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Row 5 Class
Paladin
 

 
 

ID 110401
NameJP パラディン
Release Date 2022-03-24
Other Sites gbf-wiki
(Japanese wiki)
GameWith
The best tools for defending allies: a sturdy shield and holy armor inherited from a predecessor.
Support SkillsDoes not work as a sub ally unless explicitly stated.
Icon Name Effect Obtained
Best Offense Is A Good Defense Cap damage taken at 10,000.
Boost to attack specs based on number of shields acquired.
Lvl 1
Holy Knight's Pride Start battle with Undying (1 time)Can withstand lethal DMG (Leaves 1 HP / Can't be removed)
Duration: Indefinite
.
Lvl 1
Base Skills
Icon Name Effect Cooldown Duration SubSubskill usable on other classes Obtained
Elemental Phalanx All allies gain 80% superior elemental DMG Cut80% Fire CutFire DMG is cut 80%
Duration: 1 turn Fire Damage Cut.

80% Water CutWater DMG is cut 80%
Duration: 1 turn Water Damage Cut.

80% Earth CutEarth DMG is cut 80%
Duration: 1 turn Earth Damage Cut.

80% Wind CutWind DMG is cut 80%
Duration: 1 turn Wind Damage Cut.

80% Light CutLight DMG is cut 80%
Duration: 1 turn Light Damage Cut.

80% Dark CutDark DMG is cut 80%
Duration: 1 turn Dark Damage Cut.
and superior Elemental SwitchFire SwitchElemental DMG from foes turns into fire DMG
Duration: 1 turn

Water SwitchElemental DMG from foes turns into water DMG
Duration: 1 turn

Earth SwitchElemental DMG from foes turns into earth DMG
Duration: 1 turn

Wind SwitchElemental DMG from foes turns into wind DMG
Duration: 1 turn

Light SwitchElemental DMG from foes turns into light DMG
Duration: 1 turn

Dark SwitchElemental DMG from foes turns into dark DMG
Duration: 1 turn

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All other parties gain 80% DMG CutTaking 80% less DMG
Strength: 80%Duration: 1 turn Damage Cut reducing damage taken for all elements.
Warning! Does not work for Plain Damage!
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5T 1T No Lvl 1
Extended Mastery Skills
Icon Name Effect Cooldown Duration EMPCost in EMP
Noblesse Proteger Gain Substitute (All-Ally)Receives all attacks in place of allies
(Includes all-ally attacks)
Duration: 1 turn
and Shield (10000)Next ATK received will be ineffective for a fixed amount
Strength: 10000Duration: Indefinite
.
6T 1T 50
Boosted Resistance All allies gain 200% Debuff Res. UpDebuff resistance is boosted
Strength: 200%Duration: 5 turns
and Dispel CancelEffects that remove buffs will be nullified
Duration: 5 turns
.[1]
10T 5T 40
Sacred Protection All allies gain DMG Mitigation (10000)DMG taken is lowered by a fixed amount
Strength: 10000Duration: 1 turn
.[1]
6T 1T 30
Level Bonuses
Lvl 1 HP +1000
Lvl 5 DEF +30%
Lvl 10 HP +1000
Lvl 15 Debuff Resistance +30%
Lvl 20 HP +2000
DEF +10%
Total Stat Bonuses These bonuses only apply to this class. Completion Bonuses Unlocked at level 20.
These bonuses are applied while as any class.
HP +4000
DEF +40%
Debuff Resistance +30%
Boost to DEF for classes not row V +5%

Gameplay Notes

Shields

Main article: Shield (Equipment)
Icon Name Effect Obtained From: Release Date

Round Shield HP +50 Crafted:
Affinity Seed ×40
Blood Amber ×20
2022-03-24

Buckler Dodge Rate +1% Crafted:
Dydroit Stone ×40
Iron Cluster ×20
2022-03-24

Knight Shield DEF +1% Default 2022-03-24

Scutum DEF +3% Default 2022-03-24

Mythril Shield HP +75 Crafted:
Steel Liquid ×40
Gray Sandstone ×20
Rusty Eave ×10
2022-03-24

Holy Shield Dark Resistance +3% Default 2022-03-24

Tiamat Shield Wind ATK +5% Possible drop:
Tiamat Omega Extreme (Raid)
Tiamat Omega Impossible (Raid)
2022-08-24

Rose Crystal Shield Superior Element Resistance +5% Possible drop:
Rose Queen (Raid)
2023-01-25

Spartan Shield DEF +5% Default 2022-03-24

Malice Adarga ATK +5% Possible drop:
Tiamat Malice (Raid)
Leviathan Malice (Raid)
Luminiera Malice (Raid)
2022-03-24

