Phantasy Star Online 2: Summoner Guide
  Last update at 17 Oct 2020 06:08

This guide is intended to be a comprehensive version of the infographics-like Summoner Guide I have made before. This expands the idea of sub classes, pet attacks, and equipment. Updates will be done regularly based on new material or discovery. Name will follow the official North American translation, and will also provide the Japanese name and the fan-translation name.

  Latest Update
2020/10/17 Added information abut Vulcan. Added information about Luster sub.
2020/09/15 Added the evaluation of Cras Reed and Ayer Reed. Added Super Deadly and Super Spirited Parfait. Added NA names for recent Harmonizers. Added Sinistere State reference as the NA name for Glance of Darkness. Added FAQ about Normal Attack Rappy.
2020/08/17 Updated the Recommended skill tree progression to better fit the L80 cap on NA.
2020/07/09 Updated the ring list with NA names, updated sub-class skill list with SP and better wording.
2020/07/24 Revised the evaluation of Lightstream Takt.

Basics Summoner

Summoner Basics
Summoner Basics

A summoner is a class that utilizes pets to inflict damage at enemies. The pets are basically the summoner’s weapon, with their own stats and Photon Arts (PA). Pets are most damaging when using Summoner main as the class have a couple of ways to raise the pet damage. Being a Summoner is relatively more expensive compared to other classes: instead of eating up your assets, it will directly eat your Meseta, time, and your precious SG.

Starting as Summoner

Getting Started
Getting Started

If you're new, you should follow the ARKS Mission since it will lead you to these 3 important things: Meeting Pietro, Meeting Ariel, and doing the Summoner Tutorial Quest

Meeting Pietro

Pietro is located on the Gate Area; he is mentor for Summoner Class. Activities you can do with Pietro includes:

  • Request Limit Break, for rarity ★12 and above.
    • Pet needs to be L100 to utilize Limit Break
    • Allows ★12 pet to attain L110, ★13 to L120, ★14 to L130
    • Pet will grow depressingly slow above L100

Pietro's Client Orders

Client Order Reward
How Quickly They Grow!我が子の成長を見つめあおう!They Grow Up So Fast! Pietro's Partner Card
一流サモナーの条件とは!Become a Top-Notch Summoner 5 Summoner SP
サモナーを極めようじゃないか!Let's Master the Summoner! 5 Summoner SP
サモナーの極致を追及Summoner Supremacy 1 Summoner SP each, requires a total of 10 Su Excubes
Wanda Gets to Work!ワンダの勇姿を僕に!My Gallant Wanda! Double Stack Pancake2段パンケーキTwo Layer Pancake
Commence the Jinga-lin'!ジンガの勇姿を僕に!My Gallant Jinga! Vinculum Spir CaneウィンスピアメVin-Spi Candy Stick
Popple Pops Off!ポップルの勇姿を僕に! My Gallant Popple! Critical CaneクリティカルアメCritical Candy Stick
グラスの勇姿を僕に! My Gallant Grass! 超きあいパフェSuper Bolster Parfait
バルカンの勇姿を僕に! My Gallant Vulcan! 超ぜいたくパフェSuper Luxury Parfait

Meeting Ariel

Ariel is in in the Shop Area, next to Monica / Dudu; she facilitates various pet enhancement activities. Activities that you can do with Ariel includes:
Pet Lab Description
Sweets Compression Reduces the size of candies.Requires Grinders for ★12 or lower candies, requires Lambda Grinders for ★13 candies.
Pet Goods Shop Exchange various items to obtain candies and tools.You can exchange for Grinders for Sweets Dissolver (キャンディーイレイサー Candy Eraser) and Excubes for Caramel Crusher (キャラメルクラッシャー).
Evolve Pet Rarity Increases pet rarity with another egg of same or higher rarity.Also used to change pet's personality.More info on pet's rarity below.
Return Pet to Egg Destroy their entire sweets box.Returned pet egg will be untradable.If you hatch a returned egg, it will respawn all the Caramel Cubes and have zeroed feed count

Summoner Tutorial Quest

Check the Tutorial Quests on Quest Counter to know the basic way on how Summoner fights.

Summoner Mag

Mag Basics
Mag Basics

At a certain point early in the game, you will get a Mag. If you are to use Summoner as-is. You will want a 200 TEC/T-ATK Mag (unless you plan to sub Bouncer or Phantom, see below). Only increase the TEC on your mag, and nothing else.

Although Summoner can use MEL/SATK or RNG/R-ATK for pets, focusing on TEC is easier for the endgame:

  • TEC affixes are relatively cheaper than the other two.
  • Mag will have PP Restore J action which boosts PP regeneration at certain interval. While unreliable, it's helpful when active.
  • Resta, or healing depends on TEC only.
  • Rappy Melody's heals depends on their and character's TEC.
  • Rykros Staff's Sinister Stare (Glance of Darkness) depends on character's TEC.
It's easier to just use TEC/T-ATK Mag! Just fill your Mag with tech weapon like Staff, Wand, Talis, or Jet Boots, and reduce its DEX by feeding it with Mates or ★6 Room Goods!
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MEL/S-ATK Mag is not recommended! It will only support Fi's Crazy Beat and will be obsolete once you use Phantom sub! Don't make a special mag just to support 1 skill! For a bit more info please see the FAQ!
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Fixing Mag

Fixing Mag
Fixing Mag

If you messed up your mag's stat, you can fix them by using a Mag Level Down Device, which costs 5 Excubes. Excubes are rare commodities until you can do XH+ Quests which requires level 80+.

Getting Eggs via Collection Files (CF)

Collection File Eggs
Collection File Eggs

You can get decent eggs from Collection Files (CF) that Ms. Pudding provides. CF is basically killing specified target mobs until you gain a required item; once you obtained all required items, you will automatically get the reward item. For example, to get a ★13 Jinga from the Summoner Support CF, you need to obtain 6 items from killing any enemy, Mechs, and Blu Ringahda. This is very easy to do, particularly because all enemies required for the items can be found on the Quarry.

CF has few quirks including:

  • CF required item increase rate can be boosted by using Rare Drop Rate, Tri Boost, and anything that boosts rare drop
  • CF required item gauge will only increase if you clear the quest. If you kill enemies and abandon quest, the CF will not raise.
  • On normal circumstance, a CF required item will only drop if you start a quest at 100% gauge. Simply put, you need to have at least 2 runs for a CF item to drop: 1 run to max it to 100%, the other is to drop the items. If you start the quest with the gauge at 99.99%, the item will not drop and clearing the quest will simply put the gauge to 100%.
Wanda-Jinga has no particular weakness and is easy to use! If you see them on CF, grab them first!
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Summoner Skill Tree

Summoner Skill Tree
Summoner Skill Tree

The table below lists all Summoner skills by priority.

Icon Skill Name Notes
skill-su-all-attack-up.png All Attack Bonus 1 / 2 Each skill multiplies damage by 115%, for a total of 132.25% damage (115% * 115%).
skill-su-pet-sympathy.png Pet Sympathy Main Class only.Pet will ask for Shifta during attacks (higher chance on E-Trials or when attacking bosses) and Resta when low on HP.Fulfilling Shifta request will multiply pet damage by 120% at L10, while Resta will double the amount of heal the pet receives.Lasts 90 seconds.
skill-su-pet-sympathy-up.png Harmonize Up Main Class only.Increase the chance of pet requesting Sympathy.At first, spend only 1 points until you get more SP to get 5.
skill-su-pet-sympathy-up.png Sympathy Time Main Class only. Increases the duration of Sympathy to be 180 seconds at L5.You will not want a gap in your Sympathy buff, since you are recommended to take 1 Harmonize Up.
skill-su-pet-sympathy-up.png Easy Sympathy Main Class only.Extends the window when pet asks for Sympathy by 10 seconds, making it 20 seconds total.This skill is crucial if you cannot fulfill Sympathy immediately, such as during downtime of bosses.
skill-su-long-distance.png Long Distance Love Main Class only.You can fulfill Sympathy needs even if the pet is far away.Only work on Sympathy request; you cannot use this to remote-Shifta your pet.
skill-su-point-assist.png Summoner's MarkPoint Assist Gives a mark on an enemy part.Upon hitting the said part, damage is multiplied by 115% for both pet and character.
skill-su-assist-share.png Assist Share Main Class only.Allows switched pet to retain all buffs of the previous pet.
skill-su-support-fire.png Enhanced MarkSupport Fire Increases damage to all parts of the enemy affected by point assist by 110%.If a part is marked with Point Assist and you have Support Fire, that part will take a total of 126.5% damage (115% * 110%).If you mark a part with Point Assist and you attack a different part, that different part will take 110% damage only.
skill-su-pet-elem-weak-hit.png Pet Elemental Precision HitPet Element Weak Hit Increases damage when attacking enemies with their elemental weakness.Pet attacks are multiplied by 110%, while character is multiplied by 105% instead.
skill-su-pet-elem-pp-restorate.png Pet Elemental PP Restorate Main class only.Increases PP gained with pet normal attacks when attacking enemies with their elemental weakness.This skill is required if you are to use high-output pets like Synchro.
skill-su-dear-master.png Dia MasterDear Master Main Class only.Character will gain invulnerability when receiving a damage that would kill them and the damage will be delivered to pet instead.This skill technically adds pet's HP to character's HP, making you more less immortal as long as you have a per out.Maxing this skill will remove a lot of "challenge" on higher level quest.
skill-su-alter-ego.png Alter Ego Main Class only.Multiplies damage by 120% for 60s, but you will also take a portion of damage that the pet takes.The transferred damage can be mitigated if the character is invulnerable, e.g. during Mirage Step.However, your character is not invulnerable during a knocked-down state. (leading to something I call "Summoner Blues").
skill-su-all-attack-up.png High Level Bonus Su Requires L80 Su.Multiplies all damage by 105%
skill-su-alter-ego-harmony.png Alter Ego Harmony Requires L85 Su.Main Class only, no SP required.Grants character super armor, status immunity, and massively cut all damage received by pet and character during Alter Ego.This skills adds extra breathing space for low defense pet and make high defense pet practically invulnerable.
skill-su-hp-up.png HP Up / Mega UpHP Up / High Up Increases HP.Do not max either skill unless your Summoner skill tree is for sub-classing.
skill-su-hp-restorate.png HP Restorate Recovers a portion of HP every 5 seconds after a certain threshold.Do not max this unless your Summoner skill tree is for sub-classing; on a sub tree, this skill works wonders!
skill-su-pet-recovery.png Pet Recovery Main class only.Recovers a small percentage of pet HP every 5 seconds.Between the must-take 3 SP and maxed 5 SP, there's only 1% difference.
skill-su-all-attack-up.png Total Attack Up / Mega UpAll Attack Up / High Up Grants 200 MEL-RNG-TEC/S-R-T-ATK if you spend all 15 points in it.
skill-su-pet-photon-barrier.png Pet Photon Barrier At L5, gives 10% chance to negate damage.This can be a lifesaver for pets with lesser durability, like Torim, Aero, Synchro, Or Redran
skill-su-pp-up.png PP Up 1 / 2 Increases maximum PP.Dump the rest of your SP here.
skill-su-all-defense-up.png Total Defense Up / Mega UpAll Defense Up / High Up Grants 200 MEL-RNG-TEC/S-R-T-DEF and DEX by 100 if you spend all 15 points in it.Only take if you use Su as a sub class.
skill-su-quick-recovery.png Quick Recovery Reduces the time of bad status effect on character. Not really worth it.
skill-su-massive-mate.png Unstoppable RecoveryMassive Mate Prevent flinching and reduces damage when using Mate items.Not worth it at all since you can create an Atomizer Lover Ring which grants you invulnerability instead.
skill-su-reserve-recovery.png Reserve Recovery Increases the recovery speed of non-active pet.This can be handy, but unfortunately, it doesn't shorten pet's stunned duration.
skill-su-pet-switch-strike.pngskill-su-pet-switch-shoot.png Pet Switch Strike Main Class only.Allows MEL/S-ATK or RNG/R-ATK to be used in damage formula instead of TEC/T-ATK.Only change the formula used to calculate pet damage; pet damage is always Tech.Does not affect Sinister Stare (Glance of Darkness) or any other damage other than one produced by pet.
skill-su-pb-advance.png Advanced Photon BlastPB Advance Increases PB power.Does nothing if you have Ketos Proi.
Are you new? Checkout the recommended tree below or click here to see the skill simulator version! 
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Recommended Skill Tree

You can follow this skill progression that's guaranteed to get all of the essential skills for Summoner main. This applies to both PSO2 NA and PSO2 Jp.
Level Skills
1 to 5 HP Up (0 → 1)HP Restorate (0 → 1)All Attack Bonus 1 (0 → 3)
6 to 10 All Attack Bonus 1 (3 → 5)Pet Sympathy (0 → 3)Sidestep Jump
11 to 15 Harmonize Up (0 → 1)Easy Sympathy (0 → 1)Long Distance Love (0 → 1)All Attack Bonus 2 (0 → 2)
16 to 20 All Attack Bonus 2 (2 → 5)Summoner's Mark / Point Assist (0 → 2)First Arts Perfect/JA Addition
21 to 25 Summoner's Mark / Point Assist (2 → 5)Enhanced Mark / Support Fire (0 → 1)Assist Share (0 → 1)
26 to 30 Pet Recovery (0 → 3)Pet Elemental Precision / Weak Hit (0 → 1)Pet Elemental PP Restorate ( → 1)Air ReversalPerfect/J Recovery
31 to 35 Summoner's Mark / Point Assist (5 → 10)Sympathy Time (0 → 5)Clear Pietro's first 5 SP CO.
36 to 40 Pet Elemental Precision / Weak Hit (1 → 5)Alter Ego (0 → 1)Double / Next Jump
41 to 45 Pet Elemental PP Restorate (1 → 5)Alter Ego (1 → 2)
46 to 50 Dia / Dear Master (0 → 5)Pet Sympathy (3 → 6)Alter Ego (2 → 4)Clear Pietro's second 5 SP CO.
51 to 55 Alter Ego (4 → 9)
56 to 60 Alter Ego (9 → 10)Pet Sympathy (6 → 10)
61 to 65 Total / All Attack Up (0 → 5)
66 to 70 Total / All Attack Mega Up (0 → 5)
71 to 75 Total / All Attack Mega Up (5 → 10)Harmonize Up (1 → 5)Clear Pietro's 1 SP CO 4 times.
76 to 80 High Level Bonus Su (0 → 5)
81 to 85 Pet Photon Barrier (0 → 5)Alter Ego Harmony
86 to 90 PP Up 1 (0 → 5)
91 to 95 PP Up 2 (0 → 5)
Be wary! The table up there is different from the Recommended Setting found on the skill counter!
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Dia Master (Dear Master) Exploit

Exploiting the mechanic of Dear Master, can grant you infinite HP. I personally think this gives Summoner unfair advantage in "high difficulty quest" (which enemy just do excessive damage), but to each their own. Dear Master, as noted, transfers the damage to pet and gives you invulnerability, essentially adding pet's HP to yours. This redirected damage can be mitigated:

  • Triggering Maron/Melon's Fierce personality that recovers HP (by extension, also their Cute personality)
  • Triggering Jinga's Fervent personality (by extension, also their Powerful personality)

This will allow you to counter and subdue aggressive bosses like Phaleg or Omega Masquerade easily, especially since healing to pet is rarely nerfed.

Pet Raising

Pet Raising
Pet Raising

Your pet has a different mechanics that that of a normal weaponry. Here, pet raising will be discussed from the basic topics like its parameters, to the more advanced topics, like its candy box.

Pet's Properties

Pet has several important properties, from Rarity, Personality, Elemental Attribute, and Pet Plus.

A window displaying egg information.
A window displaying egg information.

Rarity and Rarity Upgrade

Pet Evolution
Pet Evolution

A pet has a rarity that determines their highest level. Rarity can be upgraded at the Pet Lab if you have a higher rarity egg of the same species (i.e. You can only increase rarity of a ★7 Viola with a ★8 Viola). Once a pet reaches L100, you can Limit Break them by asking Pietro for free.
Rarity Max Level Limit Break
★6 L60 No
★7 L65 No
★8 L70 No
★9 L75 No
★10 L85 No
★11 L90 No
★12 L110 Yes
★13 L120 Yes
★14 L130 Yes

Rarity upgrade also allows you to change pet's personality, provided the fodder egg has different personality and at least of the same rarity.

Wanda, Trim, and Sally can be rarity upgraded to Jinga, Aero, and Popple, respectively. Be warned that if you say, evolve Wanda to Jinga, you need another Jinga Egg to rarity upgrade it. There are no reason to pick Wanda over Jinga, Trim over Aero, or Sally over Popple. Jinga, Aero, and Popple are superior in every aspects, unless your Wanda, Torim, and Cery are ★14.

Rarity upgrade and pet evolution can only be done on Ariel's Item Lab! Don't feed that expensive high evolution egg to your main pet, it will only raise it's EXP!
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Personality

Personality is similar to weapon potential. They have varied effect, but most prominent is increasing damage. Personality has 5 levels and is automatically raised as pet levels up (Pet L100 is where you can attain L5 Personality). Pets up to ★13 rarity have a preferred personality, as shown below; but this becomes irrelevant once pet reaches ★14 rarity, which gives it a third personality that combines both personality. Changing personality can be hard or impossible as it requires egg of at least the same rarity.

