Gaffgarion Review [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius]

BY DARRICK SMITH

Darrick Smith

Writer and Storywriter

PUBLISHED 6 YEARS AGO

Rating

[easytable]Max Rarity, Skills, Future Proof, Stats, Equipment, Trust Master, Overall

Gaffgarion Review [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius]

5, A, B, A, C, S, A-[/easytable]

[easytable]Rarity, Job, Origin, Gender, Family

4★ – 5★, Fell Knight,  FF Tactics, Male, Human[/easytable]

Trust Master Rewards – Bracer [Accessory]: + ATK 30, Hp +15%

LevelXP requiredTotal XPUnlocked itemsRewards
100
210001000Poke Ball x10
320003000Poke Ball x15
430006000Poke Ball x15
5400010000Gyms, Potions, RevivesPoke Ball x20, Potion x10, Revive x10, Incense
6500015000Poke Ball x15, Potion x10, Revive x5, Incubator
7600021000Poke Ball x15, Potion x10, Revive x5, Incense
8700028000Razz BerryPoke Ball x15, Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x10, Lure Module
9800036000Poke Ball x15, Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x3, Lucky Egg
10900045000Super PotionsPoke Ball x20, Super Potion x20, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10, Incense, Lucky Egg, Egg Incubator, Lure Module
111000055000Poke Ball x15, Super Potion x10, Revive x3, Razz Berry x3
121000065000Great BallsGreat Ball x20, Super Potion x10, Revive x3, Razz Berry x3
131000075000Great Ball x10, Super Potion x10, Revive x3, Razz Berry x3
141000085000Great Ball x10, Super Potion x10, Revive x3, Razz Berry x3
1515000100000Hyper PotionsGreat Ball x15, Hyper Potion x20, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10, Incense, Lucky Egg, Egg Incubator, Lure Module
1620000120000Great Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x5
1720000140000Great Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x5
1820000160000Great Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x5
1925000185000Great Ball x15, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x5, Razz Berry x5
2025000210000Ultra BallsUltra Ball x20, Hyper Potion x20, Revive x20, Razz Berry x20, Incense x2, Lucky Egg x2, Egg Incubator x2, Lure Module x2
2150000260000Ultra Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10
2275000335000Ultra Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10
23100000435000Ultra Ball x10, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10
24125000560000Ultra Ball x15, Hyper Potion x10, Revive x10, Razz Berry x10
25150000710000Max PotionsUltra Ball x25, Max Potion x20, Revive x15, Razz Berry x15, Incense, Lucky Egg, Egg Incubator, Lure Module
26190000900000Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Revive x10, Razz Berry x15
272000001,100,000Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Revive x10, Razz Berry x15
282500001,350,000Ultra Ball x10, Max Potion x15, Revive x10, Razz Berry x15
4★5★
gaffgarion-4-stargaffgarion-5-star

General Thoughts

Think of Gaffgarion as FFT’s version of FF4’s Dark Knight. As such Gaffgarion has a lot of dark centric and gravity based attacks, which if the needs arise they can be quite devastating, but it does make him a niche character at best. Let’s hope you don’t make a gaffe by bringing him along.

Darkside (Dark physical damage (1.5x) with HP sacrifice (30%) to all enemies) and Unholy Sacrifice (Dark physical damage (2.5x) with HP sacrifice (40%) to all enemies) bring the dark elemental AoE attacks, just keep a healer on standyby because of the steep HP cost. Gravity (HP damage (50%) to one enemy) and Graviga (HP damage (75%) to all enemies) bring the non-HP sacrificing damage, only problem is, late game most units are immune to gravity. Duskblade (Physical damage (1.4x) with MP drain (30%) to one enemy) and Weapon Bash (Physical damage (1.6x) and paralyze (50%)) are Gaffgarion’s other two notable moves, both of which are only situationally useful.

Bracer (Type: Accessory, Stats: ATK+30, HP +15%) is strictly speaking better than a Hero’s Ring on a physical DPS unit and pairs better with Doublehand than with Dual Wield, but a few months from now as inevitable power creep takes comes into play Bracer will be a forgotten relic of days past, much as how Hyper Wrist is now.

Night Sword (Base: Physical damage (2.4x) with HP drain (100%), Max: Physical damage (3.35x) with HP drain (100%)) keeps in line with Gaffgarion’s history but it’s a lack luster ability other than that he can heal himself the turn after he uses Darkside or Unholy Sacrafice; otherwise it’s just a weak physical damage Limit Break.

Gaffgarion like many of the FFT 5-Star character is a niche unit. His abilities may be quite useful early game and he may make a great unit for player just starting out, but as the game progresses his abilities become increasingly wasted as more and more monsters become immune to gravity and get resistances to dark attacks.

Gaffgarion will be a good unit early game, but as it progresses he will spend more and more time not being used. If you don’t have better Trust Master Rewards to aim for Bracer is okay. Okay stats, okay Trust Master and niche abilities make him an easily replaceable unit.

Verdict: Usable unit!

Stats

RarityHPMPATKDEFMAGSPRAttack HitsLB DropsExp. Growth Pattern
4★20628586786667244
5★26811111131028788254

Resistance

Gaffgarion is neutral to all elements and status ailments.

Learned Abilities

Min rarityLevelIconNameEffectMP
4★6bladeblitzBladeblitzPhysical damage (1.4x) to all enemies14
4★18CounterCounterCounter physical attacks (30%)
4★36duskbladeDuskbladePhysical damage (1.4x) with MP drain (30%) to one enemy7
4★52ATK +20%ATK +20%ATK +20%
4★60darksideDarksideDark physical damage (1.5x) with HP sacrifice (30%) to all enemies0
5★45crushing-blowCrushing BlowPhysical damage (1.6x) and paralyze (50%)7
5★68hp-20HP +20%HP +20%
5★80unholy-sacrificeUnholy SacrificeDark physical damage (2.5x) with HP sacrifice (40%) to all enemies0

Learned Magic

Min rarityLevelIconNameEffectMP
4★21GravityGravityHP damage (50%) to one enemy12
5★24GravigaGravigaHP damage (75%) to all enemies20

Exclusive Materia

IconNameEffectMP
medicateMedicateCure poison, blind and silence to caster6

Limit Burst

RarityNameEffect
4★Night SwordBase: Physical damage (2.2x) with HP drain (100%)
Max: Physical damage (2.9x) with HP drain (100%)
5★Night SwordBase: Physical damage (2.4x) with HP drain (100%)
Max: Physical damage (3.35x) with HP drain (100%)

Equipment

Gaffgarion can equip 4 weapons and armors.

[easytable]Weapons, Armors

Short SwordSwordHammerJavelin1AccessoryHelmLight ArmorHeavy Armor [/easytable]

RarityAbility SlotsAffinity
4★3White Magic Lvl 4
5★4White Magic Lvl 5

Awakening

RarityMaterial 1Material 2Material 3Material 4Material 5
5★Crimson Tear (25)Earth’s Core (13)Sacred Crystal (15)Talmonite of Life (8)Holy Crystal (8)

Lore

A mercenary who appears in the tales of holy stones known as auracite in the distant world of Ivalice. As tensions ran high due to the outbreak of war, Gaffgarion was hired by the Order of the Northern Sky to protect Princess Ovelia en route to Eagrose.

He had in fact been division commander of the Order of the Eastern Sky during the Fifty Years’ War, but was expelled for the barbarism he employed to ensure his final victory. Now he serves as a superior to his comrade Ramza, who has renounced the name of his noble house.

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