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Yaia Icon Gamewith.png 8.5This character's rating from GameWith out of 10 Icon Kamigame.png 8.0This 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 Special.png Label Race Draph.png Label Weapon Sabre.png
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  • Role: Support
  • Party-wide ATK/DEF boost as a passive.
  • Can negate single-target enemy charge attacks at full HP with Status DefenseUp.pngOther SelfTakes no DMG or debuffs while in effect
    Duration: 1 turn
    and Status Substitute.pngSubstituteReceives foe attack in place of an ally
    (Excludes all-foe all-ally attacks)
    Duration: 1 turn
    .
  • 50% ATK/DEF Up granted from her charge attack.
  • Excels in Kengo setups thanks to the Chain Burst DMG buffs from her 5* charge attack.

Overview

While very straightforward, Yaia is deceptively powerful due to the massive heal, Status AttackUp.pngATK UpATK is boosted
, and Status DefenseUp.pngDEF UpDEF is boosted
attached to her charge attack, along with her support skill giving a passive boost to ATK, DEF, and later Critical Hit for all other allies.

Not only does she provide a very respectable stop-gap before acquiring more powerful buffers (such as Cagliostro or Mahira), but she can make teams nearly invulnerable when combined with other sources of healing or mitigation, such as from Sara or the Priest and Knight class-lines.

Strengths

  • Has powerful buffs in her charge attacks that compensate for her lack of damage, especially in her 5★ version, Skill charge attack.png SmileI know you can do it!
    (Restore all other allies' HP [Healing cap: 2500] and grant Status AttackUp.png50% ATK UpATK is boosted
    Strength: 50%Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
    On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
    , Status DefenseUp.png50% DEF UpDEF is boosted
    Strength: 50%Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
    On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
    , Status Defiance.png30% C.B. DMG UpChain burst DMG is boosted
    Strength: 30%Duration: 0.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
    On the next turn, it'll have 0 turns remaining.
    and Status CB DMG Cap Up.png20% C.B. DMG Cap UpChain Burst DMG Cap Boosted
    Strength: 20%Duration: 0.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
    On the next turn, it'll have 0 turns remaining.
    .)
    .
  • Usable in High Level content with her buff skills and charge attack.
  • Ability Kramps.png Charley HorseCharley Horse will protect me!
    (Gain Status DefenseUp.pngDodge AllTakes no DMG or debuffs while in effect
    Duration: 1 turn
    .)
    At level 45:
    Also gain Status DoubleUp.png35% DA UpDouble attack rate is boosted
    Strength: 35%Duration: 1 turn
    .
    At level 90:
    Effect increased to Status DoubleUp.pngGuaranteed DAGuaranteed double attack regardless of Double Attack Lowered debuffs
    Duration: 1 turn
    .
    Also gain Status TripleUp.pngTA UpTriple attack rate is boosted
    Duration: 1 turn
    .
    If at max HP, also gain Status Substitute.pngSubstituteReceives foe attack in place of an ally
    (Excludes all-foe all-ally attacks)
    Duration: 1 turn
    .
    , after she reaches level 90, gives her Status Substitute.pngSubstituteReceives foe attack in place of an ally
    (Excludes all-foe all-ally attacks)
    when used at full HP, allowing her to tank dangerous single-target boss triggers in conjunction with its Status DefenseUp.pngDodge AllTakes no DMG or debuffs while in effect
    effect.

Weaknesses

  • Will not heal herself with her charge attack, so if she is the party's sole healer, she will be relying on her much weaker Status Heal.pngRefreshHP is restored on every turn
    if she takes damage.
  • In line with the above, the best use of Ability Kramps.png Charley HorseCharley Horse will protect me!
    (Gain Status DefenseUp.pngDodge AllTakes no DMG or debuffs while in effect
    Duration: 1 turn
    .)
    At level 45:
    Also gain Status DoubleUp.png35% DA UpDouble attack rate is boosted
    Strength: 35%Duration: 1 turn
    .
    At level 90:
    Effect increased to Status DoubleUp.pngGuaranteed DAGuaranteed double attack regardless of Double Attack Lowered debuffs
    Duration: 1 turn
    .
    Also gain Status TripleUp.pngTA UpTriple attack rate is boosted
    Duration: 1 turn
    .
    If at max HP, also gain Status Substitute.pngSubstituteReceives foe attack in place of an ally
    (Excludes all-foe all-ally attacks)
    Duration: 1 turn
    .
    , its Status Substitute.pngSubstituteReceives foe attack in place of an ally
    (Excludes all-foe all-ally attacks)
    , is compromised once Yaia is not at max HP. It can still be used to bypass all-enemy special attacks, however.
  • Does not have any form of debuff removal, making her dead weight if hit by debuffs that compromise healing (Status Zombie.pngZombifiedReceives DMG if healed
    , Status Held Under.pngHeld UnderHP is lowered every turn and can't be recovered / Attacks have a slight chance to miss
    ) or debuffs that stop her from acting or using her skills (Status Sleep.pngSleepCan't attack and takes big DMG (Ends upon taking DMG)
    Takes 25% more damage
    , Status CASeal.pngC.A. SealedCan't use charge attack
    , Status SkillSeal.pngSkill SealedCan't use skills
    ).
  • Cooldowns on her skills are rather long.

