Macula Marius/Strategy

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Overview

Macula Marius excels at crowd control. Her AoE skill is auto-cast when an enemy has her Charge Attack debuff, and she inflicts Status AttackDown.pngATK DownATK is lowered
, Status Gravity.pngGravitySpecial attack max charge turn is extended
, and Status Glaciate 1.pngGlaciateHP is lowered each turn / Multiattack rate is lowered
on all foes. Once she's whittled down the enemy's numbers, she has a single-target damage skill with Status Gravity.pngDelayReduce a foe's charge diamonds by 1
attached, which is double-cast if she has 5 Status Deluge Crest 5.pngDeluge CrestWater magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
—which she can provide for herself.

At the same time, her personal damage is only average. Her support skill that boosts all Water allies' Skill DMG specs based on their Status Deluge Crest.pngDeluge CrestWater magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
stacks is effective even when she is a sub ally. As a result, as a front-line party member, she is better-suited for long and/or difficult content where her crowd control becomes useful.

Strengths

  • Good in battles against multiple enemies or when the enemy's C.A. should be avoided as much as possible.
  • Self-reliant for Status Deluge Crest.pngDeluge CrestWater magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
    stacks through her skills and C.A.
  • Skill charge attack.png JotunheimMassive Water damage to a foe.
    Inflict Status Crystallize 1.pngCrystallizeMacula Marius's skill Froststar Gale activates at end of turn
    Base Accuracy: 100%Duration: 1.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
    On the next turn, it'll have 1 turn remaining.
    .
    Restore 20% of all allies' HP (Healing cap: 1200).
    provides a party-wide heal for sustain, and auto-activates Ability Froststar Gale.png Froststar Gale300% Water damage to all foes (Damage cap: ~320,000). (Boost to damage specsDamage and damage cap based on number of Deluge Crests.)
    Gain Status Deluge Crest 1.pngDeluge CrestWater magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
    Duration: Indefinite
    and Status Uplift.pngCharge Bar +10%Instantly boosts Charge Bar by 10%
    Strength: 10%
    .
    while an enemy has Status Crystallize.pngCrystallizeMacula Marius's skill Froststar Gale activates at end of turn
    Duration: 1.5
    .
  • Consistent C.A. output thanks to Froststar Gale's Status Uplift.pngCharge Bar +10%Instantly boosts Charge Bar by 10%
    Strength: 10%
    per cast.
  • Ability Hail Storm.png Hail Storm500% Water damage to a foe (Damage cap: ~630,000).
    Inflict Status Gravity.pngDelayReduce a foe's charge diamonds by 1
    Base Accuracy: 100%
    .
    (When Macula has 5 Status Deluge Crest.pngDeluge CrestWater magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
    :
    Activates twice.)
    is double-cast once she reaches 5 Status Deluge Crest 5.pngDeluge CrestWater magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
    , including the Status Gravity.pngDelayReduce a foe's charge diamonds by 1
    effect.
  • Icon Support Skill.png Frigid MaidenBoost to Water allies' skill specs based on their number of Status Deluge Crest.pngDeluge CrestWater magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
    .
    (Boost to skill specs takes effect even when Macula Marius is a sub ally.)
    works as a sub ally, making her useful in Deluge Crest parties without taking up a front-line slot.

Weaknesses

  • Average damage output and ramp-up time for Deluge Crest stacks makes her less ideal for short content.
  • 7-turn cooldown on Ability Hail Storm.png Hail Storm500% Water damage to a foe (Damage cap: ~630,000).
    Inflict Status Gravity.pngDelayReduce a foe's charge diamonds by 1
    Base Accuracy: 100%
    .
    (When Macula has 5 Status Deluge Crest.pngDeluge CrestWater magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
    :
    Activates twice.)
    is relatively long and makes double Status Gravity.pngDelayReduce a foe's charge diamonds by 1
    near-necessary.
  • Does not supply party-wide Deluge Crests for Icon Support Skill.png Frigid MaidenBoost to Water allies' skill specs based on their number of Status Deluge Crest.pngDeluge CrestWater magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
    .
    (Boost to skill specs takes effect even when Macula Marius is a sub ally.)
    .