Icon Pet Preferred ★13 Personality ★14 Personality
item-egg-jinga.png Wanda / Jinga Sunny晴れ好きEnjoys Sun パワフルPowerful
item-egg-aero.png Trim / Aero IndustriousがんばりやDiligent エリートElite
item-egg-popple.png Sally / Popple ExpeditiousてきぱきAdept ポップPop
item-egg-maron.png Maron Underdog逆境Adverse キュートCute
item-egg-melon.png Melon Indefatigableやせ我慢 Fierce キュートCute
item-egg-rappy.png Rappy Early BirdはやおきEarly Bird
item-egg-viola.png Viola Show-off目立ちたがりPoser エレガントElegant
item-egg-synchro.png Synchro Thoughtfulなかま思いDevoted ジェントルGentle
item-egg-redran.png Redran RambunctiousあばれんぼうRowdy ロックRock
item-egg-grass.png Grass ジーニアスGenius
item-egg-vulcan.png Vulcan アグレッシブAggressive

"Very" (超 Super)" personality (e.g. Very Thoughtful) will have an additional effect of raising Rare Drop Rate by 5%. "Very" personality's effect is included on a pet's ★14 personality. Please note that "Very" personality is not worth the price. If you can get one for free, feel free use it (or sell it), else don't bother with it.

Ensure you have the personality you want! Changing personality requires rarity upgrade, which needs same or higher rarity egg!
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Elemental Attribute

Pets starts with a 10 attribute value that is visible upon viewing the egg. Ideally, you will want the default attribute to be Light. You can change attribute by putting Lemonade in the Candy Box, but changing to Light Attribute is very costly. Attribute can be raised by putting Pancakes. Pets with ★12 rarity or below will have a maximum of 50 attribute, while a ★13 or above will have 60 attribute.

Attribute directly affects pet damage. Let's say you have a pet with 1000 Pwr (any power type) with 50 Light attribute. While in the information screen the pet has 1000 ATK, it effectively has:

1000 Pwr + 50/100 * 1000 Pwr = 1500 Pwr

If the pet attacks a target which is weak to Light element, its effective attack will be:

1000 Pwr + 50/100 * 1.2 * 1000 Pwr = 1600 Pwr

And thus, raising element is the best way to increase overall pet's damage.

Always hatch a Light-attribute egg, since almost all raid bosses are weak to Light!
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Level / Egg Synthesis

Level up pet by using Egg Synthesis on Pet menu. L1 pet is only as frightening as a Rappy Doll room item. A pet can be fed (synthesized) with an EXP Egg or another pet egg. If you are a Summoner main, you will have a steady drop of EXP Eggs. The Pet Lab can exchange grinders for ★6 EXP egg or Photon Sphere for ★12 EXP Egg.

Use Synthesis Charge to boost the EXP gained from eggs! However, it will cost 10 SG each for the first 3 times, and also use high-rarity eggs only, like ★12 EXP Egg.
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Pet Plus

A pet has extra HP, MEL-RNG-TEC/S-R-T ATK and DEX to be raised. This is called Pet Plus, as seen on the figure below.

A Pet Plus of a Rappy, not yet maximized.
A Pet Plus of a Rappy, not yet maximized.

Each pet type has a different plus value cap; any Wanda will have same the same cap, but a Jinga will have different cap than Wanda. Pet Plus can make or break pet: Rappy is quite weak without its all stat +250 Pet Plus cap. Plus value will usually be close-to-maxed, if not maxed, once they reach L130 by feeding random Pet eggs.

Feeding another pet egg to increase the Pet Plus.
Feeding another pet egg to increase the Pet Plus.

Power Synthesis

If you want to quickly raise your Pet Plus value, you can use this method:

  • Hatch a low rarity egg you don't use, lets call this fodder pet.
  • Feed the fodder pet with another egg to increase it's pet plus value.
  • Return the fodder pet back to egg.
  • Feed the fodder egg to your main pet and gain much more pet plus with the cost of use 1 synthesis slot!
Gain a lot of pet plus!
Gain a lot of pet plus!

Sweets Box (Candy Box)

Sweets Box is akin to putting affix to regular weapons or units. A pet always starts with a 8x8 Sweets Box that is filled with Gelatin Cube (Blue), Caramel Cube (Orange), and Paper Cube (Gray). Each pet type has a different box layout, for the exception of Wanda-Jinga, Trim-Aero, and Sally-Popple, and Redran-Grass.

Below is an example of a fresh Wanda-Jinga box, note that it is filled with several cubes:

  • Blue Gelatin Cubes will be removed automatically once a pet reaches level 50 (or so).
  • Brown Caramel Cubes, require Caramel Crusher (8 Excubes) to remove.
    • A pet will always start with 8 Caramel Cubes, requiring you to spend 64 Excubes per pet.
  • Gray Paper Cube cannot be removed. Makes you wonder why since they are supposed to be paper.
Freshly hatched Wanda's Sweets Box
Freshly hatched Wanda's Sweets Box

Sweets Types

A Sweets Box can hold a limited amount of candies. It is a good idea to compress candies first before putting it to Sweets Box!

Icon Sweets Type Description
item-candy-pancake.png Pancakes Pancakes are the most important sweets, as they increase the elemental value, thus giving you easy damage.You can only put 2 of them, requiring you to have 3-Layers and 2-Layer pancakes to maximize a ★13 pet's element.They can be compressed 3 times to a 2x2 size.You need a total of 160 Synthesizers to create a 2-Layer Pancake (8 Excubes) and 1050 Synthesizer to create a 3-Layer Pancake (53 Excubes).For newbies, start with 2 Double Stack/Layer Pancakes and destroy one of them when you have the resource to create the Triple Stack/Layer Pancake.Compressing pancakes require 6 Grinders and either 9869 Meseta (Single), 25194 Meseta (Double), and 42214 Meseta (Triple).
item-candy-parfait.png Parfaits Parfait is the second-most important sweets on the box, and they usually boosts damage, but can be hard to obtain.You can only put 2 parfaits and both must have different name.A parfait can be compressed 4 times to a 2x2 size.Compressing a parfait costing a total of 12 Lambda Grinders and 636300 Meseta.
item-candy-rolls.png Rolls Rolls are the third most important sweets, and they have a varied uses.You can only put 2 rolls and they can be compressed twice to a 2x2 size.Compressing rolls will cost 6 Grinders and 28459 Meseta for a ★10, 8 Grinders and 59347 Meseta for an ★11, and finally 10 Grinders and 82625 Meseta for a ★12.
item-candy-cookie.png Cookies Cookies adds stat, and they are akin to affixes, meaning that their stat increase will not contribute to elemental multiplier.You can only put 3 cookies, and they can be compressed 3 times to a 1x2 size.Compressing cookies costs a total of 6 Grinders and 25205 Meseta.
item-candy-stick.png CanesアメCandy Sticks Canes have varying properties, but they usually increase stats without needing to be compressed.You can put 4 canes in a Sweets Box.
item-candy-sandwich.png Sandwiches Sandwiches raises one type of defense by 100, depending their name.You can put 5 sandwiches in a Sweets Box, but most often you can only put 1 to 3.
item-candy-soda.png CandyラムネSoda Candy changes the element of the pet.This requires 1 Attribute Changer and 100 Synthesizer.They can be compressed twice to a 1x1 size.While their compression price is negligible, the Attribute Changer from Player Shop can get expensive.
item-candy-gummy.png Gummies Gummies commonly adds 10 HP and they are 1x1 each.Use them to fill the gap caused by other sweets.
item-candy-crepe.png Crepes Crepes adds things like EXP gain rate, rare drop rate, and Meseta gain rate.At maximum compression, they are still a 2x2 candy and their minuscule boosts is not worth sacrificing that kind of space.

Sweets Box Tools

As you fill your Sweets Box, you might notice that you can remove a few sweets to add more useful ones. This is where these tools come in handy. Two of them can be found at Ariel's Pet Good Shop, and the Tongs that returns sweets to your inventory, are only available from the SG Shop.

Icon Tool Description
item-candy-caramel-crusher.png Caramel Crusher Deletes a caramel cube.Costs 8 Excubes.Can also be obtained from doing Alto's Mesetan Shooter CO in Casino.
item-candy-eraser.png Sweets DissolverキャンディーイレイサーCandy Eraser Deletes a candy.Costs 10 Grinders.
item-candy-remover.png Sugar TongsキャンディーリムーバーCandy Remover Returns a candy to your inventory.Costs 1 SG at the SG shop.
item-candy-remover.png All-Sweets Sugar Tongs全キャンディーリムーバーAll Candy Remover Returns an entire candy box to your inventory.Costs 5 SG at the SG Shop.

Recommended Sweets

These sweets are arranged from the highest priority to the lowest. Do check Collection File every list update. Many ★14 parfait are not really useful compared to their ★13 counterpart.

Icon Name Location Effect
item-candy-pancake.png Triple Stack Pancake3段パンケーキ3-Layer Pancake Pet Goods Shop +30% Elemental Attribute.Only 1 is needed.
item-candy-pancake.png Double Stack Pancake2段パンケーキ2-Layer Pancake Pet Goods ShopPietro's Wanda CO +20% Elemental Attribute.During the beginning of the game, especially when ★13 pets are not available, you can use 2 Double Stacks.Later on, when you can obtain the Triple Stack, only 1 Double Stack is needed.
item-candy-parfait.png 超ひっさつパフェSuper Deadly Parfait UH Primordial Darkness 116% critical damage.The strongest parfait available with almost no drawback.
item-candy-parfait-14.png 絶品ひっさつパフェExquisite Deadly Parfait Weapon Badge 2020 Shop 110% critical damage.This parfait has an extra effect similar to Support Roll.
item-candy-parfait.png 超どきどきパフェSuper Doki Doki Parfait UH 6th Angel 114% damage, but doubles the pet stun time.Suitable for pet with fast stun recovery and can replace Deadly Parfait.
item-candy-parfait.png Critical ParfaitひっさつパフェDeadly Parfait Summoner Support CF (Wanda, Jinga, Melon)Weapon Badge SP Shop 3 110% critical damage.Essential, especially since Summoner must go for critical build.
item-candy-parfait.png 超ぜいたくパフェSuper Luxury Parfait Weapon Badge SP Shop 1 PP Regen 123%, Attack PP Gain 114%, PP Cost -10%.Most suited for pets with high PP consumption.
item-candy-parfait.png ぜいたくパフェLuxury Parfait Summoner Support CF (Trim, Aero, Shinkuro, Redran) PP Regen 120%, Attack PP Gain 110%, PP Cost -5%.
item-candy-parfait.png 超メガトンパフェSuper Megaton Parfait XQ Terran Phantoms 112% damage against boss.Trying to obtain this parfait in XQ Phantoms are highly impractical and a huge waste of time.
item-candy-parfait-14.png 絶品メガトンパフェExquisite Megaton Parfait Dark Falz Persona (Su Main)Leontina Certificate B 109% damage against boss, 90% damage taken from boss.
item-candy-parfait.png Megaton ParfaitメガトンパフェMegaton Parfait Weapon Badge SP Shop 2Title Reward 109% damage against boss.
item-candy-parfait.png 超みまもりパフェSuper Vigilant Parfait Weapon Badge SP Shop 1 111% damage if pet is over a Mirage Step distance away from you.
item-candy-parfait-14.png 絶品きあいパフェExquisite Bolster Parfait UH Omega Falz Luther 113% damage if pet is within a Mirage Step distance from you.Pet's attacks can cause Jellen.Surprisingly one of the rarer ★14 parfait that is stronger than it's ★ 13 version.
item-candy-parfait.png 超きあいパフェSuper Bolster Parfait Wild Easter 2019 111% damage if pet is within a Mirage Step distance from you.
item-candy-parfait.png Hype ParfaitきあいパフェBolster Parfait Weapon Badge SP Shop 2Leontina Certificate ATitle Reward 108% damage if pet is within a Mirage Step distance from you.
item-candy-parfait.png 超ぐんぐんパフェSuper Steady Parfait 2020 UH Magatsu Limited Quest +7% damage for every enemy killed, up to 21% total (121% damage).Resets when pet is switched out or entering campship.
item-candy-parfait-14.png 絶品ぐんぐんパフェExquisite Steady Parfait Prize Medal Shop +4% damage for every enemy killed, up to 20% total (120% damage).Resets when pet is switched out or entering campship.
item-candy-parfait.png Vigorous ParfaitぐんぐんパフェSteady Parfait 2018 Valentine and White Day Emergency Quest +4% damage for every enemy killed, up to 20% total (120% damage).Resets when pet is switched out or entering campship.
item-candy-parfait.png 超はりきりパフェSuper Spirited Parfait UH Primordial Darkness 150% normal attack damage.Stack this with Spirited Parfait to gain 210% normal attack.Theoretically, both Spitited Parfaits on a Rappy will make its Normal Attacks do more than even Rykros Rappy Drop.
item-candy-parfait.png はりきりパフェSpirited Parfait Summoner Support CF (Wanda, Jinga, Viola) 140% normal attack damage.
item-candy-parfait.png 超たっぷりパフェSuper Complete Parfait Weapon Badge SP Shop 1 108% damage if pet HP is above 60%.
item-candy-parfait.png ひかりとやみのパフェLight and Dark Parfait Prize Medal Shop 107% damage if enemy is weak against light or dark.Recovers 50 HP per hit. This has a niche use against aggressive bosses, particularly Omega Masquerade.
item-candy-parfait.png Satisfying Parfait超たっぷりパフェComplete Parfait Pietro's Shinkuro DOTitle Reward 105% damage if pet HP is above 60%.
item-candy-rolls.png おうえんロールSupport Roll Summoner Support CF (Wanda, Jinga, Sally, Popple) 101% attack, +10% critical rate, 120% defense during Shifta sympathy.
item-candy-rolls.png へんかんロールConversion Roll Summoner Support CF (Wanda, Jinga, Viola) Increases each attack by 4% of each respective defense.S-DEF will raise S-ATK, R-DEF will raise R-ATK, and T-DEF will raise T-ATK
item-candy-rolls.png ふんばりロールSteadfast Roll Featured Quest Boxes When pet HP is below 50%, reduces the damage taken by pet by 70% for 10s.Has a 30s cooldown.
item-candy-stick.png Critical CaneクリティカルアメCritical Candy Stick Pietro's Popple CO Critical Rate +7%.
item-candy-stick.png Spirit CaneスピリタアメSpirita Candy Stick Random drops PP+5.Use this if you don't have any Critical Canes.
item-candy-stick.png Vinculum Spir CaneウィンスピアメVin-Spi Candy Stick Pietro's Jinga CO All Pwr +20, PP+3.
item-candy-stick.png Mastery CaneアビリティアメAbility Candy Stick Pet Goods Shop All +5.Use this if you don't have any Vinculum Spir Canes.
item-candy-cookie.png テクスピクッキーTech-Spi Cookie White Day 2020 CF TEC Pwr +30 PP+6.Best cookie available, and also rarest.
item-candy-cookie.png Casting CookieテクニクッキーTech Cookie Random drops TEC Pwr +35.
item-candy-cookie.png Spirit CookieスピリタクッキーSpirita Cookie Random drops PP+5.

Summoner's Progression

Summoner Progression
Summoner Progression

Your main progress as a Summoner should be as follow:

  • Have a Light-attributed Jinga fully raised, i.e. full sweets/candy box, and at L130
  • Have a Light-attributed Melon fully raised
  • Have a Light-attributed Synchro fully raised
  • Have a Rykros Staff +30, easiest to obtain from trading 500 Conqueror Crest at Zieg's Conqueror Crest Exhcange
    • You can accomplish this by trading 63 Sage Crest into 504 Conqueror Crest, also at Zieg's Sage Crest Exchange
  • Have 3 ★13 unit with 150 TEC/T-ATK and 25 PP each (unit's base stat included!)
    • In the example above, the base unit is a Schvelle which has 50ATK and 12 PP by default. The ability affix adds 120 TEC and 10 PP, making it has a total of 170 TEC and 22 PP. This is less than the ideal 25 PP, but it can still work.
  • Have 200 PP and become SuPh, the best class combo available for Summoner.
    • In normal circumstance, especially for beginners, you start with 100 PP.
    • L90 Summoner can get 5 PP from PP Up skill.
    • Ph sub gives additional 20 PP from PP High Up skill.
    • This totals to 125 PP base, so you need 75 from equipment, which is why your 3 units ideally need to have 25 PP each to attain 200 PP total.
    • There are other ways to gain PP, such as putting Spirita Cookie to your Pet's Candy Box
    • You don't need 200 PP if you aren't using Ph sub.

Tips for Beginner ~ Don't make a Common Mistake!

If someone recommends you a MEL/S-ATK Mag for Summoner, most likely they are using old knowledge from 2017s! Use TEC/T-ATK Mag instead!
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Did someone recommend you Marron as best pet? That's also an old knowledge from 2017! Marron have a limited use outside of some bosses!
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Please level up your pet! Without a proper level, they don't do much damage and dies easily!
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Parfaits are powerful but Pancakes are easier to obtain!
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Intermediate Summoner

Hey, have you been familiar with pet raising and sweets box? If not, please read it on the basics!
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Class Combination

Summoner Subclass
Summoner Subclass

Summoner has 4 viable subclasses: the common Fighter and Phantom, and the more niche Braver and Bouncer:
  • SuFi: Most common combination. Best combination if Ph is not yet available
  • SuPh: The premier combo for everything. It is stronger than SuFi with great PP regeneration, but requires the character to have 200 PP
  • SuBr: Great for beginners, especially players new to Summoner and new to PSO2
  • SuBo: Has good PP regen and strong against breakable parts, but difficult to use.

