Mercedes Review [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius]

BY DARRICK SMITH

Darrick Smith

Writer and Storywriter

PUBLISHED 5 YEARS AGO

Rating

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

Mercedes Review [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius]

6, S, S, S, B, A, S+[/easytable]

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

4★ – 6★, Pirate,  FF BE, Female, Human[/easytable]

Trust Master Rewards – Viking Axe [Weapon] – Stats: ATK+125 – Element: Water

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★6★

General Thoughts

Mercedes gave you grief in the main story and like Charlotte is another unit from the current FFBE time line, however unlike Charlotte, who instantly became a fan favorite, Mercedes’ major claim to fame is her sprite design. Mercedes brings a limited skill set and while she may be decent for single target DPS, is very lacking behind her 6-Star contemporaries in terms of utility. Mercedes main role then might be to distract your opponent with her umm… other assets.

Mercedes brings along these notable active abilities:
• Sea King’s Chop (Physical damage (2.7x) and decrease water resistance (20%) for 3 turns to one enemy), the water equivalent of Lightning’s Crushing Blow, decent single target DPS
• Warcry (Increase ATK (50%) for 3 turns to all allies), more powerful than many other +ATK% buffs
• Barrage (Four physical damage (3.2x) to random enemies), more powerful than Sea King’s Chop surprisingly, you can also bypass it’s random modifier if only one enemy

Along with these notable passives:

• Axe Mastery (Increase ATK (50%) when equipped with an axe), great modifier, need to equip her own Trust Master to take advantage of it
• ATK +20% & HP +20%, more base stats are always helpful

Viking Axe (Statistics – Type: Weapon (Axe), Stats: ATK+125, Element: Water), Mercedes made axes great again by bringing her own with her, at ATK+125 it’s the strongest weapon in the game, but Deathbringer could still be called the better weapon, it is however on par with Excalibur and Demon Scythe. Too bad its water elemental rather than non-elemental, will have to do your research before bringing it to a fight since water unlike holy or dark is more common to be resisted.

Tidal Slash (Base: Water physical damage (2.7x) to all enemies – Max: Water physical damage (3.9x) to all enemies), vanilla AoE water damage, unfortunately there’s nothing special or notable about it at all, many limit breaks these days come with cool and useful abilities (Exdeath, Agrias) so it’s disappointing to find a vanilla elemental AoE on the 6-Star unit.

I want to like Mercedes, but like Snow, out of the box she just doesn’t compete with other 6-Star units. Lacking a strong AoE attack, uses barrage as the defacto DPS ability and without equipping her own axe, Mercedes will lag behind other 6-Star units in terms of damage output. Might be regulated to fights where water elemental weakness comes into play.

Verdict: Great end game trust master, bargain 6-Star unit, needs to equip her own Trust Master to be on damage par with other units, will also need extensive Trust Mastery support to be competitive with other 6-Star units, might be another throw away 6-star like WW Fina; at least after you farm her Trust Master. No where near Noctis OP level.

Stats

RarityHPMPATKDEFMAGSPRAttack HitsLB DropsExp. Growth Pattern
4★20948686706870184
5★27231121129289921104
6★35401461461201161201126

Maximum Stats Increase

RarityHPMPATKDEFMAGSPR
4★2103518141414
5★2404024161616
6★3906534262626

Resistance

Mercedes is neutral to all elements and status

Learned Abilities

Min RarityLevelIconNameEffectMP
4★9EscapeEscape battle4
4★18MugPhysical damage (1.2x) and steal item (50%) from one enemy8
4★60ATK +20%ATK +20%
5★36HP +20%HP +20%
5★66Aquan KillerIncrease physical damage against aquatic monsters (50%)
5★80BarrageFour physical damage (3.2x) to random enemies16
6★1Axe MasteryIncrease ATK (50%) when equipped with an axe
6★78WarcryIncrease ATK (50%) for 3 turns to all allies24
6★100Sea King’s ChopPhysical damage (2.7x) and decrease water resistance (20%) for 3 turns to one enemy45

Magic

Min rarityLevelIconNameEffectMP
4★1WaterWater magic damage (1.2x) to one enemy3
5★27WateraWater magic damage (1.4x) to all enemies9
6★48WatergaWater magic damage (1.8x) to all enemies20

Ability Awakening

NameEffectHitsMPTypeT1T2T3T4T5Gil
Axe Mastery +1Increase ATK (75%) when equipped with an axeSupport15851250,000
Axe Mastery +2Increase ATK (100%) when equipped with an axeSupport2312821250,000
Sea King’s Chop+1Physical damage (3.5x) to one enemy
Decrease water resistance (20%) for 3 turns to one enemy
145Power20151041,000,000
Sea King’s Chop+2Physical damage (3.5x) to one enemy
Decrease water resistance (75%) for 3 turns to one enemy
145Power302315821,000,000
Warcry +1Increase ATK (50%) for 3 turns to all allies
Increase ATK break resistance (100%) for 3 turns to all allies
24Support15851250,000
Warcry +2Increase ATK (100%) for 3 turns to all allies
Increase ATK break resistance (100%) for 3 turns to all allies
24Support2312821250,000

Limit Burst

RarityNameEffect
4★Tidal SlashBase: Water physical damage (2.3x) to all enemies
Max: Water physical damage (3x) to all enemies
5★Tidal SlashBase: Water physical damage (2.5x) to all enemies
Max: Water physical damage (3.45x) to all enemies
6★Tidal SlashBase: Water physical damage (2.7x) to all enemies
Max: Water physical damage (3.9x) to all enemies

Equipment

Mercedes can equip 4 weapons and 5 armors

[easytable]Weapons, Armors

Short SwordSwordAxe1HammerAccessoryHatHelmClothesLight Armor [/easytable]

RarityAbility SlotsAffinity
4★3Black Magic Lvl 4
5★4Black Magic Lvl 5
6★4Black Magic Lvl 6

Awakening

RarityMaterial 1Material 2Material 3Material 4Material 5
5★Seed of Life (25)Deepsea Bloom (13)Sacred Crystal (15)Spiritsand (8)Holy Crystal (8)
6★Rainbow Bloom (20)Calamity Gem (10)Prismatic Horn (10)Fairies’ Writ (5)Divine Crystal (5)

Lore

A pirate boss located in Olderion. Born to a wealthy merchant family, she lost all but a single ship when her family’s business collapsed which she filled with criminal ruffians before beginning her life as a pirate. Her belief is that even the poor should be able to eat, and it is with this kind determination that she faces those who dare stand before her.

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