|Max Rarity||Skills||Future Proof||Stats||Equipment||Trust Master||Overall|
|4★ – 6★||Pirate||FF BE||Female||Human|
Trust Master Rewards – Viking Axe [Weapon] – Stats: ATK+125 – Element: Water
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.
|Rarity||HP||MP||ATK||DEF||MAG||SPR||Attack Hits||LB Drops||Exp. Growth Pattern|
Maximum Stats Increase
Mercedes is neutral to all elements and status
|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|
|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
Mercedes can equip 4 weapons and 5 armors
|4★||3||Black Magic Lvl 4|
|5★||4||Black Magic Lvl 5|
|6★||4||Black Magic Lvl 6|
|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)|
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.