer abilities. The downside to the builds is that she will be lacking in her Def, which she is good in and will be severely low in her SPR and MAG. However, if the enemy's attacks are elemental in physical or magic, she would not have too much to worry about. If you want an ATK build for CoD, you need to equip her with equipment which boosts her physical prowess.


    Tank Build
    Build #1:No TMS & Events
      • Right Hand: Thorned Mace +78ATK
      • Left Hand: Dragon Shield +38 DEF 30% Fire/Ice/Lightning
      • Head: Green Beret +50HP+10ATK+10DEF
      • Body: Siren's Robe +30DEF+40MAG/SPR+100%Sleep/Silence
      • Accessory 1: Monarch's Ring +5DEF/SPR+10%ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR
      • Accessory 2: Muscle Belt +5DEF+10%HP
      • Ability 1: Equip L Shield
      • Ability 2: DEF +10% +10% DEF
      • Ability 3: DEF +10% +10% DEF
      • Ability 4: DEF +10% +10% DEF
      • Pot Stats: HP: 390 MP: 65 ATK: 34 DEF: 26 MAG: 26 SPR: 26
      • Esper: Golem HP:5500 MP:4300 ATK:3200 DEF:4500 MAG:1600 SPR:1600
      • Total Stats: HP: 4961 MP: 254 ATK: 412 DEF: 354 MAG: 211 SPR: 199
    Build #2: NO Tms/ Events
      • Right Hand: Thorned Mace +78ATK
      • Left Hand: Dragon Shield +38 DEF 30% Fire/Ice/Lightning
      • Head: Crown of Justice +25DEF+20SPR
      • Body: Great Mage's Robe +40DEF+30MAG/SPR+20%MP
      • Accessory 1: Monarch's Ring +5DEF/SPR+10%ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR
      • Accessory 2: Vitality Apparatus +5DEF+15%HP
      • Ability 1: Equip L Shield
      • Ability 2: Tempered Shield +5%HP+10%DEF
      • Ability 3: Tempered Shield +5%HP+10%DEF
      • Ability 4: Tempered Shield +5%HP+10%DEF
      • Pot Stats: HP: 390 MP: 65 ATK: 34 DEF: 26 MAG: 26 SPR: 26
      • Esper: Golem HP:5500 MP:4300 ATK:3200 DEF:4500 MAG:1600 SPR:1600
      • Total Stats: HP: 5659 MP: 296 ATK: 402 DEF: 379 MAG: 201 SPR: 209
    Build #3: TMS/ No Events
      • Right Hand: Thorned Mace +78ATK
      • Left Hand: Dragon Shield +38 DEF 30% Fire/Ice/Lightning
      • Head: Black Cowl +28ATK+25DEF+25SPR+100%Sleep
      • Body: Rainbow Robe +45DEF/MAG/SPR+30%All element except Dark
      • Accessory 1: Celestial Gloves +30ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR
      • Accessory 2: Arsha's Talisman +20%HP+10%DEF+10%SPR
      • Ability 1: Equip L Shield
      • Ability 2: Innocence +20% ATK/DEF
      • Ability 3: Hill Digger +10%ATK+30%HP
      • Ability 4: Successor +15% ATK/HP +20%Fire Resistance
      • Pot Stats: HP: 390 MP: 65 ATK: 34 DEF: 26 MAG: 26 SPR: 26
      • Esper: Golem HP:5500 MP:4300 ATK:3200 DEF:4500 MAG:1600 SPR:1600
      • Total Stats: HP: 6966 MP: 254 ATK: 524 DEF: 388 MAG: 232 SPR: 254
    BUild #4: TMS & Events
    • Right Hand: Thorned Mace +78ATK
    • Left Hand: Dragon Shield +38 DEF 30% Fire/Ice/Lightning
    • Head: Black Cowl +28ATK+25DEF+25SPR+100%Sleep
    • Body: Rainbow Robe +45DEF/MAG/SPR+30%All element except Dark
    • Accessory 1: Celestial Gloves +30ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR
    • Accessory 2: Arsha's Talisman +20%HP+10%DEF+10%SPR
    • Ability 1: Equip L Shield
    • Ability 2: Innocence +20% ATK/DEF
    • Ability 3: Pure Heart +15% HP/MP +20%SPR
    • Ability 4: Seal of Protection +20% DEF +20%SPR +10%HP
    • Pot Stats: HP: 390 MP: 65 ATK: 34 DEF: 26 MAG: 26 SPR: 26
    • Esper: Golem HP:5500 MP:4300 ATK:3200 DEF:4500 MAG:1600 SPR:1600
    • Total Stats: HP: 6219 MP: 285 ATK: 479 DEF: 420 MAG: 232 SPR: 305
    This build take advantage of knocking her Def and SPR as high as possible to turn her into a tank. Through Golem, she will be able to even have the Last Stand ability, which increases her Def and SPR when her HP drops below 30% and to also give her the Provoke and Cover ability. Due to her having such high resistance and have Omni-Veil as well, element damage, whether physical or magical, will deal very little and Provoke will keep all attacks off of the other units as well. She will be able to operate as a secondary tank. You also can stick in a Black Belt so that if she gets hit, she can counter back.