How to Play

Yaia has a very straightforward kit.

  • Attempt to charge attack as often as possible to heal and maintain her Status AttackUp.png50% ATK UpATK is boosted
    Strength: 50%Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
    On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
    and Status DefenseUp.png50% DEF UpDEF is boosted
    Strength: 50%Duration: 3.5 turnsApplied during the attack phase.
    On the next turn, it'll have 3 turns remaining.
    .
  • Use her Status DefenseUp.pngDodge AllTakes no DMG or debuffs while in effect
    and Status Heal.pngRefreshHP is restored on every turn
    as needed to mitigate her relative vulnerability (as her charge attack does not heal or buff herself).

Synergy

  • Any form of Status Uplift.pngUpliftedCharge bar is boosted on every turn
    , Status Uplift.pngCharge Bar Gain UpCharge bar gain is boosted
    , or ally Instant ChargeInstantly sets Charge Bar to 100%
    Unaffected by Charge Bar Gain status effects.
    No effect when afflicted by Shorted debuffs or when Charge Bar is above 100%.
    to feed her charge bar, such as from Eugen, Eahta, Aletheia, Vaseraga (Earth), etc.
  • Any form of multi-attack to accelerate her personal charge bar generation (i.e. Harpist-line classes, Four-Sky Blade Terra square.jpg Four-Sky Blade Terra's charge attack effect, or weapon skills).
  • Defensive utilities such as Damage Cut or Status Substitute.pngSubstituteReceives foe attack in place of an ally
    (Excludes all-foe all-ally attacks)
    to protect Yaia herself.
  • Using characters with 200% maximum charge bar, such as Kengo MC class or Eahta, will compensate for Yaia's lack of charge attack damage.
  • She sees niche use in Europa (Raid). At level 90, the Status DefenseUp.pngDodge AllTakes no DMG or debuffs while in effect
    on Ability Kramps.png Charley HorseCharley Horse will protect me!
    (Gain Status DefenseUp.pngDodge AllTakes no DMG or debuffs while in effect
    Duration: 1 turn
    .)
    At level 45:
    Also gain Status DoubleUp.png35% DA UpDouble attack rate is boosted
    Strength: 35%Duration: 1 turn
    .
    At level 90:
    Effect increased to Status DoubleUp.pngGuaranteed DAGuaranteed double attack regardless of Double Attack Lowered debuffs
    Duration: 1 turn
    .
    Also gain Status TripleUp.pngTA UpTriple attack rate is boosted
    Duration: 1 turn
    .
    If at max HP, also gain Status Substitute.pngSubstituteReceives foe attack in place of an ally
    (Excludes all-foe all-ally attacks)
    Duration: 1 turn
    .
    (provided she is at full health) allows her to bypass the deadly House of Thebes trigger, and her healing will keep party members alive through Europa's other specials.

Extended Mastery Perks

Yaia Pts: 11
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
ZenithCritHit.pngCritical Hit
★☆☆★★☆★★★
12% chance for 12% more DMG20% chance for 20% more DMG25% chance for 25% more DMG
ZenithWaterDmgDown.pngWater Damage Down
★☆☆★★☆★★★
2%4%5%
☆☆☆ ★☆☆ ☆☆☆ ★★★ ☆☆☆
ZenithModeBar.pngOverdrive Curbed
★☆☆★★☆★★★
5%8%10%
ZenithHostilityDown.pngHostility Down
★☆☆★★☆★★★
-3-4-5
ZenithHostilityDown.pngHostility Down
★☆☆★★☆★★★
-3-4-5
ZenithHealing.pngHealing
★☆☆★★☆★★★
10%15%20%
ZenithSupportSkill.pngSlight chance to dodge all attacks from foes
☆☆☆ ★☆☆ ★☆☆ ★★★ ☆☆☆
Last update: 2019-03-19

User:Zeze's extended mastery build for Yaia.

Take Healing first for its boost to her charge attack party heal and to boost the amount she gets healed by with Status Heal.pngRefreshHP is restored on every turn
. Then take Critical, and afterwards 1-2 ★s in both Hostility Down nodes to reduce her chances of getting targeted. Although Debuff Resistance isn't normally recommended as an EMP choice, as she has no way of removing debuffs, it is something to consider for her. 1 ★ in each DEF node is also recommended to boost her survivability, but everything after that is up to personal discretion.

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