Rico Rodriguez Review [Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]

Max Rarity Skills Future Proof Stats Equipment Trust Master Overall
6 S S S B A S
Rarity Job Origin Gender Family
5 – 6 Hero Just Cause 3 Male Human

Trust Master Rewards – Protec Grappler G3: Accessory – ATK+40, Heroic DodgeInsurrection (Rico Rodriguez, Mario Frigo, Annika Svennson, Teo only)

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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
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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
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5★ 6★

General Thoughts

Rico Rodrigues is a 6-star unit that plays the Physical Attacker unit. He’s the main character from Just Cause 3, another Square Enix title, and his imagining in Brave Exvius is pretty accurate.

Rico has a lot of damage capabilities with each of his skills typically having some form of secondary effect. As an all-out attacker, Rico is pretty good on his own.

He even has an ability to negate physical damage for 2 turns giving him some good utility too. Take Cover adds to his utility removing him from the fight for 2 turns and recovering HP/Mp by 100%.

His final skill is Chaos Object Homing and it’s a great damage dealer due to its 50% ignore to defense. As a damaged unit, Rico has a lot to offer in his abilities but even more so in his traits.

He has a lot of boosts in his traits that increase his damage output. On top of basic stat boosts he has some Killer boosts and Steady Hand which boosts his ATK depending on the weapon he has equipped.

And with the trait Dual Wield, he can use both gun and fist in order to get both ATK boosts from Steady Hand. So used correctly and Rico is a real force to be reckoned with.

His trust master is pretty decent and he has some good exclusive equipment and materia. Overall, Rico is a great physical attacker and worth using.

Verdict: A good physical attacker. Any Just Cause 3 fans will get a real kick out of using him.


Rarity HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Attack Hits Drop Check Exp. Growth Pattern
5★ 2785 118 121 105 85 93 1 10 6
6★ 3621 153 157 136 110 121 1 12 6

Maximum Stats Increase

5★ 240 40 24 16 16 16
6★ 390 65 34 26 26 26


Rico Rodriguez is neutral to all elements and status ailments.

Learned Abilities

Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect Hits MP
5★ 27 Glass Grenade Decrease ATK/MAG (45%) for 3 turns to all enemies
Physical damage (2.5x) to all enemies
1 48
5★ 40 Homing Grenades Decrease DEF/SPR (45%) for 3 turns to all enemies
Physical damage (2.5x) to all enemies
1 48
5★ 70 Slingshot Boost Physical damage (2.5x) to one enemy
Increase physical damage against humans (75%) for 2 turns to caster
1 30
5★ 80 Tether Physical damage (2.4x) to chosen enemies
Inflict stop (60%) for 3 turns to chosen enemies
1 24
6★ 17 Reel-In Kick Negate 2 physical damage taken for 3 turns to caster
Physical damage (3x) with jump delay (1 turn) to one enemy
1 14
6★ 82 Take Cover Recover HP/MP (100%) to caster
Remove caster from battle for 2 turns
6★ 95 Triple Spray Physical damage (1.5x) to a random enemy
Physical damage (1.5x) to a random enemy
Physical damage (1.5x) to a random enemy
6★ 100 Chaos Object Homing Physical damage (2.1x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies 8 52
Min rarity Level Icon Name Effect
5★ 1 Man-Eater Increase physical damage against humans (50%)
5★ 33 ATK +30% Increase ATK (30%)
5★ 58 DEF +30% Increase DEF (30%)
5★ 75 Impact Resistance Chance to ignore fatal damage (80%) when HP is above 10% (max 1 time)
6★ 1 Dual Wield Enables dual wielding of one-handed weapons
6★ 1 Machine Killer Increase physical damage against mechanical monsters (50%)
6★ 35 Steady Hand Increase ATK (30%) when equipped with a gun
Increase ATK (30%) when equipped with a fist
6★ 47 Master Saboteur Increase physical evasion (20%)
Increase resistance to blind, sleep, confuse, and petrify (100%)
6★ 63 MP +30% Increase MP (30%)
6★ 78 Weapon Restock Recover MP (5%) per turn

Exclusive Materia

Icon Name Effect Hits MP
Frigo and Etcetera Increase ATK (20%)
Increase physical damage against mechanical monsters (50%)
Enables Rebellion (Rico Rodriguez, Mario Frigo, Annika Svennson, Teo only)

Limit Burst

Rarity Name Effect Hits Cost
5★ Death From Above Base Physical damage (3.5x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies 11 16
Max Physical damage (4.45x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies
6★ Death From Above Base Physical damage (4.5x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies 11 20
Max Physical damage (5.7x) with ignore DEF (50%) to all enemies


Rico Rodriguez can equip 5 weapons and 6 armor.

Weapons Armors
Rarity Ability Slots Affinity
5★ 4
6★ 4

Exclusive Equipment

Icon Name Type Effect
Protec Grappler G3 Accessory ATK+40
Effect: Heroic DodgeInsurrection (Rico Rodriguez, Mario Frigo, Annika Svennson,


Rarity Material 1 Material 2 Material 3 Material 4 Material 5
6★ Prismatic Horn (20) Fairies’ Writ (10) Rainbow Bloom (10) Calamity Gem (5) Divine Crystal (10)


A rebel from another world who sets out to save his country from a ruthless dictator. Unstoppable, fearless, and determined, taking action is all that matters to him. Where others reach their limits, Rico just begins.