All multipliers listed are not counting High Level Bonus, which is a must-take. The "Damage Rating" stated is based on critical builds, whose explanation can be found after this section.

Summoner-Fighter (SuFi)

Recommended for all skill levels. SuFi has the highest stance multiplier and less likely need to switch stance, but offers little compensation once PP runs out and has lowest critical rate (means your base damage will be lower). Despite this, SuFi remains well-rounded and is a good choice towards end-game, especially if Phantom is not available.

Property Description
Damage rating 174.09% (Brave Stance), 198.40% (Wise Stance)Explanation
PP management Normal
Ease of use Moderate
Usage note Abusing Dear Master on overly-aggressive bosses allows you to activate Slayer skills perpetually.

Fighter Skills to Take

Icon Skills SP Description
skill-fi-brave-stance.pngskill-fi-brave-stance-up-critical.png Valiant StanceBrave Stance 20 SP includes both Valiant Stance Up and Valiant Stance Critical.154% front-attack damage (135% on rear-attack), +25% critical rate.The Valiant Stance depends on the point of the part pet attacks compared to the enemy's body.E.g. Valiant Stance works when attacking Quent Dragon's front leg from any position (including from rear!), but will not work when attacking dragon's hind leg from any position (including from the front!).
skill-fi-adrenaline.png Adrenaline 1 Shifta and Deband is now 30 seconds per tick.Applies to pet too.
skill-fi-pp-slayer.png Photon SlayerPP Slayer 10 Additional 200 S/R/T-ATK when PP is below 50%.
skill-fi-halfline-deadline-slayer.png Halfline / Deadline Slayers 10 Additional 150 + 100 S/R/T-ATK when character's HP is 25% or less.
skill-fi-wise-stance.pngskill-fi-wise-stance-up-critical.png Wise Stance 20 SP includes both Wise Stance Up and Wise Stance Critical.175.5% rear-attack damage (100% on front attack), +25% critical rate.While powerful, this has limited uses, particularly only against Dark Falz Elder, and for attacking Cuento Dragon's hind legs and tail., particularly only against Dark Falz Elder, and for attacking Quent Dragon's hind legs and tail.
skill-fi-chase-advance-plus.png Extra Chaser DamageChase Advance Plus 5 Doesn't work on most bosses!115% damage to target with certain status effect.Pets that inflicts status effects are: Wanda/Jinga (Shock: Stun), Viola (Stamp: Stun), Maron/Melon (Strike: Stun), Synchro (Dan: Bind, Geki: Stun).Popple's Jellen does not count.
skill-fi-crazy-heart.pngskill-fi-crazy-beat.png Crazy Heart & Crazy Beat 10 This skill is not recommended as it's too situational to be useful and most of time, a competent Techter will restore your Status with their Super Treatment.If you're affected by at least one negative status, then Crazy Heart will increase PP Regen by 200% and Crazy Beat will add 200 S-ATK.Somehow this is used as a licence to be a jerkass for players who wanted to keep their boost on while on status effect toward players who want to heal them off their status effect.Play nice, don't be a jerkass!
You can still use TEC/T-ATK Mag even if you're SuFi, and it's recommended to do so over MEL/S-ATK Mag!
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Summoner-Phantom (SuPh)

The final destination of Summoner. SuPh has high multiplier, high PP regeneration, and no stances, making it easy to use. In every way, compared to other subs, Ph stands superior as an all rounder. However, it requires 200 PP to be effective, 2 level 75 classes to unlock Ph, and Ph weaponry to sustain its leveling since Ph cannot have a subclass.

Property Description
Damage rating 185.22%Explanation
PP management Easy
Ease of use Easy
Usage note Requires 200 PP. The only sub class that allows easier use of Redran.

Phantom Skills to Take

Icon Skills SP Description
skill-ph-all-attack-bonus.png All Attack Bonus Ph 5 135% damage when using pets.
skill-ph-photon-critical-stream.png Photon Stream 5 Increases damage by 5% of max PP.This skill caps critical rate at 10% (200 PP).
skill-ph-photon-critical-stream.png Critical Stream 5 Increases critical rate by 20% of max PP and critical damage by 3% of max PP.This skill caps critical rate at 60% (300 PP) and critical damage at 5% (167 PP).At 200 PP, your critical rate will be 40%.
skill-ph-pp-restorate.png Phantom PP Restorate 5 Increases natural PP regeneration by 30% and Attack PP restoration by 30%.
skill-ph-tech-sc.png Tech Short Charge 5 Shortens Technic charge by 50%, and lowers PP cost by 30%, but also lowers its damage.This is useful to quickly cast Zanverse, Megiverse, Resta, and Shifta.
skill-ph-pp-high-up.png PP High Up 10 Additional +20 PP.This helps to attain the 200PP requirement, if not surpass it.
skill-ph-sprint-tech-charge.png Sprint Tech Charge 1 Allows faster movement while charging Technics.This is not required, but can be useful especially if you don't use crafted techs.
skill-ph-mag.png Phantom Mag Mag's DEX will be converted to S/R/T-ATK.If you have a 200 DEX mag, it will aso contribute 200 S/R/T-ATK!

Summoner-Luster (SuLu)

An alternative to SuPh, mainly if you are confident in your ability to keep attacking your target. Luster sub heavily relies on the combo count, or voltage, to do proper damage since the more combo you do, the more critical rate you have. You'll need both Synchro and Zanverse to keep your damage up.

Property Description
Damage rating 160.25%Explanation
Damage rating (500 Voltage) 184.57%Explanation
PP management Normal
Ease of use Hard
Usage note Requires reaching 500 Voltage as fast as possible; Activating Alter Ego during 500 Voltage will make Alter Ego immediately usable after the effect ends.

Luster Skills to Take

Icon Skills SP Description
skill-lu-voltage.png Luster Voltage 1 Provides a hit count display called "voltage".Voltage increases with each hit you make to any enemy within 5 seconds; if you don't make a hit in 5 seconds, the count is reset to 0.You gain 2% damage bonus based on your voltage count and 4% damage reduction; Damage bonus is capped at 10% and damage reduction is capped at 20%, which requires 500 voltage.Mag attacks and Zanverse increases voltage count.
skill-lu-voltage-bonus.png Voltage Bonus 1 Automatically provide shifta and deband every 100 voltage.While voltage count display stops at 9999, the actual amount will still be going and you'll still get the buff every 100 hits.
skill-lu-voltage-bonus.png Voltage Reset Heal 10 Restores HP and PP by 20% of voltage amount when it's reset.Voltage amount will reset if you let 5 seconds pass without making any single hit.
skill-lu-voltage-bonus.png High Voltage 1 Provides 50% active skill cooldown, 25% critical rate, and 150% PP recovery (assuming from both natural and active) if voltage count is at least 500.The skill cooldown reduction only applies to skills activated during 500+ voltage; the reduction does not work for skill activated before 500 viltage, even though it passes the count during effect.This is the only critical rate source for Luster.
skill-lu-voltage-bonus.png Voltage Heat Up 1 Adds +1 voltage count when hitting bosses.
skill-lu-all-attack-bonus.png All Attack Bonus Lu 10 145% damage when using pets.
skill-lu-amplified-assist.png Amplified Assist 10 Boosts the time of Shifta and Deband tick by 15 seconds.Also increases maximum duration of Shifta and Deband to 120 seconds.
skill-lu-all-attack-bonus.png All Attack Up 10 Grants 50 MEL-RNG-TEC/S-R-T-ATK.
skill-lu-tech-arts-ja.png Tech Arts JA Multi Bonus 3 Does not work for pets.Supposedly increases critical rate by 25% and adds +1 voltage count, but it requires JA.You still need to take this to get access to All Attack Bonus Lu
skill-lu-tech-arts-pp.png Tech Arts PP High Save 5 Does not work for pets.Supposedly reduces PP consumption for each different PA used in succession.You still need to take this to get access to All Attack Bonus Lu.
skill-lu-mag.png Luster Mag Mag's total S-R-T-ATK will be converted to each S-R-T-ATK.If you have a 200 S-ATK mag, it will also give 200 R-T-ATK!If your mag have 150 S-ATK and 50 T-ATK, it will take the total of the ATK, in this example 200, and set the mag to have 200 of each S-R-T-ATK.

Summoner-Braver (SuBr)

Recommended for beginners. SuBr has the easiest usage, but relatively lacks output. This is compensated by Attack Advance which, on several pets, provides a PA-powered normal attacks with 0 PP usage. This contributes to its beginner-friendly nature as newbies tend to use normal attacks a lot. SuBr is best when fighting bosses whose weak point is exposed for a long time to warrant Weak Stance activation, such as Dark Falz Elder, Cuento Dragon, Dark Falz Persona, Demoire Dominus, and Veiled Fordruss.

Property Description
Damage rating 154.06% (Average Stance with Attack Advance), 180.86% (Weak Stance with Attack Advance)Explanation
PP management Normal
Ease of use Easy
Best compatibility Rappy. If your Rappy has Spirited Parfait (はりきりパフェ), you can just use normal attacks since it will become Rappy's top DPS move, being only slightly (~5%) less powerful than Rappy End with S Charge.
Usage note With a strong normal attack pets, Near Auto Target, Attack Advance, and Spirited Parfait, you can just wave your takt once and cruise through any fields without using PAs.

Braver Skills to Take

Icon Skills SP Description
skill-br-average-stance.pngskill-br-average-stance-up-critical.png Basic StanceAverage Stance 20 SP includes both Basic Stance Up and Basic Stance Critical.126.5% damage, +25% critical rate.
skill-br-weak-stance.pngskill-br-weak-stance-up-critical.png Precision StanceWeak Stance 20 SP includes both Precision Stance Up and Precision Stance Critical.149.5% weak-point damage, +25% critical rate.
skill-br-average-stance-up-critical.pngskill-br-weak-stance-up-critical.png Stance ChargeS Charge 2 SP includes both Basic Stance Charge and Precision Stance Charge.110% damage for charge skills.Eligible skills are Popple Plode, Trim/Aero Spiral, and Rappy End.
skill-br-attack-advance.png Enhanced AttackAttack Advance 5 135% damage from normal attacks.

Summoner-Bouncer (SuBo)

SuBo has a superior PP regeneration mechanism. They are the only sub-class that allows Summonner to reach 100% critical without external help (means your base damage is all-time highest). While it does not have high multiplier compared to Fi, its PP regeneration is more than enough to make it up, even with only Elemental Stance; this means that you will need to get used to PA constantly. Unfortunately, using SuBo means you require extra palette slot to accommodate Fields, and you will be required to maintain your Shifta and Deband. SuBo is best when fighting bosses whose break point is exposed for a long time to warrant Break Stance activation, such as Dark/Omega Falz Luther, Profound/Unfathomable Darkness, Magatsu, Quent Dragon, and Dark Falz Persona.

Property Description
Damage rating 165.00% (Elemental Stance), 185.62% (Break Stance) Explanation
PP management Easy
Ease of use Hard
Best compatibility Synchro. Use Rykros Staff for maximum effectiveness.
Usage note If you need to create elemental pets to take advantage of Elemental Stance, Wanda or Jinga would be the best choice.
If you don't have elemental Pets, SuBo is less effective on multi-elemental weakness EQs, such as the Seasonal EQs.

Bouncer Skills to Take

Icon Skills SP Description
skill-bo-elemental-stance.pngskill-bo-elemental-stance-up-critical.png Elemental Stance 20 SP includes both Elemental Stance Up and Elemental Stance Critical.132% damage on elemental weakness hit (110% on normal), +25% critical rate.
skill-bo-break-stance.pngskill-bo-break-stance-up-critical.png Break Stance 20 SP includes both Critical Stance Up and Critical Stance Critical.149.5% damage on breakable parts (100% on normal), +25% critical rate.
skill-bo-field-critical.png Critical Field 5 Critical Rate +30%.
skill-bo-field-pp.png Elemental PP Restorate Field 5 Restores 3 PP every normal attack if you hit an elemental weakness.
skill-bo-field-remain.png Field Remain 1 Pet needs to be inside the field to have its effect.This skill allows pet to exit the field and retains the field's effect for 30s.
skill-bo-shifta-air.png Shifta Air Attack Boost 5 105% damage during Shifta when attacking mid-air.All of pets' attacks and PAs are counted as mid-air atacks.
skill-bo-deband-pp.png Deband PP Restorate 5 Restores 5 PP during Deband when using a normal attack.Somehow, Sinister Stare (Glance of Darkness) counts as a normal attack and will restore 5 PP if the character has Deband.
skill-bo-j-reversal-pp.png Perfect Recovery PP GainJ Reversal PP Gain 5 Recovers 20% PP during just reversal.Don't take this skill if you main Bo.
skill-bo-mag.png Bouncer Mag Mag's DEX will be converted to S/R/T-ATK.If you have a 200 DEX mag, it will aso contribute 200 S/R/T-ATK!
SuBo may be able to provide smoother stransition to SuPh if you have DEX Mag, but it's difficult to use! ( ; ω ; )
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Other Class Combinations

Other than Fi, Ph, Br, and Bo, no other class combination works for Su:
Sub Multiplier with Critical Ring
Hunter 115.71%
Force 110.51%
Force (Photon Flare) 120.92%
Techer (Elemental Weak) 137.61%
Etoile 143.67%
Etoile (Tech Attack Count Bonus) 165.22%
  • Su doesn't have JA, which means SuHu and SuEt will not work well:
    • SuHu gains nothing from JA Bonus; Fury Stance only boost Striking and Ranged while all Pet attacks are considered Tech (regardless of Switch skills)
    • SuEt cannot activate Flat Attack bonus because this skill only applies to missing JA on attacks that have JA. Pet attacks have no JA
    • SuEt doesn't gain any critical rate from Etoile tree, making its base damage lower.
    • SuEt with Tech Attack Count Bonus is incompatible with a lot of pets' combo which involve using a single attack repeatedly
  • Pet attacks, while always do Tech damage, is not a Technic:
    • Elemental Mastery (e.g. Fire Mastery, Light Mastery, etc.) skills are invalid due to only working for Technics
    • Similarly, SuFo cannot activate any Tech Advance skills (Normal Tech Advance, Tech Charge Advance, Tech JA Advance)
Using SuFo and SuTe for casting attack Tech along with pet is a bad idea! You'll end up with weak tech and weak pet!
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About Critical Hits

While Su does not have JA, this is offset by pets having 70% minimum damage, as opposed to other weapon's 90% when using a ★13. Adding as much critical as possible allows pet to reach higher average damage, without compensating any aspects (maybe that 10 PP from 2 Spirit Canes).

Stack as many critical rate up as you can, it's a shortcut to high damage!
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Skill Rings

If you plan to use more than 1 L Skill Rings, then it is recommended that you use ★12 units. If you play multiple classes, do not put near auto-target on your unit, as it might be wasteful.

Icon Name Description
ring-cstriketicon.png Critical Strike: Technique (R)R/Cストライク法撃R/C Strike Tech +20 +20% critical rate and 103% critical damage.This is the to-go ring for all sub classes, except Fi.Grinding is a must.
ring-pkeepertech.png Perfectionist: Technique (R)R/Pキーパー法撃R/P Keeper Tech +20 103% damage if HP is above 75%.Use this ring instead if you use Fi sub.Grinding is a must.
ring-effortringsu.png Valor Emblem (R)R/エフォートシンボルサモナーR/Effort Symbol Ring +20 101% damage, +10% critical rate, 97% damage taken.An alternative for Fi sub.Grinding is a must.Any effort ring will do.
ring-nearautotargeticon.png Nearby Auto Target (L)L/ニアオートターゲットL/Near Auto Target Pet will automatically attack enemies with 1 swing. Using recall skills (like Jinga Assault), will cancel the effect until next harmonizer swing.
ring-atomizerlovers.png Atomizer Fanatic (L)L/アトマイザーラバーズL/Atomizer Lover Increases usage speed when using Atomizer and grants invulnerability while doing so.Grinding is optional to increase the potency of Atomizer (up to 160%).
ring-techcparrying.png Technique Charge Parry (L) +20L/テックCパリングL/C Tech Parry Provides 0.6s of frontal Just Guard when charging a technique using a Tech weapon (Rod, Talis, Wand, Jet Boots, Harmonizer).This is optional, but can be handy if you master the rather lenient timing.Should you decide to acquire this, grinding is a must.
ring-magexcite.png Mag Excitement (L) +20L/マグエキサイトL/Mag Excite +20 Increase damage and frequency of Mag's normal action.If you set a Mag's normal action to Megid, it can do a quite a dent to enemy, as well as poison the lesser mobs.While it can aid your damage as long as the mag has energy, it can backfire against Anga Phandaj as it will have increased chance to resist your harmonizer.Should you decide to use this, grinding is a must.
Pet attacks are always Tech regardless of activated Switch skills, thus you need a Critical Strike Tech ring!
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Technics

Several Technics are essential to have. You can obtain them as drops, buy from player shops, or trade them on Excube Shop at L17 for 20 Excubes each.

