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Unit Review: Chocobo Fina (Final Fantasy Brave Exvius)

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    A vision of Fina riding a chocobo. Fina is on cloud nine when she's with her beloved chocobo, whether she's zipping along to her chocobo's rhythm or smiling as she hums a little tune. Laa-lala lalalala la-la-la♪
    Greetings! This review is delayed by a lot but there is a good reason for this:
    I've finally established the schedule that I want to maintain as well as I can. The issue is in terms of reviews I wasn't able to go with it just yet because last weekend I celebrated my 21st birthday and yesterday my plans got interrupted.

    Here it is though and you can expect the Halloween banner review to come within the next few days.


    Chocobo Fina Review by Memel0rd


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    TMR: I Love Chocobos! (Materia) - Increase HP/MP (20%)
    Increase resistance to all status ailments (100%)

    STMR: Chocobo Feather Accessory (Accessory) - 45 ATK/DEF/MAG/SPR, 5% MP Refresh, 3 Auto LB
    Chance to ignore fatal damage (100%) when HP is above 1% (max 1 time)

    Overview:
    "Chocobos? T-Those are chocobos?"

    Chocobo Fina aka. C.Fina has really good base stats with high HP, MP, decent DEF and huge SPR. SPR is also the stat she'll be using for her damage abilities just like our beloved Lila. With her own TMR C.Fina has a total of 90% HP, 70% MP, 60% DEF and 200% with Staves as well as 100% SPR TDW and innate Dualwield. Sadly C.Fina lacks the prominent 6x TDW chain cap, but that only gives her more room to grow in the future with enhancements or various buffs.
    C.Fina with her own TMR equipped is resistant against all status ailments except for Charm and Stop, which is still really really good, though you can thank her TMR for that later.

    C.Fina is able to W-/T-Cast all of her abilities and has no useless abilities! She actually has some great supportive aspects for a damage dealer. But first we have to talk about her damaging abilities:
    All of them scale with her SPR stat, deal magic damage (meaning it hits the enemy's SPR stat) BUT has physical attack mechanics. This means all the conditions that apply to physical attacks apply to hers as well, including weapon element, physical killers but also enemy physical resistance. This means for example that she will deal no damage to the Wicked Moon. In most cases this is a big+ however since physical killers are much easier to obtain and innate weapon elements can save up turns in the rotations.
    PS: All of her chains are AT family chains.

    With some healing capabilities, C.Fina can apply decent AoE HP and MP regens while chaining with very low modifiers, though still better than not chaining at all. She also has a third very weak chain that grants her half of her LB gauge. With Dualwield we can easily get her LB guaranteed on Turn 1 through that and will make use of that in her rotation.

    Aside from applying decent regens, she can ST Raise AND Reraise party members. Since she can just randomly throw in those abilities in her rotation, being able to chain and applying Reraise onto your party members can make her really turn efficient and safe at the same time.

    On top of it, C.Fina even has an AoE 75% light resistance buff that lasts 5 turns with a Curaga and 30 MP recover attached to it. This will heal about 5~6k HP per cast, which really isn't all that bad and might even save your team from dying if your main healer is dead or too busy. Again, since you can T-Cast it, it's very easy to apply.

    Even one of her CD abilities is a massive tool in comeback situations where 2-3 of your units died from a dangerous threshhold. Sparkling Cure is available at Turn 1 with a 6 turn cooldown, fully revives your entire party and applies a self Re-raise.
    If you run two C.Finas, you can actually combine these two wonderfully. One of them revives your whole party and puts Reraise onto herself as well as the other C.Fina + another unit while the other puts 3 Reraises onto the other party members with T-Cast once they've been revived. Basically an AoE Revive + Reraise but on your damage dealer. Well... we'll get to that part later on again.

    In terms of self-buffing, C.Fina has two different ones. A Latent Ability CD and a regular one. The regular has a 750% modifier as a chain before any of the modifier buffs and up to a 1850% modifier after all kind of buffs. The good part about is its self 200% SPR buff which lasts 3 turns. It's easy to maintain so why not.
    Her Latent Ability does have a 10 turn cooldown while being available turn 1, so you probably don't want her to die. It's quite easy to make her survive though as SPR attacks won't deal a lot of damage to her due to very high SPR. It boosts the modifier of her main chain by 300%, her LB damage by 75% and her SPR by 150% for 10 turns. None of these buffs can be dispelled either.

    Before I talk about her main chaining move, C.Fina does have the ability to imbue both wind and holy while chaining with good modifiers. Before her LB they have a 750% modifier and afterwards a 2550% modifier, so it's definitely not the end of the world for her to imbue every 5 turns.

    Over the time we've seen lots of different ability names but Super Choco Dash must be one of the best to be frank.
    Aside from its name, it can become very very powerful. It starts off as a backloaded 750% modifier but after her LB as well as her Latent Ability actually goes up to a massive 3550% modifier per cast. This grants C.Fina very high damage potential despite lacking more than 100% SPR TDW and the 6x cap and shouldn't be underestimated.

