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Unit Review: Jiraiya (Final Fantasy Brave Exvius)

Discussion in 'Unit Reviews' started by Memel0rd, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Memel0rd

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    A ninja who served a ruler of the Kingdom of Pharm. Jiraiya was versed in multiple ninja techniques, and acted as his liege's right-hand man in matters concerning the entire kingdom. He is also said to have considered perilous missions to be a great opportunity to hone his skills. A great judge of both hidden potential and character, he taught his own techniques to those he deemed worthy.
    Disclaimer: I'm going to bash on him ::rudecat15::


    Jiraiya Review by Memel0rd

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    In-Game Sprites:
    [​IMG] 5*
    [​IMG] 6*

    Equipment Selection: [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    No innate weaknesses | No innate resistances
    Trust Master Reward: Clan Master's Headband (Accessory) - DEF+12, ATK +30%, MAG +30% ; Additional Effects:
    Evade - Chance to evade physical damage taken (10%)
    Dual Blade Technique - Allow use of katanas in both hands, except two-handed weapons


    6* Stats at Lvl. 100:
    HP: 3587 (+450) Mag: 147 (+30)
    MP: 171 (+75) Def: 112 (+30)
    Atk: 152 (+30) Spr: 114 (+30)


    6* Limit Burst:
    Toad Art - Raiden (Base / 20 LB-Crysts): 7-Hit Lightning hybrid damage (11.6x) to all enemies
    Inflict paralyze (30%) to all enemies
    Inflict stop (30%) for 1 turn on all enemies
    Enables access to the following skills for 2 turns: Purgatory Fire Slash, Thunder Strike Stance

    Toad Art - Raiden (Max / 20 LB-Crysts): 7-Hit Lightning hybrid damage (14x) to all enemies
    Inflict paralyze (30%) to all enemies
    Inflict stop (30%) for 1 turn on all enemies
    Enables access to the following skills for 2 turns: Purgatory Fire Slash, Thunder Strike Stance

    Purgatory Fire Slash (54 MP / 7-Hit) - Fire hybrid damage (7.5x) to all enemies
    Decrease fire resistance (50%) for 3 turns to all enemies

    Thunder Strike Stance (54 MP / 7-Hit) - Lightning hybrid damage (5.5x) to all enemies
    Decrease lightning resistance (50%) for 3 turns to all enemies

    5*: Lvl 1 Throw (6 MP) - Allow use of throwable items

    5*: Lvl 7 Flame Type 2 (32 MP / 3-Hit) - Fire hybrid damage (4.5x) to one enemy

    5*: Lvl 7 Lightning 2 (32 MP / 1-Hit) - Lightning hybrid damage (4.5x) to one enemy

    5*: Lvl 24 Poison Smoke Bomb (32 MP) - Inflict 3 random status ailments (poison, blind, sleep, silence, paralyze, and confuse 30%) to all enemies

    5*: Lvl 31 Mental Focus (20 MP) - Recover MP (70) to caster
    Negate 2 physical damage taken for 3 turns to caster

    5*: Lvl 37 Shadow Slice (32 MP / 1-Hit) - Physical damage (1.8x) to all enemies
    Inflict paralyze (40%) to all enemies

    5*: Lvl 57 Ingenious Scheme (36 MP) - Decrease DEF/SPR (45%) for 5 turns to one enemy

    5*: Lvl 80 Blazing Hell Slash (45 MP / 5-Hit) - Fire hybrid damage (5.5x) to one enemy

    5*: Lvl 80 Torpedo Stance (45 MP / 5-Hit) - Lightning hybrid damage (4.5x) to all enemies

    6*: Lvl 18 Burial Blade (40 MP / 2-Hit) - Physical damage against humans (5x) to one enemy

    6*: Lvl 45 Six Protections (48 MP) - Increase fire, ice, lightning, water, wind, and earth resistance (40%) for 5 turns to all allies

    6*: Lvl 91 Vacuum Blade (36 MP / 2-Hit) - Physical damage (2x) with ignore DEF (50%) to one enemy

    6*: Lvl 100 Kuji Seal (32 MP) - Increase ATK/MAG (100%) for 3 turns to caster
    Negate 3 physical damage taken for 3 turns to caster
    Enables access to the following skills for 2 turns: Purgatory Fire Slash, Thunder Strike Stance
    5*: Lvl 1 Molt - Chance to evade physical damage taken (20%)