Archangel's Shield HP +100 Possible drop:
The Four Primarchs
2022-03-24

Colossus Wall Fire ATK +5% Possible drop:
Colossus Omega (Raid)
Colossus Omega Impossible (Raid)
2022-03-24

Bahamut Shield C.A. DMG +5% Possible drop:
Wings of Terror
Wings of Terror (Impossible)
2022-03-24

Soul of Oneness Fire and Water DEF +5% Crafted:
Twin Elements Anima ×100
Twin Elements Omega Anima ×10
Possible drop:
Twin Elements Showdown
2022-08-24

Eutr Nogadr Ldeysh Debuff Resistance +10% Possible drop:
Lindwurm (Raid)
2022-08-24

Hero's Shield DEF +10% Crafted:
Gilgamesh Anima ×150
Possible drop:
Gilgamesh Showdown
2022-08-24

Shield of Lamentation N.A. DMG +3% Possible drop:
Grand Order (Raid)
Grand Order Impossible (Raid)
2022-08-24

Huanglong Shield Light ATK +5% Possible drop:
Huanglong (Raid)
Huanglong and Qilin (Raid)
2023-01-25

Qilin Shield Dark ATK +5% Possible drop:
Qilin (Raid)
Huanglong and Qilin (Raid)
2023-01-25

Nibelung Mauer Water Resistance +7% Possible drop:
Godsworn Alexiel (Raid)
2023-01-25

Obelisk Charge Bar Gain +5% Possible drop:
Ennead Raids
2023-01-25

Best Offense Is A Good Defense

  • The cap to damage taken is applied after all other forms of damage reduction. For example, consider a special attack which deals 9,999,999 Dark damage to all allies:
    • If 95% DMG CutTaking 95% less DMG
      Damage Cut reducing damage taken for all elements.
      Warning! Does not work for Plain Damage!
      is in effect, the damage is reduced to 499,999 before being reduced to 10,000 by this support skill.
    • If ShieldNext ATK received will be ineffective for a fixed amount
      is in effect, the special attack first subtracts the damage absorbed by the shield, before being reduced to 10,000.
    • Additionally, if a form of Substitute (All-Ally)Receives all attacks in place of allies
      (Includes all-ally attacks)
      is in effect, the damage is first reduced to 10,000, then the character takes all four attacks for a total of 40000.
  • Boost to attack specs based on number of shields acquired.[2]
    • 5% ATKNormal modifier Up (Max: 105%Current confirmed maximum with 21 shields)
    • 10% DA Up (Max: 100%Current confirmed maximum with 21 shields)
    • 5% TA Up (Max: 100%Current confirmed maximum with 21 shields)
  • The current maximum number of shields is 21.

Facsimile Compatibility

Icon Skill Copyable?
Elemental Phalanx No
Noblesse Proteger No
Boosted Resistance Yes
Sacred Protection No

Resources

Assessment

This section contains subjective remarks about this class.
Relevancy of information and recommended weapons can quickly change over time.
Use substantial discretion before heavily investing resources.

Overview

Paladin is a defense-oriented class, having many skills that are designed to be more useful in high difficulty raids. It is also currently the only class that utilizes Shields. Paladin is often utilized in defensive Full Auto setups or for endgame content.

Skill Overview

Class Skill

Skill Priority Comments
 
Elemental PhalanxAll allies gain 80% superior elemental DMG Cut80% Fire CutFire DMG is cut 80%
Duration: 1 turn Fire Damage Cut.

80% Water CutWater DMG is cut 80%
Duration: 1 turn Water Damage Cut.

80% Earth CutEarth DMG is cut 80%
Duration: 1 turn Earth Damage Cut.

80% Wind CutWind DMG is cut 80%
Duration: 1 turn Wind Damage Cut.

80% Light CutLight DMG is cut 80%
Duration: 1 turn Light Damage Cut.