Icon Name Description
tech-li-resta.png Resta Heals all allied units in an area.Pet will request a Resta sympathy if they have a low HP.Preferred to have Brilliant craft (increases healing).
tech-li-anti.png Anti Restores status effect of all allied units in an area.A full-charged Anti lasts about 5 seconds on the field, you can use this as a preemptive move if you see a status move is incoming, like Elder's ice meteor.Preferred to have Concentrated craft (reduces charge time).
tech-fi-shifta.png Shifta Raises base attack power of all allied units in an area.Pet will request Shifta sympathy during battle.Pet needs to have the Shifta buff for increased attack; having Shifta buff on the character is irrelevant to pet's damage.Preferred to have Multi craft (more ticks).
tech-ic-deband.png Deband Raises base defense power of all allied units in an area.Deband is not as essential as Shifta, but is a key tech to have for Bo sub.Preferred to have Multi craft (more ticks).
tech-wi-zanverse.png Zanverse Inflicts additional 20% Wind damage when the pet is within the Zanverse radius.Best combined with long-range pets like Popple.Zanversed pet will affect the DoT given to enemy, as long as the pet is on the Zanverse area.Preferred to have Concentrated craft (reduces charge time).
tech-da-megiverse.png Megiverse Restores HP equal to 25% of damages inflicted if the pet is within the Megiverse radius.Note that since pet does the damage, character will not benefit from the skill at all, unless Sinister Stare (Glance of Darkness) is active.Either craft of Megiverse is fine.
tech-fi-safoie.png Safoie Type-0 Must have Type-0 Craft (available at start).A movement PA that helps you travel faster. It also tracks enemy's height, and has a lot of hits to help you escape from Fhange (that red-prison thing which traps you in an E-Trial).
tech-el-ilzonde.png Ilzonde An alternate movement PA if Safoie Type-0 is out of reach.Has a high PP cost, ditch this once you have Safoie-0.

Pets

The other important thing beside raising your pet properly is how to use them properly. There are a number of pets for a Summoner, each with their own specific purpose.

Glossary

Please note the following glossary before reading the detailed description of each pets.
Terms Description
DPS Rating Rating of Damage per second, calculated roughly by damage divided by frame, divided by average damage of Pet PAs. This is solely used to determine which pet attack is more powerful when used over and over. It does not mean that it is the most efficient attack.
Recall PA A Photon Arts (PA) that returns pet to your side and stops it from using further attack. This will pause the effect of Near Auto Target ring. Unless noted, pet will perform the move first before returning.
DoT Damage-over-time, inflicts small damage over a set amount of time. It is similar to Poison, but is not counted as a status effect, hence do not activate Chase Advance Plus. A DoT skill will sucessfully deliver damage if the first hit lands, even if the part is hidden or the pet got stunned. However, it will cancel if the affected part is destroyed, or pet is unsummoned.
Sinister Stare (Glance of Darkness) The potential icon on the DPS colum shows the DPS rating when Sinister Stare (Glance of Darkness) is used.
The DPS value is relative to another pet, use it only to compare one pet to another!
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Wanda & Jinga (ワンダ・ジンガ)

Description
pet-wanda.pngpet-jinga.png A pet without real weakness, dubbed "Almighty Pet" in Japan.They have a rather efficient PP usage, solid DPS, powerful normal attacks, high HP, high defense, and easy to use PAs.When in doubt of what pet to use, Wanda or Jinga is never a wrong choice.★14 Wanda is more durable with higher HP and DEF.★14 Jinga has higher Pwr and upgraded Jinga Assault, having a wider attack area and higher multiplier.Stunned Wanda takes 30s to recover; Jinga takes 15s.
Personality Description
Sunny晴れ好きEnjoys Sun 112% damage during clear weather on fields, doesn't work on Extreme Quests or Boss EQ where the weather is non-existent.Preferable if you use Jinga on regular quests.
ResolvedこんじょうFervent Small chance to endure damage that would otherwise killed it.Gains few seconds of invulnerability when activated as well as 60s of 115% damage incease.Preferable on EQs.
パワフルPowerful ★14 only.Combines the effect of Sunny and Resolved, as well as having increased rare item drop rate.
Strength Weakness
Suitable for all player skillsAll-purpose petHigh ATK and DEFHigh-powered normal attacksHas an area attack that StunsHas a knockdown attackEfficient PP usageJinga recovers fast from stun None
Wanda & Jinga Recommended Sweets
box-wanda.png Pancake set:Triple Stack PancakeDouble Stack PancakeParfait choice:Exquisite Deadly ParfaitSuper Doki Doki ParfaitDeadly ParfaitMegaton ParfaitVigilant ParfaitSatisfying / Complete ParfaitRoll set:2× Support RollVertical Cane set:2× Critical CaneHorizontal Cane set:Vinculum Spir / Vin-Spi CaneSandwich set:Toughness / Body SandwichCookie choice:3× Tech-Spi Cookie3× Casting / Tech Cookie3× Spirit / Spirita Cookie

Wanda Photon Arts and Combo

Icon Name DPS Description
pa-su-wanda-1.png スライサーSlicer 5670 A two-hit attack, mind the timing between 2 attacks.You can Jump after inputting the command to activate your natural PP regen; during a normal circumstances, you'll regain about 4PP back before the next input.
pa-su-wanda-2.png ブレイクBreak 5476 Area attack, knocks down enemies.
pa-su-wanda-3.png アサルトAssault 3658 Recall PA.
pa-su-wanda-4.png ショックShock 4365 Wide-ranged area attack.Causes Stun.
pa-su-wanda-5.png PulserパルサーPulsar 910 DoT attack over 877f (14.6s).
pa-su-normal.png 通常①Normal 1 1919 Gains 10.4 PP per second.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①②③Normal 1-2-3 3131 Gains 15.4 PP per second.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 1Pulser12× Slicer 6277 Wanda's prime combo.Jump after every Slicer to reduce the PP use.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 2Pulser9× Break 6172 This combo doesn't work well on Wanda.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 3Pulser3×Normal 1-2-3 3840 Pulser when you have about 30 PP left before doing normal attack.

Jinga Photon Arts and Combo

Icon Name DPS Description
pa-su-jinga-1.png スライサーSlicer 5973 A two-hit attack, mind the timing between 2 attacks.You can Jump after inputting the command to activate your natural PP regen; during a normal circumstances, you'll regain about 4PP back before the next input.
pa-su-jinga-2.png ブレイクBreak 6081 Area attack, knocks down enemies.
pa-su-jinga-3.png アサルトAssault 5072 Recall PA, has a wide linear area of effect compared to Wanda version
pa-su-jinga-4.png ショックShock 4567 Wide-ranged area attack.Causes Stun.Area of effect is bigger than Wanda version
pa-su-jinga-5.png PulserパルサーPulsar 1011 DoT attack over 877f (14.6s).
pa-su-normal.png 通常①Normal 1 2020 Gains 10.4 PP per second.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①②③Normal 1-2-3 3232 Gains 15.4 PP per second.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 1Pulser12× Slicer 6580 Jump after every Slicer to reduce the PP use.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 2Pulser19× Break 6788 The prime combo for Jinga.Low PP cost and high damage.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 3Pulser3×Normal 1-2-3 4042 Pulser when you have about 10 PP left before doing normal attack.

Trim & Aero (トリム・アエロ Torim & Aero)

Description
pet-torim.pngpet-aero.png A pet with high powered PAs, focusing on quality over quantity. They are best suited to pursuit agile enemies with their fast Stab and their double DoT attacks.Their main weakness is their lack of wide area attack, PP inefficiency, low defense, and weakest normal attacks (i.e. not worth for Spirited Parfait); morover, they are far too reliant on Shouted Spiral to do damage.★14 Trim is more durable with higher HP and DEF.★14 Aero has higher Pwr, upgraded Aero Spriral (wider attack area) and Aero Slash (stronger).Stunned Trim takes 60s to recover; Aero takes 30s.Trim and Aero are currently outclassed by their glass cannon peers like Synchro, and fellow avian, Rappy.
Personality Description
IndustriousがんばりやDiligent 115% PA damage with 130% PP cost.Preferable for the big damage boost.
Smart CookieおりこうさんDocile 121% damage on enemies with a status effect.Since EQ bosses does not get status effect like normal enemies, the boost will be useless there.
エリートElite ★14 only.Combines Industrious and Smart Cookie, as well as having increased rare item drop rate.
Strength Weakness
Suitable for all player skillsEasy-to-use Boss killerHigh ATK and DEFStab is a low-risk, high damage PA Weakest normal attackThird lowest DEFHigh PP usageLow PP regain from attacksRequires constant use of Shouted Spiral Charge 2 in order to reach full potentialTorim recovers long from stun
Trim & Aero Recommended Sweets
box-torim.png Pancake set:Triple Stack PancakeDouble Stack PancakeParfait choice:Exquisite Deadly ParfaitSuper Luxury ParfaitDeadly ParfaitMegaton ParfaitVigilant ParfaitSatisfying / Complete ParfaitRoll set:2× Support RollVertical Cane set:2× Critical CaneHorizontal Cane set:Vinculum Spir / Vin-Spi CaneSandwich set:Toughness / Body SandwichCookie choice:3× Tech-Spi Cookie3× Casting / Tech Cookie3× Spirit / Spirita Cookie

Trim Photon Arts and Combo

Icon Name DPS Description
pa-su-torim-1.png SlamスタッブStab 6385 Primary mook masher.Quick attacks, but leans on the inefficient side.
pa-su-torim-2.png スラッシュSlash 4553 Weaker without Shout buff
pa-su-torim-2.png シャウト・スラッシュShouted Slash 5462 Use Slash after Shout to power up the move.A 5-hit attack, mind the timing.You can jump after inputting the command to activate your natural PP regen and gain some PP back.
pa-su-torim-3.png BarrageバレットBullet 89 Recall PA.Torim will send a projectile then return.DoT lasts for 647f (10.8s).
pa-su-torim-3.png Shouted Barrageシャウト・バレットShouted Bullet 1314 Recall PA.Use Bullet after Shout.Regular and Shout DoT stacks, but it is hard to keep this stack.
pa-su-torim-4.png シャウトShout 4567 Small area attack.Grants a 20s buff that enhances the power of Slash, Bullet, and Spiral.Due to Dilligent personality, this PA uses 26PP.
pa-su-torim-5.png スパイラルSpiral 1935 Weaker without shout buffCharging increases power.
pa-su-torim-5.png シャウト・スパイラルⅠShouted Spiral C1 8187 Charge for 120f (2s) after Shout.This is the minimum Charge level to use.
pa-su-torim-5.png シャウト・スパイラルⅡShouted Spiral C2 108110 Trim's main DPS attack.Powerful, but easily subject to damage cap.Charge for 308f (5s) after Shout.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①Normal 1 1111 Gains 6.9 PP per second.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①②③Normal 1-2-3 1717 Gains 11.2 PP per second.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 1Shout Barrage/Bullet10× Slam/Stab 7194 Basic combo.Powerful, but costly.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 2Shout Barrage/BulletSlam/Stab4× Shout Slash 6474 A PP-efficient attack.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 3Shout Barrage/Bullet3×Normal 1-2-3 2830 Barrage / Bullet when you have about 20 PP left before doing normal attacks.You need to press the normal attack button to make Trim attack again.

Aero Photon Arts and Combo

Icon Name DPS Description
pa-su-aero-1.png SlamスタッブStab 6587 Primary mook masher.Quick attacks, but leans on the inefficient side.Due to Dilligent personality, this PA uses 20PP.
pa-su-aero-2.png スラッシュSlash 4957 Stronger than Trim's version, but still weak without shout
pa-su-aero-2.png シャウト・スラッシュShouted Slash 5967 Use Slash after Shout to power up the move.A 5-hit attack, mind the timing.You can jump after inputting the command to activate your natural PP regen and gain some PP back.Due to Dilligent personality, this PA uses 20PP.At L17 Trim version costs 20PP (26 PP with Dilligent).
pa-su-aero-3.png BarrageバレットBullet 810 Recall PA.Aero will send a projectile then return.DoT lasts for 647f (10.8s).Due to Dilligent personality, this PA uses 7PP.At L17 Trim version costs 15PP (20 PP with Dilligent)
pa-su-aero-4.png Shouted Barrageシャウト・バレットShouted Bullet 1314 Recall PA.Use Bullet after Shout.Regular and Shout DoT stacks, but it is hard to keep this stack.Due to Dilligent personality, this PA uses 7PP.At L17 Trim version costs 15PP (20 PP with Dilligent)
pa-su-aero-4.png シャウトShout 5578 Small area attack.Grants a 20s buff that enhances the power of Slash, Bullet, and Spiral.Due to Dilligent personality, this PA uses 26PP.
pa-su-aero-5.png スパイラルSpiral 2035 Weaker without shout buffCharging increases power.Due to Dilligent personality, this PA uses 39PP.
pa-su-aero-5.png シャウト・スパイラルⅠShouted Spiral Charge 1 8490 Charge for 120f (2s) after Shout.This is the minimum Charge level to use.
pa-su-aero-5.png シャウト・スパイラルⅡShouted Spiral Charge 2 110113 Aero's main DPS attack.Powerful, but easily subject to damage cap.Charge for 308f (5s) after Shout.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①Normal 1 1111 Gains 6.9 PP per second.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①②③Normal 1-2-3 1818 Gains 11.2 PP per second.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 1Shout Bullet10× Slam/Stab 7395 Basic combo.Powerful, but costly.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 2Shout BulletSlam/Stab4× Shout Slash 6878 A PP-efficient attack.To attain it's 48PP usage or less (79PP or less with Dilligent), you must jump immediately after using Shouted Slash. Otherwise, it will cost 80PP (107PP with Dilligent).
pa-su-normal.png Combo 3Shout Barrage/Bullet3×Normal 1-2-3 2830 Barrage / Bullet when you have about 10 PP left before doing normal attacks.You need to press the normal attack button to make Aero attack again.

Sally & Popple (サリィ・ポップル Cery & Popple)

Description
pet-cery.pngpet-popple.png A long-range support pet, best at taking down a large quantity of enemies. They are risky to use against bosses that moves too much because its main DPS attack tends to miss. However, their easy-to-use nature allows you to utilize Zanverse together with their attacks.Sally and Popple can jam: pressing a PA button at the same time when they lose target will cause them to skip the said PA, but will still cost PP!★14 Sally is more durable with higher HP and DEF.★14 Popple has higher ATK and upgraded Popple Plode (chargeable and stronger hit, but lower DPS).Stunned Sally takes 60s to recover; Popple takes 30s.
Personality Description
ExpeditiousてきぱきAdept 130% Normal attack PP regain.This is the preferable personality.
KindやさしいSerene Heals previously summoned pet HP by a certain amount after a certain time.I am uncertain for the purpose of this ability since unsummoned pet gains HP relatively quick.Does not affect stunned pets.
ポップPop ★14 only.Combines Expeditious and Kind, as well as having increased rare item drop rate.
Strength Weakness
Suitable for all player skillsLong-range attacksStays close to player almost all time, reducing risk of getting hitHigh PP regain from normal attackMost powerful DPS attack costs a measly 5PP and casues Jellen (lowers ATK by 15%)Has a homing attack that also knocks enemy downHas an attack that clusters enemyHighly usable with Zanverse to increase output further Prone to jammingWeak DEFBeside homing attack, all projectiles are slowSally recovers long from stun
Sally & Popple Recommended Sweets
box-cery.png Pancake set:Triple Stack PancakeDouble Stack PancakeParfait choice:Exquisite Deadly ParfaitExquisite Bolster ParfaitDeadly ParfaitMegaton ParfaitHype / Bolster ParfaitSatisfying / Complete ParfaitRoll set:2× Support RollVertical Cane set:2× Critical CaneHorizontal Cane set:Vinculum Spir / Vin-Spi CaneSandwich set:Toughness / Body SandwichCookie choice:3× Tech-Spi Cookie3× Casting / Tech Cookie3× Spirit / Spirita Cookie

Sally Photon Arts and Combo

Icon Name DPS Description
pa-su-cery-1.png プロードPlode 5072 Slow projectile.
pa-su-cery-2.png VortexフォールFall 4669 Clusters enemy together.Area is rather small, but is an instant attack.Useful to attack moving targets.
pa-su-cery-3.png カースCurse 5981 Primary DPS attack. Inflicts Jellen, which reduces target's attack by 15%.Slow homing projectile, might miss if the target is small and Popple is too close.
pa-su-cery-4.png チェイサーChaser 2547 Knocks enemy down.Quick homing projectile.May hit an enemy twice.
pa-su-cery-5.png サリィテリトリーTeritory 12-hit 4749 Recall PA.Area attack which requires holding the button; just tapping it will cause Sally to return and does the animation, but does nothing else.This attack is currently impractical to use at it has low DPS and limited range; if you need a direct hit attack, use Vortex/Fall instead.
pa-su-cery-1.png 通常①Normal 1 2424 Gains 17.3 PP per second; 21.9 PP per second if Adept.

