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It's time to revisit Lucia's weapons for October 2023. We'll sort her weapons according to their usefulness in clearing content, efficiency in certain builds, and potential use as a sub-weapon.
|S Tier||• Bald Eagle|
• Barn Swallow
• Black Rifle
|A Tier||• Mad Minute|
• Pulse Gun
• Rifle of Levin
• Serpent Eater
• Tranquilizer Gun
|B Tier||• V39|
Bald Eagle deals non-elemental physical damage to one enemy while reducing ice resistance. It's one of the best weapons for increasing physical attack and also boosts ice potency. With its high attack base stat, it's a top choice. The third support materia slot increases ice damage by 30%. Adding a Blizzara Blow materia there makes Lucia a formidable force. It pairs well with her Black Rifle for a physical attack build and can also be used as a sub-weapon for physical damage dealers like Cloud. It's 100% worth investing in and deserves a spot on your wishlist.
Barn Swallow is one of the few weapons that can deal bonus damage to diamond sigils. It's worth investing in just for this unique feature. It boasts a fairly high physical attack base stat. However, the abilities don't quite match since they increase magic attack and lightning resistance. Despite this, it also deals physical non-elemental damage to a single enemy with a crit rate of 10%. This makes it a great sub-weapon for mages.
The Black Rifle is another one of Lucia's unique weapons. This one has the ability to cause silence, and some bosses are not immune to it, so take advantage of that. It deals physical non-elemental damage to a single enemy with a 10% crit rate. Additionally, it boosts physical attack and critical potency. Both of these are offensive abilities that complement the stats of this weapon. With its high physical attack base stat, it can serve as both a primary weapon or a secondary weapon alongside her Bald Eagle. It's also a great sub-weapon for physical damage dealers. Overall, it's one of the best weapons to invest in and possibly overboost.
Mad Minute has fairly average base stats, which is understandable since it's a support weapon. It decreases the magic attack of a single enemy while dealing physical non-elemental damage. It provides some survivability with its HP boost and some damage with the ability potency boost. This is a good investment if you don't have any other debuffer on the team. However, it's not particularly useful as a sub-weapon for boosting HP since the Tonberry weapons do a better job.
The Pulse Gun deals AoE magical wind damage and boosts both attack and wind potency. It's a really good niche weapon, especially when the stage requires wind damage. The third support materia slot increases o sigil damage, making it a good sub-weapon for increasing attack if the unit is already capped in physical or magical attack. It pairs well with the Barn Swallow for a mage build.
Rifle of Levin
This is a free and farmable weapon from Ramuh. It deals single target lightning damage based on magic attack. It also increases water resistance and attack. It's worth investing in at higher star levels and pairs well with the Barn Swallow for a mage build. It's also a good sub-weapon for boosting water resistance.
Serpent Eater deals physical water damage to a single enemy and has a fairly high magic attack, though average physical attack base stats. It boosts HP and water potency. It could have been a great water DPS weapon, but the first ability brings it down, and the base stats don't align well with the damage type of the weapon. It can be a good investment against Ramuh but is limited in use in other content. It can also boost HP as a sub-weapon.
This weapon has a fairly high magic attack base stat and turns Lucia into a magic defense buffer for a single target. It also heals a bit of HP, boosts HP, and lightning potency. Its third support materia slot increases buff/debuff time by 20%. Slotting a barrier materia in there allows Lucia to buff both defenses. However, I wouldn't recommend investing in this weapon unless you really need the magic defense buff.
Tranquilizer Gun is Lucia's self-healing weapon that also removes poison and darkness. It has average base stats, except for healing potency. It boosts healing potency by a significant amount and ability potency. This is a good investment for a healer sub-weapon and might have use for Lucia in solo clears or farming with two underleveled characters.
V39 deals AoE physical non-elemental damage and boosts attack and fire resistance. It has a fairly high physical attack stat. Placing materia in the third support materia slot boosts ice ability damage by 30%. However, it's not really worth investing in since there are better ice weapons available for her.