Hope Review [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius]

BY DARRICK SMITH

Darrick Smith

Writer and Storywriter

PUBLISHED 6 YEARS AGO

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Rating

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

Hope Review [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius]

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

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

4★ – 5★, l’Cie, FF XIII, Male, Human[/easytable]

Trust Master Rewards – Nue [Throwing Weapon] – Stats: ATK+51, MAG+82

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★
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General Thoughts

Hope bring along a jack of all trades skill set to FFBE, able to cast most spells at 5-Star, having access to most of the –ga spells and having Esuna and Raise make Hope a fairly versatile character, think of Terra, but without Gravity and more elemental coverage. Hope isn’t a bad character to have, it’s just hard to be a good 5-Star base in a 6-Star world.

Hope brings along these notable active abilities:
• Raise (Revive one KO’d ally); since Vanille lacks access to Raise, Hope becomes a necessary support unit for any FF13 themed team.
• Esuna (Cure poison, blind, sleep, silence, paralyze and confuse to one ally), standard healer kit status remover.
• Aeroga, Waterga, Thundaga, Blizzaga, Firaga; Hope can almost summon Captain Lapis by himself, that’s some good elemental coverage on a versatile 5-Star unit who also has Raise and Esuna.
Along with these notable passives:
• MP +20%, DEF +20%, MAG +20%; more base stats is always nice.

Trust master
Hey did you hear about that new Trust Master?
No, what is it?
It’s Nue.
Yes, you already said that.
No, I mean its Nue.
Yes… and?
Nue?
As opposed to old?
facepalm

Nue (Statistics – Type: Weapon (Throwing), Stats: ATK+51, MAG+82), this is an odd one. It has great +MAG on it, but its usefulness might be limited to Hope. The other TMR throwing weapon, Rising Sun, is more suited for physical DPS, and most units that have a Throwing Weapon slot are physical DPS. So while Nue has some decent stats, it’s a fairly niche weapon.

Last Resort (Base: Magic damage (2.7x) with ignore SPR (50%) to all enemies – Max: Magic damage (3.65x) with ignore SPR (50%) to all enemies), is a non-elemental spirit bypassing magic attack that’s better than Ultima out of the box. Not too bad. If Last Stand had some sort of status infliction it would be Arena worthy, but even in this basic form it’s a decent Limit Break.

Verdict: If Hope was out when Global went live, Hope would have sat on the top Mage spot for a while, competing with the likes of Kefka, Golbez and Exdeath. As it is, Hope is really only useful for new players and now, unlike Exdeath, he doesn’t have a 6-Star form, won’t be getting one like Kefka, doesn’t have Double Black Magic like Arc, and is now outclassed by other, better units. And I had such high hopes for… Hope.

Niche Trust Master that screams hybrid weapon, versatile Mage and Support Unit for new players, but easily outclassed by other equally accessible units. Hope makes a good early game team mate, but is not end game material.

Stats

RarityHPMPATKDEFMAGSPRAttack HitsLB DropsExp. Growth Pattern
4★176511376658970424
5★22951481008511692434

Maximum Stats Increase

RarityHPMPATKDEFMAGSPR
4★2404016161616
5★3005020202020

Resistance

Hope is neutral to all elements and status ailments.

Learned Abilities

Min rarityLevelIconNameEffectMP
4★42mp-20MP +20%MP +20%
4★48Def 20DEF +20%DEF +20%
5★64area-blastArea BlastPhysical damage (1.8x) to all enemies17
5★72MAG +20%MAG +20%MAG +20%

Learned Magic Abilities

Min RarityLevelIconNameEffectMP
4★12EsunaEsunaCure poison, blind, sleep, silence, paralyze and confuse to one ally8
4★21FiragaFiragaFire magic damage (1.8x) to all enemies20
4★34BlizzagaBlizzagaIce magic damage (1.8x) to all enemies20
4★52ThundagaThundagaLightning magic damage (1.8x) to all enemies20
4★60DeshellDeshellDecrease SPR (20%) for 3 turns to one enemy4
5★26WatergaWatergaWater magic damage (1.8x) to all enemies20
5★46AerogaAerogaWind magic damage (1.8x) to all enemies20
5★80RaiseRaiseRevive one KO’d ally12

Exclusive Materia

IconNameEffectMP
attackerAttackerATK +10%, MAG +10%
defenderDefenderDEF +10%, SPR +10%

Limit Burst

RarityNameEffect
4★Last ResortBase: Magic damage (2.5x) with ignore SPR (50%) to all enemies
Max: Magic damage (3.2x) with ignore SPR (50%) to all enemies
5★Last ResortBase: Magic damage (2.7x) with ignore SPR (50%) to all enemies
Max: Magic damage (3.65x) with ignore SPR (50%) to all enemies

Equipment

Hope can equip 4 weapons and 6 armors.

[easytable]Weapons, Armors

Short SwordStaff1Rod1ThrowingAccessoryLight ShieldHatClothesRobeLight Armor [/easytable]

RarityAbility SlotsAffinity
4★3White Magic Lvl 4, Black Magic Lvl 7, Green Magic Lvl 6
5★4White Magic Lvl 5, Black Magic Lvl 8, Green Magic Lvl 7

Exclusive Equipment

IconNameTypeEffect
icon-tezcatlipocaTezcatlipocaThrowingATK+65, HP +20%

Awakening

RarityMaterial 1Material 2Material 3Material 4Material 5
5★Mystic Ore (25)Deepsea Bloom (13)Sacred Crystal (15)Esper’s Tear (8)Holy Crystal (8)

Lore

A boy who appears in the tales of a world where the gods toy with humanity’s fate. While Hope was on a trip with his mother in the seaside town of Bodhum, the military found the mysterious “Vestige,” prompting the immediate banishment of everyone in the area.

Hope then witnessed his mother’s death amidst the turmoil, and blamed the young leader of the civilian forces, Snow, for its occurrence. Swearing revenge upon Snow, Hope headed toward the Vestige, where he was eventually cursed as a “l’Cie.”

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