Popple Photon Arts and Combo

Icon Name DPS Description
pa-su-popple-1.png プロードPlode 5974 Slow projectile.
pa-su-popple-1.png プロード・チャージPlode Charge 5665 Charge Plode for 112f (1.9s).Greatly increases area of effect and damage, but lowers DPS.
pa-su-popple-2.png VortexフォールFall 4870 Clusters enemy together.Area is rather small, but is an instant attack.Useful to attack moving targets.
pa-su-popple-3.png カースCurse 6183 Primary DPS attack. Inflicts Jellen, which reduces target's attack by 15%.Slow homing projectile, might miss if the target is small and Popple is too close.
pa-su-popple-4.png チェイサーChaser 2749 Knocks enemy down.Quick homing projectile.May hit an enemy twice.
pa-su-popple-5.png テリトリーTeritory 12-hit 4951 Recall PA.Area attack which requires holding the button; just tapping it will cause Popple to return and does the animation, but does nothing else.This attack is currently impractical to use at it has low DPS and limited range; if you need a direct hit attack, use Vortex/Fall instead.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①Normal 1 2424 Gains 17.3 PP per second; 21.9 PP per second if Adept.

Marron (マロン Maron)

Description
pet-maron.png A defensive pet with self-explosion ability. Marron is best used when your enemy is agressive and have a lot of multi-hit attacks, like Omega Masquerage.Once was popular pet before damage cap was implemented; with damage cap in place, Marron Strike's capped 1M damage does lower DPS that its required setup. Using Marron for Strike attack only will lower their DPS a lot; consider using the strike as a bonus damage and focus on using Curse and Break as primary DPS.Marron's size has 3 stages, which powers up their Strike: The 1st stage is default; Marron will always be on 1st stage if you summon them; the 2nd stage is reached after 3 hits, in which Marron becomes big; the 3rd stage is reached after 9 hits, in which Marron becomes even bigger with flames coming out of their body; you have 15 seconds to perform Marron strike before Marron explodes on your hand and reduce your HP to a fraction.Unlike Melon, Marron has limited use on regular EQs: its overreliance on Marron Strike 3 to do damage become it's main weakness; Marron's main combo (Curse-Break) is weaker than the standard of a Jinga.It's niche, however, is in solo "hard difficulty" quest which features multi-hit bosses, i.e. Phaleg, Omega Masquerade, and Shiva; In those quest, you can throw Marron Strike 3 in under 30s and swap to another Marron.Stunned Marron takes 60s to recover.
Personality Description
Underdog逆境Adverse 117% damage if HP drops below 25%.This is always activated during Marron Strike, thus the preferred personality.
Indefatigableやせ我慢 Fierce A chance to recover 18% of max HP when taking damage.
キュートCute ★14 only.Combines Underdog and Indefatigable, as well as having increased rare item drop rate.
Strength Weakness
Suitable against aggressive bossesSuitable to take on Phantom XQHighest HPCan shield character from damageHigh PP regain from normal attackHas a high-powered DoT attackHas a bouncing homing attack Suicide attack requires 30-60 seconds to set up, thus making it unsuitable for bosses that's not aggressive (i.e. almost all bosses are not aggressive, the only really aggressive ones are Omega Masquerade, Phaleg, Omega Hunar, and Mithra).Requires more than 1 Marron to properly take advantage of its suicide attackRecovers long from stunNot much use outside fighting aggressive bossSomewhat not aggressive, despite being a melee pet
Marron Recommended Sweets
box-maron.png Pancake set:Triple Stack PancakeDouble Stack PancakeParfait choice:Exquisite Deadly ParfaitSuper Megaton ParfaitDeadly ParfaitMegaton ParfaitVigilant ParfaitSatisfying / Complete ParfaitRoll set:2× Support RollVertical Cane set:2× Critical CaneSandwich set:2× Toughness / Body SandwichReflex / React Sandwich2× Genius / Mind SandwichCookie choice:2× Tech-Spi Cookie2× Casting / Tech Cookie2× Spirit / Spirita Cookie

Marron Photon Arts and Combo

Icon Name DPS Description
pa-su-maron-1.png ストライク①Strike 1 86 Stuns enemy and Marron.Hold PA button to delay the throw.This PA isn't affected by Sinister Stare (Glance of Darkness)
pa-su-maron-1.png ストライク②Strike 2 59 Requires Marron to take 3 hits.DPS rating assumes Marron take 3 hits and be thrown in 5 seconds.This PA isn't affected by Sinister Stare (Glance of Darkness)
pa-su-maron-1.png ストライク③Strike 3 56 Requires Marron to take 9 hits.DPS rating assumes Marron take 9 hits and be thrown in 15 seconds.This PA isn't affected by Sinister Stare (Glance of Darkness)
pa-su-maron-2.png ブレイクBreak 5578 Primary DPS attack.A rudimentary area attack with no added effect.Unlike Jinga Break, Marron stays in place.
pa-su-maron-3.png シールドShield 0 Recall PA.Hold button to keep Marron in front of your character, draining your 1 PP every 2s.Marron will take all damage from front at greatly reduced rate.Shield might not be available if Marron is too far away, or obscured by walls.This PA isn't affected by Sinister Stare (Glance of Darkness)
pa-su-maron-4.png チェイサーChaser 1234 A homing missile attack that bounces at every enemy in an area.Can bounce back to the same enemy.
pa-su-maron-5.png カースCurse 1517 DoT attack over 570f (9.5s).Slow homing projectile.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①Normal 1 1919 Gains 15.0 PP per second.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①②③Normal 1-2-3 2323 Gains 12.3 PP per second.
pa-su-normal.png ComboCurse11× Break 6588 Marron's basic combo.Servicable DPS, but costly to use.
pa-su-normal.png ComboCurse11× Break5× NormalStrike 3 99113 This combo simulates throwing Strike 3 after 15s.
pa-su-normal.png ComboCurse11× Break9× NormalCurse11× Break5× NormalStrike 3 7082 This combo simulates throwing Strike 3 after 30s.Notice the sharp drop of DPS compared to the 15s one.

Melon (メロン)

Description
pet-melon.png Marron's counterpart, similar PAs with different Strike mechanic.Melon has lowest HP among all pets, but highest defense among all. Hold the Strike PA button after throwing melon to catch it back.Melon size's stage is reached faster, needing only 1 hit for 2nd Stage and 2 hits for 3rd Stage.Melon will revert to 1st Stage after spending 15 seconds on 3rd Stage, instead of blowing up the player.A ★14 Melon will have 5000 MEL Def (S-DEF), along with 300 more ATK compared to Marron.Stunned Melon takes 20s to recover.Melon have better synergy with Shinkuro's personality than Marron since Melon can do a significantly high damage in a short amount of time, and it's stun timer is shorter.
Personality Description
Indefatigableやせ我慢 Fierce A chance to recover 18% of max HP when taking damage.This is preferred to keep Melon on the defensive side.
Underdog逆境Adverse 117% damage if HP drops below 25%.This is not activated during Melon Strike, unless Melon's HP is below 25% when using.
キュートCute ★14 only.Combines Underdog and Indefatigable, as well as having increased rare item drop rate.
Strength Weakness
Suitable against aggressive bossesHigh ATK and Highest DEFHas 5000 MEL Def at L130, reducing almost any Melee (Strike) damage to 1.Can shield character from damageHigh PP regain from normal attackHas a high-powered DoT attackHas a bouncing homing attackRecovers quickly from stun Lowest HPNot much use outside fighting bossSomewhat not aggressive, despite being a melee pet
Melon Recommended Sweets
box-melon.png Pancake set:Triple Stack PancakeDouble Stack PancakeParfait choice:Exquisite Deadly ParfaitSuper Megaton ParfaitDeadly ParfaitMegaton ParfaitVigilant ParfaitSatisfying / Complete ParfaitRoll set:2× Support RollVertical Cane set:Critical CaneHorizontal Cane set:2× Vinculum Spir / Vin-Spi CaneSandwich set:Genius / Mind SandwichCookie choice:3× Tech-Spi Cookie3× Casting / Tech Cookie3× Spirit / Spirita Cookie

Melon Photon Arts and Combo

Icon Name DPS Description
pa-su-melon-1.png ストライク①Strike 1 33 Stuns enemy.Hold PA button to delay the throw.Hold PA button after throwing to catch Melon.Uncaught melon will be stunned.This PA isn't affected by Sinister Stare (Glance of Darkness)
pa-su-melon-1.png ストライク②Strike 2 66 Requires Melon to take 1 hit.This PA isn't affected by Sinister Stare (Glance of Darkness)
pa-su-melon-1.png ストライク③Strike 3 82 Requires Melon to take 2 hits.This PA isn't affected by Sinister Stare (Glance of Darkness)
pa-su-melon-2.png ブレイクBreak 6991 Primary DPS attack. A rudimentary area attack with no added effect.Unlike Jinga Break, Melon stays in place.
pa-su-melon-3.png シールドShield 0 Recall PA.Hold button to keep Melon in front of your character, draining your 1 PP every 2s.Melon will take all damage from front at reduced rate. Shield might not be available if Melon is too far away, or obscured by walls.This PA isn't affected by Sinister Stare (Glance of Darkness)
pa-su-melon-4.png チェイサーChaser 1335 A homing missile attack that bounces at every enemy in an area.Can bounce back to the same enemy.
pa-su-melon-5.png カースCurse 1921 DoT attack over 570f (9.5s).Slow homing projectile.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①Normal 1 2222 Gains 15.0 PP per second.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①②③Normal 1-2-3 2525 Gains 12.3 PP per second.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 1Curse8× Break 80103 Melon's basic combo.High DPS, but costly, althought not as bad as Marron's.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 2Curse9× Strike 3 9496 Main combo to use when Melon is fully blown.A bit weaker than it's basic combo, but the PP cost is so small.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 3Curse9× Normal 1 3840 Curse when you have about 25 PP left before doing normals attacks.

Rappy (ラッピー)

Description
pet-rappy.png An all-rounder pet, very friendly to newbies, although obtaining their eggs is not newbie friendly (Rare drop from ARKS Rappy).Rappy invokes the Magikarp Power: its stat before L120 are not impressive, and has 250 points to fill on each stat of Pet Plus; Level 100 and 120 Rappy has attack differences of almost 400 points.They notably have strongest normal attacks, albeit smaller hit box; this is both blessing and a curse since it is more accurate to hit a weak point, but easier to miss moving enemies.They are the only pet to have a healing PA.Rappy is the best pet to abuse Braver sub's Attack Advance: Stacking Attack Advance and Spirited Parfait turns Rappy's normal attack into a PA, essentially allowing you to win boss fights by just holding Normal Attack Button.
Personality Description
Early BirdはやおきEarly Bird Reduces stunned duration by 33%.All obtained Rappy eggs so far has only Super Early Bird (超はやおき) personality, which also boosts Rare Drop Rate by 5%.The same applies to ★14 version.
Strength Weakness
Suitable for all player skillsAll-purpose petHas high PWR and high DEFHas 7777 DEX at L130, reducing minimum damage taken from enemiesHas the most powerful normal attacksHigh PP regain from normal attackHas a healing skillRecovers quickly from stun Has a small sympathy alert ringSlowest recall attackHave close to nothing for mobbingHave problems with moving enemies.
Rappy Recommended Sweets
box-rappy.png Pancake set:Triple Stack PancakeDouble Stack PancakeParfait choice:Exquisite Deadly ParfaitSuper Doki Doki ParfaitDeadly ParfaitMegaton ParfaitVigilant ParfaitSatisfying / Complete ParfaitRoll set:2× Support RollVertical Cane set:2× Critical CaneSandwich set:Toughness / Body SandwichCookie choice:3× Tech-Spi Cookie3× Casting / Tech Cookie3× Spirit / Spirita Cookie

Rappy Photon Arts and Combo

Icon Name DPS Description
pa-su-rappy-1.png メロディMelody 3964 Creates a healing field similar to Resta, but can be stacked over and over.Does not count as support Tech cast by player.
pa-su-rappy-2.png ドロップDrop 7092 A rudimentary area attack.Primary DPS during Alter Ego with Rykros Staff.
pa-su-rappy-3.png キャノンCanon 4769 Recall PA.Homing projectile that requires a target.If there's no target, the missile will lauch straight upward.Rappy is slow to return after performing the PA.
pa-su-rappy-4.png ソニックSonic 7482 6-hit attack.The PA will not start if Rappy does not hit a target.
pa-su-rappy-5.png エンドEnd 7883 Charge for 151f (2.5s).Listed DPS is for a full charge.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①Normal 1 4444 The normal attack hits twice, restoring 10 PP per hit. Gains 23.0 PP per second.

Viola (ヴィオラ)

Description
pet-viola.png A pet that is best for soloing, as it has an effective hate generation, unlike the Launcher PA Fake Silhouette.Viola's regular PA are similar to Wanda, albeit lacking a reliable area attack.Viola's stats are not very impressive, and this including their defense.Using Viola Change, however, increases their defense and changes how their PA works: exerting high-powered damage, high DPS, and enormous hit box in expense of slower animation and sluggish PP regeneration.Due to how Change mechanic works, Viola is the only pet that gets stronger by using Liberate Takt.Viola is the signature pet of Manaka.
Personality Description
Show-off目立ちたがりPoser Takes 10% less damage and makes hate generation even more effective.This is the preferred personality.
いやし系Soothing Increases healing rate of all unsummoned pets.Does not affect stunned pets.
エレガントElegant ★14 only.Combines Show-off and Soothing, as well as having increased rare item drop rate.
Strength Weakness
Attracts enemiesHigh-powered normal attacksHigh PP regain from normal attackHigh-powered PAsWide area PAsHighest DoT PAHas an attack that StunsEfficient PP usage Unsuitable for newbies.Requires use of Viola Change to choose between regain PP or doing high damageMediocre DEF if not in Change stateSlow PA animationHave problems with moving enemies.
Viola Recommended Sweets
box-viola.png Pancake set:Triple Stack PancakeDouble Stack PancakeParfait choice:Exquisite Deadly ParfaitSuper Doki Doki ParfaitDeadly ParfaitMegaton ParfaitVigilant ParfaitSatisfying / Complete ParfaitRoll set:2× Support RollVertical Cane set:2× Critical CaneSandwich set:3×Toughness / Body SandwichCookie choice:3× Tech-Spi Cookie3× Casting / Tech Cookie3× Spirit / Spirita Cookie

Viola Photon Arts and Combo

Icon Name DPS Description
pa-su-viola-1.png スライサーSlicer 4561 A 2-hit attack.
pa-su-viola-1.png チェンジ・スライサーChanged Slicer 7077 Use Slicer after Change.A 2-hit attack over a very wide area in front of Viola.You can Jump after inputting the command to activate your natural PP regen.
pa-su-viola-2.png StompスタンプStamp 5780 Stuns enemies in an area.A 2-hit attack on the epicentrum.
pa-su-viola-2.png Changed Stompチェンジ・スタンプChanged Stamp 8696 Primary DPS attack.Use Stomp after Change.You can jump after inputting the command to activate your natural PP regen.
pa-su-viola-4.png アサルトAssault 3053 Return PA.
pa-su-viola-4.png チェンジ・アサルトChanged Assault 5472 Use Assault after Change.
pa-su-viola-3.png PulserパルサーPulsar 910 Stack both Pulsars if you can before doing normals to regain PPDoT attack over 843f (14.1s).
pa-su-viola-3.png Changed Pulserチェンジ・パルサーChanged Pulsar 1516 Stack both Pulsars if you can before doing normals to regain PPUse Pulsar after Change.DoT attack over 910f (15.2s).Regular and Change DoT stacks.Hitbox is very big compared to Regular.
pa-su-viola-5.png チェンジChange 00 140% DEF (candies excluded), increases the power and enlarges the hitbox of all PAs; normal attacks are unaffected.Attack PP regain and natural PP regeneration will be set to 30% of normal value.Viola will be in Change state until the art is used again, similar to Stance skills.Viola is invulnerable during the Change animation.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①Normal 1 2727 Gains 16.2 PP per second.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①②③Normal 1-2-3 3030 Gains 21.9 PP per second.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 1Changed Pulser4× Change Slicer 7682 Viola's wide attack combo.Hard to use, usually have minimal use cases.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 2Changed Pulser9× Change Stomp 90101 Primary combo.High DPS, and has a good efficiency.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 3Change PulserChangePulser3×Normal 1-2-3 4549 A combo to use when you're about to do normal attacks.You need about 60 PP before doing this.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 4PulserChangeChange Pulser9× Change Stomp 91103 A combo to use after doring normal attacks.