80% Dark CutDark DMG is cut 80%
Duration: 1 turn Dark Damage Cut.
and superior Elemental SwitchFire SwitchElemental DMG from foes turns into fire DMG
Duration: 1 turn

Water SwitchElemental DMG from foes turns into water DMG
Duration: 1 turn

Earth SwitchElemental DMG from foes turns into earth DMG
Duration: 1 turn

Wind SwitchElemental DMG from foes turns into wind DMG
Duration: 1 turn

Light SwitchElemental DMG from foes turns into light DMG
Duration: 1 turn

Dark SwitchElemental DMG from foes turns into dark DMG
Duration: 1 turn

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All other parties gain 80% DMG CutTaking 80% less DMG
Strength: 80%Duration: 1 turn Damage Cut reducing damage taken for all elements.
Warning! Does not work for Plain Damage!
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Default
  • A mechanically powerful skill that can be combined with other skills or summons to fully nullify incoming damage. (See Damage Cut for more details)
  • A strict upgrade over its Row IV counterpart:  Phalanx IIIAll parties gain 70% DMG CutTaking 70% less DMG
    Duration: 1 turn Damage Cut reducing damage taken for all elements.
    Warning! Does not work for Plain Damage!
    and 40% Debuff Res. UpDebuff resistance is boosted
    Strength: 40%Duration: 1 turn
    .
    At level 30:
    All allies also gain 100% / 30% ArmoredChance of lowering DMG taken
    Strength: 100% chance of taking 30% less damage.Duration: 1 turn
    .
    .
  • Due to the elemental switch, this skill does work in raids where DMG Cut NullifiedNullifies 'all elemental DMG cut' (Can't be removed)
    exists. Notable examples include Beelzebub (Raid) and Belial (Raid).

Extended Mastery

Skill Priority Comments
 
Noblesse ProtegerGain Substitute (All-Ally)Receives all attacks in place of allies
(Includes all-ally attacks)
Duration: 1 turn
and Shield (10000)Next ATK received will be ineffective for a fixed amount
Strength: 10000Duration: Indefinite
.
High
  • Can be used in conjunction with  Sacred ProtectionAll allies gain DMG Mitigation (10000)DMG taken is lowered by a fixed amount
    Strength: 10000Duration: 1 turn
    .
    to fully nullify incoming damage for the party.
 
Boosted ResistanceAll allies gain 200% Debuff Res. UpDebuff resistance is boosted
Strength: 200%Duration: 5 turns
and Dispel CancelEffects that remove buffs will be nullified
Duration: 5 turns
.
Medium
  • A situationally useful defensive buff that can protect your team from debuffs and Dispel effects.
 
Sacred ProtectionAll allies gain DMG Mitigation (10000)DMG taken is lowered by a fixed amount
Strength: 10000Duration: 1 turn
.
High
  • A defensive skill that can help deal with powerful enemy attacks.
  • Can be used in conjunction with  Noblesse ProtegerGain Substitute (All-Ally)Receives all attacks in place of allies
    (Includes all-ally attacks)
    Duration: 1 turn
    and Shield (10000)Next ATK received will be ineffective for a fixed amount
    Strength: 10000Duration: Indefinite
    .
    to fully nullify incoming damage for the party.

Notable Main Weapon Options

Below is a curated list of weapons which work well as main weapons. This list is not exhaustive and does not include every useful option, instead specifically including weapons that have a charge attack effect or main weapon exclusive skills that synergize with how the class tends to be utilized.

Feel free to explore and experiment with weapons available to you.

For practical examples, refer to the Basic Grids or Advanced Grids pages, which showcase these weapons and others in action.

Farmable Options

Weapon Element Source Charge Attack Comments

Sword of Valorblaze
Weapon Series:
Seraphic Weapons
 
Arkhangelsky SoborMassive Fire damage to a foe.
All allies gain 20% Fire ATK UpFire ATK is boosted
Strength: 20%Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
and 20% Wind DMG LoweredWind DMG is lowered
Strength: 20%Duration: 3.5 turnsWind DEF Up. Not a Damage Cut.
Reduces Wind damage taken on a multiplier
separate from Damage Cuts.Applied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
.
  • An accessible option if lacking other better weapons.
  • This weapon is not recommended if fighting non-wind element foes such as Lucilius (Raid).

Fateless
Treasure Trade:
Astral Weapons
 
Frigid StingMassive Water damage to a foe.
Remove 1 buff.
After 4★:
All allies also gain 15% Bonus Water DMGDeals bonus water DMG for one-foe one-ally attacks
Strength: 15%Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
.

Exo Kshathra
Event:
Exo Vohu Manah Crucible
 
Atas Ma'daniMassive Earth damage to a foe.
Remove 1 debuff from all allies.
After 4★:
Also inflict 50% Accuracy LoweredAttacks and special attacks have a chance to miss
Strength: 50%Duration: 1.5 turnsLocal status effectApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 1 turn remaining.
.
  • Attack Awakening is preferred for main weapon purposes due to its strong stat boosts and passive buffs.
  • Provides 20% Bonus DMG effect to MC when not debuffed.
  • Removes one debuff on C.A.