    Earlier I've mentioned a start where 2 C.Finas can act out as an AoE Reraise, well... With Choco Reraise, a CD that's available at Turn 7, she can unleash a 4600% chain post LB with an AoE 100% Reraise that lasts 3 turns. Since its modifier is "only" ~1200% higher than Super Choco Dash you might want to hold off on it until you need a Reraise.

    Lastly her Limit Burst. You don't have to max it out as its only change is a 300% higher modifier, going up from 2800% to 3100%.
    The LB perfectly chains with a dupe and can deal decent damage through the 75% LB damage buff, but its main selling points are the 900% modifier boost to her main chains as well as being able to T-Cast for the following 3 turns. That's all you need to know to keep on using it every 4 turns.


    How does she fare in the meta?
    Chocobo Fina
    does really well depending on what your team runs.

    Unfortunately C.Fina has not a single imperil in her kit and therefore can lose out on a ton of damage easily. It is highly recommended to run her alongside units who can fix that. Units like Summer Fina & Lid, Ignacio or even other T-Cast AT chainers like Riku can take care of that problem with 100-120% imperils, allowing C.Fina to deal top-tier damage.

    If you do not have any of these units and are only able to provide a 75% imperil, the damage is still above Esther for example but nothing too impressive in comparison to what we've seen.

    It's very hard to rank C.Fina according to that as high parameter imperils are very easy to achieve and solely determine if she is a top-tier damage dealer or more of a A-tier damage dealer.

    In either case, C.Fina is very unique through her massive bulk against magic attacks (which can be increased a lot due to IW enhancements and tank materias increasing her damage as well) and of course the ability to have a Reraise spam on your chainer.

    Even partnering her up with units like Bartz or Radiant Lightning isn't a huge issue as she can use up her last T-Cast for a Reraise, a heal or a regen buff. Or even to imbue in advance for the next couple of turns. She does lose some damage in return.

    Personally I find C.Fina most definitely a top-tier unit for many team compositions since you can change her element easily by swapping out weapons or you can just imbue her. She is very bulky, has a lot of team support and deals high damage.

    Her future in terms of enhancements is unknown but I can easily see her becoming top-tier in the future again as she currently is limited to 100% SPR TDW and the 4x chain cap. Her banner is quite good even though I got super unlucky and you can even buy her prism right now. She gains a ton of SPR through STMRs as there are absurd SPR boosters like Aerith's Choker and various STMR staves. Even Yuraisha's STMR hat almost doubles the amount of SPR compared to a regular hat.

    Both her TMR and STMR can be desireable. Her TMR is a ribbon materia with 20% HP/MP, which is a nice step up from Discernment and her STMR is absolutely amazing. With 45 on every stat flat as an accessory alongside 3 Auto LB, 5% MP refresh AND the most important guts passive, it's eyecandy at its finest and can make every unit that doesn't have an innate guts passive much more reliable. Definitely an STMR that is worth chasing for if you have the ressources.

    Also finally a damage dealer that isn't just "damage, damage, damage".

    Build + Maths:
    Summer Parasol (120 SPR, 20% SPR)
    Holy Wand (120 SPR)
    Aegyo (55 SPR)
    Ayaka's Kimono (22 DEF, 68 SPR)
    Kihana's Necklace x2 (90 SPR)
    I Love Chocobos! (20% HP/MP) + 40% SPR, 60% SPR TDW
    Hero's Vow - Light (60% SPR)
    Barrier Mage's Oath (50% SPR)
    Staff Mastery (50% SPR)

    Stats with Shiva 3*:
    10083 HP
    726 MP
    412 DEF
    2350 SPR

    SPR post 150% buff: 2768
    SPR post 200% buff: 2908
    Assuming spark chains
    Imperil assumptions at the end


    Rotation:
    Turn 1: Limit Ray
    Turn 2: Chocobo Fever! II + Spiritual Meditation
    Turn 3: Limit Burst
    Turn 4: Super Choco Dash x3
    Turn 5: Spiritual Meditation + Super Choco Dash x2
    Turn 6: Super Choco Dash x3
    Turn 7: Limit Burst
    Turn 8: Spiritual Meditation + Super Choco Dash + Choco Reraise
    Turn 9: Super Choco Dash x3
    Turn 10: Super Choco Dash x3