Shinkuro (シンクロウ Synchro)

Description
pet-synchro.png The pet for taking down bosses quickly.Has the highest DPS among all pets, but is hardest to use, and get stunned quickly.Shinkuro's setup requires you to have superfluous amount of PP (above 150, 185 would be ideal), them to be summoned after a stunned pet (best using Melon); after that, you need to learn to use different PA in order to power up Synchro Geki.
Personality Description
Thoughtfulなかま思いDevoted 112% damage if Synchro is summoned after a stunned pet.This is the preferred personality due to its huge boost.The boost stays during area change; it will be reset if Synchro is switched out or entering campship.
SlyこうかつCunning PP Cost reduced by 20% if summoned after a stunned pet.
ジェントルGentle ★14 only.Combines Thoughtful and Sly, as well as having increased rare item drop rate.
Strength Weakness
Premier boss killer.Has the most powerful DPS attackHigh-powered normal attacksHigh PwrQuickest recall attackHas an attack with guard framesHas an attack that BindsHigh-powered normal attacks Unsuitable for newbies.Low HPLow DEFRequires chaining different PAs to maximize damageRequires to be summoned after stunned pet to maximize damageLow PP regain from normal attacksRecovers long from stun
Shinkuro Recommended Sweets
box-synchro.png Pancake set:Triple Stack PancakeDouble Stack PancakeParfait choice:Super Doki Doki ParfaitSuper Luxury ParfaitDeadly ParfaitMegaton ParfaitVigilant ParfaitSatisfying / Complete ParfaitRoll set:Support RollSteadfast RollVertical Cane set:2× Critical CaneSandwich set:2×Toughness / Body SandwichCookie choice:3× Tech-Spi Cookie3× Casting / Tech Cookie3× Spirit / Spirita Cookie

Shinkuro Photon Arts and Combo

Icon Name DPS Description
pa-su-synchro-1.png SlashザンZan 3254 Use to home in on enemy and start a combo.Has a rather bad vertical tracking.
pa-su-synchro-1.png Chained Slash繋・ザンChained Zan 4870 Use Slash/Zan after a different PA.
pa-su-synchro-2.png BlastダンDan 4367 Recall PA.Shinkuro will return before attacking.Use to correct Shinkuro's vertical position and gain Field effects for SuBo.Chained Blast/Dan causes Bind.
pa-su-synchro-3.png FistケンKen 2951 Weak when used without chaining.
pa-su-synchro-3.png Chained Fist繋・ケンChained Ken 5880 Use Fist/Ken after a different PA.A 4-hit attack.
pa-su-synchro-4.png KickキャクKyaku 5173 A spinning kick that lasts for 3 rotation, but only hit once.The main use is to stall Chain state in case you need to do something else like Shifta, Deband, Resta, Fields etc. Shinkuro will also have a Just Guard in all directions, but it does not work 100% of time so use it with care.Chained Kick/Kyaku enlarges the area of effect.
pa-su-synchro-5.png StrikeゲキGeki 00 Weak when used without chaining.Strike/Geki without chain.
pa-su-synchro-5.png 2-Chaned Strike繋・ゲキ②2-Chained Geki 00 Weak when used without chaining.Strike/Geki after 2 other PAs.
pa-su-synchro-5.png 3-Chaned Strike繋・ゲキ③3-Chained Geki 00 Weak when used without chaining.Strike/Geki after 3 other PAs.
pa-su-synchro-5.png 4-Chaned Strike繋・ゲキ④4-Chained Geki 00 Strike/Geki after 4 other PAs.A simple combo to use this chain is Slash-Fist-Slash-Fist-Strike.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①Normal 1 2626 Gains 8 PP per second.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①②③Normal 1-2-3 3535 Gains 9.3 PP per second.Note that Shinkuro's 3rd hit has 2400 power, which makes it stronger than many PAs.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 1Slash / ZanFist / KenSlash / ZanFist / KenStrike / Geki 81103 Shinkuro's basic combo starter.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 2Combo 1Fist / KenSlash / ZanFist / KenStrike / Geki 86108 Use Combo 1 before doing the 4 PAs.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 3Combo 2Fist / KenSlash / ZanFist / KenStrike / Geki 88110 Use Combo 2 before doing the 4 PAs.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 4Combo 3Fist / KenSlash / ZanFist / KenStrike / Geki 89112 Use Combo 3 before doing the 4 PAs.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 5Combo 4Fist / KenSlash / ZanFist / KenStrike / Geki 90112 Use Combo 4 before doing the 4 PAs.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 6Combo 5Fist / KenSlash / ZanFist / KenStrike / Geki 91113 Use Combo 5 before doing the 4 PAs.

Redran (レドラン)

Description
pet-redran.png A long-range pet that can tear multi-part enemies, such as Ragne and Vibras, quickly.On the reverse side, they also can tear down Redran quickly.Redran has both the highest ATK among all pets, and one of the lowest DEF, with about 120 HP less than Synchro and only 60 DEF better.Redran, can jam: pressing a PA button at the same time when they lose target will cause them to skip the said PA, but will still cost PP!Redran has minimal use on EQ outside seasonal, defense, and endless quests; especially because they tend to run out of PP quickly.In addition, Redran is hard-pressed to secure the number of kills it needed in UH fields, further hampering its usage.
Personality Description
RambunctiousあばれんぼうRowdy Raises damage by 2% for each enemy killed by Redran; capped at 50% or 150% damage total.The bonus will be reset upon entering campship and unsummoning Redran.This would be the preferred personality.
BelligerentとうそうしんHawkish Raises damage depending on number of enemies near the Redran.106% for 1-4 enemies, 112% for 5 enemies and above.Since Redran is a long-range pet that has a low durability, this skill becomes counterproductive for its survival, specially since it does not do much in boss EQs.
ロックRock ★14 only.Combines Rambunctious and Belligerent, as well as having increased rare item drop rate.
Strength Weakness
Highest possible damage multiplier (150%) from personalityDecimates enemy with multiple parts quicklyHigh-powered normal attacksHigh ATKRecall attack has invulnerability frames Unsuitable for newbies.Prone to jammingBeside recall, all other attacks are slowLow HPLow DefNot much use against bosses that don't have multiple partsLittle use during Boss EQ
Redran Recommended Sweets
box-redran.png Pancake set:Triple Stack PancakeDouble Stack PancakeParfait choice:Exquisite Steady ParfaitSuper Steady ParfaitDeadly ParfaitMegaton ParfaitHype / Bolster ParfaitSatisfying / Complete ParfaitRoll set:Support RollSteadfast RollVertical Cane set:2× Critical CaneSandwich set:3×Toughness / Body SandwichCookie choice:3× Tech-Spi Cookie3× Casting / Tech Cookie3× Spirit / Spirita Cookie

Redran Photon Arts and Combo

Icon Name DPS Description
pa-su-redran-1.png レーザーLaser 8391 Hold PA button to increase lock on.Caps at 8 locks, which requires 72f and additional 55f for launch, totalling 127f (2.11s).A target may be locked twice.Becomes significantly weaker if an enemy has only 1 targetable point.
pa-su-redran-2.png スラッシュSlash 4366 Recall PA.Has invulnerability frames and knocks enemy down.
pa-su-redran-3.png バーストBurst 8187 This PA has a lag if you try to follow it with another PA. Only a Normal could follow it up immediately.Hold PA button to increase lock on.Caps at 8 locks, which requires 112.5f and additional 52f for launch, totalling 164.5f (2.74s).Only locks to a single target point.Should the target dies or Redran lost target, the sphere will disappear and starts appearing when a new target is acquired.
pa-su-redran-4.png グラビティGravity 00 Sends a bullet that clusters enemy upon impact.The area is similar to Popple Fall, thus not much real use, except for detonating Mine.
pa-su-redran-5.png マインMine 1519 Sends a needle that attaches to enemy's body part.The needle can be activated using Redran Laser, Burst, or Gravity.Upon activation, the needle will explodes and does a 4-hit area damage over 4 seconds.There can only be 1 needle active on an enemy, but the explosion can occur any number of times.Try using Mine-Gravity-Mine-Gravity.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①Normal 1 2929 Gains 10.4 PP per second.

Grass (グラス)

Description
pet-grass.png An evolution of Redran, although appearance-wise, have nothing in common.Grass's personality allows it to take on bosses directly, unlike Redran.Stat-wise, it is slightly worse than Redran. PA-wise, Grass's fast Burst allows it to take advantage of Rykros Staff more.Similar to Redran, Grass can jam: Pressing a PA button at the same time when they lose target will cause them to skip the said PA, but will still cost PP!
Personality Description
RambunctiousあばれんぼうRowdy Similar to Redran's personalityOnly available if you do rarity upgrade from a Redran.
BelligerentとうそうしんHawkish Similar to Redran's personalityOnly available if you do rarity upgrade from a Redran.
ロックRock Similar to Redran's personalityOnly available if you do rarity upgrade from a Redran.
ジーニアスGenius Grass only.120% damage against bosses and increased attack PP regeneration by 30% against bosses.This is the preferred personality
Strength Weakness
Similar to Redran, but easier to use against bosses.High-powered normal attacks.High ATKRecall attack has invulnerability framesGood PP regeneration against bosses. Unsuitable for newbies.Prone to jammingSomehow one of it's strongest PA requres them to be in close-range.Low HPLow Def
Grass Recommended Sweets
box-redran.png Pancake set:Triple Stack PancakeDouble Stack PancakeParfait choice:Exquisite Bolster ParfaitSuper Doki Doki ParfaitDeadly ParfaitMegaton ParfaitHype / Bolster ParfaitSatisfying / Complete ParfaitRoll set:Support RollSteadfast RollVertical Cane set:2× Critical CaneSandwich set:3×Toughness / Body SandwichCookie choice:3× Tech-Spi Cookie3× Casting / Tech Cookie3× Spirit / Spirita Cookie

Grass Photon Arts and Combo

Icon Name DPS Description
pa-su-grass-1.png レーザーLaser 101116 Lock-on is faster than RedranMaximum of 4 lock ons, cannot lock-on twice on same target like Redran.
pa-su-grass-2.png スラッシュSlash 6184 Recall PA.Surprisingly powerful attack!
pa-su-grass-3.png バーストBurst 6976 This PA has a considerable lag that Grass cannot follow any instuction after.Hold PA button to increase sphere.
pa-su-grass-4.png グラビティGravity 023 Sends a bullet that clusters enemy upon impact.Can be used to detonate Mine.
pa-su-grass-5.png マインMine 1923 Sends a needle that attaches to enemy's body part.The needle can be activated using Laser, Burst, or Gravity.Upon activation, the needle will explodes and does a 4-hit area damage over 4 seconds.There can only be 1 needle active on an enemy, but the explosion can occur any number of times.Try using Mine-Gravity-Mine-Gravity on a cluster of enemy.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①Normal 1 3333 Gains 17.3 PP per second.Gains 20.7 PP per second if using Genius personality.
pa-su-normal.png Combo 1MineBurstMineBurstMineBurstMine 7788 Repeat as needed.This combo fills the lag after Burst!

Vulcan (シンクロウ Synchro)

Description
pet-vulcan.png An evolution of Shinkuro, but behaves on the opposite side.Vulcan is slow and emphasizes quality over quantity.Stat-wise, lesser power than Synchro, but a lot bulkier.Setup is easier as it does not require a stunned pet.
Personality Description
Thoughtfulなかま思いDevoted Similar to Shinkuro's personalityOnly available if you do rarity upgrade from a Shinkuro.
SlyこうかつCunning Similar to Shinkuro's personalityOnly available if you do rarity upgrade from a Shinkuro.
ジェントルGentle Similar to Shinkuro's personalityOnly available if you do rarity upgrade from a Shinkuro.
アグレッシブAggressive Vulcan only.116% critical damage and 70% damage reduction, but reduces critical rate by 50%.Typically candies gives you 34% critical rate, on top of 5% default, thus your base critical rate is 39%; With 200 PP Phantom sub and a Critical Strike Ring, you gain another 70%, totalling 99%; offset by this personality's -50%, you'll end up with 49%, which is less than desirable.In order to increase your crit rate further wihout external help, you'll need 300 PP Ph sub for extra 20% rate, S6 Wise Skill (妙技の巧) for 15%; with the grand total of 84%.
Strength Weakness
Long attack animations benefits natural PP recovery.PAs have higher multiplier to compensate low ATK.High-powered normal attacks70% damage reductionNigh unkillable with 3000 HP, 2000 Def, and Powerful area attack with low cost Unsuitable for newbies.Introduces the concept of timing which previously only applicable to Changed Viola and Wanda/Jinga SlicersSlow PA animation, most of which put the stong attacks at the very end of said animation.Requires chaining different PAs to maximize damageRequires 7 different PAs to activate it's strongest attack, 3 more than Synchro.Low PP regain from normal attacksNo sound cue for maximum chain.All things combined, it has unecessary complexity that hinders it's usage.
Vulcan Recommended Sweets
box-synchro.png Pancake set:Triple Stack PancakeDouble Stack PancakeParfait choice:Super Doki Doki ParfaitSuper Luxury ParfaitDeadly ParfaitMegaton ParfaitVigilant ParfaitSatisfying / Complete ParfaitRoll set:Support RollSteadfast RollVertical Cane set:2× Critical CaneSandwich set:2×Toughness / Body SandwichCookie choice:3× Tech-Spi Cookie3× Casting / Tech Cookie3× Spirit / Spirita Cookie

Vulcan Photon Arts and Combo

Icon Name DPS Description
pa-su-vulcan-1.png SlashザンZan 3053 Use to home in on enemy and start a combo.Has a rather bad vertical tracking.Vulcan's Zan is weaker, thus try to use it only for chasing enemies.
pa-su-vulcan-1.png Chained Slash繋・ザンChained Zan 4467 Use Slash/Zan after a different PA.This has 150% more damage compared to Shinkuro's 120%, however, it'll be better to just use this to chase enemies.
pa-su-vulcan-2.png BlastダンDan 6081 Recall PA.Vulcan will return before attacking.Use to correct Vulcan's vertical position.Timing alert: this PA is 48 frames long, but you can activate another PA in 44 frames, resulting in the fireball not appearing.
pa-su-vulcan-3.png FistケンKen 5980 A 2-hit attack.Unlike Shinkuro, Vulcan's version is strong on it's own.Timing alert: this PA is 48 frames long, but you can activate another PA in 44 frames, resulting in the second punch not connecting.
pa-su-vulcan-3.png Chained Fist繋・ケンChained Ken 8391 Use Fist/Ken after a different PA.A 4-hit attack.Last 2 hits are stronger, but have delayed execution.Timing alert: this PA is 136 frames long, but you can activate another PA in 44 frames, resulting in the second punch, and the last 2 strong hits not connecting.
pa-su-vulcan-4.png KickキャクKyaku 5778 A spinning kick that lasts for 3 rotation, but only hit twice.You can use this to stall the chain combo like Synchro, but since it lats 48 frames, it's less effective unless chained.Timing alert: this PA is 44 frames long, but you can activate another PA in 44 frames, resulting in the second hit not connecting.
pa-su-vulcan-4.png Chained Kick繋・キャクChained Kyaku 7784 Use Kick/Kyaku after a different PA.Becomes a powerful 5-hit area attack, with the last hit being the strongest.Timing alert: this PA is 136 frames long, but you can activate another PA in 44 frames, resulting in the last 4 hits not connecting.
pa-su-vulcan-5.png StrikeゲキGeki 2739 Weak when used without proper chaining.Strike/Geki without chain.Unlike Shinkuro, using this PA does not decrease nor increase your chain count.
pa-su-vulcan-5.png 3-Chained Strike繋・ゲキ②3-Chained Geki 4153 Weak when used without proper chaining.Strike/Geki after 3 other PAs.Unlike Shinkuro, using this PA does not decrease nor increase your chain count.
pa-su-vulcan-5.png 5-Chained Strike繋・ゲキ③5-Chained Geki 141153 Strike/Geki after 5 other PAs.Unlike Shinkuro, using this PA does not decrease nor increase your chain count.
pa-su-vulcan-5.png 7-Chained Strike繋・ゲキ④7-Chained Geki 244256 Strike/Geki after 7 other PAs.This reduces your chain count by 6.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①Normal 1 2525 Gains 8 PP per second.
pa-su-normal.png 通常①②③Normal 1-2-3 3333 Gains 8.1 PP per second.Similar to Shinkuro, Vulcan's 3rd hit has 2400 power, which makes it stronger than many PAs.
pa-su-normal.png Fast Combo 1Slash / ZanFist / KenSlash / ZanFist / KenSlash / ZanFist / KenSlash / Zan7-Chained Strike / Geki 90109 Basic combo that plays Vulcan a lot closer to Synchro.Mind the timing of the Fist/Ken so you don't accidentally input commands too fast and miss the second hit, halving it's power.
pa-su-normal.png Fast Combo 2Slash / ZanFist / KenSlash / ZanFist / Ken5-Chained Strike / GekiFist / KenSlash / ZanFist / Ken7-Chained Strike / Geki 104124 A strong combo that plays similar to Shinkuro's rhythm.
pa-su-normal.png Fast Combo 3Slash / ZanFist / KenSlash / ZanFist / Ken5-Chained Strike / GekiFist / Ken5-Chained Strike / GekiFist / Ken5-Chained Strike / GekiFist / Ken7-Chained Strike / Geki 110127 A long combo that utilizes as much 5-Chained Strike/Geki as possible.This combo benefits more from Ayer than Rykross.
pa-su-normal.png Slow Combo 1Slash / ZanFist / KenSlash / ZanFist / KenSlash / ZanFist / KenSlash / Zan7-Chained Strike / Geki 92104 A very efficient combo, albeit slow.
pa-su-normal.png Slow Combo 2Fist / KenKick / KyakuFist / KenKick / KyakuFist / KenKick / KyakuFist / Ken7-Chained Strike / Geki 93102 Another combo that's more effective as an area attack.
pa-su-normal.png Slow Combo 3Slash / ZanFist / KenSlash / ZanFist / Ken5-Chained Strike / GekiFist / Ken5-Chained Strike / GekiFist / Ken5-Chained Strike / GekiFist / Ken7-Chained Strike / Geki 105115 A slower version of combo 3.This combo benefits more from Ayer than Rykross.

Advanced Summoner

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Units

Summonners are recommended using TEC-based or PP-based Units. For more information about inits, please see the detailed unit guide, linked below!

Harmonizer (タクト Takt)

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For most of the time, sticking to your regular harmonizer is fine, but higher rarity harmonizer has additional effects. Harmonizers are handy, for one, they don't benefit a +35 grind as +30 is fine. This applies to even Rykros Staff (it affects Rykros, but hardly significant).