    Evade Build
      • ight Hand: Thorned Mace +78ATK
      • Left Hand: Rising Sun +107ATK
      • Head: Black Cowl +28ATK+25DEF+25SPR+100%Sleep
      • Body: Vampire Cloak +20DEF+30MAG/SPR+10%Evasion
      • Accessory 1: Genji Glove +10%ATK/MAG & Dual Wield
      • Accessory 2: Twenty-Sided Die +20%CriticalRate/Evasion
      • Ability 1: Evade +10%Evasion
      • Ability 2: Miracle Step +10%MAG/SPR+20%MP+5%Evasion
      • Ability 3: First Strike +5%Evasion+20%Counter
      • Ability 4: Quick Assault +30% ATK +10%Evasion
      • Pot Stats: HP: 390 MP: 65 ATK: 34 DEF: 26 MAG: 26 SPR: 26
      • Esper: Odin HP:5000 MP:3900 ATK:6000 DEF:4200 MAG:2000 SPR:2200
      • Total Stats: HP: 4533 MP: 292 ATK: 620 DEF: 245 MAG: 205 SPR: 203
    This build will focus on knocking her chance of dodging as much as possible.

    Rejuvenating Build
    • Right Hand: Thorned Mace +78ATK
    • Left Hand: Golem's Staff +17ATK+7MAG+42SPR+Earth Element
    • Head: Black Cowl +28ATK+25DEF+25SPR+100%Sleep
    • Body: Vestment of Mind +40DEF+35SPR
    • Accessory 1: Genji Glove +10%ATK/MAG & Dual Wield
    • Accessory 2: Soluna Ring +30MP+15%Light/Dark
    • Ability 1: Emperor's Majesty +20%HP/ATK+MP Recovery
    • Ability 2: ATK +30% +30% ATK
    • Ability 3: First Strike +5%Evasion+20%Counter
    • Ability 4: Innocence +20% ATK/DEF
    • Pot Stats: HP: 390 MP: 65 ATK: 34 DEF: 26 MAG: 26 SPR: 26
    • Esper: Odin HP:5000 MP:3900 ATK:6000 DEF:4200 MAG:2000 SPR:2200
    • Total Stats: HP: 5280 MP: 280 ATK: 603 DEF: 296 MAG: 182 SPR: 250
    Want to make sure our Lady of Man-Eaters can restore her MP and not to worry about her MP pool? Use a similar build like this so she can continue to use her skills without worry.

