Mercedes Review [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius]

Rating

Max Rarity Skills Future Proof Stats Equipment Trust Master Overall
6 S S S B A S+
Rarity Job Origin Gender Family
4★ – 6★ Pirate  FF BE Female Human

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

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★ 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

Rarity HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Attack Hits LB Drops Exp. Growth Pattern
4★ 2094 86 86 70 68 70 1 8 4
5★ 2723 112 112 92 89 92 1 10 4
6★ 3540 146 146 120 116 120 1 12 6

Maximum Stats Increase

Rarity HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR
4★ 210 35 18 14 14 14
5★ 240 40 24 16 16 16
6★ 390 65 34 26 26 26

Resistance

Mercedes is neutral to all elements and status

Learned Abilities

Min Rarity Level Icon Name Effect MP
4★ 9 Escape Escape battle 4
4★ 18 Mug Physical damage (1.2x) and steal item (50%) from one enemy 8
4★ 60 ATK +20% ATK +20%
5★ 36 HP +20% HP +20%
5★ 66 Aquan Killer Increase physical damage against aquatic monsters (50%)
5★ 80 Barrage Four physical damage (3.2x) to random enemies 16
6★ 1 Axe Mastery Increase ATK (50%) when equipped with an axe
6★ 78 Warcry Increase ATK (50%) for 3 turns to all allies 24
6★ 100 Sea King’s Chop Physical damage (2.7x) and decrease water resistance (20%) for 3 turns to one enemy 45

Magic

Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect MP
4★ 1 Water Water magic damage (1.2x) to one enemy 3
5★ 27 Watera Water magic damage (1.4x) to all enemies 9
6★ 48 Waterga Water magic damage (1.8x) to all enemies 20

Limit Burst

Rarity Name Effect
4★ Tidal Slash Base: Water physical damage (2.3x) to all enemies
Max: Water physical damage (3x) to all enemies
5★ Tidal Slash Base: Water physical damage (2.5x) to all enemies
Max: Water physical damage (3.45x) to all enemies
6★ Tidal Slash Base: 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

Weapons Armors
Short SwordSwordAxe1Hammer  AccessoryHatHelmClothesLight Armor 
Rarity Ability Slots Affinity
4★ 3 Black Magic Lvl 4
5★ 4 Black Magic Lvl 5
6★ 4 Black Magic Lvl 6

Awakening

Rarity Material 1 Material 2 Material 3 Material 4 Material 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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