    5*: Lvl 48 Immovable - Increase HP (20%)
    Increase resistance to blind, paralyze, and confuse (100%)

    5*: Lvl 57 Bewilder - Chance to ignore fatal damage (20%) when HP is above 30% (max 1 time)

    6*: Lvl 1 Conceal Technique - Negate 2 physical damage taken for 3 turns at the start of a battle

    6*: Lvl 32 Auto-Refresh - Recover MP (5%) per turn

    6*: Lvl 52 Man-Eater+ - Increase physical damage against humans (75%)
    Increase magic damage against humans (75%)

    6*: Lvl 66 Spirit Form - Negate 3 physical damage taken for 3 turns when HP drops below 25%

    6*: Lvl 75


    Pros:
    Ummm.....

    Jiraiya has good ATK/MAG base stats while also having a decent HP stat. Once you equip a katana to him, he also gets a 50% ATK/MAG boost and outside of that, Jiraiya gets a 20% HP boost combined with blind, paralyze and confuse resistance. Not too shabby regarding the resistances part. He also has innate 20% physical evasion and 2 100% dodges at the start of the battle, increasing his overall survivability against physical hits. Also 5% Auto Mp refresh for sustainability.

    Regarding his damage output, Jiraiya actually has something niche. He will get the ability Burial Blade, which deals 500% physical damage against humans, but he also has Man-Eater+, increasing all damage against humans by 75%, so he can dish out... decent damage against humans. Nothing too great.

    Mental Focus can be a nice way of just regaining MP. It will effectively recover Jiraiya's MP by 50 and also grant 2 100% physical dodges. However, you won't use it too often since it does nothing else.

    A little bit of support can be found in Six Protections and Ingenious Scheme. Jiraiya is able to break the enemy's DEF/SPR by 45% for 5 turns while also increasing your own party's all element resistance (except dark and holy) by 40% for 5 turns. These are decent supportive capabilities, but not too great either, take it with a grain of salt.

    And then we still have Kuji Seal and his Limit Burst.

    Kuji Seal will buff his ATK/MAG for 100% while granting some 100% dodges, but also enabling Purgatory Fire Slash and Thunder Strike Stance.
    PFS is a 750% ST 7-Hit hybrid fire mod with a 50% fire imperil that should be able to perfectly chain with a dupe.
    TSS is a 550% AoE 7-Hit hybrid thunder mod with a 50% thunder imperil, that also should be able to perfectly chain with a dupe.

    And lastly, his Limit Burst is an AoE 1400% AoE 7-Hit hybrid thunder mod that enables both PFS and TSS, making it probably his best ability to use.


    Cons:
    Let's just say it out loud, Jiraiya is bad. Really bad. Why?

    His base stats seem decent. Ok, his DEF/SPR is quite low, but not unusable, while the ATK/MAG is quite good. But he gets only 50% ATK/MAG once he equips a Katana. And you know one thing about Katanas? THEY DON'T GRANT ANY MAG.

    Oh and his equipment selection is horrible. He can't equip swords or rods, making it almost impossible for you to gain MAG through weapons. Great! Just awful offensive passives with an awful equipment selection.

    Bewilder sounds nice first. Ignore fatal attacks above 30% HP? Nice! Oh wait... 20% chance to ignore fatal attacks.... do I even have to say how unreliable this is? Just no.

    Jiraiya has so many outdated abilities, it's not even funny.
    Blazing Hell Slash and Torpedo Stance have really low modifiers and also being hybrid. And no innate imperil, nothing. They are just bad. And Blazing Hell Slash can't even perfectly chain, wonderful.

    Burial Blade is extremely niche as it only deals a 500% modifier against humans.

    Vacuum Blade is just a really bad finisher in the current meta while also having really bad frames.

    Kuji Seal is hilarious. The ATK/MAG buff is meh, the duration for the enabled abilities is really bad and hell, let's get to the next point.

    Why do PFS and TSS even exist? A 750% hybrid mod and a ... 550% hybrid mod??? We have Fryevia for almost 10 months now. 10 months!!!! And even SHE has better hybrid moves WITHOUT HAVING TO UNLOCK THEM.

    Jiraiya's ability modifiers are really really low, his equipment selection is super bad for building hybrid, his best abilities have to be unlocked and even then aren't good. Why do you exist?


    Side-Notes:
    Jiraiya will get a 7* version soon, I will update this section once we get it
    . As he stand currently, he already is not meta, he won't come back and he has nothing to contribute in the game. Nobody ever used him in JP either for anything.


