Dark Knight Cecil Review [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius]

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Rating

Max Rarity Skills Future Proof Stats Equipment Trust Master Overall
5 A A S B S S-
Rarity Job Origin Gender Family
5★ – 6★ Dark Knight   FF 4 Male Human

Trust Master Rewards – Deathbringer [Weapon – Great Sword] – Stats: ATK+120, Man-Eater. Dark Element

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Town of KoltsAquapolis Olderion
Earth Shrine ExpLatius Woods ExpDalnakya Cavern ExpGrandshelt Catacombs Exp
Fulan Pass ExpPhantom Forest ExpZadehl Westersand ExpLanzelt Highlands Exp
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5★ 6★
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General Thoughts

Move over Batman, there’s a new Dark Knight in town, and this one is here to… well never mind he died. Dark Knight Cecil comes equipped with a whole plethora of suiciding abilities. Wait maybe he’s on the wrong team here, let’s try this again from the top…

Move over umm… that chick with the bat (baseball, not the flying kind) there’s a new umm… (team member?) in town, and this one is here to… oh that again.

Darkside (Dark physical damage (1.5x) with HP sacrifice (30%) to all enemies), Dark Cannon (Dark physical damage (2.5x) with HP sacrifice (40%) to all enemies), Gravity Ball (HP damage (75%) with HP sacrifice (10%) to one enemy), Soul Eater (Dark physical damage (3.2x) with HP sacrifice (49%) to one enemy) and his only non-suiciding damage attacks are Dark Flame (Dark magic damage (2.5x) to all enemies) and Drain Blade (Hybrid damage (1.4x) and physical damage (0.8x) with HP drain (30%) to one enemy).

As you can see Dark Knight Cecil has more darkness about him than a clown in a closet. But DKC does have some staying power with Auto-Refresh (Recover MP (5%) per turn during battle), HP Stroll (Recover 5 HP while walking every 3 steps), Skikkoku (Increase ATK (20%) and dark resistance (50%)), and Last Stand (Increase DEF/SPR (20%) when HP drops below 30%).

As well DKC does have a cool synergy ability Knight’s Wrath (Increase ATK/MAG (30%) for 3 turns when HP drops below 30%) which takes advantage of Dark Knight Cecil’s penchant for self-harm.

Deathbringer (Type: Weapon (Great Sword), Stats: ATK+120, Element: Dark, Additional effect: Man-Eater) is the best weapon in the game right now beating out Excalibur since it comes with Man-Eater and Excalibur doesn’t have any additional effects. Now if only every time you used it somewhere in the background “… is a man eater…” would play then you’d be golden.

Shadowbringer (Base: Dark physical damage (2.7x) with HP sacrifice (20%) to all enemies – Max: Dark physical damage (3.9x) with HP sacrifice (20%) to all enemies). Sigh and this is why auto-farming with Dark Knight Cecil is a bad idea, whereas most other units only take damage from the enemies except of course the other few characters that had suiciding abilities, Dark Knight Cecil has a limit break that’s trying to kill him. This makes farming by macro dangerous to player who wants to use DKC.

Dark Knight Cecil may not be the unit you want but he could be the unit you need. Several months from now (it just went live in the Japanese version of the game) Dark Knight Cecil is getting an ability that heals him up to full HP each turn. Dark Knight Cecil’s HP rising to max each turn makes using his abilities a bit less cumbersome and sustainable, both of which he lacks severely now.
Best weapon Trust Master Reward in the game, high attack but his abilities can’t really be used, great caudate for barrage and Dual Wield if you have it, becomes a unit that teams are built around when he gets his buff.

Verdict: Decent early game unit, poor late game unit unless you have awesome Trust Masters to give to him, great overall unit after his buff.

Stats

Rarity HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Attack Hits LB Drops Exp. Growth Pattern
5★ 2854 111 119 94 89 90 1 10 4
6★ 3711 145 155 123 116 117 1 12 4

Resistance

Dark Knight Cecil has +50% Dark Resistance and is neutral to all other elements and status ailments.

Learned Abilities

Min Rarity Level Icon Name Effect MP
5★ 3 Store Store Increase power of the next normal attack (+0.8x per usage, +1.6x max) and increase damage taken (50%) to caster 2
5★ 3 Last Stand Last Stand Increase DEF/SPR (20%) when HP drops below 30%
5★ 10 darkside Darkside Dark physical damage (1.5x) with HP sacrifice (30%) to all enemies 0
5★ 20 battle-rage Battle Rage Increase ATK/MAG (30%) when HP drops below 30%
5★ 56 drain-blade Drain Blade Hybrid damage (1.4x) and physical damage (0.8x) with HP drain (30%) to one enemy 7
5★ 68 HP stroll HP Stroll Recover 5 HP while walking every 3 steps
5★ 76 dark-cannon Dark Cannon Dark physical damage (2.5x) with HP sacrifice (40%) to all enemies 0
6★ 1 skikkoku Skikkoku ATK +20% and dark resistance +50%
6★ 15 atk-30 ATK +30% ATK +30%
6★ 31 gravity-ball Gravity Ball HP damage (75%) with HP sacrifice (10%) to one enemy 17
6★ 62 hp-20 HP +20% HP +20%
6★ 82 auto-refresh Auto-Refresh Recover MP (5%) per turn during battle
6★ 93 dark-flame Dark Flame Dark magic damage (2.5x) to all enemies 35
6★ 100 soul-eater Soul Eater Dark physical damage (3.2x) with HP sacrifice (49%) to one enemy 12

Limit Burst

Rarity Name Effect
5★ Shadowbringer Base: Dark physical damage (2.5x) with HP sacrifice (20%) to all enemies
Max: Dark physical damage (3.45x) with HP sacrifice (20%) to all enemies
6★ Shadowbringer Base: Dark physical damage (2.7x) with HP sacrifice (20%) to all enemies
Max: Dark physical damage (3.9x) with HP sacrifice (20%) to all enemies

Equipment

Dark Knight Cecil can equip 5 weapons and 6 armors.

Weapons Armors
Short SwordSwordLong SwordKatanaJavelin1  AccessoryLight ShieldHeavy ShieldHelmLight ArmorHeavy Armor 
Rarity Ability Slots Affinity
5★ 4
6★ 4

Awakening

Rarity Material 1 Material 2 Material 3 Material 4 Material 5
6★ Calamity Writ (20) Calamity Gem (10) Prismatic Horn (10) Fairies’ Writ (5) Divine Crystal (5)

Lore

A dark knight who appears in the tales of a blue planet watched over by two moons. Cecil came to regret his part in the mission to seize a Crystal from innocent people by order of the king. However, while yet mired in these uneasy contemplations, he was soon ordered to go on another mission, this time to deliver a special item to the summoner village of Mist. After Cecil and his good friend Kain arrived at Mist, they both watched the village burn to the ground courtesy of an incendiary bomb–the very item they had delivered.

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