Must-have Harmonizers

Icon Name Obtain Description
wp-ta-rykrosstaff.png リュクロス・スタッフRykros Staff Zieg TradeDeus ESC-AXHEQ Any Omega Boss Sinister Stare (Glance of Darkness) launches a 2000 power projectile attack or 2500 power for Redux (Plus) at every PA during Alter Ego that relies on TEC/T-ATK of the character. The faster the PA, the more extra damage you can do; it roughly adds ~20% to overall damage during Alter Ego.Rykros is still the strongest harmonizer available to attack single target, even when you consider Alter Ego only works 66% of time.Also automatically fulfill Sympathy after 5s (3s if Plus) on Alter Ego: Adds a Shifta tick on Shifta Sympathy and recovers 50% HP on Resta Sympathy.
wp-ta-roseskewer.png ローズスキュアRose Skewer EQ ChristmasCollection File The basic all-class harmonizer.This is essential to have as it also allows you to use pet when you are raising your subclass.
wp-ta-ayer.png 闇征奏アジェルリードAyer Reed Zieg TradeUH Primordial Darkness Cycle of Fate grants 111% damage, -20% PP cost, and persistent 20 PP regen every 10s.It's PP recovery will take place anytime, even during charging Technics and using PAs.Marginally more powerful than Liberate, and a single purchase costs almost nothing.You don't ned to make it max 35; a +30 will do no different from +35.However, it's only best on Viola and Vulcan, or when you're mobbing with area attack like Jinga Shock.

Optional Harmonizers

Icon Name Obtain Description
wp-ta-liberate.png リバレイトタクトLiberate Takt Zieg Upgrade Liberated Ensemble grants 108% damage, +20% critical rate, and -20% PP cost.One of the strongest ★15 harmonizer, but is still overall weaker than Rykros, except when used with Viola or Vulcan.Since it doesn't come with an S5 like the other Liberate, and is only compatible with 2 pets, only take this if you don't have any use of other Liberate weapons.
wp-ta-aquaripple.png アクアリプルAqua Ripple L91+ Lizeth Ghidour Southern Seas grants 106% damage.If the enemy's weakness attribute match the pet's attribute, Pet recovers 1% damage dealt (maxed at 30HP).This is a good harmonizer for supporting Synchro if it runs low on HP.
wp-ta-dusk.png ミリオラジダスクMiliorazi Dusk Piper of Disharmony Crimson Evening grants 106% damage and persistent 2PP regen every second.This is the strongest all-class harmonizer.It's PP recovery will take place anytime, even during charging Technics and using PAs.
wp-ta-orb.png ミリオラジオーブMiliorazi Orb Piper of DisharmonyCobalt Medal Shop Crimson Evening grants 106% damage and persistent 2PP every second.This is similar to Dusk Takt, but it's Summoner only.
wp-ta-nemesis.png Nemesis Barlネメシスバール-NTNemesis Bar-NT Zieg TradeTainted Area Purifying Melody (Sacred Melody) generates a barrier in 20s which provides 40% player damage resistance and -30% PP cost.The barrier will dissipate when the weapon is swapped to non-Nemesis weaponry or player gets hit; the barrier will then regenerate in 20s.Fortunately, hits transferred by Alter Ego doesn't dissipate the barrier.If you keep out of reach of enemy attack and let your pet takes the hate, this is a solid choice.
wp-ta-slave.png Raven Barlスレイヴバール-NTSlave Bar-NT Zieg TradeTainted Area Notes of Temptation (Enticing Melody) generates a barrier in 20s which provides 40% attack PP recovery, 30% natural PP recovery, and negates nockback.The barrier will dissipate when the weapon is swapped to non-Raven weaponry or player gets hit; the barrier will then regenerate in 20s.Fortunately, hits transferred by Alter Ego doesn't dissipate the barrier.If you keep out of reach of enemy attack and let your pet takes the hate, this is a solid choice.
wp-ta-ares.png アーレスタクト-NTAres Takt-NT Zieg TradeTainted Area Phantasmal Song grants 103% damage when photon blast gauge is not full and 104% if it is full.Upon using a Photon Blast, this harmonizer will gain an extra effect based on Photon Blast while the harmonizer is equipped: Helix grants an additional 104% damage; Ajax grants +40% attack PP recovery; Cetus grants +30% natural PP recovery; Julius grants 12% damage resistance Ilios grants -15% PP cost.Switching to different harmonizer and back will retain the effect; the effect lasts until you return to campship.Supposedly, if you have multiple mag with different Photon Blasts, you can have all the effect at once if you keep switching mag and do different Photon Blasts.Nevertheless, even with just Cetus, this harmonizer can contribute well to PP regeneration, especially if you use a Redran set.
wp-ta-gurennoyomimusubi.png グレンノヨミムスビGuren no Yomimusubi Zieg Upgrade Crimson Flame Melody grants 102% damage and further 103% damage when attacking elemental weak enemy; total damage is 105.06%.Automatically applies Shifta every 14 seconds to character and pet; Shifta roughly increases pet damage by a whooping 8%.
wp-ta-zara.png セレシオコプス・ザラCeres Cicopus Zara UH Gal GryphonZieg Upgrade Immortal Moment grants 103% damage.If you hit an enemy 10 times, a barrier will activate with further boosts damage by 103% (total of 106.09%) and cuts damage by 10% for both you and pet.The barrier will dissipate 15s after the last hit performed.This is the second most powerful ★14 harmonizer, but you will need to go all the way to upgrade it (collecting Hunting Stones from Naberius/Amduscia/Wopal XH Fields) if Gryphon doesn't drop you one.
wp-ta-dim.png ディムタクトDim Takt Divide Quest Darkened Performance grants 103% damage and 10% damage resistance to both player and pets.You can buy this harmonizer on player shop and it's a bit better than any initial harmonizers, provided you can grind it.
wp-ta-nt.png タクト-NTHarmonizer Default (NA Server) Healing Wind grants 126% Resta healing.This is a good harmonizer to start out on North American server, considering the Japanese server only get a twig.

Forgettable Harmonizers

Icon Name Obtain Description
wp-ta-cras.png 光纏奏クラースリードCras Reed Zieg Upgrade Lightsong Guardian grants 111% damage, and the effect of Cycle of Fate: -20%PP Cut, and persistent 20PP regen every 10s.Upon doing 3 normal attacks, the initial 111% damage boost is retained, but theCycle of Fate effects are discarded in favor of extra 104% damage (total of 115.44% damage), damage taken -30%, and super armor.The new effect lasts 30s and has 30s cooldown.Taking account the amount of material required to make this Harmonizer and the fact that you cannot convert it to another weapon, it's completely disappointing as the prime pets for this Harmonizer benefits a lot more from it's predecessor, Ayer.
wp-ta-banstil.png バンスティルBan Stil Zieg Upgrade Steadfast Solo grants 110% damage and Pet regenerates 10% HP every 10 seconds.However, if you get hit, the damage multiplier will be reduced by 1% and the pet-healing property is gone.Minimum multiplier is 106% and will regenerate at 0.4% per second, totaling at 10s to be maxed.When the multiplier is back at 110%, the pet-healing property will return.Damage transferred by Alter Ego counts and will reduce the multiplier.Since the harmonizer doesn't come with damage reduction, natural PP regeneration, or automatic PP regeneration like other Stil, this stick is a waste of effort; go make other Stil instead.
wp-ta-banpuras.png バンピュラスBan Puras Zieg Upgrade Effortless Solo is similar to Steadfast solo, minus the pet-healing property.Please skip this and make another Puras.
wp-ta-novel.png ノヴェルタクトNovel Takt Weapon Badge Shop 2020 Sealing Duet grants 103% damage and +20% critical rate.This harmonizer doesn't have much use, unless you want to upgrade it to Liberate.
wp-ta-lightstream.png 光跡奏カンシオンLightstream Canxion Zieg UpgradeXH+ Dark Falz Persona Lightstream Melody grants 105% damage (108% with Plus), restores PP fully when PP drops below 20% and further 103% damage for 30 seconds; total damage during boost is 108.15% (11.24% with Plus).Boost and PP restore has 2 minutes cooldown.This works the boost average to be 100.75% (based on an 8 minute EQ), making your actual damage boost about 105.7875%, or 108.81% if Plus.Being marginally better than Guren, only take this if you don't have any use of other Lightstream weapons, or if you need a PP battery.The Plus upgrade makes this marginally better than Liberate; if you have spare Amphitrite Stone and Emer, you can go for it.This harmonizer also extends Dark Blast duration by 10 seconds if you have it equipped during the transformation sequence (The time increase is always 10s regardless of potential level).
wp-ta-celestial.png 星震奏カンシオンCelestial Canxion Zieg UpgradeXH+ Dark Falz Persona Star-bound Melody grants 105% damage, restores 30% PP when PP drops below 20%, and increases Dark Blast time by 10 seconds if you have this harmonizer equipped during the transformation sequence.The PP restore effect of Celestial and Lightstream is shared, so you have no reason to carry both harmonizers.You can upgrade this to Lightstream harmonizer.This harmonizer also extends Dark Blast duration by 10 seconds if you have it equipped during the transformation sequence (The time increase is always 10s regardless of potential level).
wp-ta-profound.png 深遠奏カンシオンProfound Canxion Zieg TradeXH+ Dark Falz Persona Malicious Melody grants 105% damage and increases Dark Blast time by 10 seconds if you have this harmonizer equipped during the transformation sequence.Not much use considering the availability of Rykros.You can upgrade this to Celestial harmonizer.This harmonizer also extends Dark Blast duration by 10 seconds if you have it equipped during the transformation sequence (The time increase is always 10s regardless of potential level).
wp-ta-allure.png アリュールヴィネーラAllure Venera SH+ Omega ApprenticeSH+ Omega Falz Apprentice Bewitching Performance increases Dark Blast gauge speed and increases Dark Blast Apprentice time by 7 seconds.If you like Dark Blast Apprentice like me, then you might have a use for this, but otherwise, the Profound harmonizer is better if you just want Dark Blast time extension.
wp-ta-atraex.png アトラタハト・イクスAtlas Tahat Ex UH Dragon,Zieg Upgrade Eternal War Scherzo grants 106% damage and grants pet 1 time protection against stun.The ★14 Atra/Atlas Harmonizer is drop-only from UH Dragon, and you cannot convert any Atra/Atlas weapon into a harmonizer.Seeing that this has the same power as Orb Harmonizer and that one is easily available from Cobalt Medal Shop, this harmonizer is pretty pointless.If you're lucky enough to get one, you can either keep it for form, or trade it for a Time Stone Chronos.
wp-ta-atra.png アトラタハトAtlas Tahat UH Dragon Millennium Timber grants 103% damage.Considering this harmonizer is a drop-only and you cannot make it like other Atras weaponry, it's considered to be useless.If you're lucky enough to get one, you can either keep it for form, or trade it for a Time Stone Chronos.
wp-ta-lumiere.png リュミエルアルモニーLumiere Harmonie Zieg Upgrade Templar's Melody grants 102% damage and grants pet 1 time protection against stun.This is a weaker Atlas Ex harmonizer, and it's only good for it's form.
wp-ta-jutus.png ジュティスアルモニーJutus Harmonie SH+ Enchanted Forest Knight's Melody grants pet 1 time protection against stun.It's only good for it's form.
wp-ta-zeinesis.png ゼイネシスピックZeinesis Pick Deus EQ Melody of Life, increases your base attack (not damage!) by 2% and restores 10% HP every 30 seconds.The attack raise is capped at 2%, thus having multiple Zeinesis potential in one party will have no extra effect.This harmonizer can swap its potential to its Qliphad/Clifard version.
wp-ta-qliphadpick.png Clifard PickクリファドピックQliphad Pick Deus EQ Malicious Melody (Melody of Evil) increases natural PP regeneration by 10% and attack PP regain by 15%.It's good to help you with PP recovery, but it's not really worth the need of 120 Qliphad Fuse.
wp-ta-homura.png ホムラノヨミムスビHomura no Yomimusubi Weapon Badge SP Shop 1 Melody of Flame (Flame Melody) grants 101% damage and further 103% damage when attacking elemental weak enemy; total damage is 104.03%.This harmonizer can be and must be upgraded to Guren harmonizer to have any use.
wp-ta-ceres.png セレシオコプスCeres Cicopus Stone Trade Immortal Retainer grants 103% damage.If you hit an enemy 10 times, a barrier will activate with further boosts damage by 102% (total of 105.06%).The barrier will dissipate 15s after the last hit performed.This harmonizer can be and must be upgraded to Zara harmonizer to have any use.
wp-ta-evledaanhks.png イヴリダアンクスEvleada Anhks SH+ Enchanted Forest Recovers 3 PP when an enemy is killed nearby.
wp-ta-cleasisanhks.png クリシスアンクスCleasis Anhks Zieg Upgrade Grants 103% damage during Buster Quest Defense Phase.Also recovers 3 PP when an enemy is killed nearby.
wp-ta-schvelleanhks.png シュベルアンクスSchvelle Anhks Zieg Upgrade Grants 103% damage during Buster Quest Attack Phase.Also recovers 3 PP when an enemy is killed nearby.
wp-ta-yukikaze.png Impending Gale幽揮風Yukikaze Weapon Badge SP Shop 3 This harmonizer can be used as a crutch to fight solo Profound Darkness, but other than that's it's just a pretty harmonizer.
wp-ta-revolucio.png タクトレボルシオTakt Revolucio Does nothing.Form maybe useful if you're into it.
wp-ta-golem1.png レスタゴレムナセルResta Golem Nacelle SH+ Enchanted Forest The only thing meaner than hoping your friend to step on a lego, is to chance upon this harmonizer.
wp-ta-golem2.png レスタゴレムナチュラResta Golem Natura SH+ Enchanted Forest Same deal as it's brethren

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What units / armors should I use?

If you just started the game and have no idea on affixing a unit:

  • For current North America version, you can obtain Saiki unit set from L61+ Gigur Gunnegam (ギグル・グンネガム Giguru Gunnegamu) or Brissa unit set from L66+ Gwahl Jigmolde (グアル・ジグモルデ Guaru Jigumorude). Saiki has more PP where Brissa has a bit more ATK and HP. These two sets are the easiest to obtain.
  • You can get 1 Weapons Barrier (サブ/ウェポンズバリア) from clearing Cofy (コフィー Koffie)'s quest Training Quest Certification (練習クエスト履修証明). You can utilize all 3 characters to obtain multiple copies of it. Until L75, this is the best unit you can obtain.
  • You can get 3 Stella Walls (サブ/ステラウォール) from Lachesis the Title Counter when you have 2 L75 classes.
  • You can get Ray units — Circu Ray, Circa Ray, Circ Ray — from Badge and Memory Shop. You need 10 Weapons Badge SP on Shop 1 for each of them.

Why not use MEL mag? Doesn't MEL Mag on Fi give 6.5% more damage with all the MEL passives?

In theory where a lot of variables dismissed, yes. However, PSO2's damage factors are actually:

  • Stat
  • Multipliers
  • Attacks or skills used.
  • PP circulation, includes max PP, natural PP regeneration, and attack PP regeneration.
  • Combo or attack rotation.
  • Survival abilities, such as dodge and damage mitigation.

So if you have great stat and multiplier, but lack PP circulation and combo is nothing, you'll have lower DPS.

PP, combo, and survival abilities all depend on the player, so I decided to test this MEL Fi vs TEC Fi myself with the following condition:

  • 200 Dex Mag with Megid auto attack, Mag Excite Ring, full mag energy.
    • Dex mag is used because lack of MEL mag.
  • Units with total of 180 + 270 ATK.
  • Tree Boost and Shifta EX drink is used.
  • Jinga A with MEL-SPI Cookie (+120 MEL, +18PP).
  • Jinga B with TEC-SPI Cookie (+120 TEC, +18PP).
  • Player (Manaka) is a Fem Cast, naturally has higher MEL and lower TEC.
    • Player is a L95/90 SuFi.
    • Player has 284 PP.
    • Player takes all MEL up skills on Fi tree, along with all PP/half/deadline slayers.
    • Player uses Switch Strike when using Jinga A (MEL).
  • Player doing 90s of attacking consisting of Jinga Pulsar and Break spam, repeated 4 times (i.e. sample size is 4).
    • Alter Ego is used.
    • Player attacks until PP runs out and let pet normal attacks until PP is full, during normal attack, pet's Shifta is reapplied.
    • All Shifta sympathy requests are fulfilled.
    • At 16s left of Alter Ego cooldown, if Jinga is doing normal attacks, Jinga Pulsar and Break spam will be used for last burst.
The result of average DPS are like this:
Condition DPS ± St. Dev
Jinga A + Harmonizer (MEL) 244K ± 4.8K
Jinga A + Rykross (MEL) 322K ± 2.8K
Jinga B + Harmonizer (TEC) 235K ± 5.3K
Jinga B + Rykross (TEC) 318K ± 6.2K
  • By comparing average, the MEL and TEC on regular Harmonizer differs by ~3.8%
    • According to MEDCALC, the significance level is P = 0.0353 (less than 0.05), indicating significant difference.
  • On the other hand, the average of MEL and TEC on Rykross is ~1%
    • MEDCALC gives the significance level at P = 0.3584 (more than 0.05), which indicating insignificant difference.

