Xiao Review [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius]

Xiao 5 Star

Rating

Max Rarity Skills Future Proof Stats Equipment Trust Master Overall
6 A B S C S S-
Rarity Job Origin Gender Family
3★ – 6★ Monk   FFBE Female Human

Trust Master Rewards – Kaiser Knuckles – Fist [Weapon] [Wind] – ATK +101

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
3★ 4★ 5★ 6★

General Thoughts

Xiao is a monk, and monks are cool because they know Kung-Fu. Unfortunately Xiao seems like she’s still a young grasshopper with a few needed years of training left to go before she can become the PWN Master we all want her to be. Her first step in being awesome? Equipping her own Trust Master Reward Kaiser Knuckles (ATK+101 Element: Wind.) Ouch!

Xiao is a mixed bag of abilities, some like Raging Fist (Physical damage (1.2x) with ignore DEF (25%) to one enemy) and Kick (Physical damage (1.1x) to all enemies) play into her Monk background, but others like Counter (Counter physical attacks (30%)) and Last Stand (Increase DEF/SPR (20%) when HP drops below 30%) are better suited on a tank.

Speaking of tanking, Xiao does have an awesome self-heal in Chakra (Recover HP/MP (30%) and cure poison, blind to caster) but without having a Tier 2 Golem with Provoke (Increase likeliness of being targeted (70%) for 3 turns to caster) it prevents Xiao from being viable.

Xiao’s Limit Break, (Devastating Combo – Base: Physical damage (2.7x) to one enemy), is limited in that it only deals single target DPS and even then is only slightly better than other units with a single target DPS Limit. Xiao’s though suffers from poor access to quality gear.

Xiao’s unfortunately has a few drawbacks that keep her from being top tier. Lack of gear selection and only being able to use Fist weapons keeps her viability as a DPS unit down, while you can get the ATK +61 Murasame, the ATK +82 Enhancer, and now the ATK +72 Shining Splendor. Xiao’s best weapon outside of her own Trust Master Reward is the +40ATK Poison Knuckles which isn’t available until the Marada Coast Exploration. Xiao looks like a 4 Star unit with a 5 Star rank, and is easily outclassed by other 5 stars.

Her 6 star version makes her a bit more viable, with skills that focus on ignore defense.

Verdict: Mediocre DPS, great Trust Master Reward, good tanking abilities and can be viable if you have an upgraded Golem.

Stats

Rarity HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Attack Hits Drop Check Exp. Growth Pattern
3★ 1629 62 60 58 51 51 3 2 4
4★ 2118 81 78 75 66 66 3 3 4
5★ 2753 105 101 98 86 86 3 4 4
6★ 3579 137 131 128 127 127 3 4 6

Resistance

Xiao is neutral to all elements and status ailments.

Learned Abilities

Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect Hits MP
3★ 1 Brawl Increase ATK (50%) when unarmed
3★ 5 Raging Fist Physical damage (1.2x) with ignore DEF (25%) to one enemy 1 3
3★ 36 Power Break Physical damage (1.2x) and decrease ATK (15%) for 3 turns to one enemy 1 7
4★ 17 Armor Break Physical damage (1.2x) and decrease DEF (15%) for 3 turns to one enemy 1 7
4★ 44 Kick Physical damage (1.1x) to all enemies 3 9
4★ 58 ATK +20% Increase ATK (20%)
5★ 28 Counter Chance to counter physical attacks (30%) D
5★ 65 Chakra Chakra Recover HP/MP (30%) and cure poison, blind to caster 8
5★ 77 Last Stand Increase DEF/SPR (20%) when HP drops below 30%
6★ 1 Eye for an Eye Increase chance to counter (2x)
6★ 45 Rockbreaker Physical damage (1.8x) with ignore DEF (30%) to all enemies 3 18
6★ 50 HP +20% Increase HP (20%)
6★ 69 Mark of the Pugilist Increase ATK (30%) and increase blind resistance (100%)
6★ 75 Perfect Balance Skip next turn, increase ATK/DEF (40%), auto-regen (15x) and auto-refresh (0.65x) for 3 turns to caster 20
6★ 86 Crushing Kick Physical damage (1.8x) and decrease ATK/DEF (40%) for 3 turns to one enemy 3 24
6★ 100 Unleashed Chakra Increase chance of being targeted (50%) and Berserk (ATK+100%, auto-attack only) for 3 turns to caster 70

Limit Burst

Rarity Name Effect Hits Cost
3★ Rain of Fists Base: Physical damage (2.3x) to one enemy
Max: Physical damage (2.75x) to one enemy
5 10
4★ Heroic Assault Base: Physical damage (2.5x) to one enemy
Max: Physical damage (3.2x) to one enemy
6 12
5★ Devastating Combo Base: Physical damage (2.7x) to one enemy
Max: Physical damage (3.65x) to one enemy
7 14
6★ Devastating Combo Base: Physical damage (2.9x) to one enemy
Max: Physical damage (4.1x) to one enemy
8 14

Equipment

Xiao can equip 1 weapon and 3 armors.

Weapons Armors
Fist HatClothesAccessory
Rarity Ability Slots Affinity
3★ 1 White Magic Lv1
4★ 2 White Magic Lv2
5★ 3 White Magic Lv3
6★ 4 White Magic Lv4

Awakening

Rarity Material 1 Material 2 Material 3 Material 4 Material 5
4★ Beast Meat (25) Esper Cryst (15) Seed of Life (10) Heaven’s Ash (5) Sacred Crystal (5)
5★ Seed of Life (20) Heaven’s Ash (10) Sacred Crystal (10) Talmonite of Life (5) Holy Crystal (5)
6★ Fairies’ Writ (20) Rainbow Bloom (10) Calamity Writ (10) Prismatic Horn (5) Divine Crystal (5)

Lore

A precocious brawler, whose young age belies her considerable mastery of the martial arts. Bright and cheerful, she is beloved by many. Her techniques have been passed down in her family from father to son, mother to daughter, but there were those that saw them as dangerous relics from an arcane age.

Some believe her smile was a means to protect her people from the prejudiced eyes of the outside world as she used her skills to help the weak and defenseless.

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