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Ratings

Io Icon Gamewith.png 7.5This character's rating from GameWith out of 10 Icon Kamigame.png 6.0This character's rating from Kamigame out of 10. This rating is intended for advanced players. 🔰 3This character's beginner rating from Kamigame out of 5. This rating is intended for beginners and is a separate evaluation from the advanced player rating. Label Type Heal.png Label Race Human.png Label Weapon Staff.png
Npc m 3030006000 01.jpg
  • Role: Attacker/Support/Healer
  • Given to you early on in the story.
  • Clear and Heal II provide decent protection in the early game.
  • By the time you've progressed far enough in the story to uncap her, you will have better options.

Overview

Io is the third story character to join the party, after Npc s 3030005000 01.jpg Katalina and Npc s 3030008000 01.jpg Rackam. However, she offers little to the party compared to fellow Water-element Katalina—a small AoE skill, debuff removal (when Katalina prevents them), and an okay heal (with a healing cap only 200 HP higher than Katalina's at base).

After her 5★ uncap, unlocked after clearing Chapter 100 Story: The Watcher Acts , she still remains rather mediocre for her investment. However, she has some niche uses, such as in SR Arcarum teams where her AoE is useful or for use in Full Auto teams.

How to Play

Io's standard kit is extremely simple to understand; Ability Ice.png FreezeSmall Water damage to all foes.
At level 55:
Damage increased.
At level 90:
Also gain Status Uplift.pngCharge Bar +30%Instantly boosts Charge Bar by 30%
Strength: 30%
chips away HP, and Ability Clear.png ClearRemove 1 debuff from all allies. and Ability Heal.png Heal IIRestore all allies' HP (Healing cap: 1200). are used as needed. Her 5★ uncap changes little; it adds Status Uplift.pngCharge Bar +30%Instantly boosts Charge Bar by 30%
Strength: 30%
to Freeze, while Ability Stargaze.png StargazeRemove Status Confusion Barrier.pngConfusion BarrierTaking 80% less DMG
from all foes.
All allies gain Status Armored.pngArmoredChance of lowering DMG taken
Duration: 3 turns
and Status Veil.pngDebuff Res. UpDebuff resistance is boosted
Duration: 3 turns
.
only has defensive purposes.

Full Auto

After reaching level 90, Io can shine in Full Auto teams focused on 1-turn burst damage. It requires some specific components, such as Class 300301 sw icon.pngChrysaor MC, a 3★ Summon s 2040157000.jpg Huanglong as a main or support summon, the +30% Crew charge bar boost, and a relatively strong grid, but players who can fulfill its requirements can quickly clear battles without focusing on them.

With the above setup, Io in second position can reach 90% charge bar on Turn 1 on her own, which will allow her to use her C.A. thanks to Chrysaor's Ability Dual Arts.png Dual ArtsGain Status C.A. Reactivation.pngC.A. ReactivationCharge attack reactivates
Duration: 2 turns
.
(Can only be used when an auxiliary weaponA sabre or katana of the same element as the main weapon equipped in the top-left slot of the sub weapon section is equipped.)
. Because she has 2 green-border skills (which aren't used by Full Auto), she only uses the other 2 skills, saving time in the long run compared to many of her alternatives. Sufficiently powerful grids can use her even when she's off-element and she's just being used to get a fourth party member to use their C.A.

Synergy

Extended Mastery Perks

Io Pts: 4
ZenithAtk.pngATK
★☆☆★★☆★★★
+500+800+1000
ZenithDef.pngDEF
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithHP.pngHP
★☆☆★★☆★★★
250500750
ZenithDebuffRes.pngDebuff Resistance
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithHealing.pngHealing
★☆☆★★☆★★★
10%15%20%
☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ★☆☆
ZenithAtk.pngATK
★☆☆★★☆★★★
+500+800+1000
ZenithDef.pngDEF
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithHP.pngHP
★☆☆★★☆★★★
250500750
ZenithDA.pngDouble Attack Rate
★☆☆★★☆★★★
3%5%6%
ZenithCritHit.pngCritical Hit
★☆☆★★☆★★★
12% chance for 12% more DMG20% chance for 20% more DMG25% chance for 25% more DMG
☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆
ZenithAtk.pngATK
★☆☆★★☆★★★
+500+800+1000
ZenithDA.pngDouble Attack Rate
★☆☆★★☆★★★
3%5%6%
ZenithHealing.pngHealing
★☆☆★★☆★★★
10%15%20%
ZenithHealing.pngHealing
★☆☆★★☆★★★
10%15%20%
ZenithSupportSkill.pngBoost to all allies' healing cap
☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ★☆☆ ★☆☆ ★☆☆
Last update: 2017-08-15

Gamewith's recommended EMP build for Io.

Priorities

Prioritise healing first, followed by her extended mastery support skill. After this, take critical, DA and ATK to strengthen her.

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