    Eater-Build

    • [*]Right Hand: Thorned Mace +78ATK
      [*]Left Hand: Rising Sun +107ATK
      [*]Head: Black Cowl +28ATK+25DEF+25SPR+100%Sleep
      [*]Body: Vampire Cloak +20DEF+30MAG/SPR+10%Evasion
      [*]Accessory 1: Genji Glove +10%ATK/MAG & Dual Wield
      [*]Accessory 2: Celestial Gloves +30ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR
      [*]Ability 1: Poach +15% PD against Plant/Dragon/Aquan/Bird/Beast
      [*]Ability 2: Syldra's Protection +50% PD against Aquatic/Dragon
      [*]Ability 3: Man-Eater +50% PD against Human
      [*]Ability 4: Innocence +20% ATK/DEF
      [*]Pot Stats: HP: 390 MP: 65 ATK: 34 DEF: 26 MAG: 26 SPR: 26
      [*]Esper: Odin HP:5000 MP:3900 ATK:6000 DEF:4200 MAG:2000 SPR:2200
      [*]Total Stats: HP: 4533 MP: 250 ATK: 632 DEF: 306 MAG: 235 SPR: 233

    She should not only destroy humans. Yes. MORE THAN JUST HUMANS! The world! Give her eater-materias so she can deal even more damage to other races so she can rule!
     
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    That Genji Glove and Brave Suit are so rare...
     
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    I love my CoD and ran her for awhile. Had DW, rising sun, thorned mace, and minerva bustier on her. She was a beast! Got super lucky with Elza and Noctis so she has been kicked from the team. Great backup unit now.
     
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    Yea. It is. The builds would still work with a Dual Wield materia from Zidane if we do not have Gilgamesh; Means giving up some stats but would still help.
     
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    Update: Hey guys. So, while I was working on the Noctis build, I've realized that there can be players who may not have TMS or items which can be exclusive. IN addition, I also factored in the fact that players may not put in pots on their unit to max them. Because of this, I have redid CoD'sbuilds as well as added in builds that does not include event-exclusive items and I also did not include pot stats.
     
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    Please remove left hand in Balanced build #2 - no tms/no exclusives.

    Also, Arsha's Talisman (Elle's TMR) > Defender's Bracer.
     
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    Don't know how I placed a left hand weapon in CoD's build. As for Arsha's Talisman, since it just came out, I can agree with you on it in term of builds using TMs.
     
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    Update: Cloud of Darkness Thread greatly revamped.
     
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    If we want a bit more ATK, or elemental damage, we could use something like that:

    • Right Hand: Deathbringer +120ATK+Dark Element
    • Left Hand: Save the Queen +112ATK
    • Head: Black Cowl +28ATK+25DEF+25SPR+100%Sleep
    • Body: Brave Suit +51DEF+15%ATK+15%MAG
    • Accessory 1: Genji Glove +10%ATK/MAG & Dual Wield
    • Accessory 2: Celestial Gloves +30ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR
    • Ability 1: Equip L Sword Can equip Great Swords
    • Ability 2: Large Sword Mastery +50% ATK Great Sword
    • Ability 3: Wisdom +30%ATK +HP +20%
    • Ability 4: Quick Assault +30% ATK +10%Evasion
    • Pot Stats: HP: 390 MP: 65 ATK: 34 DEF: 26 MAG: 26 SPR: 26
    • Esper: Odin HP:5000 MP:3900 ATK:6000 DEF:4200 MAG:2000 SPR:2200
    • Total Stats: HP: 5280 MP: 250 ATK: 871 DEF: 306 MAG: 226 SPR: 203
    DB can be switched for Excalibur (if light damage is preffered or dark is resisted) or Rising Sun (no elemental damage), or we could use DB + Thorned Mace for extreme human killer value (225% / 275% with Diabolos, or Man-Eater materia instead of QA if we want light resist).
    She could potentially be a (tanky) mage, too!
     
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    But do two x-eater materia stack if they are from 2 different weapons?
     
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    @Kosiciel I've completely forgot about Equip L Sword (Mainly because I never cared for Garland and forgot all about his TM).

    @Pharos Two Man-Eater materia in materia slots does not stack. However, they can stack from two different weapons.
     

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