How to Play

  • Ability Froststar Gale.png Froststar Gale300% Water damage to all foes (Damage cap: ~320,000). (Boost to damage specsDamage and damage cap based on number of Deluge Crests.)
    Gain Status Deluge Crest 1.pngDeluge CrestWater magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
    Duration: Indefinite
    and Status Uplift.pngCharge Bar +10%Instantly boosts Charge Bar by 10%
    Strength: 10%
    .
    is the cornerstone of Marius' kit. On its own, it's extremely straightforward; the only time you wouldn't use it is when you would waste its Status Uplift.pngCharge Bar +10%Instantly boosts Charge Bar by 10%
    Strength: 10%
    effect. (Even then, you may choose to use it if she isn't at maximum Status Deluge Crest 5.pngDeluge CrestWater magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
    stacks.)
    • Status Crystallize.pngCrystallizeMacula Marius's skill Froststar Gale activates at end of turn
      Duration: 1.5
      , inflicted by her Charge Attack, casts Froststar Gale as long as an enemy was afflicted by it. Even if the afflicted enemy is defeated while Crystallize is active, Froststar Gale will still activate. She can gain up to 2 Deluge Crests and 20% Charge Bar after every C.A., a great boon for players who have no other source of it (and even for players that do). Each Deluge Crest stack increases Froststar Gale's damage as well, helping her deal more damage over time.
  • In an ideal scenario, Marius would reach 5 Crest stacks before she needs to use Ability Hail Storm.png Hail Storm500% Water damage to a foe (Damage cap: ~630,000).
    Inflict Status Gravity.pngDelayReduce a foe's charge diamonds by 1
    Base Accuracy: 100%
    .
    (When Macula has 5 Status Deluge Crest.pngDeluge CrestWater magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
    :
    Activates twice.)
    . In reality, most enemies won't wait around that long, so you may need to judge whether you want to use the single Delay now and wait for the 7-turn cooldown, or if you want to take the hit now and get to 5 Crest stacks before using it.
  • Ability Glacial Tundra.png Glacial TundraInflict Status AttackDown.png25% ATK DownATK is lowered
    Strength: 25%Base Accuracy: 100%Duration: 180 secondsStacking: Single
    , Status Gravity.pngGravitySpecial attack max charge turn is extended
    Base Accuracy: 100%Duration: 180 seconds
    , and Status Glaciate 3.pngGlaciateHP is lowered each turn / Multiattack rate is lowered
    Strength: 9999 DMGBase Accuracy: 100%Duration: 3 turns
    on all foes.
    inflicts three useful debuffs on all foes. Status Gravity.pngGravitySpecial attack max charge turn is extended
    in particular, together with double Delay, effectively buys 3 extra turns before the enemy reuses their Charge Attack.

Because Marius boosts her charge bar through Froststar Gale and its auto-activations, she is better placed in earlier party slots (as a front-line member), providing party members after her with 10% charge bar every time she uses her C.A.

In parties that make use of Deluge Crests, she makes a fine addition to the back-line if there is better synergy among other front-line characters.

Synergy

  • Marius' self-sufficient nature means she really only wants multiattack buffs and damage/debuff mitigation, making her easy to slot into teams.
  • Because Marius provides a lot of skill-based damage, which is the easiest damage source to reach cap, Skill DMG Cap-boosting weapons work well with her.
  • Alternate sources of Status Deluge Crest.pngDeluge CrestWater magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
    are needed to use her optimally.

Characters

  • List of Water Staff characters for Weapon s 1040410200.jpg Atma Staff synergy.
  • Npc s 3040007000 01.jpg Lily (5★): The two work well in long battles with their healing, damage mitigation, and crowd control. Marius' Primal race works with most other Water Staff characters for Lily's Icon Support Skill.png Envoy of the CrystaliaBoost to Lily's ATKUnique modifier based on number of main allies' racesCalled "Types" in-game. and Ability Ice.png Frozen Gale150%-200% Water damage to all foes (Damage cap: ~420,000).
    Inflict Status Glaciate 3.pngGlaciateHP is lowered each turn / Multiattack rate is lowered
    Strength: 9999 DMG /Base Accuracy: 90%Duration: 3 turns
    .
    At level 75:
    Damage increased to 250%-350%.
    At level 100:
    Damage increased to 400%.
    Damage cap increased to ~500,000.
    Status Glaciate 3.pngGlaciateHP is lowered each turn / Multiattack rate is lowered
    Strength: 9999 DMG /Base Accuracy: 100%Duration: 3 turns
    success rate increased to 100%.
    Also inflict 10% Status AttackDownStack.pngATK Down (Stackable)ATK is lowered (Stackable)
    Strength: 10% (Max: 40%)Base Accuracy: 95%Duration: 180 seconds
    (Max: 40%) and 10% Status DefenseDownStack.pngDEF Down (Stackable)DEF is lowered (Stackable)
    Strength: 10% (Max: 40%)Base Accuracy: 95%Duration: 180 seconds
    (Max: 40%).
    When 2 or more races among main allies: Damage cap increased to ~600,000.
    When 3 or more races among main allies: Activates twice.
    (at Level 100), and Status Glaciate 1.pngGlaciateHP is lowered each turn / Multiattack rate is lowered
    boosts Lily's C.A. specs while Frozen Gale is on cooldown. Meanwhile, Lily provides party-wide Deluge Crest stacks every 8 turns, and Ability Barrier.png Silverfrost BarrierAll allies gain Status Fire Cut 70.png70% Fire CutFire DMG is cut 70%
    Duration: 1 turn
    Lvl 55: 2 turnsFire Damage Cut.
    .
    At level 90:
    All allies also gain Status Deluge Crest 1.pngDeluge CrestWater magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
    Duration: Indefinite
    .
    Lily also gains Status Spring Breeze 3.pngSpring Breeze (3 times)White Heal activates when a foe uses a special attack (Can't be removed)
    Duration: Indefinite
    .
    reduces incoming damage and can handle most debuffs.
    • In teams relying on double-casting Frozen Gale150%-200% Water damage to all foes (Damage cap: ~420,000).
      Inflict Status Glaciate 3.pngGlaciateHP is lowered each turn / Multiattack rate is lowered
      Strength: 9999 DMG /Base Accuracy: 90%Duration: 3 turns
      .
      At level 75:
      Damage increased to 250%-350%.
      At level 100:
      Damage increased to 400%.
      Damage cap increased to ~500,000.
      Status Glaciate 3.pngGlaciateHP is lowered each turn / Multiattack rate is lowered
      Strength: 9999 DMG /Base Accuracy: 100%Duration: 3 turns
      success rate increased to 100%.
      Also inflict 10% Status AttackDownStack.pngATK Down (Stackable)ATK is lowered (Stackable)
      Strength: 10% (Max: 40%)Base Accuracy: 95%Duration: 180 seconds
      (Max: 40%) and 10% Status DefenseDownStack.pngDEF Down (Stackable)DEF is lowered (Stackable)
      Strength: 10% (Max: 40%)Base Accuracy: 95%Duration: 180 seconds
      (Max: 40%).
      When 2 or more races among main allies: Damage cap increased to ~600,000.
      When 3 or more races among main allies: Activates twice.
      for debuffs/damage, Marius is anti-synergistic with Npc s 3040190000 01.jpg Europa / Npc s 3040226000 01.jpg Europa (Summer), who is also Primal. (In most cases, Europa will take a front-line slot while Marius stays in the back, but this may vary.)

