Gaffgarion Review [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius]

Gaffgarion Review [Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius]


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

Trust Master Rewards – Bracer [Accessory]: + ATK 30, Hp +15%

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
MagicSpecial AbilitiesEspersColosseum
White DragonDemon ChimeraThe IntangirSurging Menace
FestivalJoin FacebookBlog
4★ 5★
gaffgarion-4-star gaffgarion-5-star

General Thoughts

Think of Gaffgarion as FFT’s version of FF4’s Dark Knight. As such Gaffgarion has a lot of dark centric and gravity based attacks, which if the needs arise they can be quite devastating, but it does make him a niche character at best. Let’s hope you don’t make a gaffe by bringing him along.

Darkside (Dark physical damage (1.5x) with HP sacrifice (30%) to all enemies) and Unholy Sacrifice (Dark physical damage (2.5x) with HP sacrifice (40%) to all enemies) bring the dark elemental AoE attacks, just keep a healer on standyby because of the steep HP cost. Gravity (HP damage (50%) to one enemy) and Graviga (HP damage (75%) to all enemies) bring the non-HP sacrificing damage, only problem is, late game most units are immune to gravity. Duskblade (Physical damage (1.4x) with MP drain (30%) to one enemy) and Weapon Bash (Physical damage (1.6x) and paralyze (50%)) are Gaffgarion’s other two notable moves, both of which are only situationally useful.

Bracer (Type: Accessory, Stats: ATK+30, HP +15%) is strictly speaking better than a Hero’s Ring on a physical DPS unit and pairs better with Doublehand than with Dual Wield, but a few months from now as inevitable power creep takes comes into play Bracer will be a forgotten relic of days past, much as how Hyper Wrist is now.

Night Sword (Base: Physical damage (2.4x) with HP drain (100%), Max: Physical damage (3.35x) with HP drain (100%)) keeps in line with Gaffgarion’s history but it’s a lack luster ability other than that he can heal himself the turn after he uses Darkside or Unholy Sacrafice; otherwise it’s just a weak physical damage Limit Break.

Gaffgarion like many of the FFT 5-Star character is a niche unit. His abilities may be quite useful early game and he may make a great unit for player just starting out, but as the game progresses his abilities become increasingly wasted as more and more monsters become immune to gravity and get resistances to dark attacks.

Gaffgarion will be a good unit early game, but as it progresses he will spend more and more time not being used. If you don’t have better Trust Master Rewards to aim for Bracer is okay. Okay stats, okay Trust Master and niche abilities make him an easily replaceable unit.

Verdict: Usable unit!


Rarity HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Attack Hits LB Drops Exp. Growth Pattern
4★ 2062 85 86 78 66 67 2 4 4
5★ 2681 111 113 102 87 88 2 5 4


Gaffgarion is neutral to all elements and status ailments.

Learned Abilities

Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect MP
4★ 6 bladeblitz Bladeblitz Physical damage (1.4x) to all enemies 14
4★ 18 Counter Counter Counter physical attacks (30%)
4★ 36 duskblade Duskblade Physical damage (1.4x) with MP drain (30%) to one enemy 7
4★ 52 ATK +20% ATK +20% ATK +20%
4★ 60 darkside Darkside Dark physical damage (1.5x) with HP sacrifice (30%) to all enemies 0
5★ 45 crushing-blow Crushing Blow Physical damage (1.6x) and paralyze (50%) 7
5★ 68 hp-20 HP +20% HP +20%
5★ 80 unholy-sacrifice Unholy Sacrifice Dark physical damage (2.5x) with HP sacrifice (40%) to all enemies 0

Learned Magic

Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect MP
4★ 21 Gravity Gravity HP damage (50%) to one enemy 12
5★ 24 Graviga Graviga HP damage (75%) to all enemies 20

Exclusive Materia

Icon Name Effect MP
medicate Medicate Cure poison, blind and silence to caster 6

Limit Burst

Rarity Name Effect
4★ Night Sword Base: Physical damage (2.2x) with HP drain (100%)
Max: Physical damage (2.9x) with HP drain (100%)
5★ Night Sword Base: Physical damage (2.4x) with HP drain (100%)
Max: Physical damage (3.35x) with HP drain (100%)


Gaffgarion can equip 4 weapons and armors.

Weapons Armors
Short SwordSwordHammerJavelin1  AccessoryHelmLight ArmorHeavy Armor 
Rarity Ability Slots Affinity
4★ 3 White Magic Lvl 4
5★ 4 White Magic Lvl 5


Rarity Material 1 Material 2 Material 3 Material 4 Material 5
5★ Crimson Tear (25) Earth’s Core (13) Sacred Crystal (15) Talmonite of Life (8) Holy Crystal (8)


A mercenary who appears in the tales of holy stones known as auracite in the distant world of Ivalice. As tensions ran high due to the outbreak of war, Gaffgarion was hired by the Order of the Northern Sky to protect Princess Ovelia en route to Eagrose.

He had in fact been division commander of the Order of the Eastern Sky during the Fifty Years’ War, but was expelled for the barbarism he employed to ensure his final victory. Now he serves as a superior to his comrade Ramza, who has renounced the name of his noble house.

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