So thus, at same skill level, MEL is only 3.8% better. Further more, when Rykross comes, all MEL-based SuFi will be doing the same damage as a TEC-based SuFi. Considering MEL ability affixes are expensive, using TEC is more reasonable and you can save a lot of Meseta to grab those costumes and lobby actions!

What should I use against <Insert Boss Name>?

Wanda or Jinga is always your the first pet that you should use when you are testing new boss or content. They have no real weakness and is suitable for every possible scenario.

Wanda or Jinga?

This depends on your playstyle. Wanda has better defense and more efficient Slicer, while Jinga has overall better DPS.

Sally (Cery) or Popple?

Popple is overall better since it has Charged Popple Plode, a wide area attack; and its main DPS move, Popple Curse, only cost 5 PP.

Trim (Torim) or Aero?

Trim has slightly better defense, although it doesn't help much. Aero's Charged Shout Spiral 2 have wider area of attack and less PP cost. Since the bulk of Aero's DPS is from Shout Spiral (using 2 seconds Charged Shout Spiral is already better than Shout Slash), having it easier to hit is a big plus. In practice however, both has minimal use.

Marron (Maron) or Melon?

Neither are practical for mobbing, so let's assume it's for bossing. Marron is more useful if the boss is overly aggressive and have high attack, like Omega Masquerade, Episode 4 Phaleg, and the inhabitants of the solo XQ Phantom. Melon is more useful if the boss isn't aggressive, and is even more useful of both if you have both a ★14 Melon and a Rykros Staff. Conditions aside, Marron needs to take 9 hits to maximize its Strike PA and it will be incapacitated after. Melon needs only 2 hits to maximize its Strike PA, but if you hold the PA button after the throwing animation, you can catch Melon back, like a yo-yo. Both require you to use their Curse attack once every 10 seconds.

What's the viability of Normal Attack Rappy?

In advent of Super Spirited Parfait from Primordial Darkness / Last Boss, Rappy could just use it's accurate Normal Attack without using any PAs. The boost from both Super Spirited Parfaits and Spirited Parfait grants 210% Normal Attacks, this boosts it's Normal Attack score from base 46 to ~96.6. Add extra 111% from Ayer Harmonizer, and you'll get 107.2 score. Add extra 108% from Attack Advance Ring, you'll end with 115.8 score

On the other hand, Rykros Rappy Drop, scored at 95 during 60s Alter Ego and 73 during 30s Alter Ego cooldown, this amounts to the score of [60/90 * 95 + 30/90 * 73] = 87.6. If we apply both Super Deadly and Super Doki Doki, this becomes [87.6 + 1.16 * 1.14] = 115.84 score. Add extra 103% from Critical Strike Ring, you'll end with 119.3 score. However, this score is based on ideal condition where the Rappy has infinite PP.

Since the maximum difference is only [119.3 / 115.8] = 3%, it's safe to say that it's a worthwhile trade.

Should I have multiple elemental pets?

It's generally not recommended to, especially if you have limited resources.

I'm on PSO2 NA, what parfaits should I use?

If you're new, just use whatever parfait you can get from Pietro's COs, Titles, and Seasonal Urgents. Remember that it's better to focus on putting Pancakes first before parfait!

What is the best parfait combination?

I've given my recommendation, but you should use whichever easily available.

What is the best parfait combination for Vulcan?

Refer to the following table:
Parfaits Setup Critical Rate DamageV
Super DeadlySuper Doki Doki 200 PP 49% 126.84%
Super DeadlyExquisite Deadly Parfait 200 PP 59% 124.8%
Super Doki Doki Exquisite Deadly Parfait 200 PP 59% 128.13%
Super Doki Doki Super Megaton Parfait 200 PP 49% 130.1%
Super DeadlySuper Doki Doki S6: Wise Skill200 PP 64% 136%
Super DeadlyExquisite Deadly Parfait S6: Wise Skill200 PP 74% 134.92%
Super Doki Doki Exquisite Deadly Parfait S6: Wise Skill200 PP 74% 136.07%
Super Doki Doki Super Megaton Parfait S6: Wise Skill200 PP 64% 136.7%
Super DeadlySuper Doki Doki 300 PP 69% 139.06%
Super DeadlyExquisite Deadly Parfait 300 PP 79% 138.29%
Super Doki Doki Exquisite Deadly Parfait 300 PP 79% 138.71%
Super Doki Doki Super Megaton Parfait 300 PP 69% 138.9%
Super DeadlySuper Doki Doki S6: Wise Skill300 PP 84% 148.22%
Super DeadlyExquisite Deadly Parfait S6: Wise Skill300 PP 94% 148.41%
Super Doki Doki Exquisite Deadly Parfait S6: Wise Skill300 PP 94% 146.65%
Super Doki Doki Super Megaton Parfait S6: Wise Skill300 PP 84% 145.51%
V The damage factors in critical rate, critical damage from ring, and critical damage from Vulcan's personality. For example, Super Deadly and Super Doki Doki with 200 PP and Critical Strike Ring yields 49% critical rate. The average non-critical damage is [Non-critical Rate] * [Summoner Average Damage Rate] * [Super Doki-Doki Rate] * [Super Megaton Rate] = 51% * 85% * 114% = 49.4%. The critical damage is [Critical Rate] * [Ring Critical Damage] * [Vulcan's Aggressive Personality] * [Super Doki-Doki Rate] * [Super Megaton Rate] * [Super Deadly Rate] * [Exquisite Deadly Rate] = 49% * 103% * 116% * 114% * 116% * 100% = 77.4%. Add 49.4% + 77.4% = 126.8%. We get the simple damage ratio given by the parfait combination.

What about this ____ Parfait?

  • Some parfait have niche use, and isn't compliant to the more general use.
  • Any parfait that requires you to have certain % of PP is not recommended since your PP fluctuates easily.
  • Any parfait that requires pet to have low HP is not recommended since you'll want pets to have full HP.
  • Reckless Parfait (がむしゃらパフェ Daredevil Parfait) is not recommended because it greatly reduces PP efficiency. It is better for you to PA more often than using normal attacks more often.

Do S Eggs have any difference than regular eggs, apart from color?

No. They are akin to having a shiny Pokemon.

Why recommend Spirita Cookies at all? Doesn't Shifta affect pet's total Pwr (ATK)?

  • This is my personal choice. 15 PP would be more useful in long run, especially with Ph's Critical Stream than just mere ~2% damage.
  • The Pwr increase Shifta formula for pet is (Shifta Power / 1000 + 1% * Number of Support Roll) * (Base Pwr * Drink * Tree + Unit Total Pwr + Pet Plus)
    • Base Pwr is Character's Base Pwr + Mag + Status Up Skills + S-Ability Stat Up
    • Pwr Cookies are not affected by Shifta (analogous to how weapon special ability affix isn't included in Shifta)
    • Pet Pwr are not affected by Shifta
    • Harmonizer/Takts are not affected by Shifta

This is according to Damage Calculation on PSO2 Capture Wiki and Pet Shifta on PSO2 Capture Wiki

What special ability affix do you put in your units?

It changes, surprisingly, yearly. Although 2019 and 2020 was a half-impulse (2019 was on the first appearance of Grace, and surprisingly cheap; 2020 was the first appearance of Grand Spirita, and it was also surprisingly cheap):

  • 2017 affix on Qliphad: Tech III, Spirita III, Ares the Soul, Doom Break I, Elegant Tech
  • 2018 affix on Evleada: Tech III, Stam III, Ares the Soul, Doom Break I, Grace Tech
  • 2019 affix on Lightstream: Ares the Soul, Doom Break II, Persona Reverie, Arks Max, Grace Stamina
  • 2020 affix on Orb-Liberate-Nova: S-Ability (S6:Wise Skill, S7:Increased Efficiency, S8:High Minded), Ares The Soul, Doom Break II, Persona Reverie, Fordruss Glare, Grand Spirita

The 2018 Affix has higher TEC/T-ATK now it's upgraded to DQ Units (and given to other character), but does not affect average damage much.
For more info, please look on the unit guide!

Why you seem to focus on PP rather than TEC /T-ATK?

  • I like my PP to hit 300 for Maximum Critical Stream bonus :)
  • 400 attack affix is a good spot to stop. You can go to 500 for extra 2% damage or 600 for 4% damage, but it's just few percent for a significantly higher budget.
  • Your attack affix is only half-relevant to your output. There's also combos, PP management, frame saving, and your enemy's profile.
  • Focusing on PP is cheaper and easier. This makes me able to move on to a new set of unit should the need (e.g. future proofing) and impulse (cheap Add Special Ability items) arises, rather than needlessly stick to my old units.
  • All my excess meseta can go to sexy costumes and sexy lobby actions.

I disagree with your guide!

By all means, contact me on my discord. Your disagreement could be my oversight, and I like to keep updating my guide :)

How did you come up with the multiplier number?

The numbers are calculated by comparing total damage from a certain sub to a subless state when using pets.
Sub Ringed Multiplier1
(x)
HLB2 Class CRate3
(a)
Candy CRate4
(b)
Class CDmg5
(c)
Σ CRate6
(d=a+b+Ring+5%)
Σ CDmg7
(e=c * ring)
N/A 1 1 0 0.34 1 0.39 1
Fi Brave 1.5554 1.05 0.25 0.34 1 0.74 1.01
Fi Wise 1.7726 1.05 0.25 0.34 1 0.74 1.01
Fo 1 1.05 0 0.34 1 0.59 1.03
Fo PF 1 1.05 0 0.34 1 0.59 1.03
Te EWH 1.2 1.05 0.2 0.34 1 0.79 1.03
Br Average 1.3314 1.05 0.25 0.34 1 0.84 1.03
Br Weak 1.563 1.05 0.25 0.34 1 0.84 1.03
Bo Elem 1.386 1.05 0.55 0.34 1 1 1.03
Bo Break 1.5593 1.05 0.55 0.34 1 1 1.03
Ph 200PP 1.485 1.05 0.4 0.34 1.05 0.99 1.0815
Et 1.3 1.05 0 0.34 1 0.59 1.03
Et TACB 1.495 1.05 0 0.34 1 0.59 1.03
Lu 1.45 1.05 0 0.34 1 0.59 1.03
Lu 500 Voltage 1.595 1.05 0.25 0.34 1 0.84 1.03
1 Ringed multiplier: Class Damage Multiplier * Ring. This only affects Fi with Effort Ring.
2 HLB: High Level Bonus
3 Class CRate: Critical rate from the sub class, assuming all skills taken
4 Candy CRate: Critical rate from candies, 14% from 2 Critical Candy Sticks and 20% from 2 Support Rolls, totaling 34%
5 Class CDmg: Critical damage from class. This is usually 1.
6 Σ CRate: Class Critical Rate + Candy Critical Rate + 5%. The base critical rate 5% is added here. For example, with no sub, it is only Candy + 5% = 39%
7 Σ CDmg: Class Critical Damage * Ring Critical Damage. Ring critical damage is 3% at +20, unless Fi, which uses Effort Symbol
N/A This notates subless or "not using any sub class"
Fi Fi uses Effort Ring
Br Br incorporates extra 5% damage from Attack Advance
Bo Bo incorporates extra 5% damage from Shifta Air Attack Boost
Sub ARate8
(f=1-d)
AMultiplier9
(g=85%*f*x)
CMultiplier10
(h=d*e*x)
Σ Multiplier11
(i=g+h)
Simulated Damage12
N/A 0.61 0.5185 0.39 0.9085 16216
Fi Brave 0.26 0.3437 1.1625 1.5062 28230
Fi Wise 0.26 0.3917 1.3248 1.7165 32172
Fo 0.41 0.3485 0.6077 0.9562 17921
Fo PF 0.41 0.3485 0.6077 0.9562 19608
Te EWH 0.21 0.2142 0.9764 1.1906 22315
Br Average 0.16 0.1811 1.1519 1.333 24983
Br Weak 0.16 0.2126 1.3523 1.5648 29328
Bo Elem 0 0 1.4276 1.4276 26756
Bo Break 0 0 1.606 1.606 30100
Ph 200PP 0.01 0.0126 1.59 1.6026 30036
Et 0.41 0.4531 0.79 1.2431 23298
Et TACB 0.41 0.521 0.9085 1.4295 26792
Lu 0.41 0.5053 0.8812 1.3865 25986
Lu 500 Voltage 0.16 0.2169 1.38 1.5969 29930
8 ARate: The rate in which you do non-critical damage, or the rate of you doing average damage. This is 100% - Critical Rate.
9 Average Multiplier: the multiplier of average damage. This is 85% * Average Damage Rate * Ringed Multiplier. Since Su's damage swing is between 70% to 100%, (average of 85%) the constant of 85% is added.
10 Critical Multiplier: the multiplier of critical damage. This is Σ CRate * Σ CDmg * Ringed Multiplier
11 Σ Multiplier: Total multiplier of Average and Critical. This is Average Multiplier + Critical Multiplier
12 Simulated Damage assuming 1000 Base TATK, 400 TATK affix, 2000 Pet TATK, 350 Enemy Defense, and 2000 Power PA. (1000+PF+400+2000*1.6-350) * (0.2*1.05) * 2000/100 * Σ Multiplier * HLB
Fo Fo's photon flare is included in the Simulated Damage, notated as PF
After this, all simulated damage is compared to the subless damage. Resulting in a different number than just using the multipliers alone. Please note that the following number is only applocable when using pets.
Sub Compared Simulated Damage
N/A 100%
Fi Brave 174.09%
Fi Wise 198.40%
Fo 110.51%
Fo PF 120.92%
Te EWH 137.61%
Br Average 154.06%
Br Weak 180.86%
Bo Elem 165%
Bo Break 185.62%
Ph 200PP 185.22%
Et 143.67%
Et TACB 165.22%
Lu 160.25%
Lu 500 Voltage 184.57%

Closing

Should you require aid in-game, you can contact Manaka, her player name is VateVierge. If you want to chat on discord, feel free to contact me at Perseonn#7731. Have fun using pets!

Credits

  • Selphea's Summoner Guide for being my start point of Summoner knowledge
  • PSO2 ファンタシースターオンライン2 攻略 Wiki (PSO2 Capture Wiki) from which a lot of this info is derived from
  • Team Leader Morkand, being the initial in-game Summoner mentor
  • Team Manager NinyuNobu, being the replicator of Rappy Pecker
  • Apprentice(?) Safhier, being the initial guide tester… and failed. Sorry >_<
  • Arks-Visiphone for a lot of PSO2 item and PA icons
  • airoh., Alicen, BeardieTV, Celestial Awakening, .gabriel, Gina, Hardblood, iDakotaCoty, JRZTT, KuroiNingen, Leg4cy, Lyoko, Mirai, MiuMiyana, Stranger, Slowlyn, Ohio, Taevi of Mirrah, and others I forgot to mention for their feedback!

Changelog

2020/09/15 Added the evaluation of Cras Reed and Ayer Reed. Added Super Deadly and Super Spirited Parfait. Added FAQ about Normal Attack Rappy.
2020/08/17 Updated the Recommended skill tree progression to better fit the L80 cap on NA.
2020/07/09 Updated the ring list with NA names, updated sub-class skill list with SP and better wording.
2020/07/24 Revised the evaluation of Lightstream Takt.
2020/07/03 Fixed Melon's personality description. Added MEL vs. TEC mag on FAQ.
2020/06/28 Added color codes and more sweets to Recommended Sweets.
2020/06/20 Revised Grass and Popple's Recommended Sweets.
2020/06/18 Revamp, part 2. Compacted the pet section. Added information about Grass.
2020/06/17 Revamp, part 1. Added Recommended Skill Tree that works for both L75 and L90. Guide restructured to emphasize more on pet than equipment. Added information about Power Synthesis on Pet Properties section. Added icons everywhere. Added top navigation to related guides. Added a flag to indicate North American names. All infographics have better image quality. Most tables on the guide has been redone. Information boxes have been replaced with Manaka Balloons.
2020/05/30 Added Novel, Nemesis, Slave, Ares, Dim, Ceres, Jutus, Lumiere, Atlas, Celestial, Profound, Allure, Homura, Yukikaze, Golem, Revolucio, and NT (Harmonizer) to Harmonizer list.
2020/05/29 Added North American localization names to sub class skills.
2020/05/02 Revised sweets box of Wanda and Rappy to accommodate 3 cookies.
2020/04/27 Added North American localization names.
2020/04/17 Added Aqua Ripple, Ban Puras and Ban Stil to Harmonizer list.
2020/04/09 Added Tech-Spi to cookie recommendation.
2020/03/19 Revised the explanation for Dear Master.
2020/03/18 Added explanation about class damage multiplier used in the guide, revised sub-class recommendation, added unit information, added long-forgotten credit section, removed any recommendation of Torim or Aero.
2020/03/10 Entire guide revised to be more reader-friendly by reducing text and adding infographics.
2020/01/24 Updated pet section to be more comprehensive and modular.
2019/08/06 Updated pet box images.
2019/04/29 Added more ring information.
2019/01/25 Added more takt information.
2018/09/26 Added takt information.
2018/07/18 Updated pet PA icon to better quality.
2018/06/18 Added technics and Summoner skill tree.
2018/06/12 Added pet boxes and skills.
2018/05/18 Initial version, contains all information from the infographics.
2017/10/10 Prototype version, scrapped in favor of infographics.