    Turn 1: 2629^2 x 2.1 x 3.445 x 2 = 100004533
    Turn 2: 2768^2 x 9.5 x 3.445 = 251658242
    Turn 3: 2908^2 x 31 x 1.75 x 3.7225 = 1707745907
    Turn 4: 2908^2 x ( 15.5 x 3.783 + 20 x 4 ) + 2908^2 x 35.5 x 4 x 2 = 4335092107
    Turn 5: 2768^2 x 18.5 x 3.445 + 2908^2 x 35.5 x 4 x 2 = 3397507225
    Turn 6: 2908^2 x ( 15.5 x 3.783 + 20 x 4 ) + 2908^2 x 35.5 x 4 x 2 = 4335092107
    Turn 7: 2908^2 x 31 x 1.75 x 3.7225 = 1707745907
    Turn 8: 2768^2 x 18.5 x 3.445 + 2908^2 x 35.5 x 4 + 2908^2 x 46 x 4 = 3498808382
    Turn 9: 2908^2 x ( 15.5 x 3.783 + 20 x 4 ) + 2908^2 x 35.5 x 4 x 2 = 4335092107
    Turn 10: 2908^2 x ( 15.5 x 3.783 + 20 x 4 ) + 2908^2 x 35.5 x 4 x 2 = 4335092107


    Average Turn 1-10: 2,419,648,929
    Average Turn 1-10 (50% Imperil): 3,629,473,393
    Average Turn 1-10 (100% Imperil): 4,839,297,858
    Average Turn 1-10 (120% Imperil): 5,323,227,643

    For comparison:
    -> Dark Knight Leon's damage ( 6,181,486,929 )
    -> Radiant Lightning's damage ( 6,432,619,393 )
    -> Sephiroth KH's damage ( 6,436,546,382 )
    -> WoL Bartz's 16 Turns damage ( 6,633,332,882 )
    -> Riku's damage ( 6,720,634,445 )


    Character Design: 9/10
    Sprite: Kweh!/10
    Chainer: 9.5/10
    Trust Master Reward: 9.5/10
    STMR: 10/10
    Arena: 4/10
    Limit Burst: No need to level up/10
    Future Proof: 8.5/10
    Free 2 Play: 9.5/10
    Pay 2 Play: 9/10
    Personal Rating: 9.5/10
    Optimal Rating: 9/10




    Conclusion:
    Chocobo fans beware of overloaded cuteness!
    As I said earlier, Chocobo Fina isn't only about damage but survivability as well as supportive capabilities.
    Trials that are challenging for you can be made a lot easier through her as she not only allows to stay in the fight longer without dying but also prevents other units from going down as easily and can even make for great comebacks with her CD abilities.
    If really needed she can even heal your team!
    The only quality Chocobo Fina asks from you in return are imperils and it really shouldn't be all that hard. Even our newest tanks like Galuf or older ones like Sieghard can provide imperils. It might be hard to find a good earth weapon, but you get the idea!
    C.Fina was a massive hit over at the JP side where many people didn't have access to immediate trial guides and thus were far more challenging. For those who like to not look at guides, AI or anything in that regard she can be even more appealing.
    Great unit to pick up from both new players as well as veterans.


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    Thanks to anyone who send me birthday congrats! I had a nice party and some lovely birthday gifts.
    In return I shall release reviews earlier from now on with my fixed schedule and hopefully bring some more life back into the community.
    Enjoy!


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    Wish i wouldn't save for a Damage Dealer that comes in 9 months or so. Then i'd pull for her. She reads great and you review makes me wanna spend my meager 29K lapis on her Banner. She sounds like the kind of unit i like. Not a straight one role unit but something to actually play around with.
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    I know a special someone who needs you. I'll also set up mine in the next days but since I have 3 Myra and 3 Folkas, I have no STMR staves rn. So she only gets up to 2500-2600 SPR.
     
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    Hello. I am Syde.

    I, too, am looking for CFina friends. Add me using the special cheat code "001.021.787". Also, please prepare for a massive picture because I am too lazy to use snipping tool.


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    @Shr 10 more SPR than yours. Git gud. (Also 6k more HP)
     
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    Well that is a picture before enlightening so current chocofina is actually 2 spr higher than his at 2922. Her hp still sucks :D
     
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    Well I could sacrifice HP for more SPR, but I believe that is not the point. The important part is that our love for Chocobo Fina connects us all together.
     
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    i have never cared aout a 6 to 7 star sprite as much as this 1....3 more chocobos!
     
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    @Shr my staves suck. If I had one more Myra and one more Folka, I'd be so much better off.

    EDIT: OOps, only have 2 myras. But I have 3 Yunas.

    If I pulled on the 40 bucks summon I could get both STMRs
     
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    Well, normally her spr doesn't need to go super high because killers and whatnot. I have been using her for the sbb trials and so far she has worked great even when using a random non perfect chocofina partner.
    I think that for the emperor trial I will definitely need someone with the right killers or her DMG will not be enough to counter his heal. There are only two chocofinas in my FL and both are set to max spr ::rudecat4::
     
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    you can send me a DM with what you need ::rudecat5:: or a discord msg, idc
     
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    You are not on my FL and you don't have space::rudecat2::.
    For now I think I only need max DMG against humans.
     
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    no way im not on your FL
     
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    You are basically the only mod not on my FL, lol
     
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