What is the best build in Final Fantasy 16?

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Combat in Final Fantasy 16

The best build in Final Fantasy 16 uses the abilities, gear, and quests to get the most out of Clive. Though seemingly simplistic, there's quite a lot you can do to make your gear just a little better.

In this guide, we'll go over the best Final Fantasy 16 build, from which abilities are worth thinking about, how to upgrade your gear, and why you should care about hunts.

What is the best build in Final Fantasy 16?

Generally speaking, you don't have to worry too much about your specific build for most of Final Fantasy 16, as it takes you through how to get new gear and even has a recommended abilities section. If you don't want to worry too much about where you put your points, you can press the middle button on PS5 in the abilities tab to automatically spend them on recommended skills.

If you do care about your abilities and want to build out your character, you should aim to spread out your ability points evenly between your Eikons. From here, you can flit between them in battle, making sure to always have a special move built up.

"Rising Flames" is a super solid Phoenix ability that does high damage to single enemies. Follow this up with "Flames of Rebirth" that does AOE damage and heals you up at the same time. After this, commit some points to upgrade your Limit Break, which increases damage and regenerates health - a great combo.

After this, take a look at your gear. Generally speaking, you should upgrade your weapons and gear whenever they are available at the Blacksmith. You are given the resources via missions so you never really have to hoard them.

Final Fantasy 16 abilities tree
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Why are hunts helpful in your Final Fantasy 16 build?

Once you have a Final Fantasy 16 build that works, your next step is to start doing the hunts. These will give you resources that get you very good items from the Blacksmith later on. Read all about the Blacksmith's Blues mission here to find out how to get the best gear from him.

Now that you know how to get the best build in Final Fantasy 16, you may want more information on the game. If so, here are the best abilities in Final Fantasy 16, how to get a Chocobo in Final Fantasy 16, and how to save in Final Fantasy 16.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Final Fantasy 16 page.