Weapons

  • Weapon s 1040415000.jpg Staff of Repudiation or Weapon s 1040415100.jpg Staff of Renunciation: Both weapons grant the party a stack of Status Deluge Crest.pngDeluge CrestWater magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
    on charge attack for Marius' Icon Support Skill.png Frigid MaidenBoost to Water allies' skill specs based on their number of Status Deluge Crest.pngDeluge CrestWater magic is amplified (Max: 5 / Can't be removed)
    .
    (Boost to skill specs takes effect even when Macula Marius is a sub ally.)
    , even if she's in the backline.

Extended Mastery Perks

Macula Marius Pts: 12
ZenithAtk.pngATK
★☆☆★★☆★★★
+500+800+1000
ZenithDef.pngDEF
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithDebuffRes.pngDebuff Resistance
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithODA.pngOverdrive Attack
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithModeBar.pngOverdrive Curbed
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆
ZenithAtk.pngATK
★☆☆★★☆★★★
+500+800+1000
ZenithDef.pngDEF
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithHP.pngHP
★☆☆★★☆★★★
250500750
ZenithWaterAtk.pngWater ATK Up
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithCADmg.pngCharge Attack Damage
★☆☆★★☆★★★
10%15%20%
☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ★★★ ★★★
ZenithSkillDmgCap.pngSkill Damage Cap
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithDebuffAcc.pngDebuff Success Rate Up
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithDebuffAcc.pngDebuff Success Rate Up
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithHealing.pngHealing
★☆☆★★☆★★★
10%15%20%
ZenithSupportSkill.pngFire DMG reduction to all allies.
★★★ ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ★★★ ☆☆☆
Last update: 2019-04-19

Gamewith's recommended EMP build for Macula Marius.

Priorities

Because of Marius' 100% base accuracy on her debuffs, prioritizing other EMP nodes first is fine. First priorities should be Water ATK Up, Skill DMG Cap, C.A. DMG, and Healing. In higher-level content, you may wish to take her Debuff Success nodes as well. Because her EMP support skill has not yet been implemented, keeping your options open is also recommended.

Macula Marius Pts: 14
ZenithAtk.pngATK
★☆☆★★☆★★★
+500+800+1000
ZenithDef.pngDEF
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithDebuffRes.pngDebuff Resistance
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithODA.pngOverdrive Attack
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithModeBar.pngOverdrive Curbed
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆
ZenithAtk.pngATK
★☆☆★★☆★★★
+500+800+1000
ZenithDef.pngDEF
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithHP.pngHP
★☆☆★★☆★★★
250500750
ZenithWaterAtk.pngWater ATK Up
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithCADmg.pngCharge Attack Damage
★☆☆★★☆★★★
10%15%20%
☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ☆☆☆ ★☆☆ ★☆☆
ZenithSkillDmgCap.pngSkill Damage Cap
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithDebuffAcc.pngDebuff Success Rate Up
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithDebuffAcc.pngDebuff Success Rate Up
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithHealing.pngHealing
★☆☆★★☆★★★
10%15%20%
ZenithSupportSkill.pngFire DMG reduction to all allies.
★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ★★★ ☆☆☆
Last update: 2019-04-16

Kamigame's recommended EMP build for Macula Marius.

Priorities

Macula makes for an outstanding debuffer and support unit, with ATK Down, Gravity, Glaciate, and Delay (double Delay at 5 Deluge Crest stacks). As a result, prioritize her Debuff Success for longer battles, then take Skill DMG Cap and Healing. Put some points into Water ATK and C.A. CMG if needed.

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