Hope Review [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius]

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Rating

Max Rarity Skills Future Proof Stats Equipment Trust Master Overall
5 A A A B A A-
Rarity Job Origin Gender Family
4★ – 5★ l'Cie FF XIII Male Human

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

GuideUnitsTier ListTrust Master
Town of MitraRoyal Capital GrandsheltPort City LodinOrdol Port
Port City LydiraVillage of KolGrandportVillage of Marlo
Ghost Port KolobosFelicitas TownIndustrial City DilmagiaVillage of Ambel
Town of KoltsAquapolis OlderionTown of AmoreRaven's Hideaway
Earth Shrine ExpLatius Woods ExpDalnakya Cavern ExpGrandshelt Catacombs Exp
Fulan Pass ExpPhantom Forest ExpZadehl Westersand ExpLanzelt Highlands Exp
Wolfsfang Peak ExpLanzelt Mountains ExpKolobos Marsh ExpGolzas Canyon Exp
Kolobos Reef ExpShrine of Decay ExpMaranda Coast ExpDwarves' Forge Exp
Windy Heights West ExpMobreeze Airship Factory ExpJunkyard ExpWind Shrine Exp
Mystic WoodsAquatic CoverLake DorrGhost Ship Exp
Water Shrine ExpAbandoned Orphanage ExpTimber Tracks Exp
WeaponsArmorAccessoriesCrafting
MagicSpecial AbilitiesEspersColosseum
ItemsSirenIfritGolem
ShivaRamuhDiabolosCarbuncle
White DragonDemon ChimeraThe IntangirSurging Menace
Antenolla
FestivalJoin FacebookBlog
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

Rarity HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Attack Hits LB Drops Exp. Growth Pattern
4★ 1765 113 76 65 89 70 4 2 4
5★ 2295 148 100 85 116 92 4 3 4

Maximum Stats Increase

Rarity HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR
4★ 240 40 16 16 16 16
5★ 300 50 20 20 20 20

Resistance

Hope is neutral to all elements and status ailments.

Learned Abilities

Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect MP
4★ 42 mp-20 MP +20% MP +20%
4★ 48 Def 20 DEF +20% DEF +20%
5★ 64 area-blast Area Blast Physical damage (1.8x) to all enemies 17
5★ 72 MAG +20% MAG +20% MAG +20%

Learned Magic Abilities

Min Rarity Level Icon Name Effect MP
4★ 12 Esuna Esuna Cure poison, blind, sleep, silence, paralyze and confuse to one ally 8
4★ 21 Firaga Firaga Fire magic damage (1.8x) to all enemies 20
4★ 34 Blizzaga Blizzaga Ice magic damage (1.8x) to all enemies 20
4★ 52 Thundaga Thundaga Lightning magic damage (1.8x) to all enemies 20
4★ 60 Deshell Deshell Decrease SPR (20%) for 3 turns to one enemy 4
5★ 26 Waterga Waterga Water magic damage (1.8x) to all enemies 20
5★ 46 Aeroga Aeroga Wind magic damage (1.8x) to all enemies 20
5★ 80 Raise Raise Revive one KO’d ally 12

Exclusive Materia

Icon Name Effect MP
attacker Attacker ATK +10%, MAG +10%
defender Defender DEF +10%, SPR +10%

Limit Burst

Rarity Name Effect
4★ Last Resort Base: 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 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

Equipment

Hope can equip 4 weapons and 6 armors.

Weapons Armors
Short SwordStaff1Rod1Throwing  AccessoryLight ShieldHatClothesRobeLight Armor 
Rarity Ability Slots Affinity
4★ 3 White Magic Lvl 4, Black Magic Lvl 7, Green Magic Lvl 6
5★ 4 White Magic Lvl 5, Black Magic Lvl 8, Green Magic Lvl 7

Exclusive Equipment

Icon Name Type Effect
icon-tezcatlipoca Tezcatlipoca Throwing ATK+65, HP +20%

Awakening

Rarity Material 1 Material 2 Material 3 Material 4 Material 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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