    Best In Slot:
    For the sake of the review.
    Genji Blade (107 ATK)
    Aigaion Arm (145 ATK)
    Prishe's Hat (45 ATK)
    Brave Suit (15% ATK/MAG)
    Ring of the Lucii (30% ATK/MAG)
    Genji Glove (DW, 10% ATK/MAG)
    Blade Mastery (50% ATK)
    Martial Arts Mastery (50% ATK)
    ADV 5 (40% ATK/MAG)
    General's Offensive (30% ATK/MAG)

    Stats with Bahamut:
    1074 ATK
    551 MAG


    Arena:
    Jiraiya is alright in the Arena
    . He has ok-ish HP, he has decent AoE moves and good innate evasion. Nothing too special, but he does work out quite well in here, but that's probably the only place where he does.




    Jiraiya [​IMG] VS [​IMG] Fryevia
    • Jiraiya has better base stats and 20% higher ATK but 10% less MAG
    • Jiraiya's equipment selection is horrible
    • Fryevia's buildpath makes up for her horrible equipment selection
    • Fryevia has a 20% phys/mag dodge chance
    • Fryevia has way higher MP and higher MP refresh
    • Fryevia ignores one fatal attack above 20% guaranteed
    • Fryevia has a 800% ice hybrid move with a 50% imperil
    • Jiraiya's 750% fire hybrid move is locked
    You don't even have to compare these. Fryevia's build enables pretty high MAG, which works a lot better with Dualwield than an ATK build, while also having Frost Flower Blitz. Fryevia can dish out a 800% hybrid mod with her own imperil every turn. Jiraiya has to unlock his abilities through a really mediocre one or his decently expensive Limit Burst, and even then they have less mods and Jiraiya has worse offensive stats.
    Fryevia wins EASILY, a ~10 month old unit beating a new and fresh 5* unit.


    Trust Master Reward:
    This TMR is... ok? It grants 30% ATK/MAG and 10% evasion, which is pretty good, while also granting DW Katanas. But honestly, this will never be BiS for any unit, as katanas aren't the most desirable weapon, especially two of them at the same time. While for the pure stats, Ring of the Lucii is a lot better. So I don't recommend to get this one.


    Conclusion:
    Jiraiya
    is really underwhelming.
    Bad traits, bad equipment selection, bad modifiers, bad supportive versatility, mediocre base stats, weird frames that don't seem to chain with anyone, mediocre TMR that is outclassed in 99.99% of the BiS builds.
    As long as his 7* is not amazing (or his STMR), if you get him you can 100% say that you got a useless pull. I'm sorry.
    He is terrible.

    Character Design: 8/10
    Sprite: 9/10
    Chainer: 6/10
    Finisher: 6/10
    Trust Master Reward: 7/10
    Arena: 7.5/10
    Limit Burst: 6.5/10
    Free 2 Play: 7.5/10
    Pay 2 Play: 4/10
    Personal Rating: 1/10
    Optimal Rating: 6.5/10



    It was fun having a horrible unit to review once. You can let off all your steam while you are at it lol. For real, this is a big let down and I don't expect many to care about him at all.

    Memel0rd out
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
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    So sad that all of the ninja/samurai characters are kinda bad... ::rudecat6::
     
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    I love ninjas, but EVERY FFBE ninja is crap ::rudecat4::
     
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    *sniff sniff* Gone too soon!!!!::rudecat6::
     
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    But how good will be Kaede? Only Spears (TMR) katanas and guns... Hmm, lb hight tide spell like rikku. Don't need a detailed unit review, but does anyone know a bit more about here?
     
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    I know it for sure this unit will be my next rainbow. I won't do any summons for the next 2 weeks but this doesn't matter I get all the salt while watching others get the sweet candies.
     
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    WoW ! I knew he was a troll, but not like this lol. Thanks Meme. Look like you didn't really enjoy this review so, let's move on and close our eyes.

    No seriously, i wanted to pull just a bit so a throw 6 tixx in the rare summon banner. Yes. I don't want that ... how can we call this? He is the oposite of PowerCreep... Sadly!
    Between that and the emergency maintenant (another subject sorry)

    I only pulled blue btw, around 40 rainbowless still in progress for a new record post 3% ;p


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    Well....
    He appeared in our meta today...
    And can disappear the same day in cloud of smoke::rudecat16::
     
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    Sooorrry :(
     
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    Bashing on a unit can be fun :D
     
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