Last Sahrivar
Special Quest:
Xeno Vohu Manah Clash
 
Atar450%Massive Earth damage to a foe.
Gain 20% Earth ATK UpEarth ATK is boosted
Strength: 20%Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
.
All allies gain Water SwitchElemental DMG from foes turns into water DMG
Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
.
After 5★:
Damage increased to 550%.
Buff increased to 25% Earth ATK UpEarth ATK is boosted
Strength: 25%Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
and now affects all allies.
  • MC gains Adjudicator's RevelationDMG dealt is supplemented upon taking DMG (Stacks up to 5 times / Can't be removed)
    Duration: Indefinite
    (Stackable) upon taking damage.
  • Water SwitchElemental DMG from foes turns into water DMG
    Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
    On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
    can offer extra defence against powerful foes that deal multi-element damage.

Dark Opus (Wind)
Treasure Trade:
Dark Opus Weapons
 
Apocalyptic SquallMassive Wind damage to a foe. / All allies gain Typhoon CrestWind magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
Duration: Indefinite
.
Additional effect based on the pendulum.

True Conviction Flashspear
Special Quest:
Xeno Sagittarius Clash
 
Astra Horizon II450%Massive Wind damage to a foe.
Remove 1 buff.
Absorb mode bar to gain up to Charged +20%Instantly boosts Charge Bar by 20%
Strength: 20%Unaffected by charge bar gain effects
.
After 5★:
Damage increased to 550%.
Now removes 2 buffs and can gain up to Charged +30%Instantly boosts Charge Bar by 30%
Strength: 30%Unaffected by charge bar gain effects
.
  • Can dispel up to two times on C.A. which can be situationally useful.

Dark Opus (Light)
Treasure Trade:
Dark Opus Weapons
 
Apocalyptic MessiahMassive Light damage to a foe. / All allies gain Aurora CrestLight magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
Duration: Indefinite
.
Additional effect based on the pendulum.

Luminiera Lance Credo
Raid:
Luminiera Credo Omega (Raid)
 
Tepnon PhosMassive Light damage to a foe.
Remove 1 buff.
All allies gain Shield (1000)Next ATK received will be ineffective for a fixed amount
Strength: 1000Duration: Indefinite
.
  • Dispels 1 buff and provides Shield (1000)Next ATK received will be ineffective for a fixed amount
    Strength: 1000Duration: Indefinite
    on C.A.

Premium Draw Options

WARNING!
Players should not uncap weapons in this list using Damascus Ingots, Gold Bricks or duplicates until they reach a point in their progression to fully understand their value.
Weapon Element Source Charge Attack Comments

Galilei's Insight
Flash Gala  
Tyros WonderMassive Water damage to a foe.
Gain Shield (3500)Next ATK received will be ineffective for a fixed amount
Strength: 3500Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
and Unchallenged (1 time)Next DMG received will be ineffective
Duration: Indefinite
.
After 4★:
Shield (3500)Next ATK received will be ineffective for a fixed amount
Strength: 3500Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
now affects all allies.
Also remove 1 debuff from all allies.
  • Shield (3500)Next ATK received will be ineffective for a fixed amount
    Strength: 3500Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
    On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
    and Unchallenged (1 time)Next DMG received will be ineffective
    Duration: Indefinite
    provide valuable sustain in harder content.
  • Removes one debuff on C.A.

Claíomh Solais Díon
Flash Gala  
Shamed Be Whoever Bears EvilMassive Wind damage to a foe.
Gain Shield (3500)Next ATK received will be ineffective for a fixed amount
Strength: 3500Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
and Unchallenged (1 time)Next DMG received will be ineffective
Duration: Indefinite
.
After 4★:
Shield (3500)Next ATK received will be ineffective for a fixed amount
Strength: 3500Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
now affects all allies.
Also remove 1 debuff from all allies.
  • Even at 0★, this weapon provides very strong weapon skills provided you meet its requirement.
  • Shield (3500)Next ATK received will be ineffective for a fixed amount
    Strength: 3500Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
    On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
    and Unchallenged (1 time)Next DMG received will be ineffective
    Duration: Indefinite
    provide valuable sustain in harder content.
  • Removes one debuff on C.A.

Skeletal Eclipse
Premium Gala  
Calamitous RainMassive Dark damage to a foe.
Inflict 25% ATK DownATK is lowered
Strength: 25%Duration: 180 seconds
and 25% DEF DownDEF is lowered
Strength: 25%Duration: 180 seconds
on all foes.
After 4★:
Also inflict DelayReduce a foe's filled charge diamonds by 1
on all foes.
  • Inflicts DelayReduce a foe's filled charge diamonds by 1
    on C.A. which can be useful in harder content.

References